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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: 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: 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: ASRock Fatal1ty H170 Performance Motherboard by James

Date: September 30, 2015
ASRock Fatal1ty H170 Performance Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

The most important aspect of this review is that in the real world of Gaming choosing a H170 based board such as the ASRock Fatal1ty H170 Performance over a Z170 based board, makes very little difference to your FPS in Game! The question is; has the money you’ve saved really been worth it!?

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REVIEW: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 GAMING K4 Motherboard by James

Date: September 8, 2015
ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 GAMING K4 Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

At first I was somewhat thrown by the ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 GAMING K4 due to its odd size (smaller than ATX) and its somewhat compromised layout. But once installed the board proved its Fatal1ty heritage, as this is a damn good Gaming board with great performance to match, and the price is good too!

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REVIEW: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 Motherboard by James

Date: September 5, 2015
MSI Z170A GAMING M5 Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

The MSI Z170A GAMING M5 is the third iteration of MSI’s mid-range Gaming board that we have seen and now in Z170 form it looks better than ever! If you’re in the market for a new Z170 based Gaming board then this latest version is still a solid choice.

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REVIEW: ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Motherboard by James

Date: July 20, 2015
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

The ASRock X99E-ITX/ac motherboard is a difficult product to describe, basically because there’s nothing else quite like it! That in itself makes it special, but what makes it even more special is that not only is it unique, it’s simply a damn good motherboard in its own right also! And that, makes it extra special…

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REVIEW: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M KILLER Motherboard by Mike

Date: October 16, 2014
ASRock Fatal1ty X99M KILLER Motherboard Review Reviewers thoughts

The ASRock Fatality X99M KILLER Motherboard itself is exceptionally well made and with its sapphire black PCB and metallic red heatsinks, one of the best looking motherboards on the market.

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