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 …

SCION-32 Combines a PC and a Monitor in Itself

The E-BLUE company has introduced an interesting solution at the CES 2017 exhibition in Las Vegas, called SCION-32. This is the first Hybrid-Tower monitor and simultaneously an AIO computer with prospects for upgrading.



This 32-inch product has a QHD 2,560 × 1,440 pixels resolution and is backlit on the sides.


The SCION-32 system allows to install Micro-ATX and Mini-ATX motherboards with a respective CPU. There is enough space for two standard drives. The maximum length of the discrete graphics to be used is unknown, however we can assume, that there will be no problem with choosing an optimal variant, taking into account the abundance of video adapters on the market.


This device will be available this quarter, though the price has not been voiced yet.

Aresze Announces Chassis with Noiseless Cooling System

Enthusiasts and gamers might sigh with relief after their prolonged attempts to find the chassis for the creation of high-performance gaming systems. Aresze is going to release chassis, codenamed Seediq 8003, of new generation which is a perfect match for high-end gaming systems with unique cooling facilities. The chassis is developed in midi-tower form factor and features 520x215x508 mm dimensions. The casing is made of steel alloy, and is ready to accommodate motherboards of micro-ATX and ATX standards.



Despite the average dimensions, Aresze Seediq 8003 is compatible with CPU fans of 175 mm in height, large graphics adapters of up to 300 mm in length with HDD bays and up to 430 mm – without HDD bays, as well as, power supply units of ATX/EPS standard. This chassis has got quite efficient internal layout. Hence, it's equipped with ten sections for drives (four external 5.25 inch drives and six internal 2.5- 3.5 inch drives) and eight PCI slots for four graphics adapters.
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