Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review

Motherboards based on Intel Z77 chip have been lately given much attention, to the detriment of products featuring AMD solutions. In fact, motherboards with AMD chips are in abundance in the market, providing a competitive conditions for the manufacturers and plentiful offers for potential consumers. Asus developed a lot of boards with Intel Z77 chip, but it also boasts the products, like Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, based on AMD 990FX chip for AM3+ socket. This model is an apt sample of performance, resources and design.


Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is developed in ATX form-factor and features 305x244 mm dimensions. The motherboard accommodates five sockets for the connection of fans and large heatsinks which manage heat quite efficiently; heatsinks located on the northbridge and CPU power converter are joined by a heat pipe. There is one peculiar feature pertained to the implemented heatsinks: each of them is notable by an individual fixture type. The reverse side of the …

Asustor Outs AS6 Series NAS Servers

Asustor has replenished its production line with a pair of NAS servers – AS6202T & AS6204T — which joined AS 6 Series lineup. The new-comers are estimated for the installation of 2 and 4 drives correspondingly with the maximal aggregate capacity of 12 TB and 24 TB. The drives might be joined into various arrays, including RAID 0/1/5/6, RAID Single, JBOD, RAID 1/5 + Hot Spare, etc. Both items run under ADM OS and are backed by a 3-year’s limited warranty.

Asustor AS6 network storages boast a vertical rack construction. They are based on a 4-core Intel Celeron N3150 CPU that operates at 1.6 GHz frequency with the overclocking possibility of 2.08 GHz. The CPU is accompanied by 4 GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory. The models are characterized by rich connectivity options; they offer 3x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 2x eSATA ports, 1x HDMI 1.4b port, 2x gigabit Ethernet ports, S/PDIF port, and IR.

Drive trays accommodate dedicated locks. Besides, the manufacturer has added Hot …

Graphics Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 Super Overclock Review

The launch of graphics solutions with WindForce 5X cooling system stirred a real boom in the market, giving a special tribute to the products developed by Gigabyte. The company launched two adapters this summer with the implementation of WindForce 5X system and now introduces one more card on its basis. Model Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 Super Overclock can be called a paragon of efficient performance, overclocking and cooling activities.


Graphics card GeForce GTX 680 Super Overclock features 295x120x64 mm dimensions and rather unusual design. Instead of common fans on the frontal board Gigabyte covered PCB and elements of cooling system by a metallic cover with decorative holes; the rear board is also covered by a metallic plate. The top board is only partially covered by the lid that hides a line of five fans, while the bottom board unveils a voluminous heatsink with heatpipes. The implemented circuit board is originally designed with a reinforced power supply …
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