PC components will be affected

A coumple of months ago SUMCO, one of the largest silicon wafer producers in the world, was planning to increase prices during this year. In addition the company is planning to increase the price again in 2019. According to the latest rumors, Silicon wafer manufacturers are confirming this price increase.


With 16GB capacity

You like extreme performance memory modules? In this case you'll be happy to know that there are new memory kits from G.Skill. The company has added a ridiculously fast DDR4-4700 CL19-19-19-39 memory kit with a total capacity of 16GB (2x8 GB). The TridentZ DDR4-4700MHz 16GB retail kits are aimed at high-end X299 and Z370 motherboards.


Two times faster than previous version

Solid State Technology Association JEDEC, has unveiled the Universal Flash Storage version 3.0 specification. Accoding to JEDEC, the UFS version 3.0 will offer up to twice performance increase over the previous generation. In other words, the UFS 3.0 will hit up to a theoretical speed of 2.9 GB/s.



HRC

Today we have another build from HRC for you. If you want see all the systems shared so far, we suggest to check out our gallery. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or one from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news. If you would like to see your mod here on Ocaholic, feel free to send us a message over Facebook.


Compatible with both Intel and AMD worlds

A few months ago, Swiftech launched the SKF Heirloom series as the flagship model in Apogee series of waterblocks. This water block came with a re-worked design both inside and outside. In addition there was possible make significant cosmetic customizations on the top side, on the cover plate and even for the logo. However if you don't care about all those customizations, you will be happy to know that Swiftech has released another SKF water block.


For ASUS TUF X299 motherboard

A few years ago, Thermaltake entered the custom water cooling market. Since then, the company has pushed with several new products like radiators, full kits, and full-cover GPU blocks. Thermaltake portfolio is now full of products and they are able to compete against EK or Bitspower. Today Thermaltake announces another full cover monoblock for Intel X299: the Pacific M4 for ASUS TUF X299.


TechMaxTV

Today we have another build from TechMaxTV for you. If you want see all the systems shared so far, we suggest to check out our gallery. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or one from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news. If you would like to see your mod here on Ocaholic, feel free to send us a message over Facebook.


Added support and fixed issues

It seems like we are spending more time updating drivers than playing new games lately. During the past month we have received several AMD drivers and it's more or less the same with NVIDIA. AMD has released the latest update to their Radeon GPU drivers, the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1. This version should give more support for the new Square Enix title, Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age.


Five different color accents

Corsair has launched a new gaming chair line which is called T2 Road Warrior. The upcoming chair is created for long-term comfort and is finished in perforated leather. The T2 Road Warrior will be available in five different colour accents.


1.5GB RAM cache

NVMe capable SSDs are growing increasingly popular these days, offering much higher transfer speeds than your usual SATA drive. New markets always offer new opportunities and that on the other hand means that different vendors will launch new products. Samsung today announced the SZ985 800GB Z-SSD, targeted at enterprises and data-centers with high bandwidth demands. The drives come in the half-height add-on card form-factor and it's using a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 host interface.


By 1%

Almost one year ago, Windows 10 officially surpassed Windows 7 in the Europe. Now a few months later, the latest operating system from Microsoft has managed to surpass Windows 7 worldwide. In other words, the most popular OS is now Windows 10.


L3p

Today we have another build from L3p for you. If you want see all the systems shared so far, we suggest to check out our gallery. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or one from one of our modder friends. As always we will show you the nicest pictures of the build and if possible also the specifications here in the news. If you would like to see your mod here on Ocaholic, feel free to send us a message over Facebook.


Due to Spectre issue

During AMD's last earnings call, the company has revealed several interesting informations. First of all, the GPU production is going to be ramped up to meet demand although memory shortages are slowing things down a bit. After that, AMD wants fix Spectre in Zen 2 architecture.



With a trick

During the CES 2018, ASUS has unveiled several upcoming products like laptops, monitors, mini-PCs and peripherals. In addition the company has unveiled their "bezel-free kit", which is an accessory that can obscure the black bezels on the edges of your monitors.


Up to 512GB capacity

Plextor has shown their M8V SSDs series, which are based on 3D-NAND Flash memory. The M8V drives are available with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacity. The drive will be available in two form factors: 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch and M.2-2280.



Designed for extreme overclockers

A couple of days ago we have received a big package with inside the ASUS Maximus X Apex. Compared to the previous model, the ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex is very similar. ASUS has improved the heatsink design and updated the motherboard with the new chipset. The motherboard targets the high-end market.


Fastest IGP so far

During the pre-CES press day earlier this month, AMD has unveiled its CPU roadmap for the year. According to the roadmap, AMD has confirmed that we would be getting the first Ryzen "Raven Ridge" APUs quite soon. Due to a leak on Reddit, there are finally some benchmarks of this upcoming APUs.


Manhunt, Bully and Grand Theft Auto IV

The second game bundle of 2018 has been released and it delivers a good range of PC games at bargain prices. The Humble Rockstar Bundle has officially released, offering PC gamers a large selection of Rockstar's classic titles at extremely low prices.


Featuring IP32 rating

Did you ever drink close to your gaming keyboard? We believe that all do and everytime we are afraid to spill some water on our expensive gaming peripherals. Corsair alleviated this issue with the release of their K68 RGB, which comes with IP32 rating. According to Corsair you can dump a whole glass of water on the keyboard without any issue.


With tempered glass

A few months ago, Thermaltake announced their Versa J21 case. Now the company is presenting a little update on this model, which means they've added tempered glass side panels to it. The Versa J21 is a mid-tower chassis that's been made from SECC steel, ABS plastic and tempered glass.
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