MSI’s Z170 XPOWER Titanium board is pretty high end, with it’s great overclocking features, white, silver and black styling, and the plethora of connectivity. If you are looking for a great overclocking board, this should be on your shortlist with it’s OC dashboard – a small ad-on PCB with hardware buttons allowing you to easily increase your overclocks with hardware buttons, while still easily accessing your voltage checkpoints. I can also see the board being used as a style piece in one of those amazing showcase builds – with the currently pretty unique colour scheme, and general nice design – it’s certainly a looker too. Something to note though is that even though it’s relatively expensive for a Z170 motherboard (something like their Gaming 7, or Asus’ Hero or Ranger boards being between £50 and £100 cheaper) it doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles since it’s more focuses on overclocking. You miss out on things like USP 3.1 Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, U.2 (although can be converted from one of two 32GB/s M.2 slots) and a few other features that similar and sometimes lower priced boards come with – so this is definitely a compromise – but certainly not by much. Feel free to watch the video for more info on the board!
2015 was a very interesting year for me at TechteamGB. I went from a low of ~2,000 subscribers of YouTube and around 500,000 views, to nearly 8,000 with nearly 2 million total views, and an insane 250,000 views a month figure – and in that time I have reviewed a lot (seriously, 3 videos a week makes for a lot of products) of tech and this video is basically a compilation of my favorites. I’ve listed all the videos I did of them, as well as Amazon links below for each one – should you be interested in taking a look![/ihc-hide-content]
AOC G2460PF: AmazonUK Amazon USA
AOC G2460PQU: AmazonUK Amazon USA
Asus ROG Swift: AmazonUK Amazon USA
Intel i5-6600K: AmazonUK Amazon USA
Asus Maximus VIII Ranger: AmazonUK Amazon USA
Asus Maximus VIII Hero: AmazonUK Amazon USA
MSI GS60: AmazonUK Amazon USA(Similar)
Moto X Play: AmazonUK
Corsair VOID: AmazonUK Amazon USA
Corsair Strafe: AmazonUK Amazon USA
Cooler Master MasterCase 5: AmazonUK Amazon USA
Over the last couple of months I’ve been working with Cooler Master to create this build. Now, I’m no modder (tech reviewer and content creator actually..) but I took a stab at it here. I started with a MasterCase5, with all the optional accessories, then got some awesome parts from Asus, including a Z97 Formula board, and their Poseidon edition 980ti, and set to work. I also got some amazing watercooling kit from Aquatuning, and fan hub from OverclockersUK! In the series I have painted the case, build the system 3 or 4 times, hard pipe watercooled it all (and showed how), and am in the process of filling and finishing it all off! Let me know what you think of the project in the comments down below, and please note that I know I’m terrible at painting, modding and generally everything.