PC Enclosure Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) Review

PC enclosures developed by Cougar are not frequenters in the global market. Still, the company's line of products is replenishing with ever newer models that might compete for the market dominance with a lot more renowned suppliers. Its latest creation, Evolution (Askot 6GR1), was released with a dual brand: Cougar and Askot. In the majority of cases, Askot enclosures fill up the line of Cougar's products, but sometimes its cases single out as a separate brand. Casting aside all marketing issues, Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) is a worthy representative of contemporary PC chassis segment that offers a bunch of typical and a few singular facilities to all potential customers.


Enclosure Askot 6GR1 features visually unpretentious design without any bright points or voluminous salient elements. Nevertheless, more intent inspection uncovers the whole beauty of this case: the availability of prominent ribs on the frontal panel, an unusual pattern of the frontal and top …

Power Supply Unit OCZ ZX-1250 Review

The employment of high-end power supply units will not lose its topicality for a long time. This fact can be explained by the development of ever powerful components which require reliable and solid PSU to support their operation. OCZ company perfectly understands the current tendencies and tries to meet the heightened requirements by designing high-end, reliable and steadfast PSUs. Its ZX-1250 is considered to be the most powerful model in the available line of products, so it will be a perfect supporter for gamers and just enthusiasts willing to 'extract' more from their PCs.


The basic peculiarity of OCZ ZX-1250 is its entirely modular framework. This serves the identifying feature, separating this model from other products. Modular construction presupposes the possibility to toggle off absolutely all cables along with the main, 24-wire ATX power cable. Such framework will be met with approval by those customers who got used to move their PC from one place to …

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 …
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