Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?



Specifications


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

Patriot Memory Releases High-End Memory Modules

Patriot Memory yesterday announced the release of high-end DDR3 memory modules. According to the words of the company's representatives, their new modules are designed specifically with the intention to boost the performance potential of Intel Core processors (basically of the second and third generations). Codenamed Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition, these modules are mainly oriented at the inveterate gamers and enthusiasts, ensuring the stable work of high-performance game consoles.



Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition modules support Intel XMP 1.3 and are able to work at 1600 MHz, 1866 MHz, and 2133 MHz. The new memory modules will go in two-channel and four-channel kits and supplied in 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB volume capacities. The modules operate in 1.5V ranges.


In addition, Patriot Memory's product owns good heat removal properties. The cooling process will be realized by means of solid radiators which were previously employed by Patriot in Viper 3 Series …

WD Showcases My Cloud EX2 Home-Based NAS

Western Digital is ready to launch another representative of My Cloud series – the EX2 targeting home-based systems. This NAS might be characterized by an expanded functional and the availability of two drive bays. The user is free to choose between various models: without HDDs and with pre-installed WD Red drives of 4, 6, 8 TB overall capacity. The latter are already adjusted to operate in RAID 1 array to provide for an ultimate performance.



The WD My Cloud EX2 is an ideal solution for a wide spectrum of tasks. First of all, it might serve the needs of a file server, offering all connected desktop/mobile devices access towards the saved data. Dedicated WD My Cloud software ensures that all iOS and Android products could receive unimpeded access towards the data. Second of all, the model can be employed as a part of a home-based multimedia center; cooperating with DLNA/UPnP-compatible devices, the NAS secures a correct operation with Smart TV.


Thirdly, the new-comer is …
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