Asus Comes Out with B85-Pro Gamer Motherboard

Thrifty enthusiasts willing to build up an efficient gaming system are given a chance to enjoy the privileges of a new motherboard from Asus: the B85-Pro Gamer. The model employs an affordable set of components, although it is highly competitive with more powerful solutions. This ATX board is based on Intel B85 Express chipset for Socket LGA1150 platform and supports Core i3/i5/i7, Celeron and Pentium (Haswell gen.) CPUs.

Asus B85-Pro Gamer comes with 4x DIMM slots that are ready to welcome up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory modules (two-channel). Storage section is represented by six SATA ports, four of which support 6 Gb/sec standard. Expansion of functional facilities might be realized due to three PCI slots, two PCI-e 2.0 x1, and two PCI-e x16 slots. The delivery of power supply is organized by means of 1x 24-contact socket and 1x 8-contact socket.

The hardware base also embraces network gigabit Intel I217V controller with an integrated GameFirst II technology; the …

Water 3.0: a New Series of Liquid Coolers from Thermaltake

Thermaltake, a viable designer of versatile PC hardware components, has recently unveiled its new series of liquid cooling systems. Entitled simply Water 3.0, the products constitute themselves as all-in-one cooling solutions with high efficiency and low noise level. The series is introduced by three models, — Water 3.0 Performer, Water 3.0 Extreme and Water 3.0 Pro, — targeting different customer groups.

All liquid coolers included into the lineup consist of a pump integrated into a waterblock, a copper base, a couple of 120 mm fans, and leak-proof pipes which protect the liquid from leakages or evaporation. Heatsink design is individual for each of the models. One should mention that Thermaltake delivers its liquid coolers with dedicated Windows-compatible software for the monitoring and adjustment of all key parameters, including fan rotational speed, liquid thermal conditions, and pump efficiency.

The first model, Water 3.0 Performer, features 120 mm heatsink of a …

Eurocom launches “superlaptop” Scorpius with two GeForce GTX 680M on board

Eurocom has long been designing laptops with powerful «stuffing» with the level of desktop PCs. Being a full replacement for the classic desktops, they still have a significant drawback — a lot of weight due to the use of high-end components and a massive cooling system.

The new creation of Canadian engineers is called the Scorpius. This laptop combines a 17.3-inch screen with a glossy or matte finish (available in both options) and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, one of the top line of mobile processors Ivy Bridge (up to the Core i7-3920XM), the motherboard chipset HM77, four memory modules DDR3-1333/1600/1866 totaling up to 32 GB, one or two GeForce GTX 680M graphics card with 4 GB of GDDR5 on board (optional GeForce GTX 675M, Radeon HD 7970M, Quadro K3000M/K4000M/K5000M) and a maximum of 4 Drive: a pair of hard drives with SATA 6 Gb / s, optical drive and card mSATA SSD.

Among the other components of the Eurocom Scorpius distinguish the presence of 2.1-channel …
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