Flagship model

MSI
As you might know already the Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium is MSI’s latest flagship model, based on Intel’s Z270 Express chipset. Apparently it comes with an armada of features, such as three M.2 slots for example. Compared to the predecessor, which went by the name Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium, they’ve kept the color scheme, but improved almost all the little details.

Tested and binned by 8-Pack

Overclockers UK
With the launch of Intel Kaby Lake several shops are meanwhile offering pre-binned processors. On of them is Overclockers UK where the well-known overclocker 8-Pack is taking care of checking the CPUs. Apart from that he’s also delidding the chips and changing the TIM with Liquid Metal from Thermal Grizzly to improve temperatures.

Participant in Thermaltake CaseMOD event

ocaholic
These days, ML_Mods is working on a really interesting case modding project, which he calls “The White Eagle”. He’s presenting it in our forums and we believe it’s worth drawing some more attention to it.

Designed for extreme overclockers

ASUS
Looking at the Z270 line-up from ASUS quite a few things have change compared to the past. There is for example the new "Code" and there is even a model specifically targeting extreme overclockers, which goes by the name "Apex". Up until now there has been a lot of guess work going on whether the Maximus IX Apex is really going to be available to the public or not, since when other vendors launched motherboards, which were basically only for extreme overclocking it was more of a marketing stunt.

Rig of the Day - White Eagle

20.01.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

ML_Mods

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Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.

With modular design

be quiet!
A few months ago be quiet! announced their Base Pro 900. Meanwhile, after having released the flagship model, be quiet! Is coming up with the Pure Base 600, which is a rather small mid-tower chassis that’s been made from SECC steel and ABS plastic.

799 dollars due to discontinuation

AMD
The Radeon Pro Duo is the most powerful AMD graphics card that you can buy so far and due to the fact that the launch of AMD’s Vega architecture appears to happen in May 2017 e-tailers want to get rid of the Radeon Pro Duo cards.

Affordable prices

Cooler Master
During CES 2017 Cooler Master has shown a new series of power supplies targeting budget PCs. With the MasterWatt Lite series Cooler Master offers 80Plus certified units with wattages ranging from 400W to 700W. Since these units are made for users that are on a tight budget you will not find any advanced features such as modular cables.

Weblinks

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In our hardware roundup we post all reviews from the hardware sites around the globe we can find. Apparently we wish you a lot of fun browsing the lists and we hope you're going to enjoy those reviews.

With sleek design

Cooler Master
During Computex 2016, Cooler Master has first shown what was to become a new mid-tower in their lineup. Quite a few months later this case finally received a name which is MasterCase Pro 6. At a first glance it looks like it received a sleek and clean design as well as a modern interior layout.

A new tool to delid CPUs

Caseking
About a year ago the well-known overclocker der8auer created a tool to delid Skylake (and other) processors. It was called Delid-Die-Mate and meanwhile the overclocker has come up with a revised version, which is called Delid-Die-Mate 2.

Snef Computer Design

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Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.

Weblinks

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In our hardware roundup we post all reviews from the hardware sites around the globe we can find. Apparently we wish you a lot of fun browsing the lists and we hope you're going to enjoy those reviews.

Optimization for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

AMD
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 16.12.2 WQHL drivers there is already a new beta update available. This release should bring significant performance improvements to a few games as well as optimizations for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Launched over 10 years ago

Intel
Almost a decade ago Intel released the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor, which was the first Intel quad-core CPU for the desktop market. This being an Extreme-series chip the asking price was pretty high. However a few months later Intel released the Core 2 Quad Q6600, which also came with four cores but was much more affordable.

Almost as quick as the Intel Core i5-2500K

Intel
With the launch of Kaby Lake Intel has brought change to their Pentium lineup which includes Hyperthreading. This means there are now Pentium CPUs with two cores and four threads available for as little as 75 Euro. Thanks to Hyperthreading, the performance level of the new Intel Pentium CPUs is much closer to Intel’s Core i3 chips.

1024 Stream processors

Sapphire
Sapphire already has a wide portfolio when it comes to graphics cards but nevertheless they have shown yet another model based on AMD’s Polaris 11 GPU. The RX 460 Nitro OC 1024 SP features a fully enabled Polaris 11 GPU with 1024 stream processors. Compared to a standard RX 460 graphics these are 14% more stream processors.

St.Jimmy PC Modding

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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.

Two new HGST Ultrastar disks

Western Digital
Although Western Digital is meanwhile also active in the SSD market, they’re going to launch two new high-capacity HDDs. Both models belong to the HGST Ultrastar series providing 12TB and 14TB of storage space. To provide an increased life-span, these drives are going to be pre-filled with helium.
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