Posts Tagged LGA1156

ASRock P55 Extreme4 LGA1156 ATX Motherboard Review

There are plenty of low cost motherboards to choose from and what we need from them are a mix of reliability and performance. Low cost boards typically last you a year of hard use, need more maintenance, and there is guarantee of stability or reliability. Not to mention an odd mix of compatibility issues. Good budget motherboards carry higher quality …

ECS Elitegroup P55H-AK LGA1156 ATX Motherboard Review

One of the things that arguably penalizes the current P55A/H55 budget and mainstream motherboards is the sharing of the system bus that connects the PCI Express, USB 3.0, and SATA3 devices. So basically, the more video cards and devices you add to the bus the more each devices’ transfer rates take a performance hit.  But, not too many folks realistically …

GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Smaller is sometimes better especially when efficiency and innovation are two primary focuses. Mini-ITX motherboards are one of the latest ideas that some what follows along that focus. While it doesn’t take creative thinking to produce one, the features that pack the little board does take a little effort. With limited space, picking and choosing the right features can make …

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler Review

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The Summer heat is still here and for folks not relaxing in the comfort of air conditioning it’s pretty darn rough. While gaming and surfing the web, a computer’s CPU cooler is working extra hard to keep your processor from shutting down or melting down. If you’re a gamer, chances are that very same CPU cooler is emitting a nice …

CoolIT Systems Vantage A.L.C. CPU Cooling System Review

Self contained, low-maintenance all-in-one liquid CPU cooling systems are quite popular these days, especially amongst system integrators. What makes them popular is that they don’t require a masters degree or any experience at all in liquid cooling to enjoy near silent computing. All one needs is the aptitude to work a Philips screw driver and a little dexterity. CoolIT System’s …

Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler Review

The past few months, Thermaltake has been launching more of the products we saw at CES 2010. At the event, we saw a demonstration that involved the Frio versus a Zalman CNPS9900A which is a very common, performance cooler still in use by many enthusiasts.  With the Core i7 screaming at 4.4 GHz on a pair of ASUS motherboards, …

ASRock H55DE3 LGA1156 ATX Motherboard Review

A lot of folks think in order to be mainstream, that they need to buy the best of the best PC hardware. They worry they’ll have to fork out quite a bit of money just to enjoy the benefits the latest computers have to offer. Thankfully, this isn’t always the case especially if you keep checking back here often. We …

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA1156 ATX Motherboard Review

Now that all the USB 3.0 news, press releases, and product announcements are done, we can start to see some products rolling in to review. What this means is that the new P55 and X58 motherboards out there with USB 3.0 and SATA3 features can finally be put to some good use.

Take the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro Motherboard for example. …

MSI H55-GD65 Gamer Series LGA1156 ATX Motherboard Review

A key benefit of almost every INTEL P55/P55A motherboard that we’ve reviewed is the overclocking capability. Chances are  you can walk into your favourite computer store and locate several capable INTEL P55 boards capable of unlocking the potential of that stock CPU. How much potential depends on how much you want to spend and what expansion features you want.

Among …