Motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Review (Part I)

MSI motherboards game series enjoys steady popularity, so let’s start getting acquainted with the updated line of products based on Intel Z270 with a simple average model having the M5 index.


Technical Characteristics

This is a full-featured product with few bonuses and no sharp simplifications in its design. The power subsystem looks quite convincing and an additional controller for USB 3.1 ports on the rear panel is engaged.


The total set of possibilities is as follows:


Model: MSI Z270 Gaming M5 (MS-7A78 VER: 1.0) Chipset: Intel Z270 Processor sockets: Socket 1151 Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S) Memory: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400/2600 */ 2800 */ 3000 */ 3200 */ 3600 */ 3800 *(OC), a maximum of 64 GB PCI-E slots: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0, x8 + x8) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4)3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 M.2: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280/22110)

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280)

Aerocool Preps Originally Illuminated DS 230 Chassis

Aerocool announces the DS 230 PC case. According to the manufacturer, it is going to win the hearts of customers by an off-beat illumination that operates in two modes: permanent light & breathing effect. The lighting system embraces several color schemes and several intensity modes. The middle-tower steel chassis itself is painted black. Its internal layout is intended for mini-ITX, micro-ATX as well as full-format ATX mainboards.



Aerocol DS 230 offers 7 expansion slots, a pair of 3.5 inch drive slots (undermount) & three 2.5 inch drive slots (side allocation). The maximal length of the supported graphics cards makes up 413 mm, whereas the maximal height of the CPU cooler should not exceed 170 mm. The case supports standard ATX PS/2 power supply units (180 mm in length).


To continue, the model comes with a preinstalled rear 120 mm fan. Optionally, it’s feasible to mount two top 120/140-mm fans & three front 120/140-mm fans. If there is need, the customer can substitute …

I-O Data Intros LCD-MF225XBR2 Monitor with Full HD Support

I-O DATA, an outstanding Japanese manufacturer of versatile PC devices, is preparing to release a new 21.5-inch monitor, codenamed LCD-MF225XBR2. The greenhorn features 507x178x390 mm dimensions and is based on LCD panel with TN technology. The display is equipped with LED backlight and supports Full HD resolution (1920x1080). Pricing is so far a mystery, although the model will be backed by 3-year’s limited warranty.



I-O Data LCD-MF225XBR2 comes with wide viewing angles – 160/170 degrees in vertical and horizontal aspects. The integrated panel ensures 5 ms response time in GtG environment, the ultimate brightness of 250 cd/m2, static contrast of 1000:1, and dynamic contrast of 5M:1. Besides, the model is able to display up to 16.7 million colors.


The rear part of the screen accommodates three video outputs: HDMI, DVI and D-Sub. The frontal part houses two speakers with a total power of 2 W and 3.5 mm audio socket.


According to the designers, this monitor is …
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