‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.

Stepwise Overview

The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …

Greet Brilliance 272P4APJKHB Professional Monitor from Philips

Philips showed up itself with a new top-tier monitor, codenamed 272P4APJKHB, that replenished a well-known Brilliance P-Line series. The 27-inch model is targeting graphics designers, geodesists, photo/video editors, and digital prepress specialists. Moreover, the implementation of WQHD resolution (2560x1440) is thought to satisfy any professional and avocational needs.

Philips Brilliance 272P4APJKHB rests on IPS-AHVA panel with WLED backlight. It boasts fast response time (5 ms in G-to-G environment), 1.07 of displayed colors, 350 cd/m2 brightness index, 178/178 viewing angles, 10-bit representing colors, 1000:1 static contrast, and 50M:1 dynamic contrast. Besides, the display ensures 100% color gamut in sRGB environment as well as 99% color gamut in Adobe RGB.

This monitor is equipped with three different video outputs: DVI, DisplayPort and 2x HDMI. In addition, it features an inbuilt web-cam with a microphone, two stereo speakers, and three-port USB 3.0 hub.

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Midi-Tower Chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D Review

Hardware components, supplied by Corsair, have always been treated as premium-class products. Whether it is an efficient power supply unit or high-performance RAM memory kits — all Corsair elaborations are distinguished by high quality and style. PC chassis are not an exclusion. Much talked-about Obsidian series is now supplemented with one more model – Obsidian 350D. This midi-tower case, intended for the installation of microATX/miniITX motherboards, differentiates from its colleagues by relatively compact dimensions, laconic and stylish design, as well as by an outstanding layout.

Design and Ergonomics

PC chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D is available in two design variations: with a transparent acrylic window on one of the side panels and with an entirely blind side panel. Acrylic window is fixed without any screws or claps; in order to remove it, it’s necessary to unscrew a couple of thumbscrews on the rear facet and move the window back. Like other Obsidian …
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