ASRock X399M Taichi AMD TR4 Motherboard Review and more
Posted on: 05/24/2018 01:03 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

1More Triple Driver Earbuds Review
Antec's P110 Luce case reviewed
ASRock X399M Taichi AMD TR4 Motherboard Review
Build Your Own Mechanical Keyboard Project, Part 2: Assembly
Cougar GX-F Series 750W Review
Dark Souls Remastered Review
GAMEMAX Eclipse Tempered Glass RGB Chassis Review
IOGear HVER RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
Linux Mint tools - That which makes the distro unique
Phanteks Eclipse P350X Review

1More Triple Driver Earbuds Review
Premium performance for under £100. Mobile phone manufacturers have really upped their audio game in recent years. Having high-quality audio via either speakers or headphone/Lightning connector is fast becoming a call-out feature. Samsung's Galaxy S9, for example, has speakers 'tuned' by audio specialists AKG, the Razer Phone carries size-belying speaker heft, while others, such as the LG G6, offer a hifi-class quad digital-to-audio (DAC) convertor. Some even go so far as to bundle in a decent pair of earbuds into the premium package, elevating audio to first-class citizen status.

There's an understandable plethora of choice for aftermarket buds, too, from the basic £10 replacements to audiophile-quality offerings costing more than £100, and because audio relies upon subjective perception to a greater degree, knowing what's genuinely good requires a careful look at the technology underpinning a range of buds. This is where a company called 1More likes to think it has an edge. Already widely available in the US, 1More is looking to win over support in Europe, and I have the firm's £80 Triple Driver model in for review today.


Read full article @ Hexus

Antec's P110 Luce case reviewed
The exterior of this case is simple and elegant. The front panel is made from brushed aluminum with a seven-color RGB LED-backlit logo at the top left corner. A moderately forceful pull on the bottom of the front panel disconnects the stainless-steel pegs from the chassis. There's no need to worry about pulling on any wires for the LED logo, as the lighting system is thoughtfully attached to the chassis.

On both sides of the front panel, Antec includes removable vents to balance noise and air flow. To remove the vents, one only needs to pull and wiggle them out of their slots.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

ASRock X399M Taichi AMD TR4 Motherboard Review
We have tested another AMD Threadripper motherboard for you on OCinside.de and are excited! This time we test with the ASRock X399M Taichi a small Micro ATX motherboard for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. The tiny Socket TR4 motherboard is tested and overclocked in the OC test with an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU. Looking at the features of the X399M Taichi motherboard, one can hardly believe that this is a Micro ATX motherboard. Because three PCI Express slots, four DDR4 slots, three fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots and 32Gb/s U.2 port, eight SATA3 ports, two LAN ports, WLAN, Bluetooth, sound, RGB chipset cooler and much more is not common, if you can call an AMD Ryzen Threadripper Micro ATX motherboard common at all. In the following review we offer also many tips, UEFI video tutorial, infrared thermal image and 360 degree view of the futuristic processor packaging as well as 360 degree view of the mainboard and wish as always a lot of fun!


Read full article @ OCInside.de

Build Your Own Mechanical Keyboard Project, Part 2: Assembly
Earlier we covered in detail the required components for building your own keyboard and hopefully made the whole project feel a bit less daunting. Today we will go over the assembly process, so you can turn your pile of parts into a functioning board.

Once you’ve setup a clean workspace free of flammable objects, you can start putting everything together. The basic process looks like this:
Press your stabilizers onto the PCB where needed
Align your plate and solder in switches
Secure the whole assembly into the case
Install your keycaps


Read full article @ TechSpot

Cougar GX-F Series 750W Review
We test the strongest member of Cougar's new GX-F line - the model with a capacity of 750 W. The GX-F750 is fully modular, uses a quality fan, and has good overall performance. Cougar recently introduced the GX-F line consisting of three members with capacities ranging from 550–750 W. All are fully modular and 80 PLUS Gold certified. They are also certified by Cybenetics with ETA-A (88-91% efficiency), LAMBDA-A- (25-30 dB[A], GX-F-550), and LAMBDA-Standard++ (30-35 dB[A]), GX-F650/750) ratings. The chassis in those new Cougar units is compact enough with 15 cm of depth, and its external design looks nice. Internally, the platform is provided by HEC/Compucase, and according to our sources, it is a new design developed for Cougar specifically.

In this review, we will focus on the strongest GX-F member with 750 W maximum power output. The GX-F750 is currently sold for €100 at Caseking.de, one of the largest online shops (and distributors) in Europe, which is €20 less than the highly popular Corsair RM750x, and the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold with a similar capacity has about the same price tag (€104), while the Bitfenix Whisper M 750 W is ten euros away since it currently goes for €110. This means that the Cougar GX-F750 faces strong competition in Bitfenix's offer and even stronger competition from Seasonic's offer, so it will have to prove that it can meet both those PSUs face-on in our testing session.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Dark Souls Remastered Review
It’s strange to take myself back to where my Souls journey initially began. I’ve been back multiple times over the years of course, but my travels through Lordran have never been quite as intense or memorable as the first time. When I didn’t know where to go, didn’t know who was friend or foe, Lordran seemed insurmountable and terrifying. Of course, it’s been a long time since we came here for the first time, and these days there’s friendly familiarity to the place, like going back to your childhood home for the holidays.

But nothing is more familiar than your bedroom, is it? Your single bed still neatly made, your toys still lining the shelves, like your parents have temporarily left a monument to your passing. Dark Souls Remastered is a bit like that, stepping back into a place which is overwhelmingly familiar, whilst also unspeakably different. You won’t be able to put your finger on it, but things have changed. Maybe the bedside table has been changed, or there’s a potted plant on the windowsill that wasn’t there before.


Read full article @ Wccftech

GAMEMAX Eclipse Tempered Glass RGB Chassis Review
Over the last year or so, I have reviewed quite the collection of GAMEMAX chassis. They’ve certainly hit the market in style, delivering competitively priced products that, more often than not, impress with their build quality, style and features. Check out our reviews of the Kallis, Obsidian, Polaris, Draco, Moonstone, and Onyx, you’ll see what I mean.

However, today I’ll be taking a look at their most expensive model I’ve seen to date. It’s still under £100 at just £95.99, but at that price, it’s up there with the big players in the industry. There are a lot of awesome mid-towers in this price range to choose from. However, looking at the features it seems that GAMEMAX has put in some serious effort here, and the Eclipse should be pretty competitive. As they say, the devil is in the details, so let’s get it out of the box and take a closer look at what’s on offer.


Read full article @ eTeknix

IOGear HVER RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
Any enthusiast will know the name IOGEAR; this prolific peripherals company has been around for years and has a broad and popular catalog of products. Today Benchmark Reviews has the IOGEAR HVER RGB Aluminum Gaming Keyboard for review. This interesting input device includes popular features like partial aluminum construction, programmability with multiple profiles, and RGB lighting, but keeps costs down by eschewing mechanical key switches for rubber domes. How much of a sacrifice is this? We’ll see in this review.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

Linux Mint tools - That which makes the distro unique
Creating Linux distro spins is relatively easy. A few string replacements, some branding, and you're done. Creating unique, independent and self-sufficient projects, that's another matter entirely. The latter category is reserved to only a small number of distros that manage to balance their parenthood and individual identity while still providing users with a sensible and meaningful setup for work and fun. Linux Mint is one of such rare examples.

For many years, Mint has successfully paddles its gray-green look and feel, topped with good and easy access to everyday needs. This hasn't always been easy, as Ubuntu changes a lot, and this has often affected Mint in unpredictable ways. Still, overall, it managed to retain an edge of worth that goes beyond being yet another bland clone. Staying with the LTS releases as the baseline is one such manifest. A set of unique tools is another. We explore.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

Phanteks Eclipse P350X Review
With the Eclipse P350X, Phanteks has a case for E-ATX motherboards in its portfolio, which comes with a lot of features and at an attractive price. Apart from that especially friends of water cooling will love this case, since it offers good flexibility in that direction. In addition this model supports RGB illumination and it's compatible with several lighting systems. For now, we're really curious to find out how this case is going to do in our review.


Read full article @ ocaholic




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