Thursday, December 31, 2015

ASUS Present The Standard By Which All Other Motherboards Are Measured - The ROG Maximus Series

"For quite some time, ASUS' Republic of Gamers motherboards have been the standard for which all others have been measured. Not only becasue of the branding and traditional red and black theming, but because the ROG brand is continually evolving to meet the needs of the target market.

At one point the ROG boards were limited to a single board in ASUS' product stack. But now you get a whole silo full of boards that meet the needs at each price point and form factor. Be it as support for Intel or AMD in both the extreme and mid-ranged segment, ASUS has the gamer covered...

There is no mistaking an ROG product on the shelf. The blood red color is unique to the ROG brand. The front side of the packaging is a bit minimalistic, with the Republic of Gamers logo at the top left and the motherboard name right across the mid section of the box"

ccokeman - OverclockersClub (full article). Learn more about the ASUS Maximus Motherboard lineup.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


"Performance wise this particular card is on the level we expected it to be. Since the R9 390X is basically a rebrand of the 290X with 4 GB of additional memory, it's able to score a few more frames especially running UHD. Most games, when they're being run at UHD, require more than 4GB of VRAM and that is actually where the 390X with 8GB scores."

Marc Buchel - OCAholic.

ASUS STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING graphics card review by OCAholic - Introduction & Conclusion.

Vortez Review SilverStones Raven X RVX01 Chassis

"Adopting the renowned 90-degree motherboard tray rotation, RVX01 not only offers up a quirky internal layout but when combined with the trio of Air Penetrator cooling fans, the cooling performance is exceptional. The positive pressure design to which SilverStone has enforced for many years has proven time and again how reliable and efficient this methodology is."

David Mitchelson - Vortez.

SilverStone Raven X RVX01 review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

Headin2001 From OCAU Forums Reviewed ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO Motherboard

"Asus and the Republic of Gamers have come up with another fantastic board for the enthusiast. The software included is plentiful and covers everything you could possibly need to use your motherboard the way it’s designed. From the included AiSuite for in OS overclocking and fan controls, to the LED Control Centre for adding that personal touch, it’s all there. The looks carry on the now long traditional red and black theme with shades of grey. The VRM setup is top notch, and the heatsink cooling it does a fantastic job. Matt black finish to the PCB itself allows everything to tie in together nicely. The board layout is well thought out to remove the chance of any unnecessary conflicts between cables and GPU’s or other add-in cards."

headin2001 - OCAU forum member.

ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO review on OCAU forums - Full review.

OCAholic Report ASUS MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME Motherboard Is An Ideal Platform

"the ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme is a true high-end motherboard. If you're planning on overclocking your Skylake CPU, no matter whether it's extreme overclocking or aircooled OC, this is an ideal platform. Apart from that this board is also a great choice for powerful gaming system as well as workstations, which pack a good punch. We appreciate that many different storage devices can be attached no matter if they feature an M.2, SATA, SATA Express or even U.2 connector."

Marc Buchel - OCAholic.

ASUS MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME motherboard review by OCAholic - Introduction & Conclusion.

On Top Of Your Short List - Where ASUS Z170 Deluxe Belongs Writes HardwareCanucks!

"this board offers a laundry list of forward-looking features for user who have an eye towards future expansion without the need for pricy add-in cards. Is it expensive? Hell yes. Does it offer value for the money? You bet."

AkG - HardwareCanucks.

ASUS Z170 Deluxe review by HardwareCanucks - Introduction & Conclusion.

ASUS X99 Sabertooth Motherboard On OCAholic

"the ASUS X99 Sabertooth is a well-built motherobard that comes with a plethora of features. Like with all Sabertooth motherboards the X99 model also received the TUF armor, which consists of a front cover and a reinforcement plate on the back. Other than that there is a very decent power design next to other high quality components."

Marc Buchel - OCAholic.

ASUS SABERTOOTH X99 review by OCAholic - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NikkTech Impressed With G.Skill MX780 Mouse

"The Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor is very fast, accurate and reliable as it has been numerous times in the past but it's thanks to the nicely designed body (it may look strange but it's actually very comfortable) and the adjustable weight and height that allow the MX780 to stand out from most gaming mice in the market."


G.Skill RIPJAWS MX780 mouse review by NikkTech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, December 4, 2015

PC Perspective Review Asus Maximus VIII Gene Motherboard

"The Maximus VIII Gene motherboard lives up to its ROG namesake with impressive stock and overclocked performance. All of its integrated peripherals and subsystems also exhibit top-notch performance, further reinforcing the board's stellar build quality."

Morry Teitelman - PC Perspective.

ASUS MAXIMUS VIII GENE motherboard reviewed by PC Perspective - Introduction & Conclusion.

Silverstone RVZ02B-W -No Problem- Writes Jase From Benchmark Reviews

"Performance wise, given the inherent qualities and limitations in cooling capacities that come with small form factor cases, this case would perform well. With it’s large vents, and graphics card segregation, it should have no problem handling a decent gaming system."

Jason Vaught - Benchmark Reviews.

Silverstone RVZ02B-W SFF chassis on Benchmark Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Cease Fire! Its Christmas.... Says Microsoft?

Treve de Noel 2015?

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Chassis Will Last A Lifetime Reports eTeknix

"Thermaltake have really gone all out when it comes to build quality on this chassis. The side panels alone are insanely thick and heavy, so much so that it seems almost pointless having the noise dampening material installed, but it certainly couldn’t hurt. If you’re the kind of person who kicks your PC in a fit of rage while gaming, it’ll take its beating without sustaining damage, but I can’t say the same for the bones in your foot."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix.

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 chassis review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme On Legit Reviews

"The ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme is one of the most feature packed Z170 motherboards I have seen. With massive support for virtually every modern storage type, a top notch design, overclocking features that range from basic to expert level and ASUS legendary quality. You will be hard pressed to find a better motherboard"

Steven Kean - Legit Reviews.

ASUS MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME motherboard review by Legit Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Something You Hand Down To Your Children - Silverstone EBA01 Wows Benchmark Reviews

"Solid aluminum, and when I say solid, I mean solid. This headphone stand weighs over 3 pounds by itself. I don’t see any set of headphones outlasting this stand. With it’s 2cm base and it’s shear mass, this stand will be something you hand down to your children one day. Given how weighted the base is, no headphones will be able to topple it over"

Jason Vaught - Benchmark Reviews.

SilverStone EBA01 headphone stand examined by Benchmark Reviews - Full review.

OCAholic Check Out ASUS Maximus VIII Impact Motherboard

"The Maximus VIII Impact is a very fast motherboard, which comes with a great feature mix. There are numerous overclocking settings and tools and apart from that there is the usual high quality audio hardware, which makes this a state-of-the-art motherboard for mini-ITX-gaming."

Marc Buchel - OCAholic.

ASUS MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT motherboard review by OCAholic - Introduction & Conclusion.