Custom PC

Custom PC — Issue 222

Issue 222 of Custom PC is ideal for anyone looking to upgrade to Intel’s new Alder Lake platform. Inside, you’ll find a big group test of Z690 motherboards from all the industry’s big players, including both DDR4 and DDR5 options, with prices ranging from £199 to £570.

We test the application and gaming performance of each board at stock and overclocked speeds, as well as the audio quality and cooling capabilities. If you’re wondering which Z690 motherboard to use as the foundation for your new Alder Lake system, you’ll want to pick up this issue of Custom PC.

Also in this issue:

  • Silence your PC
  • ATX case group test
  • How to use liquid metal paste on your GPU
  • 2022: The hardware and games coming this year
  • Clockwork Pi DevTerm
  • How to install an M.2 SSD heatsink
  • Retro tech: GeForce FX 5800 Ultra