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ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

ASUS X99 Deluxe Haswell-E Motherboard Review 7

Intel’s new Haswell-E CPU series (reviewed here) and its accompanying X99 chipset launch has had its challenges. Originally, Haswell-E was going to get a completely new socket. Although the new LGA2011-3 is not backwards compatible with previous CPUs, it does work with all coolers that worked with standard LGA2011 sockets from the X79 platform. Those late in the …

The Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-V3 Processor Reviewed

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Haswell-E is here. Well, technically, it’s been “here” for a while but has undergone refinements throughout the last year to ready itself for launch. One of those refinements was more performance and cooler operating temperatures. Without creating a whole new architecture, the only feasible direction, given the current TDP and heat challenges facing Haswell, was to refine the silicon, add …

ECS Z97-PK Deluxe Brings the Most Out of Intel Pentium G Series

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As the resident AMD guy here at Futurelooks, I am all about the price to performance ratio. Bang-for-your-buck is practically my middle name and not something that AMD exclusively holds. The recently released 20th Anniversary Edition Processors from Intel has everyone looking for a way to maximize their performance. The ECS Z97-PK has the best solution with its CPU One …

New Biostar Hi-Fi Motherboard Focuses on Premium Home Audio

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Building a file server from old parts, updating your gaming system, or building a PC for the kids is easy for DIY builders everywhere. But the perfect HTPC can be tricky. Do you want to go small and quiet? Are you going to fuse it with your home video file server? What external cards do you need to work with …

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.

For …

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.

The …