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Posts tagged “motherboards”

Get up to £117 of free Steam credit with MSI’s new CPU and motherboard combo deal

MSI have had some great free Steam credit offers going on with some of their AMD graphics cards over the last few months (and is still ongoing for UK buyers in the market for an RX 5600 XT, I might add), but now they've unveiled another free Steam credit giveaway, this time if you buy one of their MSI motherboards, cases or liquid coolers together…

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AMD’s B550 motherboards go on sale in the UK today, and Asus have a great cashback deal to go with it

AMD's new B550 motherboards for their 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUS finally go on sale in the UK today, with prices starting from £110 (or £135 if you're Ebuyer) in a range of form factors. The B550 chipset is the long-awaited successor to AMD's mid-range B450 boards, and is one of the only chipsets guaranteed to offer future built-in support for AMD's next generation of Zen…

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Buy a Z390 motherboard and get £50 cashback or a free SSD

If your reaction to the release of Intel’s new set of 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs is to celebrate the lower prices now available on 8th and 9th Gen Coffee Lake models, then this pair of Z390 motherboard deals from CCL might well be for you. One comes with a free SSD, while the other gets you some fairly generous cashback if you buy a…

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Get a new Z490 motherboard for less in Newegg’s Memorial Day sale

Newegg are holding a Memorial Day sale on loads of PC components this weekend, with deals on everything from monitors, external hard drives, Z490 motherboards and more from now until the day itself, Monday 25th May. The discounts themselves are something of a mixed bag, though, so here are the ones worth paying attention to.

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AMD’s B550 motherboards are finally here, bringing PCIe 4.0 to the masses

If you've been eyeing up AMD's excellent Ryzen 3 3300X CPUs recently, then you'll be pleased to hear that AMD's new mid-range B550 motherboards have finally arrived to buy alongside them. The long-awaited successor to AMD's popular B450 chipset, the main advantage of buying a new B550 board is that it's got built-in support for AMD's next CPU architecture, currently code-named Zen 3, giving you…

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Feature: How to build a great 1080p gaming PC without breaking the bank

The RPS Rig: Everything you need to play games for less than £1000

It's been a while since we first introduced the RPS Rig, our £1000 PC build that includes everything you need to start playing PC games, during which time prices for our prized components have gone up, down, or disappeared altogether. So I'd thought I'd give it a bit of a spring clean, especially after last week's launch of the excellent AMD Ryzen 3 3300X CPU.…

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Feature: Especially when you hate buying new PCs

Everything you need to know about upgrading your PC in 2020

Some of you love building a PC. You’re well into hardware trends and technical innovations and model numbers and all of that. This is fine and valid. But a lot of players are just not interested. They love games on the PC, but the machinery itself is irrelevant. I am one of those people.I’m not totally clueless. I know some basics. I can put a…

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Feature: It's also crazy expensive

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master review: Loads of features, but only middling performance

At £390 / $360, Gigabyte's X570 Aorus Master motherboard is currently one of the most expensive X570 boards you can currently buy for AMD's latest crop of Ryzen 3000 CPUs. Sure, you get a number of handy extras, such as three PCIe 4.0 M.2 connections (plus accompanying heatsinks) for your SSDs and three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots for your graphics card and other expansion cards,…

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Feature: A great foundation for new AMD PCs

MSI X570 Gaming Edge review: Great performance without breaking the bank

If you're thinking about buying one of AMD's Ryzen 3000 CPUs, such as the excellent Ryzen 7 3700X, then you may want to think about pairing it with one of their new X570 motherboards. AMD's Ryzen 3000 CPUs still work with older AM4 motherboards, of course, including those with X470 or B450 chipsets, but they may need a BIOS update before you can start using…

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Feature: Not a good fit for heatsink-equipped SSDs

AsRock X570 Taichi review: Flawed design

On paper, the AsRock X570 Taichi sounds like a well-equipped X570 motherboard. All three of its PCIe x16 slots support the new, super fast PCIe 4.0 standard, as do its trio of M.2 NVMe SSD ports. It also comes with its own screwdriver for easy assembly in the box, as well as multiple M.2 screws and standoffs, an SLI HB bridge and four SATA cables.…

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Feature: It'll cost you, though

Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero review: The X570 king of USB ports

The Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero has probably more USB ports than you'll ever need, but if you're thinking of building a new PC with one of AMD's Ryzen 3000 CPUs in it and have a bunch of peripherals you want to plug into it, then this one is almost certainly going to fit the bill. It's going to be a pretty big bill, mind,…

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Feature: The mother of all questions

What motherboard do I need for my Intel or AMD Ryzen CPU?

Your motherboard and CPU are two of the most important parts of your PC, but untangling the mess of motherboard sockets, chipsets and which ones work with which CPUs can be an absolute nightmare if you're building a PC for the first time - especially when there's a whole new crop of them about to be released over the next few months. It's important you…

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AMD Ryzen 3000: Everything you need to know about AMD’s 3rd Gen CPUs

Hot off the heels of their AMD Navi GPU tease yesterday, AMD also revealed their entire 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU line-up, detailing every processor in their new Ryzen 3000 family, including a brand-new Ryzen 9 category. Here's everything you need to know, including their specs, price, release date and how they're currently shaping up against Intel's 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs.

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Intel Core CPUs: Everything we know about Intel’s 8th and 9th Gen Coffee Lake Refresh processors

Intel's Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 and (now Core i9) CPUs have been the go-to gaming processors since time immemorial - and following yesterday's announcement that even more 9th generation Intel Core desktop CPUs are on their way, there are now more of them to choose from than ever before. That's because right now we're entering that weird crossover period between the 8th and…

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Build a Black Friday PC: The best 1080p gaming PC for under $590

Black Friday is a brilliant time for upgrading your PC on the cheap, but arguably it's an even better time for first-time PC builders looking to assemble all the necessary parts for the lowest price possible. Now I've already cribbed together a PC for UK builders that can play Plunkbat and Battlefield V on max settings at 1080p for under £600, but for US builders…

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Build a PC that runs Plunkbat and Battlefield V for £599 from these Black Friday deals

On this hallowed day o'deals that is Black Friday, I thought I'd take a small break from my epic deals hunting (all of which can be found in our jumbo Black Friday hub, by the way) to do something a bit more practical: tell you how to build a PC from the best Black Friday PC gaming deals that will run Plunkbat and Battlefield V…

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Lian Li’s bonkers Strimer RGB power cable is now up for pre-order

Just when you thought PCs had reached their maximum RGB capacity, case maker Lian Li has only gone and plonked another 12 of them straight onto your PSU's main power cable. First announced at this year's Computex show in Taiwan, Lian Li hope their new Strimer RGB cable will bring yet another taste of the rainbow to your beloved tower - and it's now available for pre-order.

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Asus ROG Strix B360-F Gaming review: A great foundation for Intel Coffee Lake PCs

When Intel first introduced their 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs, anyone looking to upgrade their processor only had a single choice of motherboard chipset: the rather expensive Z370. Mercifully, Intel have now expanded their 300-series family to encourage budget builders to make the jump too - and the B360 chipset is one of them.To find out if it's any cop against pricier motherboards, I've got the…

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