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. …

Monitor Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED Review

In the pursuit for the state-of-the-art technological tendencies, a lot of manufacturers sometimes forget about the needs of their customers. Still, there are some companies, like Viewsonic, that never sacrifice the longing of their potential audience for convenience and performance, by delivering only high-quality and targeted products. Monitor VX2770Smh-LED from Viewsonic is one of such products that is intended specifically at PC users, satisfying their basic needs and even surpassing their expectations.

Design and Ergonomics

Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED is a 27-inch monitor with 1920x1080 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is based on AH-IPS array and is equipped with W-LED power-saving backlight. Its design might be characterized as a symbiosis of a frameless display and a stand in the form of a leg – a brand Viewsonic development. The display casing is made of dull plastic, while its stand is all about glossy plastic. Cable-management system, as well as VESA bracket, …

SilverStone Teases Sound-Dampening Kublai KL07 Chassis

SilverStone has found a way to reduce the noise level, produced by the multi-fan PC cases. Its new Kublai KL07 chassis is a true acknowledgement of the fact that cooling can be silent. The model’s side panels are made of steel, coated in special foam with wave-shape ornaments; this foam promotes for sound-dampening characteristics.

SilverStone Kublai KL07 supports the installation of micro-ATX/ATX motherboards with the maximum of 7 expansion slots. The chassis features 6 seats for the mounting of drives; three of them might be taken by 3.5-inch items. Unfortunately, there is no space for the integration of 5.25-inch drives.

Internal layout provides for the mounting of quite long video cards (up to 389 mm), standard ATX PS/2 power supply units (140-200 mm in length) and quite high CPU coolers (up to 163 mm); if there is need, it’s possible to include a 172 mm high cooler. Cooling system embraces three pre-installed 140-mm fans; still, there are three more seats for the …
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