Motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX Review

Latest Asus development, motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula, is notable for a rather high price. This is explained primarily by the implementation of high-end overclocking options and support of advanced brand technologies. Moreover, one might find this model at even higher price due to the availability of ThunderFX sound board in the nominal delivery set. Despite the pricing policy, this model is a desirable acquirement, since it provides unmatched performance and limitless facilities for overclockers.


Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX is developed in XL-ATX form factor. The model is based on Intel Z77 chipset specifically for Socket LGA 1155 CPU slot. CPU supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Asus TurboV EVO technologies which give access to overclocking facilities. Dedicated facilities allow the customer to alter Bclk frequencies from 80 MHz to 300 MHz (with 0.1 MHz shot) and to change voltage index in CPU, memory chips, PLL, CSA.

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PC Chassis SilverStone Sugo SG09 Review

Model SG09 is the ninth chassis of Sugo series designed by SilverStone. Upon the whole, the series consists basically of compact parallelepiped casings that presuppose the integration of small-sized mini-ITX motherboards only. Still, Sugo SG09 features more voluminous dimensions (354x220x295 mm) and cubic-like casing that widens its compatibility area a bit. All previous Sugo models were perceived primarily as compact solutions with a quite aesthetic design. But Sugo SG09 positions itself as a reliable platform for a powerful PC system.


Chassis SilverStone Sugo SG09 has got rather unusual layout due to the need to accommodate a full-sized PSU, a lengthy graphics adapter, a voluminous CPU cooler, and some kind of data storage system in a casing of 23 liters in capacity. As a result, the developers created a one-volume casing with vertical PSU in the frontal part, vertical motherboard tray, and vertical bays for hard drives located on the reverse side of the tray. The …

Telum and Ferrum: the Continuators of Aerocool Templarius Genus

Aerocool proudly introduces two new PC cases that have been entitled as Templarius Telum and Templarius Ferrum. As seen from the titles, the novices continue Aerocool's Templarius chassis line and are called to become their worthy representatives. Both models are appropriate for the mounting of gaming computers and other powerful systems. Moreover, they are already on sale, so gamers and other enthusiasts can taste all their benefits in real time.

PC cases Telum and Ferrum are developed in full-tower ATX form-factor. Their dimensions, 420x185x435 mm and 460x200x455 mm correspondingly, promote for the installation of truly voluminous and mighty components: CPU coolers up to 158 mm in height and graphics adapters up to 400 mm in length. Internal framework allows the user to create a really efficient cooling environment, providing room for up to ten fans. Besides, the chassis are equipped with dedicated holes for the water-cooling organization; all tubes and a heatsink can be …
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