Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.



Key Peculiarities


Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

It Happened: the Phanteks Enthoo Elite Pre-order Is Real Now

Phanteks has worked very hard to produce its new extraordinary RGB-backlit PC case – Enthoo Elite, and nowadays it is available for pre-order at a price of £800. This Big-Tower chassis with the dimensions of 270 x 750 x 615 mm is supplied in the special shipment case and has a steel frame and 4 mm aluminium panels. The tempered glass side panel and modular structure let anyone see inner parts and customize the case to meet one’s demands.



Phanteks Enthoo Elite is able to hold an E-ATX system with a CPU cooler of up to 21 cm height, as well as graphic cards of any length. An additional Mini-ITX system can be installed. The novelty is powered by two ATX supply units or one ATX supply unit combined with the Phanteks Power Splitter.


There is enough space for five 140 mm fans and two hubs for PWM fans connection. Up to four 480 mm radiators and a big reservoir for the water cooling system can be mounted. Customers can also use fittings for pumps.


The interface is …

Aresze Launches Windcatcher 9100B Enclosure for 'Extreme' Consumers

Aresze has just announced the sales start of its new Full-Tower enclosure, codenamed Windcatcher 9100B. This product is supposed to attract, first of all, gamers and extreme experiencers who wish to integrate high-performance and solid desktops. The major privilege of Windcatcher 9100B is its comprehensive nature that permits users to select varied configurations and cooling systems.



Windcatcher 9100B design is developed with technological and aesthetic considerations in mind. The casing is made of durable, cold-rolled steel. The clipboard is made of aluminum and goes with perforation grids. Side plates (which are detachable) go also with ventilation grids to ensure optimal airflow within the casing. The integrated blue LED creates a magnificent effect, adding some refinement to the enclosure.


This model is a multi-purpose solution, allowing the customer to employ it with motherboards of different form-factors (E-ATX, ATX and micro-ATX). Windcatcher 9100B is capable to …
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