Review of Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5

The process of PC layout is quite delicate for the majority of people, since it depends on many factors, including requirements to the PC’s performance and customers’ financial possibilities. Motherboard selection is considered to be the most difficult stage in the process because it defines the basic functional characteristics of the computer. It should be stated that motherboards, which are attributed to the top line, show rather good functional but are frequently unaffordable. Quite the contrary, motherboards of the medium line are more preferable for people with average requirements and possibilities. Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 falls under this category of motherboards and is a perfect alternative for customers with specific requirements and average wages.


Design and Deployment


Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is based on Intel X79 chip set for the platform LGA2011. Circuit board is produced in black color and perfectly harmonizes with other elements: red startup button and …

The Just-launched QF140 PC Case Fans Have Been Presented by Cryorig

Welcome brand-new chassis fans from the Cryorig Company. The new series, called QF140, is represented by two 140 mm models – QF140 Silent and QF140 Performance.



The names are self-explanatory and suggest, that the difference between the two samples lies in the rotary speed and in the noise factor. The QF140 Silent fan rotates at the speed of 200–1,000 rpm and produces not more than 19.5 dBA of noise at the maximum 71.5 m³/hr air flow rate. The rotation velocity of QF140 Performance equals to 600–1850 rpm at the noise level of 38 dBA. Its productive capacity is 217 m³/hr.


Both Cryorig products weigh 159.3 g and have such identical dimensions: 140 х 140 х 25.4 mm. The fans feature eleven blades and for the most part are designed in black and white colours.


Each model goes for $15.

Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.



Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.


The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …
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