NZXT Phantom 410 Enclosure Review

Computer enclosure segment currently outlives transformations, giving preference to minimization of dimensions and headlong eradication of huge clumsy casings. The developments in this sphere allowed manufacturers to deliver enclosures of mid-tower and small-tower form factor even for the creation of high-end systems. Hence, NZXT company, that previously attracted the public by full-tower gamers enclosure, has designed spacious midi-tower chassis Phantom 410. This model is distinguished by the possibility to install full-size components despite the compact dimensions.

Design and Delivery Kit

Phantom 410 enclosure is developed with original ideas in mind. Its rounded shape and extraordinary frontal part adds some refinement to the casing and attributes it to the gamers-type model. The color gamut will gladden consumers with any predilections as the spectrum involves black, red, white, gray, black-and-orange, and black-and-white. Such bright coloring touches only upon …

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 …

Graphics Card Zotac GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition Review

The demand for a separate graphics solution relies greatly on its performance in correlation to its price. High-end cards usually go at high price, but still it's feasible to detect a model that would also be acceptable in cost. Zotac has recently released, as claimed by the manufacturer, the most powerful graphics card in the series. Codenamed Zotac GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition, it is delivered with the factorial overclocking parameters. This signifies that the card operates at heightened frequencies from the very beginning. Moreover, this product is ready to gladden the potential audience with an affordable price in combination with an utmost performance.

PCB Design and Delivery

Following the general tendencies, Zotac implemented its singular facilities in the design of a printed circuit board. Microcircuit chips are soldered on both sides of the board; this implies that graphics card Zotac GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition houses 2GB memory with 128-bit bus interface. The chips are …
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