Budget Game PC October 2017 and more
Posted on: 11/01/2017 11:35 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

ADATA SE730H External Solid State Drive Review
ASRock X399 Taichi AMD TR4 Motherboard Review
BitFenix Aurora
Budget Game PC - October 2017
Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop Review
Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi Review
Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Review: Untethered, Precision Mousing
Patriot Viper V570 RGB Blackout Gaming Mouse Review
Samsung T5 Portable SSD review: fast lighweight
Sapphire RX VEGA 64 Limited Edition Review

ADATA SE730H External Solid State Drive Review
Fast portable storage is something that more and more people are starting to need. With file sizes of photos, video, and other content getting bigger we want fast storage to not only transfer these files between PCs, but to also view and work on large files or projects. Trying to work in Adobe Premiere with 4K content on a normal hard drive is not fun at all. That is where portable solid state drives come in, they are small and compact, as well as offer some serious transfer speeds. Today we are checking out the ADATA SE730H, which comes in capacities up to 512GB and offers transfer speeds of up to 500 MB/s. On top of that you have IP68 dust and waterproofing as well as military-grade shock proofing. Let’s see if this is the perfect drive for all of the content creators on the go.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

ASRock X399 Taichi AMD TR4 Motherboard Review
After the ASRock X399 Taichi video, we have reviewed the AMD Ryzen Threadripper motherboard on OCinside today. The high-end Socket TR4 motherboard was tested in our OC test with an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU and overclocked to the limit. The X399 motherboard offers an extremely good basic equipment with five PCI Express slots, eight DDR4 slots, three fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots as well as 32Gb/s U.2 ports, eight SATA3 ports, ASRock BIOS flashback function for BIOS updates without any CPU and much more. We will test and explain everything else with many practical AMD Ryzen Threadripper tips on the following pages.


Read full article @ OCInside.de

BitFenix Aurora
The Bitfenix Aurora packs dual 280 mm liquid-cooling support, a bracket for reservoirs, an Aura-compatible RGB controller, and glass side panels into one case. We take it for a spin to make it glow in all its colors and take a closer look to see if it manages to shine even in deep space.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Budget Game PC - October 2017
The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck.

That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge concessions to either the image quality or your enjoyment of the game.

Our advice covers a basic configuration, but we'll frequently name a few options to make your PC faster, more futureproof or easier to upgrade.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop Review
The new Inspiron systems are more affordable than those from Dell's Alienware brand, while still packing some serious punch for the price. At the time of writing, five different hardware configurations are available based on either the Ryzen 5 1400 or the Ryzen 7 1700X CPUs and offering various RAM and storage combinations. The gaming component is taken care of by the AMD Radeon RX 560, RX 570, and RX 580 video cards. These machines start at $650 USD, with the most decked out configuration going for $1550 USD.


Read full article @ Neoseeker

Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi Review
Can the bite sized Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi flex its muscles when compared to its bigger X370 brothers? Lately, we’ve seen custom builds sporting huge AIO coolers, lots of fans, and enough RGB to keep significant others up at night. But what happens when you trim off all that glitz and glam and get to the base requirements for a great system? And that's where the B350 comes in. AMD has placed this chipset right in the middle of its AM4 lineup where it supports both enthusiast-grade performance while shaving off enough features to satisfy our mainstream computing needs.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Review: Untethered, Precision Mousing
Trackballs were all the rage a couple of decades back, when mice weren’t nearly as accurate, maintenance-free, or ergonomic as today’s offerings. Logitech was a leader in the space back then, and had a handful of popular trackball designs in its line-up, including – my favorite -- the Trackman Marble. But over time, their popularity waned and mice got infinitely better.

Although trackballs never really went away completely, Logitech made some noise recently with the introduction of the MX Ergo. The new Logitech MX Ergo is a modern trackball with increased accuracy, a comfortable design, and lag-free wireless operation complete with a long lasting, rechargeable battery...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Patriot Viper V570 RGB Blackout Gaming Mouse Review
California-based Patriot has been in business since 1985 and while their gaming division Viper might not carry the name recognition of Logitech or Razer, they are aiming to grow their market share with unique, quality products aimed at PC gamers. I recently had the opportunity to review the Viper Gaming LED Mouse Pad, which was a solid product that had good build quality. Along with the Gaming LED Mouse Pad, Viper also shipped me their V570 RGB Blackout Edition Gaming Mouse, which is an update to their popular V570 RGB. Read on to see how it performs!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Samsung T5 Portable SSD review: fast lighweight
An external drive is ideal if you want to quickly back-up and transfer data in an easy way. Regular external hard drives are slow and primarily good for your coffee consumption. An external SSD is a lot faster. Samsung already raised the bar with their T3, but raises it once again with their brand new T5. We tested the Samsung Portable SSD T5 in the 500GB, 1TB and 2TB variants.

The Samsung T-series external SSDs has been small, light and fast since the first generation. The T5 continuous this trend. While the T3 was slightly bigger compared with its predecessor, the T5 is smaller- slightly smaller than a credit card. The weight barely changed: 51 grams. In short, a small gem that can easily fit in your pocket. Nevertheless this device is a lot faster than a bigger external hard drive.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

Sapphire RX VEGA 64 Limited Edition Review
After several years of AMD refreshing previous generations, the wait is finally over. AMD has recently released their long-awaited VEGA line up of GPUs. Vega is the first GPU to use AMD’s all new 5th generation GCN, or Graphics Core Next architecture. Based on the 14nm FinFET architecture, the Vega architecture which is to target increased instructions per clock, higher clock speeds and supports HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory). Now on paper, that all sounds great. However, AMD has been known to over hype product launches from time to time. Even with its short comings, the Fury X was a step in the right direction for AMD on the graphics side. That paired with how well the Ryzen launch went overall, gives AMD and VEGA some serious potential to take a chunk of the market from Nvidia, if executed properly. With how new, and popular VEGA is, it’s been difficult to get our hands on a card. So, our friends at Cutting Edge Gamer were nice enough to loan us the Sapphire RX Vega 64 Limited Edition for test out. So, let’s throw this card on the bench and see how it does against the competition.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc




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