Overview of the Power Supply Chieftec APS-1000CB Series A-135

Chieftec power supplies are one of the most popular brands on the domestic market, and it's not surprising, since the manufacturer has been on it for about 20 years. During this time, the decisions of the German brand have acquired both an army of admirers and opponents. The first like these blocks for the optimal price/quality ratio, while others are not satisfied with their consumer properties. It’s primarily because of a higher noise level than some competitors or more expensive products have. But with a limited budget, Chieftec becomes one of the main candidates for purchase, especially when building powerful systems, where the difference between the costs of blocks produced by different manufacturers can reach 50-150 dollars or even more.


In this review, we will consider a 1000-watt Chieftec device belonging to the A-135 series, the hallmark of which is a 135-mm fan and a modular cable connection for the periphery. Also representatives of this line meet the requirements …

The 35” 21:9 Agon AG352UCG Monitor by AOC Is a Smart Display for Gaming Purposes

The Agon series by AOC has been recently replenished by a unique 35-inch GSYNC monitor for gaming purposes, named AG352UCG.



This novelty features a vertically aligned display with a 2000 mm curvature radius and a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. Its refresh factor equals to 100 Hz, and the response time – to 3 ms. Simultaneously the screen covers 100 % of the sRGB colour gamut and provides the 2500:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 of brightness, as well as 178/178 view angles.


Regarding the supported Shadow Control, Flicker-Free technology with a DC backlighting, Low Blue Light mode, a withdrawable headset holder and a handle, AOC AG352UCG can be justly called a smart device for true gamers. Customisable blue, green and red LED lights on the lower and back bezel, stereospeakers and an ergonomic AOC Ergo Base stand provide additional comfort during utilizing.


The monitor offers one DisplayPort, one HDMI ports along with microphone in/out and audio out.

The consumption …

A Low-profile SilverStone NT08-115XP Cooling System

Nowadays compact systems are becoming more widespread, thus increasing the popularity of low-profile cooling systems. Specifically for such systems, the SilverStone Company has designed a low-profile air cooling system under the NT08-115XP codename.



NT08-115XP is announced to be an alternative to a standard cooler out of the CPU supply kit. The manufacturer states, that this cooling system is able to disseminate up to 65 W of heat, so it’s not effective enough to chill down powerfull CPUs.


The dimensions of the SilverStone NT08-115XP cooling system are the following: 101 x 101 x 33 mm. It possesses an aluminum heatsink with a copper center hub. The rotary speed of the 80 mm fan (10 mm thick) is in the range of 1200–3400 rpm, producing an air flow of 5.64–15.98 CFM (9.58–27.15 m3/hr) and a noise level of 16.5–28.98 dBA.


This specialty is compatible with Intel LGA 115x sockets only.


The price has not been voiced yet.
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