The ultimate Intel Z170 motherboard shootout: Battle of the flagships

The ultimate Intel Z170 motherboard shootout: Battle of the flagships

Now that Intel Skylake is out in the wild, this is the best time in a long while to build a high-end gaming rig. But which Z170 motherboard should you get? We pit the flagship Z170 motherboards from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI against each other to find out!

High-end Intel Z170 motherboards duke it out

High-end Intel Z170 motherboards duke it out

Have you set aside a pretty budget for your new Skylake system? Maybe one of these motherboards will make it into your next rig. Read on to find out which one you should get!

First looks: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 motherboard

First looks: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 motherboard

The Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 pulls out all the stops in providing an ultra-high-end solution for DIY enthusiasts. Here's a preview of what the board has to offer. Be warned: it is not at all cheap.

Honey, I shrunk the boards! Intel Z170 boards for your mini-ITX system

Honey, I shrunk the boards! Intel Z170 boards for your mini-ITX system

Performance doesn't always have to come in a large package. These mini-ITX Intel Z170 motherboards show that it's never wise to judge a book by its cover!

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 shootout: Which card should you get for Dota 2?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 shootout: Which card should you get for Dota 2?

Gaming rigs don't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Maybe you don't want to play GTA V, but just League of Legends and Dota 2? We round up custom versions of the GeForce GTX 950 from ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI to tell you which one you should get for multiplayer online battle arena gaming.

More Intel 100 series motherboards: H170, H110, and B150 chipset boards unveiled

More Intel 100 series motherboards: H170, H110, and B150 chipset boards unveiled

Find Intel Z170 boards too pricey? More Intel 100 series motherboards have been announced, and we've rounded up boards based on the more affordable H170, B150, and H110 chipsets from key manufacturers to give you an idea of what's available now.

High-end graphics slugfest: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti custom card shootout

High-end graphics slugfest: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti custom card shootout

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti is a powerful card that dishes out near-Titan X levels of performance. How much of a difference is there among custom cards in the highest tier of the GPU market? We round up cards from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Palit to find out.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 Windforce 2X OC 2GB: A Cost-Effective Alternative

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 Windforce 2X OC 2GB: A Cost-Effective Alternative

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Best Valued for Money

We take a look at the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 Windforce 2X OC 2GB, a more value offering from Gigabyte that claims to offer similar performance to pricier alternatives from Gigabyte itself and other manufacturers.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960: 3-way custom card shootout

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960: 3-way custom card shootout

Three popular brands of custom GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards were rounded up for a mini shootout. Find out which of these cards from ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI, will appeal to you with their customized cooling solutions and GPU tweaking software.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 G1 Gaming graphics card reviewed!

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 G1 Gaming graphics card reviewed!

8.5

Not only does the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 G1 Gaming graphics card feature the latest GM204 GPU from NVIDIA, the card has a refreshed cooler design and showcases some proprietary features. Let's check them out and see if they are worthy of a gamer's undivided attention!

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