Motherboards

ASUS Z87I-Deluxe Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Small form factor (SFF) builds have been popping up more and more frequently over the past few hardware generations, and ASUS has definitely taken note of that. ASUS has a couple ITX boards in their Z87 lineup that could fit the bill for your next SFF build. We’ll be taking a look at the Z87I-Deluxe to find out how well it fits in the SFF scene and if it can compete with larger form factor boards. Read More

Motherboards

ASUS Maximus VI Formula Motherboard Review

Undoubtedly, the ASUS ROG series motherboards have become an extremely popular choice among the computer enthusiast community. In an effort to keep that trend moving forward and provide mass appeal to the gaming community, ASUS has offered up their latest Z87/Haswell based motherboard – the Maximus VI Formula. The M6F is aimed squarely at the gamer; but being a ROG based motherboard, it also caters to the overclocking enthusiast. Read More

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Motherboards

Intel Upcoming 9-series Chipset Won't Support Haswell

Website Xbit Labs reports that upcoming Intel chipsets for mainstream desktop processors will implement support for yet-unnamed “Haswell Refresh” CPU and future Broadwell parts. Other information leaked points to the fact that those new chipsets will not support current Haswell processors, thus effectively making the 8-series motherboards single generation products with no upgrade path. Read More

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Cooling

Noctua NH-U12S Heatsink Review

Noctua is known for quiet fans and some would say an unorthodox color scheme. They’ve managed to power past their color choices though and have built a reputation as one of the premier cooling manufacturers on the market today. The heatsink we’re looking at today is in their silent series, the Noctua NH-U12S. Read More

Motherboards

ASUS Z87 Deluxe Motherboard Review

Recently we published a review on the ASUS Z87-A, which is a price conscious offering in ASUS’s mainstream line of Z87 motherboards. Today we’re going to take a trip much higher up the ladder and have a look at the ASUS Z87 Deluxe. The Z87 Deluxe is positioned near the top of the mainstream motherboards, and along with that comes a higher price point. Is the added cost worth it? Let’s take the ASUS Z87 Deluxe for a spin and find out! Read More

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Motherboards

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 Motherboard Review

Another day, another LGA1150 motherboard. This time around it’s the ASRock’s Z87 Extreme6, a motherboard that sits somewhere between their mid-range and high-end offerings. During the last few CPU generations, ASRock has been known for making quality boards for a competitive price. Let’s see if the same holds true for the Haswell platform. Read More

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News

Intel Skylake Comes in 2015, Brings DDR4 and PCI-E 4.0

Some details regarding the successor to upcoming Broadwell CPUs, codenamed Skylake, has emerged with the leak of an alleged presentation slide. Intel’s future CPUs are to feature an all new architecture and a new socket, moving from 1150. Additionally, it will bring DDR4 memory support to the mainstream market, as well as PCI-E 4.0 for increased graphics and system bandwidth. Read More

Motherboards

ASUS Z87-A Motherboard Review

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