Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Review (Page 1 of 4)

When companies come up with an idea for a product, questions are always raised regarding its design, functionality, cost, and many other possible factors. In the consumer world, what makes the greatest first impression probably comes down to design and functionality. After making a quick evaluation of the product, they tack on an estimated price tag, compare it with the actual price tag, and consider whether it is worth splurging their money. In most cases, this is quite true, regardless of what product is in question. When it comes down to custom computer builds, there is a fine line between a budget build and an eye-catching, high-end build. The problem comes down to when consumers are looking to build something that has great design and functionality, but do not necessarily have the funds to pay for all of it up front. What we have here today at APH Networks is the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M with a large acrylic window to show off all your internal hardware. Priced at $90 USD at press time, this case looks slick, and features a functional layout for an easy installation process. But is this worth the $90, considering the extra components you still need to buy? We have seen great products from Phanteks, such as the Enthoo Primo White and Enthoo EVOLV ATX featuring great design and interior layout, both of which received APH Recommended badges. Has Phanteks come up with another product worthy of another award from this website? Stick around to see what this case has to offer!

SilverStone Strider Platinum ST75F-PT 750W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

Can you make so many incremental updates, you no longer have the original thing? About four years ago, I built a server for use in my house with an Intel Core-i5 2405S, Noctua NH-D14, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 2x4GB, two Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB in RAID 1, Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB, FSP AURUM CM Gold 650W, and Fractal Design Define R4. Over the years, I have done many incremental updates on the system using spare parts kicking around. Parts like the RAM, heatsink, power supply, and hard drive have been changed multiple times, and at the time of writing this review, it features an Intel Core i7-3770K, Noctua NH-U14S, Kingston HyperX Beast KHX21C11T3K2/16X 4x8GB, Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V.5 ST8000NM0055 8TB, Fractal Design Define S, and the SilverStone Strider Platinum ST75F-PT 750W we are reviewing today. In other words, besides the motherboard and the pair of SSDs, literally every component has been swapped out. Can one say this is an entirely different system? On one hand, the majority of the components have been changed, so 'yes' is a good answer. On the other hand, the operating system has never been reinstalled or reactivated, so one could argue 'no' as well. Whatever your take is, there is only one thing I know: The server we have today has been significantly improved from the one back in 2012. Last year, I took apart a SilverStone Strider Gold S ST75F-GS V2.0 750W power supply, which, according to its name, is an updated version of the ST75F-GS, albeit with an entirely different OEM. Today, we will take a look at the Strider Platinum ST75F-PT 750W, which, based on its name, is a different model. With new features like an 80 Plus Platinum certification and hybrid semi-fanless operation, how much has been changed over the ST75F-GS V2.0, and will it be the same compact PSU we have come to know with a whole new take? Read on to find out!

AT&T jumps into the fast lane with ultraspeedy 5G field trial

From CNET: 5G is coming. Eventually.

The fifth generation of wireless technology heralds a significant speed boost for Internet connections. On a 5G network, you could download the latest "Star Wars" film in seconds, not the minutes needed on today's networks. Its expected ubiquity will also help connect millions of devices, from lightbulbs to farm gear, allowing them to talk to one another and to you.

Micron Outs 3D NAND Technical Details, 3D SSDs Landing In June

From Tom's Hardware: When Micron officially announced first generation 3D NAND flash technology, the company claimed this would lead to 3.5 TB gum stick-sized SSDs and more than 10 TB standard 2.5-inch SSDs. In our latest briefing, we learned more about the technology that will bring these products to reality.

AMD is supposedly planning a 32-core CPU with an eight-channel DDR4 interface

From ExtremeTech: Rumors have continued to swirl around AMD’s upcoming Zen processor and its performance capabilities, but a new slide from a CERN presentation is going to dump more fuel on the speculation fire. During a presentation on technology and market trends for the data center, one of the CERN presenters showed in a slide.

Apple's iPhone sued for infringement of touch feedback patents

From InfoWorld: Haptic technology company Immersion has accused Apple and carrier AT&T of infringement of three of its patents in the latest iPhone models and Apple watches.

Pwn2Own contest puts $75,000 bounty on VMware Workstation bypass

From PC World: The Pwn2Own hacking contest will return in March, pitting researchers against the most popular browsers and operating systems. The novelty: Contestants can win a $75,00 prize for escaping a VMware virtual machine.

Contestants will be able to exploit Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome on fully patched versions of 64-bit Windows 10 and Apple Safari on OS X El Capitan. System or root-level privilege escalation pays extra, as does escaping from the virtual machine.

New Snapdragon Chip Means Slimmer, Longer-Lasting Wearables

From PC Mag: Qualcomm is boosting its lineup of wearable and mobile chips and showing off a super-fast new modem.

Going forward, Android Wear gadget makers can swap the Snapdragon 400 for the Snapdragon Wear 2100 system-on-chip (SoC), which promises slimmer wearables, longer battery life, better accuracy, and an always-connected experience.

US bill aims to stop state bans of encrypted phones

From CNET: Imagine not being able to buy an iPhone in your state because the device's data is protected by encryption. A couple of Congressmen are trying to make sure that can't happen.

EVGA Begins Selling "VR Edition" GeForce GTX Video Cards for VR Gaming Rigs

From AnandTech: EVGA this week began to sell their GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition video cards, a new lineup tailored for those who plan to use a virtual reality headset. The graphics boards are equipped with an internal HDMI port and a special adapter for 5.25-inch bay that simplifies plugging VR headsets to PCs.


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