Motherboards

ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA Motherboard Review

Today we’ll have a look at the ASUS 970 Pro Gaming/Aura AM3+ motherboard. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen anything new in the AMD camp and change is always welcome. The 970 Chipset isn’t new but ASUS has come back with a nice set of features to update this platform. On top of that they’ve packaged them in a very nice looking, all new board. With the new AMD socket nearly a year away, it’s nice to see some new AM3+ motherboards with added features such as USB 3.1 and M.2 SSD functionality. One other interesting tidbit is the new Aura feature which allows the user to customize color and rhythm of the on-board RGB LEDs. For those who enjoy a bit of bling, this should be right up your alley. Read More

Motherboards

ASUS Z170 WS Motherboard Review

Howdy everyone! Today we’ll take a look at an ASUS motherboard a little outside of the norm for our front page. We’re used to seeing the “good till the last drop” overclocking based boards and the ones targeted toward gamers. Looking to please the working crowd is the ASUS Z170 WS! This board is loaded with features. Continue on below as we take a deep dive into this workstation level motherboard. Read More

News

GIGABYTE Announces the Z170 March OC Madness Competition

As esports around the world takes off in one way or another, the OC eSports is in full swing at Hwbot. GIGABYTE has put together another overclocking competition in time for “March Madness” (for those that don’t care about sports, March Madness is another name for the premier NCAA College Basketball Tournament – Its MADNESS!). Below are some details and links for the competition. Go get ’em! Read More

Reviews

OCZ Trion 150 480GB SSD Review

In a bit of a change from my last few reviews on motherboards, I will be looking at a new SSD! Today we will be reviewing OCZ’s latest offering, the OCZ Trion 150. If you remember, we reviewed the Trion 100 last year. The drive was budget oriented, focused on reads more so than writes, and performed pretty well around. OCZ has updated the Trion series and while the specifications are remarkably similar, some reworking of the controller and firmware, as well as a switch in NAND, should allow for a bit better performance while still being at a very affordable price point. Have a seat and let’s see how it does! Read More

Reviews

Mushkin atom 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Following in the wake of the Mushkin IMPACT review we come in today with the Mushkin atom! Instead of looking at a flash drive built for raw speed we take a bit of a detour today. The atom is an absolutely tiny 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive which is meant to be ultra portable without sacrificing capacity. Who’s ready to see how much punch Mushkin packed into the atom? Read More