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Supermicro C7Z170-SQ Motherboard Review

Hitting the mid-high end market hard is the Supermicro C7Z170-SQ. Taking inspiration from the past and adding modern components is sure to rock the competition with server grade components, high-speed M.2 and USB-C 3.1 included.  Perched precariously at £210, the Supermicro C7Z170-SQ looks to be the motherboard that has been …

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Gigabyte launches X99 series motherboards

Gigabyte has just launched its new motherboard lineup, based on the X99 chipset for Intel’s new Core i7 Extreme Edition CPUs. The new range comes in three categories, G.1 Gaming, SOC overclocking and the company’s signature “Ultra Durable” model. “Given this incredibly powerful platform from Intel, GIGABYTE wanted to make …

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Haswell: what do you think?

Intel’s Haswell line of CPUs has been out for a while now, but unlike previous generations of Intel chips that blew away the competition (it’s been a long time since AMD really nipped at Intel’s heels) Haswell didn’t make such a big splash. It wasn’t because of its default performance …

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Acer makes Intel’s Ultrabook dream afforable

When Intel first started touting the concept of an Ultrabook, our imaginations were captivated. Computex that year was full of new ideas and concepts – mostly built around processors that would ultimately struggle to make their sales targets. The problem was price. But maybe that’s changing. You want the Core …

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Biostar TZ77XE4 Motherboard Review

The Biostar brand doesn’t have a massive presence in the UK, at least not in the enthusiast segment of the market.  We consider Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte to be the top three enthusiast brands on the market at the moment but this is something Biostar are looking to change with …

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Intel set to put cooler makers out of business?

6he launch of Intel’s super-over-clocking 675 and 875 processors means increased performance. Super-charging your chips will mean you need one important thing, more juice. But that juice brings its own problems. Intel solution will send ripples through the cooler industry. Everyone knows that the stock (standard) cooler that ships in …

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Special K: Could Intel 655k hit under $200 trade ?

Intel has reacted very quickly to AMD’s highly overclockable Phenom II X6 processors, by prepping the launch of 2 hugely overclockable parts at the end of May. In this space, pricing will be crucial. Dubbed the Core i5 665 and Core i7 875, these new chips ship with their metaphorical …

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“Little Idiot” designs world’s best mainboard?

To Italians, Shamino means little idiot. However, in EVGA’s labs, it means Peter Tan: The Godfather of modding mainboard design and he’s about to put horses in the beds of anyone who doesn’t take him seriously. As Intel processors move from single to dual to quad and finally six core …

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