Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Review

When all the turmoil connected with the launch of new Intel Haswell processors becalmed, potential customers could finally get their own opinion about CPU facilities and decide whether an upgrade is a sensible move. A flagship motherboard from Biostar, entitled Hi-Fi Z87X 3D, proves that it worth the effort. Biostar was one of the first manufacturers in the market to pay much attention to audio subsystem. Hence, all the best audio elaborations have been aptly implemented in its flagship board.



General Specifications


Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D positions itself as the motherboard for overclocking, featuring:

— chipset: Intel Z87;

— form-factor: ATX, dimensions – 305x244 mm;

— socket and supported processors: Socket 1150, Intel Haswell Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— built-in graphics core: Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— memory: type – DDR3, capacity – up to 32 GB, clock frequencies – 1066 MHz – 2800 (OC) MHz;

— expansion slots: three PCI-e 2.0 x1, two …

Meet U2477PWQ Monitor with 4K Resolution from AOC

As a rule, manufacturers introduce 4K Ultra HD resolution to 27-inch or even larger monitors. AOC decided to break the rules by incorporating 3840x2160 pixels into its newest 23.6-inch display, entitled U2477PWQ. Having in disposal less screen area, the pixels are located more densely to provide for the high-quality imaging. Along with a huge visibility area, the model features 16:9 aspect ratio to further improve visual representation.



AOC U2477PWQ is based on PLS panel that covers 100% of sRGB environment and offers the maximal viewing angles (178/178 degrees). The model boasts 300 cd/m2 brightness, 4 ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast (50M:1 dynamic contrast), and 16.7 million of displayed colors.


The monitor is housed in a textured frame, supplemented by a transparent stand. The latter allows adjusting the display’s height, swivel and angle of slope as well as transferring the screen to portrait mode. In addition, it is equipped with VESA bracket for …

SilverStone Outs Strider Platinum Power Supply Units

SilverStone technology is about to launch three new PSUs which join Strider Platinum family. The ST55F-PT, ST65F-PT and ST75F-PT offer 550 W, 650 W and 750 W power correspondingly. The new-comers are housed in a classic black chassis, featuring 150x86x140 mm dimensions, and are based on Sirtec platform. The latter complies with ATX 12V 2.4 requirements. Moreover, all models boast 80Plus Platinum certificate, since their efficiency achieves 94% in 230V networks.



SilverStone Strider Platinum units feature an entirely modular design. Cooling is ensured thanks to a pre-installed 120-mm fan that rotates at 1500 RPM on 100% loading and at 1000 RPM on 70% loading. It produces not more than 18 dB noise and might operate trouble-free for some 100 thousand hours.


These PSUs come equipped with all-new safety options, including Active PFC, overvoltage, overloading, overheating, and short circuit safeguards. The list of integrated connectors embraces standard ATX, EPS 12V (4+4)-pin, a …
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