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 …

Deepcool to Release Neptwin V2 CPU Cooler

Deepcool Industries Co. LTD has enriched its production line with a new CPU cooler, entitled Neptwin V2. Featuring 125x136x159 mm dimensions, the model allows for the installation of up to four fans, combined with a nickel-plated base, six copper heat pipes and a two-section voluminous heatsink which consists of 80 ribs (40 ribs for each section).

This cooler is known to support all up-to-date platforms, developed by Intel and AMD. As distinct from the majority of rivals, the Neptwin V2 framework is ready to accept four fans which operate by means of PWM technology. The base version comes with only two fans. The first one – Deepcool Wind Blade 120 – is equipped with a blue backlight; its rotational speed range varies from 900 to 1500 RPM. The second fan rotates at 1300 RPM. An overall noise level fluctuates within 21.4-32.1 dB boundaries.

It should be mentioned that total airflow volume produced by the fans might achieve 110.8-237.15 m/h. As a result, the cooler is …

Evga to Launch a Powerful PSU SuperNova 1000 G2

Evga, a celebrated American developer of varied PC components for enthusiasts, is going to launch its new power supply unit targeting rather demanding consumers. Entitled Evga Supernova 1000 G2, this model is differentiated by 1000W power and not less than 90% efficiency on typical loading. Such outstanding characteristics permitted the PSU to gain 80Plus Gold certificate that testifies its brilliant specifications.

This PSU model is equipped with all prime-quality Japanese capacitors with solid-state electrolyte, as well as with a vertical two-layer main converter. In addition, there is an advanced protection system on board that saves the unit from various uncommon conditions (overheating, overvoltage, short circuit, voltage drops).

To continue, Supernova 1000 G2 may boast the availability of modular cable system. Herein, the cables feature quite an unusual design that facilitates the airflow within the chassis. The system consists of a single 24-contact ATX cable, a …
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