Motherboard ASRock Z77 OC Formula Review

The variety of motherboards designed by ASRock is able to satisfy the whims of any customer group. All models are characterized by multiple useful facilities and different price ranges. This makes ASRock products a universal means for PC integration. These days the company has proudly released a dedicated motherboard, codenamed Z77 OC Formula, developed specifically for overclockers. This is the first model of this manufacturer designed particularly with overclocking facilities in mind.



Design and Integration


At first sight, motherboard ASRock Z77 OC Formula does not distinguish itself by exceptional design and layout. However, more intense look will uncover a range of peculiarities pertained specifically to this product. This motherboard is designed in CEB form-factor, since the number of integrated facilities would be scant for ATX standard. Still, fixing holes are located similarly to ATX boards, so there won't be any difficulties during its installation.


It should …

SilentiumPC Intros Small-Sized Alea M50 Pure Black Chassis

SilentiumPC, an outstanding designer of top-tier cooling systems, comes out to the market with a small-sized PC case – the Alea M50 Pure Black. The new-comer features 410x412x279 mm dimensions and employs high-quality SECC steel as well as ABS-plastic with soft-touch coverage in the framework. The chassis is painted black inside and outside, boasting a fully perforated frontal panel and acrylic windows on both side panels.



SilentiumPC Alea M50 Pure Black is compatible with mini-ITX and micro-ATX mainboards. Its layout consists of a single external bay for 5.25-inch drive, a pair of 2.5-inch and a single 3.5-inch internal bays, accompanied with four PCI slots. Internal spacing is enough to install video cards of 360 mm in length, CPU coolers of 205 mm in height & standard ATX PSUs.


To continue, the top panel of the case accommodates I/O panel with 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x audio sockets, and a card-reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC form-factors). Cooling system is …

Greeting New HIS R7 260 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

The lineup of graphics cards designed by HIS has been replenished with a new Radeon R7 260 model. Entitled HIS R7 260 iCooler 1GB GDDR5, the new-comer employs a typical PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface and comes with etalon clock frequencies. The R7 260 GPU (GCN, 28 nm) with 768 CUDA cores runs at 1000 MHz. It is accompanied by 1 GB of GDDR5 memory (128-bit bus) that operates at 1500 MHz/ 6000 MHz typical/effective frequency.



This adapter receives power through one 6-contact connector. Connectivity with PC monitors is realized due to three video ports: DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-I. GPU and memory modules are cooled down by the forces of iCooler. It is not differentiated by an offbeat design; it consists of an aluminum heatsink and one low-profile fan.


Still, it offers acoustic convenience while fulfilling standard tasks: the maximal noise level does not exceed the limit of 28 dB. A supplementary aluminum heatspreader can be found in power supply section.


The HIS R7 260 …
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