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 …

ASRock Teases Small-Sized X99M Killer Motherboard

Fans of small-sized PC systems might take delight in all the possibilities offered by Intel X99 chipset that is targeting innovative Intel Core i7 (Haswell-E generation) processors. Originally, the couple has been predestined for Socket LGA2011-3 platform full-fledged ATX motherboards. Nonetheless, ASRock is the one to equal all users by launching micro-ATX X99M Killer motherboard. In keeping with the manufacturer, the board’s functional does not yield to its senior companions.



ASRock X99M Killer accommodates four DIMM-slots for DDR4 memory modules, three PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, ten SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single Ultra M.2 port that employs four lines of PCI 3.0 bus. The major peculiarity ascribed to this model is the availability of two network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 and Intel’s gigabit Ethernet proprietary version.


To continue, audio subsystem is developed according to Purity Sound 2 design standards, ensuring 7.1-channel sound production. External …

Corsair Hydro H100i GTX: Ambitious Liquid Cooler for High-End Systems

Enthusiast-targeted company Corsair is coming to the market with a new high-performance CPU liquid cooler that replenished Hydro Series. Entitled Hydro H100i GTX, it boasts a tool-free mounting and trouble-free maintenance. The model is compatible with all CPUs which support Intel LGA 115x/1366/2011/2011-3 and AMD FM1/FM2(+)/AM2(+)/AM3(+) platforms. Pricing is set at $120, backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.



Featuring 276x125x30 mm dimensions, Corsair Hydro H100i GTX consists of a small-sized waterblock with a copper plate, 240 mm dual heatsink, and a pair of 120 mm fans (Air Series SP120L). The latter support PWM technology that allows the blades to accelerate up to 2435 RPM depending on the CPU temperature. Both fans produce 70.69 CFM airflow at 37.7 dB noise level.


Along with H100i GTX, Corsair launches Hydro H80i GTX liquid cooler. It features 154x123x49 mm dimensions but boasts analogous range of features. The new-comers are thought to support Corsair Link …
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