‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.

Specs Overview

MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …

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Mustek PowerMust is delivered in three variants with 1000, 1400 and 2000 VA. The models are able to provide all vital facilities for the secure PC and network equipment running. PowerMust is called to fulfill several functions simultaneously and cannot be applied only on conditions of voltage absence or fluctuations. This device will protect all equipment from voltage decrease to 160V and from the necessity to switch to the battery power supply. Thus, UPS units are furnished with standard Euro socket, USB …

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Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G HBM rests upon an improved PCB with an enforced VRM and high-quality hardware base. The card employs 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit bandwidth. The list of integrated interfaces consists of three DisplayPort connectors, one HDMI port and one DVI-D port. Moreover, the model is shipped with a proprietary Sapphire TriXX utility that allows for fine tuning of all key parameters.

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