Monday, December 11, 2017

ROCCAT Suora FX Gaming Keyboard Review @

"ROCCAT has been in the PC peripheral business for quite a while now, and have brought quite a few exciting products to market. Today we will be taking a look at the ROCCAT Suora FX, a frameless gaming keyboard that sports RGB LED lighting and mechanical switches in a small but sturdy chassis. Competition is plentiful in the mechanical gaming keyboard arena, so let’s see if the Soura FX can be a true competitor."

AeroCool Project 7 850W Platinum Power Supply Unit Review @ NikKTech

The Project 7 P7-850W is a fully-modular Power Supply Unit that features an 80 Plus Platinum efficiency certification, single powerful 70A +12V rail (can deliver up to 840W), high-quality Japanese capacitors, flat and flexible modular cables, 140mm RGB LED fan (a compatible mainboard header or Aerocool's P7-Hub is required to make use of this feature) and a wide range of electrical protections including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OTP (Over Temperature Protection) and OPP (Over Power Protection). 

Also according to Aerocool the P7-850W offers almost inaudible operation since the 140mm FDB (fluid dynamic bearing) fan starts spinning only after 60% load and doesn't hit over 500RPM until 80%. This is not the first time we've seen a PSU behave in such a way but it's not something very widely used at least not yet so it's a good thing Aerocool decided to incorporate it in their new PSU line. Last but not least Aerocool covers the P7-850W with a 7 year limited warranty which is a clear indication that they truly believe in the quality of their brand new unit.

Read the full review over at NikKTech

Antec P8 @ TechPowerUp

The Antec P8 takes the same basic body we have seen for cases like the Silverstone RL05 or the much more elaborate Aerocool P7-C1, but adds a bit of its own spin. You get the same all-metal interior, including the shroud, which is great, and the same offset cover with the bulging opening within the case that allows for a clean build and the four placements for SSD trays. However, this is where things start to diverge in small but quite profound ways.

Read the full review over at TechPowerUp

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Rantopad MXX RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ NikKTech

Rantopad was founded in 2004 when Ranto, a competitive gamer, set out with $15,000 and a goal to create the world’s best mouse pad. To do this, Ranto recognized the need to incorporate and combine the latest innovations with flawless design. With these guiding principles he created Rantopad’s first product, the RantoPad P1. Rantopad now has over 70 employees and annual revenues in excess of $20M. With over ten years of innovation under its belt, Rantopad continues to deliver a superior user experience across all products. The signature mechanical gaming keyboards – the MT and the MXX – boast high quality, durability and affordability. The FF Gaming Mouse featuring Omicron microswitches arms gamers with precision and accuracy. The wide range of professional mouse pads are made with the highest quality materials and available in a multitude of sizes and materials.

Read the full review over at NikKTech

ASRock Wins Prestigious Taiwan Excellence Award for 2018 with X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard and Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard

December 8, 2017, TAIPEI, Taiwan —ASRock products are honored with the prestigious 2018 Taiwan Excellence Award once again! There were 1,209 products from more than 500 manufacturers in the 26th Taiwan Excellence Award Selection for 2018 hold by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, yet only 503 products were awarded after 4 months of rigorous selection. Among them, the ASRock X299E-ITX/ac and Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini-ITX motherboards were successfully beat the competition in the category of PC and Software.

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Mini-ITXmotherboard is built on a X299 platform to provide the ultimate processing experience, equipped with dual Intel Gigabit LAN and dual band 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac WiFi to provides the best connectivity. The USB3.1 Gen2 Type A+C interfaces are also available at the rear of the motherboard. Moreover the motherboard also supports quad channel memory up to DDR4 4000 MHz (OC) to provide stunning performance on such a small motherboard. By adding two expansion cards, the X299E-ITX/ac has 3 Ultra M.2 and 6 SATA3 ports, for supporting high speed storage devices and configuration. Stability is also vital, with 60A power choke and Dr.MOS to form a 7 power phase design, this motherboard can handle heavy loading and daily computing with ease.

The ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming ITX/ac packed with AMD's new X370 chipset into an astonishingly compact space-saving size. Provide one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, one M.2 slot for PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA SSDs, and four SATA3 ports for configuration flexibility, and support dual channel memory up to DDR4 3466 MHz (OC). The Fatal1ty X370 Gaming ITX/ac also equipped Intel Gigabit LAN and 802.11ac Wi-Fi controllers, two HDMI outputs, five USB 2.0 ports, six USB 3.0 headers as well as a 7.1-channel audio powered by Realtek ALC1220 codec with Creative’s Sound Blaster Cinema 3 enhancing software, enable this small motherboard offer the gamers a powerful gaming system.

ASRock has yet again broken the limit and crammed the amazing features into a Mini-ITX motherboard.

Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 Keyboard @ TechPowerUp

At first glance, it appears Cooler Master has tried to throw in all but the kitchen sink. We see RGB backlighting, dedicated media keys, a removable wrist rest with what appears to be a soft material on top, a clean case, and side plates for additional lighting. Leveraging their size and global market share, Cooler Master also offers genuine Cherry MX switches here, and more language and layout support than nearly everyone else.

Read the full review over at TechPowerUp

Sharkoon Introduces the SKILLER SGH2 USB Gaming Headset

With the SKILLER SGH2, Sharkoon expands the lineup within their SKILLER series and introduces, for the very first time, a stereo gaming headset with USB connector. It is equipped with 50 mm drivers, projecting deep bass and clear highs. An omnidirectional microphone with flexible microphone arm promises perfect voice transmissions. Visually, the SGH2 attracts attention with its subtle mesh covers and blue LED illumination on the ear cups. The headset can operate on any PC or notebook with an available USB Type A port on Windows 7/8/10, no driver installation is needed. It is also compatible with the PlayStation 4. Connect it for use via its gold-plated USB Type A connector.  

The built-in 50 mm drivers are specially designed to meet the needs of demanding gamers and have a frequency range of 20 to 20,000 hertz with a maximum output of 50 milliwatts. The attached microphone offers omnidirectional usage and promises natural voice transmissions while gaming as well as during voice chats. Thanks to the flexible microphone arm, positioning is always adaptable to individual needs. Due to its circumaural design, the extra-large ear pads effectively contribute to the suppression of ambient noise. The headset also has a spring loaded headband suspension. This allows the headset to automatically adapt to the shape of the head and, even during prolonged gaming or hectic playing situations, ensures the best possible stability as well as outstanding wear comfort.