An upgraded Z270 Gaming M5

MSI
The new MSI Z270 Gaming M6 AC is basically an upgrade of the Z270 Gaming M5. This new motherboard is based on the same design and I/O panel. The main difference comparing these two models is the Intel AC capable Wi-Fi including antennas. Furthermore MSI ships the Z270 Gaming M6 AC bundled with Phanteks RGB LED strips.

Small yet big upgrade!

EK Water Blocks
EK Water Blocks have shown their upcoming Acetal and Plexi EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM pump units. Both are now available with sleeved cables, which helps polishing the aesthetics significantly. The power cable and the PWM signal cable are now wrapped with a dense, black, high-quality PET sleeving.

With modular design

be quiet!
A few weeks ago be quiet! announced their Pure Base 600. Meanwhile, after having released the base model, be quiet! is coming up with the Pure Base 600 Window, which is a rather small mid-tower chassis that’s been made from SECC steel and ABS plastic. Like the name suggests, this case features a big and detachable tempered glass side panel.

Both with reference PCB

inno 3D
Inno3D has launched two new graphics cards which are based on the new flagship chip from NVIDIA. Right after the announcement of the GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3 and X4, Inno3D unveils two additional graphics cards. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING OC and the Twin X2. Both models feature a reference design and a custom heatsink.

A good year for Toshiba

Toshiba
According to a new report from IDC, 2016 has been a good year for Toshiba's storage division. The company reports growth in revenue, units sold and market share regarding hard disks as well as solid-state drives. According to Toshiba themselves, they’ve grown faster than any other storage vendor.

Rig of the Day - D-Frame 2.0

09.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Malik Customs

ocaholic
Today we have another build from Malik Customs for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.

Entry-level SSDs

PNY
PNY has shown their new CS1311b series of SSDs based on 3D TLC-NAND Flash memory. With the CS1311b series PNY offers a unit based on a Phison S11 controller, which is an updated version of the Phison S10 controller, whereas the older version could be found in the PNY CS1311 series SSDs. All the new drives features a 2.5 inch package.

First custom GTX 1080 Ti from Gigabyte

Gigabyte
Gigabyte already has a wide portfolio when it comes to graphics cards but that didn’t stop them from teasing yet another model. The new card is going to belong to the new AORUS line, and goes by the name "GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AORUS Xtreme Edition" and it’s supposed to perform excellently.

More game optimisations

AMD
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.2.1 Beta drivers there is already a new Beta update available. This release is supposed to bring performance improvements to a few games as well as optimizations for Ghost Recon Wildlands, Battlefield 1 and For Honor.

MicroATX motherboard

ocaholic
Looking at the Z270 line-up from ASUS quite a few things have change compared to the past and one of those things is the “ROG STRIX” series. There is now a complete lineup of STRIX Gaming motherboards and one of those is the ROG STRIX Z270G Gaming, which features a microATX form factor and a new design as well as RGB lighting.

Based on Zen architecture

AMD
A few months ago AMD first showed its Naples platform which is a new high-performance server CPU that is based on the same Zen architecture as its recently released Ryzen chips. The Naples CPU packs up to 32 cores and dual CPU support under the heat spreader. If installed in a two-socket server, it supports up to 4TB of DDR4 memory.

Rig of the Day - Red Samurai

08.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Ronnie Hara Mods

ocaholic
Today we have another build from Ronnie Hara Mods for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good.

A small overview

Aircooling
With the upcoming socket AM4, AMD is going to change the mounting holes. Quite a few manufacturers have already updated their own CPU cooler-series with AM4 retention kits, offering cost-free or cheap upgrade. The socket AM4 is going to support Bristol-Ridge APUs as well as Ryzen CPUs based on the upcoming Zen architecture.

Compared side by side with TITAN X Pascal

NVIDIA
Our friends over Techpowerup have taken a picture showing the PCB of the upcoming GTX 1080 Ti from NVIDIA. For comparison, they’ve put the naked GeForce GTX 1080 Ti next to the TITAN X Pascal, which clearly shows that those two cards are very similar.

In Win unveils 301 case

07.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

A smaller version of the 303

In Win
A few months ago, during CES 2017, In Win has shown an early prototype of their 301 case. Meanwhile the case has been spotted on the official site and we believe that it will be available quite soon. According to the first images, the new In Win 301 looks quite similar to its bigger brother, the 303, which is compatible with ATX motherboards.

By 21.2% compared to 2015

Jon Peddie Research
According to the latest report from Jon Peddie Research, gaming hardware is a solid business despite the fact that the PC market has been shrinking for years. In their latest report JPR shows that for the first time ever PC Gaming hardware passed the 30 billion threshold. A look at the the desktop graphics card channel in 2016 reveals that there has been a 20% growth compared to 2015.

Close to the NVIDIA TITAN X Pascal

NVIDIA
NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 Ti has been spotted in the Futuremark's 3DMark database, showcasing performance that is similar to the flagship TITAN X Pascal. According to NVIDIA the card should be faster than a reference TITAN X Pascal and 30% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080. The results posted in the 3DMark Orb have been gathered using the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark.

There is no change in terms of temperature

ocaholic
A few days ago the well-known overclocker Der8auer has delidded AMD's latest Ryzen CPU. After having run several benchmarks he concluded that delidding offers no meaningful temperature decreases or overclocking benefits at least when using a traditional CPU coolers.

Rig of the Day - Radium

07.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Singularity Computers

Today we can show you another build from Singularity Computers. In the past we’ve shared several of his beautiful projects and therefore it’s no wonder that their new “Radium” is exceptionally good looking again.

Overview

ocaholic
Here is a summary of what you missed this week! We have received many configurations via email, we thank all our fans and next week we will continue uploading new pictures. Stay tuned! If you'd like to join, send to us a message at our official facebook page: facebook

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