Hey Guys, back in April MSI invited me to the SCAN store for their 30th anniversary party! The main event was a Rocket League competition and the winner walked away with an MSI Gaming Laptop! there were also runner up prizes such as a gaming chair and backpacks etc. Everybody who came was given a goody bag with their own MSI Dragon and other goodies!
What a great day, and thanks to MSI and Scan Computers for an amazing day! The Scan store is an amazing place and you should make sure to visit. Its a geeks perfect playground!
MSI UK Page https://uk.msi.com/
Scan Computers www.scan.co.uk
Hey Guys, quick review of the RAVPower 28600mAh battery bank - UNLIMTED POWERRRRRRRRRRRRR
This thing is a monster, its a little longer than an iPhone, and about as thick as a nintendo 3ds. It weighs about 600 grams so its not exactly pocket friendly but perfect to put into your bag
With a capacity of 28600 you can charge a smartphone like the iPhone 6 about 10 times! Wowzers
The overbuild is a very nice matte black plastic and remains sleek despite its size
Watch the video review for more details :)
Amazon Link http://amzn.to/1V31YO7
My first airsoft review, the ASG SP01 Shadow
If the CPU and GPU are the heart and soul of a gaming PC then the motherboard is the body.
MSI created the B150A Gaming Pro, a motherboard aimed at gamers on a budget, it features great build quality and the core features expected from a gaming motherboard without the bells and whistles
-Form Factor: ATX
-Chipset Intel B150
-CPU Support : 6th Gen Intel Core i3,i5,i7/ Pentium / Celeron Processors
-Socket: LGA 1151 “Skylake”
-1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 1x PCI-E 3.0 x4 slots - with Crossfire Support (No SLI)
-2x PCI Slots
-4x DIMMS Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHZ (No Memory OC support) Ports
- 6x SATA3 6Gb/s + 1x SATA-Express
- 2x USB 3.1, 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2,0
- Intel Gigabit Ethernet
- PS/2 combo mouse/keyboard port
- DVI-D port
- 5.1 Audio + optical out
As you can see from the specs above the board is really well equipped and should be ideal for a gaming PC on a budget
Thanks to the folks over at MSI for sending over the motherboard with review, as long as a CPU and memory to use for testing purposes - while this is not an ideal set up it's going to let us test the motherboard with top end kit and really see what it can do - I would probably suggest using a locked i5 Skylake CPU as my choice of budget gaming processor
Intel i7 6700k
2x 4GB Corsair LPG 2400mhz DDR4 Memory
Corsair Spec 01 Case
See the video to see how the PC was built!
Lets boot it up and dive into the BIOS
We are greeted with MSI’s Click BIOS which is a really nice mouse driven graphical based BIOS. It is super easy to use and is really good looking.
As we can see here the i7 is being recognised along with our 8GB of RAM, because the board does not support memory overclocking the memory will only run at 2133mhz which is the maximum supported by the motherboard
Here we can see the CPU settings. Since this is a B150 Chipset, it does not support any CPU overclocking, so it is running at stock settings - Ideally you should use a regular locked CPU on this board to save money, since a K series CPU is pointless
There is also a really option that lets you set custom fan curves for each of the system fans. This is really handy to help ensure you have the optimum balance airflow and acoustics which can dynamically change according to the component temperature.
Overall where does this motherboard fit in?It’s titled “Gaming Pro” but with its budget nature and lack of advanced overclocking features it appears this is aimed at a first time builder, or somebody on a tight budget that is not interested in overclocking their components. For the money, I think this is an excellent choice. It is a very well constructed board, it has beefy VRM heatsinks, it has all the features the average gamer would want and it comes in at a wallet friendly RRP of £80 in the UK