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 …

The Latest Liquid Coolers from Cooler Master – MasterLiquid 120 and 240

Cooler Master has recently designed a couple of novelties, namely MasterLiquid 120 and 240. These are liquid cooling systems, which require no service after installation and are compatible with the main part of modern AMD and Intel platforms, including the top-of-the-line АМ4.



As compared to previous MasterLiquid Pro 120 and 240 models, these specialties are constructed with more compact and cheaper dual chamber pumps of a low profile. Supply sets contain Air Balance series fans, fittings for various sockets, as well as the branded thermal grease. Water units with pumps are connected to aluminium heat sinks with the help of flexible tubing, allowing to separate incoming and outgoing liquid flows and decrease the noise level to the 15 dBA ultimate rate.


MasterLiquid 120 is available at the price of €70, and the 240 model costs €80. Both products are accompanied with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.

An elegant white CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition Power Unit

The CORSAIR Company celebrates its 10th anniversary since the first release of power units. This manufacturer has already passed out 10 mln of power supply devices. To mark this great event out the company presented a snow-white CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition model with white fan LED-lighting.



There will be only 100 samples available on sale, each having its own serial number. The overall CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition power equals to 1,000 W, and the efficiency factor is 90% (the 80 PLUS Gold certification is received). By default it uses eight +12V virtual circuits with 40 А load capacity, though if necessary, one can put them into one powerful +12V channel with the max output capability of 1,000 W.


Needless to say, that the up-to-date circuit technology and top-grade element base are inside. A 135 mm fan, based on FDB bearings, is installed to provide active cooling. Also the CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition cable system is entirely module and possesses handy line …
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