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CES 2020: Best of the Rest (MSI, FSP, Lian Li & ADATA)
Our last CES 2020 video! We check out MSI’s Aegis Ti5 Gaming Desktop, FSP’s T-Wings case, Lian Li’s Uni Fans, and finally XPG’s crazy Volta case!
The Most Customizable Mad Catz Mouse Ever!
Mad Catz was in full force at CES 2020, showing us their most customizable mouse ever in their R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme. We also got to check out their new flagship R.A.T. 8+ ADV and their new S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 gaming keyboard!
Checking out Phanteks Enthoo Pro II & More!
While at CES 2020 we had the chance to visit Phanteks. They showed us their new Enthoo Pro II, which is their high-end enthusiast-grade case made for high-end builds. It can fit the largest motherboards, can do a dual-system setup, has room inside for 15 fans, 10 hard drives, and uses Phanteks’ new mesh on the front.
The Case Mods and Builds of CES 2020
PC Modding has never been bigger and many companies actually commission modders to create builds for CES. It was awesome to see so many mods and incredible builds at CES this year. So without further ado here is our gallery for the mods and builds of CES 2020!
Lenovo’s Legion Gaming Products for 2020!
We had the chance to check out Lenovo’s Legion gaming products for 2020! These include the Legion BoostStation eGPU enclosure, Legion Y740S laptop, Legion Y25-25 monitor, and Legion K300 keyboard!
ThinkComputers Podcast #206
This week on the podcast we wrap up our CES 2020 coverage and talk about all of the cool things we saw at the show! This includes many of the companies we visited, all of craziness of the show floor and much more!
Checking out Be Quiet’s New High-Airflow Pure Base 500DX Case
At CES this year they showed us the new Pure Base 500DX where the main focus is airflow. So the front of the case has been replaced with mesh, a third Pure Wings 2 140 mm fan has been added, and they even added a Type-C connector to the I/O on the case.
Gaming on Samsung’s Odyssey G9 49-inch Gaming Monitor!
We had the chance to do some gaming on Samsung’s Odyssey G9 49-inch Gaming Monitor, which has a 240 hz refresh rate and 1ms response time! We also were shown the 980 Pro Gen4 SSD. It will be Samsung’s first Gen4 NVMe drive. Finally we got a look at the new T7 Touch Portable SSD!
SanDisk Shows off 8TB Portable SSD Prototype and 1TB USB-C Thumb Drive
This year at CES SanDisk really wanted to show that as they showed us their 8TB portable solid state drive prototype. They tell us that it is the highest capacity pocket-sized portable SSD in the world!
Mobile Controllers are making a Comeback at CES 2020
Mobile gaming is a big as ever and there are some amazing titles out there too, not just PUBG and Fortnite. With that we saw quite a few different mobile controllers being launched at CES this year. The two that really caught our attention were the HyperX ChargePlay Clutch and Razeer’s Kishi.
Mushkin will Finally Have RGB Memory
Mushkin have never had RGB memory, well at CES 2020 they were showing off their brand new Blackline RGB memory. This memory has a black heatspreader with a large diffuser at the top which covers the RGB lighting.
Gigabyte has a Gen3 Drive that will give you Gen4 Speeds!
Well Gigabyte has the solution for them in their AORUS RAID Gen3 add-in-card. It is made up of four 512GB Gen3 solid state drives in RAID using an enterprise-class RAID card. With that it is able to achieve Gen4 speeds!
ADATA XPG has Three Gen4 Drives Ready for 2020
When it comes to storage this year at CES everyone was talking about Gen4 drives. When we went to visit ADATA they didn’t just have one Gen4 drive to show us, but three actually!
Custom Cases & Distribution Plates From EKWB Make Debut at CES 2020
While visiting EKWB at their CES 2020 suite in Las Vegas, we encountered a few new products that really caught our eye. They both have to do with PC cases, the first being a custom version of the InWin 909, and the second being multiple versions of distribution blocks for certain cases from multiple manufacturers.
EVGA Expands Their Soundcard Lineup With Nu Audio Pro Surround Card
We were quite surprised last year at CES when we saw EVGA release their Nu Audio sound card, and this year they have improved upon and expanded their sound card lineup with the Nu Audio Pro Surround card.
Kingston Shows off new PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD at CES 2020
Like all major brands Kingston will be releasing a Gen4 NVMe solid state drive in 2020. At CES this year they were teasing a M.2 NVMe SSD codenamed “Grandview” which features the the latest PCI-Express 4.0 x4 host interface and NVMe 1.4 protocol.
In Win’s Diey Chassis is Absolutely Insane!
This year at CES 2020 In Win was presenting their 10th Signature Series Chassis, which is the Diey. Diey is Cantonese for butterfly and you can see why they used that name. Besides looks the case features a virtual assistant, projector, and can fit two systems inside!
Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh / Mesh White Shown at CES 2020
Building upon their existing TD500 chassis, Cooler Master has shown off the new TD 500 Mesh and TD500 Mesh White version at CES 2020. Nearly identical to the TD500, the front of the case has been “meshified’ to provide significantly better airflow to components inside.
Patriot’s VP4100 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD & More Shown at CES 2020
Going into CES 2020, we expected to see quite a few new NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSDs, and so far we have been right. Patriot not only showed us new, blazing fast drives, but also compelling external and internal drives for multiple use cases.
ADATA’s XPG Photon Gaming Monitor Seen at CES 2020
While we typically think of ADATA’s XPG as a memory, storage, and peripheral brand, we can now add gaming displays to the list. Unveiled at CES 2020, the XPG Photon is a 27″ 4K monitor with a refresh rate of 144Hz.
8TB NVMe and 16TB SATA SSDs Incoming Thanks to Phison Controllers Shown at CES 2020
Phison’s new storage controllers bring big number to SSDs at CES 2020. We can expect to see 8TB NVMe and 16TB SATA drives from various vendors in the upcoming months.
Alphacool’s 2.5mm-thick RGB Strips & New AiO’s
Alphacool showed us their new Aurora Rigid Digital RGB strips at CES 2020, which are only 2.5mm thick, which means you can pretty much fit them anywhere. They also had their new Eiswolf Aurora graphics card all-in-one liquid cooler as well as their Eisbaer Aurora liquid CPU Cooler.
The Tomahawk is Razer’s Implementation of Intel’s NUC Compute Element
With Intel’s announcement of their new Ghost Canyon modular NUC platform, Razer is showing off their version of the modular system here at CES 2020. Dubbed the Tomahawk, this modular system allows users to get some serious performance in a small package, including support for full length, high-end graphics cards.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Shown at CES 2020
It was just last year at CES 2019 that we saw NVIDIA release the GeForce RTX 2060, and here we are at CES 2020, and EVGA has a new take on this popular graphics card. Dubbed the 2060 KO, this new take on the 2060 aims to place it at a $300 price point, which would put it directly in competition with AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT that was just announced a few short days ago.
Thermaltake’s MONSTER Case, DistroCase, new TOUGHRAM & More at CES 2020!
This year at CES 2020 Thermaltake had quite a lot, but the thing that really caught our attention was their AH T600 TG, which was this massive case! They also had an ultimate case for watercooling enthusiasts, which was the DistroCase 360!
Elgato’s Key Light Air and 4K60 S+ Are Ready For Streamers in 2020
Since being acquired by Corsair in 2018, Elgato has continued to release new products that impress. Keeping with that momentum, Elgato announced the Key Light Air, a smaller version of their popular Key Light, as well as the 4K60 S+ capture device.
HyperX Releases Cloud Flight S Wireless Gaming Headset
When we arrived at the HyperX suite here at CES 2020, we were introduced to a new wireless gaming headset, the Cloud Flight S. While the Cloud Flight S has all of your standard wireless gaming headset features, what really makes it stand out from the crowd are its built-in wireless Qi-charging capabilities.
SK Hynix’s First Consumer NVMe SSD’s Arrive at CES 2020
Being one of the few companies in the world actually creating memory chips, you would think that SK Hynix would have released consumer-focused NVMe drives, but that hasn’t been the case until now. For their first entry into offering products directly to consumers as opposed to via partner vendors, SK Hynix is presenting two product lines – the Gold P31 and the Platinum P31.
Checking out Cooler Master’s 45 gram Mouse, 60% Keyboard and more at CES 2020
Lightweight gaming mice are all the rage and Cooler Master plans to add to their lightweight mouse portfolio with their new MM720, which design-wise is based off their old Spawn mouse, which had a very unique design.
NVIDIA Shows Off Crazy-Fast 360Hz G-SYNC Monitor at CES 2020
While we weren’t able to make it to NVIDIA’s keynote presentation, word quickly spread to us that they had announced a few new displays with insanely fast refresh rates. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait long to see and experience these for ourselves, and the amount of gaming improvement these types of monitors can provide is pretty amazing.
Radeon RX 5600 and Radeon RX 5600 XT Add to AMD’s GPU Lineup at CES 2020
It has been an exciting CES 2020 for AMD with the launch of the high-end Threadripper 3990X, as well as the 5600-series of Radeon RX GPUs. Slotted between the already released Radeon RX 5500 and Radeon RX 5700-series GPUs, the 5600 and 5600XT offer a great solution for 1080p gamers.
AMD’s 64-Core, 128-Thread Threadripper 3990X CPU Debuts at CES 2020
We all knew it was coming, and we had a pretty good idea it would be today, but the announcement of AMD’s 64-core, 128-thread Threadripper 3990X was still an exciting moment here at CES 2020. This CPU follows the previously released 3960X with 24 cores, and the 3970X with its 32 cores, and settles in to the top place in AMD’s high-end computing ranks.
Cooler Master Breaks Into The Gaming Monitor Arena At CES 2020
Our first day of CES 2020 coverage started off with a bit of a surprise from Cooler Master in the form of two gaming monitors – the GM27-CF and the GM34-CW.
be quiet!’s All-Digital Dark Power Pro 12 Debuts at CES 2020
Power supplies are often overlooked when choosing system components, but be quiet! is trying their hardest to change that behavior. Here at CES 2020 we were able to take a look at one of their latest power supplies, the Dark Power Pro 12, a fully digital power supply with an 80+ Titanium rating.
Corsair’s Insane New RGB Case, A500 Air Cooler & More
This year at CES Corsair was showing off a brand new concept case called “Concept Orion” where they have embedded Capellix RGB LEDs into both the front panel and side panel of a case. These of course can be controlled with Corsair’s iCUE software, which makes for a pretty amazing light show.
Sit Back and Relax in Cooler Master’s New Gaming and Ergonomic Chairs
As we have seen many other companies do, Cooler Master has entered into both the gaming, and ergonomic chair space with four new chairs. While visiting the Cooler Master suite at CES 2020, we were shown the full quartet of chairs, which ranges from the entry level Caliber R1 to the top-end X1 on the gaming side of things, and the Ergo L on the ergonomic side.
Samsung Unveils New Odyssey Gaming Monitor Line-up at CES 2020
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the global leader in the gaming monitor market, today introduced its new line-up of groundbreaking curved Odyssey gaming monitors at CES 2020. The new line-up has been completely re-imagined with gamers in mind, including radically new curved displays and industry-leading performance features for a whole new way to game.
NVIDIA Announces New G-SYNC Esports Displays with 360 Hz Refresh-rate
NVIDIA and ASUS are showcasing the world’s first G-SYNC 360Hz display–the ASUS ROG Swift 360–at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The display, which will be available later this year, pairs perfectly with GeForce RTX, the world’s fastest gaming GPUs, to deliver the absolute best competitive gaming experience.
ThinkComputers Podcast #205
This week on the podcast we talk about what we expect to see at CES 2020, our reviews of the HyperX Pulsefire Dart Wireless Gaming Mouse and SilverStone PF240-ARGB Liquid CPU Cooler and more!
ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming OC Graphics Card Pictured
A picture of ASRock’s Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming OC Graphics Card has been leaked to the web, being one of the first shots we’ve seen of the card. Looking at the card it looks like it features a shorter PCB, but makes use of a longer triple-fan cooling solution.
SK hynix to Introduce Consumer PCIe NVMe SSDs at CES 2020
SK hynix Inc., a global semiconductor maker based in Korea, is set to introduce its newest offering of “Gold P31” and “Platinum P31” PCIe NVMe Solid State Drives (SSDs) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020
ADATA To Start Selling Monitors, Laptops, and Gaming PCs
Well it looks like in 2020 ADATA will be expanding that line even more as they plan to offer laptops, monitors, and gaming PCs as part of the XPG line.