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 …

Welcome in a New Mid-Tower GT-A Chassis from Aerocool

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, an award-winning hardware manufacturer from Taiwan, is glad to announce the replenishment to the GT series, launching Aerocool GT-A — a budgetary mid-tower chassis. The model features 475x185x485 mm dimensions and is housed in a zinc-coated steel SECC case. Moreover, potential customers might revel in both, Black Edition and White Edition case versions. Retail price set by the manufacturer makes up 66 EUR.

Aerocool GT-A is targeting saving gamers with particular demands towards the chassis design. Hence, it boasts a non-trivial design with perforated frontal panel, a large side-panel acrylic window, as well as a dedicated dock-station for 2.5/3.5-inch drives. The layout is characterized by the support for ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, the availability of three 5.25-inch drive bays (external), a triplet of 3.5 inch internal drive bays and identical number of 2.5-inch drive bays.

Expansion facilities are introduced by seven slots …

Router Netgear WNDR4500 Review

Several months ago router WNDR4500 from Netgear manufacturer was a real sensation in the market thanks to its unmatched performance characteristics. Nowadays this model has got a few rivals that can boast a number of privileges, as in design so in specifications. Despite this fact, Netgear WNDR4500 deserves a special attention, being among the most advanced wireless solutions for home-based networks.

Design and Framework

Netgear WNDR4500 is developed in a refined and stylish design which makes it a desirable device in any environment. Its casing is made of black glossy plastic and is fixed to the transparent plastic stand. Such framework makes the horizontal or wall localization impossible. The clipboard consists of a single Netgear logo, while the back board accommodates the information about the model, MAC addresses and a password by default used for the connection with Wi-Fi network.

The front block is distinguished by the availability of green indicators which …
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