Briony Builds a Gaming PC and more
Posted on: 03/12/2018 10:57 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Ambarta Meoi's Divine Oracle Devoted Cleric Build Guide
ASROCK X370 PRO4 (AMD X370) Motherboard Review
Briony Builds a Gaming PC
DeepCool QuadStellar PC Chassis Review
Enermax ETS-T50 Axe Cooler Review: Solid-Value Air Cooling
Gravel Review
LG 27GK750F gaming monitor review: 240Hz on a 27 inch
MSI B350M Gaming Pro (AMD B350) Motherboard Review
Scourge Warlock Mod 13 Build Guide
TP-Link Archer C5400 V2 AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMMO Gigabit Router Review

Ambarta Meoi's Divine Oracle Devoted Cleric Build Guide
The stats are pretty standard for a cleric: throw everything you can into power, then recovery. Crit helps, too! For defensive stats, I suggest getting your defense up to 30%, then throw the rest into HP. The only piece of gear worth mentioning specifically is the helm. The Rex Corona has the best stats. Alternatively, Jaarl’s Gaze has the same amount of power, just less HP. Everything else, just go for the most Power and Recovery you can get. The Tyrant or Primal weapons are probably Best in Slot, although the Fey set from the River District is great, too.


Read full article @ OCC

ASROCK X370 PRO4 (AMD X370) Motherboard Review
We have taken a look at a few B350 motherboards that support the iGPU capabilities of the new Raven Ridge integrated graphics, but now we will take a look at an X370 motherboard with the same capabilities. The ASRock X370 PRO4 is an X370 motherboard with a very basic feature set, but designed to support the new Ryzen APUs. Let's see what it has to offer.

The white and black box uses the same color theme as the motherboard. Packaging is well done and will protect your motherboard just fine. The accessory package includes IO shield, two SATA6Gb/s cables, M.2 screws, case badge, driver DVD, and manual.

We find four fan headers on the motherboard, all of them are 4-pin PWM/DC mode headers, and we believe they support up to 1A of current. Fan control is done through the UEFI or through ASRock's Windows application. The motherboard features a mostly black PCB and color theme, but with silver heat sinks and a large white portion in the middle. The back of the motherboard is bare of most components.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Briony Builds a Gaming PC
KitGuru has produced many ‘guide’ videos and articles over the years, but today we present something different. If you are interested in building your first system but are too apprehensive about things that could go wrong then you can be assured you are not alone!


Read full article @ KitGuru

DeepCool QuadStellar PC Chassis Review
We review one of the most fascinating chassis of the year 2018, yes DeepCool send us their all new QuadStellar. A chassis that will follow up the TriStellar, this round with four compartments and a WIFI controllable FAN/RGB LED system. When you unpack this puppy, it almost feels like you have something alien in your house.

DeepCool has been up and coming, their TriStellar series became hugely popular when it went viral on ye ol' interwebz. And that gave them a more secure name/branding in the USA and EU channels. DeepCool typically was mainly known for their cooling solutions, these days they offer proper AIO liquid cooling kit and a number of chassis. Something new was announced at Computex 2017, their QuadStellar project with angles, shapes, compartments, and styles like you've never seen before. The QuadStellar is all about aesthetics. Much like the "Tristellar" the New QuadStellar adopts a unique design, each component is divided into sections called "cabins" and your hardware components are installed there, separated. Make no mistake, this puppy can hold even can take large motherboards up-to an E-ATX (305 × 330 mm) form factor. You are going to spot nine storage bays, and then some more. Here's a fun fact, the chassis has an independent graphics card compartment, which in theory could even house two or three full-length cards.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Enermax ETS-T50 Axe Cooler Review: Solid-Value Air Cooling
With straightforward good looks and no-frills lighting, the ETS-T50 Axe provides solid cooling performance for most modern CPU platforms at a reasonable price.

In the spirit of keeping it simple, the ETS-T50 Axe is available either painted black or white; ours happened to be the handsome, matte-white finish. The front fan (120x25mm, branded by Enermax) is rated at 62.32 CFM at 1800 RPM and sports 36 white LEDs around the circumference. The lights can cycle through five lighting patterns manually using a small, connected button switch.

The fan blades themselves have shiny silver-adhesive strips, causing a mirror-ball reflection of the lighting at operating speeds. When the PC boots up, the cooling fan runs a 10-second phase of reverse cycling to help rid the blade surfaces of dust accumulation. The fan is powered by a four-pin PWM connector, and the fan cabling itself is sleeved in white nylon braid to match the rest of the cooler. The LED switch is really the only awkward component of the entire cooler, as it is a simple button at the end of a 5.0” (127mm) wire that dangles alongside the four-pin PWM cable.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Gravel Review
Much like Milestone’s other recent title, Monster Energy Supercross, Gravel was a game I previewed very close to its eventual release. Indeed, my preview is only just over a month old. I’m plagued by the same questions that always arise when reviewing a game so close to a preview. Is there much more to talk about? What can I cover that I haven’t already covered? What do I really expect in such a short time frame? Let’s delve in and find out.

Gravel performs better than Monster Energy Supercross, that much I will say. This isn’t a slight on Supercross, it isn’t a bad game, it just didn’t see any real development from preview to review, with notable issues still present. Gravel, on the other hand, does seem to have something about it. However, some issues that I encountered in the preview are still present in the finished version.


Read full article @ Wccftech

LG 27GK750F gaming monitor review: 240Hz on a 27 inch
LG announced its new gaming monitors at the end of last year. After our review of the 32" 32GK850, we are taking a look at the 27" 27GK750 - a 240Hz full HD screen with scanning backlight. A unique combination, which appears to not be much more expensive than the other 240Hz monitors currently on the market. It is a niche within a niche which is a niche in itself of a product, but if you happen to be a gamer on the lookout for such a specific screen, you should definitely read further.

Last year we were able to welcome a number of 240Hz gaming monitors to the market, all based on the same 24.5” panel by AU Optronics. LG are fashionably late with their (wise as it is) realisation that the market for gaming monitors deserves attention and have launched a 240Hz model. At the end of last year, we discussed the 32GK850, which is also a special 32-inch WQHD top-of-the-line model. The model that is the subject of this review also stands out thanks to its combination of resolution and screen size.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

MSI B350M Gaming Pro (AMD B350) Motherboard Review
Today we have another B350 chipset motherboard in for review, and this time it is one from MSI. These B350 motherboards we are reviewing have integrated graphics outputs, and in this case, MSI has added three GPU outputs onto the rear IO panel, and they even include VGA (D-SUB).

The good news about AMD's chipset lineup is that the B350 motherboards overclock, even though they don't carry the X before the chipset number. Let's take a look at this micro-ATX B350 motherboard from MSI.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Scourge Warlock Mod 13 Build Guide
Some other good artifact choices are the Wheel of Elements, Sigil of the Devoted, and Thayan Book of the Dead. The Demon Lords’ set is really expensive and difficult to acquire, so I recommend the Black Ice Beholder set as an alternative; it has Constitution and Charisma, and stats that you need. As for companions, I focused on increasing my damage.


Read full article @ OCC

TP-Link Archer C5400 V2 AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMMO Gigabit Router Review
Single-link wireless performance may not be its forte but thanks to its Tri-Band AC5400 technology, 8 high-gain Antennas, extremely detailed web GUI and support for link aggregation the 2nd release (V2) of the Archer C5400 Router by TP-Link is ideal for device-heavy homes on a budget.


Read full article @ NikKTech




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