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EVGA adds USB 3.1 type-C to micro-ATX Intel X99 platform

EVGA has upgraded its micro-ATX mainboard for Intel Corp.’s high-end desktop processors. The new platform features all the advanced capabilities that the EVGA X99 Micro had to offer a year ago, but adds more Serial ATA-6Gb/s ports as well as one USB 3.1 type-C connector. The new motherboard is one of …

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Asus unveils ultimate micro-ATX Intel X99 mainboard for workstations

Asustek Computer has quietly unveiled what could be the world’s most advanced micro-ATX motherboard. The mainboard features Intel X99 core-logic and supports multi-GPU technologies, M.2 solid-state drives, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1 and so on. The platform is designed for workstations. The Asus X99-M WS mainboard supports processors in LGA2011-3 form-factor, …

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Asustek readies 21 mainboards for Intel’s ‘Skylake-S’ processors

Being the world’s largest maker of mainboards, Asustek Computer traditionally offers the broadest lineup of motherboards for all new microprocessors. This fall Asus plans to introduce 21 new platforms designed for Intel Corp.’s upcoming code-named “Skylake-S”central processing units. Intel’s “Skylake-S” processors will be supported by the company’s new 100-series core-logic sets, …

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Gigabyte reveals world’s first mATX Intel X99 mainboard for Core i7 ‘Haswell-E’ chips

Gigabyte Technology has unveiled the world’s first mATX mainboard based on the Intel X99 core-logic that is designed for Intel Core i7-5800/5900-series “Haswell-E” high-end desktop central processing units. The mainboard features premium capabilities and can enable compact form-factor systems with extreme levels of performance. The Gigabyte X99M-Gaming 5 motherboard is …

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Phanteks is set to launch two new mATX Enthoo cases

Phanteks is set to upgrade its Enthoo series with two new Mini-ITX/ Micro ATX  cases: The Enthoo EVOLV and the Enthoo Mini XL. Both cases have been built to maximise cooling capability with mounts for a pump and reservoir for those who want to build a tiny system with a …

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MSI Z87M Gaming mATX Motherboard Review

Since its inception earlier this year, MSI’s Gaming series of components has been a success story. With its well-respected ATX Gaming series motherboards receiving positive feedback, MSI turns its focus to winning over mATX gamers. Enter the micro-ATX Z87M Gaming. Retaining many of the gaming-orientated features that made its ATX …

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Cougar Challenger Mid Tower Case Review

Cougar is on the prowl for glory in the mid-range case market with the feature-heavy Challenger. Employing thoughtful amenities generally associated with up-market cases, can Cougar use the Challenger to attack a price vs performance sweet-spot? A trio of 5.25” tool-less drive bays, an external 3.5” compartment and 7x 2.5/3.5” …

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ONDA gives us a look at upcoming Z77 mATX mainboard

A Chinese motherboard manufacturer most of us wouldn’t have heard of before has allowed pictures of its next micro-ATX sized motherboard to appear online which is based on Intel’s Z77 Ivy Bridge-ready chipset. For the most part this little value oriented board from “ONDA” follows the Z77 chipset’s feature set …

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