Some of you might have seen recent research numbers from IDC showing that the desktop computer market is slowing down quarter after quarter, but luckily for us enthusiasts these results have nothing to do with the gaming sector, which is seeing double digit growth these days. With that in mind, it does not come as a surprise that there are quite a few great mods surfacing these days, including the quite impressive Project Hellion MK1 mod based on the ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene motherboard.
The Bit Fenix Prodigy is a mini-ITX case, but Rig Noobies member adamski07 wanted more, he wanted a full water cooling loop, a GTX 680 and a micro ATX motherboard in his Prodigy. Despite not even remotely resembling the original case at the end, it’s still one of the most impressive micro ATX, let alone mini-ITX, projects we’ve seen!
Got a ROG motherboard? Then make sure you download the latest version of Kaspersky Anti-virus, for free, and protect your system.
Follow our guide on how to get a great overclock from the Core i5-3570K CPU in the Maximus V GENE.
Think you’re a pro tweaker? Do you want to learn what settings the Pro’s use in their BIOS? Or perhaps you just need a great foundation to a rock solid OC? Share your OC Profile with the rest of the community or download others, using ROG Exchange. For anyone from technical amateurs to OC professionals, browse through the BIOS OC Profiles to see what others have submitted, then see if their tweaks work for your system and if you can improve on them!
There’s been some OC achievements and even record breaking lately by world-wide overclockers using Maximus V series motherboards. Here’s a run-down of the achievements.
Two new blocks for ASUS motherboards launched recently from premium block maker, EKWB; a VRM waterblock for the Maximus V GENE and a block-set for the Z9PED8-WS.
If you’re using a Rampage IV or Maximus V motherboard (or any X79 or Z77 for that matter) along with RAID0 SSDs, you can now get TRIM support by upgrading to the 11.x (currently 11.2) Intel RST drivers.
Anandtech tested the latest driver in a recent article. If you’re unsure what TRIM is and why you need it, Anandtech covers that too in the ‘Why does TRIM matter?’ section.