Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H

Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H @ TechGage

“Gigabyte’s new GA-MA69GM-S2H board has HTPC written all over it, with no fewer than six possible video output types, optical Toslink output, and AMD’s 690G chipset with Radeon X1250 IGP. In our review, we find more than a few reasons to recommend it to anyone who’s considering a new HTPC.”

ASUS P5E3-Deluxe WiFi

ASUS P5E3-Deluxe WiFi @ PC Per

“The Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard is a great X38 solution that utilizes DDR3 memory and has three PCI Express x16 slots, two of them PCI Express 2.0, to give you one of the fastest and most future-proof platforms on the market. By throwing in features like ExpressGate and integrated wireless connectivity, nearly all enthusiasts will find something (or things!) to love here.”

ASUS Maximus Formula Special Edition

ASUS Maximus Formula Special Edition @ Techgage

“We took a look at the Blitz Formula and Extreme boards from ASUS just over two months ago, and now we have the X38 version of those boards on the bench today. In addition to featuring a Northbridge waterblock, it also has “extreme” overclocking ability and a great bundle.”

Intel X38 & Foxconn X38A

Intel X38 & Foxconn X38A @ Hexus

“Can Intel’s X38 chipset offer enough to tempt users away from highly-popular motherboards based on the P35 and nForce 680i SLi chipsets? We’re taking a look at an early sample of Foxconn’s X38A motherboard to try to find out.”

ASUS Blitz Formula

ASUS Blitz Formula @ TweakTown

“So far we have seen a lot of P35 boards come out, some good, some bad and some that fit the extreme users bill. ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI and ABIT have been the biggest players so far, but none have done what ASUS has managed to do here. Today we are reviewing the ASUS Blitz Formula P35 motherboard which gives a whole new setup for Crossfire users. How does it fair compared to our GIGABYTE P35-DQ6? Let’s have a look.”

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi @ Neoseeker

“Add to the mix the extensive PCIe 2.0 support, great SATAII transfer rates, and more I/O than you can shake a stick at – and it becomes an obvious choice for gamers and overclockers looking for a good high-end X38 DDR3 board. Really, the only ‘flies in the ointment’ for the P5E3 Deluxe WiFi are the poor IDE performance, and the expense of high-end DDR3 memory modules; neither of which will stop devoted enthusiasts with money from plunking down cold hard cash for the great performance offered by this board.”

ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP

ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP @ ViperLair

“If you was to ask any PC hardware enthusiast who some of their favourite manufacturers are, I’d lay down money that one name that would keep popping up would be Asus. They do try to cater to everyone and for everything with their motherboards and other products. The motherboard I’m looking at here, the manual for it has 6 pages at the front describing the special features, both expected and extra.”

Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2H

Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2H @ Bjorn3D

“Among enthusiasts this has become a four letter word never to be uttered in their presence. It has come to mean lacking, underpowered and weak. But there is another side to integrated. Efficient, flexible, and simple. If you are looking to put together a home theatre PC (HTPC) then finding the right motherboard with integrated components is crucial.”


ECS G31T-M @ TweakTown

“Our first G31 candidate is the ECS G31T-M motherboard. ECS has always produced the best low-end boards you will ever see, as they tend to add in features whilst keeping their prices down. Their boards usually have some overclocking potential as well, so let’s see just how well the G31T-M behaves today.”

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6580

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6580 @ TBreak

“Today we take a look at Intel’s mighty QX6850 CPU- their current top of the line CPU. Before the release of this CPU, Intel gave you a choice of either buying a faster dual core CPU or a slightly slower quad core CPU but with the QX6850, Intel throws all of its muscle behind it allowing you to get their fastest Core2 CPU with four cores.”