MSI Outs ECO Motherboards for Socket LGA1151

Launched first in 2014, ECO lineup of motherboards from MSI has recently been replenished by a triplet of models for socket LGA1151. The new-comers boast a wide range of power-efficient facilities as well as an optimal performance level. Thus, the users will enjoy the most advanced technologies without sacrificing performance. All three mainboards are developed in micro-ATX form-factor and employ Military Class 4 hardware base, although their other specifications differ.

MSI H170M ECO is designed on Intel H170 chipset, ready to accept Intel Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium & Celeron CPUs for socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates two DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules (up to 32 GB capacity). Storage subsystem offers 6x SATA III ports, while expansion is supported by 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slots.

Audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller. The organization of network is entrusted to Intel I219V controller via LAN port. The …

Stylish CPU Cooler Ice Hammer IH-4800 Review

Cooling solutions under Ice Hammer brand enter the market not so frequently as wished it to be. Still, the company manages to gladden all potential customers with high-quality products. This time, in close cooperation with Thermalright, it launched IH-4800 CPU cooler that is a modified version of True Spirit 140 model. Yet, what kind of options are going to attract the audience? Let’s find it out.

Heatsink and Fan Framework

The employed by the IH-4800 heatsink features 155x55x170 mm dimensions. It is a typical single-section tower, accompanied by six U-shape heatpipes. The pipes did not get nickel-plated coating, so they have a highly polished copper design. The heatsink embraces fifty aluminum ribs with 2 mm distance from each other.

The ribs are connected with the pipes by means of a dedicated neck finish with a thorough soldering. Six lower ribs do not have contact with two heatpipes, since the latter got a strongly pronounced curve at the output. The heatsink …

Bezel-less Monitor Asus MX239H Review

Bezel-less displays continue their incursion into the contemporary monitor segment by offering truly unique, truly high-end viewing experience. Asus always marches in step with all market trends, so the launch of MX239H model was not a surprise. This product differentiates itself by a really high cost that significantly surpasses the price of rival bezel-less displays. However, its design, ergonomics and imaging justify its high price. Let’s see what else MX239H can offer to customers.

General Specifications

Asus MX239H features the following specifications:

— panel type: AH-IPS;

— backlight: W-LED;

— display: 23 inch, aspect ratio – 16:9, resolution – 1920x1080 pixels, response time – 5 ms;

— displayed colors: 16.7 m;

— brightness: 250 cd/m2;

— contrast: stat – 1000:1, dynamic – 80.000.000:1;

— viewing angles: 178/178 degrees;

— acoustic system: ICEPower, two speakers (3W each), two audio I/O slots;

— video …
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