Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?



Specifications


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

The Paean Dual-Compartment Chassis with Tempered Glass by Raijintek

Recently Raijintek has produced a new product – a Dual-Compartment Chassis with Tempered Glass called Paean. Its awesome design features an aluminum dual section open frame/bench table ATX chassis and is constructed by 4 mm hair-silk Alu. dense base plate.



This wonderful creation of the Raijintek company offers its clients an extraordinary and up-to-date design with a dual chamber (CPU, MB and VGA are positioned at the front part with water cooling units, other elements are conveniently located on the back panel) and best cable arrangement. Dual side tempered glass makes it possible to see the inward.


One can place Paean in several ways – on a desk or as a bench table. PAEAN is compatible with 240/280/360 mm radiators and 6 HDD's / SSD's. Among other advantages of this framework is a fast setup due to its tool-free installations and renewable hardware, a maximum VGA length – 310 mm and a maximum PSU length – 200 mm.

Specification:

• 5.0 mm tempered glass and …

Cooler Master Releases GX II Power Supply Units

Unveiled earlier this year, the GX II PSU series from Cooler Master has been officially released. The series, targeted primarily at gamers, consists of five models with the power index of 450 W, 550 W, 650 W, 750 W, and 850 W. All the products feature 150x140x86 mm dimensions and are characterized by a non-detachable cable design. Moreover, all the models without exception boast the awarding of 80 Plus Bronze certificate, due high efficiency level of 85% on load.



Cooler Master GX II power supplies fully support Intel Core (Haswell-based) CPUs with APCF scheme. All the units are equipped with a sole +12V bus and support a range of protection functions, including OVP, UVP and SCP. A set of non-detachable cables varies depending on the power efficiency. There is a core set of sockets, consisting of the main 24-contact ATX and a pair of 4-contact EPS sockets; all other sockets differ from model to model (four 6+2-pin, three Molex, and nine SATA sockets).


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