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HyperX fury SSD Review

RGB is the new cool these days if you are a ‘True Gamer’ you have to have a complete RGB setup from RGB RAM and RGB GPU to RGB mice and keyboard. Companies are also capitalizing on this so-called trend and making big bucks by having every possible hardware in RGB. It was about time for the RGB tread to finally catch the SSD market.

Here we have the HyperX fury 240 GB SSD for review

The most noteworthy thing about the HyperX Fury out of the box is its weight. The HyperX fury has a chunky metal design weighing in at about 165g, which to be honest seems really unnecessary and over the top, as SSDs don’t have any moving parts and don’t this sturdy design. Just to give it a tough look HyperX has put on extra effort over design too.

HyperX fury rocks a Micro USB port next to the regular SATA power and data connector to control the RGB goodness of the drive. The HyperXFury Comes in 240GB, 480GB and 960Gb variants all of which are rather pricey but have the recent industry-standard RGB magic and an extremely well-built design to justify it.

Kingston claims the HyperX fury SSD boasts incredible speeds of 550 MB/s read and 480MB/s write. The smooth and stunning RGB lighting makes your system look more alive. The Fury can sync up with your other RGB hardware and give an overall feeling of complete customization.

We ran some games on the SSD, which include FIFA 19 and Fortnite. We could not see any noteworthy difference in performance, it almost felt at par with the Samsung Evo SSD that we have running on the test bench, which was surprising as the benchmark tests we ran showed that the Samsung Evo should be on top.

Samsung Evo

 

HyperX fury

So our verdict says that the HyperX fury RGB SSD is great in terms of the RGB color and the regular everyday performance. But when it comes to write speeds, it might score a little below other SSDs plus the pricing is a bit on the higher end.

Our Test System had the following specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070
  • SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 128GB
  • SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
  • SSD: Kingston SHFR200240G 240GB
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2933 C15 (2x8GB)
  • Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING
  • PSU: Corsair RM 1000
Setting the ram in dual channel

HyperX Predator RGB 2x8GB RAM DDR4 Review

Today we have the HyperX Predator RGB RAM 2x8GB clocked at 2993Mhz, DDR4 memory, Tested in a dual-channel memory form. Ram is the most integral part of a system. Investing in the finest RAM your budget can afford is the way to go. Better ram ensures shorter boot times, providing a better web browsing experience and delivering a better gaming experience. In other words better the ram, better your system will run.

Setting the ram in dual channel

HyperX claims that the Predator series ram, Increases your frame rate, helps you broadcast your streams without any hiccups, and push through your highlight reel editing with unrivalled speeds. Which seemed to be true in our testing. We noticed the boot times to be significantly faster. The overall machine felt a lot faster from opening games to browsing the web everything seemed better. We did not notice any notable frame rate boosts in games, but the games sure did feel much smoother.

HyperX Predator RGB RAM 2x8GB clocked at 2993Mhz

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Apart from the performance boost, these HyperX Predator RGB RAM sticks also brought in an aesthetic enrichment to our system. The RGB Ram sticks lit up our rather mundane looking cabinet and added to the style points of the overall system. The HyperX Predator RGB 2x8GB RAM sticks do not provide an RGB controller but instead depends on compatibility with major motherboard software like the Gigabyte RGB Fusion, Asus Aura, MSI Mystic Light and ASRock Polychrome RGB. If your board doesn’t support any of those, you’re abandoned with the default rainbow pattern.

HyperX ram showcasing RGB

Apart from the normal usage we also ran some benchmarking tests to actually understand and verify the true potential of the HyperX Predator RGB 2x8GB RAM sticks.

CPU-Z tests to verify, the dual-channel form, memory size and speed.

CPUZ test

Novabench gave my system a Score of 2543. It rated the HyperX Predator RGB 2x8GB RAM sticks a whopping 284 and displaying the lighting fast RAM speed of a whopping 30642MB/s

Novabench test scores

 

HyperX Predator RGB RAM 2x8GB Ram sticks not only boost your system performance but also attribute to the beauty of your system. High speeds of the HyperX Predator RGB RAM matched with low latencies provide insane performance. These HyperX Predator RGB RAM modules are backed by a lifetime of warranty and are manufactured with over 30 years of experience.

Our Test System had the following specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070
  • SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 128GB
  • SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
  • SSD: Kingston SHFR200240G 240GB
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2933 C15 (2x8GB)
  • Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING
  • PSU: Corsair RM 1000
HyperX alloy elite RGB gaming keyboard

Is HyperX Alloy Elite gaming keyboard worth buying?

HyperX is a company famous for making some really great gaming gears and accessories. Their products normally are a sign of good quality. We got to play with the HyperX Alloy Elite gaming keyboard. Which is one of the premium keyboards, with great features. As normally the prices for the gaming keyboards are higher than normal ones, we are finding out, is HyperX Alloy Elite gaming keyboard worth buying or not. I will try to keep the review simple, short and precise. It is based on my 2-3 weeks of usage over gaming and typing.

Is HyperX Alloy Elite gaming keyboard worth buying?

Is HyperX Alloy Elite gaming keyboard worth buying?

Is HyperX Alloy Elite gaming keyboard worth buying?

Design

 

To start with, HyperX Alloy Elite gaming keyboard is a mechanical one. You can remove each key-cap individually with the key-cap removal tool. The keyboard is made up of all plastic except the top bar which is metal – steel and gives the keyboard some weight. The design of the keyboard looks premium with all the RGB lighting. The keys have a kind of sharp edge to give better control. You have the linear-shaped backspace and enter key. One gets a wrist rest along with the keyboard, which is really hard to miss if you don’t check the box properly. The first week I ended up playing games without wrist rest. The wrist rest has a nice texture which gives a good grip. Again in terms of the plastic and rubber used, it is quite good. The keyboard has some special keys on top left and right. On the left, you have keys for brightness level, game mode, & lighting effects. On the right are the media playback keys along with a wheel for volume control. The wheel has linear groovings to give it a grip while rotating it. The wrist rest can be snapped easily to the keyboard. Apart from RGB lights on the keys, the keyboard has a light bar above the normal keys and below the special keys. It also has a USB 2.0 port to connect the mouse or other media devices. The cable for the keyboard is long, thick braided and has 2 USB jacks to power and support data. Overall the keyboard has a very premium finish in terms of looks considering the price and the fact that it’s meant for gaming. So is HyperX Alloy Elite gaming keyboard worth buying in terms of looks? Well, I think so yes, keeping in mind the design and build of the keyboard.

Is HyperX Alloy Elite gaming keyboard worth buying?

Features

Normally people would think that what kind of features a keyboard can have as it is itself an accessory. Well, HyperX has gone deep into researching the gaming experience to make some of the best gears and accessories for the same. To start with, they have directly integrated the famous Cherry MX keys into the HyperX alloy elite mechanical gaming keyboard. So HyperX hasn’t gone into inventing their own tech for the keys, instead introduced an already great tech for gaming in their keyboards. We all know how Cherry MX mechanical keys do justice be it gaming or typing. So I got the Red Cherry MX keys for the HyperX alloy Elite keyboard. The red gives you the least resistance while pressing the key. As it is mechanical Cherry MX keys, the height of the keys is good, so is the travel. As there is the least resistance, one can easily press the keys without making much of a sound. The precision is good as the response from the key press is pretty fast, as it captures it before the keys hit the bottom. I tried playing some action games, some racing ones, and some fighting games too. Overall the experience to play games using this keyboards was really great. Though if you consider typing, then you might need some time to adjust to this keyboard. Also, there is no tactile feedback, so one can go for brown one to balance gaming and typing. The blue ones have the max tactile feedback which is specially meant for typing work with some real key-press noise.

The keyboard has some really great color patterns which make the whole keyboard alive. It feels like the keyboard is reacting to your keypress and breathing. Using the software you can make your own modes and feed it to the keyboard memory, so it doesn’t get reset when turned off. I just love the brightness and modes of RGB color on this keyboard. As for the keypress precision, the keys have anti-ghosting feature and N-key rollover functionality. This means that each keypress gets registered individually irrespective of the others. You also get 8 extra keys – W,A,S,D,1,2,3,4 with some solid metal mesh-like pattern. This helps gamers to quickly get hands on those keys with the touch of the finger.

Pricing

The HyperX alloy elite gaming keyboard is priced for around 12,900 INR for blue and 15,717 INR for brown, red on Amazon. The prices go down heavily on sales so keep the links handy.

Verdict

The HyperX company is famous to make products which are durable, have some great quality and features. To answer the question is HyperX alloy elite gaming keyboard worth buying? So if you are looking for some really great gaming keyboard, then HyperX alloy elite RGB can really be a great choice if you compare it with near competitors. The precision is great, the design is good, and the quality too. There is no argument when Cherry MX is in picture. It’s more of like connecting with the gaming experience through the keyboard as a medium. Do let me know your views on this review.

AMD gaming PC build budget

Best AMD Gaming Editing PC build under Rs. 50000 – 2019

AMD vs Intel fight is back on with AMD launching the new series of processors that gives high performance without radiating much heat. The new Ryzen series processors have a really great performance at a much cheaper price. So today we will be telling you about the best AMD Gaming editing PC build under Rs. 50000 for Q1 2019. This build is best if your budget is under Rs.50000 and since we are going all AMD you will get great performance in your budget. The prices may vary a bit depending on the dealer at your location. This build is best for both gaming and people who want to do hardcore editings like videos and stuff.

Our strategy would be to invest more in the core like processor, graphics and less in other things. We will start with the processor as it is one of the core things in a build.

Best AMD Gaming Editing PC build under Rs. 50000 2019

Best AMD Gaming Editing PC build under Rs. 50000

 

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G processor

Best AMD Gaming Editing PC build under Rs. 50000 2019

Ryzen 5 2400G

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G is an APU which means it has both CPU and GPU inside. First talking about the CPU aspect, AMD Ryzen 5 has a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz which can give a max boost of 3.9 GHz. Being AMD, it is unlocked and ready for overclocking out of the box. The base clock speed is much higher if you compare it with Intel i5 processors. It has 4 cores and 8 threads. These 4 cores can easily satisfy all the gaming needs. Due to the higher number of threads, its multi-core performance beats Intel’s equivalent processors which makes it a great processor for editing too. These extra threads will assist gamers who want to stream online. The max temperature goes up to 95 Deg Celcius and its TDP is 65W. Talking about the integrated graphics, it has one of the best ones which is the Radeon RX Vega 11 having 11 cores running at 1250 MHz. RX Vega 11 can run some games without having the need to purchases dedicated graphics which again takes it one notch higher than Intel processors. If you want you can go with Ryzen 5 2600 having 6 cores and 12 threads for a bit of higher price. Please note that you won’t require any liquid cooling with the Ryzen processors though if you want then you can always fit one.

Prime abgb AMD Ryzen 5 2400G: Rs. 12350 (Mumbai)

ASUS EX-A320M Gaming motherboard

Best AMD Gaming Editing PC build under Rs. 50000 2019

ASUS EX-A320M gaming motherboard

ASUS gaming motherboards are pretty famous among gamers for high durability and good features. It has all the features what a budget gaming PC would need. It supports the AMD AM4 socket with DDR4 support. What I like about it is the anti-moisture coating and various protection measures for USB & other components. All the ports and slots are mentioned in the image below. The motherboard also has a dedicated Water pump header in case you are thinking to have a water cooled machine.

 

Prime abgb ASUS EX A320M : Rs. 5083

 

Sapphire pulse AMD Radeon RX580 8GB DDR5 graphic card

Best AMD Gaming Editing PC build under Rs. 50000 2019

sapphire pulse rx 580 gddr5 8gb graphics card

As we going all AMD today, this is one of the best deal you will get in terms of AMD graphics. The AMD Radeon RX580 is an amazing graphics card for the budget gaming editing build. The base frequency is 1257 MHz and it boosts up to 1340 MHz. In terms of ports, it has DVI-D, 2 x HDMI, 2 display ports. It can go head-on with NVIDIA GTX 1060 and close to 1070 in terms of performance. The power consumption of AMD RX580 is more, but the pricing is less if compared to NVIDIA graphics. Overall RX580 can work at decent FPS with medium settings even for high graphics demanding games. Here are the gaming benchmarks with FPS and other figures for RX 580 graphics card.

Prime abgb Sapphire pulse AMD Radeon Rx580 8GB DDR5 : Rs. 19,999

Antec NX100 Mid Tower Cabinet

Best AMD Gaming Editing PC build under Rs. 50000 2019

Antec NX100 cabinet

We will save some bucks and skip the fancy cabinets. ANTEC NX100 Mid tower is still a decent cabinet with transparent side panel. It weighs around 10 kg and has dimensions of 430 mm x 190 mm x 462 mm. On the front it has 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, power, reset, & audio/mic access. It supports ATX, Micro-ATX, & Mini-ATX motherboards. Overall it will do the job of holding our rig together.

Prime abgb ANTEC NX100 Mid Tower Cabinet : Rs.2416

Amazon ANTEC NX100 mid tower cabinet

Corsair VS550 550W power supply

Best AMD Gaming Editing PC build under Rs. 50000 2019

Corsair VS550 power supply

Corsair is famous for manufacturing good power supply for the rigs. Corsair VS550 is a 550W power supply that weighs 3 kg and has 5 years warranty. Warranty is something to look for in the case of the power supply.

Prime abgb Corsair VS550 power supply

WD 1 TB HDD and ADATA 8GB DDR4 RAM

Not being much fancy here, we have 1 TB Western Digital internal HDD for storage. If you want to go SSD then you can always have a 128GB for the operating system. The storage factory highly depends on your needs, though the HDD would suffice in a budget gaming build, but for added speed SSD is the way to go by spending some extra. As for the RAM, we chose the basic ADATA 8GB DDR4 RAM. Again for the RAM, you can have two sticks of 8GB each in dual channel configuration for faster access. To stick to the budget we suggested only 1 8GB RAM which is enough for gaming, but you can always upgrade depending on your usage.

Prime abgb ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 2400 8GB RAM : Rs. 4350

So this was the best AMD Gaming Editing PC build under Rs. 50000 for 2019 start with some amazing performance. It can run almost all the modern games at medium settings with good frame rates. Also the due to better multi-core performance its good for hardcode editing too. So you don’t need to shell out much to experience good gaming with AMD configuration. It would have been difficult to achieve the same performance at the same price point with Intel taking charge. Though AMD has its own cons like high power consumption, though it wins the race by keeping the price low. So break the myth and go AMD if you want to do gaming on a budget. Do let us know if you liked our build and are going for it through the comments section below. You can always suggest us some alternatives and we will include them in our future builds.