ASRock H87 Fatal1ty Performance: Affordable Gaming Motherboard

The launch of Intel Haswell processors was the push for motherboard manufacturers to introduce the products of a new generation. ASRock was not an exclusion, since it offered a lineup of boards for various customer groups. This way, Fatal1ty gaming series has gained two new representatives: high-end Z87 Fatal1ty Professional and more affordable H87 Fatal1ty Performance. The latter is targeting those customers who would like to kill two birds with one stone: create a highly efficient PC system and save the hard-earned money.



Therefore, ASRock H87 Fatal1ty Performance is designed in a standard ATX form-factor. It is based on Intel H87 chipset and features LGA1150 CPU socket. The board is compatible with already introduced Intel processors of the fourth generation (Core i7/i5), as well as with only announced Core i3, Pentium and Celeron. The implemented PCB accommodates four DIMM slots for the integration of up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory modules.


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The overview of be quiet! Power Zone 650W (Z1-650W)

Let’s have a look at a power supply be quiet! of Power Zone series, designed for demanding gamers and enthusiasts. As you can see, there’s no way to avoid gamers, but how they will benefit from a new power supply but for the stability of its parameters, is absolutely unclear. The matter is that the devices’ characteristics for all the applications should be consistent with the declared specifications. So, the power supply we are currently reviewing is a quite good solution for every demanding user.


This series includes units with capacity from 650 to 1000 watts, which correspond to the 80 Plus Bronze certificate, support energy saving modes C6 and C7 of the Intel processors and have a low noise level.


Additionally, this series’ devices have a fully modular design, as well as a possibility to connect up to three case fans, and the propeller of the unit itself rotates for a few minutes after turning off the system. And, of course, the Power Zone models have excellent …

Meet Run-of-the-Mill VA209N Monitor from Asus

Asus is known for designing not only gaming or enthusiast solutions. Its portfolio is rich in products, intended for average users. The 19.5-inch monitor, entitled VA209N, belongs to this echelon. It is positioned as an office device, due to the thick frames and a run-of-the-mill stand (angle of gradient is the only adjustment option). Featuring 454.6x376.3x189.6 mm dimensions, the model fits any environment.



Asus VA209N is based on IPS panel which boasts 1440x900 resolution & 16:10 aspect ratio. The monitor comes with wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects), a large viewing area of 418x262 mm, and 80M:1 dynamic contrast. The model’s top brightness index achieves 250 cd/m2, while the response time lags behind its competitors – only 14 ms.


The VA209N offers up to 83/76 Hz of horizontal/vertical refresh rate as well as 16.7 million of displayed colors. The I/O panel accommodates only two ports: DVI-D and D-Sub. Hence, the typical power consumption index …
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