Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 Review

Good overclocking facilities are what the majority of customers look for in contemporary motherboards. In this light, the manufacturers establish various price ranges, depending on the product’s overclocking potential. As usual, boards from budgetary lines cannot boast such potential, though there are some exclusions. Biostar A55MD2 is considered to be one of the cheapest solutions for FM2 platforms. Still, its layout marvels by the availability of CPU boost facilities, as well as gigabit network interface.



Design and Layout


Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 distinguishes itself by rather compact dimensions: 226x178 mm (uATX form-factor). The model accommodates an amplifying board that is made of a metallic fusible element. The chipset is cooled down by a small-sized aluminum heatsink, while field transistors are avoid of any cooler. This might signify about some inconsideration pertained to thermal environment. Power supply activity is realized by means of 24-contact and …

NZXT Rolls Out a New Chassis Phantom 630 Windowed Edition

NZXT has proudly announced the release of its newest PC chassis, codenamed Phantom 630 Windowed Edition. Being a modified version of Phantom 630 model, the ‘greenhorn’ is developed in ultra-tower form-factor, featuring a side-panel window. The case supports quite large motherboards (ATX, EATX, XL-ATX, and micro-ATX) and offers nine expansion slots.



Despite visual discrepancy with the original model, Windowed Edition preserved some of its basic features. Therefore, it allows for the integration of four 5.25-inch drives and eight 3.5/2.5-inch ones. The latter are installed into modular bays which can be removed if necessary. The chassis is ready to accept CPU coolers of 200 mm in height and long graphics adapters (up to 325 mm in length). In case the user decides to remove the internal drive bays, it will become possible to employ much longer adapters, up to 507 mm!


The other peculiarity of Phantom 630 Windowed Edition is the feasibility to incorporate two 2.5-inch …

The Attractive ID-COOLING ICEKIMO 120W Liquid Cooling System

This time the well-known ID-COOLING company decided to attract customers not with high performance specifications, but with its new liquid cooling system’s original and extraordinary layout.



A heat dissipator, a pump, tubes and a fan with white backlighting are completely WHITE, which evoke associations with ice-cream, ice or snow.


The dimensions of the 14 channel aluminum heatsink are 154 × 120 × 27 mm. FPI number is 20.

An ID-12025M12S fan is of 120 × 120 × 25 standard size. Its max rotary speed is 700–1500 rpm, max air flow ratio is 62.0 cfm, max static pressure is 1.78 mm H2O and the noise level is 18.0–26.4 dBA. The power consumption is announced to be 3.0 W.


The dimensions of the copper microchannel water unit are the following: 68 × 68 × 35.6 mm. It is compatible with Intel LGA115(х)/1366/2011/2011-v3 and AMD Socket AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/ FM12(+) platforms. The cooling agent is nontoxic and anticorrosive.


The total weight of the system makes 639 …
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