Warcraft 3 or Diablo II should still work

If you are a gamer you are probably already running a more recent operating system. However if you are still stuck on Windows Xp or Windows Vista, you should know that Blizzard will drop support for these two old OSes. Although Windows XP is 8 years old, this OS still holds a fairly substantial amount of market share. Later this year, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, StarCraft 2, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm will no longer be supported. Warcraft 3 or Diablo II should still work on XP and Vista.



TR4 mounting kit included

With the upcoming socket TR4, AMD is going to change the mounting holes. Arctic has announced that their Liquid Freezer series will support AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors with the TR4-compatible mounting kit. In other words, if you already own a Liquid Freezer CPU cooler and you are going to buy a TR4 motherboard, you will only need a TR4-compatible mounting kit.


Featuring PCIe x4 card

If these days you want to buy a fast SSD you’re going to choose an M.2 drive. Those drives are really fast but unfortunately some of them also struggle with overheating issues. A few months ago, Alphacool introduced its M.2 heat sink which is supposed to help keeping the temperatures of your M.2 SSD low. Meanwhile they are ready to release another series of heat sink, which goes by the name Eisblock HDX 2 and HDX 3.


AMD Ryzen Threadripper launch is pretty close

AMD has announced they’re going to hold a new Webinar event that will take place on July 25th. Just like it happened a few months ago, AMD might stream the event through Adobe Connect Meeting Room, but it's still unclear who will be the host this time. According to latest reports, it looks like AMD will show TR4-based motherboards from ASRock, ASUS and Gigabyte during the event.



Mercomods

Today we have another build from Mercomods for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or 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 and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.



Steampunk

Today we have another build from Moonshine Factory for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or 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 and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.




Waiting the grand finale at SIGGRAPH 2017

AMD kicked off its Radeon on the Road tour yesterday in Budapest. The aim was to show off a few details regarding the upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card. In other words, they’re starting to build up a hype regarding their upcoming high-end GPUs. The next stop on AMD’s Radeon on the Road tour is going to be the PDXLAN event in Portland (US) and after that the products should be finally revealed at SIGGRAPH 2017.



Private equity investor

According to the latest rumors, it appears that Corsair and EagleTree Capital a flirting in regards to a possible buyout. According to a report that’s be published by Reuters, EagleTree Capital seems to be interested in acquiring Corsair for $500 US million. The discussions are said to already be in advanced stages, so a deal might actually be happening.


Let the motherboards burn

Intel has released its latest CPU price list which first shows the Core i9-7920X. According to the picture, the Core i9-7920X features 12 cores and 24 threads, and we now know it comes with 16.5 MB of L3 cache. The base clock is set to 2.9GHz which is a pretty significant step down from the Core i9-7900X's 3.3GHz base clock.


Tailored for high-end gaming PCs

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is another socket AM4 motherboard that should help filling in gaps in the ASUS AM4 lineup. So far there are only four X370 motherboards from ASUS, which are the Prime X370-Pro, the ROG X370-F Strix Gaming, the ROG Crosshair VI Hero and the ROG Crosshair VI Hero AC. Compared to the ROG Crosshair VI Hero, the ROG Crosshair VI Extreme packs more features.


4K HDR

LG has expanded its gaming monitor lineup with a 4K 31.5-inch monitor. The 32UD99 features an IPS panel with 95% of DCI-P3 colour space, therefore it is suitable for professional use. Apart from that the new display is compatible with AMD FreeSync. The LG 32UD99 should become available on July 28th.


30% smaller than the R1

MAINGEAR has announced a new small form factor (SFF) gaming PC that come with Intel Core i9 as well as AMD processors and should be released during the next months. Similar to the Maingear R1 Razer Edition, the Maingear R2 Razer Edition ships with green LEDs and a Razer-themed chassis. The case is 30% smaller than the R1 since there’s a mini-ITX motherboard inside, while the other features an ATX board.



Intel LGA2066

In our price watch for CPUs we're monitoring prices of no less than 20 processors. In this article you will find prices of latest Intel and AMD processors. For example we have listed all the CPU compatible with LGA2066 as well as with AM4 sockets.




Bernardo Mod Chop

Today we have another build from Bernardo Mod Chop for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or 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 and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.


With NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Edition

We’ve covered K|ngp|n breaking world records in the past and apparently the US American, living in Taiwan has done it again. This time he used one NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Edition card to set the bar in Fire Strike Extreme. The new world record mark is now above the 19K mark.



With 3D MLC and 3D TLC NAND flash memory

ADATA has shown their ISSS314 series of SSDs which all use 3D NAND flash memory to offer better performance compared to SSDs using planar NAND. ISSS314 drives are available with 3D MLC and 3D TLC NAND flash memory chips allowing ADATA to competitively price their 2.5 inch drives.


Compatible with MSI Mystic Light

Following the launch of Intel's X299 chipset, EKWB has released a new monoblock for the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. This is one of the first X299 monoblocks available and it will add water cooling to both the CPU and the VRM, thanks to a huge single water block. The EK-FB MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON RGB Monoblock is compatible with MSI Mystic Light, which will allow you to create great looking setups thanks to customizable lighting.


Voici un résumé de ce que vous avez manqué cette semaine ! Nous avons reçu beaucoup de configurations par e-mail, merci à tous pour votre contribution et la semaine prochaine nous continuerons à vous faire partager de nouveaux systèmes. Si vous souhaitez participer, envoyez-nous un message sur notre page officielle : facebook




Tantricmodz PC Casemodding

Today we have another build from Tantricmodz PC Casemodding for you. In the past we’ve shared several of his builds and as you might know they always look exceptionally good. Like every day we're showing you a very nice build or 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 and the full album with all pictures can be found in our Case Mod Gallery.


New retention kit needed as well

It looks like AMD and Intel are competing head to head with high-end desktop platforms lately. According to Hermitage Akihabara, AMD will launch Threadripper August 10th in Japan and it will be released with an AIO liquid cooler in the bundle.

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