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Maingear RUSH SuperStock X99 Review
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Boutique gaming PC system builders are a flourishing breed these days with new brands popping up on the scene regularly it seems. It's a testament to the fact that PC gaming, and the hardware the fuels it, is not only alive and well but kicking some major butt. Maingear has been building high-end rigs in boutique fashion since 2002 and in the process has racked up many awards over the years, including a few here at HotHardware. Today we're taking a look at a refresh of the Maingear RUSH SuperStock. The Maingear RUSH system we received is an absolutely one of a kind gaming PC that is built with a zero-compromise component configuration...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ASUS ROG Spatha Review
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Spatha has been turning heads since it was unveiled at Computex last year and it is easy to see why. It is a large, wired/wireless mouse based on a magnesium alloy frame that features a total of 12 programmable buttons, of which the 6 side buttons are arranged in a way that represents the ROG eye logo. To finish of the final aesthetic, there is a 3 zone customisable RGB lighting system.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Z170 LGA1151 Motherboard Review
     Mon, May 16 2016 | 4:52P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After accumulating a ton of experience in the server board area, Supermicro is now also active in the gaming motherboards area, by providing a catchy look theme, a clean motherboard layout but also server-grade components in order to supply to the end-user a durable product. The integrated Avago PEX8747 extends PCI-E lanes to 32, we have a dual-NIC Gigabit Intel solution available which also can be paired in a LAG configuration, M.2 slot for connecting additional storage, a Realtek ALC1150 CODEC for audio and also an 8-layer PCB design."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

MSI Z170A Tomahawk Motherboard Review
     Sun, May 15 2016 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has delivered a bold and uniquely styled range of gaming motherboards for the Z170 platform since it’s launch, the XPower Gaming Titanium and Gaming M7 are two excellent examples that we’ve tested here at KitGuru. Yet those motherboards are relatively expensive for any buyer looking for an affordable entry into the Skylake platform – that’s where MSI’s Z170A Tomahawk comes into play with a more affordable price of around £100.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 and GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 Motherboards
     Sun, May 15 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Gigabyte graciously sent us two platforms offer features for gamers who want the optimal gaming experience. One is a more mainstream affordable GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard which offers the right features for the price point and the other is the flagship GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard designed to offer maximum connectivity and graphics support. Either one of these is exactly what you need to experience gaming this holiday season. Lets have a look!"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 Motherboard
     Fri, May 13 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock is a relatively new motherboard manufacturer, and it shows in their designs. They are more willing to come up with edgier designs, with a particular emphasis on marketing-friendly features. oday, we are going to take a look at one of their Fatal1ty-branded motherboards based on the Intel Z170 chipset – the ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

MSI's Z170A SLI Plus
     Mon, May 09 2016 | 6:04P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI's Z170A SLI Plus is a mainstream board that gives builders everything they need and nothing they don't—at least on paper. We reviewed this board to see whether its real-world performance lives up to its promising spec sheet and relatively friendly price tag.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

 
ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Motherboard Review
     Sat, May 07 2016 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock is a relatively new motherboard manufacturer, and it shows in their designs. They are more willing to come up with edgier designs, with a particular emphasis on marketing-friendly features. Today, we are going to take a look at one of their Intel Z170-based motherboards – the ASRock Z170 Extreme4.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

GIGABYTE X99P-SLI LGA 2011v3 Motherboard Review
     Wed, May 04 2016 | 2:56P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE has put out a refreshed X99 motherboard offering an updated USB 3.1 controller and Thunderbolt compatibility. While Skylake is the new hotness and comprises the bulk of Intel's current mainstream lineup, the HEDT segment remains popular and many consider a 5820K and X99 build a viable alternative to Skylake and Z170.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Intel NUC NUC6i5SYK Skylake Mini PC Review
     Wed, May 04 2016 | 2:55P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The size of the PC market has been flat to decreasing in recent years, but Intel has always found ways to maintain solid profitability in their PC division. Right now Intel’s strategy appears to be focusing on the growing 2 in 1s and PC gaming market, but there is also growth and profitability to be had with the Intel NUC mini PC lineup. Intel has recently released their 4th generation NUC code named ‘Swift Canyon’ that features the latest 6th Generation Intel Core ‘Skylake’ series of processors. The Skylake powered NUCs have been around for several months now, but we just recently got our hands on one and have been able to take it out for a test drive. The NUC Kit NUC6i5SYK / NUC6i5SYH are the mainstream Intel Core i5 powered models that we’ll be looking at closer today.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Gigabyte Z170-Gaming K3 Motherboard Review
     Wed, May 04 2016 | 2:54P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte’s Z170-Gaming K3 motherboard costs just £95 which makes it the most affordable Gaming branded Z170 motherboard in the UK. Yet, you may still be pleasantly surprised by how much you get for your money with the Z170-Gaming K3 – few sacrifices have been made to reach such an aggressive price point.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ECS Z170-Claymore motherboard
     Wed, May 04 2016 | 2:53P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ECS did a fine job in designing the Z170-Claymore motherboard, managing to offering a compelling feature set while maintaining a very approachable price point. The board has several enthusiast-friendly features, including is aesthetic and inclusion of integrated power / reset buttons and 2-digit diagnostic LED display. The layout was not cramped for the most part, allowing easy access to ports and onboard devices. Maintaining the price point came with some trade-offs, like limiting the M.2 port speed to x2 bandwidth, but none of the trade-offs appear to affect the overall worth and utility of the board."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Z170 mITX Motherboard Review
     Wed, May 04 2016 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 may be a baby-board in its size, but it definitely is capable of punching above its weight class.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Iron Man-Inspired ROG GT51 Gaming Desktop Revealed!
     Mon, May 02 2016 | 2:39P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This Iron Man-inspired system is a winner of the 2016 CES Innovation Award, as well as the iF Design Award. But it’s not all beauty without brawn. Under the steely facade is an awesome gaming machine. Let’s take a look!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3 (LGA1151) Motherboard Review
     Mon, May 02 2016 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BIOSTAR might not be the most recognizable motherboard brand in western markets but their pedigree for creating reliable products is worthy of praise. When compared to MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS, the company struggles to entice consumers with unique aesthetic designs. Furthermore, the BIOS and software package has been sorely lacking and in dire need of change. Thankfully, BIOSTAR have acknowledged these criticisms and decided to forge a brand new range based upon a racing theme to please petrolheads with an avid interest in enthusiast hardware. Each RACING motherboard sports a chequered flag PCB and stylish LED illumination while introducing a new BIOS layout. Clearly, this is a major departure from BIOSTAR’s previous products which evoked a fairly mundane appearance.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3 (LGA1151) Motherboard Review
     Mon, May 02 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BIOSTAR might not be the most recognizable motherboard brand in western markets but their pedigree for creating reliable products is worthy of praise. When compared to MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS, the company struggles to entice consumers with unique aesthetic designs. Furthermore, the BIOS and software package has been sorely lacking and in dire need of change. Thankfully, BIOSTAR have acknowledged these criticisms and decided to forge a brand new range based upon a racing theme to please petrolheads with an avid interest in enthusiast hardware. Each RACING motherboard sports a chequered flag PCB and stylish LED illumination while introducing a new BIOS layout. Clearly, this is a major departure from BIOSTAR’s previous products which evoked a fairly mundane appearance.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

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