ASRock Outs N3150DC-ITX Mainboard

ASRock has gladdened all devotees of small-sized, power-efficient & sustainable PC/multimedia systems by the introduction of a mini-ITX motherboard, entitled N3150DC-ITX. The model comes equipped with a 4-core Intel Atom N3150 CPU, running at 1.6 GHz basic frequency with the possibility to overclock up to 2.08 GHz frequency. Its key privilege is a sparing TDP level – 6 W only.



ASRock N3150DC-ITX boasts a totally passive cooling: the PCB houses a noiseless heatspreader without a fan. Memory subsystem is represented by two SO-DIMM slots which support the installation of DDR3/DDR3L-1600 MHz modules. The PCB teases only top-tier hardware components, including solid-state capacitors, ELNA audio caps, etc.


Storage might be organized due to a pair of SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports and the same number of SATA II 3 Gb/sec ports. A single PCI-e 2.0 x1 slot is intended for an expansion card, while mini PCI-e Express slot – for a wireless network interface module.


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Solid-State Drive Intel 330 Series 180GB Review

Some two-three years ago solid-state drives were supposed to be a luxury rather than a necessity. Not every enthusiast showed predisposition to spend a few hundreds dollars to enhance his PC performance. Nonetheless, time passed and SSD technologies rapidly erupted into corporate and home fields, serving as a mighty storage means to replace traditional HDDs. They are currently the most wanted piece of hardware that offers better reliability, faster speeds, as well as larger volumes. Besides, their today’s price falls within average customer’s possibilities. Intel keeps the wave in this industry too, delivering high-end products for various audiences. Intel 330 Series 180GB SSD, one of its latest releases, is a direct image of quality and volume combined with a reasonable price.



General Peculiarities


Intel 330 Series 180GB is predestined for advanced users with modding/overclocking activities in mind and owners of powerful laptops. It is characterized by 1.200.000 hours …

The Pair of ASUS Dual Radeon RX 480 Series 8-GB Video Cards at a More Affordable Price

The most functionally full models of the ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 series have become the first exponents of the ASUS Radeon RX 480 video cards line. Recently they have been joined by the pair of ASUS Dual Radeon RX 480 series versions at a more affordable price. The simplified cooling system and lower number of features justify the lower price.



ASUS DUAL-RX480-8G and ASUS DUAL-RX480-O8G models are equipped with 8 GB of GDDR5 video RAM with the effective frequency of 8000 MHz, the Super Alloy Power II element base and the 2-fan cooler featuring the Wing-Blade design. These samples have been manufactured on the automatic ASUS AUTO-Extreme Technology line, and the power subsystem uses the 8-pin connector to guarantee the stable work even under the conditions of manual overclocking. In case you decide to connect the VR-headset, the pair of HDMI-ports on the interface panel will come in handy.


The only difference between ASUS DUAL-RX480-8G and ASUS DUAL-RX480-O8G is in their clock …
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