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Here a roundup of today's reviews, including a review on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone, Google Stadia, and over 300 Linux benchmarks with Threadripper 3960X and Intel Core i9 10980XE.





Computers:

Anandtech: The Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review: Top Hardware without Google?

It’s been roughly 2 months now since Huawei announced the new Mate 30 Pro as well as the Kirin 990 chipsets. As an unusual hectic fall season finally calms down, it’s been due time to have a closer look at the new the company’s new flagship device and new silicon chipset.



The Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review: Top Hardware without Google?

Coolers:

KitGuru: EKWB Classic RGB S360 Kit Review

Looking to get into custom loop cooling? The EKWB Classic RGB S360 kit could be worth buying

EKWB Classic RGB S360 Kit Review – Leo builds a custom loop! | KitGuru

CPUs:

Phoronix: 300+ Benchmarks With AMD Threadripper 3960X vs. Intel Core i9 10980XE

Complementing our launch-day Intel Core i9 10980XE and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X/3970X Linux benchmarks, here is much more data now that we've had the additional time for carrying out more tests... For your viewing pleasure this US holiday week are more than 330 benchmarks carried out on both the Core i9 10980XE and Threadripper 3960X in the same configuration while running Ubuntu Linux.

300+ Benchmarks With AMD Threadripper 3960X vs. Intel Core i9 10980XE

Gaming:

MakeUseOf: Google Stadia Review: Console Free Gaming at a Price – Your Sanity!

A promising cloud gaming experience hampered by unreliable setup, a limited launch library, and missing features.



Google Stadia Review: Console Free Gaming at a Price – Your Sanity!

PC Perspective: iBUYPOWER Same Day RDY Gaming PC Review: Cheaper Than DIY?

Building up a system from scratch isn’t for everyone, and while many of our readers are enthusiasts that build and upgrade their own PCs (as well as being full-time tech support for family and friends), sometimes it’s just easier for someone to buy a complete system. In fact, depending on the current market for individual components it can even save some money vs. DIY if you shop around.



iBUYPOWER Same Day RDY Gaming PC Review: Cheaper Than DIY? - PC Perspective

Graphics Cards:

FunkyKit: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SC Ultra Gaming Graphics Card Review

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SC Ultra-series graphics cards are powered by the all-new NVIDIA Turing architecture to give you incredible new levels of gaming realism.



EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SC Ultra Gaming Graphics Card Review - FunkyKit

Input:

Windows Central: Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse review: A budget Surface Precision Mouse

Microsoft has released a brand new ergonomic mouse that takes design cues from its premium Surface Precision Mouse and folds it into a package that costs half the price. If you’ve always been a fan of the Surface Precision Mouse’s ergonomic design and rich feature-set, but couldn’t justify its $99 price tag, the Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse is the next best thing.



Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse review: A budget Surface Precision Mouse

Motherboards:

The Guru of 3D: ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Review

ASUS jumps on the TRX40 as well, meet the all-new ROG Zenith II Extreme all ready to tame that new mega-core Threadripper 3000 processor. In this review, we cock the gun that is the ROG Zenith II Extreme from ASUS.

ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme review

PSUs:

eTeknix: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 750w Power Supply Review

We at eTeknix review the Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 750w power supply. A product that promises a hefty and professional performance.



Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 750w Power Supply Review | eTeknix

Storage:

techPowerUp: Seagate FireCuda 510 1 TB Review

The Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD impresses with transfer rates reaching 4 GB/s; random reads go up to 475k IOPS. Under the hood, the drive uses Toshiba 3D TLC flash paired with Hynix DDR4 DRAM. Sustained transfer rates are excellent, even when the large SLC cache is exhausted, and thermals are good, too.



Seagate FireCuda 510 1 TB Review

ThinkComputers: WD My Passport 5TB Portable Hard Drive Review

The 2019 My Passport has a sleek and very portable design, a USB 3.2 gen 1 connection, and is available in capacities all the way up to 5TB.



WD My Passport 5TB Portable Hard Drive Review

Other:

BigBruin: D-Link DCH-S161 Wi-Fi Water Sensor Review

The D-Link DCH-S161 is roughly a 2.7" square white box that is about 1.2" thick. It uses (2) readily available AA batteries which are included to get you started, and houses a built in 90dB alarm siren. The unit comes with a sensor probe with integral cable that is about 6 feet long. It is wall mountable and is operable through the mydlink app, Google Assistant and IFTTT. Surprisingly Alexa is not included on this device.

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MMORPG.com: Elgato Key Light Review

If you’re a content creator, whether that’s a part-timer streamer to a full-time YouTuber, then you know how important lighting can be. Today, we’re looking at a premiere light specially made for streamers with the Elgato Key Light. It mounts to your desk, is WiFi customizable, and offers a ton of brightness. At $199, is it worth the investment for your stream? Join us as we find out!

Elgato Key Light Review - MMORPG.com

BigBruin: Piper Computer Kit STEM Learning Toy

Following the Piper created blueprint, kids can physically build their own computer, and then learn the basics of electronics and programming as they work through a series of interactive video game like tutorials and adventures. Piper was in attendance at a recent media showcase event, and after getting an entertaining hands on with their system there, I was very excited to bring one home and see if my nine year old son was as excited as I was to check this out.

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