Motherboard Buying Guide – TechARX

Motherboard buying guide

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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[Build Log] Project Snow Lion, feat. ASUS & Kingston HyperX

Custom builds in India never had a proper lift-off. While most users prefer to build their own PCs from scratch and not go the OEM route, the number of people actually building a showcase PC is very rare (read almost none). We do have talented modders and people who can dish out ideas, but somehow the co-ordination has never worked to fruition. Hence the idea of a proper build featuring high-end parts still remains a niche. With that being said, when ASUS released their Z97 Sabertooth Mark S, a limited edition…

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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 Announces Support for 5th-Generation Intel Core Processors

Asus today announced that all 9 series motherboards will support upcoming broadwell processors through an Bios update assuring a quick upgrade for their users.     Chipset Model name BIOS Z97 Z97-Deluxe(NFC & WLC) 2205 Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1 401 Z97-Deluxe 2205 Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac)/USB 3.1 2302 Z97-Pro(Wi-Fi ac) 2205 Z97-Pro 2205 Z97-A/USB 3.1 501 Z97-A 2205 Z97-AR 2205 Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1/USB 3.1 401 Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 2205 Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 2205 Sabertooth Z97 Mark S 2205 Gryphon Z97 Armor Edition 2205 Gryphon Z97 2205 Maximus VII Formula 2304 Maximus…

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WIFI Review: Exploring the other end of the mini-ITX spectrum

The recent times have been really exciting for small form factor system builders. With the advent of more and more power efficient yet better performing than previous generation hardware, the scenario that a mini-ITX board should only be used for HTPC/NAS has changed dramatically.  Motherboard manufacturers have been lapping this opportunity as well, and we have seen even gaming oriented mini-ITX boards emerge since Intel’s Haswell platform emerged. With the second generation Haswell (Devil’s Canyon) released, most of the Z87 mini-ITX boards have been refreshed with Z97 chipset. While some…

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ASUS Maximus VII Formula Review: The Flagship Recipe

Introduction Asus has adopted the policy of releasing a board for every form factor or niche since the release of Z87 chipset by Intel We have Impact for Mini ITX Gene for Micro ATX Ranger for Entry level Full ATX with most of the essential features of ROG lineup without breaking the bank. Hero for those people who don’t want or can afford a Formula but do not want to miss up most of the features of the Formula. Formula for those people who don’t want to to break any…

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TechARX Tech Report : Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 3

Hello guys! Welcome to one more episode of  TechARX Tech Report and this time we will be checking out the Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 3 with an Intel Pentium G3258 processor. So without further ado lets see what we have today. Z97X Gaming 3  Specification and close look CPU Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package Memory 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory Dual channel memory architecture Support for DDR3…

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ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Preview : Sabranco arrives

Sabertooth range has been one of ASUS’ most distinguishable SKUs, with the TUF thermal armor covering the PCB creating separate heat zones, and covers for pretty much every slot/port. The military themed design has caught quite a drift amongst system builders and ASUS has continued expanding the SKU (Micro ATX version, dubbed Gryphon debuted with Haswell). We first saw the Mark S back at Computex, and immediately liked the aesthetics. There is an increasing demand in the PC modding community for white components, and we have seen products like Galaxy…

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GA-Z97X-UD5H BK Review: Black Edition goes mainstream

The term Black Edition is relative. For some manufacturers the Black Edition represents the crème-de-la-crème of their product range, a limited edition existence filled with premium features. For GIGABYTE, the Black Edition moniker represents rigorous stress testing done for a week (168 hours). This extreme level of full system testing ensures that each motherboard retain the same quality. More often than not, one expects this level of testing to be present in flagship boards, but with GA-Z97X-UD5H BK, GIGABYTE is aiming for a double whammy: give a mainstream board the…

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