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 …

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Characteristics

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 530 (H) x 220 (W) x 430 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel, acrylic

Weight, kg: 6.1

Color: black/white

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": –

3.5" external devices: –

3.5 "/ 2.5" internal: 5/2 devices (2.5" drives fit to slots of 3.5" drives)

Number of supported expansion slots: 8

Fans: front – 3 x 120/2 x 140 mm (optional)

rear – 1 x 120/140 mm (1 x 120 mm installed)

upper – 2 x 120/140 mm (optional)

Interface slots: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, microphone in and headphone out

Other features: transparent side panel, two three-position speed controllers for two fans, removable dust filter of the power supply unit.


DAS Promise Pegasus R4 Review

Data storage units have become an integral part of PC hardware in recent years. Such conjuncture is simply explained by the rising necessity to store huge amounts of information and transfer the data to various devices. NAS and DAS units have been developed with the intention to solve all storage problems, however, the efficiency of their work is much dependent on the interfaces they use for data transfer. USB 2.0 interfaces are unable to cope with voluminous info; the prevalent now USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces are efficient only for a single winchester. But when it comes to the management of really huge data blocks, there appears a need for a more advanced solution. Promise Technology dares to solve all vital issues by releasing DAS Pegasus R4 with Thunderbolt interface which is notable for the high and stable data transfer speed with the retention of compatibility.



General Characteristics


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