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Intel Z97 Motherboard Round Up – GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H, MSI Z97 Gaming 7, ASUS Z97 Sabertooth MKI, ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

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The computer DIY market is an interesting paradox these days. The Intel 9 Series “Broadwell” chipset motherboards released, while Z87 boards seemingly start hitting their prime with solid BIOS and software updates. In fact, there are still quite a few excellent Z87 boards on the shelves. But it makes sense since the Z97 chipset isn’t really a major leap forward, …

Pentium Anniversary Edition Overclockable on ASUS Motherboards

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Remember the name “Pentium”? The flagship brand from Intel was synonymous with computer processors for a number of years. While the Core architecture has long since replaced it, the Pentium name still rears its head from time to time. Unfortunately that’s only been in the budget side of Intel’s line of CPUs. Today’s release isn’t exclusively about the Pentium name …

COMPUTEX 2014 – ASUS ROG Brings More Black and Red Than AMD

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ASUS brought a little huge something for everybody to Computex this year and all under the banner of Republic of Gamers. This promises two things for all the products. One: they will have a dark black and red theme. Two: they will all be top-tier, best of the best products that will change your perspective on gaming in style.

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COMPUTEX 2014 – MSI Shows Off New Flagship Motherboard and Other Goodies

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As expected of COMPUTEX 2014, MSI remembered to bring everything in their product warehouse for a night on the town. There is a lot of goodies including new laptops, new server equipment, new motherboards, Lightning edition AMD graphics cards and more. Lets look at some of the highlights for DIY enthusiast and gamers, shall we?

Lets start with the award-winning …

GIGABYTE New 9 Series G1 Lineup Is Born to Game

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It is one thing to call a motherboard a “gaming motherboard” because you add one or two things gamers like to have. It is an entirely different thing to design a motherboard from the ground up with gaming in mind, both now and for the future. GIGABYTE has chosen the latter with the new 9 Series G1 Gaming Motherboards.

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GIGABYTE Announces Server Products Both Big and Small

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Many folks are familiar with the hardware lusted after by the PC enthusiast. For these folks, only the top performing video cards, motherboards, and processors will do. Throw in a couple tasteful mods, and you have a system that will be a head turner at your local LAN event. For those that work in Enterprise though, only those things that …

ECS Launches New L337 Motherboard for the Intel 9 Series

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ECS has a reputation for building strong, durable motherboards for offices and general purpose PCs. They have been trying break away from that image and focus more on PC gaming in recent years. The new ECS L337 Intel Z97 motherboard has some big shoes to fill, but I think ECS may have hit all the right marks.

The Z97 L337 …

MSI’s Next Generation Intel Gaming Motherboards “Leaked”?

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Earlier today, we received a “leak” detailing features of MSI’s new gaming series motherboards. Now this wouldn’t normally be a big deal because motherboard companies rename stuff all the time. However, what is significant about this information is that the “leak” details the naming scheme of motherboards based on the next generation Intel chipset, which is due to succeed the …

ASRock Shows Off AM1 Boards for Latest AMD APUs

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There is one thing no one can deny about the AMD APUs, especially the latest release of Kaveri, and that is the great SFF gaming performance. When you need to squeeze as much gaming power as possible from something the size of a console, then AMD is the way to go. ASRock has matched this with 3 great new boards …