The First Glance at MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK & Z97 Gaming 9 ACK Mainboards

MSI could not resist the temptation to officially introduce a pair of new gaming mainboards: the X99S Gaming 9 ACK and the Z97 Gaming 9 ACK. The key distinction of new-comers from analogue models without ‘ACK’ attribute lies in the implementation of dedicated gaming network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer 1525 and Killer E2205. The first one is supposed to support 802.11 ac standard that guarantees 867 Mb/sec throughput bandwidth; it also ensures less data deference. This provides for a faster network traffic processing and, as a result, — for a huge advantage in online gaming.

The E-ATX MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK motherboard is based on Intel X99 chipset, estimated for Intel Core i7-5000 CPUs with Socket LGA2011-v3. The model features 8x DIMM slots for DDR4-333 MHz memory (4-channel operational mode) of up to 128 GB capacity. Storage subsystem offers eight SATA III ports, whereas expansion facilities are ensured by means of five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots. The list of …

Enermax Platimax D.F. PSUs Hit the Market

Enermax launches a couple of platinum power supply units, earlier unveiled at the CeBIT 2016. The Platimax D.F. model is available in two versions – 500 W & 600 W – which boast 80Plus Platinum certificate thanks to 93% efficiency index. They are able to operate within 100-240 V voltage range at 10 A input. Featuring 150x160x86 mm dimensions, both PSUs can fit in any PC case.

Enermax Platimax D.F. units are furnished with a single +12V rail, estimated for 492/600 W power. At the same time the output power of +3.3 V & +5 V rails makes up 103 W. The hardware base includes high-quality Japanese capacitors as well as low-voltage DC-DC converters.

Cooling is secured by a single 139-mm fan based on Twister Bearing; it is thought to operate up to 160 thousand hours. The fan supports Dust Free Rotation technology that enables reverse rotation during the first 10 seconds.

The units employ SLEEMAX modular cabling. Each cable is coated in cloth to ensure the best management. …

Enclosure Lian Li PC-100 'the Hammer' Review

PC enclosures currently go at various shapes and frameworks. Thus, it's rather simple for a potential consumer to get lost in the abundance of alternatives. Each company tries to release truly unique models, but at the same time, they try to comply with financial possibilities of the targeted audience. Lian Li knows a lot about enclosures and contemporary clientele demands. Its PC-100 'the Hammer' model enchants consumers with original framework and layout peculiarities. Still, those are not the only privileges this enclosure can offer to the users.

Delivery Kit and Integration

Lian Li PC-100 'the Hammer' is delivered in a medium-sized cardbox. The manufacturer is lavish in the accessories and framework elements which are supplied along with the enclosure. Hence, the nominal delivery kit includes: detailed user manual, a separate cardbox with screws (for PSU fixture, for 2.5 inch drives, for 3.5 inch drives, and for motherboard fixture), screws kit with long fretwork, …
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