Monday, June 18, 2018

Bob Buskirk

Bob Buskirk
6595 posts
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
Hardware News

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X Show up in Geekbench

Two new Ryzen 2000 series processors have shown up in Geekbench, these are the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X. To start things off the Ryzen 5 2500X has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boosts up to 4.0 GHz. This chip will feature SMT.

Hardware News

AMD Motherboard Makers Removing Support For Older CPU Models

Many motherboard makers are reporting that they might drop support for Bristol Ridge in future motherboard releases. The reason for this is that the BIOS has to support all processors by included the microcode for them. Supporting so many CPU models makes the size of the BIOS beyond 128 megabits (16 MB), which would exceed the capacity of the BIOS flash chips used by most motherboard manufacturers.

Hardware News

Samsung Launches the Chromebook Plus (V2)

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., announced the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2), a 2-in-1 convertible designed to help people get the most out of Chrome OS wherever life and work take them. Available at Best Buy starting June 24, the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) is equipped with a built-in pen and offers a light, thin and stylish design that delivers versatility, portability and a premium experience at a competitive price point.

Benq Screenbar e-Reading Lamp
Displays

Benq Screenbar e-Reading Lamp Review

One thing that most of us do not think about when designing and setting up our PC Desk setup is lighting. Yes, you may want some RGB lights on your desk or behind your monitor, but real functional lighting is sort of an after-thought. Well Benq might have just the thing for you in their Screenbar e-Reading lamp, which is designed to sit on the top of your monitor and provide great lighting for your work space. It also solves problems that traditional lamps face like incorrect brightness, limited space, and screen reflection. Let's take a look at the Screenbar from Benq and see if it is the ultimate lighting solution for our setup.

Contests

ThinkComputers & Arctic Giveaway!

Alright guys we are back with another giveaway! We have teamed up with our friends at Arctic to give away five of their Summair Mobile USB fans! These are pretty awesome and simply plug into any open USB port to help cool you off! On top of that we are throwing in two $25 gift cards to the online store of your choice (Amazon, Newegg, Steam, etc).

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