Review: Gaming motherboard ASUS STRIX X370-F Gaming [90MB0UI0-M0EAY0]

The ASUS STRIX X370-F Gaming board  is based on the AMD X370 chipset and has a fairly rich functionality and overclocking capabilities, so it is equally suitable for overclockers and gamers. Among the main features of the motherboard: supportinf modern connectors and interfaces, high-quality sound and network controllers, as well as advanced lighting ASUS Aura, a set of Extreme Tweaker features for overclocking.

The item has a very stylish appearance – the black board with a proprietary pattern on the front side looks reserved and strict, has the characteristic chopped forms of cooling radiators with notches, like it was hited by a japanese sword.

Two aluminum radiators are responsible for cooling the processor’s power supply system; contact with the elements made through thermal pads.

The motherboard is made in the ATX form factor, so it is very suitable computer enthusiast: the model has four DIMM DDR4 slots in which up to 64 GB of memory can be installed; two connectors for connecting LED strips; three PCI-E x16 slots (the first two of which have a reinforced metallized case); three PCI-E x1 slots; eight SATA 6 Gb / s connectors. It has support for NVIDIA 2-Way SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX, which is important for present-day gamers. All this is complemented by proprietary mounting holes for 3D add-ons that can be printed on a 3D printer.

Fans of high-quality sound will also be satisfied with the motherboard – the audio processor is based on the 7.1-channel codec SupremeFX S1220A, and high-quality Japanese Nichicon capacitors also involved in it.

The manufacturer made this board with care of overlockers – the special settings Extreme Tweaker in BIOS give the possibility to have some experiments with overclocking components and fine-tuning the system performance.

You can buy ASUS STRIX X370-F Gaming [90MB0UI0-M0EAY0] for the price 133,90 €. Don’t forget to use discount coupon FWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Review: Intel SSD 760p M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 3D2 TLC 256GB (SSDPEKKW256G801)

Intel SSD 760p M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 3D2 TLC 256GB solid-state drive is an extremely interesting solution in terms of consumer characteristics. The buyer gets more efficient drive with an excellent writing resource and a 5-year guarantee for a lower price than its analogs.

It is an excellent choice for a high-performance gaming or working system, providing high performance, exceptional reliability and energy efficiency. Due to the absence of moving parts, the disc is perfect for any task: from working with Excel and text to content management.

Among the main advantages noted by reviewers and buyers are high performance, high TBW value, five-year warranty from the manufacturer, lower cost than analogues.

The disadvantages include a small amount of SLC cache (when writing files of more than 16 GB, the speed drops to 319 MB / s) and extremely high working temperatures under maximum load (cooling is required), however, analogous SSDs also have these disadvantages. At now any motherboard manufacturers provide special heatsinks for cooling M.2 SSD drives.

You can buy Intel SSD 760p M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 3D2 TLC 256GB (SSDPEKKW256G801) for the price 62,90 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon FWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Review: Motherboard MSI Z370-A PRO

Motherboard MSI Z370-A PRO [7B48-001R] allow to use Intel 8th generation processors (Coffee Lake series). The boards have a larger number of PCI-e slots for connecting and using several video cards simultaneously, so with its rather low price, it is ideal for mining. Optimized power and advanced BIOS settings ensure a stable system for long cryptocurrency generation sessions with maximum efficiency.

It has Military Class 5 and Guard-Pro components, as well as reinforced openings for mounting the motherboard and one reinforced PCI-E slot. It has an impressive radiator’s size, stylish and professional look.

Intel 300 series motherboards do not have backward compatibility with 7th generation processors, so the owner of such processors would rather have to do a full upgrade of the system, including the purchase of a new processor.

You can buy MSI Z370-A PRO [7B48-001R] for the price 110,90 €. Don’t forget to use discount coupon FWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Video: Third december joint order from computeruniverse – unpacking goods (2019)

The third December joint order for computeruniverse was issued on December 21. Like almost all other purchases made in the second half of December, it was already sent by computeruniverse on January 10. Most likely this is due both to the fact that the store itself did not work at full, and to the fact that many suppliers were switched to the “holiday mode”. In January, the parcels have already begun to reach the rhythm that is familiar to our joint purchases, and this order is no exception – the journey took only 9 days. Purchase, despite the new limit for Russia of 500 euros, turned out quite diverse. In addition to the two power supplies from the well-known manufacturers SilverStone and Seasonic, to the order were added the Patriot RAM, very low-cost SSDs from HP and ADATA for 120 and 240 gigabytes. In the order was also included an MSI motherboard with support for 8th generation Intel processors (Coffee Lake series) and an adapter plate for SFX-ATX power supplies.

List of goods from third december joint order from computeruniverse:

MSI Z370-A PRO; 1,35kg; 91,51 € Patriot Viper 4 16GB XMP 2.0 K2 3200 CL16; 0,153kg; 114,20 €;
ADATA Ultimate SU650 SSD 240GB; 0,45kg; 27,65 €;
SilverStone SFX SST-SX500-LG V2 500 Watt; 1,92kg; 73,87 €
Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 400FL2 400 Watt, aktives PFC, 24/20pin, 4/8pin ATX12V, 6/8pin PCIe, 5x SATA, 5x PATA, 2x FDD, 20A (+3.3V), 20A (+5V), 33A (+12V), 0.5A (-12V), 2.5A (+5Vsb), 90% Effizienz, 80 PLUS Gold; 3kg; 91,51 €
SilverStone SST-PP08 Netzteiladapterblende für SFX auf ATX schwarz; 0,068kg; 8,31 €; HP M700 SSD SATA3 2.5 120GB; 0,084kg; 20,08 €

The prices on the Russian site may be differ from computeruniverse.net for European buyers.

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Second december order from computeruniverse (2018)

The purchase is quite heavy – 9.3 kg due two 3 kg power supplies from Seasonic added into it, as well as the weight of the motherboard from the ASRock Z390. In order, there were powerful and quiet fans from Noctua, SSD from Samsung 970 series and memory kit with a backlit Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB DDR4 Kit 3000.

List of products from the Second december purchase on online shop computeruniverse.net. We look at what’s inside the packages!

ASRock Z390 Extreme 4 ; 2,04kg; 146,13 €;
Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB DDR4 Kit 3000 CL15 (2x8GB); 0,156kg; 120,08 €;
Samsung SSD 970 Evo M.2 250GB; 0,08kg; 60,50 €;
2 x Seasonic M12II Evo 620 Watt; 3kg; 57,06 €;
2 x Noctua NF-P12 redux-1300 PWM 120mm; 0,239kg; 13,44 €;

The prices on the Russian site may be differ from computeruniverse.net for European buyers.

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Review: Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 400FL2 400 Watt [SS-400FL2 F3]

The Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 400FL2 400 Watt [SS-400FL2 F3] power supply belongs to the Platinum series, meeting the requirements of 80 PLUS Gold and being the youngest model of the series. Belonging to 80 PLUS Gold means that the unit has a very high efficiency, which does not fall below the mark of 90% in almost the entire range of loads.

The younger series power supply units (which include both the Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 400FL2 400 Watt reviewed in this article) are unique because they have a completely passive cooling system, they do not create any noise during operation. However, the manufacturer notes that the power supply should be operated in a case with normal ventilation.

You can buy Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 400FL2 for the price 108,90 €. Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Review: SSD HP M700 SSD SATA3 2.5 120GB [3DV72AA#ABB]

SSD HP M700 SSD SATA3 2.5 120GB [3DV72AA#ABB] is very budget SSD Disk, with performance quite enough for general tasks that the usual end user does.

It used new Dual-Core HP controller with four flash memory channels that support NANDXtend ECC for fast and stable performance. M700 supports write acceleration technology and SLC cache algorithm, with read and write speeds of up to 560 MB/s and 520 MB/s respectively. One of the main SSD’s features is Higher Order LDPC Error Correction for high speed parallel decoding and real time error correction to ensure data integrity and security. SSD has All Metal Body – heat dissipation and durability in a PC environment. It also has full compatibility with HPdst.exe (HP Software Pre-installation Environment).

You can buy SSD HP M700 SSD SATA3 2.5 120GB [3DV72AA#ABB] for the price 22,90 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

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Review: SilverStone SFX SST-SX500-LG V2 500 Watt [SST-SX500-LG V2.0]

The SilverStone SFX SST-SX500-LG V2 500 Watt [SST-SX500-LG V2.0] is the power supply from Silverstone of the new SFX-L format – a PSU of increased length (130 mm). This is slightly less than the dimensions of a standard ATX power supply format, which is 140 mm long. Also, the SST-SX500-LG V2 model wins slightly in height (64 vs. 86 mm) and width (125 vs. 150 mm).

You can buy SilverStone SFX SST-SX500-LG V2 500 Watt [SST-SX500-LG V2.0] for the price 87,90 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.net: FWNNROU (How to use it?).

 

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Review: ADATA Ultimate SU650 SSD 240GB [ASU650SS-240GT-R]

Review: ADATA Ultimate SU650 SSD 240GB [ASU650SS-240GT-R] is a budget SSD, with not very good performance, but with good enough price. It has TLC 3D V-NAND, not bad read/write Speed (Up to 520/450 MB/s) and 3 Year Warranty. Supports dynamic SLC Caching for optimized performance. Postitioned as Budget-Friendly entry level everyday SSD. You can buy ADATA Ultimate SU650 SSD 240GB [ASU650SS-240GT-R] for the price 33,18 €. Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse: FWNNROU (How to use it?).

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