ATX

Throughout the majority of 2020, we saw an escalating war between AMD and Intel battling for supremacy in the desktop CPU market, which is an obvious win for the consumers. One of the side battles thus appeared in the motherboard market, with the Z490 chipset paving the way for Intel's 14 nm Comet Lake processors. One such model is the GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master, which is poisitioned in the mid-range segment's upper end with a premium feature set. Some of the most notable features include 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6 networking, triple PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, and plenty of rear panel connectivity.

The MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: Gaming On a Budget

Without key buzzwords such as 'RGB' and 'gaming', MSI is looking to target AMD users on a strict budget with the B350 Tomahawk. Compared to X370, the B350 boards...

90 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/12/2018

The MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Motherboard Review: Light up the Night

What happens when a vendor adds 802.11ac to Killer networking? You get an ACK - specifically, the MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK. This motherboard includes 3-way SLI and Crossfire...

34 by Joe Shields on 3/5/2018

be quiet! Introduces Dark Base 700 Mid-Tower Case: RGB, USB 3.1 Type-C, Slide Out Radiator Bracket

be quiet! has shared details about its new mid-tower case the new Dark Base 700. The DB700 will offer users integrated RGB lighting, USB 3.1 Type-C, and plenty of...

8 by Joe Shields on 11/15/2017

The GIGABYTE Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 Review: Dual Audio Codecs

Today we are having a look at a LED-laden, gaming-focused, ATX motherboard from GIGABYTE: the Aorus AX370-Gaming 5. If a user wants LEDs for Ryzen at under $200, here...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/14/2017

Enermax Shrinks Depth of Platimax D.F. 80 Plus Platinum 1200 W PSU to 6.3”/16 cm

Enermax this week introduced its new family of 80 Plus Platinum PSUs for ATX desktop computers. The new PSUs are said to be able to clean themselves from dust...

82 by Anton Shilov on 8/10/2017

Cooler Master Debuts Affordable MasterBox Lite 5 Mid-Tower Case

With an eye towards expanding and refreshing their case lineup, Cooler Master has just announced the MasterBox Lite 5 mid-tower case. The Lite 5 is a new model, with...

15 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/11/2017

The Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 ATX Case Review

Be Quiet! is becoming a renowned manufacturer of low-noise PC products. Today we are having a look at the Silent Base 600, an ATX case primarily designed with low-noise...

25 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/17/2016

The In Win 303 Case Review: Minimalist ATX with Tempered Glass for $93

Today we are having our first encounter with one of the oldest PC case designers, In Win. The company supplied us with the 303, one of their most anticipated...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/12/2016

The Corsair Carbide 600Q Case Review: Upside Down But Right On

The concept of reversed and rotated motherboard tray cases is not new. Such designs primarily received attention with the introduction of the BTX form factor, when manufacturers were trying...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/12/2016

The BitFenix Pandora ATX Case Review

BitFenix owes a lot of their recent success as a company to the Pandora. It is a case that was loved for its design and price to performance ratio...

26 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/11/2016

FSP Announces Twins: 500W and 700W ATX PSU with Redundancy Capability

FSP this week announced its new series of redundant PSUs called the 'Twins'. The new power supplies are compatible with standard ATX and PS2 tower chassis, but provide redundancy...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2016

The Zalman Z9 Neo Case Review

Large and expensive computer cases are not for everyone. Actually, their market share is very limited, as many users seek the most cost-effective and practical hardware. Today we are...

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/20/2016

The Corsair Carbide 400Q Case Review

Today we are having a look at one of Corsair’s latest cases, the Carbide 400Q. The 400Q is a subtle ATX case that is designed with silence in mind...

64 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/29/2016

The Riotoro Prism CR1280 Case Review

In this review we are having our first encounter with Riotoro, a new manufacturer of PC cases and peripherals. The Prism CR1280 that we are putting to the test...

21 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/26/2016

The ASUS Z170-A Motherboard Review: The $165 Focal Point

In the world of technology, you could speculate if there is ever a golden age, or a renaissance. All the time we expect technology to grow and improve, being...

30 by Ian Cutress on 10/20/2015

Best X99 Motherboards: Holiday 2014

As we approach the holiday season, the Haswell-E and X99 platform has only been on the market for almost three months. With a rushed launch, the motherboard manufacturers raced...

15 by Ian Cutress on 11/27/2014

Corsair Carbide Air 240 Case Review

With compact cases and SSFs being all the rage nowadays, today Corsair is launching the Carbide Air 240, a cubic Micro-ATX case designed to fit powerful PC hardware. As...

63 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/15/2014

Computex 2014: ASRock to release Z97M and Z97 Anniversary for Pentium-AE

With the new overclockable Pentium processor soon coming to market, named as Pentium-AE and listed under the title ‘Pentium G3258’, it offers an opportunity for some low cost overclocking...

9 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2014

Corsair Graphite 760T Case Review

Corsair has been releasing one case after another lately, expanding their already large ranks with an even greater variety of products. It has been less than three months since...

71 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/27/2014

Lian Li Launches the PC-A51 ATX Mid-Tower Reverse Air-Flow Chassis

It seems that the further down the chain of PC components, the more companies there are to produce the hardware. For desktop PCs we have two main CPU...

20 by Ian Cutress on 2/14/2014

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