HDD-Box with Futuristic Design from Icy Dock

The market of external enclosures boasts a number of products from different companies. Nevertheless, Icy Dock decided to stand out against the background of others and introduced its HDD-box codenamed MB080U3S-1SB Blizzard. It seems that the manufacturer went beyond the realism and created a really futuristic dock for hard drives: instead of standard square shape Icy Dock made diamond-shaped detachable clipboard.



The dock is made of metal and plastic, and goes totally in black color. The clipboard covers 80 mm fan which is called to cool down even hot drives. This is unusual fan localization for the external enclosures but the manufacturers explain their move twofold. Firstly, this way the fan is able to dissipate cool airflow to all sides of HDD. This ensures the longevity of the cooling fan and increases the cooling system efficiency. Secondly, it promotes for hassle-free installation without any screws or other tools. The ejection of the clipboard is enabled due to the …

Deepcool to Release Neptwin V2 CPU Cooler

Deepcool Industries Co. LTD has enriched its production line with a new CPU cooler, entitled Neptwin V2. Featuring 125x136x159 mm dimensions, the model allows for the installation of up to four fans, combined with a nickel-plated base, six copper heat pipes and a two-section voluminous heatsink which consists of 80 ribs (40 ribs for each section).



This cooler is known to support all up-to-date platforms, developed by Intel and AMD. As distinct from the majority of rivals, the Neptwin V2 framework is ready to accept four fans which operate by means of PWM technology. The base version comes with only two fans. The first one – Deepcool Wind Blade 120 – is equipped with a blue backlight; its rotational speed range varies from 900 to 1500 RPM. The second fan rotates at 1300 RPM. An overall noise level fluctuates within 21.4-32.1 dB boundaries.


It should be mentioned that total airflow volume produced by the fans might achieve 110.8-237.15 m/h. As a result, the cooler is …

‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.



Specs Overview


MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …
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