Motherboard Asus P8Z77M-Pro Review

Functional possibilities of motherboards are not 100% dependent on their dimensions, as it was considered in earlier times. Quite the contrary, nowadays it's feasible to complement a high-performance system of compact dimensions. In this light, the majority of motherboard designers replenish their lineup of products with models of mATX format to propose efficiency and ergonomics simultaneously. Asus can boast a number of motherboard of various form-factors, and mATX is not an exclusion. Its latest model P8Z77M-Pro is capable to support all up-dated technologies, including multi-graphics (3-Way CrossFire, SLI, and Lucid Virtu MVP).



General Peculiarities


Asus P8Z77M-Pro is developed in mATX form factor. The predominant color gamut includes brown, blue and black tints. Capacitor fins have got composite gamut of silver-blue tints. The power is enabled via the main 24-contact ATX socket, and an additional 8-contact one. Such combination is basically applied in full-size …

PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower by Lian Li

A new chassis product by Lian Li is called “the PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower”. It’s a modern and improved mid tower case. Regarding the SFX/SFX-L PSU shape factor, this case is slim in comparison with PC-O8 and PC-O9.



An up-to-date half aluminum, half glass design by Lian Li fits to the conventional tower proportions. Powerful SFX-L PSUs, available at the moment, let users get rid of cumbersome customary ATX PSUs.


Though PC-O10 is slim, it still matches E-ATX, Full ATX and microATX motherboards. Possessing 7 expansion slots, it allows multi-GPU setup using 340 mm VGA cards, which gives lots of opportunities. The inbuilt CPU coolers can be 130 mm tall. The PSU case can store up to 4 3.5” and 2 2.5” drives, and the main glass compartment has an area for an additional 2.5” SSD. The PC-O10 construction hides unattractive elements, such as drives and cables, and brings only appealing components to the fore.


It is possible to mount two 120 mm or one 140 mm …

EKWB Launches a New Water Block for GV-N680SO-2GD

Early August of 2012 was marked for Gigabyte by the release of its one more graphics card, codenamed GeForce GTX 680 SOC (GV-N680SO-2GD). This card can boast the availability of high factory frequencies and quite mighty cooling system. The nominal frequencies have been heightened to 1137MHz, 1202MHz, and 6200MHz for memory. Such outstanding characteristics required the integration of a high-quality and high-performance cooling system which consisted of five(!) fans. This made the card rather voluminous, cumbersome and noisy. That was when EKWB decided to design a dedicated water block to be employed with this remarkable graphics adapter.



Water block EK-FC 680 GTX SOC is housed on a copper base, good-quality acetal cover, and rubber shims as a compressor. The model is delivered with pre-installed fixing stands to facilitate the installation. It should be noted that this water block entirely covers the frontal part of the graphics card, along with the adjacent RAM modules and …
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