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MSI A88XM GAMING: Premium FM2+ Motherboard

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The MSI A88XM GAMING is unusual: It's a premium motherboard for a budget socket. It sports big heatsinks, plenty of SATA 6 Gbps and USB 3.0 ports, a shielded/isolated audio chip with headphone amplifier and the full gamut of enthusiast BIOS controls. All this at a price far below comparable Intel offerings.

AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC

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AMD's new AM1 platform is a fresh take on entry-level desktop computing with an SoC architecture wrapped in a socketed package for the masses.

Gigabyte Z87X-UD5 TH LGA1150 Motherboard

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The Gigabyte Z87X-UD5 is a high-end Haswell motherboard with dual Thunderbolt ports, 802.11ac + Bluetooth, seven controllable fan headers, and umpteen bells and whistles for enthusiasts.

Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

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Powered by a Silvermont SoC and using a 200W 80 Plus Gold power supply, the SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 is an energy efficient rackmount server with a lot more horsepower than any previous Atom-based fare.

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU

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The latest generation of AMD's desktop CPU lineup features new Steamroller CPU and GCN GPU cores, helping it achieve improved power consumption. The A8-7600 has an additional energy efficiency trick up its sleeve: an adjustable 65W/45W TDP.

ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard

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The ASUS Republic of Gamer line of motherboards pull out all the stops and the Maximus VI Impact is no exception. This Haswell mini-ITX board is filled to the brim with features both big and small to entice gamers, enthusiasts, and anyone with deep pockets.

Gigabyte GA-H77TN Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard

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Gigabyte dips its toes into the Thin mini-ITX waters with the LG1155-based GA-H77TN. An alternative to the Intel DQ77KB, it hits most of the same marks at a sizable discount.

Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Haswell Mini-ITX Motherboard

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The Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI is a value-oriented mini-ITX motherboard for Intel's Haswell CPUs. With the enthusiast performance Z87 chipset, its US$130 price-tag seems like a steal.

Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

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The GA-2A85XN-WIFI from Gigabyte offers a nice feature-set for a reasonable price and the best energy effiency I've seen out of an FM2 motherboard. Our first in a series of DIY articles on mini-ITX motherboards for small system options.

Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

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Though a few corners have been cut to keep the price affordable, the Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI offers a nice set of features including 802.11n and Bluetooth connectivity.

AMD A10-6800K & A10-6700 Richland APUs

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A follow up to Trinity, AMD's Richland APU architecture utilizes an intelligent power management system to hit higher clock speeds without increasing power consumption.

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor

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Intel's latest mainstream processor architecture isn't a massive upgrade but Haswell does boast some performance gains, new/refined features, and improved energy efficiency, the latter most useful in the mobile chips running Windows 8.

Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard

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The Intel DQ77KB is the first of its kind to hit retail channels, an energy efficient mini-ITX motherboard powered externally and supporting a selection of Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge based CPUs.

AMD FX-8350 CPU: Piledriver Arrives

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AMD's new flagship processor offers a decent boost in speed over its predecessors but without significantly improved energy efficiency or pricing, it fails to alter the desktop CPU landscape.

Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H Budget FM2 Motherboard

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Though not based on the latest and greatest A85X chipset, the Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H doesn't give up much, and its attractive price makes it a natural complement to the value offered by AMD's Trinity APU lineup.
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