Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Review

When all the turmoil connected with the launch of new Intel Haswell processors becalmed, potential customers could finally get their own opinion about CPU facilities and decide whether an upgrade is a sensible move. A flagship motherboard from Biostar, entitled Hi-Fi Z87X 3D, proves that it worth the effort. Biostar was one of the first manufacturers in the market to pay much attention to audio subsystem. Hence, all the best audio elaborations have been aptly implemented in its flagship board.

General Specifications

Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D positions itself as the motherboard for overclocking, featuring:

— chipset: Intel Z87;

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

— socket and supported processors: Socket 1150, Intel Haswell Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— built-in graphics core: Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— memory: type – DDR3, capacity – up to 32 GB, clock frequencies – 1066 MHz – 2800 (OC) MHz;

— expansion slots: three PCI-e 2.0 x1, two …

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The segment of 27 inch gaming monitors has complemented by a new product released by Asus. Codenamed Asus PB278Q WQHD, this monitor is targeted at more versatile audience than just gamers; it will also benefit professionals opting for the outstanding display quality and color rendering. The monitor is based on high-quality IPS-array and features 2560x1440 resolution. Similar products have already been introduced by Dell, although Asus promises to provide for the unmatched specifications of its displays.

Monitor PB278Q WQHD is equipped with power-saving LED lighting. The display is based on a multi-functional stand that promotes for the convenient adjustment of viewing perspectives. Viewing angles equal to 178 degrees (vertical and horizontal measurements). The display is notable for comparatively minimal array response time (5 ms) and good brightness properties (300 cd/square meter). According to the words of Asus representatives, this display totally corresponds to sRGB color …

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Power supply unit Seasonic X-1250 is a senior product of X series that includes units from 400W to 1250W power. The two junior models are absolutely passive, while all other models feature hybrid cooling schedule. This implies that on conditions of little loading, the integrated fan stops its operation; and vice versa, when the loading is increasing, the fan's operation is more intense. PSU X-1250 is quite powerful to serve the needs of high-performance systems that require stable and efficient power to all key components.

Basic Features

Power supply unit Seasonic X-1250 is delivered in a spacious cardbox which contains a set of cables for the connection of PC components. The unit is housed in a dull black casing with stamped yellowish grid. The whole construction is 190 mm in length (+20 mm for cable connectors), so it won't suit compact-sized PC chassis. All basic specifications are indicated on the casing: the availability of +12VDC line that demonstrates 1248W power at …
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