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 …

Deepcool Debuts with the First Mid-Tower Case Entitled Pangu

Deepcool has been producing high-efficiency cooling solutions for many years in a row. Nonetheless, the company decided to expand its production line with PC cases. Deepcool Pangu is the first company’s elaboration in this segment. It is developed in a mid-tower form-factor and comes in two color variations – black and white. Upon the whole, the case features an unpretentious design, but is ready to amaze every user by internal layout.

Therefore, Pangu is predestined for ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, as well as for ATX-compatible PSUs. It accommodates seven PCI Express expansion slots, three mounting seats for 5.25-inch drives, and a couple of removable baskets for the installation of up to six drives (either 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch standard). Mounting process does not require the involvement of any special tools.

Deepcool Pangu boasts the availability of multiple bays for fans fixture. There are two mounting seats for 120 mm fans in the frontal part of the chassis. If …

HIS Offers an Overclocked R9 280 IceQ X2 OC Graphics Card

HIS is projecting to gladden all fans of highly efficient graphics cards with an indigenous design by introducing R9 280 IceQ X2 OC adapter. The new-comer differentiates itself primarily by a gold-shining coating and a factory overclocking. It is based on R9 280 Tahiti Pro GPU with dynamically heightened clock frequencies: 847 MHz/953 MHz (nominal/dynamic) against 827 MHz/933 MHz found in an etalon adapter from AMD.

HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC boasts 3 GB of GDDR5 video memory with 384-bit interface. It runs at the nominal 1250 MHz frequency, speeding up to an efficient index of 5.0 GHz frequency. Memory bandwidth makes up 240 Gb/sec. The integrated GPU features 1792 stream processors, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The card accommodates a couple of mini-DisplayPort video ports, as well as one HDMI and one DVI-I ports. This facilitates for the creation of multi-screen configurations. With the purpose to ensure the best image quality when working with exacting applications, the …
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