20 of the Worst PC Setups October 2016 and more
Posted on: 11/08/2016 09:59 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

20 of the Worst PC Setups - October 2016
Aerocool DS230 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 and 140 Cooling Fans Review
Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120mm and 140mm Review
Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Gaming Headset Review
GIGABYTE XM300 Review
Intel Core i5 7600K benchmarks leaked
MadCatz's RAT 1 gaming mouse reviewed
NEC EA275WMi 27-inch QHD IPS Monitor Review
Now Shipping: AMD Radeon Pro WX Series
Odrive cloud sync - Thunderstruck
Seasonic PRIME Series 750 W
Tesoro Sharur Spectrum Review
The ASUS X99-E-10G WS Motherboard Review: 10GBase-T Networking with Intel’s X550-AT2
VicoVation Vico-MF3 Extreme Car Camcorder Review

20 of the Worst PC Setups - October 2016
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 Octboer!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Aerocool DS230 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Compact gaming PCs have taken off in a really big way this last couple of years and companies such as Cooler Master and BitFenix have done really well with their miniITX solutions, proving a popular choice for LAN gamers, HTPC users or with those looking to build a compact gaming system for their bedroom or to go alongside their big screen TV. There are many new players to the cube chassis market this year and this is a great thing, it’s always good to see companies trying to compete, out do each other and improve on designs because at the end of the day it’s often the consumer who wins. The big question is, does the Dead Silence have what it takes to mix it with some of the biggest names in the industry?

We’ve reviewed a few gaming chassis from Aerocool in the past and while their brand name might not carry as much weight as something like Corsair, at least here in the UK, they’ve actually produced some of the best cases we’ve seen here at eTeknix such as their BX-500 and Xpredator and I’m hoping that the DS offers as many cool features as their other gaming series chassis. So lets cut right to it and see what Aerocools DS has to offer.

It is worth pointing out that Aerocool make two main models of this chassis, one with a side panel window and one without. We have the one without the side panel window, but Aerocool have also provided us with a replacement window side panel so that this review effectively covers both editions, but please not that it doesn’t come with both the solid and windowed side panels at retail.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 and 140 Cooling Fans Review
The Cooler Master MasterFan Pro series provides excellent airflow, air pressure, and low noise level performance at a reasonable price.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120mm and 140mm Review
Cooler Master has launched five new models of MasterFan Pro. In 120mm you can choose Air Flow, Air Balance or Air Pressure and in 140mm there are choices of Air Flow and Air Pressure.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Gaming Headset Review
This is where the CM MasterPulse Pro set really stands out: gaming. The extensive bass response along with the ability to go LOUD allows you to crank up the volume to hear the details while still getting rocked with crystal clear and thunderous explosions. Because of the prodigious output, it's very easy to hear quiet sounds you might normally miss, while also placing things quite easily in terms of direction. The 7.1 surround feature will likely end up personal preference as it adds a feeling of spaciousness, but can also make it harder to hear quiet details since it adds so much ambiance. It's hard to describe, and I'm not sure if I like it or not. The various audio presets (named gaming, music, and movies) are a personal preference as well. I found the "movies" preset was actually the most enjoyable in game, if any was to be used. Long story short? These rock for gaming.


Read full article @ OCC

GIGABYTE XM300 Review
It would appear that GIGABYTE are redoubling their efforts regarding gaming equipment and peripherals lately, but which branding they finally solidify behind could be anyone's guess (Aorus or Xtreme Gaming). Here we get a look at the GIGABYTE branded XM300, which is an high speed ergonomic mouse that is specifically designed to provide comfort for all grip types. At 130mm long, and weighs just 100g, the XM300 fills the role of a fast, mid-sized mouse that will cater for most play styles, a category filled with some very popular mice including the Razer DeathAdder Chroma.


Read full article @ Vortez

Intel Core i5 7600K benchmarks leaked
Seven to 10 percent more performance than Skylake chip A few days ago, Chinese tech website PCOnline got a hold of Intel’s upcoming Core i5 7600K processor based on its 14nm Kaby Lake architecture.


Read full article @ Fudzilla

MadCatz's RAT 1 gaming mouse reviewed
MadCatz is in the middle of a top-to-bottom refresh of its RAT line of gaming mice. We tried out the entry-level rodent in the litter, the RAT 1, to see whether this $30 mouse offers gamers an affordable path to domination in their favorite titles.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

NEC EA275WMi 27-inch QHD IPS Monitor Review
There are few monitors engineered or built better than those from NEC. Today we’re testing the EA275WMi, a 27" QHD-resolution IPS panel with features that will appeal to enterprise and business-class users.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Now Shipping: AMD Radeon Pro WX Series
Back in July AMD announced the Radeon Pro WX series. Part of a broader rebranding effort for AMD’s professional grade graphics cards – moving away from the FirePro brand and making everything part of the Radeon family – the WX series would also mark the first use of AMD’s latest-generation Polaris architecture in their pro cards. At the time of their announcement, AMD had not finalized the card specifications or launch date beyond Q4, but as of this week the cards are finally reaching AMD’s partners and retailers, and the final specifications are being released.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Odrive cloud sync - Thunderstruck
All your files are belong to us. Here's a review of odrive, a cross-platform universal sync client for multiple cloud storage platforms with sharing and encryption options, covering initial setup, basic use, and numerous problems with agent configuration, including authentication issues, mount issues, inability to sync, incomplete documentation, and more. Take a look.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

Seasonic PRIME Series 750 W
We evaluate Seasonic's Prime 750 unit, which boasts amazing performance, including 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency, a set of interesting features, and a unique look. Seasonic has an impressive Titanium entry on their hands that will make other OEMs feel uncomfortable because it raises the performance bar incredibly high.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Tesoro Sharur Spectrum Review
The Sharur Spectrum is Tesoro latest gaming mouse. This particular product combines an attractive price point with high build quality. Apart from that there is an ambidextrous body, which opens the field to left handed gamers as well. In addition to the ambidextrous design there is an optical sensor with 4000DPI


Read full article @ ocaholic

The ASUS X99-E-10G WS Motherboard Review: 10GBase-T Networking with Intel’s X550-AT2
One significant motherboard update that has been drawn out over time has been the integration of 10 Gigabit Ethernet on consumer level motherboards, and specifically copper based 10GBase-T that is backwards compatible with the majority of home networks using RJ-45. While the traction of 10G is scaling in business and enterprise, cost remains a big barrier to home and prosumer networking, but also consumer based implementations. We recently posted a news update with the current 10GBase-T motherboards on the market, and this is the second review of that list: today we are testing ASUS new high-end LGA2011-3 workstation refresh model, the ASUS X99-E-10G WS. The motherboard uses Intel’s latest 10GBase-T controller, the X550, which runs as a PCIe 3.0 x4 implementation.


Read full article @ Anandtech

VicoVation Vico-MF3 Extreme Car Camcorder Review
With a maximum recording resolution of 2560x1440p @ 30fps with HDR and an aluminum enclosure designed after the Leica M8 compact camera the brand new Vico-MF3 Extreme Car Recorder has virtually nothing to fear from the competition.


Read full article @ NikKTech




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