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SuperMicro C7X99-OCE Review

When it comes to building your dream setup, be it for overclocking or anything else, you really want to pick the best component out of the bunch. While there isn’t anything best in the industry per se, there are some which stand out from the rest. One such motherboard meant for overclocking is from the dungeons of Supermicro. Now Supermicro isn’t the common brand when it comes to mainstream motherboards but they are not complete beginners also. They specialize in Server system motherboards and supercomputing servers. overclocking is a relatively…

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TechARX Tech Report: Asus X99-A II

Ever since its release back on August 29, 2014, the Haswell-E microarchitecture has maintained it’s place among the top. And to keep up with the processor development, ASUS has bolstered their X-99 chipset arsenal considerably to keep with the demand of the enthusiast crowd. Today we take a look at their newest iteration of the tried and tested (and previously reviewed) X-99 A, the X-99-A II. Product Showcase The X99-A II motherboard does not shy away from its lineage. It still maintains it’s Black and White color scheme but the new…

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MSI Launches Its New X99A And Z170 Titanium Motherboards

MSI Launches Its New X99 And Z170 Titanium Motherboards MSI have consistently been one of the crowd favorites when it comes to enthusiast grade products. And, to spice things even more this time, they’ve revealed their new X99A X-POWER GAMING TITANIUM and Z170A M-POWER GAMING TITANIUM Motherboards to the general public.  So what do these new boards promise? According to MSI, these new boards will feature exclusive MSI components, ranging from the Mystic Light extension RGB cable and a pin header that will allow gamers to decorate their rigs with…

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Motherboard Buying Guide – TechARX

Motherboard Buying Guide So what is a motherboard? And what role does a motherboard play in a Computer? Don’t worry. All your questions will be answered in this article. There is something special about “Motherboard Buying Guide” by TechARX. In this article, we will talk about all the important factors which should be taken care of when it comes to purchasing a motherboard for your build. A motherboard is a very important component which should be given utmost importance. The way your components communicates with each other and the efficiency…

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ASUS Announces Four New X99 Motherboards With RGB Lighting

Seems like this is the season of RGB LEDs, and keeping up with the tradition and the imminent Broadwell-E launch Asus today announced Four new X99 Motherboards. Before we dive into Individual motherboards one by one, let us take a look at what features sets them apart from the current X99 crop from Asus. the feature-set includes multiple categories like RGB lighting, expansion slot reinforcement, and cooling management.   With that aside Lets take a look at the motherboards one by one. Asus X99-E : The Little One Without All…

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GIGABYTE X99 SOC Champion Review : What makes a Champion?

Amongst all the manufacturers who have released their X99 motherboards, GIGABYTE’s lineup is arguably the most diverse. Not only they have motherboards catering to almost all of their standard target markets, they also have introduced some new models to existing SKUs to expand an already populated roster. The X99 SOC Champion represents the long lineage of GIGABYTE’s orange and black overclocking oriented motherboards, but with every generation the company has slowly moved away from an overclocking-only approach to the OC (SOC now) line and added features that would make the…

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Asus X99-A review

From the inception of Intels X99 chipset there’s been a constant battle between the motherbaord manufacturers to bring out more boards than the other by mixing and matching different criteria. While other companies at times have a very confusing lineup Asus has their X99 motherboard lineup neatly lined up, they have X99-A for the entry level bare bone DDR4 setup. X99-Pro for the user who wants a bit more in the connectivity department,hence the addition of 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth adapter. X99-Deluxe for the user who wants to have everything…

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ASUS Announces NVM Express Devices Support for All X99 and Z97 Motherboards

ASUS today announced that it is the world’s first motherboard brand to support all NVM Express™ (NVMe) storage devices via BIOS update and optional ASUS Hyper Kit expansion card. The  BIOS update enable all ASUS X99 and Z97 motherboards to be compatible with the latest NVMe storage devices, including those with PCI Express® (PCIe®) and M.2 (PCIe) interfaces. All ASUS X99 motherboards are also compatible with the latest 2.5-inch NVMe SFF-8639 solid-state drives (SSDs), via the exclusive ASUS Hyper Kit expansion card — for ultimate data-transfer bandwidth up to 32Gbit/s….

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ASUS Rampage V Extreme Review

In my previous X99 motherboard review, I pondered upon the slow but steady distinction that Intel introduced between its consumer and enthusiast platforms – the gap being most evident in their recent generation of processors. No matter how you look at it, investing in a platform such as Haswell-E is a pricey affair. The entry level chip retails for almost INR 30K, and DDR4 memory prices are off the roof at the present moment. Adding these up, there is very little incentive for a user to opt for a pricey…

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