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Streaming Games On Facebook Live - NVIDIA ShadowPlay or OBS Studio?

Streaming games on Facebook Live is a faster way to reach your audience, but which one is better?

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U) Review - The 15-Incher On Budget

Check out on this review article to learn more about ther ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U)!

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 1400 Performance Review - It's finally here!

Why pay more for Intel i5 when the Ryzen 5 can give you more?

October 23, 2017

Edifier CineSound B1 Soundbar Review

By: Low Chern Lin


Soundbars, the audio device that didn't start to gain traction in the market until about 3 years ago. Ever since then, soundbars have been popping out from more renowned brands around the globe. Renown for its bang for the buck budget speakers, Edifier too is joining the party with its budget oriented CineSound B1 soundbar.

Special thanks to Inter-Asia for the provision of this speaker for us to review here at Tech Critter's lab. Now, let's move on with the review and see whether the CineSound B1 soundbar is another bang for the buck product from Edifier. 

October 21, 2017

Cooler Master Announces The Availability of MasterCase H500P in Malaysia at RM 639

By: Low Chern Lin


Cooler Master has finally announced the availability of the new, highly anticipated MasterCase H500P in Malaysia at the price of RM 539Inspired by Cooler Master’s former High AirFlow series, the MasterCase H500P has a revamped futuristic look with a structured bar design. 

Cooler Master Announces The Availability of COSMOS C700P in Malaysia at RM1,349

By: Low Chern Lin


First revealed in Computex 2017, the Cooler Master COSMOS C700P has finally made its way to the Malaysian market at the price of RM 1,349. While retaining the iconic aluminum handle design for the ease of carrying around, the COSMOS C700P comes in a brand new exterior and interior design that is inspired by the community feedback.

October 20, 2017

More Free Games From Humble Store: Civilization III Complete Pack IS Free For a Limited Time Only

By: Low Chern Lin


Lost of idea on what game you should play next? If you haven't heard of Sid Meier's Civilization series, this is definitely something worth to look into. Humble Store is giving away Sid Meier's Civilization III Play the World and Conquest expansions, the complete pack for free for the next 32 hours. 

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Performance Review

By: Low Chern Lin


In response to AMD Ryzen's overwhelming popularity among the enthusiasts, Intel has announced its 8th Coffee Lake CPU and we can finally have a 6-core Intel CPU for the mainstream users. 

Thanks to Gigabyte Malaysia, we managed to get our hands on the Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 and Intel i7 8700K for this review. The Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 is positioned in the higher-end tier of Gigabyte's latest Z370 series motherboards lineup and it packs quite a number of features that might pique interest the early adopters, i.e 2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN (Intel and Killer Network), support of up to 3 x M.2 SSD, new onboard audio design and Dac-Up 2 for USB, more juicy RGB feature and support for up to 300 Digital LED, etc.  

In this review, we'll be taking a closer look at the Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 on the features offered, as well as the improvement which we can expect compared to the previous gen.

October 19, 2017

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Destiny 2 Bundle and a Comprehensive Graphics & Performance Guide

By: Low Chern Lin


The Destiny franchise is coming to PC for the first time in history on October 24, 2017 with the upcoming release of Destiny 2, and NVIDIA has been partnering with Bungie and Activision on Destiny 2 to make the PC version of the game awesome.

In anticipation of the launch, NVIDIA is offering a new chance at its GeForce GTX Destiny 2 bundle along with its comprehensive Graphics and Performance Guide.

October 17, 2017

MSI Concept Store Opens: Largest in the World, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur

By: John Diew


The world's largest MSI Concept Store is now open in Kuala Lumpur. The shop is just located at BB Park right in front of the main entrance of Low Yat Plaza. This is the world's second MSI Concept store. The first one, of course, is located in Taipei, Taiwan.

October 16, 2017

Noctua Introduces Chromax Line Fans, Cables and Heatsink Covers

By: Low Chern Lin



Noctua today introduced the long-awaited chromax editions of its most renowned 120mm and 140mm fan models as well as chromax line cables and heatsink covers for its award-winning NH-U12S and NH-D15 series CPU coolers. All the new chromax line products allow users to colour-customise their Noctua cooling systems in order to match popular build colour schemes.

October 12, 2017

Lenovo Legion launches Y920 Laptop, Y720 Tower and Y520 Tower in Malaysia

By: John Diew


Lenovo Legion, Lenovo's dedicated gaming line has unveiled their latest gaming hardware in Malaysia - the Lenovo Legion Y920 laptop, Legion Y720 Tower and Legion Y520 Tower.

October 11, 2017

Munio Commences to Offer Cybersecurity Solution and Assurance Package for Businesses

By: John Diew


As the technology continues to rapidly expand, businesses are becoming more and more dependent on digital assets. As such, cybercrime is on the rise as well since wherever there is money, criminals will try to get their hands on it. Therefore, having a good cybersecurity measure would be the key to a business' survival and growth.

October 10, 2017

ServerDNA II Gamers Gathering Is Happening On October 12th, Possibly The Largest Gamers Gathering In Malaysia

By: Low Chern Lin


We can see a tons of gaming events going on in the recent years as part of the effort to nourish Malaysia's eSports industry. NVIDIA, AMD, ZOTAC, etc are among the giant in the industry that is putting a lot of effort to make these events possible. 

Alleged Image of Intel Chip With 'Vega Inside' Is One Of Intel's Employee Appreciation Campaign Poster

By: Low Chern Lin


The alleged image of 'Vega Inside' reported by NLT yesterday spreads like wildfire and is now one of the most debated topic in the tech community in the past 24 hours. With limited clues from the blurry image of the 'Vega Inside' and external news source from our side, we managed to find our way to the actual source of this.


Turns out that the Vega Inside image is actually one of the poster from Intel's Employee Appreciation Campaign, where well performing Intel employees get nominated for some kind of award from Intel.

October 09, 2017

Intel Chip With 'Vega Inside'? Intel's GPU Licensing Agreement With AMD Might Be True After All

By: Low Chern Lin



I'm pretty sure that a lot of you are aware of the rumor from last year, regarding to Intel's GPU Licensing Agreement With AMD. Although Intel has denied the rumor and we're not seeing any of AMD's Vega GPU architecture on its Kaby Lake GPUs, the blurry image that's been floating around the internet by an undisclosed source suggests that the deal might have already happened.

October 07, 2017

Der8auer Teases Core i7-8700K Ultra Edition, Custom Silver-made IHS With Guaranteed 5.1GHz Overclock

By: Low Chern Lin


After hitting a whopping 7.3GHz on the Intel Core i7-8700K, overclocking evangelist Der8auer posted a teaser for an upcoming Caseking 8700K Ultra Edition, a limited number of handpicked Core i7-8700K CPU with a guaranteed overclock to 5.1GHz, custom IHS made from 99.99% silver with Thermal Grizzly's Conductonaut liquid metal TIM and a 24 month King mod warranty from Caseking.

October 06, 2017

Asus Releases Official pricing of their Z370 motherboard llineup for Malaysia

By: Clement Thien




The new Intel® 8th Generation Core™ processors are the best desktop CPUs for gaming on the market. With up to six cores and 12 threads, these Coffee Lake chips also have huge potential for enthusiasts and power users who do more with their PCs. Their exceptional performance, unmatched versatility, and considerable overclocking potential are a natural fit for Republic of Gamers (ROG), so we’ve developed a diverse collection of Z370 gaming motherboards for a range of priorities and budgets. 

Overclocker Kovan Yang Set A New Record For Intel Core i7-8700K at 7405.12MHz

By: Low Chern Lin



Not long after the embargo is lifted, renown overclocking evangelist Der8auer submitted his record for the Core i7-8700K with all cores running on 7300 MHz using a ROG Maximus X Apex motherboard. The record is then quickly overtaken by overclocker Kovan Yang, using a MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming, with all cores running on 7405.12 MHz.

October 04, 2017

Kingston MobileLite Duo 3C Review

By: John Diew


USB can be extremely useful due to its universal standards across the manufacturers, however, the connector itself may causing quite a lot of confusion to general consumers. Not to mention when you are trying to access to certain data on a microSD card only to find that you're stuck with a device without SD card slot or wrong USB connector.

In this review, we are going to take a look at the Kingston MobileLite Duo 3C USB 3.1 Gen 1 microSD reader. This is a special reader where it supports dual interface - USB Type-A and USB Type-C, both capable of delivering USB 3.1 Gen 1 speed.

Kingston Gold microSD UHS-I Class 3 (U3) 64 GB Review

By: John Diew


Kingston has recently introduced the new Gold series microSD cards to replace their older standard non-Gold series UHS-I U3 microSD memory cards. It has high read/write performance which allows you to shoot 4K videos up to 30fps and 1080p videos up to 120fps. Therefore, it is perfect for content creators who are looking for a good memory card for action cameras and drones.

Read on to find out more.

Western Digital Announces World's First 14TB Enterprise-Class Hard Drive

By: Low Chern Lin


Western Digital today announced the world’s first 14TB enterprise-class hard drive featuring host-managed shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology. Western Digital’s HGST-branded Ultrastar Hs14 is capable of delivering 40 percent more capacity and more than twice the sequential write performance of its SMR predecessor, enabling more economical and efficient capture of the growing volume and variety of data. 

Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini Passed Away At 66

By: Low Chern Lin

Image Source: Zimbio.com

Intel Corporation today announced that the company's former CEO Paul Otellini passed away in his sleep Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the age of 66.

Paul Otellini became Intel's fifth chief executive officer in 2005. Under his leadership the company made important strategic, technological and financial gains. These included transforming operations and cost structure for long-term growth; assuming a leadership position in the server market segment; and maintaining profitability during the global recession. 

October 03, 2017

Cooler Master Launches Enthusiasts Grade MasterKeys PBT Series Mechanical Keyboard At RM 359

By: Low Chern Lin



Previously teased during the MasterClacker Keyboard Meetup 2017, Cooler Master today announced the official launch of its MasterKeys L PBT and MasterKeys S PBT. Participants of the MasterClacker Keyboard Gathering 2017 are among the very few privileged to have the first hand experience on the MasterKeys PBT series keyboards.  

[UPDATED] ZOTAC Teases An Upcoming 48 Hours LAN Party At MMU Cyberjaya On December

By: Low Chern Lin


ZOTAC has been very active in the Malaysian PC gamers and enthusiasts community in the recent years, notably its gamers gathering with NVIDIA around Malaysia and some of its community-oriented events on various social media channels.

October 01, 2017

Gigabyte Announces Z370 AORUS Gaming Motherboards with Supercharged Performance

By: Low Chern Lin


Gigabyte has recently unveiled its new GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS motherboards based on the Intel® Z370 chipset. These supercharged motherboards are equipped with a server-grade digital power design which fully support 8th generation Intel Core™ processors. Performance tuned, the Z370 AORUS Motherboards are compatible with memory modules rated for 4133MHz. With unique features like an ESS Sabre DAC, Smart Fan 5 and RGB Fusion, there’s no doubt why gamers turn to AORUS for the ultimate gaming motherboard.

ASUS Announces Its Latest Z370 Series Motherboards - ROG, ROG Strix, Prime and TUF Gaming

By: Low Chern Lin


The arrival of the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors marks the latest launch of a new consumer-oriented desktop platform this year, one with unprecedented power and responsiveness. Otherwise known as Coffee Lake, these new CPUs add more cores, larger caches, and higher clocks to an already potent foundation. They not only feature Intel’s fastest desktop chips for gaming, but are substantially better for content creation and power users who do more with their PCs.

ASRock Unveiled 10 of Its Z370 Series Motherboards

By: Low Chern Lin


To support the increase of core count on the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, ASRock has upgraded its CPU VRM design to provide more power phases than ever. More cores can demand more power when overclocking, and so, with up to twelve power phases, the ASRock power system is designed for maximum overclocking ability and stability. While the spotlight is focused on CPU and graphics performance, less glamorous subsystems are just as important. These new ASRock motherboards feature Hyper DDR4 design to provide outstanding memory overclocking ability – up to an insanely fast DDR4 4333MHz.

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