Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.

Design and Layout

To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

Meet Self-Purified D.F.Vegas Fans from Enermax

Enermax has enlarged its lineup of fans with D.F.Vegas series. The series consists of two models: the D.F.Vegas & the D.F.Vegas Duo. The key differentiation between the two solutions lies in the current intensity as well as LED backlights. The first new-comer is equipped with 12 blue diodes, while the second model houses 12 red and 12 green diodes.

Enermax D.F.Vegas fans boast the implementation of self-purification technology – Dust Free Rotation (DFR). During the first ten seconds of operation the fan rotates contrary clockwise and then returns to standard rotational mode. That is how dust and litter is removed from the blades. If there is a need in manual cleansing, the blades can be easily detached.

Both fans are designed on Twister Bearing with MTBF index of 160 thousand hours. The frame accommodates a single 4-pin connector which supports PWM technology. Hence, it’s possible to limit the maximal rotation speed by 1100/1300/1500 RPM by means of a dedicated …

Greeting GT51CA Gaming Desktop from Asus

Asus has just unveiled another representative of ROG lineup – a powerful gaming desktop, entitled GT51CA. The greenhorn boasts an aggressive steel design, replenished by a 4-zone LED backlight. The latter allows choosing among 8 million colors as well as several lighting modes. ‘OC’ mode automatically activates the backlight on overclocking process (by pushing Turbo Gear button). The case features 587x584x262 mm dimensions to fit any environment.

Asus ROG GT51CA comes with one of two available Intel Core CPUs: i5-6600K, running at 3.5/3.9 GHz frequency (4.3 GHz in OC mode), or i7-6700K, yielding 4.0/4.2 GHz frequency (4.6 GHz in OC mode). Both variations are targeting Intel Z170 platform. The CPU is supplemented by DDR4-2133 MHz RAM (16-64 GB capacity). During overclocking its clock frequency might be increased up to 2400-2800 MHz index.

This desktop allows for the integration of one out of 5 permissible graphics cards of Nvidia GeForce series: GTX 970 (GDDR5, 4 GB), …
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