MicroATX

AMD has yet to officially launch the B450 chipset, but that didn’t stop motherboard manufacturers from showcasing their upcoming AM4 B450 motherboards at Computex 2018. Of all the major motherboard brands present at this year’s venue, ASRock brought one of the most diversified lineups of B450 motherboards. B450 Gaming K4 The B450 Gaming K4 is ASRock’s standard ATX offering. There’s a nine-phase VRM present drawing power from a single 8-pin EPS connector. The motherboard is equipped with four DDR4 memory slots that support frequencies scaling to 3,200MHz through overclocking. The motherboard also features two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and four PCIe 2.0 x1 slots. This opens the door to the possibility of running an AMD Quad CrossFireX configuration on this motherboard. Graphics output consists of an...

Riotoro’s Project Morpheus Case Changes Shape to Fit Your Build

Case and accessory maker Riotoro has been churning out impressive, often budget-friendly products for years. But here at Computex 2018, the company seems to raise its profile with a...

5 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Corsair Announces Crystal 280X RGB Case: Micro-ATX

Today, Corsair has announced the latest addition to the Crystal Series in the 280x RGB. Corsair describes the Micro-ATX chassis as having massive cooling in a small case. The...

3 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

The MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

There are only a few options in the microATX market if you want all the Intel cores but want to remain small and compact. The challenger today is MSI's...

12 by Joe Shields on 3/22/2018

ASRock at CES 2018: Hands-On with the ASRock X399M Taichi

LAS VEGAS, NV – While smaller motherboards are fun to look at, and an engineering challenge, they still represent a small part of the market. The main benefit for...

5 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

The Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Motherboard Review

Micro ATX motherboards mark the spot between the expansion limiting Mini ITX and the classic ATX motherboards that often offer more than what a user requires. Many users need...

27 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/3/2017

ASUS Launches X99-M WS for Haswell-E Workstations

I love a good workstation – something with the power under the hood that acts as the silent black-box knight when work needs to be done. Most workstations are...

27 by Ian Cutress on 7/31/2015

Braswell Motherboard Surfaces Online: Quad Core 14nm Airmont in ASUS N3150M-E

When Intel initially released its Airmont platforms, Braswell for mini-PCs and Cherry Trail for tablets, it was unclear whether or not we would see custom desktop build equivalents, rather...

32 by Ian Cutress on 5/18/2015

Fractal Design Node 804 Case Review

Another cubic Micro-ATX case has found its way into our labs. This time, the Node 804 from Fractal Design is hoping to combine thermal performance and versatility with a...

70 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/18/2015

GIGABYTE Launches X99M-Gaming 5: Micro-ATX for Haswell-E

One noted trend in computing is the desire for more compute in a smaller space. Imagine mixing High Performance Computing with Small Form Factors, if such a thing could...

31 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2014

ASRock Shows X99 Micro-ATX: The X99M Killer

One of the problems of Intel’s high end desktop platforms is size: the sockets are large, and all the DRAM slots take up a fair amount of space. ...

23 by Ian Cutress on 8/15/2014

MSI A88XM-E35 Motherboard Review: Micro-A88X for $68

While the desktop PC industry has been reported as shrinking these last few quarters, the dichotomy rests in a drive towards the smaller form factors while the large under-the-desk...

27 by Ian Cutress on 4/3/2014

Lian Li Release PC-V358 Chassis for Micro-ATX Builds

A lot of shiny cases come out of Lian Li, best known for their use of aluminum with an element of style. Chassis like the mini-ITX based TU-200...

30 by Ian Cutress on 12/18/2013

SilverStone Precision PS07 Case Review Redux

We revisit SilverStone's mainstream micro-ATX enclosure to test its newest revision.

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/20/2013

ASUS Maximus V Gene vs. Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Review

Competition between gaming mATX boards doesn’t get any tougher than this. In the red corner, weighing in at $200 and from the Republic of Gamers’ range, we have...

32 by Ian Cutress on 5/13/2013

Corsair Obsidian 350D Case Review

Corsair's Obsidian 350D is the company's first micro-ATX case, and it's a heck of an entrance.

65 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/25/2013

Fractal Design Define Mini Case Review

Good micro-ATX enclosures have actually been frighteningly rare of late; manufacturers seem to be going big or going home, and only letting either beefy XL-ATX cases or diminutive mini-ITX...

57 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/22/2013

Rosewill Line-M Case Review: Wherefore Art Thou Micro-ATX?

Vendors are always very quick to send us their biggest, best, and brightest. Rosewill's own top-selling Blackhawk Ultra has been with us for a little while, but while we...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/26/2013

SilverStone Sugo SG09 Case Review: Someone at SilverStone Loves Tetris

You've seen it here: small cases are getting big. Mini-ITX boards are becoming both more common and less expensive, and there's been a bit of a renaissance for small...

45 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/20/2012

Thermaltake Armor A30 Case Review: Opening the Puzzle Box

It's pretty clear on our side of the fence that smaller enclosures and leaner builds are increasingly becoming the way to go for most users these days, with even...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/24/2012

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