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 …

SilverStone Announces a Powerful CPU Fan FHP141

SilverStone Technology, a well-known Taiwanese designer of PC peripherals, announces the release of its new powerful fan codenamed FHP141. The model features 140 mm dimensions and weighs not more than 220 g. It is chiefly intended at the integration into highly efficient CPU cooling systems to provide for the utmost cooling effect. However, the manufacturer hasn't voiced the exact release date or recommended price yet.

Fan SilverStone FHP141 is enclosed into a black frame and houses wide impeller section with seven blades. It is based on a durable dual ball bearing and is estimated for one hundred fifty thousand hours of foolproof operation in average; that is considered to be a good ratio for such type of fans. This model is distinguished by the implementation of PWM speed monitoring system that adjusts rotational speed on changeable conditions.

The manufacturer has presumed dual rotational template for its FHP141 fan: Quiet and Power modes. The alteration of modes is …

Minimalism in new Lian-Li PC-Q25 hull

The market of computer components is growing rapidly. The developers of processors integrate in them elements of system logic, graphics core and other components that were recently placed on the motherboard in the form of individual chips. Motherboard manufacturers have begun to integrate their products with network and sound chips even earlier. All this allows making motherboards, and as a result, systems based on them more compact. The company Lian-Li have understood this tendency and provided the market with the entire line of compact hull designed for motherboard size Mini-ITX.

Consider the model Lian-Li PC-Q25:

— Hull Type — Mini-Tower;

— Dimensions in mm — 280 (H) x 199 (W) x 366 (D);

— Material – Aluminium;

— Weight, kg — 3.1;

— Color: Black / White;

— Form Factor — Mini-ITX/Mini-DTX;

— Devices 3.5 "/ 2.5" internal — 7/3;

— Supported number of expansion cards – 2;

— Fans 1x 140mm, 1x 120mm;

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