Lian Li is known by many as a high-end case manufacture with many of their cases costing well over $250. This is mainly because these cases are made of all aluminum, which of course is more expensive and lighter than steel. What you might not know is that Lian Li has an Ebonsteel line of cases which feature steel construction and come in at affordable prices. Today we will be taking a look at the PC-K6S, which is the silent version of the PC-K6. Being that this case is made for silence you have sound dampening material on both side panels, the top and front of the case. The PC-K6S is also designed to give you an extremely clean build as you have large metal shrouds covering the power supply and have drive cages. Talking about storage this case can fit up to 7 hard drives! Let’s see what the PC-K6S is all about!
Jon Peddie Research (JPR), today announced that the PC Gaming Market has breached the $30 Billion mark for the first time! This is comprised of DIY built gaming computers, upgrades, and accessories such as input devices and audio/communication systems. The $30 billion mark was hit in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a 6% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) through 2019.
It was expected that we would see a May / June release for Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X that would coincide with Computex, but now looks like Intel will be pushing back the launch of these processors to the August / September 2017 timeframe.
We told you that there would be a NAND shortage about a month ago, and now it looks like we are starting to see the effects. Samsung’s upcoming 4TB version of their 850 Pro solid state drive has been delayed because of the NAND shortage and no new release date has been announced by the company.
TerraMaster is a new company to us here at ThinkComputers. They have been focused on the development of storage technology for 16 years and their main product range includes network attached storage and direct attached storage devices. Today we will be taking a look at the F2-220 2-bay NAS. This network attached storage device features an Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual core CPU, 2 GB of memory, and two SATA drive bays that support 2.5-inch as well as 3.5-inch hard drives for up to 16TB of total storage space. The F2-220 runs on the Linux-based TerraMaster TOS operation system, which gives you a very user-friendly experience. Let’s get some drives in the F2-220 and see what it can do!
In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about recovering from CES and finally getting back on our feet, the possibility on a new single player game coming from Valve, a new promising case coming from Antec and more!
For our first Case Mod Friday showcase of 2017 we have Mike Petereyns’ Project Shui-Shen. This scratch build is one of the best we’ve seen in a very long time and is truly unique. We had the chance to speak with Mike at CES 2017 and he told us that this build took a full year of his life. Now that is dedication right there! Be sure to check this build out because it is one of the best you’ll see all year!
It looks like China is working on a new Supercomputer. It has plans in the works to have a prototype exascale computer by the end of 2017. China wants to be the first country to have a Supercomputer that is capable of a billion, yes a billion calculations per second!
AOC has just announced their newest gaming monitor, the AGON AG352UCG. This 35-inch display features an UltraWide 21:9 QHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels with a 100 Hz refresh rate, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 100 percent sRGB colour gamut, and a 2000R curve. The AGON series is of course targeted at gamers so this display is NVIDIA G-Sync compatible.
It looks like AMD is trying to clear inventory of their dual-GPU Radeon Pro Duo cards. This card launched back in April of 2016 and was and still is the red teams most powerful graphics card. It originally launched with a price of $1499 and now it is selling for as low as $799.99 on various online retailers.