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Hardware Roundup: Friday, September 21, 2018, Edition

21 September 2018 - 05:36 AM

Friday has arrived, with a few items for you to check out before the weekend hits. We have a look at the Fnatic STREAK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, featuring Cherry MX switches, full RGB backlighting, and onboard macro recording, among others, to give you ultimate control. If you're instead after something to help that other means of controlling your games, then perhaps the Fnatic Asphalt and Focus 2 Mouse Mats are for you, as both feature a cloth top and non-slip grip to keep them planted, with the Focus 2 also coming in different sizes to better match your desk. We wrap things up with some comfort, as the Sunmae Gaming Chair gets put to the test to see how it compares against more expensive gaming-specific computer chairs.

Keyboards/Mice
Fnatic STREAK Mechanical Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Mouse Pads
Fnatic Asphalt & Focus 2 Mouse Mat @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellany
Sunmae Gaming Chair @ ThinkComputers



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Hardware Roundup: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti Edition

20 September 2018 - 05:30 AM

Yesterday, NVIDIA launched its new GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti video cards. These new cards take full advantage of ray tracing technology to bring even more life to games, just it'll take some time before games are able to utilize it and the other new tech in the cards. It's certainly something to prepare you for the future, as these cards should be able to handle whatever you throw at it with ease, even at 4K resolutions. These cards are not cheap, however, as the RTX 2080 arrives in the $800 range and the 2080 Ti in the $1,200 range for the Founders Editions. There should be slightly more affordable versions from NVIDIA's partners, but just know that it's a big investment regardless. Now, time to see what these cards can do, so hit up the links below!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 Founders Edition @ OCC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 & 2080 Ti @ TechSpot
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti @ PC Perspective
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 & RTX 2080 Ti @ Bjorn3D
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & 2080 Mega Benchmark @ TechSpot



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Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Edition

18 September 2018 - 05:22 AM

Tuesday has arrived, with a couple of items for you to check out. We have a look at the AMD Athlon 200GE, an extremely affordable CPU running on the Zen architecture that could be perfect for those needing something cost and power efficient. Our other item for the day is a review of the Toshiba OCZ RC100 240GB SSD, which is a more affordable NVMe SSD that ditches the DRAM approach for Host Memory Buffer and a PCIe x2 instead of x4 interface for slightly slower read and write speeds that are still two to three times faster than SATA.

CPUs
AMD Athlon 200GE @ TechSpot

Storage/Hard Drives
Toshiba OCZ RC100 240GB SSD @ ThinkComputers



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Hardware Roundup: Monday, September 17, 2018, Edition

17 September 2018 - 05:41 AM

A new week is here, with several items for you to check out. We have a look at the architecture of the new NVIDIA RTX GPUs and a deeper dive into what we can expect with these video cards. There's a look at the best CPUs of 2018 so far and which ones you should go for based on what you're planning to do and your budget for your PC. We have a review of the Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3000 Memory Kit, which is compatible with plenty of RGB controllers from different companies, and even has its own program if you don't use any of them. For those after a new way to get into their games, perhaps the Cherry MX Board 5.0 and its MX Silent Red switches is for you. If you instead need something that enhances your audio, there's a look at the Creative Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 HD Gaming DAC and External USB Sound Card that supports up to 600-ohm headphones and Dolby Digital Decoding. Wrapping things up today is a look at how to customize Windows 10 to display what you want in the context menu.

Video Cards
The Architecture of NVIDIA's RTX GPUs - Turing Explored @ PC Perspective

CPUs
The Best CPUs 2018 @ TechSpot

Memory
Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3000 Memory Kit @ ThinkComputers

Keyboards/Mice
Cherry MX Board 5.0 @ LanOC Reviews

Sound Cards
Creative Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 HD Gaming DAC and External USB Sound Card @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Customizing Windows 10's Context Menu: Add, Remove Items & More @ TechSpot



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Hardware Roundup: Friday, September 14, 2018, Edition

14 September 2018 - 05:22 AM

Friday is upon us, with a couple of items for you to check out before the weekend starts. We have a look at the Acer Predator X27 monitor, featuring a 4K 144Hz panel to really set your games apart as you settle in for a long session. Our other item for the day is the HyperX Pulsefire Surge Gaming Mouse, which has an extremely precise 16,000 DPI sensor and even 360° RGB lighting around it for a unique look.

Monitors
Acer Predator X27 @ TechSpot

Mice/Keyboards
HyperX Pulsefire Surge Gaming Mouse @ ThinkComputers



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