sandy bridge

  1. Skyguy

    MSI Z77-GD55 Motherboard

    The MSI Z77A-GD55 is in our lab, and we now have the chance to compare Sandy Bridge with Ivy Bridge this time around. Can the GD55 match the prowess we saw in the GD65? Click MSI Z77-GD55 for the full review.
  2. Skyguy

    ECS Z77H2-AX Gold Edition

    The ECS Z77H2-AX Gold Edition brings a bold and exciting new look, so without further ado, let’s get the board on the bench and see what it can unleash. Click ECS Z77H2-AX Gold Edition for the full review.
  3. Skyguy

    ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe and Pro

    Today, we have a double whammie review in store with two new ASUS Z77 offerings, named the P8Z77-V Deluxe and the P8Z77-V Pro. So open a nice cold frosty beverage as we see how they handle Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors with a look at some extreme cooling and see what they can unleash...
  4. Skyguy

    Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge

    Today, we have the new Core i7 3770K locked and loaded in our lab, along with a new ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard, so let's take a look and see if the new Ivy Bridge processor lives up to all the hype. Click Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge for the full review.
  5. Skyguy

    NZXT Havik 120

    The NZXT Havik 120 may not be a beast like some behemoth coolers, but let’s see how it fares with a few different platforms; namely Intel’s Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge “E” series and AMD’s Bulldozer processors. Click NZXT Havik 120 for the full review.
  6. Skyguy

    Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Motherboard

    Gigabyte is known for making excellent performance motherboards, and we have our hands on their budget offering of the Z77 series called the Z77X-UD3H. So let’s get it to our lab and see what features and overclocking prowess this handsome motherboard has in store. Click Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H...
  7. Skyguy

    Biostar TZ77XE4

    While Biostar may not have been typically thought of as an enthusiast-caliber brand, today we have a surprise in store with Biostar’s newest release, the TZ77XE4 motherboard for Intel’s next generation processors. Let’s not waste any more time and get the newly designed TZ77XE4 on the test bench...
  8. Skyguy

    ASRock Z77 Extreme 6

    Ivy Bridge is coming and the new Intel Z77 motherboards have arrived in heavy anticipation. ASRock has been on a roll as of late, engineering really great looking and performing motherboards so with no further ado, we introduce the Z77 Extreme 6 motherboard. Let’s fire up the Z77 Extreme 6 and...
  9. Skyguy

    MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard

    MSI as of late has been very proactive with manufacturing motherboards with great looks, quality and many innovative features unlike yesteryear. To sum it up, they have become a fan favorite throughout the industry so let’s get their newest release, the MSI Z77-GD65 motherboard to the lab and...
  10. Skyguy

    Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5

    The Z68 board from Gigabyte we're looking at is the Z68XP-UD5. It has many of the enthusiast features Gigabyte is known for, but lacks the high price tag of its X79 counterparts. Can this board measure up? We think so. Click Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 for the full review.
  11. Skyguy

    Noctua NH-D14 SE2011

    The Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 is one CPU cooler that claims to offer a successful combination of strong performance while maintaining low noise levels. We know that Noctua has an excellent track record in producing successful heatsinks, so*let's take a closer look and find out if Noctua can produce...
  12. Skyguy

    ASRock Z68 Extreme 7

    We have the ASRock Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3 on the test bench. The aesthetics and performance level of ASRock products has lived up to their billing so far and they compete with other top tier motherboard companies, so let's get the Extreme 7 fired up and see what it has to offer. Click HERE for...
  13. Skyguy

    MSI X79A-GD65 8D Motherboard

    With their MSI X79A-GC65 8D, MSI hopes to deliver a board which exceeds anything else in the mainstream market and we will be looking closely at this motherboard to see if we think this board lives up to the lofty goals that MSI has set. Click for...
  14. Skyguy

    ASRock X79 Extreme4-M

    The ASRock X79 Extreme4-M is a micro ATX motherboard packs a ton of features, more then you'd imagine for a price tag of about $219. Frankly, it looks like a hardcore gamer and/or enthusiast motherboard, able to run multiple graphics cards and featuring impressive auto overclocking results...
  15. Skyguy

    ASRock Z68 Professional Fatal1ty Gen.3

    ASRock has released their latest Sandybridge Fatal1ty motherboard called the Fatal1ty Z68Professional Gen3 aimed at both the enthusiast and hardcore gamers. As of late,ASRock has been jousting with the big boys and is known for producing a wide range of quality motherboards to suit just about...
  16. Skyguy

    ASRock Core HT

    Housing an entire system, the ASRock Core HT features a Sandy Bridge CPU and also comes with a Blu-ray combo drive, offering users an impressive all-in-one home theater package in an impressively small case. Click HERE for the full review.
  17. Skyguy

    ASRock H61iCafe

    Today we will be focusing in on the ASRock H61iCafe, a very mild mannered board that still has something to offer those who don't need a beast of a computer. ASRock has been on a roll of late, producing solid boards at great prices, so let's dive in and see how this new motherboard fares...
  18. Skyguy

    Samsung RF711 Notebook

    Packing a 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Intel Core i7 processor, discrete Nvidia graphics card, and some minimalist styling, the Samsung RF711 notebook looks to be a smart all-around multimedia system with a respectable price tag. Click HERE for the full review.
  19. Skyguy

    ASRock Z68 Extreme4

    One new Z68 board that comes with a strong feature set and an attractive price tag of $180 is the ASRock Z68 Extreme4. It looks very familiar, bearing a striking resemblance to its P67 brethren, with a black, blue, and white aesthetic. Can the Z68 Extreme4 improve upon P67? Let's dive in and see...
  20. Skyguy

    Intel Z68: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

    With the launch of the Intel Z68 chipset comes new motherboards to the market as well. Today we're looking at the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, a feature-rich board that comes with an attractive price tag of $209. A quick glance reveals it looks very familiar, bearing a striking resemblance to its P67...