Intel Broadwell CPUs will Get BGA Casing

The Internet community is energetically discussing unofficial info concerning the future Intel's Broadwell processors. According to the yet unacknowledged data, Intel will branch off from currently traditional LGA casings in favor to a more advanced BGA solution. At present all CPUs designed by Intel specifically for desktop platforms feature LGA (Land Grid Array) casings which allow the users to upgrade their systems without any hassle. On LGA implementation, the chip is housed within a socket and contacts with the motherboard. As a result, the user might change one chip to the other only with similar set of contacts.



The launch of Intel Broadwell processors, which is planned for 2014, might dramatically change the situation for customers. Most probably Intel will refuse from LGA casings and accommodate all new CPUs in BGA ones, marking the change of Haswell generation to the future Broadwell generation developed under 14 nm technological process. BGA (Ball Grid Array) …

PC Case Aresze Enclave 8002 Review

Entry-level customers, as well as inveterate gamers and enthusiasts, have got the whole galaxy of options from PC chassis manufacturers. Mid-tower, mini-tower and full-tower cases are called to satisfy all basic requirements set by consumers. Aresze has been conquering this segment for a long time, thus it knows how to draw potential audience and win its predisposition by high-quality products. Its latest case Enclave 8002, designed specifically for gamers and enthusiasts, is distinguished by a large number of ventilation grids (almost on all panels), independent trilocular temperature CPU/PSU management, PWM fan rotational control, and dedicated dock-station for HDD hot swapping.



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Aresze Enclave 8002 is developed in Mid-tower form-factor and features 500x517x210 mm dimensions. The case is made of steel with plastic and foam rubber inclusions. Its external surface is given black and red coloring to absolutely comply with its gaming predestination. This model is …

Corsair Introduces HXi 80Plus Platinum Power Supply Units

Corsair, a multi-profile American company, starts shipping new high-end PSUs of HXi series. The series currently combines three models with a totally modular design and the employment of Japanese electrolytic capacitors. Corsair HXi 750 W, Corsair HXi 850 W and Corsair HXi 1000 W models are distinguished by the highest efficiency of 91% that results in the conferment of 80Plus Platinum certificate.



Corsair HXi power supply units demonstrate compatibility with Intel Core CPUs (4th generation) and AMD’s latest APUs. The triple totally corresponds to ATX standard of the latest version. Cooling of all internal components is realized due to a low-noise 140 mm fan, based on a fluid-film bearing. Moreover, the implementation of Zero-RPM Fan Mode enables the blades to rotate only on the load pickup.


The units are furnished with a large set of protection tools, saving the layout from off-nominal conditions: voltage overloading, power overloading, input voltage overloading, …
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