Buyer's Guides

In what is likely the final months prior to AMD launching its highly anticipated Ryzen 7000 processors, its longstanding AM4 platform has had a long and successful run. Back from the original Ryzen days with X370, all the way to today's current AM4 chipsets including both X570 and B550, there's a wide variety of models to choose from for Ryzen 5000 processors. Despite readying up a new socket for its Ryzen 7000 lineup with support for DDR5 memory only, AMD confirmed that the AM4 chipset will remain alive for a little while yet. When it comes to selecting a motherboard for an AMD-based desktop system, there's plenty of choice including the original X570 chipset, as well as the refreshed X570S models with passive chipset...

Gaming Motherboards under $175: Holiday 2013

Glad tidings we bring, and this time it comes in the form of gaming oriented motherboards. As an ex-semi-serious gamer (local clan matches, LANs), the motherboard in my...

10 by Ian Cutress on 11/27/2013

Best Desktop CPUs: Holiday 2013

Next up in our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides is a look at processors. Building systems in time for a holiday season means that picking the right components...

25 by Ian Cutress on 11/25/2013

Best Mini-ITX Motherboards: Holiday 2013

As part of a stream on holiday buying guides (Black Friday and jolly Noël around the corner), here is my take on the season’s mini-ITX offerings, covering both AMD...

34 by Ian Cutress on 11/23/2013

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