Posts Tagged LGA1155

SilverStone NT01-PRO CPU Cooler Review

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Diversity is a large part of any company’s ability to sustain longevity. One of the easiest ways to create some diversity within a product line are specialized products. SilverStone, best known for their variety of PC chassis, provided Futurelooks a specialized CPU cooler in the NT01-PRO. We will attempt to answer the question of did they need to sacrifice cooling …

ASUS ROG Maximus V GENE Micro-ATX Motherboard Review

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With the advancements in computer technology, it is now possible to build a high performance computer using any motherboard form factor from mini ITX all the way up to XL-ATX. The question is, why would anyone want to build a such a compact system with its inherent expansion limitations? The answer is not just one. For example, have you ever …

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge LGA1155 Processor Review

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It’s for another processor launch from Intel. The new Ivy Bridge is a 22nm architecture based on the same LGA1155 socket as Sandy Bridge. It’s basically a shrunken die from Sandy Bridge (32nm) supporting many of the same features, but on the supporting Z77 chipset side (code named “Panther Point”), adds native USB 3.0, PCI Express 3.0, Lucid MVP and …

MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX Motherboard Review With Sandy Bridge

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What is Z77 and what does it do? It’s Intel’s latest motherboard chipset (codenamed Panther Point) that supports Intel’s 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge processors, but was actually designed for their new Ivy Bridge LGA1155 3rd Generation parts, which we’ll touch on a bit later. For now, our focus is on MSI’s entry to the Z77 arena, the Z77A-GD65 Military Class …

NZXT. HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler Review

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About two years ago, we discovered that NZXT was working on their brand new CPU cooler that didn’t have a code name. Later, we were fortunate enough to witness a prototype that cooled the hottest hexa-core processors impressively. It rivalled the Noctua NH-D14 which is still one of the best quiet, performance CPU cooler out there. This alone proved NZXT …

Futurelooks Previews the NEW ASUS Z77 LGA1155 Motherboard Series

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I recently took a quick trip down to visit ASUS to see their new Z77 motherboards that support Intel’s upcoming 3rd Generation Core Series Processors. In my opinion, it really says something a company’s confidence in its products when they are able to show off their products well in advance of launch while answering all your most detailed questions. Naturally, …

GIGABYTE Motherboards – Reviewing Beyond the Hardware Experience

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As reviewers, we’re all guilty of grabbing the new hardware, tossing the box and contents aside, and heading straight for the benchmarking machine. This often leaves us completely oblivious to the effort put into things like packaging, manuals, software, and the extras that create the overall user experience of that product. While this may not be as important for benchmarkers …

GELID Solutions GX-7 CPU Cooler Review

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CPU coolers are an interesting section of the PC market. It is one of the few categories where, barring size restrictions, there is often a clear king of the mountain. Many PC enthusiasts spend hundreds on top contenders, but they often overlook the fact that they don’t need the premium performance nor do they need to pay a premium price. …