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  1. Gigabyte G1.Assassin X58 review

    Gigabyte G1.Assassin X58 review

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    The latest Intel Sandy Bridge chips have dominated CPU-related column inches, for better or for worse, since their release early last month. That said, it's still the Gulftown chips and accompanying X58 chipsets that sit atop the entire Intel range though, for now at least.

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    MSI Big Bang Marshal review

    MSI Big Bang Marshal review

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    MSI has thrown absolutely everything at its latest Big Bang Marshal P67 motherboard, and it all seems to have stuck. This is quite simply the most fully featured Sandy Bridge P67 motherboard around.

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    Zotac H67-ITX Wi-Fi review

    Zotac H67-ITX Wi-Fi review

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    With its DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort output options together with the Quick Sync video transcoding technology of Intel's Sandy Bridge processors make Zotac's H67-ITX a good choice to form the basis of a tiny HTPC or media PC.

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    Foxconn H61MX review

    Foxconn H61MX review

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    It may be a basic motherboard, but the Foxconn H61MX is Sandy Bridge for £60

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    MSI H61MU-E35 review

    MSI H61MU-E35 review

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    It's good to see that MSI has thought a bit about where the board might end up, hence the higher quality power components. In this case, they're used to prevent the board falling over in a hot environment rather than providing stability while the CPU is being tortured through overclocking.

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    Asus E35M1-M Pro review

    Asus E35M1-M Pro review

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    We had high expectations of this Fusion processor, especially when AMD changed its initial sales pitch and suggested Fusion APUs would take aim at lower end Intel netbooks based on the Core i3 processor. However, despite out-of-order instruction execution, the AMD E-350 is not dramatically more powerful than Atom.

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    Zotac IONITX-P-E review

    Zotac IONITX-P-E review

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    We're big fans of NVIDIA's plucky little ION motherboard chipset. What we haven't enjoyed is the feeble Intel Atom processor it's been saddled with. But what if you could have all the yummy graphics goodness of ION combined with a tastier CPU? Luckily, that's the very meaning of the Zotac IONITX-P-E's existence.

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    Zotac H55-ITX WiFi review

    Zotac H55-ITX WiFi review

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    Stuffing Intel's desktop-class H55 chipset into a miniscule Mini-ITX motherboard is hardly a standard procedure. However, the Zotac H55-ITX WiFi can't hope to get by based on nothing more than novelty. It must beat the likes of Gigabyte's identically proportioned and similarly specified H55N-USB3.

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    Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G review

    Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G review

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    Workhorse motherboards aimed at embedded and commercial applications tend not to make fine fillies in the context of home PCs. With that in mind, what chance has the Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G in the Mini-ITX motherboard stakes?

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    MSI H55M-ED55 review

    MSI H55M-ED55 review

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    A solid board at a sensible price, but lacking the latest storage interfaces

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    Gigabyte H55N-USB3 review

    Gigabyte H55N-USB3 review

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    Astonishingly good H55 board, a high-end performer in a tiny package

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    Asus M4A785TD-M EVO review

    Asus M4A785TD-M EVO review

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    Slapping a new brand name to give an old chip a leg up is a popular ruse in the PC industry. Do not, therefore, assume that the Asus M4A785TD-M EVO and its AMD 785G northbridge is necessarily old hat.

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    Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H review

    Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H review

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    AMD doesn't make the fastest PC processors on planet Earth. We can all agree on that. But in terms of bang for your British buck, the world's second-string CPU maker still has plenty to offer. Put simply, you get a lot for your money if you go with an AMD platform. Take this Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H microATX motherboard. It's based on AMD's latest 880G integrated chipset and also sports the SB850 southbridge chip.

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    ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme review

    ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme review

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    ECS may not be as well known as some of its rivals, but it does seem to come out with some interesting boards, especially its Black Extreme series for the enthusiasts. And the latest addition to this line is no exception.

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    Foxconn P67A-S review

    Foxconn P67A-S review

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    Foxconn is back in the motherboard market, and it's good timing what with Intel's Sandy Bridge launch, so here's its high-end board, the originally-named P67A-S.

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    Asus P8P67M-Pro review

    Asus P8P67M-Pro review

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    Riffing on the 'small, but perfectly formed' design ethos, Asus P8P67M-Pro is packing a lot into its teeny, tiny footprint.

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    Sapphire Pure Black X58 review

    Sapphire Pure Black X58 review

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    Seemingly from out of nowhere, here comes AMD heartthrob, Sapphire, with a top-end Intel motherboard, the Pure Black X58.

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    Foxconn H67S review

    Foxconn H67S review

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    Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors are stupidly, impossibly, hilariously quick. By some metrics, they're the most impressive new CPUs in memory. However, one of the downsides is the requirement for a new motherboard. Still, if you're going to make the migration to a new Sandy Bridge system, why not consider a small-form-factor board, such as the Foxconn H67S?

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    MSI P67A-GD65 review

    MSI P67A-GD65 review

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    With the launch of a whole new chipset, you can bet your last kidney that there'll be a slew of new motherboards hitting the scene from pretty much everyone who's ever laid capacitors on PCB.

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    Asus Maximus IV Extreme RoG review

    Asus Maximus IV Extreme RoG review

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    When it comes to new PC components, odes to awesomeness are often overwrought. But take it from us, Intel's new Sandy Bridge desktop processors proved worthy of our finest prose. The Intel Core i5-2500K and Intel Core i7-2600K chips are preposterously quick. Of course, to get the best out of them what you need is a damn fine motherboard. For example, the Asus Maximus IV Extreme RoG.

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    Asus P7H55-M review

    Asus P7H55-M review

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    The release of Intel's Clarkdale chip and its accompanying H55 chipset means new boards all round for Intel's LGA1156 boys. The shiny new P7H55-M from ASUS aims to offer a full-bloodied experience at little more than budget price and comes with a raft of overclocking tools to keep the most dedicated explorer of performance tweaks happy.

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    Gigabyte X58-USB3 review

    Gigabyte X58-USB3 review

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    There has been a battle brewing in the motherboard world, and predictably it's been between the Taiwanese motherboard giants Gigabyte and Asus. And the battle has been fought on the LGA 1366 battlefield.

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    Asus Crosshair IV Extreme review

    Asus Crosshair IV Extreme review

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    Can this excellent flagship Republic of Gamers board revive hardcore interest in HydraLogix technology?

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