ASRock P55DE3

ASRock P55DE3 @ TweakTown

“Well, today we get to head back to the ASRock camp and see if another of their P55 boards can live up to the performance and quality we are getting used to from ASRock. This board is the no-frills P55DE3. The P55DE3 is a very inexpensive board as far as P55s go.”

Gigabyte 790XT-USB3

Gigabyte 790XT-USB3 @ Bjorn3D

“Physically speaking this board is not that different from a 890GX. It supports DDR3 and USB3. Since this board is based on the SB750, the SATA 6 Gb/s interface is not standard. Thus this board lacked SATA 6 Gb/s support, but thats not that bad considering that unless you are going to use a SATA 6 Gb/s SSD the SATA 6 Gb/s interface is not that beneficial.”

MSI Big Bang Trinergy

MSI Big Bang Trinergy @ RBMods

“MSI sent us a sample of their Big Bang Trinergy motherboard which is a socket 1156 motherboard that comes packed with features as a THX soundcard, OC dashboard, OC genie function etc. Lets take a closer look at what type of performance we can get from it.”

ASUS Maximus III Extreme

ASUS Maximus III Extreme @ PureOC

“The ASUS Maximus III Extreme is a motherboard that brings a host of innovations and value-added features that make for a very enticing product. Perhaps most important, however, is that the MIIIE is designed for hardcore use by demanding enthusiasts who want to extract the most out of their system.”

Phenom II X4 Overclocking – LN2

Phenom II X4 Overclocking – LN2 @ Guru3D

“We’ll have our tame race driver ‘OldScarface’, a Dutch overclocker, tryout the latest revision of the Phenom II 965BE — the latest stepping with a lower TDP. The objective is to pass 5 or maybe even 6 GHz on this processor.”

AMD Athlon-II X2-255 AM3

AMD Athlon-II X2-255 AM3 @ Benchmark Reviews

“In this article Benchmark Reviews focuses on the newly released AMD Athlon-II X2-255 AM3 ADX255OCGQBOX processor. Based on the Regor core, the Athlon-II X2-255 has a 3.1GHz clock speed, up 100Mhz from the Athlon-II X2-250 at 3.0GHz which was released last summer. The Athlon-II X2-255 is at the very low end of the newly released processors and represents a value based market at only $75.”

GeIL Black Dragon 6GB DDR3-2000

GeIL Black Dragon 6GB DDR3-2000 @ PureOC

“We are looking at a set of GeIL Black Dragon 6GB DDR3-2000 memory modules that look very unique from what we normally see, sporting no fancy heatspreaders. Going with a different approach, there is a black PCB design, gold printing, and red LEDs make these Black Dragons quite refreshing in a sea of clich├ęd products that want us to believe that sleek metal casings can justify the high price tags that accompany such things.”

G.SKILL Eco Series PC3 12800 2x2GB

G.SKILL Eco Series PC3 12800 2x2GB @ OCC

“This looked really promising, so I kept moving the volts up and finally had to adjust the TRCD setting to 9, reaching 1946MHz with the timings set to 6-9-6-24 with 1.55 volts, still far from the Intel specified max of 1.65 volts. At this point, I was pretty stoked and figured 1.55 was good so 1.60v should do better.”

Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD

Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD @ PCStats

“Plextor, best known for manufacturing optical drives, has finally stepped into the SSD market with the PX-128M1S, a 128GB drive that uses multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. The PX-128M1S is a 2.5″, SATA 3Gb/s drive, which makes it compatible with most notebooks.”

Corsair Nova Series V128 128GB SSD

Corsair Nova Series V128 128GB SSD @ TweakTown

“Indilinx has made things easy for SSD manufacturers to produce lower cost drives. Their latest version of the Barefoot called ECO was introduced several months ago and we first took a look at one when we reviewed the G.Skill Falcon II.”