The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler is powerful enough to handle even the highest-end of games, and you can get both for $259.99 shipped, today only, originally $309. Typically very hard to find due to the chip shortage, this CPU is capable of delivering 100+ FPS performance in some of the most popular games, complete with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review of both and additional information.
Sam Zeloof isn’t your ordinary 22-year-old undergrad student at Carnegie Mellon University, but one that has already created two homemade silicon chips. That’s right, his first one, the Z1, was created back in 2016 when he was still a high school student. Unlike its predecessor, the Z2 utilizes faster-switching transistor design based on wafers of a form of crystalline silicon known as polysilicon, and consists of a grid of 12 circuits, each with 100 transistors for a combined total of 1,200 transistors. Read more for a video and additional information.
In the world of computers, a firewall is basically a network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. This piece of hardware normally establishes a barrier between a trusted network and an untrusted network, like the internet. What you may not know that is an old Clavister firewall can do much more than monitor network traffic. Read more to see one person who managed to transform one into a functional retro gaming PC.
There have been quite a few custom desks with built-in computers, but none like Razer’s Project Sophia. It’s touted as the world’s first modular gaming desk concept capable of supporting up to 13 separate modules. This means each section can be configured with various task-specific components, like secondary displays, system monitoring tools, touch-screen hotkey panels, pen tablets and audio mixer units, or even external capture cards. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Priced at just $249, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card doesn’t skimp on features, as it comes equipped with 2nd generation RT Cores for ray-tracing and 3rd gen Tensor Cores for DLSS as well as AI applications. This means gamers can play ray traced games on a 50-class GPU at over 60 FPS. Since RTX-powered ray tracing and DLSS are the new standard in gaming, this budget-priced graphics processing unit makes them more accessible than ever. Read more for the CES 2022 unveil and additional information.
CyberPowerPC kicked off CES 2022 with something unique, their Kinetic Series Chassis, which was inspired by kinetic architecture. In art, this concept is basically the idea of buildings that are designed to allow parts of the structure to move, not just for design’s sake, but with purpose. This PC case boasts 18 individually controlled vents that open and close, depending on the system’s current internal temperatures. Read more for a video and additional information.
Cooler Master’s NR200P SFF Small Form Factor Mini-ITX Case is claimed to be one of the best values for the money, and you can get one for $82.90 shipped after rebate, today only, originally $129.99. Despite its size, it still manages to combine space-saving efficiency with cooling capabilities normally found on much larger ATX chassis. Featuring 280mm radiator support and 7 possible fan mounting to provide a multitude of cooling options whether using water or air. Product page – be sure to download the rebate form after purchase.
What would a Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired PC be if it wasn’t the world’s fastest? That’s exactly what SEGA has built and will be giving away to one lucky person. Hardware wise, it features an Intel Core i9-12900K processor, ASRock Z690M Mini-ITX motherboard, 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, 2TB SSD, and an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula 16GB graphics card. Gamers will appreciate the pre-loaded SEGA Atlus PC games as well as 23 Steam codes for SEGA titles. Read more for two videos, including one of it zipping around a track at 62 mph.
Samsung Electronics has revealed the PM1743 SSD for enterprise servers, which integrates the PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) 5.0 interface with the company’s advanced sixth-generation V-NAND, ahead of CES 2022. What advantage does PCIe 5.0 have over PCIe 4.0? It offers a bandwidth of 32 gigatransfers per second (GT/s), doubling that of its predecessor. When this is combined with a proprietary controller designed to support the latest PCIe standard, the PM1743 is one of the fastest drives around. Read more for a video showing it achieving over 13.7GB/s and additional information.
Priced at a hefty $1600 USD, Angry Miao’s AM HATSU is claimed to be the “world’s first organically shaped wireless 3D split ergo keyboard”. Inspired by the dystopian science fiction neo-Western television series Westworld, this keyboard’s design is based on its opening animation of a futuristic robotic arm sculpting a living organic shape. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.