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 …

Universal CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 4 Review

Some hardware pieces disappear after a while of emergence but some serve PC needs for years, always appearing in new incarnations. The latter is true about Mugen series of CPU coolers from Scythe. The success of the very first model, Scythe Mugen, gave rise to the appearance of an updated second version, then the third one, and, finally, the fourth one – Scythe Mugen 4. This cooler is distinguished initially by its universality, supporting all actual CPU sockets (Intel- and AMD-based). For sure, this is not the mere advantage, since it is able to offer much more.



Delivery Kit


Mugen 4 is delivered in a compact-size cardbox, containing a large amount of information about the cooler. The contents will give a buzz to all consumers, due to a list of useful components. Here one might find: a brand mounting kit Hyper Precision Mounting System (H.P.M.S.) that includes a kit of screws, plastic gaskets, a metallic backplate, mounting plates, a clamping plate, four wiry clinches for …

Verbatim Announces Its 'Thinnest' External Hard Drive

Verbatim has just announced the upcoming release of its thinnest external hard drive, codenamed Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim. Moreover, according to the claimed dimensions, this drive will join the echelon of the most thinnest products currently available in the market. Hence, Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim features only 10.5 mm casing depth that is 20% thinner than all previous models from Store 'n' Go series. The new development will be delivered in two color variations (black and silver) in a blister package that reduces CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.



External hard drive Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim employs USB 3.0 interface but is totally compatible with the previous version — USB 2.0. This model features 500GB capacity and 7mm internal disk. It ensures data storage and backup facilities for a range of computing and consumer applications. The drive is also ideal for USB writing operations. It facilitates the record of TV programs, movies or other content to the drive directly from …
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