Power Supply Unit FSP Raider RA550 Review

Power supply units with 80Plus Bronze standard were rarity in earlier times and distinguished themselves by rather high cost. Nevertheless, nowadays customers are able to acquire PSU models with this standard for quite a moderate price. This is explained by the surplus congestion of products in the market and the need to supply different consumer groups with high-end, but at the same time, cheap PSU solutions. FSP Raider RA550 is characterized exactly by moderate price and high efficiency index. This allowed the very model of PSU to receive 80Plus Bronze marker.

Design and Framework

First of all, it should be mentioned that FSP Raider series is presented by several models which include RA 450W, 550W, 650W and 750W. PSU model under consideration, RA550 cannot boast a refined design template. Quite the contrary, it is developed in a classical design, with the provision of specifications on the side and rear plates. The casing is made of thin hard steel which is covered by a …

Flash Drives Apacer: USB 3.0 suite any taste

A new line of USB Flash Drives Apacer is exceptional by performance, because they are all designed to work with interface USB 3.0. The capacity, structure and design of these tiny but useful drives, each user is free to choose independently. The entire range of flash drives with a USB interface by Apacer company is divided into three categories: ultra compact flash, flash cards with lockable cap and stick with retractable connector. They all differ from previous models because of operation with an interface USB 3.0.

Cardboard packaging of flash drives is simple. Extremely simple in appearance and completely flat carton of each flashcards contains nothing superfluous.

Metal case of model Apacer AH152 attracts by unusual shape, small size and bright golden colour. USB-port of drive Apacer AH152 is unprotected in harsh reality of pocket life. The model is interesting primarily by its miniaturization, which was gained by usage of technology Chip-On-Board. In Apacer claim that …

Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review

Motherboards based on Intel Z77 chip have been lately given much attention, to the detriment of products featuring AMD solutions. In fact, motherboards with AMD chips are in abundance in the market, providing a competitive conditions for the manufacturers and plentiful offers for potential consumers. Asus developed a lot of boards with Intel Z77 chip, but it also boasts the products, like Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, based on AMD 990FX chip for AM3+ socket. This model is an apt sample of performance, resources and design.


Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is developed in ATX form-factor and features 305x244 mm dimensions. The motherboard accommodates five sockets for the connection of fans and large heatsinks which manage heat quite efficiently; heatsinks located on the northbridge and CPU power converter are joined by a heat pipe. There is one peculiar feature pertained to the implemented heatsinks: each of them is notable by an individual fixture type. The reverse side of the …
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