Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 Review

Good overclocking facilities are what the majority of customers look for in contemporary motherboards. In this light, the manufacturers establish various price ranges, depending on the product’s overclocking potential. As usual, boards from budgetary lines cannot boast such potential, though there are some exclusions. Biostar A55MD2 is considered to be one of the cheapest solutions for FM2 platforms. Still, its layout marvels by the availability of CPU boost facilities, as well as gigabit network interface.

Design and Layout

Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 distinguishes itself by rather compact dimensions: 226x178 mm (uATX form-factor). The model accommodates an amplifying board that is made of a metallic fusible element. The chipset is cooled down by a small-sized aluminum heatsink, while field transistors are avoid of any cooler. This might signify about some inconsideration pertained to thermal environment. Power supply activity is realized by means of 24-contact and …

Aresze Unveils New Chassis PureFlow Healthy 7629

Aresze has recently unveiled a unique chassis codenamed PureFlow Healthy 7629. It is primarily characterized by the implementation of up-dated PureFlow technology on fine air. Chassis PureFlow Healthy 7629 is developed in mid-tower form factor and allows for the installation of multi-slot graphics adapters of up to 300 mm in length. PureFlow system is located under a removable frontal lid and presupposes the inclusion of a dedicated switch for the modification of filtering mode.

Internal layout of PureFlow Healthy 7629 is developed with a note of rationality. PSU is localized on the bottom part of the casing, while all cables are managed on the rear part of the motherboard. This speaks of the rational space distribution to provide for a more rational cooling effect. This model is furnished with a single external 5.25-inch bay and a couple of internal bays for 2.5/3.5-inch drives. The upper panel contains a standard set of interface facilities: Power and Reset buttons, filtering …

SilentiumPC Offers a Budgetary Fortis 2 XE1226 CPU Cooler

SilentiumPC, a comparatively ‘fresh’ player in the cooling market, has recently introduced a new CPU cooler for budget-oriented customers. Codenamed Fortis 2 XE1226, it features 130x95x155 mm dimensions and weighs 880 g. It is intended to support the majority of modern platforms, including Intel LGA 775/1366/2011/115x and AMD FM1/FM2/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+.

The model is all about two-section aluminum heatspreader with a copper polished base, six U-shape heatpipes (6 mm each), and a single 120 mm fan DF12025. The latter is based on a hydraulic bearing and supports PWM technology. It is able to alter speed from the minimal 500 RPM to the maximal 1500 RPM. Herein, the ultimate noise level does not go beyond 22 dBA.

The DF12025 fan requires 12V rail and 0.2A current to be powered via 4-pin PWM connector. On the maximal rotational speed it produces 65 CFM airflow. Besides, testing results prove that this fan is estimated for about 50.000 hours of fail-proof operation.

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