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GIGABYTE X99-Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review

by Rob Williams on November 24, 2016 in Motherboards

Building a powerhouse gaming or workstation PC requires a solid motherboard as a base, and GIGABYTE’s X99-Ultra Gaming has proven to be just that. This ~$249 offering is packed to the gills with features, including at the very least a plethora of LEDs that can spice up any build.

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

by Rob Williams on December 31, 2015 in Motherboards

GIGABYTE’s vast Z170 motherboard lineup can make it difficult to choose one to go with, which is actually a great problem to have. But, we can tell you that if you are a gamer who wants a lot of functionality for a fair price, one board to be on the lookout for is GIGABYTE’s GA-Z170X-Gaming 7. It’s ~$225 USD, and put simply, it’s stacked.

GIGABYTE X99-UD4 Motherboard Review

by Rob Williams on May 4, 2015 in Motherboards

Building an X99-based machine and want a great “sweet-spot” motherboard? GIGABYTE’s X99-UD4 is well worth the consideration, as it delivers a lot of functionality for its <$250 price-tag, tosses in a couple of extras we might not “need” but do appreciate, and sports a solid design. Let’s check it out.

ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard Review

by Rob Williams on February 23, 2015 in Motherboards

The name “DELUXE” is often used on products that don’t quite deserve it, but when it comes to ASUS’ motherboards, the company makes sure that isn’t the case. Given that, it’s little suprise that the X99-DELUXE does in fact deserve its name, as it doesn’t just offer a slew of features and capabilities, it packs in extras we wouldn’t ever expect.

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

by Rob Williams on November 12, 2014 in Motherboards

The last time we took a look at an MSI gaming motherboard, it was the company’s smallest current offering: Z97I Gaming AC. For this review, we’re looking to the top of the Z97 ladder, with the Z97 Gaming 9 AC. Priced at about $290, it’s easy to predict what this board might bring to the table, but all told, it still managed to impress us.

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