Giada is a new company here to us at ThinkComputers. They mainly specialize in Mini PC’s. Mini PC’s have been around for quite a while and became really popular with Intel’s Atom platform. While the Atom platform allowed for a very small, compact system those systems were not all that powerful. Giada’s latest mini PC the D2305 is set to be a very powerful unit being powered by Intel Ivy Bridge processors and Nvidia graphics. Read on as we take a first look at this very powerful unit.+Continue Reading
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The Extreme6 is ASRock’s mid-high end performance board, coming in the top 5 of the 12 boards ASRock offers to the consumer market for this platform. With an ATX form factor, it is extremely attractive with gold and silver accents. Claiming to feature everything an overclocker, gamer, or enthusiast would require including SLI and CrossFire support, Digital Power Phases, and support for heavily overclocked RAM. Backing this up is ASRock’s XFast 555 Software suite, which also claims to boost your USB transfer speed and reduce your gaming ping with a single click of your mouse. Is the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 one of the candidates for your latest upgrade? Read on to find out if it’ll be money well spent.+Continue Reading
So you’ve picked up a Intel Z77 board and an Ivy Bridge unlocked CPU and you want to know how to make your CPU perform better. In this guide I’ll be detailing how to overclock your CPU with both offset and fixed voltage methods, along with ideal board/BIOS parameters for your new clock to remain stable. So are you ready to overclock? Let’s go!+Continue Reading
When it comes to custom system builders one of the biggest names in the business is CyberPower PC. They have systems specifically made for gaming, business, video editing and even students. Today we are checking out one of their latest gaming systems the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE. This system is based off Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge Z77 platform and features an Intel Core i7-3770K processor, GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, 16GB of memory and much more! Did I mention they put all of this hardware in my favorite case so far this year, the NZXT Switch 810? Read on as we take this gaming system for a ride!+Continue Reading
We have another custom gaming system in to review! Before we actually get to the review (which you should see in about a week or so) we wanted to give you a complete unboxing and overview of the system. This system is from CyberPower and is their Zeus Thunder 2500 SE Gaming System. This system features a brand new Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor, EVGA GTX 680 graphics card, 16GB of DDR3 and more! Did I mention all of this is inside of the NZXT Switch 810 Case? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!+Continue Reading
We have been hearing a lot about Intel’s 3rd generation Core processors and the Z77 chipset. The Z77 chipset is made to be an upgrade from the current Z68 chipset. Using many of the same technologies as the Z68 chipset the Z77 also adds support for the Virtu Universal MVP, native USB 3.0 support, Smart Connect and Rapid Start. Today we are taking a look at our first motherboard based on the Intel Z77 chipset the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H. This motherboard is one of the twelve Z77 motherboards Gigabyte has announced. It is set to be their mainstream Z77 offering so let’s just right in and take a look.+Continue Reading
Gigabyte is always a company I look forward to seeing at CES and this year they did not disappoint! This year they were showcasing their latest Intel X79 boards, a new Assassin board, the Assassin 2 and their new AMD 990FX board. One thing that was really exciting was that they were showing boards based on Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge platform. Read on to check out all of what Gigabyte was showing this year at CES!+Continue Reading