Motherboard MSI Z77 MPower Review

The release of motherboards from MSI has always been accompanied by some boom. Either it's a new technological approach or a catching design that draws clients, but MSI managed to make its products a desirable acquirement. A new motherboard MSI Z77 MPower is not an exclusion. The manufacturer enlivens into the product all its developments which could be interesting for the most demanding enthusiasts and devotees of utmost frequencies.

Design and Delivery Set

The implementation of black color scheme into Z77 MPower design is a signifier of a high-end product. Black coloring has been given not only to the printed circuit board but also to the integrated sockets and outputs. PCB is characterized by dull coverage. The intensification of visual effects is achieved by gray and metallic components of the cooling system, as well as bright yellow stripes on the radiator plates. Such color combination adds refinement to the standard appearance of the motherboard.

The nominal …

Deepcool Unveils Plans for Quanta DQ Power Supply Units

Deepcool Industries Co. Ltd., is about to launch a couple of new power supply units, codenamed Quanta DQ1000 and Quanta DQ1250. Both models feature 150x200x86 mm dimensions and come with a semi-modular design (24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS cables are non-detachable). As seen from the codenames, they offer 1000 W and 1250 W power that is quite enough to energize the most demanding gaming systems.

PSU Deepcool Quanta DQ1000 might boast the availability of 80 Plus Gold certificate, due to 92% efficiency level. This unit comes with a single +12V rail, which produces up to 999 W power at 83.3 A current. In its turn, Quanta DQ1250 has got 80 Plus Platinum certificate, since it is able to demonstrate up to 94% efficiency at the highest loading. Unlike its companion, this model houses two +12V rails with 45 A and 65 A current for both.

The list of detachable cables includes eight SATA, three Molex, one Berg, and four 8-pin PCI Express. All the cables might be neatly managed on the …

Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Review

Asus has been taking a leading position in the supply of motherboards to the PC hardware market for a long time. For example, its Republic of Gamers series has been enjoying great popularity among customers for more than six years already. Besides, the company was a pioneer to introduce ROG in its products to guarantee an unmatched performance and wide range of available facilities. Crosshair model was the first to implement ROG in its basis, and the latest Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard is a direct follower of this approach.


Motherboard model Crosshair V Formula-Z is developed in ATX form-factor (305x244 mm dimensions), employs AMD 990FX/SB950 chipset and is ready to house CPUs from AMD AM3+ (Sempron 100/Athlon II/Phenom II/FX). Memory subsystem consists of four DIMM slots estimated for DDR3 memory type that is able to operate in two-channel mode at 1066MHz-2400MHz frequency. The model is known to support Extreme Memory Profile options and is compatible …
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