We have a peek at the Mac Daddy of the ASUS Z270 motherboards, let's all hail the ASUS Maximus IX Formula from the Republic of Gamers line. The board boasts everything you want and need, has a deep and profound AURA LED lighting system, is all shielded, comes with VRM area water-block from EK and then some.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2017 10:02 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
We turn to ASUS who has released a new Z270 motherboard in ye ol' SaberTooth line. Actuality, it is called simply TUF these days. The more rugged and shielded design comes with proper features, and THE most fan connectors I have ever seen. Though very little RGB bling is injected, this motherboard is compatible with the new generalized ASUS AURA SYNC, which is a software suite that allows for multiple choices in additional RGB gear to be driven from your one software suite.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/24/2016 09:46 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We test and review the new Asus X99 DeLuxe II motherboard, you can pair it with Haswell-E and Broadwell-E series processors and get your gaming groove on to 10-cores processors. Yes ASUS hits back in all black and white, but not just that as this X99 motherboard is simply LOADED with features and options that will impress. The Asus X99 DeLuxe II motherboard has it all, and then some more. The perfect infrastructure for an uber-enthusiast class PC perhaps ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/09/2016 07:41 AM [ 17 comment(s) ]
Every now and then a motherboard manufacturer brings something very special to the table, and hey if it is your 10th anniversary, then why not do that with the X99 RAMPAGE V. Join us as we review the the Asus ROG RAMPAGE V Edition 10. It is among the best X99 chipset based motherboards we have tested to date. Not just that, it looks pretty awesome as well in an all dark design with subtle elements and a color configurable LED system. It's big, fast, ROG themed and has luxurious features and overclocking written all over it.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/18/2016 07:37 AM [ 22 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX GAMING. It's factory customized and comes all tweaked and cooled so much better opposed to the founders edition. And it looks fantastic as well. Join me in a review of this 8 GB card from ASUS.
We review the ASUS Radeon RX 470 STRIX Gaming 4 GB, based on the second ASIC based of Polaris 10, the Radeon RX 470 with 4 GB graphics memory is bound to impress for the money. Join us in this article where we'll tell you all about its performance and features.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/05/2016 07:35 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
Today we review the Asustor AS6208T NAS. This SOHO based NAS unit offers 8 HDD bays and was designed to be the price competitive NAS unit for the small business owner and heavy consumer. The unit really is a small server offering a wide range of features from advanced RAID functionality, towards Media center output towards LAN Link Aggregation with it's four gigabit Ethernet jacks. The sky is the limit with the AS-6208T as it is plenty powerful as well.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/15/2016 08:55 AM [ 36 comment(s) ]
ASUS unleashes their first GTX 1080 ROG card, the STRIX edition has been set free to run in the wild. It is armed with an all custom design including the STRIX cooler and a very healthy factory tweak. This dawg is what many of you have been waiting for, all custom, all tweaked and now with AURA RGB LED lighting as well. Join me in a review of Lucifer in an 8 GB form from ASUS, the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 located under SKU code ROG STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/26/2016 08:27 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
Join us as we review the Asustor AS3204T NAS. The 4-bay NAS server was designed to be extremely price competitive with a low price, yet offering serious performance as Asustor embedded an Intel Celeron 1.60 GHz Quad-Core Processor with turbo to 2.24 GHz. Combined with 2 GB of system memory and the latest Asustor management software and app suite this product is bound to impress. The AS3204T is not only a fast file server, it's also loaded with applications and features as well. Heck you can even connect it towards your HDTV and run KODI from it.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/15/2016 07:30 AM [ 25 comment(s) ]
In this article we will test the new ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q monitor, it's curved and wide at 34-inches with its 3440x1440 pixels. A monitor that can manage 100Hz (in OC mode), combined with fresh looks and GSYNC you can eliminate stutter and tearing while gaming with a GeForce graphics card as well. The ASUS PG348Q is an IPS panel based monitor with proper image quality.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/09/2016 09:35 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Assembly edition. The ROG team took the DNA of the Maximus VIII Extreme and added even more. Though it lacks the OC Panel this puppy haz LEDs! Well, that and a 10Gbit/s Ethernet adapter card, 3-band AC WIFI and even a rather cool audio breakout box. Yezzir... the best got even bettah!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/21/2016 09:51 AM [ 35 comment(s) ]
In this article slash review we will test out the 599 EURO FreeSync compatible ASUS MG279Q Gaming 27-inch 2560x1440 monitor that can do 144Hz. Combined with FreeSync, AMD eliminates stutter and tearing while gaming. The ASUS MG279Q Gaming is a spectacular IPS panel based monitor with great image quality and heaps of connectivity.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/12/2016 09:05 AM [ 15 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Formula. Armed with a bling customizable AURA RGB LED system, some extensive shielding and then regulars like the hippest features of 2015/16 and you are sure you'll have the right infrastructure for gaming de-li-cious product. If you fire it up with that new 14nm Skylake based Core i7 6700K processor this product will bring a smile to your face.
ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce GTX 980 Ti Platinum edition review
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/28/2015 09:39 AM [ 13 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce GTX 980 Ti Platinum edition. It is the most high-end series from the ASUS Republic of Gamers team, a graphics card that was redesigned to perform and to be tweaked. The product comes factory overclocked at fairly high levels and has got that all new DirectCU based cooling design. The card has RGB LEDs that change color based on the workload, a defroster that prevents condensation build-up with sub-zero overclocking, and even a safe-mode button that can rescue you from overly-zealous overclocks.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/23/2015 07:39 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
Join us as we review the Asustor AS1002T NAS. This 2-bay NAS server was designed to be extremely price competitive with a low price, yet offering tremendous performance combined with the very powerful Asustor management software and an excellent software suite. The AS1002T is not only a fast file server, it's also loaded with applications and features as well.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/13/2015 07:14 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Extreme. Wanna see how the best that ASUS has to offer for Z170 works? The Maximus VIII Extreme comes with a ROG black & grey design with red accents. Add to that of course the OC Panel and the hippest features of 2015.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/25/2015 06:33 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review and benchmark among the coolest of them all, the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum ROG edition graphics card. This GeForce GTX 980 Ti based product comes factory overclocked and sports hybrid cooling up-to the level of enthusiast liquid cooling. Combine all that with the default goodness the GeForce GTX 980 Ti has to offer like the 6 GB graphics memory and this product simply cool.
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 950 STRIX, tagged as STRIX-GTX950-DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING. The GTX 950 is an entry-level to mainstream graphics card in the Maxwell range of GPUs from Nvidia that sits pretty nicely in the 1080P domain. ASUS offers it in a Strix edition and comes with some nice factory tweaks. Let's check it out, shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/06/2015 08:13 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Hero. If you fire it up with that new 14nm Skylake based Core i7 6700K processor this product will bring a smile to your face. The Maximus VIII Hero comes with a ROG black & grey design with red accents. Add to that the hippest features of 2015 and you are sure you'll have the right infrastructure for gaming de-li-cious product.
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 Deluxe. Armed with that new Core i7 6700K processor this product is bound to please. The Deluxe comes with a nice black & white design with added benefits in USB 3.1 and the fastest WIFI solution we have ever tested! Interested? Have a peek!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/11/2015 08:13 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS Radeon R9 390X STRIX. The card's equipped with that renamed Hawaii GPU, now called Grenada. Thanks to a huge triple slot air cooler based on the new DirectCU III design the product is purring at just roughly 83 Degrees C, that's under full gaming load whilst being factory overclocked towards 1070 MHz on the GPU base clock.
We review the ASUS Radeon R9 Fury STRIX, this cut-down version of the Fiji XT GPU comes with the new ASUS DirectCU III air-cooler. Armed with 4GB HBM memory we'll have a look as to how the product performs, in every way possible.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/07/2015 04:31 AM [ 48 comment(s) ]
We review and benchmark that owl of a card, the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX, the graphics card is named after a beast, and is one. The product comes factory overclocked at great levels and has got that all new three fan cooling. Albeit not the best performing cooler. Merge all that with the default goodness the GeForce GTX 980 Ti has to offer like the 6 GB graphics memory and this product simply is a h00t.
We review the AMD Radeon R7-370 series. That means 1080P gaming will become in reach at an affordable 149 USD price level. Based on older architecture this product now is reinjected as the 370 series, performing close to the 270 series yet with 4GB of graphics memory.