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 …

Overview of the CPU cooler Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Pro SR1

Calling card of manufacturer is the low noise level, as evidenced by even the name. Product quality is also located at the highest level. In addition, the arsenal of the company has processor solutions of various designs and price ranges. Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Pro SR1 comes in strong, but very stylish black box. Inscription is indicating the ability of cooler to dissipate heat up to 150 watts. The bundle includes the following accessories: stiffening plate (backplate) for the motherboard; a set of bindings for the Socket 939/940/AM2 (+) / AM3 (+); a set of bindings for LGA775/1155/1156/1366; mounting screws and washers; steel brackets for mounting fans; syringe with thermal grease; User's Guide.



Radiator Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Pro SR1 is a classic tower. Four heatpipes 6 mm in diameter pass through the copper base. In the heat pipes 42 aluminium plates are threaded. The entire structure is covered with nickel. The mass of the cooler is 740 grams, along with a complete fan, …

Samsung Readies a Couple of Curved Monitors: CF791 & CFG70

Samsung has replenished its lineup of gaming products with a couple of new monitors with a curved framework. The CF791 is a 34-inch display with 4 ms response time, whereas its comrade, the CFG70, is shipped in 23.5-inch & 27-inch variations; their response time equals to 1 ms. Both models are developed on VA panel with 1500-1800 mm curvature.



Samsung CF791 boasts 3400x1400 pixels resolution, while Samsung CFG70 features Full HD resolution (1920x1080). The integrated panel ensures the widest viewing angles – 178/178 degrees in both aspects, 125% coverage in sRGB environment. The latter is due to the incorporation of Quantum Dot technology which enhances color rendering and contrast showings.


A pair is thought to support AMD FreeSync technology via HDMI port; it promotes for the dynamic synchronization of refresh rate within 100-144 Hz range. The CF791 comes equipped with a pair of speakers (2x 7W). It also accommodates 2x HDMI ports, 1x DisplayPort, 1x 3.5-mm mini-jack, …
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