20 of the Worst PC Setups August 2017 and more
Posted on: 09/12/2017 10:35 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2017
ADATA SX8000 M.2 512 GB SSD Review
All You Need To Know About The Intel Coffee Lake CPUs
ASRock Z270 Taichi Motherboard Review
BIOSTAR A320MH Pro Gaming Motherboard Review
Corsair K70 LUX RGB Review
Cougar Armor Gaming Chair
Creative Sound Blaster Roar Classic Lite Review
Edifier R1010BT Desktop Computer Speakers Review
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair review
GAMDIAS HERMES P1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptop reviewed
Microsoft fixing Windows 10 CU gaming performance issues
Noctua NF-A20 and NF-A12x15 Review
Raidmax Alpha Prime Case Review

20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2017
I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from August.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

ADATA SX8000 M.2 512 GB SSD Review
ADATA is in da house with their SX8000 M2 512 GB NVMe SSD. We review the PCIe Gen 3 based M2 MLC NAND based SSD which has been fitted with a simple heatsink and comes in a nice all dark PCB. Will it manage to impress?


Read full article @ Guru3D

All You Need To Know About The Intel Coffee Lake CPUs
Here is everything you need to know about the 8th Generation Intel Core desktop processors, codenamed *Coffee Lake*


Read full article @ Tech ARP

ASRock Z270 Taichi Motherboard Review
Intel's Z270 chipset has been out for almost a whole year, and today we will take a look at ASRock's Z270 Taichi. As competition in the consumer market has heated up since AMD launched its X370 platform, prices have fallen, and many have jumped on the bandwagon and are investing in new systems. The price of Intel's 7600K and 7700K are lower than ever, and the Z270 platform is still very relevant. The Z270 chipset supports Intel's 7700K, which is one of the fastest gaming CPUs currently on the market, and ASRock's Z270 Taichi is designed to harness all the potential of the CPUs. ASRock's Taichi line is focused on balance, with a ying-yang theme designed to offer all sides something. Let's take a look at what it has to offer.


Read full article @ TweakTown

BIOSTAR A320MH Pro Gaming Motherboard Review
While we typically take a look at X370 or B350 motherboards for the AM4 platform, today we are taking a look at an A320 chipset motherboard. AMD considers the A320 chipset to be mainstream, for those people who just want their system to work. The BIOSTAR A320MH Pro we are looking at today supports many features on top of what the CPU supports, but one of the best parts about the AM4 platform is that even chipsets such as the A320 support all Ryzen 7 CPUs such as the 1800X we are using today. Let's take a look at what this extremely affordable motherboard has to offer.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Corsair K70 LUX RGB Review
With their K70 LUX RGB, Corsair has a high-end keyboard in its portfolio, which can be ordered with all the different types of Cherry MX RGB switches. Therefore there is going to be a good looking backlight in combination with the typical typing feel the mechnical Cherry switches are so well-known for.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Cougar Armor Gaming Chair
Cougar decided to enter the gaming chair market with the help of pro gamers, which led to the creation of their Armor gaming chair. Its mid-range price of $250 and automobile seat bucket design make this chair a tempting proposition.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Creative Sound Blaster Roar Classic Lite Review
Creative have somewhat taken a step back with the Sound Blaster Roar Classic Lite. By taking away a shed load of features and presenting the market with a more elegant version of the Roar, cut down to its bare essentials. Fortunately it retains the bi-amplified design in a solid monologue chassis. The two 1.5" high frequency drivers are powered by a dedicated amp, and is supported by a powerful 2.5" subwoofer for the mids/lows, and to add a little richness, there are two large passive radiators on each side that help to widen the audio.


Read full article @ Vortez

Edifier R1010BT Desktop Computer Speakers Review
You certainly get what you pay for with the Edifier R1010BT, as they deliver decent sound and features for the price.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair review
These days nobody wants a beige box under or on his/her desk, so computer enthusiasts and gamers spend a lot of money on fancy cases and case modding products. Gaming chairs are a product that fits well with this audience, every desktop PC gamer needs a chair so the target market for companies that can convince gamers to spend a bit more on a chair is massive. The subject of this review is the Champion gaming chair from Ewin Racing. It's one of the lesser known gaming chair brands but the company behind Ewin Racing is not a newcomer in the chair market.


Read full article @ DV Hardware

GAMDIAS HERMES P1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Since this keyboard does arrive with the exact same switch model as the ROCCAT Suora FX, we have had a similar overall experience when using it while playing games such as Kritika Online, Agents of Mayhem, Black Desert Online or Secret World Legends. The unified HERA software offers plenty of configuration options (does have a portable version available as well), while several options can be accessed right from the keyboard, thanks to the multitude of function keys. We do get a free plastic wrist rest in the package and the custom keycaps do look great when the LED lighting is activated.


Read full article @ MadShrimps

Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptop reviewed
My five-year-old son has an aggravating way of responding to decisions. If I present him with two options, he will invariably try to get both. If I try to offer him spaghetti or pizza for dinner, for example, he'll say "spaghetti and pizza!" He's either a horribly indecisive child or a budding logical prodigy, but I'm not sure which.

To be fair to him, though, many of us dislike making choices, especially when we have the nagging feeling that we're being presented with a false dilemma. When purchasing laptops, consumers are often asked to choose between devices that can play games capably and devices that are truly portable. But why? With all of the recent emphasis on power efficiency from Intel and Nvidia, why can't we have laptops that are both powerful and portable?

With the Aero 15 gaming notebook, Gigabyte appears to be letting gamers have their cake and eat it, too. Within a slim and light package, the Aero 15 packs some serious gaming hardware. Add to that the promise of all-day battery life, and Gigabyte's latest notebook starts to look like a "best of both worlds" device that's equally effective as a portable productivity machine and a plugged-in gaming rig.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Microsoft fixing Windows 10 CU gaming performance issues
And Microsoft has increased the Windows Store device limit from 10 to 2,000, says report.


Read full article @ Hexus

Noctua NF-A20 and NF-A12x15 Review
As announced at Computex earlier this year, Noctua have been working on their next-generation of cooling fans for the last few years and they, along with a host of new accessorises, are finally set to launch. The new cooling fans themselves are collectively known as the A-Series and today we will be looking at the models most likely to be used by home consumers - the 200mm 'NF-A20' and the slimline 120mm 'NF-A12x15'. Whilst Noctua's chosen naming convention can initially seem bewildering, it's somewhat necessary given the wide range of cooling products that they actually produce and sell to varying markets.


Read full article @ Vortez

Raidmax Alpha Prime Case Review
Alpha Prime adds glass and RGB fans to the budget-priced Raidmax Alpha gaming case. Is this the recipe for enthusiast nirvana?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware




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