MSI B75IA-E33 - cost-effective Mini-ITX board for processors Ivy Bridge

In early August, it was mentioned about the fact that MSI developer of motherboards is preparing to release three new products in the form factor Mini-ITX on chipsets A85, B75, and Z77. As it turned out, the first low-cost board will be MSI B75IA-E33 — it will start selling in Europe at the end of this week at prices ranging from € 95.

The functionality of this product is limited with respect to the other two models; however, a set of components in B75IA-E33 is very decent. LGA1155 processor socket is energized by three phases (provides additional power to the ATX12V 4-pin), hidden under a small cooler chipset Intel B75. Available one connector PCI Express 3.0 x16, two slots for memory modules DDR3-1066/1333/1600 total up to 16 GB, SATA port 6Gb / s and SATA 3 Gbit / s (3 units) to connect storage devices.

A pair of USB 3.0 on the rear panel are completed with a 19-pin connector on the PCB, through which on the front panel I / O can be taken two SuperSpeed USB. The …

Monitor ViewSonic VP2765-LED Review

The spectrum of monitors available in the market is able to satisfy the needs of the most fastidious customers. Nevertheless, such abundance of products creates some confusion when it comes about the purchase of a really worthy item. Monitor ViewSonic VP2765-LED belongs to the generation of professional models based on MVA array and is able to ensure appropriate color effects and high contrast range. Upon the whole, monitors with the implemented MVA technologies are considered to be rarity in the hardware market, so ViewSonic VP2765-LED deserves a special attention from the part of professional or entry-level customers.

Design and Framework

Monitor ViewSonic VP2765-LED is notable for the ponderous design void of refinement. Huge bearing bottom is the first striking peculiarity that bursts into the eye. Such design approach is called to ensure the 100% framework consistency which adds to the product’s reliability. Despite huge dimensions, the bearing is developed …

Thermaltake Unveils Chaser A71 Full-Tower PC Chassis

Thermaltake has lately made an official presentation of a new full-tower chassis, entitled Chaser A71. The model features 565x205x537 mm dimensions and a rather stylish design. Its side panel contains an L-shape acrylic window that makes an exposure of all internal components. Moreover, the two out of four pre-installed fans are furnished with a bright blue LED that enigmatically illuminates the framework.

Being a full-tower solution, Chaser A71 is housed in a quite spacious case. It gladly welcomes ATX, mATX and Extended ATX motherboards, eight expansion cards of up to 344 mm in length, six hard drives or solid-state drives, three optical drives, a heatsink (of a liquid-cooling system) up to 240 mm, and a compatible power supply unit. The maximal supported CPU cooler height should not exceed 160 mm.

I/O panel is represented by a dense group of ports, indicators and keys: Power button, HDD activity indicator, a pair of USB 2.0 and the same number of USB 3.0 ports, and …
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