6-core/12-thread Core i7 for $200, i7-5820K Revisited and more
Posted on: 01/12/2018 10:48 AM

Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:

6-core/12-thread Core i7 for $200, i7-5820K Revisited
Asetek 545LC AIO 92 mm AIO Review
ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula Review
Ballistix Sport LT 32GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM on ASRock X299E-ITX/AC Review
Corsair Hydro H150i Pro RGB CPU Cooler Review
Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless v2.0 Gaming Headset Review
Das Keyboard Prime 13 Review
Dobot Rigiet Gimbal Review
FSP CMT210 Mid-Tower PC Case Review
Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive Review
Kingston DataTraveler Bolt Duo 64GB Flash Drive Review
MSI X370 Gaming M7 ACK AMD Ryzen Motherboard Review
Nitro Concepts S300 Review
PowerColor Red Devil RX VEGA 56 8GB HBM2 Review
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W Power Supply Review

6-core/12-thread Core i7 for $200, i7-5820K Revisited
Released in August 2014 for a reasonable $390 -- the most affordable Haswell-E processor available at the time -- Intel's hexa-core Core i7-5820K has proven popular among enthusiast builders over the years and it's about time we see how it compares against more modern CPUs.

Today, the chip can be purchased for nearly half the price it originally fetched and we managed to find one online for around $200, which seems to be about the going price.

By default, the 5820K works at a base frequency of 3.3GHz but depending on the workload it can boost up to 3.6GHz (a mild increase, admittedly) and it also packs 15MB of L3 cache alongside 1.5MB of L2 cache, which was a significant increase over the mainstream Core i7 range back in 2014.


Read full article @ TechSpot

Asetek 545LC AIO 92 mm AIO Review
In the world of small form factor builds, limited choices are a normality. One such ‘easy’ choice is present when it comes to choose an 92 mm AIO. So far there are only two. A very interesting one from Cooler Master, the MasterLiquid Maker and the one that we are reviewing today, a standard/classic layout, the Asetek 545LC.

Well, why do we need such a small AIO? Well, scroll down to find out.


Read full article @ Glob3trotters

ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula Review
Let's check out the stylish and lovely looking ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula, a €419,- costing Z370 motherboard with intricate style for the enthusiast PC DiY crowd. It has distinguishing looks, an awesome OLED display and some of the most spectacular looks thanks to a very erudite RGB LED system.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Ballistix Sport LT 32GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM on ASRock X299E-ITX/AC Review
Today’s review will be a bit different than a typical memory review. We will present something new and somehow unusual but I hope it will be interesting article. What can be new you may ask. In this review you will see how well known Ballistix Sport 4x8GB SODIMM modules work on the latest ASRock X299E-ITX/AC motherboard so quad channel memory on mini ITX platform!

Laptop memory on a desktop high-end platform ? It really works but how well you can find out in this article.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

Corsair Hydro H150i Pro RGB CPU Cooler Review
Corsair has updated their line-up of Hydro Series series of AIO liquid coolers. The Corsair Hydro H150i Pro RGB 360mm CPU cooler is among their latest offerings. Their new line of coolers includes the Corsair H115i Pro RGB of the 280mm variety, and shares the same functionality with this larger 360mm unit. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I focus on the Corsair Hydro H150i Pro RGB and compare it to some other AIO units I have tested in the past. Let’s find out how well the H150i Pro stacks up to the competition.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless v2.0 Gaming Headset Review
Creative's Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless is a mouthful. The important part is that it's wireless. We put it through its paces in our sound lab.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Das Keyboard Prime 13 Review
We review the Das Keyboard Prime 13. Das Keyboard is one of the more mainstream names in the mechanical keyboard space that isn't primarily making "gaming" boards. The flagship Das Keyboard lineup has gone through several revisions over the years (currently the Das Keyboard 4) but has always stuck to a minimalist feature set with optional blank keycaps—they don't even have LEDs, let alone RGB LEDs. The Das Keyboard Prime 13 is an attractive alternative that includes LED backlighting at a lower price than the Das Keyboard 4.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Dobot Rigiet Gimbal Review
The Dobot Rigiet is a user friendly gimbal equipped with three precision motors for 0.01 degrees accuracy. This gadget ensures that your recording is stable, whether you use a smartphone or an action camera.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

FSP CMT210 Mid-Tower PC Case Review
I'll be reviewing FSP's first ever PC chassis with their CMT210 gaming oriented ATX mid-tower PC case. The CMT210 aims to provide those on a budget a modern PC chassis with lots of cooling capabilities, a sleek interior layout providing lots of expansion abilities including showcasing your SSDs up front, support for both tall air coolers and water cooling, support for lengthy high-end graphics cards, and closing it up with a clear side panel. All of this can be had for a competitive $59.99 USD and I'll be testing the FSP CMT210 to see if it makes your money go the extra mile and is a worthy platform to invest in.


Read full article @ ModSynergy.com

Halos CatDrive 1TB Networked Drive Review
CatDrive is a new product from Halos that is currently in crowd funding on Indiegogo. The concept is fairly simple, a private storage device that is designed to be a multi-user, auto back up device you can access from anywhere. Since it is your own device you won't be paying monthly fees for cloud storage either. Inside the white or black housing is a 1TB 5400 rpm drive, with a dual core processor and 512MB of DDR memory.


Read full article @ Bigbruin.com

Kingston DataTraveler Bolt Duo 64GB Flash Drive Review
Couple of days ago we could see typical but still great performing and high quality flash drive from Kingston – DataTraveler Elite G2 , while today we will present the Bolt Duo so flash drive designed for iPhone which has also USB 3.1 connector so is easy to test on a standard PC.

The Bolt Duo is quite small what is one of its advantages but there is more. Kingston prepared couple of videos about how useful is this flash drive so instead of photos I will start with that and we will move to the specifications where are more details about the product itself.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

MSI X370 Gaming M7 ACK AMD Ryzen Motherboard Review
MSI is one of the largest and most influential motherboard manufacturers in the world. MSI recognized the fact that desktop computers in a traditional sense are obsolete and even unnecessary. Many, if not most of the traditional desktop PC’s are primarily gaming and high-end workstation builds. It’s for this reason that MSI has gone all in on PC gaming and rebranded nearly everything in its product portfolio as "Gaming" products. MSI also took the red and black color scheme started and abused by other brands and made it their own. It’s been a wildly successful move for MSI and it’s moving lots of product as a result. MSI, like it’s competition, makes a wide variety of products beyond motherboards. However, MSI remains known as a motherboard manufacturer first, and everything else second.

Unless this is the first article you’ve come across that mentions socket AM4 motherboards, you probably know that the launch of these motherboards has ranged between problematic and a total disaster. There are lots of reasons for this and tons of articles and posts from people in the industry concerning what went wrong. I’m not going to delve into all that. The short explanation is that AM4 motherboards were launched with AMD’s underlying AGESA code not being up to scratch. The software, in its early state is plagued with memory compatibility and other problems. No motherboard manufacturer has been immune to these problems. ASUS, who is normally on top of things before other board makers are, released the worst AM4 motherboard we’ve seen to date. So how are things now? So many months after release, things are in a much better position. Issues with XMP still remain and memory compatibility outside the qualified vendor list or QVL is a crapshoot.


Read full article @ HardOCP

Nitro Concepts S300 Review
Nitro Concepts has provided us with their most recent addition to the range, the S300. This chair arrives in a whole array of striking colours: yellow, orange, red, black, blue, green and white. We requested the black edition, which will fit in with most gaming and office environments.


Read full article @ Vortez

PowerColor Red Devil RX VEGA 56 8GB HBM2 Review
Along that vein, the performance can be bumped up by overclocking. In most games, the overclock I reached would deliver stock GTX 1080 FE performance. Not bad for AMD's latest architecture. When you compare the performance delivered by the Red Devil RX 580 to the FPS performance delivered by the Red Devil RX Vega 56, you see a significant lift in performance from Polaris to the lower spec Vega. When overclocking the card I was a little disappointed at the amount of headroom on the card, but that has been a trait of AMD ASICs over the past few generations. The factory overclock of 1500MHz was boosted to 1631MHz with actual running speeds in the 1611MHz range did boost performance.


Read full article @ OCC

Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W Power Supply Review
Today we take a look at one of the latest power supplies from Seasonic – their new Prime Ultra Titanium, in 1000 watt capacity. We have other units in our labs under test as we speak, but first, we look at the flagship model in the range.


Read full article @ KitGuru




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