How To Install the AMD Threadripper CPU and more
Posted on: 02/19/2018 11:38 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Apricorn Aegis Fortress 128GB SSD Review
Bloody Gaming B975 Optical Gaming Keyboard Review
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300P Video Review
Crucial 16 GB DDR4 Ballistix Sport Red Review
FSP CMT510 Review
Gamdias Hebe M1 Review
Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 7 PRO Motherboard Review
How To Install the AMD Threadripper CPU
Intel facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre flaws
Kingston Nucleum 7-in-1 Type-C Hub Review
MSI Z370 TOMAHAWK (Intel Z370) Motherboard Review
Netstor NA611TB3 Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD Review
Noctua NH-L12S CPU Cooler Review
Noctua NH-L12S CPU Cooler Review
Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU Cooler Review
SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse Review

Apricorn Aegis Fortress 128GB SSD Review
The Aegis Fortress is designed as an ultra-resilient FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated storage solution. This solution features an onboard keypad to protect against keylogging attacks with added hardware based 256bit AES encryption. This solution has undergone IP certification and has come away IP56 certified for dust and water intrusion with interior electronics protected by the epoxy coating. It is bus-powered via a standard USB port and features a built-in USB 3.0 cable. The Aegis Fortress is compatible with all Operating Systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. MSRP of the 128GB SSD solution comes in at $189.99 with a three-year warranty.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Bloody Gaming B975 Optical Gaming Keyboard Review
It’s may just be the year of Bloody Gaming. This year, the accessory maker is releasing peripherals intent on bringing them into the spotlight like never before. We saw some of their new gear at CES and were impressed, but it was their new keyboards that most caught our eye. Today, we’re looking at the B975, Bloody’s new full-size RGB keyboard, complete with a new and improved optical switch that’s easily their best yet.


Read full article @ MMORPG

Cooler Master MasterBox Q300P Video Review
At CES 2018, Cooler Master unveiled their new cases in the MasterBox lineup. The all new Cooler Master MasterBox Q300P features an acrylic side window, interrupted only by the side-mounted IO. The front panel shows off the Q300P's pair of included 120mm RGB LED fans, which will also support a 240mm radiator.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Crucial 16 GB DDR4 Ballistix Sport Red Review
Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers in the world also ranked among the Top 5 Semiconductor producing companies in the world.
They make computer memory upgrades (DRAM) and solid state drives (SSDs), and offer more than 250,000 upgrades for over 50,000 systems.


Read full article @ Glob3trotters

FSP CMT510 Review
The FSP CMT510 utilizes nothing but steel and glass and comes jam-packed with four RGB fans - all at quite the intriguing price point. With its ability to switch up the color hue and a simple but functional interior with plenty of room, the CMT510 turns out to be quite a worthy chassis in the crowded mid-range market.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Gamdias Hebe M1 Review
The headsets are packaged in a multicolored cardboard box with orange accents specific of GAMDIAS.
The front side features a plastic transparent window that presents the headsets, next to it, the background is composed out of a general image of the headsets while on the left side there are listed some of the product’s features. On the upper side, there are printed both the logo and name of GAMDIAS as well as the name of the headsets.


Read full article @ Tech-Legend

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 7 PRO Motherboard Review
We test the Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 7 PRO motherboard, a lovely motherboard in dark accents that resides in a high-end segment. This X299 motherboard can house Skylake-X processors and has the looks to kill. We test the platform with Spectre and Meltdown patches in place. Based on Socket LGA2066, however, the motherboard also supports Kaby Lake X procs in the form of the quad-core Core i7 7740K and Core i5 7640K.

This motherboard is intended for Intel Skylake-X processors that will be released this summer based on Socket LGA2066, however, the motherboard also supports Kaby Lake-X procs in the form of the quad-core Core i7 7740K and Core i5 7640K. We got our grubby little paws on a 10-core Skylake-X processor, as such welcome to this full review (but not thanks to Intel). Intel’s primary processor business has been releasing and refreshing quad-core processors for years now with an E type (e.g. Broadwell-E / Haswell-E) processor release every now and then. They had no rush and have been competitive and relaxed all the way for years now. Intel did anticipate Zen or Ryzen, but the AMD consumer-aimed Threadripper 16-core and Naples server segment 32-core made Intel step up its game a notch. Initially, it was expected that Intel would announce a new 10 and maybe 12-core processor based on Skylake-X architecture. With everything that has been going on, there have now been a number of announcements going from top to bottom with an unexpected quad-core Kaby Lake-X release as well as announcements that entails Intel will release 18-core processors.


Read full article @ Guru3D

How To Install the AMD Threadripper CPU
We wanted to take the time to show our readers exactly how we install AMD Threadripper CPUs. We have discussed this in passing in a lot of the videos we have produced on Threadripper in the past year, but we have never broken it down in a simple and short video and addressed the installation on some of the TR4 sockets that can be a bit "stubborn." It is worth mentioning that the way we install the Threadripper does not use the same process that AMD suggests, however we think that the way we go about it can surely alleviate some of problems enthusiasts run into.

The biggest issue I think that impacts people installing the Threadripper is that they are concerned with being a bit too heavy-handed. Do not be afraid to put a lot of force behind it where you need to, because the TR4 socket is incredible robust in its design and strength. Conversely, whatever you do, DO NOT EVER touch any of the pins down in the socket for any reason whatsoever. Those 4,094 pins might has well be angle hair, and are not to be disturbed. Beyond that however, we have abused these TR4 sockets and those have taken everything we have thrown at them.

We do suggest installing your Threadripper CPU into the TR4 socket before you install the motherboard onto the motherboard tray. Make sure you have it on a stable surface that will not damage the back of the motherboard. The way you can use as much pressure as needed to push down onto the socket screws and not be concerned with over-flexing the PCB and causing damage to it. With that said, go forth and install!


Read full article @ HardOCP

Intel facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre flaws
A growing group of customers is unsatisfied with the response from Intel following the revelations and a recent SEC filing from the company noted that as of 15 February, 30 customer class action lawsuits and two securities lawsuits have been filed.


Read full article @ Silicon Republic

Kingston Nucleum 7-in-1 Type-C Hub Review
We received a Nuclelum 7-in-1 USB Type-C hub from Kingston for review and we found it to be an innovative product that gives any power-user more flexibility although it is primarily aimed at newer MacBooks and at notebooks with few ports. The Latin definition of nūcleum is the “accusative singular of nūcleus“, which implies that this device will become the center of your life as it gives anyone with a USB Type-C port far more flexibility and productivity by providing 7 additional ports that may be used simultaneously.


Read full article @ BabelTechReviews

MSI Z370 TOMAHAWK (Intel Z370) Motherboard Review
While we have previously looked at MSI's high-end motherboards for the Z370 platform, today we are taking a look at a significantly more affordable motherboard. The Z370 TOMAHAWK is designed to fulfill the needs of those who can't or won't dish out over $200 for a motherboard. That market is huge, and MSI has done a good job of addressing platform cost in regards to Intel's latest 8th Generation platform. The Z370 TOMAHAWK is designed to offer a reasonable balance of features to performance, so let's see what it has to offer.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Netstor NA611TB3 Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD Review
The Netstor NA611TB3 enclosure brings Thunderbolt 3 to two high-performance NVMe SSDs in a semi-portable enclosure with rugged features.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Noctua NH-L12S CPU Cooler Review
For our first CPU Cooler review this year we have another Noctua product. We are going to have a look at the Noctua NH-L12S, the successor to the award-winning NH-L12. The NH-L12S is a low profile cooler with a 120mm fan, up from the 92mm fan on the NH-L12, four heat pipes with Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), and soldered joints & nickel plating. It’s aimed at the HTPC and Small Form Factor market, or even a Home Server if you need decent and quiet cooling.

The NH-L12S is supplied with Noctua’s patented SecuFirm2 mounting system too and is presented in the typical Noctua way, including the beige fans which set Noctua apart from the rest of the Cooling market.

We’ve had this for a while and retested due to the recent Intel bugs, just in case any of the issues invalidated the results and would like to thank Noctua for their understanding.


Read full article @ Hardware Slave

Noctua NH-L12S CPU Cooler Review
We are always pleased when it comes time for Noctua to release samples, and we get the email asking if we want to test it. Mainly, this is because out of all of the CPU coolers making products, it is hard to beat the build quality, efficiency, and even the looks of what they produce. Some may prefer coated or painted fins, and it seems all the rage to flog Noctua for their fan colors; call us old-school if you must, but we dig exposed aluminum and the way a Noctua fan colors set their coolers aside from all the rest. With one glance, there is no need to ask who makes the cooler, and you are only left to guess the model and cost associated with it. Honestly, we give Noctua praise for sticking to their guns amidst all the hate, and for those who want change, they have the Redux, Industrial, and Chromax lines to get a fan from if it is that big of a deal.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU Cooler Review
For those who are not aware, a Kama is a farm implement, sort of like a sickle, which is traditionally Japanese in derivation. A cross is something we are all aware of, and can be anything from a plus sign to an "X" or the current convention of a "t" shape. Put both words together, and we can imagine a pissed off farmer wielding a pair of Kamas crossing each other for a blunt strike or a defensive posture. While this isn't exactly what you are about to see, it does lead into the idea behind a cooler which is now on its third redesign, and in our opinion is the best-looking version to hit the market.


Read full article @ TweakTown

SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse Review
Greetings everyone, today were going to be covering the Steelseries Rival 600 Mouse. One of the things to note is the new TrueMove 3+, that is basically a dedicated sensor to detect lift off.

The Rival 600 has a good look and a few light but nothing close to overwhelming. I am a fan of a few lights but recently this RGB fad has been going a bit far in my opinion. I like to see Steelseries kept it simple. Well lets not wait anymore and see what we have in this mouse!


Read full article @ FunkyKit




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