ASRock Unveils Z170M OC Formula Mainboard

ASRock came into the market with a new small-sized overclocking-oriented mainboard. Entitled Z170M OC Formula, the model is designed in micro-ATX form-factor on the basis of Intel Z170 chipset. The latter is ready to cooperate with Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB offers a pair of DIMM slots for DDR4-4500 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB capacity).

ASRock Z170M OC Formula accommodates three PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, enabling the creation of various graphics configurations (including Nvidia SLI & AMD CrossFireX). Storage subsystem is introduced by a pair of SATA Express ports (10 Gb/sec) as well as four SATA ports (6 Gb/sec) and one Ultra M.2 slot (32 Gb/sec).

This motherboard boasts a high-quality audio subsystem; it is based on Realtek ALC1150 controller, generating 7.1-channel sounding (Purity Sound 3). The 10-layer PCB comes with an integrated 14-phase power subsystem with dual-stack MOSFETs, premium choke coils, and solid-state capacitors Nichicon 12K Platinum. …

LG to Release a Stylish PC Monitor 23ET63V

LG Electronics, a South Korean tycoon in consumer electronics market, is going to release a new stylish monitor, codenamed 23ET63V. This model features 23-inch display and Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. However, its basic flavor is an ultra-thin case (555x338x53 mm) and a touchscreen AH-IPS panel with the support of 10 multi-touch dabs. The latter also boasts a high gloss surface with 3H rigidity.

The other parameter that might be of interest to all potential users is absence of a traditional stand. Instead of it, there is a dedicated holdup that allows for tilt adjusting only (from 15 to 58 degrees). Such holdup positioning might be rather convenient to work with applications supporting a touchscreen data access. The display can be employed as a wall screen, thanks to the availability of 75x75 VESA bracket.

The rear panel of the display houses D-Sub, HDMI and USB 2.0 (for touchscreen input) ports for the connection of varied devices. Generally, 23ET63V consumes …

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 …
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