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amd-2nd-gen-ryzenAMD today announced the global availability of its 2nd Generation Ryzen Desktop processors, starting with four models optimized for gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts: Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600 processors. Building on the original award-winning 2017 “Zen” architecture, the 2nd Gen Ryzen processors combine the improved “Zen+” core with other major performance, feature, and platform advancements. We have collected a number of reviews on AMD’s new 2nd Gen Ryzen Desktop CPU’s, and you can read them via the links provided below.

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newhardware-iconCheck out these latest hardware announcements for today from around the web. Also included are some hardware news bits, and on some days, a few rumors tossed in for good measure. Click on the links below to read the official press release, visit the products web page, or to an independent news source.

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ecs-z370-lightsaber-moboBy Morry Teitelman @ PC Perspective

The ECS Z370 Lightsaber motherboard is the latest offering in ECS’ L337 product line, offering support for the Intel Z370 chipset. Similar to previous iterations of the Lightsaber board, the Z370-Lightsaber builds on the those board by adding dual-m.2 slot support, enhanced power support, as well as support for the latest Intel Coffee Lake-based processors. With an MSRP of $199, ECS priced the Z370 Lightsaber to be price-competitive with other mid-tier Z370-based offerings.

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nzxt-kraken-x72-aioBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

NZXT super-sized their Kraken series liquid coolers, meet the x72 for cases with 360 mm radiator mounts. This new cooler is compatible with CAM software. This allows you to program, customize and monitor this all-in-one liquid cooling solution for your processor. Armed with three 120mm PWM fans and a nice radiator to go with it, the performance is really good, next to being extremely silent, NZXT probably has got the best-LED lighting system implementation in the industry as well.

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colorful-igame-z370-vulcan-x-v20By Thomas Soderstrom @ Tom’s Hardware

If you’re the kind of builder who shops extensively before making a purchase, you’ve probably seen Colorful components pop up from time to time on the domestic market. Certain foreign sellers have long sought to cash in on the U.S. market by filling gaps, and Colorful has the volume to help it do just that. Yet for most of us, the volume that reaches our shores has represented little more than a trickle. The iGame Z370-X might change all that.

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lian-li-pc-o11-dynamicBy Darksaber @ TechPowerUp!

The Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic is not simply an updated version of the existing PC-O11. It is a unique beast of its own that essentially only shares its timeless looks with the current variants. Thanks to the input of German pro-overclocker der8auer the PC-O11 Dynamic aims to offer loads of radiator support, while allowing for an uncompromising choice of high-end hardware.

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asrock-ab350-gaming-k4By Gavin Bonshor @ AnandTech

A low-cost alternative for Ryzen systems to the high-calibre but higher-cost motherboards is the B350 range. Today we are testing the ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard, coming in under the radar just below $90. It offers almost everything its bigger cousins provide except SLI, but single GPU users can find a home with a motherboard like this one. Our aim today is to ascertain whether the ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 can be a top value proposition with the B350 chipset in play.

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be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4By Parm Mann @ HEXUS

Our buying advice for a high-end CPU cooler is usually pretty straight forward. Those wanting to take the liquid route can choose from numerous all-in-one solutions that have plenty in common, while those who prefer an air cooler should probably choose a Noctua.

That’s the general line of thinking, but there is a caveat in that Noctua’s beige-and-brown colour scheme isn’t for everyone, so where do you turn if you need an ultra-high-end air cooler that performs admirably while also looking the part? The answer, it seems, is the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4.

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