Best Intel Motherboards: November 2020

Moving into the holiday season for many, Intel recently unveiled details about its Rocket Lake (11th Gen) processors set to come out in Q1 2020. With it will come...

16 by Gavin Bonshor 18 hours ago

Best AMD Motherboards: October 2020

This month has been another hot one for AMD, with the announcement that its latest Zen 3 processors (Ryzen 5000) which will be available from November 5th. In anticipation...

48 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/28/2020

The NZXT N7 Z490 Motherboard Review: From A Different Direction

It's been nearly two years to the day since NZXT last released a motherboard, which was the Z370 N7. NZXT initially used ECS as its motherboard OEM, but has...

46 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/7/2020

ASRock Z490 Aqua Motherboard Review: The $1100 LC Monoblock Flagship

It is no secret that Intel's 10th generation processors are power-hungry. Intel has been squeezing every last drop of MHz out of the 14 nm process with its fastest...

49 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/2/2020

The ASRock Z490 PG Velocita Motherboard Review: It Means SPEED

For the foreseeable future, or at least until Intel's Rocket Lake is likely to be unveiled, Intel's main platform for consumers is currently the Z490 chipset for Comet Lake...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/21/2020

Corsair Announces iCUE Elite Capellix Series: 240, 280, and 360 mm AIOs with Capellix LEDs

Back in January at CES 2020, we got a glimpse of Corsair's Capellix LED technology and it certainly piqued our interest. At the time Corsair couldn't give us details...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/15/2020

EVGA Launches Z490 Dark K|NGP|N Edition: Built for Overclockers

One of the biggest names on the extreme overclocking scene is Vince 'K|NGP|N' Lucido, who is highly regarded as one of the best sub-zero overclockers. He is a longtime...

56 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/8/2020

Keeping it Pure, be quiet! Pure Loop Series, Up to 360 mm AIOs

be quiet! is one of the most widely known hardware manufacturers in Germany and across Europe, with ranges including CPU cooling, chassis, and case fans. Adding to its range...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/3/2020

be quiet! Announces The Silent Base 802 Chassis, With USB 3.2 Type-C

Sometimes companies take a popular product and re-release it to the market with a new aesthetic, or slightly revamped design. Reputable and popular German hardware manufacturer be quiet! has...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/3/2020

be quiet! Reveals Shadow Rock 3 White, Same Performance, But White

Back in March, be quiet! released its successor to its mid-range Shadow Rock 2 air tower cooler, the Shadow Rock 3. Only available in black at the time, be...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/3/2020

be quiet! Announces Dark Power Pro 12 PSUs: 80Plus Titanium, Up to 1500W

The increasingly popular German hardware manufacturer be quiet! has announced its latest series in its ever-growing power supply line-up, the Dark Power Pro 12. Equipped with fully digital hardware...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/25/2020

ASRock B550 Taichi Review: The $300 B550 Motherboard with Chutzpah

Outside of its Aqua series of motherboards, which come with exquisitely crafted monoblocks, ASRock's Taichi brand has been a critical part of the company's offerings in the land of...

62 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/21/2020

AMD Releases the A520 Chipset: For Ryzen on a Budget

AMD has officially lifted the lid on its latest entry-level chipset designed for its Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 and 4000 processors, the A520 chipset. Following AMD's mid-tier B550 chipset...

42 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/18/2020

MMD and Phillips Launch the 279C9 27" Montior: FreeSync 4K IPS & USB Type-C

This week MMD and Phillips have unveiled its latest display in their ever-growing product range, the Phillips 279C9. A 27-inch monitor aimed squarely at content creators and professionals, the...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/14/2020

AZZA Announces Pyramid Mini 806, Unique Pyramid Design Goes Mini-ITX

Back at Computex, we stumbled across a uniquely-styled polyhedron-shaped chassis by AZZA, the Pyramid 804. To cater to small form factor aficionados, AZZA has announced its intention to release...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/5/2020

The Z490 Mini-ITX Showdown: GIGABYTE's Z490I Aorus Ultra and MSI's MEG Z490I Unify Reviewed

The mini-ITX form factor is as popular as ever, with a handful of options already available for Intel's new LGA1200 socket. Over the years motherboard vendors have been perfecting...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/4/2020

GIGABYTE's New Z490 Aorus Master WaterForce Combo with Bundled 360mm AIO

Up until now, GIGABYTE has reserved the monoblock clad WaterForce series for its flagship Aorus Xtreme models. In an interesting move to further enhance the performance of the Intel...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/3/2020

Lian Li Unveils Its First AIO Coolers, The Galahad 360 and 240 with ARGB

Lian Li is highly regarded for its elegant and premium aluminium chassis, most recently its entry-level O11 Dynamic XL E-ATX case, which has become one of its most popular...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/3/2020

Chenbro Announces RB13804, a Dual Socket 1U Xeon 4-Bay HPC Barebones Server

For nearly four decades, Taiwanese manufacturer Chenbro has been one of the major players in the OEM and ODM rackmount server market. Now the company is releasing a new...

2 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/27/2020

The ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming Wi-Fi Motherboard Review: Premium Value

Motherboards based on AMD's B550 chipset have exploded onto the scene. Despite B550 being a cost-down version of X570 for the budget market, motherboard manufacturers have gone a little...

39 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/22/2020

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