Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.



To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).


Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Chassis LanCool PC-K62 Review

Some of the consumers might be puzzled at first by the launch of a new PC chassis from LanCool. LanCool is not a frequenter at IT market, though closer look at its history unveils the truth. In fact, this is a subsidiary company created by LianLi, a renowned manufacturer of PC hardware (chassis in particular). Thus, the launch of LanCool PC-K62 chassis won't confuse anyone, since the community is actually familiar with the products and technological solutions of this company. In general, LanCool PC-K62 is attributed to Dragon Lord series and intended basically at gamers.



Design


The casing of LanCool PC-K62 is designed in Midi-Tower form factor and made chiefly of steel with plastic inclusions. The prevalence of steel in the chassis design ascribes this model to the middle-price products segment. The left-side panel accommodates a transparent acrylic window that highlights the internal framework of the casing. It goes in a rather unusual shape that resembles a wing of a …

Flash-Drive Adata Nobility S805 16 GB Review

Flash-drives with USB 3.0 interface are masterfully gaining acknowledgement not only among enthusiasts but also among typical consumers. In spite of such tendency, drives with USB 2.0 interface still enjoy popularity due to their comprehensive facilities. In the majority of cases technical specifications influence the customers' choice of the drive; but the multiplicity of models from hundreds of suppliers triggered the tendency of choosing the drives with unique and catching design. Indeed, present-day market is represented by flash-drives of various shapes and colors to satisfy the rising demands of consumers. Adata usually meets the desires of its customers and introduces quite unique drive solutions. Nobility S805 is not an exception and offers both technical and aesthetic satisfaction of customer requirements.



Design


The chief distinctive design feature of Adata Nobility S805 is the availability of a latch hook. It is called to attract the potential consumers and make …
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