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Editorials

X58A-UD3R: High-End Overclocking on Gigabyte's Entry X58 Platform

The X58A-UD3R is Gigabyte’s entry X58 motherboard, and has been around for quite some time. It’s been tested by a hundred review sites, and used by overclockers all over the world. How many reviews of this board have you seen with something like an i7 920, some 1600MHz memory, and high-end graphics card, showing you what the weekend overclocker or casual user might expect from this board? We all know this is a proven product, and probably the best value (performance + reliability / $) you can get for an X58-based computer. Let’s see how this entry-level board performs under some real pressure. Read More

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Memory

Kingston HyperX DDR3-2000 4GB Memory Kit Review

Kingston is no spring chicken. They’ve been in the memory game since 1987. Their HyperX series of RAM is popular with overclockers, and for good reason. They’re strong and they’re backed by Kingston’s lifetime warranty. For this review, we’re looking at a new mid-level dual-channel 4GB DDR3 kit, their DDR3-2000 with rated timings of 9-10-9-27. Read More