NZXT N5 Z690 Review

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Of you fancied the look of NZXT’s N7 Z690, but couldn’t quite stretch to its £ asking price, NZXT has another option for you in the form of the N5 Z690. It retails for just £ which still isn’t exactly cheap, but that’s not a horrendous price fora Z690 motherboard. Both boards use DDR4 memory, … Read more

ASUS ROG STRIX X570-I Gaming Review

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While those with deep pockets might be tempted by the Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Impact if their case could squeeze a longer mini-DTX motherboard into its innards, the Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming is your best bet for a premium motherboard that sticks within the 170 x 170mm confines of mini-ITX. Despite its age, you still won’t see much change from £ if … Read more

NZXT N7 Z690 Review

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Z690 ATX MOTHERBOARD While it might be late to the Z690 party, NZXT’s N7 Z690 was an interesting item to land in our lab. It features a PCB cover in black or white, with our white sample just begging to be placed in a clean, white PC case, preferably with other white hardware. It’s also reasonably priced for a … Read more

Msi z690 gaming carbon wifi review

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Si’s MPG Gaming Carbon range of motherboards has proved pretty popular among PC enthusiasts, with EK even teaming up with MSI to water-cool them for the Carbon EK X range of motherboards. As with many Z690 boards, though, while it looks like another solid effort on paper, the DDR5-based MPG Z690 Gaming Carbon WiFi will … Read more

Asus Maximus IX Extreme Review

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We’re usually fond of Asus’ flagship motherboards, but while they’re usually dripping with features to make any enthusiast drool, very few people can afford them. Imagine, then, that both of those factors were multiplied several times over and combined in a wallet-crushing feature-fest of a motherboard. That’s essentially what Asus has done with the Maximus … Read more

Gigabyte AB350M-Gaming 3 Review

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If you dip below when buying an overclockable motherboard, it’s unlikely to be an Intel model, simply because only pricey motherboards based on Intel’s Z270 can take advantage of its K-series unlocked processors. However, AMD’s budget-focused B350 chipset allows you to overclock AMD’s Ryzen CPUs, providing scope to build cheap, overclockable systems. The micro-ATX Gigabyte … Read more

MSI A88X-G45 Gaming Review

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One of the main benefits of an APU system is its potentially small size, so full-sized ATX Socket FM2+ motherboards such as MSI‘s A88X-G45 Gaming often seem like a bit of a contradiction. However, there’s a few reasons to consider this particular board. Firstly, it has some of the best power circuitry cooling of any … Read more