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 …

Meet New Frameless U2717D Monitor from Dell

Taking into account an ascending popularity of WQHD displays, Dell decided to expand its portfolio by a new high-resolution monitor – the UltraSharp U2717D. The model is based on 27-inch IPS panel with the top brightness index (350 cd/m2). It is also notable for the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees) and a relatively fast response time (6 ms). Pricing has not been announced yet.



Dell UltraSharp U2717D features 2560x1440 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 1000:1 contrast index. It promises the coverage of 99% RGB environment as well as the highest color rendering (DeltaE <2).


The other attraction of the monitor is nearly frameless design: the display is edged by an ultra-thin frame, replenished by a multifunction stand. The latter promotes for the adjustment of height, angle of slope, and aspect positioning (swivel & pivot). The display boasts a rich assembly of external interfaces; thus, it offers a pair of HDMI 1.4 ports with support for MHL 2.0 options, a pair …

AS Enclosure RS04 – a New Compact PC Case from Abee

The fact of growing popularity of compact PC systems is not a bit of news by itself, however the emerging of a fresh space effective Abee chassis solution is.



The Japanese company has presented its brand-new AS Enclosure RS04 desktop case, which will be available in 6 colour versions (black, silver, pink, bright green, sky blue and chocolate brown). The front panel is made out of 5 mm and upper and bottom panels – out of 2 mm high-quality aluminium. The inner framework is steel and meant for Mini-ITX boards.


Abee AS Encolsure RS04 allows to install four 2.5-inch drives, an SFX power supply, the CPU cooling system of up to 78 mm height and an entry-level graphics adapter (for instance, Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC), the length of which must not exceed 190 mm. This chassis is well cooled down due to the efficient allocation of vent holes.


The specialty is 105 mm in height, 357 mm in width and 239 mm in length and weighs 3.1 kg. The AS Encolsure RS04 model is not cheap and …
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