New Biostar TB350-BTC and TA320-BTC System Boards Are Aimed at AMD Ryzen CPUs with an AM4 Socket

Biostar is well-known for its mainboards, and at present customers have a possibility to try the company's new products under the TB350-BTC and TA320-BTC code names. The specialties are aimed at AM4 AMD Ryzen processors. Despite different chipsets –AMD A320 and B350 – both models feature the same PC-board.



A refined structure of the baseboard is corrosion and high humidity protected, and the power system is able to hold substantial currents. The product has two DDR4 slots (32 GB in total). The maximum RAM frequency depends on modules’ number and configuration, however, the 3,200 MHz value is claimed for the Biostar TB350-BTC card and 2,667 MHz – for the TA320-BTC sample. The ATX motherboard possesses four SATA (6 GBps) ports, one PCI-E 3.0 x16, two PCI-E 3.0 x1 and three PCI-E 2.0 x1 slots.


The Gigabit Ethernet network port is connected to the Realtek RTL8111H controller and secured from voltage surges. The mounting bar offers four USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, as well as two …

SilverStone introduced a modular power supply Strider ST45SF-G form factor SFX

Power Supplies form factor SFX are usually positioned as solutions for office and HTPC systems, that is why its design is often monotonous. In this regard, a new block of SilverStone Strider ST45SF-G stands out from the competition with detachable cables in a nylon sheath and colored in black casing.



Despite its compact dimensions (125x100x63, 5 mm), power supply produces up to 450 watts of constant power at an efficiency of 88% to 92% in the networks of 230 V. It is noteworthy that the kit includes an adapter to install Strider ST45SF-G in the chassis type Mid-Tower (ATX).


Cooling of PSU is provided by 80-mm fan with support for automatic speed control. In addition, the unit has active PFC, single cable PCI-E Power on (6 +2) and two contacts at the 6-pin. Allowed not more than three per cent of deviation from the standard voltage of +12 V, +5 V and +3.3 V.


A detailed description of the new models is available on the manufacturer's website. SilverStone Strider ST45SF-G …

Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.



Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.


The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …
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