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 …

Enermax to Announce a New Mid-Tower Case Fulmo ST

Enermax Technology, an established Taiwanese developer of various PC hardware components, is about to announce its new roomy PC case within the boundaries of Fulmo series. Codenamed Fulmo ST, the case is designed in mid-tower form-factor and is distinguished by massy dimensions. Featuring 485x244x513 mm, the product’s weight approximates 8.2 kg. The novice will be available in two color variations: gray (ECA3270A-G-BL) and black (ECA3270A-B-BL).



Fulmo ST is ready to accommodate up to eight PCI expansion cards, three 5.25-inch drives and eight drives either of 3.5- or 2.5-inch standard. The case is compatible with ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, quite lengthy graphics cards (up to 412 mm if demounting the top HDD/SSD bay), as well as rather lengthy dual-heatsink for the water-cooling system (up to 280 mm). The latter might be replenished by ten fans of either 120 mm or 140 mm dimensional type.


Upon the whole, Enermax will deliver its Fulmo ST case with three …

AOC Intros Budget-Priced Gaming Monitor e2461Fwh

AOC has just introduced yet another PC monitor, codenamed AOC e2461Fwh, intended at gamers and enthusiasts. The new-comer is differentiated by a flash-like response time (2 ms only in GtG) and comparatively low price. It features 23.6 inch display with TN panel type and Full HD resolution (1920x1080). The other distinguishing peculiarities are a quite thin screen frame and case depth of merely 13 mm.



Monitor AOC e2461Fwh boasts the implementation of a multi-functional stand with a cherry-red framing. It offers the user a possibility to adjust the height and tilting of the display. The stand can be detached from the display; in this case, the latter might be easily mounted on the wall due to VESA bracket (must be acquired additionally). In regards to the PSU, this model doesn’t have a built-in unit; nonetheless, the manufacturer provides an external PSU in the nominal delivery set.


To continue, this monitor is equipped with analogue and digital video interfaces, …
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