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Gigabyte Confirm Support for Windows 10

With the launch of yet another Windows OS, motherboard manufacturers the world over are testing the archives of motherboards to ensure compatibility with it. Gigabyte is the latest motherboard manufacturer to certify that a large range…

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iBuyPower Noctis Intel Z97 Review

Introduction Once again, it is review time at eTeknix HQ and iBuyPower gives us the chance to test their Noctis Intel Z97. The case is a brand new iBuyPower version of the equally new NZXT Noctus 450. Inside we…

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Gigabyte Updates With Support for Upcoming 5th Gen Intel Core Processors

One of the real pains in building computers comes at the times where you need to upgrade several components in order to keep everything compatible to the one new component that you actually had the intention…

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MSI to Introduce a M.2 to Turbo Mini-SAS Connector Add-in Card

News has just come down from MSI HQ that they are going to make available mini-SATA add-in cards for M.2 slots. The reasoning behind this is for current and new users of MSI motherboards can fully…

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Colorful IGame’s next Motherboard Could Feature Armor Style Cover

There is still some doubt whether the motherboard that has been shown from Colorful IGame actually is a new product about to be launched or just concept art, but I like what I see. It looks…

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Asrock Z97E-ITX/ac (LGA-1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Intel’s Z97 platform is a perfect basis for a mini-ITX system build as it features enough performance to please even the most demanding user while still being power efficient enough to be tamed…

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Chillblast Fusion Barbarian Gaming PC Review

Introduction Today we are looking at the aggressively named “Chillblast Fusion Barbarian Devil’s Canyon Gaming PC”, featuring a Corsair SPEC-03 chassis on the outside, with a high-end i5 4690k, Nvidia GTX 970,  16GB of DDR3 on the…

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MSI’s Z97i Gaming ACK is Now Available

Sometimes small is enough, and MSI shows us how that is done. The new Z97i GAMING ACK should be available now according to the latest Facebook post and it packs all the wonderful features of it’s…

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Chaintech Announces Colorful iGame Z97 Motherboard

Chaintech was brought back to life as a motherboard brand with the help and partnership of Colorful after a couple of years away from that market. This cooperation has resulted in a new motherboard that doesn’t really…

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BioStar Motherboard Competition Winners!

It’s competition winner time! This week we’ll be picking three lucky winners for our BioStar motherboard competition! We’ve got three awesome prizes to giveaway; the Hi-Fi Z97Z7, Hi-Fi Z97WE and the Hi-Fi B85N 3D. We’ll pick three…

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MSI Z97 Gaming 9 ACK and X99S Gaming 9 ACK Now Available

MSI has just released their latest motherboards; the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 ACK and the MSI X99S Gaming 9. ACK brings support for wireless solutions, powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro. ACK delivers 3.5x lower latency and 2.9x times…

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ASUS Announces Z97-Pro Gamer Motherboard

The ASUS subsidiary Republic of Gamers (ROG) has presented their latest motherboard, an entry line budget board for gamers. The new Asus Z97 Pro Gamer is basically a standard ASUS motherboard with a touch of ROG…

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Gigabyte Z97N-Gaming 5 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Intel’s Z97 platform is a perfect basis for a mini-ITX system build as it features enough performance to please even the most demanding user while still being power efficient enough to be tamed…

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Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Intel’s Z97 platform feels like it has been here forever; since its official launch in early May 2014 we’ve ploughed through a sizeable 13 Z97 motherboard reviews here at eTeknix. Yet in the grand-scheme of things…

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CyberPower PC FANG Battlebox-I 970 System Review

Introduction The exponential growth of the Insomnia gaming festival over the past few years is proof, if any was needed, that PC gaming has never been stronger. With LAN events like Insomnia becoming more popular so too…

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Supermicro Silently Launches mATX Z97 Motherboard

Supermicro has been building consumer-motherboards aimed at overclockers and gamers for a while now. To further increased their portfolio in this area they’ve silently launched the C7Z97-M and C7Z97-MF motherboards. This is the first time Supermicro is…

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MSI Z97S SLI PLUS (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Something that becomes apparently obvious with the motherboards I review on a regular basis is that most of them have too many features for the average user. That’s too many in the sense…

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MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition Finally Available

It’s been a while since we were first teased by MSI with their amazing looking Z79S SLI Krait Edition motherboard. Some might have forgotten about it in all of the recent news and reviews surround the…

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Syber Vapor Extreme Gaming PC Console Released

CyberpowerPC has unleashed their newest Syber Vapor PC Gaming Console. They’ve released the X-venom and the Syber Vapor Extreme was born; an extremely powerful gaming PC in the form factor of a game console. The Vapor…

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G.Skill Ares 8GB 2400MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit Review

Introduction   Choosing the right memory kit for your system is a fairly mundane task, for most people it is just about getting the right amount of memory and at a good price. While price and…

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MSI Tease with New Black’n’White Motherboard

MSI has teased us with yet another photo of a new motherboard. This time it’s the MSI z97 SLI Krait Edition. The new board is born purely for the customers as MSI has listened to their…

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Biostar Ready to Launch Hi-Fi Z97Z7 Motherboard

BIOSTAR has announced that they’re getting ready to launch the newest member of their Hi-Fi motherboard series, the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97Z7. With a name that already has Hi-Fi in it, we expect it to be have some solid…

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ASUS Maximus VII Impact Gets Five Daughterboards

To be able to cram all the things onto this mITX mainboard that ASUS wanted, they had to become masters of daughterboards first. They did this by adding not one, not two, but five of them…

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PC Specialist Vanquish 270X System Review

Introduction Intel’s Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU release has been very exciting for the PC market, the main reason is that you can now get high-end desktop performance for the price of an entry level system.…

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Flagship Colorful iGame Z97 Ymir-X Motherboard Revealed

Colourful have just officially launched their flagship socket LGA1150 motherboard. The iGame Z97, also known as the “Flame Warrior” motherboard is the product of their partnership with Chaintech. The motherboard made its first appearance at Computex earlier…

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MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging When it comes to premium motherboards bursting at the seams with features MSI’s MPower and XPower motherboards are certainly well recognised. Although tailored specifically for overclocking, and themed to join the ranks…

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VII Formula Series Revealed

The new ASUS RoG Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch_Dogs motherboard series has been revealed. Featuring the new Intel Z97 chipset the boards are based around the latest 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors.…