ASUS P5K PRO @ Big Bruin

“When people think of energy efficiency they may have the misconception that it has to equate to a lack of power and excitement. In terms of automobiles, perhaps thinking that all hybrids are like a Prius. But what we have with the P5K PRO is a sporty, high performance model that just happens to have a smart design capable of saving energy.”



“The chipset North Bridge cooler is too tall to be shipped preinstalled, so it comes separately with an additional installation manual, a syringe with the thermal compound and even a special card for even spreading of the compound on the chipset heat-spreader. According to DFI web-site, this cooler was designed y Thermalright that is why its superb efficiency pointed out in our previous articles comes as no surprise to us.”

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 @ OC Club

“Overclocking the X48T-DQ6 was in all respects just the same as the X48-DQ6. The Q9450 I use in my reviews ran up on the same 470FSB limit that it did on the DDR2 version of the board. This limited my memory overclock to only 940MHz at 8-8-8-24 1t. Tweaking the voltages and timings did not allow me to progress any further.”

XFX nForce 630i GeForce 7150

XFX nForce 630i GeForce 7150 @ Hot Hardware

“We’re writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and value of XFX’s nForce 630i GeForce 7150 based motherboard, the cryptically named MG-630I-7159. Thanks to its integrated graphics processor, the MG-630I-7159 sports VGA, DVI, and HDMI outputs, and it’s got some other handy on-board features as well, like an LED POST code error reporter and micro power and reset switches.”

abit I-N73HD

abit I-N73HD @ TweakTown

“AMD and NVIDIA are now pushing towards a more power conscious chipset market with integrated features in order to boost their value. This can only mean good things for end users who not only get a more power friendly based PC (and in todays green market, this is big brownie points), but also features that weren’t previously added.”

ASUS PQ5 Deluxe

ASUS PQ5 Deluxe @ Bjorn3D

“The P5Q Deluxe is one of ASUS’s top of the line P45 based boards, and like the majority of these boards being released, utilizes DDR2 in lieu of the newer DDR3. We can only surmise this is to spare the consumer the substantial cost of the newer memory while still maintaining above average performance.”

ECS A780GM-A Black Series

ECS A780GM-A Black Series @

“ATI is soon to release the 790G chipset which will bring even more performance to the integrated graphics chipset market. Integrated graphics are great for the person wanting to build a inexpensive system as you only need the memory, hdds, case drives and you have a cool system that plays every game out there, with lowered resolution or setting but it still can play those games with the full visual fidelity that playing the games with a high-end card would do.”

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 @ Hardware Zone

“We’ve shown you what Gigabyte’s upcoming DS4-class Intel P45 motherboard has in store for you, but you haven’t seen anything yet till you meet the mother of all boards – the DQ6 heavyweight. Big on storage, security and networking bandwidth, you would be hard-pressed to find a rival.”


ASUS Striker II NSE @ Benchmark Reviews

“The ASUS Striker II NSE nForce 790i SLI motherboard provides true triple PCIe 2.0/16x lanes with support for 3‐Way SLI and Quad SLI. It includes 60 PCI Express lanes and 10 links, six SATA ports, one eSATA port, 10 USB, and two Gigabit Ethernet NVIDIA MAC, ATA‐133 interface, two PCI slots, and HD audio. Impressive right?”


ECS GF8200A @ Guru3D

“See, this mainboard comes with Hybrid graphics, (integrated GeForce 8200), VGA output, HDMI output, HD audio integrated, Gigabit Ethernet, PCI-Express 2.0, Serial ATA (RAID 0,1,10) DDR2 memory up-to 1066 MHz and all that for a price hovering at roughly 70 bucks! That’s just electrifying. Say you want to build a HTPC capable of decoding 1080P Blu-Ray. Well, purchase this mainboard, slap some memory on it and get a budget processor.”