Xigmatek to Launch Alfar Chassis This Month

Xigmatek is on the verge of launching its new series of chassis, codenamed Alfar. The series consists of three models which differentiate from each other by the color of insertions on the frontal grid (black, white and orange). The casing itself is made of steel and painted totally black. All three enclosures are designed in mid-tower form factor and are ready to accept motherboards of mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX dimensions.

Xigmatek Alfar houses seven PCI expansion slots, can accept CPU coolers of up to 160 mm in height, graphics cards of up to 320 mm in length, and a standard power supply unit. The chassis are furnished with three external 5.25-inch drive bays, four internal 2.5-inch bays, and analogous number of bays for 3.5-inch drives. Interface panel is located on the top board and accommodates a couple of USB 3.0 ports and standard 3.5 mm audio sockets.

The nominal delivery set of Xigmatek Alfar contains two 120 mm fans, located on the frontal and rear boards; …

Enermax to Announce a New Mid-Tower Case Fulmo ST

Enermax Technology, an established Taiwanese developer of various PC hardware components, is about to announce its new roomy PC case within the boundaries of Fulmo series. Codenamed Fulmo ST, the case is designed in mid-tower form-factor and is distinguished by massy dimensions. Featuring 485x244x513 mm, the product’s weight approximates 8.2 kg. The novice will be available in two color variations: gray (ECA3270A-G-BL) and black (ECA3270A-B-BL).

Fulmo ST is ready to accommodate up to eight PCI expansion cards, three 5.25-inch drives and eight drives either of 3.5- or 2.5-inch standard. The case is compatible with ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, quite lengthy graphics cards (up to 412 mm if demounting the top HDD/SSD bay), as well as rather lengthy dual-heatsink for the water-cooling system (up to 280 mm). The latter might be replenished by ten fans of either 120 mm or 140 mm dimensional type.

Upon the whole, Enermax will deliver its Fulmo ST case with three …

ASRock to Officially Introduce Z87 Extreme 4/Z87 Pro 3 Motherboards in Early June

ASRock is going to officially introduce its two budgetary motherboards (compatible with Intel Haswell processors) in early June. Codenamed ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 and ASRock Z87 Pro 3, these products will cost around $170 and $100 correspondingly. Such attractive price makes them one of the most affordable solutions involving high-efficient CPUs of the next generation.

The more costly motherboard, Z87 Extreme 4, is known to feature only high-quality layout components, including PCB with dual copper layers, chokes with ferrite hub, and durable solid-state capacitors. This model supports DDR3 memory modules of up to 2600 MHz frequency and up to 32 GB capacity. Expansion slots consist of two PCI connectors, two PCI Express 3.0 x1 connectors, and three PCI Express 3.0 x16 connectors.

The connection of internal drives becomes possible due to the availability of eight SATA III sockets. Audio subsystem is realized with the help of 8.1-channel Creative Sound Blaster codec. External …
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