What do you do when you want to build the most powerful rig that money can buy? You look at one of these motherboards. Intel's X99 platform supports the new 10-core Intel Core i7-6950X and up to 4-way SLI/CrossFire, and these boards are among the best on the market. Here's how they stack up against each other.
It can be confusing wading through a sea of highly similar custom graphics cards. And what matters more, clock speeds or cooling performance? We pit the best custom GeForce GTX 1060 cards from ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI against each other to see who comes up ahead. Now updated with Palit and Zotac options too!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is the best card you can buy on the market now (discounting the new Titan X aimed at deep learning researchers). That said, it isn't always lonely at the top, and there are plenty of custom cards for you to choose from. We round up cards from ASUS, MSI, and Palit and put them to the test.
The MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon boasts a sleek carbon fiber finish and a wide range of LED customization options. The good thing is, it's got the performance and features to back up its looks as well, so you get a sleek-looking board that delivers the goods where it matters.
You'd think that there are only so many things you can do to spruce up a plain ol' PCB. Well, not quite, because the latest Intel X99 motherboards from ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte are quite a sight to behold. And yes, they'll work with the 10-core Intel Core i7-6950X.
The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming Z 8G improves on its Founders Edition counterpart with aggressive factory overclocks, a beefed-up cooler, and an upgraded power phase design. If you're looking for even more performance over the Founders Edition model, this card is a prime option.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti is, by far, the best single GPU graphics card for PC gaming at the highest settings possible. However, all good things must come to an end as the graphics chip will see its last days soon. Before its final curtain call, we put two extreme GTX 980 Ti cards from ASUS and MSI to their final test.