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August 15, 2017

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Pro Workstation Edition

Microsoft has recently slotted yet another addition to its already populated Windows lineup. The Windows 10 Pro Workstation edition brings some trickled down features from the enterprise edition, namely resilient file system support, persistent memory, faster file sharing, and support for server grade hardware.

Resilient file system (ReFS) uses a host of techniques to make data more fault tolerant. It can automatically perform auto correction using mirrored storage space and integrity streams. It’s also optimized for handling large data volumes.

Persistent memory uses non-volatile memory modules (NVDIMM-N) to store data and is designed for applications [...]

 
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July 31, 2017

AMD Reveals Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, 1920X, 1900X Pricing and Availability

During AMD’s SIGGRAPH event, the company finally revealed the full details, lineup and availability of their highly anticipated Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

AMD will release three products into the Ryzen Threadripper family. At the top of the stack is the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, which will feature 16-cores/32-threads, a base clock of 3.4GHz, a turbo clock of 4.0GHz + XFR to 4.2GHz, 180w TDP and will retail for $999 starting August 10. In the middle is the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, which will feature 12-cores/24-threads, a base clock of 3.5GHz, a turbo clock of 4.0GHz + XFR to 4.2GHz, 180w TDP and will retail for $999 starting August 10. Of course, most [...]

 
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July 13, 2017

AMD 16-Core Threadripper Will Cost $999, Undercutting Intel Core i9 by $700

AMD has always been aggressive in terms of pricing. AMD Ryzen chips already undercut their Intel Core i7 counterparts by hundreds of dollars and it looks like AMD’s upcoming Threadripper CPUs are about to do the exact same to Intel’s Core i9 chips as well.

Today, AMD revealed pricing for their upcoming Threadripper 1950X and Threadripper 1920X CPUs, which significantly undercuts Intel’s recently launched Core i9 series processors.

The pricing for AMD Ryzen Threadripper is as follows:

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-Core/32-Thread, 3.4GHz/4.0GHz) – $999 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12-Core/24-Thread, 3.5GHz/4.0GHz) – [...]
 
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July 28, 2017

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X Review

The AMD Ryzen Flagships

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 AMD [...]

 
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April 26, 2017

MSI Throws in Free Optane SSD with Select 200 Series Motherboards

MSI’s latest strategy to boost sales is to leverage Intel’s hot new Optane SSD. MSI’s Arsenal Gaming motherboards: Z270 Tomahawk Opt Boost, B250M Bazooka Ops Boost, and the recently released B250M Pro Opt Boost-will all come with a 16GB Intel Optane SSD. All three motherboards are members of MSI’s prestigious gaming series with features such as M.2 slot, military-grade components, and PCIe 3.1 Gen2 support.

The included Optane SSD is a $50 value. Due to its rather low capacity, it’s primarily intended for use as a caching drive. Only Intel’s Z200 series chipsets support this technology, and a BIOS update [...]

 
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April 19, 2017

Phanteks Announces Enthoo EVOLV mATX Tempered Glass Edition Chassis

Today, Phanteks has announced its latest update to its lineup of premium chassis: the EVOLV mATX Tempered Glass Edition. Like the EVOLV ATX TG and Enthoo Luxe TG before it, the EVOLV mATX TG is a mostly aesthetic facelift of the original, adding premium tempered glass side panels and RGB lighting.

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV mATX Tempered Glass Edition

The EVOLV mATX TG  adds tempered glass side panels to an already pretty solid base that was the original EVOLV mATX. The case also features a number of improvements over some of the other tempered-glass cases in Phanteks’ lineup including magnetic hinges with swivel to open and allow the user to easily get in and out [...]

 
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August 7, 2017

Best Gaming PC Builds of 2017

Welcome to Custom PC Review’s Best Gaming PC Builds! If you’re looking to build a new computer to play all the latest games, but you’re unsure of what parts to buy to create the optimal build at a certain price-point, we’re here to help.

Below you’ll find four builds sorted by budget of what we think will help create the best and most powerful gaming PCs for the price. Each piece of hardware in each build is hand-picked by our staff through consideration of a multitude of criteria such as price, performance, reliability, and cost. Furthermore, hardware recommend for our builds all have either been reviewed by us or is well known and [...]

 
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August 2, 2017

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Review

The Enthoo Luxe, Now a Bit More Luxe

Several years ago, Phanteks launched the Enthoo Luxe case which was and still continues to be an excellent full tower case. While I didn’t get a chance to review it at the time, it was easily one of the best reviewed cases on the market with a full tower form factor, sandblasted aluminum exterior, completely tool-less design, great cable management options, and beautiful LED accents that made it well worth its $150 pricetag.

That said, there’s really no case that can’t be made better with a tempered glass sidepanel which is exactly what Phanteks recently added to their Enthoo Luxe. While I can resist reviewing a great [...]

 
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March 8, 2017

be quiet! Launches Pure Base 600 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Case

In a recent announcement, be quiet! recently upgraded the Pure Base 600 case to include an option for a sturdy tempered glass side-panel.

This will give an option to those who want to show off their hardware as the new tempered glass side panel on the Pure Base 600 stretches edge to edge, leaving a large beautiful window open for you to show off just how much you spent on your PC. For better durability and better acoustic performance, be quiet! is using a 4mm thick tempered glass side panel, one of the thicker tempered glass side panels in the industry.

While the be quiet! Pure Base 600 is an entry level case, don’t let its intended target market fool [...]

 
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March 7, 2017

AMD Ryzen CPUs In-Stock, But Where’s the AM4 Motherboards?

Last week, AMD launched their highly anticipated Ryzen CPUs to huge fanfare and for the most part, the CPU has lived up to its expectations. While there is still quite a bit of controversy over whether or not it’s a strong CPU for gamers, other applications that are highly multi-threaded such as video editing or 3D modeling show Ryzen to be very clearly competitive against its Intel counterparts.

Amazon CPU Best Seller List at AMD Ryzen’s Launch Amazon CPU Best Seller List Today

As such, AMD’s Ryzen CPUs have quickly “Ryzen” to the best seller lists of numerous vendors only to have dropped in the following [...]

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