Posts Tagged ATX

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

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The Intel Haswell Extreme (Haswell-E) edition processors have taken the desktop computing world by storm. They are basically capable of doing just about everything possible, and really well too. Sure, we all would love the biggest and baddest processor but that means spending a lot of money. Then you have worry about which X99 motherboard best suits your needs. …

BitFenix Neos Enclosure and Fury 750G Power Supply Reviewed

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Most enthusiasts opt for high end and often pretty flashy computer enclosures. But there many users who continue to choose clean, easily manageable enclosures that also happen to be quite affordable. The tough part is finding one that has features you need, and is still attractive, despite the low cost. The BitFenix Neos, which launched just after COMPUTEX 2014, …

ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

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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

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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

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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.

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