‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.



Stepwise Overview


The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP – a Low-Profile Graphics Card for Compact Systems

According to computational performance, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti series graphics cards are ranked at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 level, but their power consumption rate is lower compared to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950. This makes them excellent game video cards variants for compact chassis, if the monitor resolution doesn’t exceed Full HD.



This very context induced the production of MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP low-profile Graphics Cards, which dimensions are 182 х 69 х 35 mm. They are based on NVIDIA GP107-400 graphics engine with 768 CUDA, the frequency formula of which fits the reference value of 1290 / 1392 MHz. 4 GB of GDDR5-memory with the 128-bit bus and the effective frequency of 7008 MHz operate concurrently.


The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP model internal nodes are cooled by the low-profile cooler, the construction of which contains a heat sink and a pair of axial-flow fans. The element base is of high quality and corresponds to the MSI Military Class 4 …

PSU Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze Review

Seasonic Electronics has already indulged the community with its PSU solutions of M12II and S12II series. Currently, all the models included to those lineups are marked by 80 Plus Bronze certificate that testify their belonging to the high-end echelon. This year the company has completed the modernization of S12II series to add some advanced characteristics to its products. PSU S12II-520 Bronze is delivered with the nominal power of 520 W and is primarily designated to be employed in gaming PCs with a single high-performance graphics adapter.



Design Peculiarities and Cable Set


Power supply unit Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze goes in ATX 12V form-factor and boasts 80 Plus Bronze standards. The nominal delivery kit is not differentiated by any peculiar components, since the manufacturer included only a detailed user manual, four screws, network power cable, power adapter from PATA to a couple of sockets for FDD connection.


PSU casing is developed in black coloring with the …
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