Overclocking-Oriented ASRock Z170 OC Formula Mainboard Review

ASRock Z170 OC Formula is a flagship motherboard with a bunch of intriguing features. Along with an internal perfection, the model boasts a set of options for extreme overclockers. The latter are given a chance to enable LN2 Mode or Slow Mode to achieve the targeted performance results. Moreover, there are facilities for adjusting different parameters in real time. What else can the Z170 OC Formula offer? Let’s find it out.



ASRock Z170 OC Formula Highlights


The motherboard features the following specifications:

— chipset & CPU: Intel Z170, support for Socket 1151, Skylake-S Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR4 SDRAM, up to 64 GB, 2133-4500 MHz frequency;

— GPU: integrated Intel HD 510/530;

— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— expansion: 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), 3x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— audio: Realtek ALC1150 controller, 2x Texas Instruments …

The Orange Pi Prime Singleboard PC Is the Pi PC 2 Model’s Successor

Welcome the latest singleboard PC from Orange –Pi Prime, which can be called a successor of the last year's Orange Pi PC 2 model. Common peculiarities include the components layout and SoC Allwinner H5, possessing four Cortex A53 cores and Mali-450MP4 GPU.



Now DDR3 memory is doubled and equals to 2 GB. There is no eMMC module; and the microSD memory card of 64 GB capacity can be used for data storing. Audio and video interfaces are represented by the CEC-compliant HDMI 1.4, a composite port and a mic. The Gigabit Ethernet port is accompanied by the wireless module with support of Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0.


The specialty also features one micro USB and three USB 2.0 ports. Power can be supplied through USB or an appropriate connector from the 5 V, 2 A adapter Among other specs users can find a MIPI CSI connector, 40 outputs supporting Raspberry Pi, a three-pin UART, an IR-receiver, as well as a reset key and a power switch.


The approximate price of Orange Pi …

Lian Li to Combine Performance with Compact Size

Chassis of Full-Tower form-factor usually have solid framework due to the layout scheme and the necessity to enclose a lot of components. Developers from Lian Li company have totally demolished the current tendencies and announced the release of their PC-V750 Full-Tower model with the front-end PSU localization. This allowed the designers to dramatically decrement the size of the chassis without sacrificing its capacity and general specifications. The compact size of the chassis is considered to be a kind of ‘revolution’ in the market, since it is compatible not only with ATX and microATX motherboards, but also with Extended-ATX boards.



Lian Li PC-V750 casing is made of aluminum and approximates 7.35 kg in weight. Its dimensions provide for the installation of massive CPU-coolers (up to 170 mm in height), up to ten expansion cards, including 380 mm 3D cards. The chassis is equipped with five fans of 120 mm each: the two fans are located on the front plate, the other two – …
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