Overclocking-Oriented ASRock Z170 OC Formula Mainboard Review

ASRock Z170 OC Formula is a flagship motherboard with a bunch of intriguing features. Along with an internal perfection, the model boasts a set of options for extreme overclockers. The latter are given a chance to enable LN2 Mode or Slow Mode to achieve the targeted performance results. Moreover, there are facilities for adjusting different parameters in real time. What else can the Z170 OC Formula offer? Let’s find it out.



ASRock Z170 OC Formula Highlights


The motherboard features the following specifications:

— chipset & CPU: Intel Z170, support for Socket 1151, Skylake-S Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR4 SDRAM, up to 64 GB, 2133-4500 MHz frequency;

— GPU: integrated Intel HD 510/530;

— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— expansion: 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), 3x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— audio: Realtek ALC1150 controller, 2x Texas Instruments …

Chieftec Showcases Five New PSUs from Navitas Series

Chieftec, one of the largest German hardware manufacturers, has recently introduced a new series of power supply units, codenamed Navitas. The series is represented by 5 models: GPM-650C with 650W nominal power, GPM-750C with 750W nominal power, GPM-850C with 850W nominal power, GPM-1000C with 1000W nominal power, and GPM-1250C with 1250W nominal power correspondingly. All the products have won 80Plus Gold certificate, due to more than 90% efficiency in the high workloads.



Chieftec Navitas PSUs correspond to ATX12V v2.3 standard and support Intel Core 4th gen. processors that require little current strength on +12V rail in sleep mode. The models also support active power-factor correction option to provide for the maximal stability during operation. They are equipped with a composite cable system and a single +12V rail, estimated for the maximal current from 54 A to 104 A (this index depends on the unit’s power).


All five units are cooled down by 140 mm fans with PWM …

The 35” 21:9 Agon AG352UCG Monitor by AOC Is a Smart Display for Gaming Purposes

The Agon series by AOC has been recently replenished by a unique 35-inch GSYNC monitor for gaming purposes, named AG352UCG.



This novelty features a vertically aligned display with a 2000 mm curvature radius and a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. Its refresh factor equals to 100 Hz, and the response time – to 3 ms. Simultaneously the screen covers 100 % of the sRGB colour gamut and provides the 2500:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 of brightness, as well as 178/178 view angles.


Regarding the supported Shadow Control, Flicker-Free technology with a DC backlighting, Low Blue Light mode, a withdrawable headset holder and a handle, AOC AG352UCG can be justly called a smart device for true gamers. Customisable blue, green and red LED lights on the lower and back bezel, stereospeakers and an ergonomic AOC Ergo Base stand provide additional comfort during utilizing.


The monitor offers one DisplayPort, one HDMI ports along with microphone in/out and audio out.

The consumption …
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