Shipments of EKWB EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Aorus Water Blocks Will Start on the 31st of May

EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Aorus is a novelty by EKWB, meant for Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3D cards. This water block transfers heat from the GPU, memory chipsets and voltage controllers.



The latest product possesses a central split-flow cooling system ensuring the highest chilling productivity. Moreover, low hydrodynamic resistance allows using the water unit even with pumps of low capacity.


The novelties will be available in two versions. The copper base in both cases will be nickelized, and the top is produced out of POM Acetal material or out of acrylic plastic. The second variant has two 3 mm holes for LEDs.


The price is the same for the two options and constitutes about 115 EUR. Preordering is already launched, and shipments start is planned for May 31st. Customers may also purchase a special plate to mount it at the backside of the PC-board. The black one costs 30 EUR, and the nickelized — 38 EUR.

‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.



Stepwise Overview


The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …

Scythe SCIOR-1000: a Comprehensive CPU Cooler with Top-Flow Design

Scythe is going to start the sales of its newest CPU cooler, entitled SCIOR-1000. It is honored for a comprehensive nature, since it might work with all contemporary CPUs, except for Intel Socket LGA2011 models. The other remarkable thing ascribed to the product is the employment of Top-Flow design.



Therein, the fan is localized over the heatsink, directing the airflow towards the whole framework, including the nickel-plated base. This way, it promotes for a better cooling effect.


Scythe SCIOR-1000 embraces also three 6 mm heat-pipes, along with a 100 mm fan. The latter supports PWM technology, so is able to reach the speed of 1800 RPM. The maximal noise level achieves 26.7 dB. Release date is scheduled for the final days of 2013. Some other specifications about the cooler are described below:

— framework dimensions: 136x117x107 mm, weight – 400 g.;

— supported platforms: Intel – LGA1366/115x/775 and AMD – FM1/FM2/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+;

— heat-pipes: …
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