Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.

Design and Layout

To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

Universal Laptop Charger FSP NB Q90 Plus Review

The major task of technological progress is to provide people with more efficient, more convenient, and more user-friendly devices to be used at home and in office. The list of all those facilities has become of vital importance for consumer electronics segment. That is because people would like to be saved from multiple wires, cables and schemes when they use their PCs, laptops or other gadgets. Nevertheless, it is impossible to avoid cable grooming when it comes about PSUs or chargers. FSP company dared to solve this problem by releasing a compact and ergonomic laptop charger, codenamed NB Q90 Plus. The employment of this device is called to facilitate the laptop charge-in and save people from cable foul-ups.

Design and Ergonomics

The first thing that differentiates laptop charger FSP NB Q90 Plus from dozens of other models is its dimensions which do not exceed 135x72x19 mm. This makes it easily portable even in a tiny handbag. The series of charges is represented by …

Greeting Omni-Purpose HQ720 & HQ740 Water Coolers from Zalman

Zalman has gladdened all devotees of liquid cooling by introducing a pair of new solutions: the HQ720 & the HQ740. Both models are targeting all modern as well as outdated platforms, including Intel LGA 115x/LGA 1366/LGA 2011/LGA 2011-v3 & AMD FM1/FM2/FM2+/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+. The first model comes equipped with a single fan, while the second one – with two fans.

Zalman HQ720 & HQ740 feature a high-performance heatsink, made of aluminum. It is accompanied by a copper pump (62x62x35 mm) that operates at 12V voltage. Its MTBF makes up 75.000 hours. The integrated water pump consists of micro-channels and a pair of hoses.

The fans (120 mm) are based on fluid bearing, estimated for 60.000 hours of fool-proof operation. They support PWM technology that allows for varying the rotational speed from 800 to 2000 RPM. Besides, they employ 4-pin connectors.

The fans are able to deliver up to 107.41 CFM airflow, whereas the noise level remains within the range of 18-24.8 dB. If …
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