Cougar Vortex Fans: the Secret of Success

Nowadays a lot of hardware developers employ Vortex fans from Cougar in the design of various PC components, including CPU coolers and graphics cards. Such demand is primarily explained by an elaborate approach to the fans' framework construction. Profound testing is not the last thing to contribute to the company's success. Indeed, since the launch date in 2011, Vortex line has been enjoying great popularity throughout the world and, especially, on American and European markets.



Therefore, Cougar has designed unique fan impellers that ensure a balanced correlation between such parameters as static pressure, noise level and airflow. The implementation of aerodynamic elements on the internal part of the frame in combination with the grooves on the impellers are able to promote for an improved airflow focusing; this is achieved due to the acceleration of airflow in edge area.


All Vortex fans are based on a hydrodynamic bearing that provides for the prolonged lifetime and …

Asus Introduces a New Powerful Motherboard Z87-A

The line of Haswell-compatible motherboards from Asus has been recently replenished with a new model – Z87-A. The new-comer is supposed to be the most ‘customer-friendly’ board, due to the correlation of incorporated facilities and price: based on the prime chipset (Intel Z87) on Socket LGA1150 platform, this board boasts an extreme functional combined with the price of $150 only. Thus, it might become a perfect solution for a powerful gaming PC.



Motherboard Asus Z87-A is elaborated in ATX form-factor and supports Intel Core i3, i5, i7, Pentium, and Celeron processors. Memory is represented by four DDR3 DIMM slots that are able to run at the maximal 3000 MHz frequency. Their overall capacity might achieve 32 GB. CPU power supply subsystem involves 8 phases; this is quite enough for a full-scale overclocking. Audio facilities are ensured by the integrated 7.1-channel Realtek ALC892 controller. Network facilities are backed by a separate gigabit Realtek 8111GR controller.
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Thecus Adds N2810 NAS to Its Rich Portfolio

Thecus Technology Corp. marked the beginning of a new production year by launching an offbeat multi-task NAS – the N2810. The model is targeting to solve a wide spectrum of assignments; however, it might become an ideal solution for a demanding multimedia system. The all-black case is estimated for two 3.5-inch HDD drives which can be swapped thanks to dedicated buttons on the front panel. Sales are scheduled for February 2016.



Thecus N2810 is developed on Intel Celeron N3050 (Intel Braswell, 14 nm) CPU with 6 W TDP. Its base clock frequency makes up 1.6 GHz, while efficient index might achieve 2.16 GHz. The CPU cooperates with 2 GB of DDR3 memory. Interestingly enough, the customer is free to expand RAM to 8 GB, if necessary.


The frontal panel accommodates Start button as well as a set of interfaces: three USB 3.0 ports, a pair of RJ45 LAN ports, and a single HDMI video port. Such assembly provides for the connection of external drives, peripherals and multimedia …
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