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TheOverclocker Presents – X570 AORUS MASTER

WEB: GIGABYTE MSRP: US $359.99| AUTHOR: TheOverclocker

Welcome to the 1st edition of TheOverclocker Presents series. In this issue, we take a detailed look at the X570 Aorus Master from GIGABYTE. Featuring the latest 12-phase direct VRM controller from Infineon, the Aorus Master packs a punch in power delivery, features and of course performance. Read more to find out.

CORSAIR announces new Virtuoso RGB Wireless

VENDOR: Corsair WEB: www.corsair.com

September 26th, 2019 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today launched its new flagship line of premium gaming headsets with the CORSAIR VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless and VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless SE. Bridging the gap between gaming headsets and high-fidelity headphones, VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless provides uncompromising sound and voice quality, delivering an astounding audio frequency range of 20Hz-40,000Hz alongside a detachable broadcast-grade microphone. Crafted and styled for exceptional comfort and refined looks, VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless is available in black, white, or SE gunmetal, with plush memory foam earpads and headband for all-day, all-night listening. Connecting via your choice of hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS, high-fidelity USB wired, or universal 3.5mm, the VIRTUOSO sets a new standard for gaming headset audio, comfort, and versatility.

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Review

WEB: CORSAIR MSRP: US $179.99 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

 

Corsair has finally updated their headset line up with a totally new product range, the Virtuoso RGB Wireless and the Wireless SE. In Corsair’s own words this is their most ambitious audio undertaking yet. A lofty claim which suggests the Virtuoso RGB offers not only the best audio, but comfort, build materials and functionality in Corsair’s history. It also means going forward the headsets have a much higher bar by which they will be measured. How true this is hinges on what you’re talking about specifically. What I can confirm though is that in most disciplines, the Virtuoso RGB is head and shoulders above any of their previous offerings.

AORUS SSD – NVMe Gen4 SSD Review

WEB: AORUS MSRP: US $259.99 | ZAR 4,249 | AUTHOR: Neo

Just a week ago, I reviewed the Corsair Force MP600 Gen4 NVMe SSD drive and here we are again with another similarly spec’d drive. Or better yet, here is another drive with the exact same specifications or component list rather, the AORUS SSD. Yes, the full name is AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD, but that’s about as descriptive as AORUS DX12 Gen3 GPU. That said, at the heart of the AORUS SSD is the Phison PS5016-E16 controller, 512MB of DDR4 memory and 96 Layer 3D TLC NAND. This is a configuration we have already seen and will see a lot more of going forward. So, the obvious question then is who can make the most out of it?

Elgato announces HD60 S+ Capture Card

VENDOR: Elgato WEB: www.elgato.com

September 24th, 2019 – Elgato, the leading provider of hardware and software for content creators, today announced the launch of the HD60 S+, an external video capture card that lets content creators play high-fidelity console games in stunning 4K60 HDR10 while simultaneously streaming or recording gameplay in 1080p60 HDR10. It’s easy to get set up and streaming with HD60 S+ thanks to a simple USB 3.0 connection and full compatibility with today’s most prominent streaming applications including OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, and XSplit. Accompanied by powerful Elgato 4KCU recording software, HD60 S+ is ideal for content creators looking to grow audiences on Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer.

ROG STRIX X570-E Gaming Review

WEB: ASUS MSRP: US $329.99 | ZAR 6,489 | AUTHOR: Neo

In an ideal world many would like to own the Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi), or even better yet the Crosshair VIII Formula. However, that isn’t the reality we live in and such high priced motherboards are simply not feasible to many. That said, just because these aforementioned boards may be out of reach, it doesn’t mean one can’t enjoy many of the key features they have at a more palatable price. The ROG STRIX X570-E Gaming, despite the lamentable name claims to be one such offering. Think of it as a Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi), with a number of things removed or changed. Surprisingly, what has been done away with leaves much of the motherboard intact and that means you get all the ROG ‘exclusive’ features. Perhaps not in their full glory, but flashed out enough to make it worth your while.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Review

WEB: AMD MSRP: US $399.99 | ZAR 7,499 | AUTHOR: Neo

 

Hard to believe it’s been almost four months since AMD announced the AMD Ryzen 3000 series. In that time, this platform has undergone quiet a few changes, all for the better I might add. All of the firmware updates from AMD and motherboard vendor side have improved mainly in increased compatibility and adding high speed DRAM support. As it stands, the Ryzen 7 3800X is a better CPU today than it was at launch. What follows is what you may expect out of a Ryzen 7 3800X in everyday use, gaming and in productivity right now.

CORSAIR Launches iCUE 465X RGB Smart Case

VENDOR: Corsair WEB: www.corsair.com

September 17th, 2019 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of the new CORSAIR iCUE 465X RGB Mid-Tower ATX Smart Case, offering PC enthusiasts smart RGB lighting and strong cooling with three included CORSAIR LL120 RGB PWM fans behind two beautiful tempered glass panels in a black or white chassis. Users can create stunning, customizable visuals out-of-the-box with the included iCUE Lighting Node CORE RGB Lighting Controller and iCUE software.

Cooler Master Introduces GS750 Desktop Hub

VENDOR: Cooler Master WEB: www.coolermaster.com

Cooler Master, a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative gaming peripherals and computer components, today releases its first desktop hub, the GS750 headset stand with built in Qi wireless charging.

Cooler Master Launches New MWE Bronze Power Supply Units

cooler master mwe bronze psu

VENDOR: Cooler Master WEB: www.coolermaster.com

cooler master mwe bronze psu

Cape Town, South Africa, August 28, 2019 – Cooler Master today announced a new set of power supply units being added to their MWE Bronze series. These units offer 80 PLUS Bronze level efficiency in seven models ranging from 450 to 750 watt levels.

The MWE Bronze series also delivers DC-to-DC + LLC technology, a single +12V rail, a 120mm HDB fan with silent operation during usage at lower power loads, flat, black cables, and a five year warranty. All this coupled with a competitive price make for a great mid-range PSU.