Review of Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5

The process of PC layout is quite delicate for the majority of people, since it depends on many factors, including requirements to the PC’s performance and customers’ financial possibilities. Motherboard selection is considered to be the most difficult stage in the process because it defines the basic functional characteristics of the computer. It should be stated that motherboards, which are attributed to the top line, show rather good functional but are frequently unaffordable. Quite the contrary, motherboards of the medium line are more preferable for people with average requirements and possibilities. Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 falls under this category of motherboards and is a perfect alternative for customers with specific requirements and average wages.


Design and Deployment


Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is based on Intel X79 chip set for the platform LGA2011. Circuit board is produced in black color and perfectly harmonizes with other elements: red startup button and …

NZXT Develops a New Generation of Phantom Chassis

NZXT, a company known for the development of multifarious hardware products for gamers and PC enthusiasts, announced a new generation of chassis, supplementing Phantom series. The first model designed under new technologies is codenamed Phantom 820 and will go in Full-Tower form factor. The company promises that the new product will preserve 'gaming-like' external integration with futuristic design, transparent acrylic window with bright lighting, and angular casing lines.



NZXT Phantom 820 will be compatible with a range of motherboard standards, including uITX, mATX, ATX, E-ATX, and XL-ATX. Its dimensions allow for the integration of six 3.5/2.5-inch drives, four 5.25-inch drives, nine slots for expansion cards of PCI standard, and graphics adapters of up to 350 mm in length (with two HDD bays). There is also a possibility to install a water-cooling system instead of pre-installed air-cooling system.


The nominal delivery stipulates the installation of two 200 mm fans (one …

Asus Outs 24-Inch VG245H Monitor

Asus is known for innovation. There is small wonder that its latest monitor, entitled VG245H, supports AMD FreeSync technology via HDMI, although initially this facility was available only via DisplayPort connection. It goes without saying that it’s not the only attraction of a new 24-inch monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio.



Asus VG245H is based on TN panel with Full HD resolution (1920x1080). Its response time index makes up 1 ms, whereas viewing angles still should be improved (170/160 degrees). The display is housed on a functional stand which supports height, tilt, swivel, and aspect adjustments. According to Asus, the dynamic refresh rate might vary from 40 Hz to 75 Hz; such stunning showings ensure top-tier imaging without artifacts.


The integrated panel ensures the maximal brightness index up to 250 cd/m2, dynamic contrast index up to 100M:1 and the display of up to 16.7 million colors. There is a possibility to connect audio peripherals thanks to the inbuilt 3.5-mm …
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