An aRGB budget performer, keep the change
The Asus ROG Maximus XII Hero performed well against its peers (when unlocked), offering the latest in connectivity and looking good while doing so.
The MSI MEG Z490 Ace brings a slew of modern connectivity, including USB 3.2 Gen2 (20 Gbps), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, robust high-quality power delivery, and good (though not the best) performance.
Intel's Core i5-10600K comes to market with excellent gaming performance at an ultra-reasonable price point.
The Gigabyte Aorus Z490 Master performed well against its peers in our testing, overclocked our CPU to 5.2 GHz, offers plenty of updated connectivity, plus three M.2 slots with heatsinks.
Silverstone’s SETA A1 ATX chassis comes with sophisticated, understated looks, subtle RGB effects, and two whopping-big 200mm intake fans, but does it live up to its promises?
Adata’s XPG Prime ARGB Extension Cables look and feel good, but they’re not very flexible, too short for some builds, and they face tough competition from Lian Li.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 is faster than the GDDR5 variant, but the GTX 1650 Super is 20% faster for basically the same price.
The ASRock Z490 PG Velocita performed very well against its more-expensive competition, overclocked our CPU to 5.2 GHz, and offers lots of modern connectivity, though we’d like to see more USB.
Intel's Core i9-10900K cements itself as the fastest gaming processor on the planet, but that performance comes at a cost.
The Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Super OC includes features like integrated fan and RGB headers and a robust heatsink and power delivery, coupled with a premium price.
The be quiet! Pure Rock 2 represents the trifecta of conscientious cooling, delivering performance, silence, and value.
The be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum with 650W capacity has a dead silent operation. Is this enough, though, to help it meet the competition?
Nvidia's tiny GeForce GT 1030 is cheaper, smaller, and cooler-running than AMD's Radeon RX 550. But can it compete in our benchmark suite?