Mantiz Venus MZ-02 Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure Review and more
Posted on: 12/12/2017 09:41 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Antec P8 Review
Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Review
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Review
BitFenix ENSO RGB Gaming Case Review
LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 Review
Mantiz Venus MZ-02 Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure Review
OcUK Cobalt Gaming Review
PC Buyers Guide Winter 2017
ROCCAT Suora FX Gaming Keyboard Review
SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 1TB Review
Toshiba launches 14TB HDD using CMR/PMR technology

Antec P8 Review
The Antec P8 is a compact chassis at a decent price that comes equipped with three white LED fans, four individual SSD trays, and a 4-mm-thick glass side panel. With its nice and clean looks, the P8 could be a serious crowd pleaser, so join us as we take a closer look!


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Review
Staking a claim for best enthusiast board. If you were to ask us which is the most popular gaming PC platform in late 2017 odds are that we'd pick the Intel Z370 and 8th Gen Core processors. Refined, fast and now with more cores than ever before on a mainstream setup, it constitutes the base for our updated testing machines.

The motherboard choice is easy: Z370 is the only option for consumers looking to buy into the 8th Gen family. You can spend as little as £100 for a budget board that's fine at stock speeds, while £200 brings a few additional features and more overclocking-specific support into play.

Stepping it up further, the £250 market is home to enthusiast boards, and industry giant Asus plies this segment with the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus X Hero.


Read full article @ Hexus

ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Review
ASUS Republic of Gamers were a launch partner for AMD Threadripper, and their premier (and current flagship) X399 motherboard is the ROG Zenith Extreme. This premium SKU is billed as a Threadripper alternative to the Rampage VI Extreme, a similarly fully-featured motherboard for Intel's Core X lineup that will suit gamers and content creators with deep pockets and a penchant for overclocking.


Read full article @ Vortez

BitFenix ENSO RGB Gaming Case Review
It has been almost 6 months since we last reviewed a case from the guys over at BitFenix, but today they return with the ENSO… a case featuring Alchemy 3.0 addressable RGB lighting, developed in conjunction with ASUS.


Read full article @ Play3r

LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 Review
The 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 is part of LaCie’s Professional range of external storage drives. Available in capacities up to 20TB, it’s equipped with a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports for fast data transfers and comes with SD and CF Flash card slots.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Mantiz Venus MZ-02 Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure Review
Before I went looking for Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosures, I had no idea who Mantiz was or what products they had. It seems they have been around for nearly a decade and while their product portfolio includes two docks, Zeus and Atlas, the MZ-02 Venus we have in-house is their flagship offering. The Mantiz Venus shares a full aluminum design coming in at 163x330x215mm and is capable of holding full height, full length and double-wide graphics cards with ease. A 550W power supply is installed and included with this unit which features Thunderbolt 3 technology for connectivity. Additional features offered include five USB 3.0 ports, internal SATA 6G connection, and gigabit ethernet. GPU compatibility allows you to use any GPU up to 375W with this unit while at the same time providing 87W of power to your notebook, ultrabook, or MacBook. The MSRP comes in at $389.99 with a 90-day warranty.


Read full article @ TweakTown

OcUK Cobalt Gaming Review
Overclockers.co.uk has sent over the OCUK Gaming Cobalt system for us to take a look at. The system is built inside the Phanteks Eclipse P300 chassis and features an enormous overclock to the Core i3-8350K CPU, running at 4.8GHz. There's also 8GB of 3000MHz DDR4 memory and a GTX1060 graphics card to help push those frames in your favourite gaming titles.


Read full article @ Vortez

PC Buyers Guide Winter 2017
We are pleased to offer you our PC Buyers Guide! This is the 2017 Winter Edition and it outlines a set of recommendations for products we feel are great components to build yourself a nice gaming rig. We have four different system recommendations and something special to choose from so read all out it after the break.


Read full article @ Guru3D

ROCCAT Suora FX Gaming Keyboard Review
ROCCAT has been in the PC peripheral business for quite a while now, and have brought quite a few exciting products to market. Today we will be taking a look at the ROCCAT Suora FX, a frameless gaming keyboard that sports RGB LED lighting and mechanical switches in a small but sturdy chassis. Competition is plentiful in the mechanical gaming keyboard arena, so let’s see if the Soura FX can be a true competitor.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 1TB Review
Thanks to SanDisk, we’ll be taking a quick look at the Ultra 3D SSD 1TB (2.5″ form factor). The 1TB model we’ll be reviewing uses the latest 3D NAND technology and boasts a read speed of up to 560MB/sec with a write speed of up to 530MB/sec. In terms of specs, this SSD is virtually identical to the WD Blue 3D NAND SSD which we reviewed earlier last week. That’s because it uses the same super fast Marvell 88SS1074 controller, as well as the same 3D NAND chips.

So are they the same drive but repackaged with a different firmware? I can go as far as to say … most probably, since WD bought SanDisk last year (2016). Why waste the effort in producing 2 different SSDs … one for WD and one for SanDisk, when all you have to do is just produce one, and repackage/rename them.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

Toshiba launches 14TB HDD using CMR/PMR technology
The 14TB MG07ACA employs a 9-disk, helium-sealed design.


Read full article @ Hexus




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