Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A4 Review

Chipset Intel Z77 can’t be called a novel product in the market, since it has already transformed into a customary platform for personal computers. The versatility of motherboards employing this chipset is countless, in fact, and each and every consumer is able to find the one to his specific needs. ECS boasts its own inventory of boards based on Intel Z77; Z77H2-A4 is an intermediate item between hi-end and entry-level models, due to its alluring price and improved functional facilities. This board attracts primarily thrifty customers who would like to get all modern commodities for a sensible price.



Design and Layout


Budgetary orientation of ECS Z77H2-A4 motherboard is manifested, first of all, through a diminished PCB dimensions. Nonetheless, the model accommodates a couple of PCI Express Graphics slots with the allotted twenty rails of PCI-e bus. There is no symmetric rail distribution between the slots, so the second PEG slot receives only four rails. The board’s …

HGST Announces Corporate-Class Ultrastar C10K1800 Hard Drives

Despite the emergence of ultra-fast and voluminous SSD devices, data processing centers still require classical storage solutions. Hence, HGST, an affiliate company of Western Digital, decided to comply with the corporate demands by introducing budgetary hard drives entitled Ultrastar C10K1800. The new-comers are targeting exactly DPC-systems which are in need of high performance combined with fail-safe behavior.



HGST Ultrastar C10K1800 drives feature 2.5-inch form-factor and come in diverse capacity variations (from 300 GB to 1.8 TB). The models employ SAS interface with 12 Gb/sec throughput. It should be noted that designers involved the minimal amount of plates on the maximal possible tape density. The latter are thought to rotate with 10.520 RPM.


The implementation of only few plates provides for the reduction of power consumption; this is supposed to be a great benefit since the drives are estimated for a durable 24/7 operation. Thus, an average power consumption …

Welcome in 703 and 707 PC Cases from In Win

In Win, a renowned Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, enters the market with two new PC chassis. The 703 model represents Middle-Tower segment, whereas the 707 model is a Full-Tower solution. Both products have combined only the best qualities much appreciated by modding fans and enthusiasts. They are housed in SECC steel cases and come in two versions: black and white coloring, with/without side acrylic window.



In Win 703 features 432 x 210 x 477 mm dimensions, being an ideal solution for middle-sized systems. Still, this case is ready to welcome full-format ATX motherboards, seven PCI Express expansion cards, 220 mm long PSUs, and 408 mm long graphics cards.


It is available in black and white case versions, both having a large acrylic window. The model offers external and hidden 5.25-inch drive bays, a pair of external 3.5-inch drive bays, and four internal 3.5/2.5-inch drive bays. All the drives boast screwless way of mounting.


The 703 has 170 mm depth; this feature …
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