For this quarter’s SBM, we built a gaming PC with a GeForce 980 paired with a Core i5. Can it keep up with our i7-based builds from previous SBMs?
We’ve seen how far I can push a six-core Haswell-E in our full-sized performance build, but can the same performance level fit into a mini cube?
This month’s high-end build looks lighter than its predecessor, yet includes a six-core Haswell-E CPU. Will the shift away from graphics kill its gaming cred?
Mushkin’s “Redline Frostbyte” brings enhanced performance at mid-market prices. But can this DDR4 model outperform its value-minded competition designed for enthusiasts?
Can Supermicro deliver its legendary server-component reliability with the overclocking features we’ve grown to love? We gauge the company’s progress in its third generation of enthusiast-oriented motherboards.
Can an extra $150 eliminate the compromises of last quarter’s high-end build? We attempt to answer that while following your most-requested recipe for performance supremacy!
Our first mid-range enthusiast System Builder Marathon configuration of 2015 turns out to be a solid, capable and powerful system with no obvious weak spots.
This quarter, value-oriented builder Paul Henningsen benefits from a more generous budget that lets him explore faster host processors and graphics cards. Can he put the extra money to good use?
You might have had to wait a few years for this to happen, but you can now finally buy a 2 kilowatt PSU.
MSI know that if you’re going to hype a feature, it had better work under most configurations. The X99S MPower gets there by lane switching, but does it have enough added features to breach the $300 class?
Featuring the same wireless controller as its closest competitor, ASRock’s X99 Pro adds a second gigabit Ethernet controller and removes a few pathway sharing issues. Have we finally found a value-winning solution for high-end LGA 2011-v3 buyers?
The first motherboard in our labs to support unofficial memory multipliers, Asus’ X99 Pro quickly became the go-to product for our recent DDR4 roundup. Does the X99 Pro have enough additional features to justify its over-$300 price?
The X99 platform is already pretty expensive. Does a 16GB quad-channel kit of DDR4-3000 memory really need to cost more than $400? Kingston takes on our previous DDR4-3000 test sample with its newer, lower-priced HyperX Predator.