Universal CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9900DF Review

Zalman keeps on developing high-end cooling systems with a radial arrangement of plates. Its latest product, CPU cooler CNPS9900DF, is considered to be universal in terms of compatibility and implemented facilities. Still, some IT experts view this model as a modification of previously launched Zalman CNPS9900 MAX, although with two fans. In spite of visual resemblance, the company tried to design a truly uncommon cooler, with remarkable specifications and reliability.

Framework Peculiarities

Zalman CNPS9900DF is distinguished by an unusual framework. It's not a traditional vertical tower, as long as heatsink ribs feature fan-like location relative to the central axis of symmetry. Such approach provides for a comprehensive heat dissipation over all key motherboard components due to absence of frames on fans. Heat pipes embrace the cooling plates in a circle, then bend at 90 degrees, piercing the base. At first sight it seems that the framework involves six heat pipes, but …

ASRock Unveils Z170M OC Formula Mainboard

ASRock came into the market with a new small-sized overclocking-oriented mainboard. Entitled Z170M OC Formula, the model is designed in micro-ATX form-factor on the basis of Intel Z170 chipset. The latter is ready to cooperate with Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB offers a pair of DIMM slots for DDR4-4500 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB capacity).

ASRock Z170M OC Formula accommodates three PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, enabling the creation of various graphics configurations (including Nvidia SLI & AMD CrossFireX). Storage subsystem is introduced by a pair of SATA Express ports (10 Gb/sec) as well as four SATA ports (6 Gb/sec) and one Ultra M.2 slot (32 Gb/sec).

This motherboard boasts a high-quality audio subsystem; it is based on Realtek ALC1150 controller, generating 7.1-channel sounding (Purity Sound 3). The 10-layer PCB comes with an integrated 14-phase power subsystem with dual-stack MOSFETs, premium choke coils, and solid-state capacitors Nichicon 12K Platinum. …

Samsung Ativ One 7 2014 Edition: All-in-One PC with Bluetooth Music Play Support

Samsung is glad to show off its newest all-in-one solution, codenamed Ativ One 7 2014 Edition. The device features 24-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution. It is noteworthy that its design has a visual integrity with mobile devices of Samsung Galaxy series, boasting a minimalistic exterior and 26.6 mm thickness. Therein, the screen frame equals to 4.5 mm only. The company does not provide information about the pricing, although the release is scheduled for February.

Samsung Ativ One 7 2014 Edition is based on IPS panel with anti-glare coating. It ensures the ultimate viewing angles in both aspects (178/178) and the production of high-quality imaging. The heart of the system is Intel Haswell platform. Designers offer model variations with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs with an integrated graphics.

Additionally, the device is furnished with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, and a slot for 3-in-1 memory cards. It’s also feasible to add a second drive: either one …
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