‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.

Stepwise Overview

The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …

Scythe Teases a Hard-Hitting Ninja 4 CPU Cooler

Scythe Co. Ltd., an award-winning Japanese designer of enthusiast-level cooling solutions, has expanded its Ninja series of CPU coolers with another model – Ninja 4. The new-comer boasts 130x155x153 mm dimensions and supports all updated platforms developed by AMD and Intel, including Intel LGA 2011-3. Currently, pricing info and release date remain undefined.

Scythe Ninja 4 consists of a huge aluminum cross-type heatsink with a copper footing, a nickel-plated base, and six nickel-plated U-shape heatpipes. The framework is designed according to M.A.P.S. technology that ensures the maximum airflow; besides, air is able to circulate through the tiniest heatsink ribs.

The mission to provide an efficient airflow is entitled to a single 120 mm fan with texturized blades which reduce turbulence and, correspondingly, the vibration between the heatsink and the frame. The fan, fixed by Back-Plate 2 clamp, is capable to produce up to 84.6 CFM airflow at the maximal noise level of …

Meet New Strike-X Coupe Gaming Chassis from Aerocool

Enthusiasts and gamers are pleased to learn that Aerocool has launched a new professional PC case, entitled Strike-X Coupe. The high-end invention features 448x180x460 mm dimensions (mid-tower form-factor) and is differentiated by a strict aggressive design with a top X-shape ventilation grid, a qualitative steel chassis, and a side acrylic window. The model is already available in retail stores at the price tag of $54.

Aerocool Strike-X Coupe comes equipped with a red LED backlight at the frontal panel. The chassis accommodates three external 5.25-inch drives, the same number of internal 3.5-inch drives and a single internal 2.5-inch drive bay. It should be noted that some drives have to be fixed with the help of screws at an angle of 90 degrees to the bottom. Seven expansion slots add to the enhancement of PC’s functionality.

The model is ready to house as mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards, so full format ATX items. There is a possibility to install three two-slot …
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