Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65A Review

Military-class motherboards elaborated by MSI have been always distinguished by the implementation of all high-end components within supply circuits, by extended overclocking facilities, and by corresponding exterior design. FM2-A85XA-G65A model corroborates such outstanding descriptions, being a worthy representative of products branded as ‘Military’. Moreover, the integration of high-quality and solid hardware elements enhances its overclocking potential that can’t but gladden PC enthusiasts.

Design and Layout

MSI FM2-A85XA-G65A is developed in ATX form-factor. It is notable by a fanciful, spacious layout, taking into account the full-fledged options integrated within a single chipset. Thus, there is no need in additional controllers. The distance between two graphics slots has been doubled to organize even the most powerful CrossFire configurations. The integrated heatsinks feature 31 mm height; one of them is located only 5 mm far from CPU socket. This implies …

Full-Tower Chassis Fractal Design Arc XL Review

Fractal Design approved itself as a reputable manufacturer of PC chassis long time ago. Nowadays, the company’s inventory embraces four lines of cases, intended for varied customer groups. Curiously enough, Arc series is a twin-brother of Define series in terms of framework, although it is differentiated by an improved ventilation. The Arc XL is a large-scale representative of the line, featuring a sleek design and offering huge integration facilities.

Basic Features

Fractal Design Arc XL is a full-tower chassis featuring 572x232x552 mm dimensions. The case is made of black steel with plastic inclusions. Its internal layout is ready to accommodate all types of motherboards, including the largest formats (XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mini-ITX, micro-ATX). Storage section is rich in four 5.25-inch drive cages (external) and ten 3.5/2.5-inch cages (internal). The availability of nine expansion slots allows for the creation of various graphics and multimedia configurations.

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AOC Gets Ready to Release u3477Pqu Monitor

AOC is glad to announce a new 34-inch PC monitor, codenamed u3477Pqu. The product is addressed, first of all, to movie fans, graphics designers, and enthusiasts as well, due to its unusual dimensions and a large viewing area. The release is scheduled for July, nonetheless pricing or shipping details are still unknown.

AOC u3477Pqu is based on an ultrathin AH-IPS panel, featuring 21:9 aspect ratio, LED backlit, and 3440x1440 resolution. The model is differentiated by high color rendering, high color gamut, and high pixel density. In addition, it boasts 5 ms response time, 178/178 viewing angles, 320 cd/m2 brightness index, 1000:1 static contrast, accompanying by 50M:1 dynamic one.

The list of integrated video interfaces includes DVI-D port, D-Sub port, dual DisplayPorts, as well as HDMI port with HDCP-compatible rail. Along with a standard power-saving backlight, the display is equipped with a white LED that covers the screen from top to bottom.

Furthermore, the …
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