Motherboards

REVIEW: Asus TUF Z270 Mark 1 Motherboard by James

Date: January 18, 2017
Asus TUF Z270 Mark 1 Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

There is no doubt in my mind that the Asus TUF Z270 Mark 1 is the best TUF Motherboard that Asus have produced to date. Yes in many ways it is very similar to the Z270E , but for me it is somewhat surprisingly, simply more desirable. Not only is it a super modern Motherboard packed with features it’s also not like any other board I’ve seen. That makes it more than just another Z270 board, that makes it special…

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REVIEW: Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming Motherboard by James

Date: January 11, 2017
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

Asus has put together a great Motherboard in the form of the new Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming. The Z270E features a good layout a whole host of features, like the dual M.2 ports and probably the best RGB illumination yet seen on a Motherboard. But if you’re looking for a Gaming performance upgrade over a Z170 based system, Z270 is not necessarily the best place to start…

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REVIEW: Biostar Racing B150GTN Motherboard by James

Date: January 4, 2017
Biostar Racing B150GTN Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

For under £100 the Biostar Racing B150GTN has proved itself to be a great little Motherboard, especially for Gaming. The simplicity of the board is one of it’s most appealing features, as is the inclusion of a high speed M.2 port with the LED illumination simply being the icing on an already tasty cake.

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REVIEW: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 Motherboard by James

Date: August 30, 2016
Asus Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

All in all there’s a lot to like about the new Asus Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 motherboard. In its latest guise it not only looks good but it’s super stable and it now features ASUS’ Aura RGB lighting too. The only thing that may hold it back is the price…

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REVIEW: MSI Z170A Tomahawk Motherboard by James

Date: March 10, 2016
MSI Z170A Tomahawk Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

The MSI Z170A Tomahawk has caught me a little by surprise, as not only is a good looking motherboard but it’s also got a decent array of features and all of this at budget price. It’s also a competent Overclocker too! What more do you want…

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REVIEW: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 5 Motherboard by James

Date: February 24, 2016
Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 5 Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

The Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 5 is a good Z170 based board with great aesthetics, impressive features and impressive audio. It’s a shame then that it’s let down by some poor design choices, such as the lack lustre UEFI and software as well as some of the worst vDroop I’ve seen on a motherboard, making overclocking more difficult than it should be.

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REVIEW: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard by James

Date: February 13, 2016
MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

As is the norm for MSI the MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is another great Gaming motherboard, that offers great performance at a regular price. But I’m unsure if the carbon aesthetics and the RGB illumination are enough to ensure that this board is at the top of your shopping list…

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REVIEW: MSI Z170M Mortar Motherboard by James

Date: January 19, 2016
MSI Z170M Mortar Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

The out of the box performance of the MSI Z170M Mortar may be a little lacking as is the number of features. But once overclocked this little board is capable of great things and at under £100, you simply cannot go wrong…

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REVIEW: Asus Maximus VIII Ranger Motherboard by James

Date: November 30, 2015
Asus Maximus VIII Ranger Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

There’s a lot to like about the new Asus Maximus VIII Ranger, this Z170 based board seems to have it all; great classy looks, a well laid out PCB, SLI & Crossfire support, terrific Audio and an M.2 Drive. If you’re looking for a real Gamers board, then well, you get the idea…

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REVIEW: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming Motherboard by James

Date: October 30, 2015
MSI Z170A Krait Gaming Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

I must admit I was not expecting to like the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming quite as much as I do, although I’m unsure why! This Z170 based Gaming board pretty much has it all, it’s certainly got the looks and the performance and considering its cost it’s equipped with a good feature set to boot!

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