MSI B75IA-E33 - cost-effective Mini-ITX board for processors Ivy Bridge

In early August, it was mentioned about the fact that MSI developer of motherboards is preparing to release three new products in the form factor Mini-ITX on chipsets A85, B75, and Z77. As it turned out, the first low-cost board will be MSI B75IA-E33 — it will start selling in Europe at the end of this week at prices ranging from € 95.

The functionality of this product is limited with respect to the other two models; however, a set of components in B75IA-E33 is very decent. LGA1155 processor socket is energized by three phases (provides additional power to the ATX12V 4-pin), hidden under a small cooler chipset Intel B75. Available one connector PCI Express 3.0 x16, two slots for memory modules DDR3-1066/1333/1600 total up to 16 GB, SATA port 6Gb / s and SATA 3 Gbit / s (3 units) to connect storage devices.

A pair of USB 3.0 on the rear panel are completed with a 19-pin connector on the PCB, through which on the front panel I / O can be taken two SuperSpeed USB. The …

PSU Fractal Design Newton R3 600W Review

Fractal Design plunged into PSU market comparatively not so long ago, and nowadays its product line counts only three PSU series, naming Tesla R2, Integra R2 and Newton R3. The latter consists of three models and is supposed to belong to the top-segment of products. The entry-level model in this series, codenamed Fractal Design Newton R3 600W, is estimated for the maximal output power of 600W (as suggested by the codename), produced via +12VDC rail. Generally, this power supply unit has got 80Plus Platinum certificate due to high level of efficiency. Let’s see what other privileges this product might offer.

Basic Peculiarities

PSU Newton R3 600W features 150x86x165 mm dimensions (w/h/d) and goes in two color variations: black and white. The case itself has got matte coating that prevents visible fingerprints or stains. Some facet edges are skewed a bit to add elegance to the design. The model complies with EPS 2.92/ATX 2.31 standards and is estimated for one hundred …

Greeting Top-Notch Exoc Sniper Videocard from KFA2

KFA2 ventured upon introducing another cutting-edge videocard developed on Nvidia GTX 970 adapter. The GeForce GTX 970 Black Exoc Sniper features 271x124 mm and takes GM204-200 GPU (Maxwell) as the basis. Similar to the etalon model, the new-comer accommodates 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit interface), running at 7010 MHz frequency and offering 224 Gb/sec bandwidth index.

As distinct from the Nvidia’s elaboration, KFA GeForce GTX 970 Black Exoc Sniper boasts the integration of the factory-overclocked GPU. It operates at 1178/1329 MHz frequency (base/efficient), surpassing etalon 1051/1178 MHz showings. In order to cope with high power consumption and heat output, KFA2 has imbedded high-quality 5+2-phase power subsystem.

To continue, the model is ventilated by a two-slot Silence Extreme cooler. It consists of four nickel-plated copper heatpipes, aluminum heatsink, a rear backplate as well as a couple of 90-mm fans. On low loading, the system disables one of the fans to …
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