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GIGABYTE's new AMD EPYC motherboard supports 1TB of RAM

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 23, 2017 at 12:42 am CDT

AMD launched its new EPYC 7000 series processors last week, and now GIGABYTE is one of the first to unveil its new MZ30-AR0 motherboard that supports AMD EPYC 7000 series processors, and has a ton of awesome, server-grade features.

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GIGABYTE's new MZ30-AR0 packs 8-channel DDR4 support with 16 x DIMMs, supporting up to 1TB of RAM through LRDIMM/NVDIMM modules, while 64GB of DDR4 support is provided through RDIMMs. GIGABYTE includes 2 x SFP+ 10Gb/s LAN ports, M.2 with PCIe 3.0 x4 ports, and more. Storage wise we have 16 x SATA 3.0 ports, 4 x SAS, 7 x PCIe 3.0 x16, and 1 x M.2 capable of 32Gbps. The board supports CPUs with up to a 180W TDP, eating up the new EPYC-based CPUs with 32C/64T of power.

  • AMD EPYC™ 7000 series processor family
  • 8-Channel RDIMM/LRDIMM/NVDIMM DDR4, 16 x DIMMs
  • 2 x SFP+ 10Gb/s LAN ports (Broadcom® BCM 57810S)
  • 1 x Dedicated management port
  • 4 x SlimSAS (for 16 x SATA 6Gb/s) ports
  • Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
  • Up to 4 x PCIe Gen3 x16 slots and 3 x PCIe Gen3 x8 slots
  • Aspeed® AST2500 remote management controller

Check out this case mod inspired by Overwatch's D.Va

Sean Ridgeley | Aug 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm CDT

Redditor 'angerthosenear' impresses with his Overwatch case mod inspired by the game's hero and pro Starcraft player D.Va.

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The project was assisted by a local shop who used powder coating on the frame, side panels, and grills of the BitFenix Pandora MicroATX case; vinyls, spray paint, and clearcoat rounded out the design.

As for the guts, he went with an Intel Core i5-6600K processor and NVIDIA GTX 1070 Founders Edition graphics card, to name the key components.

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Spent bullet casings used to re-shell in-ear audio in this quick video

Chris Smith | Feb 29, 2016 at 7:31 am CST

Is will most likely not improve the sound, but at least it looks quite cool. This little 'build log' video on Facebook outlines how you might go about re-shelling your beloved earphones with two spent bullet casings.

This handy 'guide' goes through the process step-by-step, showing how you can use simple household tools in order to complete the job. With the tool list including things like a drill, hacksaw and pieces of sandpaper with various grit ratings, doing it yourself shouldn't really take more than an hour.

If you're interested in doing this yourself, watch the video posted by Best Knives above.

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Build your own chassis like lego with the pricey Dream Box Kit

Chris Smith | Feb 24, 2016 at 10:34 am CST

Packed with 118 parts and the capability to construct three different chassis types depending on your needs, the AeroCool Dream Box DIY kit is a seriously interesting invention.

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While you're provided with a plethora of parts including aluminum frame pipes, various connectors, mounting C-rings and more, this creativity kit comes at a price - being $149.90 MSRP. Released as part of AeroCool's 'Free Your Imagination' contest, this pack also comes with in-depth manuals and an installation video for those looking for some inspiration.

While not completely unlimited in use, this three-chassis kit may be a sign of things to come. Interested? It's available to buy right now.

AMD partnered modding contest kicks off next month in the AU

Jeff Williams | Feb 4, 2016 at 6:03 pm CST

If you're a prospective tinkerer or modder of all things PC, and you live in Australia, then you'll love the AMD Modder Manifest project that's set to kick off next month.

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The project is designed by two very prolific modders in the community that want to show off relatable and realistic examples of modding, park picking and really how modding is done. They're focusing on entry-level gaming to show that modding can be an activity for everyone with every budget.

The project will run for six weeks and have weekly updates showing off the progress they'll make. You can sign-up to participate right here. After the first project, more will happen for six weeks at a time with appropriate increases in value and performance of the parts.

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Modders fight to the death over Thermaltake's 'Modding Fighting' champ

Chris Smith | Feb 4, 2016 at 9:33 am CST

To celebrate the release of its WP100 chassis, Thermaltake has announced the '2016 Modding Fighting Championship' (MFC).

The first round will see world-renown modder and winner of the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD competition (season one) Suchao Prowphong from Thailand take on Jesse "JP Modified" Palacio, the winner of Thermaltake's 2015 CaseMOD season two.

This mod-off involves these two master artists creating a system build that suits their styles and will be showcased in the Tt Community forum starting from March 2016. Both of these experts will be using Thermaltake's liquid cooling, digital power supplies (RGB models) and a Core WP100 Super Tower each.

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Soothe your eyes with this amazing 'Project Grey' custom PC build

Chris Smith | Jan 7, 2016 at 5:20 am CST

If you've been overwhelmed by the sheer amount of press releases and news articles to come from CES 2016 in las Vegas, soothe your eyes on this slightly old yet stunning build called Project Grey.

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Created by Malik Customs, this build was spotted on the Ocaholic Facebook as part of its 'Rig of the day' series, featuring a Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate chassis, housing an ASUS Z97-AR motherboard.

This grey and blue highlighted system is simplistic and packs a cooling punch thanks to EK Water Blocks fittings throughout, further incorporating an ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 sound card to ensure it's not only just for looks, it would make a stellar gaming PC too.

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ModMyMods, an online watercooling store, rises from the ashes

Chris Smith | Aug 20, 2015 at 6:29 am CDT

Designed to function primarily as an online ecommerce store, ModMyMods is launching with a bang - giving away some products supplied by Alphacool and Phyoba in order to entice potential customers into what it has on offer.

ModMyMods, an online watercooling store, rises from the ashes |

Providing a complete series of watercooling blocks, radiators, pumps, reservoirs, ModMyMods has teamed up with manufactures such as Darkside, Aquacomputer, Alphacool and more in order to offer a wide variety of options and build compatibility.

Richard White, ModMyMods' Chief Logistics Officer, confirmed in a recent press release that his company will also be offering "other accessories like hardware, lights, and fittings" in a bid to be seen as a "one-stop shop" when it comes to the PC enthusiast market.

The building of a bullzoder PC project explained

Chris Smith | Jul 27, 2015 at 9:29 am CDT

A little while ago we published a story about the beginning stages of developing your very own PC project, showcasing one modder by the name of Ilija Dakic and exactly how he goes about the early stages of planning.

Dakic has now reached out to us with an update video on this project as seen above, showcasing the build in its near-completion stages, set out to symbolize the AMD Bulldozer chip located within.

After beginning with conceptual drawing, measurements and delicate stacking of materials, this video will further help accurately describe what might be going on in a modders head as a project develops through different stages.

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Modder runs Half-Life on an Android smartwatch

Derek Strickland | Jul 24, 2015 at 9:06 pm CDT

Tech modding expert Dave Bennett is a kind of emulation wizard who is responsible for many improbable wonders like running PlayStation 2 games on a smartphone as well as playing Valve's epic puzzler Portal on Android. Bennett's latest achievement let's you play Half-Life on a smartwatch. Not that most of us would ever want to play Valve's epic FPS on a smartwatch, but it's still a pretty impressive spectacle nonetheless.

According to the modder, the SDLash3D app is able to emulate Valve's old-school GoldSource game engine that powered classic titles like Team Fortress Classic (which is also playable on Android). While working on making Half-Life run on a phone, on a lark Bennett tried it on his Android Wear-powered LG G smartwatch.

And it worked. As you can see for yourself in the video, Half-Life's unforgettable monorail scene starts up and runs on the tiny 1.65-inch screen. The framerates flux anywhere from 2FPS to an impressive 30FPS, and of course, the game is practically unplayable in itself, but it only goes to show you how versatile Android really is.

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