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A Quick Look At The Viper V361 And V370 Headsets
Acer Predator XB252Q High Speed 240Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review
Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 144-165 Hz Review
Adobe discontinues Flash
All You Need To Know About AMD Ryzen Threadripper!
AMD Announces Q2 2017 Results: Ryzen Makes An Impact
AMD Radeon RX Vega Put Through 3DMark
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme X399 Motherboard Pictures
be quiet! PURE BASE 600 PC Case Review
Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 Motherboard Review
GPD Pocket review: An outstanding, but niche, PC for your pocket
Home Reviews RAM DDR-4 Memory Team T-Force Night Hawk RGB DDR4-3000 RAM Kit Review
How to install Cockpit on CentOS 7
MIFCOM Battlebox Titan Xp Review
MSI Clutch GM60 & GM70 Gaming Mice Review
Origin PC EON17-SLX Gaming Laptop Review
Phanteks Evolv Shift
Phanteks Evolv Shift SFF Chassis Review
The best projectors of 2017
Tt eSPORTS MEKA PRO Gaming Keyboard Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 explodes and catches fire



A Quick Look At The Viper V361 And V370 Headsets

They say all gamers care about is performance. It’s true whether they’re talking about their own performance or their gear’s.

Actually, I’d amend that a bit and say that gamers care about price and performance. You see, all too often, gear that’s branded as “gamer grade” often carries with it a price premium. What’s even worse is when the price hike doesn’t translate into improved performance.

Well, happily there are exceptions.

So, at the risk of spoiling things, it’s truly refreshing when really affordable gamer gear actually does perform well and doesn’t punish you or your wallet.

To prove this point, Patriot sent us a pair of 7.1 virtual surround sound headsets, the V361 and V370. The company prices the former at $49.99, and the latter at $69.99.

Read full article @ Techgage

Acer Predator XB252Q High Speed 240Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review

Today, we are going to take a look at gaming monitor from Acer with a blazing-fast 240Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC support. The Acer Predator XB252Q gaming monitor speaks clearly to both media buffs and hardcore gamers who have a penchant for fluidity and triple-digit frame rates. This display offers a Full HD (1080p) native resolution and an ultra-quick 240Hz refresh rate to complement the uber-high frame rates possible with a modern, high performance gaming PC. Toss in an attractive set of connectivity options, ports, and a few other key bells and whistles and we have a formidable addition to any gamer's arsenal...

Read full article @ HotHardware

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 144-165 Hz Review

The Acer Predator XB271HU is an impressive gaming monitor equipped with a 27" 1440p IPS panel that can be overclocked from its native 144 Hz to 165 Hz. Absolute smoothness of in-game action is ensured by the built-in G-Sync module, and its ultra-thin screen bezels make it as immersive as they are downright pretty to look at.

Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Adobe discontinues Flash

Today, Adobe announced that Flash will no longer be supported after 2020. Microsoft will phase out support for Flash in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer ahead of this date.

Flash led the way on the web for rich content, gaming, animations, and media of all kinds, and inspired many of the current web standards powering HTML5. Adobe has partnered with Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Apple, and many others, to ensure that the open web could meet and exceed the experiences that Flash has traditionally provided. HTML5 standards, implemented across all modern browsers, provide these capabilities with improved performance, battery life, and increased security. We look forward to continuing to work with Adobe and our industry partners on enriching the open web without the need for plug-ins.

Read full article @ OSNews

All You Need To Know About AMD Ryzen Threadripper!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor, including the first picture of its box!

Read full article @ Tech ARP

AMD Announces Q2 2017 Results: Ryzen Makes An Impact

This afternoon, AMD announced their second quarter results for their fiscal year 2017, and the news is promising. AMD still has some work to do in order to get back to profitability, but that work has been helped tremendously by successful product launches earlier this year. Ryzen has shown exciting potential, and a diverse and strong product lineup has helped AMD’s bottom line. For the second quarter, AMD’s revenue was up 19% year-over-year to $1.22 billion, and operating income was $25 million for the quarter. Net income was still in the red with a loss of $16 million, resulting in a loss per share of $0.02 on a GAAP basis. Gross margin was 33%, hovering right around that 35% range that AMD wants to hit for profitability.

Read full article @ Anandtech

AMD Radeon RX Vega Put Through 3DMark

Ahead of its July 27 unveiling at AMD's grand media event on the sidelines of SIGGRAPH, performance benchmarks of the elusive Radeon RX Vega consumer graphics card surfaced once again. Someone with access to an RX Vega sample, with its GPU clocked at 1630 MHz and memory at 945 MHz, put it through 3DMark. One can tell that it's RX Vega and not Pro Vega Frontier Edition, looking at its 8 GB video memory amount.

In three test runs, the RX Vega powered machine yielded a graphics score of 22,330 points, 22,291 points, and 20.949 points. This puts its performance either on-par or below that of the GeForce GTX 1080, but comfortably above the GTX 1070. The test-bench consisted of a Core i7-5960X processor, and graphics driver version 22.19.640.2.

Read full article @ TechPowerUp

ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme X399 Motherboard Pictures

If you are going to be looking for an AMD socket TR4 motherboard for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors next month you’ll want to keep the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zenith Extreme X399 on the short list. This board appears to be the flagship model for ASUS ROG series and is ready for Threadrippers 16 cores and 32 threads that are based on the new Zen microarchitecture. The upcoming ROG Zenith Extreme was first shown at Computex 2017, but ASUS has redesigned the power solution since then. Originally the Rampage VI Extreme and Zenith Extreme X399 boards shared the same power solution as the Rampage VI Extreme based on Intel’s X299 platform for Skylake-X, but it appears to have been a VRM overheating issue on some of those X299 boards. ASUS made some changes and added active cooling to the high-current 8-phase VRM design to keep temperatures at bay.

Read full article @ Legit Reviews

be quiet! PURE BASE 600 PC Case Review

Following on from our last review on the Silent Loop 120 and 280 coolers, today, we will be taking a look at the Pure Base 600 PC Case. be quiet! Was nice enough to send in their Pure Base 600 so we can use it to house our X99 based testing system. be quiet! offers a great range of products that all have telltale signs of being from our friends at be quiet! Most of their products feature a black aesthetic and some of them feature a slight hint of orange accenting thrown in for a bit of fun. As their name would suggest, they are also quite big on making sure their products are also on the quiet side of things. Lastly, they are known for offering some amazing performance with their products, recently their Silent Loop kills have shaken up the market with their performance leading the charge.

Boasting a tempered glass side panel and a very sleek overall look, the Pure Base 600 is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Designed to be primarily used with ATX sized motherboards, the Pure Base 600 offers plenty of room and customization without being overly large. Users who are looking to show off their build for any reason after it’s complete will definitely want to have a look at this case. Not only is there plenty of room inside, but the hard drive cages can be removed to offer more space and an overall cleaner look for your build. Combine all of this with an attractive price point and we definitely have a solid mid-range(ish) contender! So, with all of that out the way, let’s take a look at the specifications and then jump into the closer look.

Read full article @ EnosTech

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte has been pushing its Aorus brand in the motherboard market by outfitting the gaming-calibre motherboards with adjusted styling, enhanced fan control, and increased use of RGB LEDs. We examine the £270 X299 Aorus Gaming 3 to see what one of Gigabyte’s more ‘affordable’ X299 motherboards can offer.

Read full article @ KitGuru

GPD Pocket review: An outstanding, but niche, PC for your pocket

The GPD Pocket is truly a pocketable PC, but is it any good? Surprisingly, it's better than expected, but at a cost.

Back in 2006, the concept of Ultra-Mobile PCs (UMPC) became a reality with low-cost tiny laptops meant for the masses. UMPC was a collaboration between Intel and Microsoft to create a new market of devices. With touchscreens and support for a stylus, the UMPC was a precursor to modern smartphones but without the cellular connectivity.

While the concept died by 2010 could 2017 be the right time for such devices to return? GPD is testing the waters with its crowd-funded GPD Pocket – a true pocket computer that runs full Windows 10.

Read full article @ Windows Central

Home Reviews RAM DDR-4 Memory Team T-Force Night Hawk RGB DDR4-3000 RAM Kit Review

For those actively hunting for a new set of DDR4 for a build, Team Group may not have even been on your radar. Typically, we think of four or five other makers before we even think back to Team Group, but they are actively trying to fix that perception, hopefully propelling them to the top of the list. Not only do they offer some slick looking sets of sticks for the gamers out there, but Team also carries a top-tier line of T-Force kits which not only look good but are geared for enthusiasts as well. We have tried a couple of kits from this series so far, like the Dark ROG and the Night Hawk, and both kits performed admirably and were highly recommended if you can find them. The latter kit, the Night Hawk has gone through a slight revision and is what has us discussing Team memory again. Today, we are looking at the T-Force Night Hawk RGB, which like many other kits have moved into multi-color lighting as a selling tool to drive you towards their products. We have in hand; the TF1D48G3000HCC16CBK sent as a dual channel kit for us to test with. Densities can be had with a pair of 8GB sticks or a pair of 16GB sticks, with speeds ranging from 2666MHz to 3200MHz, and timings are either 15-17-17-35 on the slower kits and 16-18-18-38 on the faster ones. Voltages range from 1.2V to 1.35V to run the XMP 2.0 profile correctly, and all kits come with a lifetime warranty. Something else to note about these kits is that while we will be showing off the black set, there is another version made white, both sporting thin orange accents. Since the new RAM is RGB LED backed, it only makes sense that it is also Aura Sync supportive, allowing users to take control of the coloration to be displayed.

Read full article @ TweakTown

How to install Cockpit on CentOS 7

Cockpit is a powerful, web-based admin GUI for Linux servers. Here's how to install this tool on CentOS 7.

Read full article @ TechRepublic

MIFCOM Battlebox Titan Xp Review

With their Battlebox series MIFCOM has a powerful and good looking basis for gaming systems and workstaitons in their portfolio. Today we're going to have a look at their Battlebox Titan Xp with Core i7-6900K processor and NVIDIA Titan Xp graphics card. We're doing so by putting this PC up against our ocaholic reference test system for PC reviews and apart from that we're also going to look at all the other details such as design, build quality, packaging and more.

Read full article @ ocaholic

MSI Clutch GM60 & GM70 Gaming Mice Review

The Clutch GM 60 and Clutch GM70 gaming mice are essentially the same mouse design, with the GM70 model being a few grams heavier when calculating the added internal wireless hardware. Both mice come with two sets of side grips to allow the user to configure their mouse choice to fit their hand with a "dragon scale" pattern on the sides to facilitate a firm grip, improving movement precision during use.

Read full article @ Neoseeker

Origin PC EON17-SLX Gaming Laptop Review

Another high-end gaming laptop hits our lab. This might be the most powerful laptop we've tested, but it has a price to match. The Origin PC EON17-SLX arrived in a large wooden crate, dubbed “Origin Wooden Crate Armor.” The crate is rough around the edges. Literally. If you’re not careful, you'll get a splinter. The crate’s lid is secured with eight long screws, and has the company’s logo stamped in black. The crate adds an additional $41 to the overall cost, and you can choose not to include it when customizing your laptop. The only other laptop we’ve tested that comes with reinforced packaging is Acer’s Predator 21 X, which includes a Pelican case with custom foam padding.
Inside, you’ll find a cardboard box, which is Origin PC’s default packaging. The cardboard is painted black, with more emblems printed on the sides in red. Inside the box is a large compartment dedicated to the EON17-SLX. The laptop is secured with two slabs of closed-cell foam.

Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Phanteks Evolv Shift

The Phanteks Evolv Swift is one of the coolest cases we have seen so far this year. Offering a nice mix of materials it allows you to build a potent, liquid-cooled system while maintaining an extremely small foot print. GPUs up to 350 mm in length are supported, too!

Read full article @ techPowerUp

Phanteks Evolv Shift SFF Chassis Review

What we have been given last, is yet another addition to the Elite Series, and going a tad further, is another of the Evolv cases that we have seen much of recently. With the Evolv cases, no matter the size or internal features, two things are consistent across all three of them. All of them have an individual look, with the dog bone shaped front panels, streamlined external design, and have panels which pop off the chassis to make life easier on the user. The second thing that rings true through the series is that with the latest trend of using tempered glass side panels, any of the Evolv cases can be had with this option. Since the series spans various dimensions externally, what is inside can be found in some form across the lineup, but with the Evolv Series getting smaller and now smaller as the cases have been released to the public, not all share the same capabilities. The chassis we are about to discuss just arrived at our doorstep a couple of days ago, that is how fresh this product is. Before we get too far though, there is one major thing to note when it comes to what you are going to look at today. There are two new cases which share this new moniker. We have been sent the Phanteks Evolv Shift, the smaller of the two, but there is another, slightly better equipped, and slightly taller, Evolv Shift X that is also released as you read this. We will be sure to address what changes between the two options, but if you are looking for a chassis with most of the benefits of much larger solutions, all within a small footprint, then the Phanteks Evolve Shift or Shift X is certainly worth your attention.

Read full article @ TweakTown

The best projectors of 2017

Looking to upgrade your home cinema or start a new one? Check out these amazing projectors.

If you want your home entertainment super-sized – and trust us, you do – you're going to need a great projector. Whether you want to splash Blu-ray movies across a large white wall, magnify your gaming experience, or want to throw photographs or slides from a mobile device onto a 100-inch plus screen, a home cinema projector should be your first choice of display.

To help bring the big-screen home we've tested some of the top models of home cinema projector. They range from budget-oriented HD beamers right up to cinema-grade 4K Ultra HD models; the surprisingly affordable to reassuringly expensive. The days of fuzzy old school projectors are thankfully long gone.

Read full article @ TechRadar

Tt eSPORTS MEKA PRO Gaming Keyboard Review

While it is nice to have a feature-rich keyboard,  many gamers simply want to be able to play without having to go through the rigmarole of software setups and pre-configurations. To be able to just plug-and-play and ready to fight right out of the box and is just exactly what the new Tt eSPORTS MEKA Pro keyboard is for.

Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 explodes and catches fire

We all know the story about Samsung's faulty Note7 batteries, but the Korean company isn't the only one dealing with explosive devices. We recently learned that Apple is being sued by an insurance company for an alleged iPhone fire, and now, Xiaomi is facing the same problems.

Read full article @ TweakTown