AVM FRITZ!Repeater 3000 AC Wireless Repeater Review and more
Posted on: 10/22/2019 08:31 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AVM FRITZ!Repeater 3000 AC Wireless Repeater Review
Be Quiet! Pure Base 500 Window White Review
Big real-world test with three X570 motherboards in a closed PC
Cooler Master MP510 Mouse Pad Review
Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO CPU Cooler Review
Dark Mode improves battery life in side-by-side test
Fedora IoT Review
HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Keyboard Review
Manjaro Linux 18.1.0 Juhraya Cinnamon - Spicy but sweet
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO Review
MSI Immerse GH50 Gaming Headset Review
Oculus Quest Review
SilverStone SST-PF360 ARGB CPU Liquid Cooler Review
SK hynix Gold S31 1TB SSD Review
Stormforce Onyx (i3-9100F, GTX 1650) Budget Gaming PC Review
The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel
Thermaltake Premium Level 20 RGB Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse Review
Zowie S2 Black Review

AVM FRITZ!Repeater 3000 AC Wireless Repeater Review
Wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi) may not be the most secure way to access the internet and share data but there's no denying that it has come a long way since the very first 802.11 legacy (data rate of 1/2Mbps) compatible devices were released into the market just over two decades ago. Just imagine that since then we've witnessed the development and release of not one but roughly a dozen new and updated Wi-Fi protocols the most popular of which are without doubt the 802.11g released back in 2003 (data rate of up to 54Mbps), 802.11n released back in 2009 (data rate of up to 600Mbps) and the 802.11ac released back in 2013 (data rate of up to 2167Mbps). Still even though the different in maximum theoretical data rates between protocols is vast to say the least wireless range hasn't evolved nearly as much and even though most modern modem/routers are outfitted with several high-gain antennas that's not enough to cover large indoor areas. This is where Wi-Fi repeaters come in and so today we'll be testing the latest model by our friends over at AVM, the FRITZ!Repeater 3000.

AVM offers an extensive selection of products for high-speed broadband connectivity and smart home networking. With the FRITZ! product range, AVM is a leading manufacturer of broadband devices for DSL, cable, LTE (4G) and fiber optics in Germany and Europe. Our Smart Home products, based on wireless LAN, DECT and powerline standards, ensure an intelligent and secure home network. Thanks to the FRITZ!OS operating system, FRITZ! products are intuitive and easy to use. Regular free updates provide new functions for greater convenience and increased security. FRITZ! is the leading brand for home networking in Germany. Since it started out in Berlin in 1986, AVM's focus has been on developing secure, innovative products for broadband connections in-house. In 2018 the communications specialist had over 750 employees and generated a turnover of 520 million euros.



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Be Quiet! Pure Base 500 Window White Review
Be Quiet! doesn’t need any more introduction considering their track record with premium and performing products. Today we are looking into a more budget friendly option when it comes to computer chassis with the new “Pure Base 500″ line-up. Just because the main idea is budget, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will lack important features or the quality will go down. The Pure Base 500 is about a compact solution where you can also fit multiple AIOs (up to 360 in the front) and full ATX boards and hardware. As you will see this is one impressive case given its size.

BeQuiet! is a premium brand manufacturer of power supplies and cooling solutions for your desktop PC. With numerous awards under their belt they are considered the best German power supply manufacturer from Germany since 2006 – proved by being awarded with, no less than nine times in a row, the “Manufacturer of the Year” in the power supply category by the readers of the well-known German hardware magazine PC Games Hardware. In the category “fans”, be quiet! earned the first rank five consecutive times and belongs to the Top 3 CPU cooler brands for more than three years in a row. The community of Hardwareluxx also voted be quiet! as “Manufacturer of the Year” in the PSU category for four consecutive years.


Read full article @ Glob3trotters

Big real-world test with three X570 motherboards in a closed PC
The largest possible CPU on the smallest possible motherboard, best still remove all the heat sinks of the voltage regulators and that's the basis for the next YouTube orgy. Of course, I couldn't completely escape my curiosity about the possible limits, but in the end one should also be aware of his responsibility as a medium and not panic the readers (and thus also buyers) unjustifiably or let them doubt your own decisions.


Read full article @ IgorsLAB

Cooler Master MP510 Mouse Pad Review
The MP510 is a unique mouse pad from Cooler Master. It features a highly durable Cordura fabric as its top material, which is a smooth nylon blend. It has a splash-proof surface, stitched edges, and a logo that glows in the dark.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO CPU Cooler Review
So, you've decided to buy into the latest generation of Ryzen or maybe that 9900K you've had your eye on. To keep those CPUs running their best, you?re going to need a great cooler than can keep up with all those cores. Today, we're looking at the Corsair H115i RGB Platinum, a 240mm/280mm all-in-one that promises great temps and better looks for that shiny new system. Does it live up to the demands of real-world gamers and creators? Let's take a look and find out.


Read full article @ MMORPG

Dark Mode improves battery life in side-by-side test
If there’s one phone feature everyone is in love with this fall, it’s dark mode. Google and Apple are scrambling to add dark mode to their apps; everyone I know is enabling the mode on their iPhones, Pixels, and Galaxy phones. But in the background, I hear the same question repeated: does Dark Mode actually affect battery life, or is it best suited for Sith Lords and the goth kids at school?


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Fedora IoT Review
With the rise in IoT use, we are witnessing a demand for ready-made operating systems to support smart device development. Currently, the race is between proprietary versions such as IoT Plug and Play by Microsoft and open-source operating systems.

One such emerging open-source player is Fedora, which has a workstation that supports virtualization and containers. Fedora is also slated to release an Internet of Things edition called “Fedora IoT” in future.


Read full article @ IoT Tech Trends

HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Keyboard Review
At first glance the HyperX Alloy Origins has what it takes to be an outstanding keyboard, and it showcases the company’s new HyperX ‘Red’ switches. We have looked at various HyperX keyboards in the past, such as the Alloy FPS and FPS Pro and the Alloy FPS RGB, but these used Cherry MX Red and Kailh Silver Speed switches, respectively.

There is plenty to like about the design of the Alloy Origins and the specs look good, but how will these new HyperX switches stack up? Let’s find out!.


Read full article @ PC Perspective

Manjaro Linux 18.1.0 Juhraya Cinnamon - Spicy but sweet
A new week is upon us. How about a long, detailed review of Manjaro 18.1.0 Juhraya Cinnamon edition, tested in an eight-boot Windows and Linux environment on a laptop with UEFI, 16 partitions and Intel graphics, covering live session, installation and post-install usage, including look & feel, fonts, network connectivity - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, printing, multimedia - HD video and MP3 playback, smartphone support - Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, partitioning and setup, package management and updates, extra software via AUR and bauh, applications, hardware compatibility, suspend & resume, performance and responsiveness, resource usage, customization, other observations, and more. Take a look.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO Review
On July 23rd, 2019 NVIDIA debuted its GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER video card. This new video card provides more performance than the original GeForce RTX 2080 video card but at a price that rivals the original video card. The new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER has an MSRP of $699. At $699 it replaces the original GeForce RTX 2080, and also the RTX 2080 Founders Edition which had a higher price of $799.

That means faster than RTX 2080 Founders Edition performance, but at a price that is $100 cheaper. The only thing faster than the new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER is the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at $999. This is one fast video card, and at a new, more appealing price.


Read full article @ The FPS Review

MSI Immerse GH50 Gaming Headset Review
Today we are taking a look at MSI’s IMMERSE GH50 Gaming Headset. In recent years, MSI has been offering more Gaming related products aside from their normal line of motherboards, and GPUs. It has been some time since we have seen anything in for review from our friends at MSI but that is about to change and hopefully, we will keep seeing more of what they have to offer. The IMMERSE GH50 features MYSTIC LIGHT Support, a detachable mic, an inline controller and some really comfortable ear cups. MSI’s latest offerings in the peripheral market do really look quite nice, but does their performance hold up to the standards we have come to know from MSI? Only one way to find out, let’s jump into the review!


Read full article @ EnosTech

Oculus Quest Review
Oculus has released the first all-in-one virtual reality headset that does not require a computer, sensors, or wires. Just keep the Oculus Quest charged, install the app on your phone, and you're off. Now that you don't need a powerhouse computer, is this the time to try out virtual reality?

Before we get started, we should explain the differences between the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S. Sensors have been eliminated, replaced by cameras in the headset. The Quest does not require a computer, the Rift does. Oculus will be releasing the Oculus Link allowing users to connect to and take advantage of their computer power. More on the differences between the two below.


Read full article @ MajorGeeks

SilverStone SST-PF360 ARGB CPU Liquid Cooler Review
SilverStone Technology was founded in 2003 on the principle of recognition that merely having innovative expertise within the industry is not enough. Their objective is to ensure that their expertise is delivered to all products with consistency, in response to user’s needs, and with maximum user satisfaction. SilverStone Technology thrives on the challenges of rapid technological advancements and creating aesthetic standards for the industry. Their products are of high quality. Their product lines include PC Chassis, PSU, Cooling Solution, Storage devices, accessories, etc.

SilverStone has recently released its PermaFrost series liquid coolers. These coolers are released in 120mm, 240mm, and 360mm versions. These coolers packed stunning ARGB lighting on the block and the fans. The new generation of liquid coolers from SilverStone has key features differentiating them from the previous ones like the dual-chamber design of the pump to increase the effectiveness of heat dissipation. 0.2mm micro-channels on the block, an automotive-grade sine wave generator to drive three phase-6 poles pump motor, ARGB dedicated controller as well compatibility with a wide range of ARGB supported motherboards and powerful fans to ensure the optimal cooling performance. These coolers are compatible with Intel LGA 775/1136/115x/20xx and AMD AM2/AM3/AM4/FM1/FM2 sockets. SilverStone has sent us the biggest brethren aka SST-PF360-ARGB cooler for the review. Let’s start.


Read full article @ EnosTech

SK hynix Gold S31 1TB SSD Review
As one of the biggest names in the semiconductor market, SK hynix doesn't need much of an introduction. Founded in 1983 as Hyundai Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd., the company quickly made its mark by producing Korea’s first 16Kb SRAM. Since then, SK hynix has continued to lead the industry with smaller, faster and lower power semiconductors. Today, they are the world's second-largest memory chipmaker as well as the third-largest semiconductor company. Their memory, NAND flash and CMOS image sensors are found in products from some of the biggest names in the computer industry including Apple, ASUS, Dell and HP.

With its background in NAND flash, it should come as no surprise that SK hynix is a major player in the SSD industry. Until recently though, they've stayed behind the scenes, supplying consumer and enterprise drives to PC OEMs. However, with the launch of its new Gold S31 SSD, the company is looking to get a piece of the retail market. Aimed at gamers, designers and content creators, the Gold S31 is the first of SK hynix's new SuperCore series of consumer SSDs. Designed and built completely in-house, the drive is powered by the company's own "Quartz" controller and is available with up to 1TB of their 72-layer 3D TLC NAND flash.


Read full article @ CDRLabs.com

Stormforce Onyx (i3-9100F, GTX 1650) Budget Gaming PC Review
With an entry level price tag of £649.99 is the Onyx a good option for gamers on a budget? Stormforce specialises in creating prebuilt gaming computers for a mass audience and in this review we take a look at the more affordable end of the lineup in the form of the Onyx PC. With an entry level price tag of £649.99 is the Onyx a good option for gamers on a budget?


Read full article @ KitGuru

The Mac Pro Killer Build Guide, featuring Supermicro and Intel
We all know that Apple's Mac Pro designers spend a lot of time creating custom-built desktops with intricate custom form factors and exteriors inspired by household items found in kitchens. Some have criticized the 2013 Mac Pro for looking like a trashcan and the soon to be released model for looking like a grater, but while it is fun to poke fun at their exterior designs, they are very high-end machines with top of the line hardware. However, they have many downsides. We can build a workstation with faster and bigger specifications compared to their entry-level offering, using the same platform and CPU generation, and still come way under budget compared to their cheapest model. Supermicro came to us a few months ago and asked us to build a machine similar to the new Mac Pro, and we took on that challenge. Our configuration will use a CPU with 50% more cores than their entry-level machine, with more DRAM in a faster configuration, an SSD with double the capacity, and a much faster GPU. We will also come in thousands of dollars cheaper than the $6K Apple is asking for their new Mac Pro.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Thermaltake Premium Level 20 RGB Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse Review
Today I will be reviewing the Thermaltake Premium Level 20 Mouse. Thermaltake has developed several, what you could call brands with-in a brand. Most of us are familiar with the esports division, but some of you may not be aware of the the premium lineup especially for peripherals because in the past their main focus has been liquid cooling components.

With the brief history lesson out of the way….Are you left handed, right handed? Doesn’t matter with this mouse because you get the symmetrical design that gives you a great ergonomic design either way! I have a chance to cover a few of what Thermaltake is bringing forth in the Level 20 lineup and let me tell you they are hitting on all aspects that are important to gamers and RGB enthusiast. Performance and aesthetics have been hitting on all marks in this entire lineup so I don’t expect much less out of this Mouse.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

Zowie S2 Black Review
Zowie's latest offering, the S Series, was initially only available as part of their Divina series, which only came with a glossy coating and either in blue or pink. The S2 Black and S1 Black now make Zowie's newest shape available with their signature black matte coating, which some may prefer. In this review, I'll be taking a look at whether any noteworthy changes have been made to the S2 aside from the coating, along with a detailed comparison with several other Zowie mice.

The Zowie S2 is a medium-sized ambidextrous gaming mouse with side buttons on the left side only. It comes equipped with one of Pixart's top optical sensors, the PWM3360, Huano switches for the main buttons, and Zowie's usual no-frills approach for software and lighting, which is why I'll be skipping that part of the review entirely.


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