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As you can see, we’re currently in the process of moving the legacy site content over to the new platform. We’ll be focusing on getting the motherboard review database filled back up first, then moving on to the other areas. You may notice some items popping up or changing over the coming days/weeks as this effort is under way.

*Update* — As of 9/28, we’re back up to ~1,235 reviews loaded back into the database. Simply select the chipset or OEM from the menus above, or use the search tool. More to come!

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Windows Central’s Best Motherboards for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

While NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 GPU works just fine with PCIe 3.0 slots, it’s best to grab a motherboard with a PCIe 4.0 slot to make the most of its graphical prowess. We’ve rounded up the best motherboards with PCIe 4.0 slots for both AMD and Intel processors.

Read more @ Windows Central

9/29/20 News: be quiet! 1500W PSU, Fractal Design WC & More

The Dark Power series of PSU are their enthusiast’s grade high-performance models with normally very high wattage and amperage ratings. These units have some features specific to XOC or extreme enthusiasts, which help it be more flexible and apt for the usage.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W Titanium @ TweakTown


One of the things that I didn’t really expect when testing both the Celsius+ Prisma S24 and S28 models by Fractal Design was the significantly lesser noise levels compared to the S36 (roughly 8.5dBA less for the S24 and 7.5dBA less for the S28) which are also what makes them far more ideal for people who do care about this. Cooling efficiency on the other hand was much closer than expected with the S28 probably delivering the best price/performance ratio of the three (of course the lack of protective plates for the fins still has me puzzled).

Fractal Design Celsius+ S24 & S28 Prisma Pre-Filled CPU Water Cooling Systems @ NikKTech


First introduced at CES 2019, Corsair’s Capellix LEDs have found their way into a few products since then, most notably their Dominator Platinum RGB memory kits. Now we have our hands on the latest Corsair product to feature these RGB LEDs, the iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler.

Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX @ ThinkComputers


The P550B is part of the P series power supplies that are a new line of power supplies offered by Gigabyte to meet the demands of the user that doesn’t require extreme amounts of wattage. The P series line offers a 450, 550 and a 650 watt. 

GIGABYTE P550B 550W PSU @ FunkyKit


In the spotlight today is the ASUS TUF RTX 3080 OC, a graphics card featuring the very latest GA-102 ampere GPU. The team at ASUS has applied a factory OC , nudging up the frequency of the GPU Boost Clock by 100MHz. This TUF model also arrives with the renowned Max Contact thermal solution and a triple helping of axial-tech cooling fans.

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3080 OC @ Vortez

Budget Micro ATX B550 Mobo Roundup

Specifically, we’ll be looking at the ASRock B550M-HDV ($80.99), Gigabyte’s B550M DS3H ($94.99), the MSI B550M Pro-VDH Wi-Fi ($109.99), and our costliest contender, the Asus Prime B550M K ($120.99). Compared to what we’ve looked at in the past on B550, these boards skip many of the accouterments we’re used to seeing, like RGB lighting, shrouds and heatsinks on some items, and premium power delivery. 

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware

AnandTech’s Best Intel Motherboards: September ’20

As we move into the final period of Q3 2020, there is a wide variety of Intel-based motherboards on the market, spearheaded by LGA1200 models for the current 10th generation Comet Lake processors. The latest LGA1200 socket has the usual variety of Intel chipsets, such as premium Z490 models with official support for the overclocking, down to the more mainstream chipsets such as H460 and B460.

Read more @ AnandTech

BIOSTAR A520MH V6.1 & B550MH V6.1 Motherboards Announced

BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today proudly announces the all new A520MH V6.1 and the B550MH V6.1 motherboards.

Designed to run the latest AMD Ryzen processor range, the new A520MH V6.1 and the B550MH V6.1 motherboards from BIOSTAR are two of the latest mainboard reboots focused on providing sleek performance based user experience, carrying some of the latest technology mixed with BIOSTAR’s renowned product durability.

Coming in an all new black PCB with tattoo design, both motherboards are styled to suit any pc build with their Micro-ATX form factor, these two motherboards are highly suitable for many user applications such as business use or casual content consumption.

Read more @ BIOSTAR

Today’s News: Sabrent Rocket Q4 NVMe 2TB SSD & More

Continuing along, the Rocket Q4 chewed through AS SSD like it was no big deal, and when unleashed on ATTO, the Rocket Q4 served up truly elite performances. Next and probably the most impressive for a QLC SSD, the Rocket Q4 delivered over 800 MB/s when writing 100GB of data. Rounding things out, the Rocket Q4 served up excellent user experience, as demonstrated by our PCMark 1o Quick System Disk test.

Read more @ TweakTown

Additional Reviews for 9/28:

Lexar SL200 Portable Solid State Drive @ ThinkComputers
HP S750 SSD 1TB @ Guru3D
Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 1TB SSD @ [M]adShrimps
Crucial P5 1TB & 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD  @ NikKTech
TerraMaster F2-422 10GbE Cloud Storage NAS Server @ NikKTech
Thermalright TA140 CPU Cooler  @ TweakTown
Corsair CX750F RGB @ Guru3D

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 – Launch Day Reviews

Last week NVIDIA officially launched their RTX 30 series starting with the GeForce RTX 3080. It provided great performance at a great price and really made gaming at 4K enjoyable. Now a week later we have the GeForce RTX 3090. The naming of the card might make you think it sits higher in the product stack (and it does), but it really sits in a category all its own.

ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity @ Think Computers
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ TweakTown
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING X TRIO 24G @ TweakTown
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Hot Hardware
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Tom’s Hardware
ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 STRIX OC @ TechPowerUp
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio 24G @ TechPowerUp
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 Eagle OC @ TechPowerUp
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity @ TechPowerUp
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Tech Radar
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ PC World
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ Eurogamer
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ PC Gamer
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition @ PC Mag
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X TRIO 24G @ Guru3D
Palit GeForce RTX 3090 GamingPRO OC @ Guru3D