Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.



Design and Layout


ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …

Scythe to Introduce Monochrome Pro and Monochrome Value CPU Coolers



Scythe, an outstanding developer of prime-quality hardware solutions, announces its newest elaborations: the Monochrome Pro and Monochrome Value CPU coolers. Both products are differentiated by truly small-sized dimensions and can be incorporated into the most compact PC cases. The couple supports the latest Intel’s processors, which TDP level does not go beyond 95 W. So far, there is no information about the release date and pricing, however, Scythe promises to unveil the data in the short run.


In terms of framework, CPU cooler Scythe Monochrome Pro consists of an aluminum heatsink and a single fan. It features 112x112x62 mm dimensions and is compatible with Intel LGA 1150/1155/1156 platforms. Running at 800-2800 RPM, it is able to produce up to 52.98 CFM airflow (the minimal airflow index equals to 14.83 CFM). When running at low pace, the noise level stays at the minimal level of 10.2 dB; still, even when the rotational speed achieves its maximum, the noise does not …

Zalman Introduces Three New Fan Series for PC Cases

Zalman, a highly-acclaimed designer of miscellaneous hardware pieces, has elaborated three completely new series of low-noise fans: ZM-FDB(SF), ZM-LED(SF) and ZM-Plus(SF). The ‘triple’ embraces the models of 80 mm, 92 mm and 120 mm dimensions. The fans do not support PWM technology, thus feature a stable rotational speed. The most peculiar feature is low noise level (not more than 23 dB), despite the range of speed.



Zalman ZM-FDB(SF) are characterized by the implementation of high-quality fluid-dynamic bearings. Their lifespan is estimated as 150.000 hours. The other two fan series – Zalman ZM-LED(SF) and Zalman ZM-Plus(SF) — involve long-life bearings, which are thought to be quite reliable and effective. Their framework features dust-repelling mechanisms and this promotes for the elongated lifespan.


Certainly, the ‘triple’ enjoys similar features. For instance, all the fans employ an original Shark Fin blades design. It allows for the decrease of airflow …
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