Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.



Basic Specifications


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

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

The Paean Dual-Compartment Chassis with Tempered Glass by Raijintek

Recently Raijintek has produced a new product – a Dual-Compartment Chassis with Tempered Glass called Paean. Its awesome design features an aluminum dual section open frame/bench table ATX chassis and is constructed by 4 mm hair-silk Alu. dense base plate.



This wonderful creation of the Raijintek company offers its clients an extraordinary and up-to-date design with a dual chamber (CPU, MB and VGA are positioned at the front part with water cooling units, other elements are conveniently located on the back panel) and best cable arrangement. Dual side tempered glass makes it possible to see the inward.


One can place Paean in several ways – on a desk or as a bench table. PAEAN is compatible with 240/280/360 mm radiators and 6 HDD's / SSD's. Among other advantages of this framework is a fast setup due to its tool-free installations and renewable hardware, a maximum VGA length – 310 mm and a maximum PSU length – 200 mm.

Specification:

• 5.0 mm tempered glass and …

FSP Intros ‘Noiseless’ PSU Model Aurum Xilenser 500

FSP, a renowned developer and supplier of power supply units, introduces a new product that is widely recognized as ‘noiseless’ PSU. Codenamed FSP Aurum Xilenser 500 (AU-500FLD), it employs a passive cooling system instead of an air cooler, thus its dump operation is easily explainable. The unit also characterizes by a startling efficiency which provided for the acceptance of 80+ Gold certificate.



Aurum Xilenser 500 takes similar to Aurum Pro/CM models design with a totally black casing and a comb-like top grid enclosed in a golden stripe. The model is able to operate at the nominal 500W power and support the latest ATX12V/EPS12V standards. It should be noted that this unit utilizes a standard framework with all power connectors soldered on the printed circuit board. A set of connectors involves five SATA connectors, a single 4-contact FDD, four 4-contact Molex, and a pair of 6+2-contact PCI Express connectors. Naturally, it contains two main 24-contact and 4+4-contact …
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