Oval CPU Cooler Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 Review

Rivalry in the CPU cooling market is rather tough nowadays. Each and every manufacturer tries to exceed its competitors by elaborating high-performance and durable coolers. Some companies pay attention primarily to efficiency, while the others try to draw potential audience by an unusual design. Xigmatek, a renowned manufacturer in this segment, has been introducing qualitative and original solutions for many years. Its Colosseum SM128164 is a vindication of the assumptions that unusual in design coolers can be efficient. Let’s have a look at it.



Design and Framework


The Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 at the first sight looks as an ordinary cooler of a rectangular form with the height of 157 mm. It consists of a heatsink block, a fan, a mirror-like base, and five heat pipes. The central pipe is larger than the other four: its diameter equals to 8 mm, whereas the side pipes feature 6 mm diameter. Nonetheless, if turning the cooler sideways, it becomes vivid that the item is a …

Intel Unveils DZ75ML-45K Board with LucidLogix Virtu MVP Support

CES 2013 provided room for Intel to show all its might and recent achievements in PC hardware industry. Hence, the company unveiled a series of new motherboards intended at the overclocking of Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs of the second and third generation. Model, codenamed Intel DZ75ML-45K, is a bright representative of this series, being a large-scale entry-level solution. It is developed in micro-ATX form-factor and features 226x216 mm dimensions.



Motherboard Intel DZ75ML-45K is based on Intel Z75 chipset and employs Socket LGA1155 CPU slot. Power supply subsystem is designed according to 4+2 scheme, where 4 phases are responsible for CPU management. The board accommodates four DIMM slots for the integration of two-channel DDR3 RAM; its overall capacity might achieve 32GB. Besides, Intel has taken care about wide memory facilities that manifest themselves is various operational frequencies (from 1066 MHz to 2400 (OC) MHz).


All expansion facilities are provided by …

Gigabyte Showcases GA-Z170X Gaming 3 Mainboard

Gigabyte expands its line of gaming products with a new ATX motherboard, entitled GA-Z170X Gaming 3. The key peculiarity ascribed to the model is the support for the latest Intel Skylake-S CPU (14 nm) with LGA 1151 socket. The new-comer takes Intel Z170 chipset as the basis and draws power via 24-pin ATX as well as 8-pin EPS power sockets. Besides, the board belongs to the mainstream customer segment, so its price won’t go higher than $188.



Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming 3 is furnished with 7-phase VRM, four slots for DDR4-3400 MHz RAM (two-channel) of up to 64 GB capacity, a pair of PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for the installation of graphics cards (support for CrossFireX and SLI configurations), a single PCIe 3.0 x4 slot, and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.


Storage subsystem might be organized due to six SATA III ports (bandwidth – 6 Gb/sec), three SATA Express ports (bandwidth – up to 16 Gb/sec), and a couple of M.2 slots with bandwidth index up to 32 Gb/sec.


In addition, this …
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