Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.



Basic Specifications


— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

The Tempered Glass Edition of the Thermaltake Core X71 Chassis

The Thermaltake Company has announced a new Core X71 version of chassis. This solution is called Tempered Glass Edition and is produced in black colour.



One of the novelty’s panels possesses a window out of 4 mm tempered glass instead of the formerly used acrylic panel.


Due to its dual-chamber structure the chassis has much of the inner space, which allows to assemble a PC of almost any complexity with the liquid cooling system utilization.

Motherboards of Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX typical sizes can be installed. The maximum number of expansion cards is eight. One can use discrete graphics accelerators of up to 420 mm length.


In the front part of this product, there is enough room to mount a 480 mm heatsink, and it’s possible to install a 360 mm heat dissipator at the top. The preassembled power supply unit length equals to 220 mm.


The dimensions of this full tower chassis by Thermaltake are the following: 677 × 250 × 511 mm.


Unfortunately, the …

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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