Posts Tagged: intel

Alphacool Eiswand 360 Watercooling Kit Review

Today from Alphacool we get the chance to look at a very new product to the market, the Eiswand. This is a standalone watercooling kit with everything you need to get started! This kit is even friendly to those with small factor cases, as the radiator/pump/reservoir are all external and contained in one housing. Enough banter, let’s dig in and take a look at this kit! Read More

HWBOT World Tour Championship 2017

The HWBOT World Tour 2017 featured overclocking events spanning ten countries around the world. These included the US, Brazil, France, Taiwan, South Africa, Russia, Indonesia and Australia. At each stop, an Overclocking World Championship 2017 Qualifier contest was held – an extreme overclocking contest where the region’s most talented overclockers competed for a ticket to the OCWC Final. Read More

SilverStone Primera Series PM01 Review

SilverStone has always been a staple with enthusiast community and are known for their bold cases and clean lines. The Primera is no exception, Translating to “First” or “First Class” in Spanish, it is already staking claim to what we can expect from it. Read More

Gigabyte Z170X Designare Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE has released a new motherboard based on the LGA 1151 platform as a little brother to the recently reviewed X99 Designare EX. This newest board is the Z170X Designare. Much like its big brother this board features extensive RGB LED control, a VRM which is more than adequate, and much more. Get comfortable, we’re in for the long haul on this one! Read More

Gigabyte X99 Designare EX Motherboard Review

With all manufacturers releasing refreshed boards due to Broadwell-E launching we see a new contender from Gigabyte, their X99 Designare EX. Like me, I’m sure the first new feature you’ll notice about the Designare is the RGB lighting, but they have added plenty more than just lights. DIMM shielding, a PLX chip, and a few other features also add performance benefits. Pull up a seat, don your reading glasses, and we’ll dive in to this board! Read More

Intel i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU Review

Today we are going to get a chance to review Intel’s next processor in their High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform. The king of the consumer hill used to be the mighty i7-5960X our friend Dino reviewed back in August of 2014. That ‘extreme’ CPU shook up the landscape then by providing the consumer with a high clocked, octo-core CPU with a total of 16 threads. Since then Intel brought to market their 14 nm Broadwell CPU architecture, on their mainstream platform, through their “tick-tock” cycle. Naturally, the next HEDT processor is based off the same 14nm lithography, Tri-gate(FinFET) technology is Broadwell-E. Broadwell-E, specifically the i7-6950X, brings us our first deca-core processor which isn’t based on the Xeon or Opteron platforms. Read More

ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ Motherboard Review

Is anyone else ready to take a look at another motherboard on the Z170 platform? I know I am. Today’s review is for the ASRock Z170 Extreme7+, the top motherboard in the Z170 Extreme lineup from ASRock. Being part of the Extreme series, this motherboard will have plenty of overclocking features for all but the craziest of sub-ambient users. Let’s take a look at everything the board has to offer!
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