Motherboards

ASUS Maximus VIII Gene Motherboard Review

The initial Z170 chipset motherboard offerings from ASUS included several options from their Channel and ROG series. We’ve already had a look at a couple Channel series motherboards in the Z170-Deluxe and Z170-A, so it’s time to step it up a notch and have our first look at a ROG Maximus VIII series motherboard. Currently available in the ROG series are the Maximus VIII Hero, Ranger, and Gene with the higher end Formula and Extreme motherboards to follow this fall. Today, we’ll be looking at the Maximus VIII Gene. Read More

Reviews

ADATA Premier SP550 240GB SSD Review

You certainly can’t accuse ADATA of sitting still as far as SSD offerings go. They’ve released a number of different SSDs over the past year featuring different NAND controllers, read/write speeds, and price points. They seemingly have something for everyone in this regard. Today’s review is on their latest Premier SP550 offering, which is aimed at users looking for an affordable upgrade without having to sacrifice performance. The SP550 is ADATA’s first foray into Silicon Motion’s SM2256 NAND controller and its NANDXtend technology. Let’s go find out how well the SP550 240 GB SSD performs and if it’s worth your hard earned dollar. Read More

Memory

HyperX Releases Additions to FURY, Impact Line of DRAM

HyperX sent along their latest press release today, which announces new DDR3L and DDR4 SO-DIMM memory kits. The new HyperX Fury DDR3L kits are offered in speeds of 1600 MHz and 1866 MHz with capacities ranging from 4 GB up to 16 GB. Single module or dual-channel kits are available. The HyperX Impact DDR4 SO-DIMMs are being offered in speeds up to 2666 MHz and capacities up to 16 GB. Kits of two, or single modules are available. Here is the press release we received. Read More

Reviews

ASUS ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti Graphics Card Review

Have you ever considered purchasing a graphics card with the idea of adding it to your water cooling loop at a later time? Do you shudder at the thought of disassembling a graphics card to to install a water block? The ASUS ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti gives you the best of both worlds with its proprietary DirectCU H2O cooler. The DirectCU H2O cooler combines an effective air cooling solution with a GPU water block all in one package. Read More

Motherboards

EVGA Z170 Classified Motherboard Review

EVGA was on their game and had Skylake/Z170 platform motherboards ready on launch day. Initial Z170 chipset offerings from EVGA include the mini-ITX Stinger, the FTW, and today’s review sample – the Classified. The EVGA Z170 Classified is complete with all the latest technologies the Skylake/Z170 platform has to offer and supports true 4-way SLI using up to four NVIDIA graphics cards. It all looks great on paper, but let’s go find out for ourselves! Read More

Reviews

Kingwin Power Dock USB 3.0 Clone Docking Station Review

Portable storage devices have become very popular over the years, especially for people on the go or in charge of maintaining numerous PCs. The Kingwin Power Dock Clone Docking Station has the ability to easily add external storage via its USB 3.0 interface and can also clone hard drives without being connected to a PC. These features should make it an enticing option for IT professional and home users alike. Read More

Motherboards

ASUS Z170-A Motherboard Review

ASUS passed along one of their new Z170 chipset motherboards for us to take a look at today. The ASUS Z170-A is basically an economically priced version of the Z170-Deluxe we reviewed recently. While it may be slimmed down a bit, it still offers a lot of features and full support for the new Skylake processors. If you’re looking to get into the Skylake/Z170 platform and not break the bank while doing so, ASUS thinks they have just what you need in the Z170-A. Let’s go check it out! Read More