MSI AM1I: Motherboard with Military Class 4 Hardware Base

MSI is one of the first manufacturers to introduce a motherboard for the newly launched AMD AM1 platform. The MSI AM1I features rather compact dimensions (170x170 mm) but its mini-ITX form-factor does not affect the specified functional possibilities for entry-level systems. The model supports AMD Athlon/Sempron processors for the above-mentioned socket.

The employment of Military Class 4 hardware base is supposed to be a major advantage of AM1I motherboard. It involves dark chokes, dark capacitors and other crucial components, which are backed by Military Class Essentials technology. The latter is called to protect the PCB from varied unfavorable happenings, i.e. high humidity, electrostatic discharge or high temperatures.

The PCB comes with two DIMM slots for the incorporation of one-channel DDR3 memory modules (up to 32 GB) with 1333/1600 MHz frequency. Storage is organized by means of two SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, whereas expansion of functional is due to two PCI …

PSU Enermax Revolution87+ 750W Review

This year has become rather successful for Enermax, a well-known manufacturer of power supply units. The company supplemented its product lines with six series combined into four major groups: entry-level, athlete, royal, and gold class. Revolution87+ series belongs to the Gold Class group and involves five models (from 550W to 1000W power). Model Revolution87+ 750W is distinguished not only by the availability of 80Plus Gold certificate, but also by an original branded platform developed by Enermax specifically for this series.


Enermax has implemented a few striking technical solutions in its Revolution87+ 750W power supply unit. The first attractive feature is a composite control over the main inverter. The control is realized by traditional pulse-width modulation method, as well as by simultaneous involvement of pulse-frequency modulation (the combination of width and frequency in control process).

Upon the whole, this PSU model is able to demonstrate up …

SilverStone Unveils Raven RVX01 Enthusiast-Oriented Chassis

SilverStone Technology is about to release its newest PC case that supplemented an outstanding Raven Series. Targeting advanced PC builders & enthusiasts, the Raven RVX01 features 500x215x485 mm dimensions and differs by an offbeat all-black chassis design with the employment of high-quality Japanese steel and plastic. The customers will be able to choose the modification with blind side panels and with a windowed side panel (acrylic glass). Pricing is set at $92 and $100 correspondingly.

SilverStone Raven RVX01 offers a nontrivial localization of all components. For instance, it presupposes the installation of the motherboard (mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX) in quadrature. Therewith, graphics cards and PSU are located in the top section of the chassis, while all the drives found their places in the bottom section. Such layout is called to optimize airflow.

The model is ready to welcome graphics cards of 348 mm in length, CPU coolers of 162 mm in height, ATX-compatible power …
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