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?



Specifications


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 …

Meet a New 32” BL3200PT Monitor from BenQ

BenQ is about to introduce in the European market its newest PC monitor with WQHD resolution. Entitled BL3200PT, this 32-inch model is targeting professional users with exacting demands. The monitor features a sleek design, a slim frame, and an unusual stand that resembles a flat spring fixed to the base by a screw. The recommended by the manufacturer price will fluctuate within the measures of 600 EUR.



BenQ BL3200PT is based on VA panel, accompanied by LED backlit. It offers 2560x1440 pixels resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 4 ms response time (GtG) and 12 ms response time (BwB), 100% sRGB color gamut, 300 cd/m2 brightness, as well as the widest viewing angles: 178 degrees in both, vertical and horizontal aspects. Besides, the monitor ensures 3000:1 static contrast and some 12M:1 dynamic one.


To proceed with the specifications, the new-comer complies with the majority of international standards, including Energy Star 5.2, TCO 6.0 and EPEAT Silver. In keeping with the data, …

PSU Chieftec BPS-650C2 Review

Chieftec, a renowned manufacturer of power supply units, has recently introduced a series of new PSUs, codenamed BPS, which included five different models. The two models differ from other items in color, dimensions, applied fans, and belonging to the lower PSU segment. The other three products belong to the high-end segment and own outstanding characteristics. Chieftec BPS-650C2 belongs to the high-end echelon that is confirmed as by its internal integration, so by general specifications.



Integration


PSU Chieftec BPS-650C2 employs modular system of cable connection and is notable by 650W of output power. The external design of the model did not outlive any dramatic changes, except for the availability of large stickers on the PSU casing. Quite the contrary, the integration has been given a completely new touch. BPS-650C2 is based on a new advanced platform developed by CWT. The manufacturer employed DC-DC converters for +3.3VDC and+5VDC channels. Those converters are …
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