Affordable Smart Home Devices Under $40 and more
Posted on: 12/20/2017 10:56 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Aerocool P7-L240 Liquid Cooler Review
Affordable Smart Home Devices Under $40
ASRock X299E-ITX/ac w/ Bitspower Leviathan Xtreme AIO 240 Video
Crucial MX500 (1TB) Review
Crucial MX500 1 TB Review
Guru3D Rig of the Month - December 2017
The AMD Linux Drivers Do *Not* Yet Support Radeon Navi
ViewSonic VP3268 Review
Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme Review

Aerocool P7-L240 Liquid Cooler Review
While we have seen a few different Project 7 cases from Aerocool, the P7-L240 is actually the first CPU cooler from Aerocool’s exciting new range. With a strong emphasis on RGB lighting, the P7-L240 comes with two RGB fans, as well as an RGB-illuminated pump/waterblock to really give your rig some bling. Priced at £99.99, it is also well priced for a high-end 240mm liquid cooler – is everything as good as it seems?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Affordable Smart Home Devices Under $40
Smart Home devices have been around for a few years now. You would think being the tech nerd that I am I would have been all over smart home devices, but I only really got into smart home a this year. I think the big thing for me was I didn’t want a bunch of different apps for different products. What brings smart home devices together now are smart home hubs like Amazon Echo and Google Home. With these we can control all of our devices with a single application and much more. Now that I’ve had to chance to really get into smart home here are 5 affordable smart home devices that you can pickup for under $40! Just in time for the holidays!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

ASRock X299E-ITX/ac w/ Bitspower Leviathan Xtreme AIO 240 Video
Today we released a video in German with English subtitles about the ASRock X299E-ITX/ac motherboard with a Bitspower Leviathan Xtreme All In One 240 water cooling on OCinside.de. The water cooling has been specially adapted to the ASRock motherboard and cools not only the Intel Core i9 LGA2066 processor, but also the motherboards voltage regulators and power chokes. The detailed review of the new ASRock ITX motherboard and the water cooling review will follow soon.


Read full article @ OCinside.de

Crucial MX500 (1TB) Review
A new breed of value SSD. The consumer solid-state drive (SSD) market can be split into two broad categories. On the one hand you have fast drives that connect to the system via a PCIe Gen 3 x4 interface, often hitting sequential speeds in excess of 2GB/s. The other end of the spectrum is home to SSDs that use cheaper, slower Nand and mate this with a Sata interface that limits performance to no more than 550MB/s.

Though we would enjoy seeing the industry move over to PCIe en masse, the significant bulk of sales still occur in the Sata market, presented in either a 2.5in aluminium enclosure or, lately, through space-saving M.2. Crucial is tapping into this fertile ground by releasing another mass-market drive. Enter the MX500.


Read full article @ Hexus

Crucial MX500 1 TB Review
Today Crucial released their new MX500 Series of SSDs. The new lineup is built using 64-layer 3D TLC NAND made by Micron, Crucial's parent company. Unlike previous models an SMI controller is used, which delivers good performance that actually feels very much like an MLC drive.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Guru3D Rig of the Month - December 2017
The December edition of the Guru3D Rig of the month 2017 is here and Sander Konso went all the way, is safe to state, a pretty big fan of the Batman movie series? Check his amazing creature in all themed in that Gotham style meet Project Crystal Nano.


Read full article @ Guru3D

The AMD Linux Drivers Do *Not* Yet Support Radeon Navi
Since yesterday several (Windows-focused) publications have been running stories about how AMD's next-gen "Navi" GPU was supposedly spotted in the AMD Linux driver code.


Read full article @ Phoronix

ViewSonic VP3268 Review
When you’re a creative professional in need of color accuracy, there are many high quality options available on the market. We’re looking at one of these monitors today, the ViewSonic VP3268, which is one of the highest-end monitors ViewSonic sells. It’s a large 32-inch 3840 x 2160 IPS LCD, complete with unique features geared specifically towards professionals.

To make things clear, this monitor isn’t designed for gaming. That’s not to say you can’t use it for that purpose, but you’d probably be better served with a similar display for half the price. The lack of a gaming focus is seen in the spec sheet, too, as this panel does not support variable refresh technology like FreeSync, and its 14ms grey-to-grey response time is fairly slow, certainly slower than I’d want for gaming.

What you do get, though, is an excellent set of professional features. Each VP3268 is individually calibrated at the factory, with DeltaE levels below 2.0, to four commonly used color spaces: sRGB, Rec. 709, SMPTE-C, and EBU. Each color space gets its own display mode accessible through the on screen display, and each comes with a detailed calibration report in the box so you can verify whether the display is up to scratch.


Read full article @ TechSpot

Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme Review
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti started life as a narrowly-defined product, since Nvidia didn't want it beating 1080 cards. This lack of flexibility shows through in our first third-party 1070 Ti review of Zotac's flagship model.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware




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