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 …

Gigabyte Debuts with Mini-ITX Motherboard C1007UN-D

Gigabyte has officially introduced a new motherboard model C1007UN-D, developed in mini-ITX form-factor. As seen from the dimensions, the novice is intended to be employed within small-sized multimedia or industrial systems. Chipset Intel NM70 with the integrated two-core ULV processor Intel Celeron 1007U are considered to be the heart of the board. The CPU is cooled down by a compact active cooling system which involves an aluminum heatsink and a small fan.

Video subsystem is represented by an integrated graphics core that belongs to Intel HD Graphics series. The core runs at the nominal 350 MHz clock frequency, however this index might be dynamically increased up to 1000 MHz. Audio subsystem is realized by means of Realtek ALC887 controller that supports 7.1-channel sounding. Network facilities (LAN) are ensured due to a pair of gigabit controllers elaborated by Realtek.

To continue, memory subsystem consists of two DIMM slots which support up to 8 GB modules of DDR3-1333 …

Basic Features of Cooler Master X6 Elite

CPU air cooling systems are nowadays represented by a wide rage of items supplied by dozens of manufacturers and targeted at various consumer groups. This entails the violent competition among companies that launch new model lines rather frequently. Nevertheless, the abundance of items of various framework and price ranges doesn't imply that every manufacturer implements innovative approaches pertained to the coolers' layout or operational facilities. The vast majority of products are identical from the base, but still there are companies that manage to win their customers by the conglomeration of design, performance and framework. Cooler Master belongs to such companies which gladden their potential consumers by ever newer cooler models. Its X6 Elite cooler has got a few peculiar features which are sure to attract people and differentiate this product from other similar items.

Framework Peculiarities

Cooler Master X6 Elite is developed in tower-shape form factor and weighs …
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