X370-Gaming 5 goes overboard in terms of fan headers. There are eight on board, including a trio that service all-in-one watercoolers and a duo for CPU, and each one is what Aorus calls hybrid. What this means is that each fan header can adjust the power and speed of the fans, which comes into play well when fine-tuning a build.

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With the new CPUs, some of the new X370 boards have pushed their pricing up with all of the added features. Well, this is where the B350 chipset comes in. AMD dropped the number of USB and SAT ports on the B350 and you can’t get SLI on a B350 board but they still allow overclocking and the prices for B350 boards are a lot cheaper. This will come into play more with the mid range Ryzen CPUs, but even paired with the Ryzen 7 1700, a B350 board can be a good value.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

We would recommend Ryzen 7 1800X for desktop and heavy workloads, such as rendering and workstation applications, but it isn’t as competitive with a diverse range of game titles. Ryzen sets a low pricing bar, and the addition of the new Zen microarchitecture and SMT yield an impressive performance improvement over AMD’s previous generation products.

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As you can see, the feature list is extensive, and with the board being 24-hour gaming certified, you know it’s going to keep up with your demanding workloads. Not only is the board designed to look stylish, the aesthetics are more than just visual treats, with Steel Armor on the memory slots and PCIe slots, M.2 Shield, a huge VRM heat sink design, and a rear I/O shroud to name but a few, that give the board exceptional durability.

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AMD Zen and Ryzen 7 Review: 1800X, 1700X and 1700

The Ryzen CPUs will form part of the ‘Summit Ridge’ platform – ‘Summit Ridge’ indicates a Ryzen CPU with a 300-series chipset (X370, B350, A320). Both Bristol Ridge and Summit Ridge, and thus Ryzen, mean that AMD makes the jump to a desktop platform that supports DDR4 and a high-end desktop platform that supports PCIe 3.0 natively.

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BIOSTAR offers just two fan headers, which is a reasonable amount for a mini-ITX motherboard. Most mini-ITX motherboards only feature two fan headers. BIOSTAR’s fan headers are 4-pin PWM-only headers that won’t control voltage (3-pin) fans, instead voltage mode fans will run full speed. PWM fans can be controlled through the UEFI or Windows.

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Intel Core i5-7600K

The Core i5-7600K, launched today, is the other unlocked processor from Intel’s 7th Generation line of Kaby Lake Processors. Kaby Lake is Intel’s third set of processors at 14nm, using the new 14+ process variant, which aims to give processors with a better frequency / voltage curve that translates into more performance, better efficiency, and the potential to push the silicon further and harder. Here is our review. 

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Intel Core i7-7700K

The i7-7700K is part of Intel’s 7th Generation of Core CPUs, which often goes by its internal code name ‘Kaby Lake’. The Kaby Lake family, as of today’s launch, stretches from 91W on the mainstream desktop down to 4.5W for notebook processors, all using the same underlying technology in different core and integrated graphics configurations. 

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