One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.

CPU & Memory

Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).

The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

Enclosure Lian Li PC-100 'the Hammer' Review

PC enclosures currently go at various shapes and frameworks. Thus, it's rather simple for a potential consumer to get lost in the abundance of alternatives. Each company tries to release truly unique models, but at the same time, they try to comply with financial possibilities of the targeted audience. Lian Li knows a lot about enclosures and contemporary clientele demands. Its PC-100 'the Hammer' model enchants consumers with original framework and layout peculiarities. Still, those are not the only privileges this enclosure can offer to the users.

Delivery Kit and Integration

Lian Li PC-100 'the Hammer' is delivered in a medium-sized cardbox. The manufacturer is lavish in the accessories and framework elements which are supplied along with the enclosure. Hence, the nominal delivery kit includes: detailed user manual, a separate cardbox with screws (for PSU fixture, for 2.5 inch drives, for 3.5 inch drives, and for motherboard fixture), screws kit with long fretwork, …

Greet an Elegant Q2778VQE Display from AOC

AOC comes out to the market with a new striking PC monitor – the Q2778VQE. This 27-inch model offers a good balance of viewing area and functional possibilities. The integration of a high-quality TN panel ensures the maximal resolution of 2560x1440 pixels at the maximal brightness of 350 cd/m2. Besides, 1 ms response time promotes for the ultimate accuracy in dynamic scenes; this is called to gladden fans of action gaming and FPS apps.

AOC Q2278VQE features 170/160 (H/V) viewing angles at 16:9 aspect ratio. Its static contrast makes up 1000:1, while dynamic one – 80 M:1. The display is able to represent up to 16.7 million colors. Connectivity options are introduced by four video interfaces: DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub, and DVI. In active mode the monitor consumes up to 45 W power, however, the implementation of Eco mode with a brand e-Saver function helps in reducing power consumption index.

The new-comer shows compatibility with EPEAT Silver, TCO 6.0 and Energy Star 6.0 …
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