Overview of the ASUS Prime Z270-A Motherboard

Today we’ll have a glance at one of the ASUS Prime series motherboards. The model having A- index has all the necessary basic features, when nothing has yet been simplified, the power subsystem seems to be good enough and there are no additional controllers of any sort.


Technical characteristics

We can see that the PCI, and SATA-E interfaces are already renounced, and the M.2 is increasing its presence. All the other main characteristics are listed below:


• Chipset – Intel Z270 • Processor socket – Socket 1151 • Processors – Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S) • Memory – 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3200*/3300*/3333*/ 3400*/3466*/3600*/3733*/3866* (OC), a maximum of 64 GB • PCI-E Slots – 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0, x8 + x8) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4)4 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 • M.2 – 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280/22110) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280) • …

Meeting New Cooling System Brocken 2 from Alpenfoehn

Only a couple of weeks are left till the official release of a new cooling system Brocken 2 designed by Alpenfoehn. This is a long-awaited launch, since the fist version of the system, entitled Brocken, was honored to gladden the audience long time ago. Hereby, Brocken 2 has got a wee bit modified framework, if compared with the predecessor. Its dimensions together with a fan equal to 146x100x165 mm.



The base is shaped by means of five 6 mm copper heat pipes, tightly pressed together. Aluminum plates of the heatsink seem to be ‘cut’ in the center, unlike the one-piece construction of plates implemented in Brocken.


Active cooling power is ensured by a nine-blade fan of 140 mm standard size, known as WingBoost 2. The fan supports PWM technology that allows altering its rotational speed within the boundaries of 400-1100 RPM. Its activity stimulates the airflow index of 109 CFM, while the noise level barely achieves 19.6 dB (A). WingBoost 2 features small distance between …

Overview of the Aerocool SI-5100 Midi-Tower Case

The name of the series of cases Aerocool SI is an abbreviation for System Intergration. In other words, these chassis are designed for OEM-assemblers that produce ready-made computer systems in bulk batches on request.


Characteristics

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 430 (H)x198 (W)x425 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel

Weight, kg: 3,8

Color: black

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": 1

3.5 «external devices: –

3.5 „/2.5“ internal devices: 2/3

Supported number of expansion slots: 7

Front fans: 3 x 120 mm (optional)

Rear fans: 1 x 120 mm (installed)

Side fans: 1 x 120 mm (optional)

Internal fans: 1 x 120 mm (optional)

Interface sockets: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, microphone in and headphone out


Packing and Delivery Kit

The packaging of the case is simple and informative. Protection from transportation damage is elementary – dampers made of foam and plastic bag.


The set of parts is assembled in a small bag. …
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