‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.

Specs Overview

MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …

Monitor Samsung S24A850DW Review

Customers all over the world are 'spoiled' by the predominance of monitors, developed under various technologies and targeted to fulfill various assignments. The market is full of items as from well-established companies with global recognition (LG, Asus, etc.) and from start-up companies that just keep up with all modern technologies. Samsung belongs to the high-end echelon and is continually competing with its renowned opponents, releasing ever newer monitors on regular basis. Monitor S24A850DW has been developed with high performance characteristics in mind, as well as, its accessibility to the vast groups.

General Specifications

Samsung S24A850DW belongs to the monitors of average price category and high-end specifications. It is based on S-PLS matrix and employs W-LED lighting. It goes in 1920x1200 resolution with 24 inch display. This model is furnished with D-Sub (VGA), audio-in/out, DVI-D, and DisplayPort interfaces. The availability of four-port USB 3.0 hub …

Deepcool Comes Out with White SW Chassis

Deepcool Industries has added a new White SW model to its mid-tower PC chassis series. The new-comer features 472x210x454 mm dimensions and fits office environment the best. Its framework is made of galvanized steel plates (SECC), painted white, with black-and-white frontal edging, perforated notches, and a large side acrylic window. The model might be already procured at the retail price of $35.

Deepcool White SW is compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboard types. It provides space for four external 5.25-inch drives, four internal 3.5-inch drives, and three internal 2.5-inch drives. Expansion of facilities becomes possible due to seven expansion slots. It should be mentioned that all the bays are equipped with special slides which facilitate mounting without screws.

In order to ensure an optimal airflow, the case accommodates an efficient cable management system and dust filters. The top-front I/O panel boasts USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports as well as 3.5 mm slots …
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