Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bob Buskirk

Bob Buskirk
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About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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iMovR Lander Desk Review

In the world of sit-stand desks there are quite a lot of options and the prices are all over the place as well. There has been many studies that show sitting at your desk all day is bad for your body. Sit-stand desks give you the ability to choose to sit or stand. These have become so popular that even Ikea makes a sit-stand desk. iMovR has sent us their Lander motorized sit-stand desk and we've been using it for the past few weeks. All of the iMovR desks are made entirely in the USA, can be assembled in minutes without tools, and they even have an app that lets you control the desk and much more. Now this desk has a starting price of $999 so it is quite the investment for the ordinary person. Is it worth it? Read on as we find out!

ASUS Prime X470-PRO Motherboard

ASUS Prime X470-PRO Motherboard Review

When it comes to ASUS motherboards you have quite a lot of choices, many users opt for their Republic of Gamers boards, but their Prime line is actually quite good. We've used a "Prime" motherboard as our baseline board for processor testing for both Intel and AMD for the past couple of years. These boards might not have all of the flash that the ROG series does, but they are extremely reliable and are still packed with features. For the Ryzen refresh the main "Prime" board from ASUS is their Prime X470-PRO. This board features a slick design with silver heatsinks and an integrated M.2 cooler as well. You also have support for DDR4 3466 MHz memory, USB 3.1, dual M.2 slots, and even some RGB lighting. Is this the board you need for your Ryzen build? Read on as we find out!

Hardware News

Seagate MACH.2 Multi Actuator Tech Enables 480MB/s HDDs

Today Seagate said its new MACH.2 Multi Actuator technology has enabled them to set a new hard drive speed record, demonstrating up to 480MB/s sustained throughput - the fastest ever. Seagate formally introduced its MACH.2 Multi Actuator technology yesterday, which has now been deployed in development units for customer testing prior to productization. Read below to learn more.

Hardware News

2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Boxes Pictured

All of the listings for AMD's upcoming Threadripper II processors showed the original Threadripper packaging, which we figured was just a placeholder and it seems that we were right. With AMD bringing out 24-core and 32-core processors they definitely want something that is going to look great on the shelf. The first photos of the Threadripper II retail boxes have been leaked.

Case Mod Friday

Case Mod Friday: Reinhardt

This week for Case Mod Friday we have a build that was part of Corsair's Overwatch Modding Contest, built by Daniel "Twister" Bolognesi and themed after Reinhardt. Definitely one of the best build we've seen done in the Corsair 780T.

Hardware News

In Win Launches The 915 Full Tower Chassis

In Win has just launched their 915, which is an ATX full tower chassis. The case comes in two different options, black and silver. The case is quite unique with its rounded front and rear panels as well as tempered glass side and top panels. We actually got a sneak peak at this case back in January at CES 2018, you can check out that video below.

Gaming News

Parents Are Paying For Fortnite Lessons For Their Kids

The popularity of Fortnite is quite impressive. While the game may seem simple, there are quite a few players who have an incredible amount of skill at the game. Famous players like Ninja and others a looked up to by many and with that many kids want to be able to play like him. A recent report has come out that parents are paying for coaches to help them become better at the game.

Hardware News

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 PCB Pictured

Here are some of the first photos of the bare printed circuit board (PCB) of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1180 graphics card (being called PG180), and referred to by the person that leaked these photos as the "GTX 2080", although most people are calling it the GTX 1180. This PCB looks to be right off the press as the SMT points and vias are still exposed.

Gaming News

Steam is Having The Biggest User Decline In Years

Steam's numbers are on a downward trend, and it is one of the biggest decline's we've seen in years. What is causing this decline? Well I'm sure many of you are thinking Battle Royale games, but there are other factors here as well. We are right in the middle of Steam's Summer decline. Typically Steam sees user counts peak annually in January and decline into the summer. This year the decline is quite significant compared to previous years, numbers have gone down by 17% compared to 9% last year.

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