Last year I was fortunate enough to be among the first to review the Samsung T3 Portable SSD. The drive was small, durable, fast, available in capacities up to 2TB, and relatively good looking making it not only my favorite portable SSD, but also my most highly recommended as well.
Of course, with Samsung’s annual release cycles, Samsung recently launched the new Samsung T5 Portable SSD which we’ll be reviewing today.Samsung Portable SSD T5 SpecificationsManufacturer SamsungModel T5Capacity 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TBInterface Type-C USB 3.1 (Gen 2), USB 3.0, USB 2.0Transfer Speed Up to [...]
As the Intel’s upcoming 8th Generation Core Processors, codename Coffee Lake, nears its official launch, numerous leaks have been springing up on the CPUs. However, little was previously known about the Coffee Lake platform and chipset. Until now.
In a new leak, we now have what appears to be official Intel presentation slides on the upcoming processors as well as information about the chipset and platform.
For starters, here’s the roadmap for Intel’s desktop CPUs from 2Q2017 to 2Q2018. We can see that Coffee Lake-S CPUs along with Kaby Lake Refresh PCH are expected to launch sometime towards the tail end of 3Q2017 with the Cannon [...]
Dell announced a massive refresh of its Precision line of workstations at SIGGRAPH 2017, marking the first refresh of the Precision lineup in five years.
Since it’s the 20 year anniversary for Dell’s workstation business, it’s only fitting to talk about Dell’s first workstation and to see how far they’ve come in the 20 years. Dell’s first workstation was the WorkStation 400, which came in a beige box packed with either one or two Intel Penium II processors running at either 266 MHz, 300 MHz or 333 MHz. The system took as much as 512 MB of RAM and ran Windows NT. In 1997, this was absolutely cutting edge [...]
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 [...]
Samsung’s Magician software has long been the gold standard in consumer SSD software suites and over the years have gone through several revisions. The latest revision is Samsung Magician 5.1 which provides customers with a completely re-hauled user interface and adds some new features designed for better operation with newer operating systems.
If you’re on the fence about downloading the new version, or are considering whether to install the software or not, today we’ll be doing a quick overview of Samsung Magician 5.1 to help you make that decision.
Samsung Magician 5.1
The new Samsung Magician interface has changed [...]
Not long after the launch of its 15″ and 17″ Ubuntu mobile workstations, Dell is releasing another offering powered by Ubuntu, this time in the form of the Precision 5720 all-in-one.
The Precision 5720 features a 27″ 4K IPS Screen as well as a high-end sound bar. Users have the option of choosing between touch and non-touch displays.
Under the hood, the Dell Precision 5720 comes with Intel’s Core i5-7600, Core i7-7700, or Xeon E3-1275V6 CPU. Memory can be configured up to 64GB DDR4 ECC RAM clocked at 2,133MHz. The Precision 5720 supports one M.2 PCIe SSD and up to 2.5″ SATA drives in terms of storage. Graphics options [...]
Synology has released updates to their five and eight bay NAS units, the DS1517+ and DS1817+. Launching in parallel with the new NAS units is the Synology M2D17 M.2 SATA SSD adapter and the DX517 expansion unit.
In order to accommodate the M2D17 adapter, the new DS1517+ and DS1817+ NAS units now feature a PCIe expansion slot. This allows additional expandability or a dedicated cache for those who want to utilize M.2 SSDs. Users can also install an external 10Gb Ethernet NIC or the new Synology M2D17 M.2 SATA SSD adapter. Each SSD adapter can host two M.2 SATA SSDs.
Both units come equipped with the Intel Atom C2538 CPU offers [...]
With AMD’s Ryzen CPUs launched several months ago, there’s currently some major competition in the high end desktop CPU space which Chinese tech publication Benchlife claims may have prompted Intel to push forward the launch of their next generation HEDT platform, codenamed Basin Falls, to the May/June Computex timeframe. This is well ahead of its original Q3 or Q4 launch schedule.
According to the article, Intel is poised to show off its X299 Basin Falls platform at Computex along with its upcoming Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs.
Based on a new Socket R4 (LGA 2066), the new X299 platform is a major update to the X99 platform bringing [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]