Some of our forum members are reporting that they purchased Intel i7 920 processors from Newegg, but what they received was anything but a usable processor. The box looks real enough until you look closely and notice things like spelling errors and fake security tape. Some people think these might have been meant for display purposes in a retail store and were shipped on error. Head on in to our forum for a closer look.
We have been looking at be quiet! heatsinks (the Pure Rock and the Dark Rock). We saw the Silent Base 800. Now we are reviewing the Silent Base 600. The Silent Base 600 is a mid-tower being sold as a premium case. Is this a premium case? Let’s look. Read More
MSI and EKWB have joined forces once again announcing the second generation MSI MPG CARBON Z590 EK X motherboard (We first reported the Z490 version back in June). The new board, an MPG Carbon Z590) is based on the Z590 chipset supporting PCIe 4.0 natively (with a Rocket Lake based CPU), Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. Pricing is listed as $499 and will be available for pre-order on 2/22 from the EK Webshop and MSI’s worldwide retailer network. Below are is the press release showing off several of its features. Read More
With the release of the new Haswell line of CPUs, motherboard manufacturers are rolling out motherboards to support the new socket 1150 platform. Overclockers’ very own hokiealumnus recently published a review on ASUS’ top dog for this platform, the Maximus VI Extreme. Today however, we’ll tone it down a bit and review one of ASUS’ Z87 entry-level mainstream motherboards – the Z87-A. If you’re looking to get into the Haswell game at an affordable price, does ASUS have something worth your consideration in the Z87-A? Let’s find out! Read More