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GIGABYTE Launches 5 New Greenlow-Based HEDT Motherboards

GIGABYTE launched a complete new series of High-End Desktop (HEDT) motherboards with the new X170 and X150 series motherboards that are based on Intel’s C236 and C232 chipsets and with support for Intel’s Xeon E3-1200 v5…

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Scan Computers Unveils Awesome Skylake Bundle!

Many enthusiasts on older CPUs like the i7-2600K patiently waited for Skylake’s launch to upgrade their hardware. Unfortunately, Intel’s latest platform experienced supply problems in certain territories which led to eye watering prices on the flagship i7-6700K.…

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MSI Releases Fix For Skylake Bug Causing Instability

Intel’s Skylake architecture has received a barrage of negative publicity after reports suggested the CPUs could bend under the weight of high pressure coolers and now, a bug was discovered during intensive workloads which causes the…

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Bug Causes Intel Skylake PCs to Freeze During Hyperthreading

Intel has confirmed that its Skylake processors can freeze during complex workloads. The bug, that “can freeze any system that has a Skylake processor,” was discovered by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), which uses…

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Intel’s 10 Core i7-6950X Cost may be Astronomical

Following right on the heels of the first consumer octa-core i7-5960X CPU, 2016 is the year that we may finally see a deca-core CPU from Intel. Called the i7-6950X, the new chip will be the flagship…

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BIOSTAR Introduces Racing Series Motherboards

We’ve mostly seen BIOSTAR motherboards in the HiFi series lately with their characteristic piano styled heatsinks, but BIOSTAR’s next generation of motherboards come with a new theme: Racing. The first motherboards in the new BIOSTAR Racing series…

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BIOSTAR GAMING H170T (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction BIOSTAR’s retail presence in the western market is rather small as stockists focus on the more recognizable vendors among consumers. Despite this, BIOSTAR is one of the leading Taiwanese global brands and produces a huge range…

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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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Vibox Defcon 3 Red Gaming PC Review

Introduction Selecting any pre-configured PC can be a daunting experience especially if the end-user feels overwhelmed by the huge array of options. Thankfully, Vibox is one of the leading system builders in the industry and adopts…

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MSI Develops CPU GUARD 1151 to Protect Your Skylake CPU

Intel’s Skylake CPU brought a lot of joys to users since it was released, but it also brought along some trouble. We first found out about the inferior TIM used which made people delid their CPUs…

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Intel Prepping Skull Canyon Enthusiast NUC

With the increasing relevance of mobile and smaller form factors, Intel has been focusing a lot of their attention on this segment. According to leaked internal documentation, Intel is readying a new enthusiast-oriented NUC or Next…

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ZOTAC Announces ZBOX MI551 Skylake-Powered Mini PC

Zotac is pretty much the inventor of mini PCs as we know them and the ZBOX style is probably their most known series. The newest member of the ZBOX family is Skylake based and called the…

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CRYORIG Releases Official Statement Regarding Skylake PCB Concerns

Intel’s Skylake architecture is built on the 14nm manufacturing process and utilizes a thinner structure compared to previous generations which can make the chip flex under high pressure air coolers. When we originally covered this story,…

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Gigabyte H170-HD3 (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s Z170 platform is designed for enthusiasts utilizing incredibly fast DDR4 memory and large frequency boosts on K-series CPUs. In contrast to this, the H170 chipset caters more towards the budget-conscience consumer running a CPU…

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Report Suggests High Pressure CPU Coolers Can Damage Skylake Processors

Intel’s latest architecture requires a new LGA 1151 socket and features an enhanced pin count. Additionally, the CPUs are built on a 14nm manufacturing process. Some of you might remember that Skylake retail samples do not…

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Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s latest Skylake architecture is built on the 14nm manufacturing process and designed to replace the previous generation, Haswell Refresh CPUs. However, the Core i7-6700K is currently a poor value proposition throughout Europe and costs upwards of £350.…

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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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BIOSTAR Unveils Hi-Fi H170S3H Motherboard

BIOSTAR is a hardware manufacturer which caters to a wide range of price points and often releases products to perfectly suit the budget-conscience consumer. Today, the company announced their latest motherboard based on Intel’s Skylake architecture.…

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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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FreshTech Solutions Stealth Gaming PC Review

Introduction FreshTech Solutions has a fantastic repertoire of custom PC builds to suit various budgets and specific requirements. In addition to pre-configured machines, the company’s flexible service allows you to customize a gaming PC from scratch and select…

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ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction The capabilities of ITX motherboards have progressed at an exponential rate and easily provides the overclocking prowess, connectivity and stability required without making too many concessions compared to their ATX counterparts. Furthermore, the huge popularity of…

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PNY Unveils Anarchy X DDR4 Memory

Intel’s Skylake architecture and Z170 chipset have made DDR4 an affordable proposition and no longer exclusive to the enthusiast platform. As a result, high bandwidth, DDR4 pricing dropped quite significantly in recent months and legitimately rivaled…

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ASRock Introduces Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 Motherboard

ASRock introduces their newest motherboard as the “highest performance gaming motherboard available” and it surely is packed full of great features. The ASRock-Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 is built with Intel’s latest chipset, the Z170, and…

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Shuttle Announces DH170 Skylake Based 1-Liter Mini-PC

Shuttle is well known for their barebone systems and as all manufacturers, they are busy releasing Skylake based systems to work with Intel’s latest generation of processors. We’ve already met the XPC SH170R6 a few weeks…

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Cyberpower Zeus Mini EVO I-970 Gaming PC Review

Introduction Cyberpower is one of the most recognizable system builders in the industry, renowned for creating a huge array of stylish and unique builds. The company includes a 3-year warranty with every system as standard regardless of…

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BIOSTAR Releases Combo DDR3 & DDR4 Z170 Motherboard

  Skylake has quickly become the go-to platform for builders since its launch, but for some there’s the issue with memory, or rather an issue of the users wanting to upgrade their memory. DDR4 is upon…