HDDs are a dying breed these days as SSDs have clearly emerged as the preferred choice for the next generation of storage, but when it comes to providing a ton of storage at a relatively low cost today, HDDs still retain an edge.
In a recent announcement Seagate is capitalizing on this fact with the announcement of three new HDDs which deliver 12TB of capacity each for desktop and NAS applications.
Seagate BarraCuda Pro
For the desktop, Seagate is introducing the 12TB BarraCuda Pro HDD. The BarraCuda Pro is a premium 3.5-inch formfactor desktop HDD designed for enthusiasts, gamers, and creative professionals looking for a high performance and [...]
After recently releasing the HP Omen X Compact Desktop designed for VR gamers, HP is back at it again with another VR backpack, this time at SIGGRAPH 2017 to release the professional oriented HP Z VR for VR developers and creative professionals.
The HP Z VR Backpack is fairly similar to the HP Omen X. The device itself is a sleek and thin unit that’s capable of morphing from backpack mode to a docked desktop workstation. Specifications on the HP Z VR include an Intel Core i7-7820HQ, 32GB DDR4 RAM, up to 1TB of storage and a Nvidia Quadro P5200 GPU, a new Nvidia flagship mobile workstation GPU currently available only on the HP Z [...]
At SIGGRAPH 2017, Nvidia announced that it will be bringing its powerful Titan Xp and Quadro graphics cards into an eGPU solution for gamers, creative professionals and AI researchers.
External graphics docks are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and massive graphics performance they bring to laptops and other mobile devices that otherwise would not have the capability.
With the new announcement, those who want Nvidia’s latest and greatest will be able to put one in an external GPU solution such as the BizonBox, which now already has the Titan Xp listed as a compatible graphics card.
Due to the fact that Torrent sites operate in a legal grey area as many sites host Torrents for copyrighted content alongside Torrents for legal content, finding a quality, reliable Torrent site with that doesn’t get shut down is difficult.
As such today we’ll be sharing several of what we consider to be the best Torrent sites on the internet which offer a wide variety of Torrents, a huge community of seeders and regular updates.
Please note that Custom PC Review and its content contributors absolutely do NOT condone the download of copyrighted content which may appear on some of these Torrent sites. Please refer to the [...]
For those on the fence about purchasing a new AMD based system, AMD is sweetening the pot with their new AMD4U promotion which provides new AMD based system buyers some bundled software and games from Adobe and Square Enix.
Starting today, the new AMD4U program will provide buyers of new AMD based systems from eligible vendors with potentially up to three free games from the Square Enix Collective Indie Portfolio, and/or up to two months of Adobe Creative Cloud or three months of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography. The software and games which qualify under the promotion depend on the components equipped in the new system. A full list of terms and conditions which [...]
Welcome to our Best Gaming Workstation PC Build Under $2,000 build guide! In this article, we’ll be showing you all the components you’ll need to put together a workstation that can not only handle serious work, but also play as well.
The gaming workstation build today will be focused building an excellent gaming PC that can handle games on large, high resolution monitors such as 1440p, 1600p and 4K as well as handle workstation productivity applications such as photo editing, video editing, 3D modeling, video encoding, CADD, and more. This build today will have a budget of $2,000 and have a focus of creating a top notch gaming workstation build [...]
AMD launched their newest Ryzen CPUs to great fanfare back in March and while we found performance to be good in our launch review of the Ryzen 1700, we noted that there were quite a few growing pains that needed to be fixed before Ryzen could really shine against Intel. As such, rather than publishing another review of Ryzen on motherboards using incomplete BIOS firmware and badly optimized Windows, we decided to wait it out until AMD and its motherboard partners roll out the badly needed updates to allow Ryzen to really shine in all its glory.
As such, today we’ll be finally reviewing the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, the flagship [...]
Rockstar Games and its publisher Take-Two is under fire from massive community backlash after shutting down several 3rd party modding tools for its popular open world action game, GTA V.
While Rockstar Games didn’t completely remove modding support, they recently issued a cease-and-desist notices to the developers of OpenIV, the biggest modding tool for GTA V, as well as several others. In the letters, Take-Two claimed that the software “allow third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two rights”. Until the legal fiasco is sorted out, OpenIV was forced to comply with the demands of [...]
At E3 2017, Creative launched a new gamer oriented internal soundcard, the Sound Blaster X AE-5.
As with all of Creative’s new sound products, at the heart of the Sound Blaster X AE-5 is Creative’s quad-core Sound Core 3D audio DSP. The Sound Core 3D chip is then paired with a Sabre 32 Ultra DAC making it capable of delivering up to 32-bit, 384kHz playback with a 122dB DNR (Dynamic Range). The Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 is also the first soundcard to feature dedicated amplifiers for each headphone audio channel. This allows the Sound BlasterX AE-5 to support even ultra high end audiophile headphones with an impedance of 600Ω.
To ensure top [...]
Last year, I reviewed the Creative Roar 2 portable wireless speaker which has quickly become my favorite Bluetooth speaker of all time. Along with great sound quality, the Creative Roar 2 is portable, has a long battery life, is an extremely good looking speaker, and is a good value for the price. Since then, Creative has released the next generation of their Roar speakers, the first of which is the Creative iRoar launched early last year.
Following up on the iRoar, Creative also launched a miniaturized version of the iRoar, creatively titled the Creative iRoar Go. The new Creative iRoar Go promises the same powerful [...]