Biostar B85Z: Micro-ATX Mainboard for Audiophiles

Biostar is about to release a new oblectation for audiophiles – the B85Z system board. Featuring micro-ATX form-factor (224x174 mm dimensions), the model combines a full-blown spectrum of facilities each full-format board has. It is developed on Intel B85 Express chipset with Socket LGA1150 for Intel Haswell processors of Core, Pentium and Celeron families. The nominal delivery kit will allegedly comprise DVD with drivers, a pair of SATA cables, a user’s manual, and a rear panel plug.

Biostar B85Z comes equipped with prime-quality capacitors, field-effect transistors, and 4-phase VRM. Memory subsystem is introduced by two slots for DDR3-1600 MHz modules (up to 16 GB overall capacity). The availability of a single PCIe x16 & a pair of PCIe x1 slots ensures sufficient expansion facilities. Moreover, the user is free to create a voluminous storage by means of four SATA III and two SATA II ports.

To continue, the major peculiarity pertained to the motherboard is an …

NOX Outs Coolbay VX Zero PC Chassis

NOX Xtreme Products S.L. Corporation is glad to announce the availability in the European market of a new PC chassis, entitled Coolbay VX Zero. This mid-tower model features 465x490x165 mm dimensions, sitting is a SGCC steel case. It has got a black-and-white exterior coating, a totally black interior, a metallic grid on the frontal facet, as well as an acrylic window of the side facet. All those peculiarities add to the sleek style of the chassis.

NOX Coolbay VX Zero is supposed to accommodate micro-ATX or standard ATX motherboards. Its internal spacing is estimated for the integration of three 5.25-inch optical drives and seven 3.5/2.5-inch HDD/SSDs. The rear section of the case contains seven PCI slots for expansion cards. Upon the whole, the layout promotes for the installation of 350 mm long graphics cards, 160 mm high CPU coolers.

Furthermore, the model is equipped with an inbuilt dock-station on the top facet for the connection of a single 3.5/2.5-inch hard drive. …

Sapphire Vid-2X Display Expander Review

Display expanders cannot be found in abundance on PC hardware market. In fact, not every user knows what the main purpose of those devices is. In the most general meaning, display expanders are splitters that allow the connection of two monitors towards a single output on a graphics card. However, their destination is not limited by this function only, since it might serve some other means as well. Sapphire introduces its own similar solution in the form of Vid-2X Display Expander model. The manufacturer assures that this splitter differs from traditional couplers in terms of functional and reliability.


Splitter Sapphire Vid-2X Display Expander is housed in a black plastic casing with gray side plates. The casing's cover is divided in two parts; the spacing between them serves ventilation and heat management means. The base accommodates rubber stands which provide for the framework steadiness. It should be mentioned that Sapphire delivers two models simultaneously …
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