Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.

Design and Layout

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …

Cooler Master Starts a Batch Production of Two Seidon Models

Cooler Master announces an official release and starts a batch production of two new liquid cooling systems that join Seidon series. Codenamed Seidon 120XL and Seidon 240M, these two models will become a real smile of fortune for the devotees of up-dated technologies. Compact size and affordable price are the key advantages of Seidon representatives. Both liquid coolers demonstrate compatibility with such platforms, as Intel LGA 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, and AMD FM1, FM2, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+.

According to Cooler Master, Seidon 120XL and Seidon 240M are quite independent systems which require minimal efforts while mounting or maintenance. They are a perfect choice for those people willing to provide enough room around CPU socket and simultaneously get the utmost cooling effect.

The first model, Seidon 120XL, is a refined version of Seidon 120M. It consists of a quite thick aluminum heatsink, copper micro channels, and a single 120 mm fan. In its turn, Seidon 240M …

Gigabyte Announces New Mini-PC Brix GB-Bace-3160

Gigabyte adds another mini-PC to its small-sized solutions. This time the company introduces a low-budget Brix GB-Bace-3160 model targeting entry-level users (home/office use). It might be employed to fulfill such routine tasks as file editing, web surfing & multimedia boot. The model boasts a strict all-black design, featuring 114.4x107.6x56.1 mm case dimensions.

Gigabyte Brix GB-Bace-3160 accommodates a 4-core Intel Celeron J3160 CPU (14 nm) that operates at 1.6/2.24 GHz frequency; it is accompanied by an integrated Intel HD Graphics 400 graphics core (320-700 MHz frequency). The PCB houses only a single SO-DIMM slot for the installation of DRR3L-1600 memory.

Storage subsystem is introduced by a single SATA III (6 Gb/sec) port, intended for the incorporation of 2.5-inch SSD/HDD. Audio subsystem is supported by Realtek ALC255 controller. Furthermore, this mini-PC comes with a 4-watt power supply unit.

Network facilities are realized by means of gigabit LAN port …
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