4K Gaming PC October 2017 and more
Posted on: 10/25/2017 09:43 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

4K Gaming PC - October 2017
AMD EPYC 7401P: 24 Cores / 48 Threads At Just Over $1000
ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 300 Review
ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL) Review
Azza Inferno 310 Mid Tower Case Review
Bloody P85 Gaming Mouse Review
E-BLUE COBRA-PRO Gaming Chair Review
Epson EH-TW9300W home cinema projector review: Between 2K and 4K
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Review
Game Max Titan RGB Case Review
ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 CPU Cooler Review
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Review, PC Gameplay And Performance With Orc-Slaying Fun
MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS Review
Noctua Fans and Accessories Roundup
Phison PS5008-E8 NVMe SSD Technical Preview With Performance Analysis
Razer Atheris Review
Rosewill Nebula GX10
Rosewill Nebula GX10 Review
Team Group CARDEA Zero 240GB M2 SSD Review
Toshiba TR200 (480GB) Review
Workstation Specialists WS-X1100 (with 2x NVIDIA Quadro GP100) Review

4K Gaming PC - October 2017
4K monitors are getting cheaper and cheaper, while their sharpness can't be matched by normal displays. Graphics cards have to render four times as many pixels to drive a 4K display compared to a 'normal' Full HD panel, while the game textures are only getting more detailed. In short: you need real horse power to game in 4K.

A fast processor and especially a graphics card is a must. However, the rest of the configuration needs to be balanced as well. Since many gamers prefer to overclock their PC to improve performance, it is important to choose a motherboard that is suitable for this.

Having the right accessories is equally important. The goal of our 4K Gaming PC is to be able to run virtually all new PC titles on the highest settings. That means high graphics quality settings, a good frame rate, and surround sound. And let’s not forget a good gaming mouse and a decent keyboard with features to enhance your PC gaming experience. Besides that, a nice gaming monitor will also help bring your gaming experience to the next level.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

AMD EPYC 7401P: 24 Cores / 48 Threads At Just Over $1000
We've been looking at the interesting AMD EPYC server processors recently from the high-end EPYC 7601 to the cheapest EPYC 7251 at under $500 as well as the EPYC 7351P that offers 16 cores / 32 threads for only about $750. The latest EPYC processor for testing at Phoronix has been the EPYC 7401P, a 24 core / 48 thread part that is slated to retail for around $1075 USD.


Read full article @ Phoronix

ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 300 Review
The ROG Strix Fusion 300 features large oval ear-cups lined with oval shaped ear-pads, providing a more natural fit over round shaped cushioning. ASUS have included an additional pair of ROG Hybrid ear cushions that are a mix of protein leather and breathable fabric for enhanced comfort.


Read full article @ Vortez

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL) Review
The *ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro* boasts TWO selfie cameras - a *wide-angle camera* and a *24 MP selfie camera*! Find out if this is the ultimate selfie smartphone!


Read full article @ TechARP

Azza Inferno 310 Mid Tower Case Review
Azza might not be one of the most recognized names in the PC industry, however they have been in business for over 20 years while distributing hardware under their own name since 2009. Focused on gaming products, their product line includes power supplies, keyboards, mice, monitors and PC cases. Azza strives to provide hardware to meet the needs of PC gamers while still keeping it affordable.

Last year was definitely the year of Tempered Glass on cases, this year everybody is integrating RGB into everything possible. Azza has recently released a mid tower ATX case that includes both of these elements in the Inferno 310. At a quick glance at the specs, we see that the Inferno 310 includes three 120mm fans, RGB controller, a tempered glass side panel, support for ATX motherboards, long graphics cards (up to 380mm), up to 360mm AIO liquid cooling, USB 3.1 Gen 1 and a 5.25″ device bay, with an $89.99 price tag. There are also a ton of promotions going on for the Inferno 310 right now. For example if you purchase it before October 31, 2017 there is a $20 rebate available too and if you use promo code AZZAOCT17 there is 10% off that expires October 23, 2017. If you happen to buy this case today you’ll get get it shipped to your door for $60.99 after rebate!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Bloody P85 Gaming Mouse Review
A4TECH’s Bloody Division over the last few years has been at the forefront with that is called Light Strike technology, replacing mechanical with optical switches utilizing infrared light. Today we examine the most recent iteration of the Bloody mice series, the P85 Light Strike 5K RGB Animation Gaming Mouse; combining a popular eight button layout with some dazzling light effects.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

E-BLUE COBRA-PRO Gaming Chair Review
Let’s face it, today's gaming world is rapidly changing. With addition of eSports to competitive gaming we see more and more of professional gamers dedicating their skills to tournaments. Their weapons of choice vary drastically. We see mechanical keyboards, high definition headsets, multi button laser mice and of course the gaming chairs.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Epson EH-TW9300W home cinema projector review: Between 2K and 4K
Last year we tested the Epson LS10.000, a '4K Enhanced' projector that offers better-than-full-hd image quality, but has a high price tag of more than 6597 pounds / 7200 euros in part because of its laser engine. Since then, Epson made their 4k enhancement technology available in three more affordable models as well, namely the EH-TW7300, EH-TW9300 and EH-TW9300W. With prices that range from 2107 pounds / 2300 euros to 3115 pounds / 3400 euros these are not exactly entry-level projectors either, but for home cinema enthusiasts these are potentially interesting devices especially considering they are HDR-capable. We tested the top model of the series, the EH-TW9300W, which is supplied with an HDMI-transmitter that allows for wireless operation.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Review
The current wave of adding RGB lighting to hardware has reached the memory modules as well. It seemed to be an impossible task for a while, as we have only seen RAM with led lights done once before. Only one colour of lighting was possible on it and you had to connect a separate RGB cable per module. G.Skill have tried to do better and introduced their Trident Z RGB RAM which integrates with the ASUS' Aura Sync.

G.Skill have built up their brand in fast RAM preferred by the overclockers. The kit we are looking at today is also one of the faster modules with clock speeds of 3600MHz with CL16 is all but slow. Once you get the modules out of the box, you need to keep track of the RGB ones amid the regular Trident Z modules. The brushed aluminium heat-spreader is still there, but once you connect it to the motherboard, we see the symmetric beam of rainbow coloured lights.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

Game Max Titan RGB Case Review
We have reviewed many of the Game Max lineup in recent months and today we take a look at the Game Max ‘Titan’ – a tower ATX case targeted towards the budget end of the spectrum (£55) that includes three RGB Fans with an RGB and fan controller. How does the quality and performance hold up at the price point?


Read full article @ KitGuru

ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 CPU Cooler Review
ID-Cooling adds RGB to its latest liquid CPU cooler. Bling is nice, but does the Auraflow 240 RGB also perform better?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Review, PC Gameplay And Performance With Orc-Slaying Fun
The war resumes in Middle-Earth Shadow of War and we’re on the front-lines reporting in with a fresh review and performance analysis. This month Warner Bros. Interactive released their action-RPG sequel to 2014’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is here placing players in the familiar shoes of Talion, a highly-capable human Ranger with special powers.

Together with the dead Elf King Celebrimbor, whom shares his body, they must use their combined skills to traverse the various lands of Middle-Earth, dispatching or "Dominating" the many Orc hordes in hopes of amassing an army formidable enough to topple Sauron for good...


Read full article @ HotHardware

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS Review
So today, we turn to MSI for a detailed look at what they have to offer in the form of the Z370 GAMING PLUS - a motherboard equipped for Intel's 8th Generation of CPUs codenamed Coffee Lake. If you're wanting basic functionality and a passage to Intel Z370, while keeping the costs down, then this motherboard could be for you. We get all of the essential features and a price-tag which should appeal.


Read full article @ Vortez

Noctua Fans and Accessories Roundup
Noctua. A name that should be familiar to anyone who has been around the PC building industry for any amount of time. Known for their high-quality products as much as they are for their "unique" fan color scheme that provokes a love/hate response from most users, Noctua is a leader in aftermarket PC accessories. And while Noctua provides many options with regards to standard fan sizes like 120mm x 25mm and 80mm x 25mm, they also offer quire a few fan size options for less common applications.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Phison PS5008-E8 NVMe SSD Technical Preview With Performance Analysis
Phison's partners plan to bring E8 and E8T SSDs to market soon. These products will end the SATA era and push NVMe into the mainstream.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Razer Atheris Review
Razer has dropped us a sample of the Atheris, their latest mobile mouse; sporting a 7,200 DPI sensor, a proprietary 2.4GHz or Bluetooth connection and up to 350 hours of battery life, this could be the ideal solution for those wishing to blast some foes while out and about.


Read full article @ Vortez

Rosewill Nebula GX10
The most inexpensive gaming headset offered by Rosewill, the Nebula GX10, costs a mere $20. For that price, it offers surprisingly solid build quality, it's comfortable, and it even has a lighting system. The sound quality isn't spectacular but for this amount of money you could hardly ask for more.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Rosewill Nebula GX10 Review
The most inexpensive gaming headset offered by Rosewill, the Nebula GX10, costs a mere $20. For that price, it offers surprisingly solid build quality, is comfortable, and even has a lighting system. The sound quality isn't spectacular, but for just $20 dollars, you could hardly ask for more.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Team Group CARDEA Zero 240GB M2 SSD Review
We test and review the all new Team Group CARDEA Zero 240GB NVMe SSD. This slice of M.2 NAND is fast and even has been fitted with a a thin copper plate. Will Team Group be able to deliver a unit that manages to impress?


Read full article @ Guru3D

Toshiba TR200 (480GB) Review
Tip its hat into the entry-level SSD ring. Toshiba has launched a trio of retail SSDs armed with the company's own 3D flash memory. The TR200, now available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities and presented in a standard 2.5in, 7mm-high form factor, uses third-generation, 64-layer BiCS flash 3D.


Read full article @ Hexus

Workstation Specialists WS-X1100 (with 2x NVIDIA Quadro GP100) Review
AMD has been using High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) since the Fiji GPU in 2014. But NVIDIA has stuck with GDDR5 for everything but its General Purpose GPU-oriented Tesla P100. With the launch of the monstrous Quadro GP100, HBM has arrived in the graphics-oriented Quadro range as well. Our first taste of this humongous £7K card comes inside a suitably powerful system from Workstation Specialists, the WS-X1100. And this boasts not one GP100, but two.


Read full article @ KitGuru




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