ASRock Debuts with X99E-ITX/ac Haswell-E Mainboard

ASRock places itself on record with an offbeat solution – the first ever mini-ITX mainboard for Socket LGA2011-v3 platform. The X99E-ITX/ac is developed for the most efficient Haswell-E CPUs (Intel Core i7-5000 series). The Intel X99 chipset ensures the board’s functionality, though it was limited due to compact dimensions.

ASRock X99E-ITX/ac accommodates two slots for two-channel DDR4 memory modules. Storage subsystem offers four SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single SATA Express, and one Ultra M.2 slot that uses four PCI-e 3.0 x16 lanes. Expansion is supported by one PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot only.

This mainboard comes equipped with mPCIe 3.0 x1 socket as well as a modular unit for Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth network connections. They are accompanied with a pair of gigabit Ethernet controllers from Intel. A set of external interfaces boasts two ultra-new USB 3.1 Type-A ports. Four USB 3.0 ports, a couple of USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, and five 3.5 mm mini-jacks for the …

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 …

Evga Debuts with a First-Rate ACX CPU Cooler

Evga, a company primarily known for high-end graphics solutions, decided to expand its production line by entering cooling market. Herein, it elaborated a first-rate CPU cooler, entitled ACX (codename: 100-FS-C201-KR). The new-comer features 164x134.5x91.5 mm dimensions and weighs 1065 g. Luckily, it can be already found in free sale for a price of $50.

The ACX is a tower-like air cooler that is able to efficiently remove heat from all processors that are compatible with the following sockets: Intel LGA 2011/1156/1155/1366/1150/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3/AM3+/AM2/AM2+.

Evga ACX consists of an aluminum heatsink, five copper heatpipes that support Direct Touch technology, and one PWM fan of 120 mm dimensional type. The heatsink is composed of multiple thin plates, which differentiate themselves by an unusual framework. Such framework enables the emergence of two airflows around the heatpipes. According to Evga, this promotes for a better heat removal process.

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