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) …

SilverStone Launches 4-Port ECU01 PCI Expansion Card

Taking into account an ever increasing demand for USB 3.0 interfaces, SilverStone has elaborated a dedicated PCI expansion card, entitled ECU01. The card is designed in a low-profile form-factor with the support for PCI Express 2.0 x2 bus. It features a pair of 19-contact USB 3.0 sockets, each of which offers two USB 3.0 ports.

In keeping with the manufacturer, this comprehensive model is called to satisfy the need for high-speed interfaces, absent with old-fashioned systems. For sure, the amount of connectivity ports integrated within the motherboards (usually of entry-level/budgetary standard) is not always enough for enthusiasts and gamers. Hence, there can appear an acute need for additional expansion cards, like ECU01.

SilverStone ECU01 is based on Etron EJ198 controller, featuring an additional SATA interface that is responsible for an efficient power supply. Moreover, the model supports UASP protocol that accelerates data transfer speed. If the current OS does not …

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.


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 …
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