This week for Case Mod Friday we have a build from NeSSa. He tells us that “Chrono Master is a time machine meant to signify the current moment and as the time itself, meant to give us a picture of what the modding future can look like.”
The words all-in-one PC and gaming typically don’t go together. All-in-one PCs are typically made to be productivity computers that offer a very small footprint. Well Lenovo is changing the idea of an all-in-one PC with their IdeaCentre AIO Y910 Gaming PC. Since it is designed for gaming inside you’ll find a Core i7-6700 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, 16GB of DDR4 memory, 256 GB PCIe SSD, and a 1TB hard drive. All of this is inside of what is basically a 27-inch monitor. The monitor itself is pretty awesome too, rocking a 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution and edgeless display. Could this be the ideal solution for a gamer on the go? Or someone who does not have that much space to work with? We are going to put it through the paces and see just how well it performs!
Obviously AMD is the big winner here as they are getting great sales of their current graphics cards, they are literally sold out everywhere! Not only are their sales increasing, but so is their stock price.
G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the DDR4 frequency world record at DDR4-5500MHz.
I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from May.
Last week at Computex AMD announced nine ThreadRipper CPU models for their HEDT lineup. These CPUs will start at 10-core, 20-thread, and go all the way up to 16-core, 32-thread. The entry-level 16-core, 32-thread chip, the ThreadRipper 1998 has been reported to have a MSRP of $849.
As a result for the high demand of these cards (both AMD and NVIDIA), it seems both companies are working on specialized versions of their graphics cards specifically made for mining crypto-currency.
AMD has their Ryzen 5 six-core and Ryzen 7 eight-core chips that have a slight edge over Intel’s $329 Core i7-7700K, which currently sits at the upper end of their mainstream desktop processor line-up. To compete it looks like Intel is preparing a new mainstream desktop platform, which by our guess will have a new socket and be the Z370 Express chipset.
Phanteks’ line of Enthoo Evlov cases has been one of our favorites over the past couple of years. This year they are giving the tempered glass treatment to many of the models in the series. Today we are going to be checking out the tempered glass version of the Evolv Micro-ATX case. This is the successor to the first ever Evolv case and combines 3mm aluminum with dual tempered glass side panels. This case has already proven to be one of the best out there and adding tempered glass panels is going to make it even better. Phanteks has also added RGB LEDs to the front of the case and around the power button, which you can sync with your motherboard software. Let’s take a closer look at all this tempered glass and see if the Enthoo Evolv remains to be one of the best choices for Micro-ATX system builders.
This seems like it is 2013 all over again. There is another Cryptocurrency mining craze going on right now, it is Ethereum and it seems everyone is talking about it. At the beginning of May Ethereum was priced at $19, and is around $220 today. That is why prices of used Radeon RX Series graphics cards are skyrocketing! A quick search on eBay shows that many RX 480’s are selling for $400!