‘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.



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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 …

Xigmatek Unveils a Classy Vector S550 Power Supply Unit

Xigmatek expands its line of products by a new series of PSUs, entitled Vector S. Currently, the customers can acquire the 550 W model, featuring 123x150x85 mm dimensions and 80 Plus Silver certificate. Its efficiency level achieves 86% on 20%-100% load range. The new-comer is distinguished by a memorable design: it is housed in a magenta case equipped with an unusual ventilation grid and a V-shape insertion.



Xigmatek Vector S550 accommodates a semi-modular cable design: CPU and motherboard power supply cables are fixed, whereas all other cables are demountable. The list of available connectors includes 24-pin ATX, 8+8-pin EPS, a pair of 6+2 PCI Express, three Molex, one Berg, and six SATA interfaces. All internal components are cooled down by a single 135-mm low-noise fan with a stylish LED backlight.


A new PSU model from Xigmatek boasts the integration of a single +12V bus, Active PFC technology as well as a bunch of protection options: OVP, OCP, OPP, SCP, etc. In …

LG Promises to Release 27EN43V-B Monitor in Early March

LG Electronics is going to release a new PC monitor, 27EN43V-B, with 27-inch display. An official release is scheduled for early March. So far, it’s known that the model is based on TN array type equipped with LED backlit and features the maximal resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD). Its overall dimensions along with a stand equal to 642x203x459 mm.



The implemented stand is more than ordinary with the only possibility of adjusting the angle of gradient, to contrast the multiplicity of commodities found in the majority of contemporary monitors. However, 27EN43V-B can be used as a wall screen due to a dedicated VESA bracket.


The interface panel also offers a set of standard facilities, including 3.5 mm audio slot for the connection of headsets or external speakers, HDMI, mini D-Sub and DVI-D video ports.


Despite the fact that the release date is not far off, the manufacturer provides only scant data about its product. Thus, monitor 27EN43V-B features the …
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