Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A2X (v1.0) Review

The inventory of motherboards designed by ECS is quite ample for the user to get confused. There are various series with a number of models in each, and each of these series is replenishing with new products at enviable frequency. Still, 'Black' series differentiates itself from all other lines by an eye-catching design and remarkable performance. Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A2X is an outstanding representative of 'Black' series that is notable by premium design, premium implementation, and premium performance.

Design and Layout

The first thing that stands out a mile is the delivery box which features goldish coverage and speaks of the motherboard's high-end destination. The board itself is packed in an antistatic box, while all other components found their places in a separate box. This box contains DVD with dedicated software and drivers, user's manual, I/O shield, LucidLogix Virtu MVP Technology usage guideline, a set of plugs for USB and video sockets, six SATA cables with …

Arctic Cooling Accelero Mono Plus Cooler Review

New Arctic Cooling Accelero Mono Plus is an excellent solution for video-card cooling when original cooler can’t function in high temperature.

Packaging and accessories

The cooler comes in a small transparent blister. On the front side of the package, except for the name of the product, one is able to find a kind of easily removable G-1. This is a hot-melt adhesive, supplied in the kit. On the back of the package there are brief specifications in several languages ​​and three tests, indicating the superiority of Accelero Mono Plus over the reference cooling of GeForce GTX 560 Ti. One of the labels indicates the presence of 6-year warranty, which is more than enough, even in case of fan depreciation.

Design Features

Cooler Arctic Cooling Accelero Mono Plus has a rather unusual design. The main feature is the use of one 120-mm fan and five heat pipes with fairly dense arrangement. This design should provide both high performance and compatibility with a wider …

Biostar Announces N3150NH Mainboard with Integrated CPU

The inventory of Biostar’s mini-ITX motherboards was replenished by a new uncommon model – the N3150NH. Its key peculiarity is the availability of a 4-core Intel Celeron N3150 CPU onboard. The processor (Intel Braswell family, 14 nm technological process) comes equipped with an integrated Intel HD graphics core and a passive cooler. Its nominal clock frequency makes up 1.6 GHz, while on overclocking it accelerates up to 2.08 GHz frequency.

Biostar N3150NH houses two SO-DIMM slots, estimated for 8 GB DDR3-1600 MHz memory modules (two-channel operational mode). The connection of drives is realized via a pair of SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports. There is a possibility to install one expansion card thanks to a single PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot. Network facilities are ensured due to Realtek RTL8111H controller that supports SmartSpeedLAN utility, whereas audio production becomes possible due to the integration of Realtek ALC662 controller.

The connection of peripherals is enabled via …
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