Motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Review (Part I)

MSI motherboards game series enjoys steady popularity, so let’s start getting acquainted with the updated line of products based on Intel Z270 with a simple average model having the M5 index.


Technical Characteristics

This is a full-featured product with few bonuses and no sharp simplifications in its design. The power subsystem looks quite convincing and an additional controller for USB 3.1 ports on the rear panel is engaged.


The total set of possibilities is as follows:


Model: MSI Z270 Gaming M5 (MS-7A78 VER: 1.0) Chipset: Intel Z270 Processor sockets: Socket 1151 Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S) Memory: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400/2600 */ 2800 */ 3000 */ 3200 */ 3600 */ 3800 *(OC), a maximum of 64 GB PCI-E slots: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0, x8 + x8) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4)3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 M.2: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280/22110)

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280)

The Latest Sony PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T External Hard Drives Are Splash/Dust-Protected

The Sony Corporation launches new PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T external hard drives of 1 and 2 TB capacity respectively. These devices with USB interface operate hard drives and are aimed at pro utilizing supposing memory card backup and involvement of education, corporate and other apps.



The cable with the USB-A connector is made fast, so there’s no chance to lose or leave it behind. One can also use benefits of the USB-C port. The substantially quick-operating drives are pre-formatted in exFAT and ensure data forwarding at the speed of up to 138 MBps in the read and write modes.


Other positive points include protection against damage as a result of falling from 2 m height. PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T are safe from splash (IPX4 rate) and dust (IP5X rate) impact. A rubber cap secures the USB-C type connector.


New portable storage solutions by Sony are supplied in a firm package for extra protection during delivery. The manufacturer plans to launch PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T sales in …

Arctic Cooling Intros Two Modifications of Freezer CPU Cooler

Arctic Cooling AG, a well-known Swiss developer of cooling solutions, has recently introduced its newest CPU cooler, Freezer, in two modifications: i11 and A11. Both versions have got tower-like framework, featuring 108x90x130 mm dimensions. The Freezer i11 is compatible with Intel LGA 2011/1156/1155/1150 socket platforms, whereas its companion is intended for AMD Socket FM1, FM2, AM3, AM3+, AM2, and AM2+. To say more, this pair is able to cool down the ‘blaze’ of CPUs with 150 W TDP.



Arctic Freezer i11/A11 consists of an aluminum heatspreader with forty-five plates, three U-shape copper heatpipes, and one 92 mm fan. The heatpipes are thought to support direct contact technology that dramatically improves heat transfer process.


The implemented fan is developed on a fluid dynamic bearing and is equipped with a PWM controller. The latter assures that the blades could change their rotational speed within the ranges from 500 RPM to 2000 RPM. Herein, the maximal airflow …
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