Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.



Design and Layout


To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

Cooler Master Boasts V1200 Platinum Power Supply

Cooler Master is glad to introduce a new proprietary power supply unit with 80Plus Platinum certificate. Entitled V1200 Platinum, the model boasts 93% efficiency that promotes for the ‘energizing’ of the most demanding system components. Besides, efficiency index can’t be less than 0.95 on 50% loading. This puts the model out of the competition with 7-year’s warranty. All customers are able to acquire this PSU for 259 EUR.



Cooler Master V1200 Platinum features a single +12V durable rail (estimated for 100 A loading) and a totally modular cabling system. The layout accommodates heat-resistant Japanese capacitors (solid-state and electrolytic), LP9 transformer, double EMI filter, Active PFC, as well as aluminum heatspreaders.


The PSU facilities do not limit themselves by hardware only, offering 4-way SLI and CrossFireX configurations support. In order to guarantee graphics sustainability, the manufacturer equips the PSU with twelve PCI Express 6+2 cables. In …

Arctic to Release Coolers Specifically for Nvidia Graphics Cards

Arctic Cooling AG is going to release a new air cooling system destined particularly for Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 graphics solutions. Codenamed Accelero Twin Turbo 690, this new cooler is differentiated by better efficiency and practically imperceptible noise level. This model features 288x138x50 mm and weighs 805 g. The nominal delivery set of Accelero Twin Turbo 690 includes fixture kit, brand thermal compound Arctic MX-4, and thermal padding.



New cooling system consists of aluminum base with two copper sills, ten copper heat pipes (6 mm each in depth), a couple of 120 mm fans, and two-section aluminum radiator that contains eighty-six plates. Fans are developed on hydrodynamic bearing and can be monitored by a special facility; rotational speed can be automatically altered by means of pulse width modulation and fluctuate within the measures of 400 rpm to 1500 rpm.


According to the words of the company's developers, Accelero Twin Turbo 690 is capable to manage up to 400W …
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