Asustor AS6404T NAS Apollo Lake Review and more
Posted on: 06/15/2017 10:36 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Acer Predator XB252Q 240Hz G-SYNC Monitor Review
Asustor AS6404T NAS Apollo Lake Review
Ballistix Elite 3466MHz DDR4 RAM Review
Home Reviews Cases, Cooling & PSU Full-Tower Cases Raidmax Sigma ATX Tower Chassis Review
Linux, Wireless printing, scanning and HPLIP
NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000P AC2300 Wireless Router Review
Noctua A-Series Fan Review NF-A20, NF-A12 & NF-A4
NZXT S340 White/Purple Case Review
PC Specialist Apollo Zen Review
Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 850W Power Supply Review

Acer Predator XB252Q 240Hz G-SYNC Monitor Review
If you’re serious about your games, and like to win as much as possible, every frame counts. But even if you have the fastest graphics card currently available, your monitor might not actually be able to display all the frames that are being delivered to it. This is where a top-end gaming monitor like the Acer Predator XB252Q comes in. It’s specifically designed to get the best out of high frame-rate gaming.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Asustor AS6404T NAS Apollo Lake Review
Asustor is back with the next-gen Apollo Lake AS6404T NAS. The AS6404T is a strong NAS based on a new generation quad-core Celeron processor. Next to that it has been tied to 8GB RAM memory and sure, the plethora of ASUSTOR features. The '4' in that product name means we'll be testing the 4-bay version of this quad-core processor based NAS.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Ballistix Elite 3466MHz DDR4 RAM Review
I tested the previous Ballistix Elite RAM, and back then I gave it the "Excellent" award. Nothing stays still however and by the time of writing this review we have announcements for AMD Threadripper, and Intel's new X299. So it was about time for Ballistix to update their Elite RAM, and as we have come to expect from Ballistix there are no huge changes. Visually they are identical to the ones that I tested back in September 2016, but they have had a speed increase, now reaching a maximum speed of 3466MHz, and also now you can get a 64GB kit. Thanks to Ballistix for providing their 4*8GB 3466MHz RAM for this review, and for more information about Ballistix you can visit their website here.

The picture bellow will give you a better idea of the Ballistix Elite DDR4 RAM line up that is currently available. Speeds start at 2666MHz and reach a maximum of 3466MHz with sizes from 4GB and single, dual, and quad kits.


Read full article @ Myce

Home Reviews Cases, Cooling & PSU Full-Tower Cases Raidmax Sigma ATX Tower Chassis Review
Raidmax has made it back onto our radar with the Alpha chassis, and even now we are not positive it was their best effort. We would not go as far to say that we were super impressed with the Alpha chassis we recently looked at. However, we feel that everyone can have a bad day, so there is no sense in holding a grudge. Things can, and usually do improve. That being said, we are here today with our eyes wide open, ready to look at what else Raidmax has to offer us. Moving forward, we now have a chassis which uses the latest trends to its advantage. In the case we have today, you will find things like tempered glass, use of refined materials like brushed aluminum, and all housed in a chassis designed with a unique aesthetic appeal. This does not mean they put lipstick on the previous design. In fact, this is a whole new look for Raidmax, and when asked to review this chassis, it was the looks that initially sold us to request this sample to be looked at much closer. Now, we bring you to the reason we have you here, the Raidmax Sigma ATX Tower Chassis. Raidmax is about to flip the script from what we have seen, to have us glowing about what you are about to see. Not only is this chassis refined, but its styling is also aggressive, there is modularity built into it, room for water cooling, and LED lighting in all the right places. Forget what we may have said about Raidmax in the past, as it takes just one case to be a hit, and we feel the Sigma is that chassis for Raidmax.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Linux, Wireless printing, scanning and HPLIP
Save the forests, they said. Well not today. For today, we have a long, thorough tutorial explaining how to setup (HP) Wireless printer in Fedora and Ubuntu, including printing wizard, advanced configuration with HPLIP, manual install of Qt4/5 python dependency libraries using pip, scanning with Simple Scan and Xsane, Wireless network options, SELinux, security, other tips and tricks, and more. This should help you setup your printer in Linux. Enjoy.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000P AC2300 Wireless Router Review
At the end of 2016 moving into 2017 and CES, NETGEAR made a series of announcements. One of those was the addition of a new entry-level wireless solution named the R7000P. This solution would take over the spot held by the original Nighthawk, offering increased range and throughput. The R7000P is a unique solution in that it fits itself into a new class between AC1900 and AC2600. This new class offers a 600 Mbps 802.11n 2.4GHz band with 256QAM support and a 1625 Mbps 5GHz band, together making this an AC2300 class solution. NETGEAR has added in some technologies to its Wave 2 Nighthawk solution including MU-MIMO, Beamforming+, and the introduction of NETGEAR Up app for iOS and Android.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Noctua A-Series Fan Review NF-A20, NF-A12 & NF-A4
Noctua loves to impress its customers time and time again. So today we will analyze their new The A-Series.
Models rage from 200 mm (their biggest yet), 120 mm (slim models) to 40 mm (apparently there is a lot of demand for this size). Scroll further please because we have so much to talk about.


Read full article @ Glob3trotters

NZXT S340 White/Purple Case Review
The S340 has been out for quite a while now, and has been a huge customer favourite ever since its launch. NZXT have decided to not tinker with the design whatsoever, but to just release different colourways… this time white, but with a splash of purple. In 2017 though, is the S340 still one of the best cases on the market for the money, or is this just plain lazy from NZXT?


Read full article @ Play3r

PC Specialist Apollo Zen Review
Hexa-core AMD Ryzen in a £949 base unit. Such a shift won't happen overnight, but we are beginning to see big-name players take a bite of the Ryzen apple. Asus has a Ryzen laptop, Qnap is using the new chips in NAS units, and Alienware is toying with upcoming Ryzen Threadripper. Closer to home, PC Specialist, one of the UK's best-known system integrators, is the first to send in a Ryzen PC for review.

Dubbed Apollo Zen and priced at £950, this here system's claim to fame is its ability to offer six cores and 12 threads for under a grand. Such ingredients offer genuine appeal, but creating sexy PCs is an expensive business, and as a more mainstream solution Apollo Zen isn't going to turn heads. If anything, it looks a little banal.


Read full article @ Hexus

Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 850W Power Supply Review
There are several important aspects to building or even upgrading a computer. While things like motherboard and video card are important for performance you really can’t skimp on power supply. Well, you can but, it isn’t something I would recommend as that is the one item that can live through hardware upgrades and controls all of the power delivery to everything in your system. Simply put, going cheap on a PSU so you can spend $900 USD on a video card doesn’t make much sense.

In this review I’ll be showing you the Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 850W PSU. Now, you might be saying to yourself. RGB? Isn’t that just for breakfast cereals and crunchy people who cannot operate a Dremel? Well, yes, yes it is however, in the context of building a kick ass lighted PC build using the latest in LED lighting solutions you definitely need lights in your PSU.

You know, to show your dedication.


Read full article @ Hardware Asylum




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