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MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Since the release of Intel’s Z170 chipset, MSI has unveiled a fantastic, feature-rich motherboard range which caters to contrasting user demands. For example, the Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON is an excellent choice for consumers wanting a stylish…

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ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction ASUS have compiled a comprehensive Z170 motherboard range which caters to different sections of the consumer market. For example, the GAMING PRO line-up offers superb functionality and impeccable stability at an affordable price point. ROG…

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Overclockers UK Titan Dark Zone Gaming PC Review

Introduction Overclockers UK is one of the leading stockists of PC hardware and their engineering team produces an impressive range of custom rigs to suit contrasting tastes. Whether you’re looking for a silent air-cooled build, or…

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Inno3D GTX 980Ti iChill Black Graphics Card Review

Introduction Closed-loop liquid coolers have become extremely popular in the CPU market due to the cleaner build, and greater space around the CPU socket compared to traditional air cooling hardware. This means you can install an…

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GIGABYTE Announces the Z170 March OC Madness Competition

Gigabyte is one of the largest motherboard manufacturers in the world and they are no strangers to the overclocking scene either. Many records have already been set using their brand of motherboards and now it can…

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Mushkin Redline DDR4 3000MHz 16GB (4x4GB) Quad Channel Memory Kit Review

Introduction The Mushkin Redline series is engineered to provide magnificent reliability and low latency while utilizing impressive memory speeds well beyond the DDR4 standard. Each Mushkin kit undergoes a rigorous testing procedure to reduce the possibility…

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Mushkin Blackline Ridgeback DDR4 2400MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review

Introduction The latest memory kit to arrive for review purposes is part of Muskin’s Blackline Ridgeback range. The sample we received opts for a 16GB capacity, 2400MHz speed and timings of 15-15-15-35. This is achieved with a…

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MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction MSI has rapidly established itself as one of the most reputable motherboard manufacturers and constantly strives to enhance the user experience through an intuitive BIOS interface and marvellous reliability. Additionally, the company offers a huge…

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Intel Shuts Down Non-K Skylake Overclocking

When Intel first launched Skylake, one of the first changes we noticed was the uncoupling of the BCLK from other system clocks. Not surprisingly, this led to speculation that overclocking non-K chips using the BCLK would…

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Overclockers Crank World-Record Speeds out of Skylake Core i7-6700K

Two renowned overclockers have pushed Intel’s Core i7-6700K CPU to its absolute limit, breaking the world record in the process. The German pair, Der8auer and Dancop, overclocked the retail Skylake processor to hit 7007.85MHz, using an…

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SuperMicro C7Z170-OCE (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction SuperMicro is one of the most respected names in the server industry and synonymous with unparalleled reliability. Whether you’re after a rackmount, blade server system or workstation motherboard, there’s nothing on the market which manages to…

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Inno3D GeForce GTX 980Ti X3 Ultra DHS Graphics Card Review

Introduction NVIDIA’s GTX 980Ti has proved to be a very popular choice among hardware enthusiasts requiring extreme performance at demanding resolutions. Whether you’re opting for a 21:9 3440×1440 60Hz panel, 4K display or high refresh rate…

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ASUS Integrates ROG BIOS Functionality Into Claymore Mechanical Keyboard

ASUS’ Claymore mechanical keyboard was originally demoed during Computex last year and showed a great deal of promise. Since then, the company has been working extremely hard to separate the Claymore from other mechanical keyboards currently…

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Overclocking World Records Set @ Gigabyte CES 2016 Booth

CES 2016: Overclocking via liquid nitrogen can appear like a very daunting process requiring vast amounts of technical knowledge and first-hand experience. While this is certainly true to reach the top scores, there’s always an entry into…

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Overclockers UK Launches Incredible Value “8Pack Approved” Bundle

Ian “8Pack” Parry is one of the most respected overclockers in the world and renowned for setting various world records! Not only that, he employs his many years of experience and specialized expertise to help retailer,…

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Dual Channel Memory Kit Review

Introduction The overwhelming majority of gaming builds revolve around a red and black colour scheme which makes it relatively difficult for hardware manufacturers to produce other colours in large numbers. Any niche section of the market isn’t…

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SuperMicro C7H170-M (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction SuperMicro might not be the most recognizable name among enthusiasts with the likes of MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte and other household brands being the logical choice for consumers. However, their pedigree is unparalleled when it comes to…

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MSI Z170 Motherboards Receive BIOS Update to Support Non-K Overclocking

Intel’s business strategy for some time has been to only offer an unlocked multiplier on higher end CPUs. While this makes the overclocking process extremely simple, it encourages the enthusiast user to spend more money to…

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Asus Maximus VIII Extreme Overclocking Review

Introduction The Maximus VIII Extreme is the new top of the line socket 1151 board from Asus that just begs to be paired with a 6600K or 6700K for some overclocking goodness. The board was built for…

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Dinos22 Achieves Impressive New X99 OC World Record

Extreme overclocking is something that is reserved for just a few, but those who can and do this are highly passioned and most certainly very good at what they do. Records are being set and records…

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G.Skill TridentZ 3200MHz DDR4 16GB Memory Kit Review

Introduction G.Skill is one of the most respected memory vendors in the technology industry and synonymous for selecting premium ICs to set world records. For example, back in August, Chi-Kui Lam overclocked G.Skill’s Ripjaws 4 memory made…

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

ASUS got a lot of praise for their latest Skylake-based Hero motherboard and now there is an even better version of it called the Maximus VIII Hero Alpha. The new motherboard brings improved storage and network options…

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Latest Sapphire TriXX Unlocks AMD Fury Voltage Control!

The AMD Fury cards have certainly been an interesting chapter for AMD this year, offering some unique innovations that are certain to change the future of the graphics cards market. What’s been holding these cards back,…

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MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro Gaming Laptop Review

Introduction MSI is an established player in the gaming laptop scene and produces a huge range of products to suit various usage scenarios. Whether you’re prioritizing portability or simply require raw horsepower, MSI has a laptop…

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der8auer Delid Die Mate Coming Soon to Caseking

Today der8auer unveiled his newest device for overclocking, the Delid Die Guard. The device makes removing the lids of CPUs so easy that even my mother could do it. The preferred method of the past has been the…

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Gigabyte GA-X99-SOC Champion Sub-Zero Overclocking Review

Introduction The GA-X99-SOC Champion is Gigabyte’s overclocking-centric motherboard for the X99 chipset and is the choice of many professional overclockers and benchmarkers around the world. The board has an OC Socket much like the one that…

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MSI Z170 XPOWER is Now in Stock From Major UK Retailers

MSI’s traditional colour scheme for the overclocking range has been yellow and black for some time. However, the company’s research shows that very few people opted for this theme and resulted in lower than expected sales.…