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Posted by Mark Taliaferro
on Monday, 04 September 2017
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3733 MHz

We all know when it comes to RAM faster is better and Corsair has sent us a Corsair Vengeance LPX kit that runs at 3733MHz with timings of 17-19-19-39. When we opened the box low and behold we found a RAM fan with three interchangeable colored rings. We cannot express how happy we are to see Corsair going back to fans on some kits. Not only is it top notch RAM fit for computer connoisseurs, the fan cools the RAM and due to its proximity to the VRM’s helps cool the VRMs and chokes in the CPU area.

Last updated on Monday, 04 September 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Lance Carter
on Friday, 01 September 2017

Cooler Master set out to create a budget friendly headset with only the necessary features that also can stand up to extensive abuse from day to day use. So they invented the  MasterPulse  MH320 headset that is both for the casual gamer as well as the general pc user. Armed with a flexible steel headband instead of a plastic one Proclockers believes this headset has some potential lets takes a closer look.  

Last updated on Sunday, 03 September 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Lance Carter
on Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Mionix's gaming mice were developed in collaboration with Kickstarter and the Twitch streaming community. The Mionix QG mouse measures the user’s biometric information and movement data via integrated sensors and visualizes the captured data through an in-game overlay. Proclockers was able to evaluate the function of this unique mouse. Our hope is to inform others that are looking into this peripheral a better understanding of its abilities.  

Last updated on Thursday, 31 August 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Mark Taliaferro
on Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Kingston 32GB DDR4 3200

Not too long ago we had the privilege of reviewing HyperX’s Predator DDR4 2x8Gb dual channel memory kit. The performance was rather impressive and we came away quite pleased. Now we have an opportunity to test the 4x8Gb quad channel version!

Last updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, 28 August 2017
ASUS ROG STRIX X299E Gaming Motherboard

ASUS’s STRIX branded product line has been a popular choice for gamers the last few generations due to its affordable price tag attached to a product good looks, great performance, and unbeatable ROG bloodlines. ASUS now brings this pedigree to Intel’s new X299 platform in the form of the ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming. From the AURA Sync Lighting, to the reinforced metal reinforced SafeSlots, to the SupremeFX Audio, everything here is about serious gaming.

Last updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, 25 August 2017
ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 LGA 2066 Intel X299 Motherboard

Few names in the industry stick out quite as much as Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel, arguably THE first professional gamer. For ASRock to collaborate and brand a motherboard with this moniker, you know they have to mean business. ASRock knows you are only as good as your foundation, so they loaded the X299 Professional Gaming i9 up with everything needed to make sure nothing stands in your way.

Intel’s X299 chipset provides support for Intel’s latest Kabylake-X and SkyLake-X CPU’s up to 18 cores, up to 128GB of Quad Channel DDR4, 4 PCIE x16 slots, triple Turbo M.2 slots, and Dual Intel Gigabit LAN ports. If that wasn’t enough for your, they even stuffed in the very latest Aquantia powered TEN gigabit networking, Intel dual band 802.11AC Wifi, Creative Sound Blaster Cinema audio, full RGB support and more super speed USB and connectivity options that you’ll know what to do with. Can it fight its way to the top of the scoreboard? We’re about to find out.

Last updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Intel Core i7-7820X CPU

Nearly six years ago in November of 2011, Intel divided its lineup by releasing its first HEDT (High-End Desk-Top) in the form of the X79 platform and a trio of Sandy Bridge-E CPU’s with the flagship 6-core Extreme Edition Core i7-3960X. The platform eventually received an update to Ivy Bridge-E with three new CPUs. Three years later, the updated X99 platform was launched with another trio of Haswell-E CPU’s with the 8 core i7-5960X, later to be trumped with Broadwell-E’s 10-core i7-6950X. Fast-forward just under 3 years and Intel brings us X299. This time however, Intel changed the game and announced NINE different CPU’s over a stagger launch. Spanning 2 architectures at the same time, Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X, X299 hits the ground with a starting lineup from quad core to 18 cores, up to quad channel ddr4 memory and up to a hefty 44 PCIe lanes.
 

While we wait for the remaining Sky Lake-X CPU’s to arrive, we’ll take a look at one offering near the middle of the shotgun pattern launch with the 8 core, 16 thread Intel Core i7-7820X. Does it compare to the retiring 8 core champion of X99? We certainly aim to find out!

Last updated on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Paul Malfy
on Friday, 11 August 2017
ASUS STRIX MAGNUS USB Microphone

With just how connected the world is today, a microphone is more of a necessity these days and less of a luxury. Applications such as TeamSpeak and Discord have made online gaming much easier and much more accessible while apps like Skype have moved meetings from conference rooms to living rooms. However, a low-quality mic can make you sound distorted and muffled, making it harder for people to hear you clearly. This can cause you to lose a match online, or make a bad impression on a potential employer.

As any streamer or YouTuber will tell you, a high-quality mic is a must have on the desk of any potential content creator. There are several viable options beyond integrated camera mics. You can always set up an audio interface with an XLR microphone but that can get very expensive even though it offers the best quality. Most people go with a simple plug and play USB mic, though they are usually hit or miss. I was very excited when ASUS launched their ROG Magnus USB microphone. Since ASUS doesn’t affix the ROG logo to just any old product, I expected nothing but good things from this mic. So, let’s see how it did.

Last updated on Monday, 14 August 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, 09 August 2017
ASUS ROG STRIX X299E Gaming Motherboard

ASUS’s STRIX line of products has been a popular choice on other platforms for bringing strong gaming oriented features and aesthetics to an affordable mid-range price point. Asus now brings that along to the AMD Ryzen ecosystem in the form of the ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Motherboard. Packing AMD’s X370 Enthusiast Class chipset, It supports Dual graphics cards, NVMe SSD’s, Native USB 3.1 Gen 2 and all of AMD’s fully unlocked AM4 Based Ryzen CPU’s in an attractive, neutral, gray and black color scheme. Should the STRIX X370-F anchor your next Ryzen gaming build? Lets check it out and find out!

Last updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Monday, 07 August 2017

Not too long ago we reviewed Asus’s new line of ROG Strix AMD based video cards the RX 580 and RX 570 and we came away rather impressed. Today we will be looking at their RX 560 Video card. The Radeon RX 560 is the newest entry to the RX 500 series and is designed for the more budget conscience gamer. The ROG Strix RX 560 utilizes 4GB of GDDR5 memory with 1024 stream processors and 16 compute units. It ships with 1326MHz core clock speed, and has 1750MHz memory clock speed which is connected to a 128-bit memory interface. These specifications are roughly half that of the larger RX 570.

Last updated on Monday, 07 August 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by ProClockers Hardware Reviews
on Thursday, 03 August 2017

Installing cooling fans on your PC chassis can be tricky particularly if go for high-RPM fans or installing on thin aluminum panels. In such scenarios, the fan could produce vibrations that would produce noise and to some extent could lead to damaging your hardware. Fortunately, Noctua got something to address such issues with their NA-SAV3 and NA-SAV4 anti-vibration mounts. 

Last updated on Thursday, 03 August 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Paul Malfy
on Monday, 31 July 2017
Swiftech KOMODO NV-LE GTX 1080 TI GPU Block

As the PC Enthusiast community grows, the water cooling community grows with it. You see it on the online forums and Facebook groups, as more and more people are trying their hands at custom water cooling. Not only can you customize your PC to fit your personal taste, but the performance increase is well worth the effort. Custom water cooling offers much lower temperatures, and increased performance.

There are few names in custom PC water cooling industry as well known and well respected as Swiftech. Since 1994, Swiftech has cemented themselves as one of the best names in the business. Swiftech recently offered us their KOMODO GTX 1080 Ti full cover blocks for review. This block is designed for the Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti. Their KOMODO series was one of the first water blocks to offer full PCB coverage. This will help, since the Founders Edition tends to run hot. So, how well did the KOMODO GTX 1080 Ti block do? Let’s find out.

Last updated on Monday, 31 July 2017 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, 28 July 2017
MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Intel X299 LGA 2066 Motherboard

MSI’s M7 moniker has been anchoring its Enthusiast Gaming line-up of motherboards since the Intel Z170 days of a few years ago, through the more recent Z270 update, and now on to Intel’s top dog X299 Platform. The “M” suffix stands for ‘Master’ and gives everything you need to master the next level in gaming. From supporting the fastest processors, storage and memory, to gaming oriented Audio, WiFi and LAN solutions, MSI’s X299 Gaming M7 ACK provides the basis for the best gaming experience on the market. Should this be the first board you look at on your way to Intel’s X299 platform? We are about to find out.

Last updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 | Read More >>>

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