‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.

Specs Overview

MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …

Here Goes! Zotac Announces GeForce GTX Titan Graphics Card

Once Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan officially emerged in the market, all graphics cards manufacturers has proceeded with the announcement of new products based on super-fast GPU. Zotac is among the pioneers to implement this new and advanced adapter into its own card which is promised to demonstrate utmost image detailing and sharpness. According to Zotac developers, their novel product differs immensely from the ones delivered earlier in terms of speed and performance. Due to the employment of 6GB memory modules and processors frequently integrated into supercomputers, Zotac GeForce GTX Titan will be able to satisfy all hardcore enthusiasts’ requirements.

Graphics card from Zotac features an intellectual automatic overclocking system. An improved Nvidia GPU Boost 2.0 technology will provide for an automatic overclocking but only when there are favorable system conditions for heightened frequencies. Thus, the system relies not on power consumption index but on real GPU temperature …

Chassis Antec P280 Review

Multi-functional chassis are valued highly among enthusiasts, gamers and juts common PC users. That is because such chassis can be employed as for home multimedia PC, gamers PC with up to four graphics adapters, so for multi-disk server purposes. Antec P280 belongs to the very kind of chassis and offers customers numerous facilities for usage. Model P280 belongs to the Performance One line and is characterized as the most appropriate casing for the integration of high-performance systems.

General Specifications and Delivery Kit

Chassis Antec P280 is notable for the integration of Quiet Computing noise lowering technology and the tenancy to Performance One line. It boasts three-layer noise insulating clipboard, rubbered holes for cable grooming, and vibro-damping padding for HDD. Antec P280 is compatible with motherboards of different form-factor up to XL-ATX, and is equipped with nine expansion slots for the installation of four graphics cards. The availability of optical …
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