Biostar B85Z: Micro-ATX Mainboard for Audiophiles

Biostar is about to release a new oblectation for audiophiles – the B85Z system board. Featuring micro-ATX form-factor (224x174 mm dimensions), the model combines a full-blown spectrum of facilities each full-format board has. It is developed on Intel B85 Express chipset with Socket LGA1150 for Intel Haswell processors of Core, Pentium and Celeron families. The nominal delivery kit will allegedly comprise DVD with drivers, a pair of SATA cables, a user’s manual, and a rear panel plug.



Biostar B85Z comes equipped with prime-quality capacitors, field-effect transistors, and 4-phase VRM. Memory subsystem is introduced by two slots for DDR3-1600 MHz modules (up to 16 GB overall capacity). The availability of a single PCIe x16 & a pair of PCIe x1 slots ensures sufficient expansion facilities. Moreover, the user is free to create a voluminous storage by means of four SATA III and two SATA II ports.


To continue, the major peculiarity pertained to the motherboard is an …

Praiseworthy Monitor Iiyama XB2779QS-S1 Review

Present-day inventory of 27-inch monitors marvels the imagination. However, not all devices are identical in image quality and color sharpness. If you are not looking for a cheap solution with average showings, then you would probably appreciate the merits of ProLite XB2779QS-S1 display from Iiyama. This is not a mainstream product as its major rivals are award-winning Apple Cinema Display and Crossover. As distinct from them, Iiyama’s elaboration comes at a more alluring price that draws various audiences. Why is XB2779QS-S1 so special?



Core Info


The monitor is based on AH-IPS panel (codename LM270WQ1-SDF1 LG Display) with W-LED backlight, WQHD resolution (2560x1440), and 16:9 aspect ratio. The implemented matrix array contributes to a quick response time (5 ms GtG), a marvelous brightness index (440 nits), the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects), and an outstanding contrast ratio (1000:1/5M:1 S/D). The estimated color gamut demonstrates some striking …

PSU Enermax Platimax 850W Review

Platimax series belongs to the top line of power supply units designed by Enermax. The series includes seven models, ranging from 500W to 1500W power, which are characterized by the operational temperature scope from 0 to 50 degrees and the correspondence to 80Plus Platinum standard. Model Platimax 850W (codename EPM850EWT) is a worthy ambassador of the whole production line, due to its reliable, stable and efficient work.



General Specifications


Enermax Platimax 850W unit is developed with the employment of high-quality Japanese capacitors that ensure stability of operation on any work mode. Its design resembles a lot the one seen in Revolution87+ PSU series, although instead of yellow, Platimax uses gray color in combination with a black one. The unit is housed in a fingerprint- and scratch-proof case with a frosting finish. One of the side panels features a conspicuous Platimax logo that adds supremacy to the model. The frontal panel accommodates On/Off switch and a …
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