Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A4 Review

Chipset Intel Z77 can’t be called a novel product in the market, since it has already transformed into a customary platform for personal computers. The versatility of motherboards employing this chipset is countless, in fact, and each and every consumer is able to find the one to his specific needs. ECS boasts its own inventory of boards based on Intel Z77; Z77H2-A4 is an intermediate item between hi-end and entry-level models, due to its alluring price and improved functional facilities. This board attracts primarily thrifty customers who would like to get all modern commodities for a sensible price.

Design and Layout

Budgetary orientation of ECS Z77H2-A4 motherboard is manifested, first of all, through a diminished PCB dimensions. Nonetheless, the model accommodates a couple of PCI Express Graphics slots with the allotted twenty rails of PCI-e bus. There is no symmetric rail distribution between the slots, so the second PEG slot receives only four rails. The board’s …

Cooler Master introduces power supply unit Silent Pro Platinum in denomination of 1000 and 550

The official website of Cooler Master describes detailed characteristics of the first PSU of

Silent Pro Platinum series. According to the statements, the contractor Enhance Electronics

has developed models with capacity of 550 and 1000 W. Their system effectiveness measure

(90% to 94% with 230v) distinguishes them among other offers. These measures also guarantee

moderate heat excretion.

Senior kilowatt power supply unit provides a supply of up to 984 watts of power on the +12 V

line, the youngest – up to 540 W. 135-mm fan on the hydrodynamic bearing is respective for the

cooling of both the representatives of the Silent Pro Platinum line.

In the composition of power sources heat-resistant capacitors made in Japan, the transformer

LP9, aluminum radiators, double EMI filter and active power factor correction mechanism

are used. Cooler Master reports about the possibility of constructing chords 4-Way SLI and

CrossFireX (with Silent Pro Platinum 1000W) and …

Gigabyte Announces New Mini-PC Brix GB-Bace-3160

Gigabyte adds another mini-PC to its small-sized solutions. This time the company introduces a low-budget Brix GB-Bace-3160 model targeting entry-level users (home/office use). It might be employed to fulfill such routine tasks as file editing, web surfing & multimedia boot. The model boasts a strict all-black design, featuring 114.4x107.6x56.1 mm case dimensions.

Gigabyte Brix GB-Bace-3160 accommodates a 4-core Intel Celeron J3160 CPU (14 nm) that operates at 1.6/2.24 GHz frequency; it is accompanied by an integrated Intel HD Graphics 400 graphics core (320-700 MHz frequency). The PCB houses only a single SO-DIMM slot for the installation of DRR3L-1600 memory.

Storage subsystem is introduced by a single SATA III (6 Gb/sec) port, intended for the incorporation of 2.5-inch SSD/HDD. Audio subsystem is supported by Realtek ALC255 controller. Furthermore, this mini-PC comes with a 4-watt power supply unit.

Network facilities are realized by means of gigabit LAN port …
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