A320M Grenade and A320M Bazooka Motherboards by Micro-Star International

Customers have an opportunity to put to the test two new motherboards from the Micro-Star International Company. These products, based on the A320 chipset and performed in the microATX form factor, are meant for the AM4 platform. They are called A320M Grenade and A320M Bazooka.



Both novelties are equipped with the six-phase CPU power system, two expansion slots, two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. DDR4-2667 RAM of up to 32 GB (for the A320M Grenade model) and up to 64 GB (for the A320M Bazooka sample) capacity can be installed. Drives can be connected via four SATA 6 Gbps ports and one 32 Gbps M.2 slot. The Realtek RTL8111H controller ensures the wired network interface functioning; and the audio is delivered due to the Realtek ALC892 (ALC887 when referring to A320M Grenade) codec. HDMI, DisplayPort and D-Sub serve for the image output.


Considering aforesaid, one may conclude, that MSI A320M Grenade and A320M Bazooka motherboards are intended for …

Greeting Omni-Purpose HQ720 & HQ740 Water Coolers from Zalman

Zalman has gladdened all devotees of liquid cooling by introducing a pair of new solutions: the HQ720 & the HQ740. Both models are targeting all modern as well as outdated platforms, including Intel LGA 115x/LGA 1366/LGA 2011/LGA 2011-v3 & AMD FM1/FM2/FM2+/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+. The first model comes equipped with a single fan, while the second one – with two fans.



Zalman HQ720 & HQ740 feature a high-performance heatsink, made of aluminum. It is accompanied by a copper pump (62x62x35 mm) that operates at 12V voltage. Its MTBF makes up 75.000 hours. The integrated water pump consists of micro-channels and a pair of hoses.


The fans (120 mm) are based on fluid bearing, estimated for 60.000 hours of fool-proof operation. They support PWM technology that allows for varying the rotational speed from 800 to 2000 RPM. Besides, they employ 4-pin connectors.


The fans are able to deliver up to 107.41 CFM airflow, whereas the noise level remains within the range of 18-24.8 dB. If …

Chassis CM Storm Trooper Review

Nowadays the differentiation of computer integration becomes more obvious. There is an accepted concept of ‘draught horses’ which are intended for the accomplishment of unpretentious assignments (for home use or office use), and high-end devices called to work miracles while working with diverse applications or playing 3D games. The first type of devices usually goes in standard integration without any foul-ups, but high-end models require more thorough approach towards the assembly.


Chassis is among those components which define the ‘filling’ of each individual computer, that is why, the selection of the appropriate item might take some time. CM Storm Trooper belongs to the chassis type which provides for the high-end computer integration. Moreover, this chassis is considered to be an ideal component for devices with high performance and solid high-temperature elements.



External and Internal Design


1. External design. CM Storm Trooper is characterized by the …
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