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Monday03 October 2022

Enthusiast Gear
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Enthusiast Gear (107)

Gear reviews for the Enthusiast and Gamer

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Enthusiast Motherboards (45)

High-end motherboards for gaming and overclocking

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Enthusiast CPUs (3)

Yup you guessed it, this is for high-end CPUs

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Enthusiast GPUs (2)

Top of the line gpahics cards for gaming and overclocking

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Enthusiast Audio (10)

Sound cards, Speakers and other items for high-end sound

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Enthusiast Memory (0)

RAM for overclocking and low latency

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Gigabyte's X79-UD5 drops in for a video shoot Featured

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Intel is in full swing with the X79 and their Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. We have watched as they have broken and re-broken records for performance and in some cases overclocking. Behind all of this we have the X79 chipset with…
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Asus’ Maximus series has always been a great line for the user than demands top notch performance. We have tested them going all the way back to the original Maximus and each one has brought new performance features to the…
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In the world of boutique computer builders Maingear is a name that really does stand out.  Their Shift line of custom-built, high-performance systems are some of the best you can get on the market. The reason for this is that…

Asus' P9X79 Deluxe stops by for a Photo Shoot Featured

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As 2011 comes to a close the big name in desktop CPUs is Intel. AMD’s Bulldozer failed to impress the market and while it is not a terrible product it does not have what it takes to grab the CPU…
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So the X79 is out along with the fastest CPU family on the planet (consumer CPU that is). This means that all of the P67, H67, H61 and Z68 boards are history right? Well you would be wrong. There are…

The Gigabyte G1.Assassin2 gets its shot at the Lab Featured

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We have now had the G1.Assassin2 up on the test bench for a little over a week now and are ready to talk about our experience with it. The G1.Assassin2 is Gigabyte’s current top of the line x79 motherboard and…

Gigabyte G1.Assassin2 Design and Feature Review Featured

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Intel is enjoying some of the most successful quarters of their life. They have launched what is arguably the fastest desktop CPU that you can buy and have coupled it with a chipset that is clearly set to perform. We…
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As the devices we carry around with us get smaller and smaller there is going to be an increasing want (or need) for larger and faster portable storage devices. We have watched over the last few years as the storage…
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Normally when a new chipset hits the market we like to try and get a motherboard from one of the major companies for use in our reviews and initial testing. This goes for any new CPU regardless of if it…

Intel's Core i7 3960X Drops By Just to Show Off Featured

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Intel has been enjoying a rather successful few years. After the launch of their first generation Core processors Intel managed to slide neatly by AMD who had been running rings around the Pentium 4 CPU. Things did not stop there…
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ThermalTake has launched some bold designs (and some rather gaudy ones too). Some of these have been successful while others have received ridicule from the online community and gamers (even coining the phrase “Friends don’t let Friends use ThermalTake” at…

The CM Storm Sirus Gaming Headset Brings Life to Our Gaming Featured

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For those of you that have not guessed it yet, I am something of an Audiophile (ok snob). When it comes to the audio on my TV, PC, Car Stereo, etc. it needs to be very good quality. This is…

Asus' Rampage III Black Edition in the Lab Featured

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Quite a while ago we talked to you about the virtues of the Asus Rampage III Black. This board can best be described as The Flagship of the Flagship Rampage III line. It has everything, wireless, Bluetooth, Overclocking, Tri-SLI and…
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One of the nice things about the latest generation of the 802.11 wireless specification (802.11n) is that there is a lot of headroom available in it before there is a need to move to a new generation. When 802.11n first…

Gigabyte's 990FXA-UD5 performs for us in the Lab Featured

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We have taken our walk around of the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 and found we like the design and many of the features packed into the system. In the second half of our test we will be diving into what you can…

MSI Z68A-GD80 B3 Performance Review Featured

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Ok, we have taken a look at the MSI Z68A-GD80 B3 and its design, and features. We uncovered a few things that gave us some concern. Will the board be able to handle being loaded up with cards or other…

Gigabyte's 990FXA-UD5 stops by for a photo shoot Featured

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AMD is a company that not too long ago was on top. They had done something that no one thought possible; they were able to outperform Intel clock for clock.  But they had a problem; they had a winning CPU…

Asus Crosshair IV Extreme Performance Review Featured

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Asus has a flare for design and for choosing the right parts to go on their products. Over the years of working with them I have often had them tell me “wait for our design” instead of tinkering with the…
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When you hear the term Crosshair several things come to mind. The first is probably the two lines that intersect inside the optics on a targeting scope (which were originally real hairs). The next could be the options in most…

MSI Big Bang Marshal Performance Review Featured

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So we have taken a look into how well the MSI Big Bang marshal was put together and now we are ready to put this board through its paces. We will be taking a look at this product from as…

MSI's Big Bang Marshal shows off for us Part I Featured

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The term Big Bang is used by many scientists to describe the moment of creation. They say that before this event the universe was a chaotic mass of gasses and unformed matter. The gravity and heat combined to compress this…

Thermaltake V9 BlackX Edition in for a spin Featured

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When people think about cases many different things come to mind. To some the best case is a simple black box (or beige) that they put their components into and that is that. Others want more style to the box…

MSI's Z68A-GD80 Design and Feature Preview Featured

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At the request of some of our readers we are going to start splitting up the way we do our reviews. However, instead of the normal “unboxings” that we find out on the Internet we are going to break up…
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The launch of the 450Mbps segment of the 802.11n specification was sort of backwards. We saw some of the first routers last year in the September – October time frame. Then at CES we got our first glimpse of one…
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Overclocking is a big deal these days. I can remember when it was just a bunch of crazed guys with too much money and free time on their hands. We used to do things like solder new resistors onto CPUs…

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