Power Module Chieftec A80 650W Review

The requirements of customers towards contemporary power modules are quite tough. They should own good performance characteristics and high coefficient of efficiency level, as well as 80Plus marker. The latter speaks about quality and ability to satisfy the needs of any PC. However, all PSU are classified according to different criteria, so one can find appropriate product even without 80Plus standards. The compliance with those standards is realized on 115V and 230V conditions but there are a number of standards applied to 220V-240V. Power module Chieftec A80 650W doesn’t belong to the army of 80Plus products, though can boast outstanding performance and efficiency. It is primarily targeted at the segment of affordable PSU solutions.

Design and Framework

Chieftec A80 650W design is developed in a classical template common for the models with a solid frontal fan. The casing consists of a ventilation perforation, decorative grid with the brand logo, sockets for module …

Multifunctional Monitor Dell P2314H Review

Dell has been one of the stakeholders in the visual solutions segment for a long time. Its updated ‘P’ series of monitors adds to the company’s merits, proving the high quality of provided products. The P2314H is the junior model within the lineup, featuring a number of advanced facilities that correspond to the up-to-date demands of exacting customers. It combines contemporary design and marvelous visual effects just to strike the imagination and facilitate day-to-day work.

Key Specifications

Dell P2314H features the following peculiarities:

— panel: type – AH-IPS, diagonal – 23 inches, aspect ratio – 16:9, response time – 8 ms (GtG), resolution: 1920x1080, backlit – W-LED, brightness – 250 cd/m2, number of displayed colors – 16.7 m, vertical refresh rate – 60 Hz, viewing angles – 178/178 degrees, contrast – 1000:1 (static), 2M:1 (dynamic);

— stand: tilt – from -4 to +21 degrees, rotation – from -45 to +45 degrees, height – 130 …

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 …
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