With yet another platform upon us, we have yet another ASRock Taichi motherboard to play with. The ASRock Z370 Taichi is just like all the other Taichi boards before it, ready to make the most of what Intel's Z370 platform has to offer, and with three 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, you can throw in all your HDDs and SSDs, too.
MSI has fused the amazing cooler of the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z with the more affordable PCB design of the Gaming X. The card also includes the mesmerizing RGB effects from the Lightning Z and delivers noise levels that match the quietest GTX 1080 Tis we have ever tested.
We evaluate a top quality chair from noblechairs, belonging to the fresh ICON series. With an amazing cognac/black color combination and a design that stands out from the crowd, this product managed to capture our attention from the start.
The Roccat Isku+ Force FX is a very large form-factor keyboard with 123 separate keys, a pressure-sensitive key zone offering analog control, 16.8M RGB backlighting, and an integrated wrist rest. It is complemented well by a powerful software driver to make the most of the provided hardware.
We step it up a notch in memory speeds thanks to G.SKILL's pricey 3866 MHz TridentZ memory. This is one capable kit, ready for ultra-high speeds with Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs right out of the box, and even has some OC headroom to spare.
The Logitech CRAFT is more than a simple keyboard, adding a creative input dial to allow configurable control in applications, ranging from Adobe CC to web browsers and MS Office. It targets content creators who want a single device to be a full-size keyboard that also saves them precious time in their workflow.
The Sennheiser GSP 301 is the company's entry-level gaming headset. Even though it comes with a fairly short list of features, especially considering its $100 price, it delivers heaps in all important aspects - sound, microphone quality and wearing comfort are exceptional.
We take a close look at memory speeds, latencies, and command rate on Intel's latest Core i7-8700K with Z370. Scenarios tested include fail-safe 2133 MHz, the platform default of 2666 MHz, and overclocked memory speeds ranging from 3000 MHz to 4000 MHz - at various timings.
Aerocool bursts onto the all-in-one liquid cooler market with the P7-L240. It features an attractive design, paired with low noise levels and good performance. Also included is RGB LED illumination that can be controlled via motherboard or the separately available P7-H1 Hub.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is one of the most anticipated titles this season, also due to some pre-launch attention because of the inclusion of loot boxes. We are more interested in the technical aspects of the game and tested it on 15 recent graphics cards with and without the optionally available Ultra HD texture pack.
The Cooler Master Mastercase H500P offers massive cooling elements right out of the box - reminiscent of the HAF series. It combines the signature dual 200 mm intake fans with RGB elements and an updated look with a glass side panel and all-new interior that offers one of the cleanest finished looks we have ever seen.
The Rosewill Nebula GX30 costs as little as $37, but that doesn't stop it from having an impressive feature set, one that includes build materials like metal and memory foam, RGB LEDs, removable ear cushions, and a detachable microphone. However, that's not all - it also performs above and beyond every expectation, which makes it a great choice for gamers on a tight budget.
Today, we take a look at two different watercooling solutions for the non-reference ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix from EKWB and Bykski. Both offer a full-cover water block with design twists of their own, and both are put through the full course of testing, including coolant flow restriction as well as GPU core and VRM thermal testing.
The Datamancer Diviner is a full size keyboard featuring their often imitated, but never duplicated typewriter-style keycaps. Aiming to look at home in the Victorian era, it features a thick wooden case, ornaments and jewels that are tasteful, and some nice functionality courtesy of its DIP switches that allow for multiple keyboard layouts.
The Core i3-8350K is the first quad-core CPU in Intel's i3 arsenal, priced at $180 and clocked at 4 GHz, even when all four cores are active. Overclocking is extremely easy due to the "K" suffix and has the potential to turn this processor into a budget overclocker's dream.
Intel strikes back! The Core i7-8700K comes with six processor cores, plus HyperThreading, for a total of twelve threads. Overclocking potential is excellent, reaching 5 GHz on all cores, with ease, on just air cooling. Pricing is also extremely reasonable, with just a small increase over the previous quad-core 7700K.
Intel's Core i5-8600K is priced $120 below the i7-8700K, making it an interesting option for the more value-oriented buyer. It features the same six-core design, but lacks HyperThreading and loses 3 MB of cache. Our testing shows that it still is a great CPU, especially when overclocked to almost 5 GHz.
The Core i5-8400 is Intel's most affordable option to go beyond a quad-core setup on the desktop. With a price point of $190, it is only half the price of Core i7-8700K, but delivers nearly the same performance in games and can also compete with the Ryzen 6c12t processors thanks to its good single-threaded performance and high boost clock.
The AORUS X5 V7-KL3K3D is a stellar offering in terms of specifications, providing impressive performance due to an Intel Quad-Core i7-7820HK CPU, which Gigabyte paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. This relatively thin and light gaming notebook also comes with a 3K IPS display that supports G-Sync.
CRYORIG's R1 Ultimate looks to deliver top notch cooling even the R1 Universal cannot match. Eschewing the thin fan on the Universal, the Ultimate uses two full-size 140 mm fans for maximum cooling potential. Can it overcome the competition and reign as King of air coolers or will it fall short?
The Sensei 310 is the newest iteration of the legendary Sensei. SteelSeries upgraded the product with a new sensor they call "TrueMove3", and a new design where the main buttons aren't part of the main shell. At $59.99, it comes in at a reasonable price; let's look at the performance and quality it delivers.
The SteelSeries Apex M750 features all-new QX2 mechanical switches via a partnership with Gateron, a thick aluminum alloy frame, clean aesthetics, and extensive control both onboard and via the powerful SteelSeries Engine 3 driver. Priced at under $150, it is a flagship-class keyboard in more ways than one.
E-Win’s Flash chair is equipped with all the necessary ergonomics features and is constructed to be comfortable and safe at the same time. The steel frame and high-density cold-molded memory foam can support a body weight of up to 150 kg, which has it meet the needs of larger users as well.
The Cooler Master COSMOS C700P is, as the name implies, the new vision for the Cosmos line. It is the first all-new high-end chassis from Cooler Master in quite a while and also represents a huge step towards bringing the features and engineering behind the MasterConcept to the consumer.
The Intel Core i5-7640X provides an entry into the world of HEDT for below $300. However, Intel cut several corners in carving out the Core i5-7640X, among which are the lack of HT, fewer PCIe lanes, and no quad-channel memory. Are there redeeming qualities to this chip after all?