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?


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 …

ViewSonic has produced a couple of budget monitors VA12 Series with LED-backlight

The main demand for monitors continue be for devices based on the screens TN + film, despite the increase in the number of available models with matrix * VA and IPS. That is why an American company ViewSonic has decided to provide users with a limited budget the opportunity to purchase for a modest sum ($ 150) TN-line monitors Value Series VA12 — VA1912m-LED and VA2212m-LED.

Among the advantages of a 21.5-inch display VA2212m-LED should be considered resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD) and the use of white LED backlight. The remaining features of the model is quite common for low-cost monitors: viewing angles — 170 ° / 160 °, the brightness — 250 cd / mA², Response Time — 5ms (GtG), LED-backlight life — from 30 thousand hours, the power consumption — 26 W, weight — 2.91 kg.

ViewSonic VA2212m-LED is equipped with video inputs, DVI-D and D-Sub, as well as stereo output 2x2 Tues Its recommended price is $ 149, and sales start to the end of the month (at …

MSI Updates Its Motherboard Line with X79A-GD45 Plus Model

MSI, a global designer of different PC hardware items, updated its ATX motherboards line with a new model X79A-GD45 Plus. As it’s seen from the codename, the board is based on Intel X79 Express system logics and is estimated for the integration of Intel Sandy Bridge-E CPUs for LGA2011 socket. According to preliminary information, a recommended price for the new item will fluctuate within the measures of $200-$250.

Motherboard X79A-GD45 Plus from MSI is furnished with 9-phase power subsystem and two heatsinks of different framework template. This subsystem has been developed with the implementation of DrMOS II technology relied on high-quality components which comply with Military Class III concept. Those components totally correspond to MIL-STD-810G standard in terms of stability and reliability of operation. Memory subsystem consists of eight 240-contact DIMM slots that allow for the integration of up to 128GB of 4-channel DDR3 memory type. The system supports various …
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