CPU Cooler Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Review

Each new product developed by Thermalright gains particular attention from the part of professionals and average customers. This is explained by the fact that the company tried its hardest to reach the top of cooling systems segment. Indeed, some of its coolers continue leadership in the most efficient coolers ranking of all ages. Hence, the release of a new CPU cooler, codenamed Silver Arrow SB-E, could not but draw attention of the community. This is a follower of Silver Arrow model, thought with perceptible improvements. SB-E marking signifies that the model has been designed specifically for Sandy Bridge-E processors, so it can be attributed to the highly-specialized models.

Basic Peculiarities

Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E is a two-section radiator with two fans which take up to a half of the motherboard spacing. Its dimensions equal to 164x155x104 mm. It is delivered in a card box with fans, radiators and accessories managed in different packages. The nominal …

AOC Launches New Full-HD Monitor d2769Vh

Announced earlier last month, PC monitor AOC d2769Vh is already on sale in the European market. This is a new 27-inch solution in the company’s inventory, supporting Full-HD resolution and featuring a lot of viewing privileges. First of all, the model employs an advanced IPS panel type that is equipped with LED backlit. It ensures 1920x1080 resolution, 5 ms response time (GtG), and the maximal viewing angles: 178/178 degrees both, vertically and horizontally.

Secondly, monitor d2769Vh is distinguished by the support of Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) interface, which promotes for the unification in functionality of HDMI and micro-USB ports. As a result, the users are free to connect to the display various MHL-compatible mobile devices that might work as the source of video signal.

Thirdly, the employment of IPS panel positively influences upon the model’s performance. Therefore, it boasts the maximal brightness of 250 cd/m2, the maximal amount of displayed colors …

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 …
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