September 1, 2014
This motherboard has the imposing looks and extensive list of features that MSI incorporates into all its GAMING series boards. It boasts superb sound, managed networking, and support for SLI and CrossFire for an all-around awesome gaming experience.
In Win cases routinely deliver a creative appearance, which is something we appreciate, and the GRone doesn’t disappoint. It also happens to be a great case to build in, thanks to a spacious, well-thought-out interior. The GRone was a good choice for the
Our last CPU System Workshop creation, Lucky 13, was the first to have a custom loop. Now, we’re fully impressed with a lot of today’s closed-loop CPU coolers but, put simply, we had so much fun installing EK Water Blocks’ hardware that we had to do it ag
The changes Intel made to its Haswell K line are a perfect example of the good things power users get if we ask nicely. The Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K, AKA Devil's Canyon, offer improved thermal interface material, additional capacitors, and even new
We asked Liu what kind of real-world benefits you can expect from DDR4, and he said, “DDR4 outperforms DDR3 with improved performance and lower power consumption. The operating voltage has decreased from 1.5V to 1.2V, which is a 20% reduction of power, an
The Colada Saint is a heavy-duty keyboard that has tons of great features and macro capabilities for gamers.
We mentioned portability a moment ago: The D-Frame Mini is a great LAN party case, and not just because it will catch a lot of eyes. Thanks to its aluminum construction, it only weighs about 11.5 pounds, so it will be easy to tote around, even loaded with
In short, Deepcool’s smart use of the Steam Castle’s interior space gives you a considerable amount of freedom in choosing high-performance components, which means you can build a system whose performance is as impressive as its looks.
And despite the obvious quality of the fans, they’re some of the more affordable aftermarket case fans you’ll find. Regardless of the ones you choose, as long as they’re LEPA’s BOL.QUIET fans, you can’t go wrong.
Ask any modder worth his salt what keeps good mods from being great, and he’ll tell you: It’s the details. The paint job could be exquisite. The wiring could be immaculate. But using memory modules with red heat spreaders that don’t match anything else in
There are just a handful of components that have a tangible and consistent impact on your gaming enjoyment, and the keyboard and mouse are two of the most important ones. GX Gaming wanted to make sure that whomever takes home the Puget Sound Monster not o
As soon as we pried off the side panel of the In Win GRone and took a look inside, we knew this was going to be a great build to finish out 2014. Most of the time, our components give us nice little surprises, and the Puget Sound Monster’s parts were no e
Owen says he has an idea for next year’s build, but says he may have to take a year off due to a big move coming up. That noise you just heard was a collective sigh of relief from scratch builders within travel distance of Dallas.
This month, you’ll find info on the latest beta drivers for NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards in the Driver Bay section. Software Updates provides patches for benchmark and system testing utilities, including Prime 95, AIDA64, and BurnInTest. Designers will a