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Sweet Shreds! 1st gen threadripper is on sale

Let’s say that you were in the market for a high-core-count processor to work and play with, but wanted to keep the pain to your wallet minimal? You could always do something like the Ryzen 7 3900X. With 12 cores, all but the most intense tasks will not be an issue. But that’s still a near $400 CPU so it might be a bit rich for some. If only there was an option that was nearly as fast but for nearly half the cost!

Oh, wait. There is and it’s called the THREADRIPPER 1920X.

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Antec hits innovation hard with the Striker itx case

The ITX case niche of the case industry has recently in the last 5 years been the Shining beacon for interesting design choices. Don’t get us wrong, ATX has seen some notable entries in the “You did WHAT now” category of case designs, but those are much further and farther betwen in releases and from a much smaller selection of manufacturers. Most notably, INWIN, Cougar, and most recently Antec. ITX however, truly pushes the envelope of what’s necessary to put in a computer and where it needs to be placed.

There seem to be two distinct camps when it comes to ITX case design. One side, small form factor or SFF crowd, is mainly concerned with size management and getting the entire system as small as possible. The other side, which doesn’t have a name as far as we know, is more interested in seeing what kinds of layouts are possible given the smaller components like the motherboard and PSU.

Antec has released the new Striker ITX case that it clearly in the second camp.

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Aerocool wants to bring out your Darkside with new RGB cases

Aerocool is making a big push this year to get into the minds of PC enthusiasts with the launch of not one or two, but nine new cases, all of which are aimed at budget-minded builders. The company announced the first six during CES this year and now has announced another three. The latest trio all take some inspiration from Darkside of pop culture. Let’s take a look at what likes beneath, shall we?

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Lian li rings in the new year with champange lancool one

If yoiu haven’t heard, LIAN LI is back and popping all of the bottles!

Well, that may be an overstatement, the OEM is helping a select number of customers ring in the new year with a limited edition champagne colored LANCOOL ONE.

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Jonsbo comes out swinging with the VR1

The mini-ITX form-factor is really exploding with the current generation of  components.  Every major manufacturer now has a at least one motherboard that supports each of the three chipsets in the Intel 100 series. I’m sure there will be AMD ITX boards when ZEN finally launches.

But with the trendiness of the form factor, that may  leave some of us questioning what are we going to put our speedy compact builds in? Well, Jonsbo may have the answer you seek in the form of the VR1.

The VR1 sports aluminum and tempered glass shell, vertical motherboard layout, and support for GPU’s of up 320mm. That’s just the beginning of all the goodies that come built into the case.  We know that the Cyrorig OLA is everyone’s darling case, but the VR1 is capable of standing toe to toe.

Check the video below to see the full review.

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