There is no one part that can make a PC great; all the components have to work together in perfect harmony in order for a PC to reach maximum performance. While it is difficult to put a finger on just one part, in my opionion, ranked equally with the processor is the motherboard in terms of the most important components. While there isn't just one component that can make a great PC, one faulty or sub standard component can be detrimental. The motherboard facilitates all communication between the different componenets, so if the motherboard isn't on par, the PC will never reach is potential, as the saying goes: "If mamma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."
Today we are taking a look at Sapphire's addition to the Z77 lineup : The Sapphire PURE Platinum Z77K. The Z77 chipset is Intel's latest chipset for the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processor series. It supports the LGA 1155 processors with 8 PCI-E 2.0 lanes, 6 Gbit/s SATA & USB 3.0. How does Sapphire's addition to the Z77 arena fare? Read on to find out.