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    ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard

    Thanks for the shout out Dave! Great Review!
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    MSI Shows Upcoming High-End Motherboard, Likely X299-based

    This is Intel's HEDT platform, their mainstream consumer platform is the Z270 chipset which is meant for you.
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    MSI Bundles Optane Cache SSDs with Select Motherboards

    Plus it's non volatile, so unlike RAM cache, it can store data in anticipation for boot up.
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    Intel's Core i7-7740K Kaby Lake-X Benchmarks Surface

    The article says it still had quad channel memory, I think it would be easier to just disable cores on lower yield CPUs than to remove an iGPU and add in two memory channels.
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    Kickstarted - Calyos NSG S0 Fanless Chassis With Phase Change Cooling

    So I am an editor at another tech publication, this company reached out and sent me one of their units, I have it here now for review. I also saw their unit at CES multiple times (like Supermicro had a version of their PC in their show suite).
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    Kickstarted - Calyos NSG S0 Fanless Chassis With Phase Change Cooling

    A lot of GPUs use a vapor chamber and heat pipes, and they way they transfer heat is technically phase change, but yea i know what you mean in regards to the phase change units we are used too which are basically re-purposed ACs with their evaporators changed into blocks.
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    Kickstarted - Calyos NSG S0 Fanless Chassis With Phase Change Cooling

    I have one of these, so they are close to selling large scale beyond kickstarter. They also have teamed with vendors and the like, I wouldn't call them a Kick Starter project, that is probably a better source of investment capital for them than taking in private investors.
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    Intel Plays Dirty Over Ryzen, Attempts to Manipulate Ryzen Reviews?

    To be fair I am the CPU reviewer at TweakTown, I communicate with Intel at TweakTown, and they didnt try and ask me to talk to them about my Ryzen review and our relationship is fine. Maybe they only did it with press they thoight would use amds slides instead of making their own? idk
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    AMD Ryzen Die Shot and New Architecture Details Revealed at ISSCC

    Yup, the original source was a Japanese article. There is also a great article by David Kanter here, which was written in August 2016: http://www.linleygroup.com/mpr/article.php?id=11666
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    Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake-based Systems Vulnerable to USB Exploit

    That isn't a U SKU CPU, so it's not affected.
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    ZADAK511 Updates SSDs with RGB LED Lighting

    Yea, typical of these types of companies. There is money to be made in the gaming segment, especially with the ultra-high-end products and their higher profit margins. We see it in the motherboard industry too, a few companies only make a couple high-end motherboards and forgo trying to compete...
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    ZADAK511 Updates SSDs with RGB LED Lighting

    Digging into their site, looks like they are a subsidiary of Apacer
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    Newegg Now Owned by Chinese Company

    That's why you research which product you want elsewhere and just purchase from Amazon (I only purchase if it has prime for example, since I have prime).
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    Newegg Now Owned by Chinese Company

    From all their shady activities, i thought they were already owned by a Chinese company? Maybe they are now officially owned by one? Amazon isn't the most excellent, but at least they have easy no hassle returns and carry most everything with same if not lower prices than Newegg. I switched...
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    ASRock Z170M OC FORMULA (Intel LGA-1151)

    Nice review Dave!
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    EVGA Announces the X99 FTW K Motherboard

    It's just an ES board, the final definitely wont have that wire.
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    Intel Core i7-6950X Tested Against i7-5960X

    hahahaha, yea. However, to a lot of people PCs are only for gaming, and those people should stick with Intel's mainstream chipset, unless they want to run many high-end GPUs.
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    Intel Core i7-6950X Engineering Sample Sells for $1950

    Intel does go after ES chips sold on ebay and other markets before their launch, they take it very seriously, I have heard stories, but they jut aren't made public. The large CPU selling rings are made public though.
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    BIOSTAR Announces Dual BIOS Feature on Racing Series Motherboards

    It's not a very good shot either.
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    GIGABYTE Announces the X99P-SLI Motherboard with Thunderbolt 3

    Those cables are for the Display requirement for Thunderbolt 3.0. Since X99 CPUs don't have integrated GPUs like Core i series on Z170 motherboards, you need to input the video from your discrete GPU for the TB3 controller. It was a typo in this article (which has been corrected) It's actually...
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    Corsair Releases the Carbide SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower ATX Case

    Everyone saying it's ugly, it looks good in person. I saw it at CES, and it does look nice in person.
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    GIGABYTE Launches the X170-Extreme ECC Motherboard

    It's a C236 board, it doesn't support i7s. It supports Skylake LGA1151 Xeons, and i3s. At least there is no iGPU output haha. It does have more native sata ports than a Z170 board though.
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    8Pack Asteroid SFF Gaming Desktop Now Available

    Overclocks don't cost $800, in fact, as someone who has been paid by random people on the internet to teach them how to overclock their systems, I can tell you there are people out there willing to pay for overclocking advice, actually more than you might think, but they aren't prepared to dish...
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    HyperX Gaming Headsets First to Achieve Discord Certification

    Ah okay, the sequential write speeds were halved or both read and writes?
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