Posts Tagged ATX

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 …

NZXT H440 ATX Computer Enclosure Reviewed

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Many enthusiasts are starting to gravitate towards clean looking cases. And companies like NZXT are willing to deliver them. While this trend has gone so far as removing even optical drive bays, end users still occasionally need DVD/physical media to build systems or install games. However, the majority of physical media has shifted away towards downloadable content. Even the best …

be quiet! Pure Power L8 700 Watt ATX Power Supply Reviewed

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Is it wrong that I’ve come to expect German engineered technology to last? One of my older gamer systems still has a 2007 be quiet! power supply still running strong. I have a couple newer units here that served a couple demo systems flawlessly even coming back after a grounding issue. None of the components were damaged which points to …

Thermaltake Urban T81 Comes with Double the Cooling and Double the Doors


One of the premier companies in the PC DIY market, Thermaltake, continues to advance their newest lines of products. The Urban series of PC cases is Thermaltake’s answer for those who are looking for something sleek and elegant for their PC. This year we are getting a new design in the Thermaltake Urban T81 with inspiration from some unlikely sources. …

New Lian-Li PC-A51 Brushed Aluminum Case Plays by No One’s Rules


Lian-Li has been one of the top manufacturers of high-end DIY PC chassis for years. Never one to follow trends, they have always been one of the companies leading the way in setting new trends. Always looking for better ways to use space, the new mid-tower PC-A51 may surprise you at how adaptable this brushed aluminum case can be.

The …

GIGABYTE G1-Killer Sniper 5 Z87 Gaming Motherboard Reviewed

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What makes a motherboard a gaming platform? Simply stated, it has to offer more than fancy colors, packaging, and clever marketing labels. The features and components should be designed to improve or create a better than standard gaming experience. For motherboards, this is a difficult challenge because it requires serious quality control to ensure proper implementation of gaming specific features …

NZXT H630 Silent Ultra Tower Gaming Chassis Reviewed


We will be the first ones to tell you, that if you can’t spend a lot of money on a build, you can cut corners on the case. There are just so many decent, feature rich cases in the budget price range, it’s really quite easy to save money here. The question then is what case do you buy when …

The Corsair Obsidian Series Adds 750D Full-Tower to Family


I like to shy away from terms like “perfect” or “flawless” when it comes to anything really, but I am having a hard time doing that with the Corsair Obsidian 750D. This case has all the right features to be the new standard in full-tower PC cases.

The new Corsair Obsidian 750D marries all the best features of the monolithic …