Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Review

When all the turmoil connected with the launch of new Intel Haswell processors becalmed, potential customers could finally get their own opinion about CPU facilities and decide whether an upgrade is a sensible move. A flagship motherboard from Biostar, entitled Hi-Fi Z87X 3D, proves that it worth the effort. Biostar was one of the first manufacturers in the market to pay much attention to audio subsystem. Hence, all the best audio elaborations have been aptly implemented in its flagship board.

General Specifications

Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D positions itself as the motherboard for overclocking, featuring:

— chipset: Intel Z87;

— form-factor: ATX, dimensions – 305x244 mm;

— socket and supported processors: Socket 1150, Intel Haswell Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— built-in graphics core: Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— memory: type – DDR3, capacity – up to 32 GB, clock frequencies – 1066 MHz – 2800 (OC) MHz;

— expansion slots: three PCI-e 2.0 x1, two …

SilentiumPC Launches a Sleek Gladius M35 Pure Black Chassis

SilentiumPC, a renowned designer of top-notch coolers & other hardware components, enters the market with a new creation – a mid-tower chassis, entitled Gladius M35 Pure Black. As the name implies, the case, featuring 486x502x200 mm dimensions, boasts purely black exterior and interior layout. The retail price makes up $55.

SilentiumPC Gladius M35 Pure Black is targeting as mini-ITX so full-format ATX systems. The chassis is made of a high-quality Japanese steel with matted coating as well as ABS plastic. The front panel is distinguished by a perforated finish. The top facet accommodates I/O panel with USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm audio ports.

The internal layout is estimated for the installation of two 5.25-inch drives, four 3.5-inch drives, and a pair of 2.5-inch drives. All bays are equipped with a dedicated anti-vibration system. As far as expansion facilities are concerned, the case offers 7 slots for PCI cards. The available room is enough for 415 mm long graphics …

Meet WinFast GTX 960 Hurricane Adapter from Leadtek

Leadtek expands its production line with a brand version of GeForce GTX 960 videocard. Entitled WinFast GTX 960 Hurricane, the model is differentiated by factory overclocking and a powerful dual fan cooling system. Initially, the company will launch a 2 GB version but later on there might appear a 4 GB version.

Leadtek WinFast GTX 960 Hurricane is based on GM206 GPU with 1024 CUDA cores, 10 SMM, and 64 ROPs. It runs at 1228 MHz frequency but might be overclocked to 1291 MHz frequency. The integrated 2 GB GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface operates at 7010 MHz index. Furthermore, this videocard consumes up to 120 W power.

Cooling system consists of two fans and a voluminous heatsink. All integrated video interfaces found their place at the rear panel: three DisplayPort ports, one HDMI 2.0 and one DVI-I. By the way, the nominal delivery set offers a dedicated DVI to VGA adapter.

What is more, similar to other GTX 960 solutions, Leadtek’s graphics card is known to …
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