Gigabyte Showcases a Couple of Gaming Mainboards with Onboard Liquid Coolers

Gigabyte teamed up with EK Water Blocks in order to develop a pair of off-beat motherboards. The GA-X99-Ultra-Gaming-EK and the GA-Z170X-Gaming 7-EK are differentiated from their predecessors by the integration of EK-Supremacy EVO X99 & EK-FB GA-Z170X waterblocks. The latter is sure to cool down not only the CPU and its environment but also key components of the power subsystem.

Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming-EK is developed on Intel X99 chipset, targeting Intel Core i7 CPUs for Socket LGA2011-3 platform. The PCB offers 8 DIMM slots for DDR4-3600 MHz memory (up to 128 GB), four PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots and a single PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. The ATX motherboard features 305x244 mm dimensions.

Storage subsystem of the model is represented by one M.2 Socket 3 slot, one U.2 slot, one SATA Express port as well as eight SATA III (6 Gb/sec) ports. One more M.2 Socket 1 is occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. 7-1 channel audio subsystem is based on Realtek ALC1150 controller, whereas …

PSU Chieftec BPS-650C2 Review

Chieftec, a renowned manufacturer of power supply units, has recently introduced a series of new PSUs, codenamed BPS, which included five different models. The two models differ from other items in color, dimensions, applied fans, and belonging to the lower PSU segment. The other three products belong to the high-end segment and own outstanding characteristics. Chieftec BPS-650C2 belongs to the high-end echelon that is confirmed as by its internal integration, so by general specifications.


PSU Chieftec BPS-650C2 employs modular system of cable connection and is notable by 650W of output power. The external design of the model did not outlive any dramatic changes, except for the availability of large stickers on the PSU casing. Quite the contrary, the integration has been given a completely new touch. BPS-650C2 is based on a new advanced platform developed by CWT. The manufacturer employed DC-DC converters for +3.3VDC and+5VDC channels. Those converters are …

Eizo Announces a New PC Monitor with 4:3 Aspect Ratio

Eizo Nanao Corporation, a Japanese innovator in the field of display design, has just announced the release of its new PC monitor, codenamed FlexScan S2133-H. The model features 21.3 inch display with 1600x1200 resolution, and nearly foursquare 4:3 aspect ratio. Based on IPS array with a power-saving LED backlit, this monitor is primarily targeting corporate and industrial users.

Monitor FlexScan S2133-H is notable by mat screen coverage and the availability of light sensor which allows adjusting the brightness in automatic mode, due to the support of Auto EcoView option. In free sale this model will be delivered in two color variations – white and black – and will be sustained by a 5-year’s limited warranty.

An advanced IPS panel ensures the most ‘true-to-life’ imaging and high-quality video effects. Therefore, the maximal brightness claimed for this model equals to 420 cd/m2, array response time equals to 6 ms, viewing angles achieve the index of 178/178 …
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