One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

VP2771, a Professional 27” Monitor by ViewSonic

Welcome a 27” VP2771 monitor with a super-thin bezel by ViewSonic, possessing a SuperClear IPS panel and all the technologies, critical for professional colour rendering (4.39 trillion shades), which make it an ideal solution for digital artists or video editors.



The WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution provides crisp images without deformation. The aspect ratio is 16:9, viewing angles are 178 degrees, the contrast ratio is 1000:1, and the response time equals to 5 ms. Among key characteristics of the device one can also distinguish an embedded ambient light sensor and a KVM switch. At the same time a Picture-by-Picture and a dual colour engine functions are available with this display. Hardware calibration goes together with the optional CS-Xri1 Colorbration Kit from ViewSonic, which costs $280.


This novelty features a USB 3.1 Type C input, USB 3.1, DisplayPort, HDMI, MHL 2.0 and mini DisplayPort.


The current manufacturer’s suggested retail price of VP2771 is $734.

Delux Launches New Gaming Chassis MZ407

Delux Technology, a renowned developer of various hardware items and peripherals, launches a new PC chassis MZ407 targeting gamers. The model features 450x192x435 mm dimensions and is able to support motherboards of ATX or micro-ATX standard, PSUs of ATX form-factor, and up to seven PCI expansion cards. In retail sale the chassis will be available in three design variations: in Navy Blue coloring, in Army Green military style, and in classic Black coloring.



I/O panel has got quite an unusual lay-out: it’s located on a sloped joint of the top and frontal facets. This panel boasts standard 3.5 mm audio slots (for headphones/microphone), USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, as well as cooling system/backlight control switch.


Delux MZ407 is ready to accommodate graphics adapters of up to 280 mm in length. Besides, the chassis has got four bays for 5.25-inch drives and five bays for 3.5-inch drives. It should be mentioned that the user won’t require any additional tools in order to …
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