Which new ASUS X99 motherboard should I buy?

The next wave of Intel Core i7 processors for socket LGA 2011-v3 is coming. These new high-end desktop CPUs will plug into the same socket as their predecessors, and with a firmware update, they’ll even work in existing X99 motherboards. In fact, the requisite UEFI updates are already available for our current X99 products. Thing is,…

The snowbound Sabertooth lives

Last month, we took the Sabertooth Z170 S into the snow for a photo shoot highlighting its digital artic camouflage finish. The board spent a couple hours posing in the powder at Whistler Mountain, and it ended up covered in snow. The white stuff got everywhere, including between the pins of the CPU socket and inside the expansion…

TUF’s Sabertooth Z170 S chills in the snow

HBO won’t return to Westeros for months, but winter is already here for the rest of us. So is ASUS’ new Sabertooth Z170 S, which is dressed in matching digital arctic camouflage. The monochrome design provides a stylish foundation for modders and all-white builds while staying true to the principles that set the TUF family…

Assembly upgrades take the Maximus VIII Extreme to the next level

There is a restlessness at ASUS, especially within the Republic of Gamers division. We strive to create the best PC components, but despite our success, we are rarely satisfied.  We’re constantly looking to improve, whether it’s by boosting performance, adding features, or finding new ways to stand out in the crowd. This pursuit of perfection drove…

ROG’s Maximus VIII Formula redefines the math for premium PCs

Every motherboard has its own formula. This carefully balanced equation of specs and silicon lays the foundation on which PCs are built, ultimately dictating much of their personality. Although each blueprint is unique, most follow familiar themes and conventional thinking, making it difficult to stand out from the crowd. The ROG Maximus VIII Formula is different,…

ROG’s Maximus VIII Hero Alpha sets the stage for enlightened PCs

The ASUS Republic of Gamers has a storied history of ground-breaking products that push the boundaries of PC hardware. We’re constantly exploring new features and technologies to elevate the overall experience for gamers, overclockers, modders, and PC enthusiasts who want the very best. The latest product of this pursuit is the Maximus VIII Hero Alpha,…

A very PC DIY holiday gift guide

The holiday gift-giving season is fast approaching, but there’s no reason to be unprepared. We’ve compiled a collection of DIY-friendly ASUS products that are sure to bring smiles to the faces of the gamers and PC enthusiasts on your list–and provide ideas for what to put on your own wishlist. ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard – $248.99 While some…

6700K 4.6GHz DDR4 3000 MHz Z170-DELUXE Aida64 Stress Test Stable 24 Hours

ASUS Z170 Overclock Stability Tests

Here at PCDIY we spend a lot of time testing. The type of tests vary from general stability & functionality to interoperability & compatibility to overclocking and much more. For many enthusiasts the most consistent questions relate to overclocking. These questions tend to be, how will a motherboard act when it comes to overclocking? Will it be stable?…