Thermalright Shows up a Hard-Hitting Archon IB-E X2 Cooler

Thermalright is about to release a new ‘tower’ CPU cooler, codenamed Archon IB-E X2. Featuring 155x106x170 mm dimensions, the model supports Intel LGA 2011/115x and AMD FM1/AM2+/AM3+/FM2+ platforms. The launch date is on hold, though the recommended price might rise up 65 EUR.

Thermalright Archon IB-E X2 consists of a voluminous aluminum heatsink with 43 thin pins, which are pierced by eight U-shape nickel-plated heatpipes, and a polished copper base also with a nickel-plated coverage.

The framework is replenished by two 140 mm fans Thermalright TY-141; they are thought to support PWM technology that promotes for speed variation from 900 RPM to 1300 RPM. The fan blades produce up to 74 CFM airflow, consuming not more than 2.4 W power. Average noise level fluctuates within the measures of 17-21 dB.

Moreover, the vendor equips the cooler with a brand thermal compound — Thermalright Chill Factor III. The latter transcends common Chill Factor item in terms of heat …

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 …

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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