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; …

Aresze Launches Windcatcher 9100B Enclosure for 'Extreme' Consumers

Aresze has just announced the sales start of its new Full-Tower enclosure, codenamed Windcatcher 9100B. This product is supposed to attract, first of all, gamers and extreme experiencers who wish to integrate high-performance and solid desktops. The major privilege of Windcatcher 9100B is its comprehensive nature that permits users to select varied configurations and cooling systems.

Windcatcher 9100B design is developed with technological and aesthetic considerations in mind. The casing is made of durable, cold-rolled steel. The clipboard is made of aluminum and goes with perforation grids. Side plates (which are detachable) go also with ventilation grids to ensure optimal airflow within the casing. The integrated blue LED creates a magnificent effect, adding some refinement to the enclosure.

This model is a multi-purpose solution, allowing the customer to employ it with motherboards of different form-factors (E-ATX, ATX and micro-ATX). Windcatcher 9100B is capable to …

MSI works on development on three Mini-ITX motherboards based on chipsets A85, B75, and Z77

During August, MSI will release the two motherboards LGA1155 form-factor Mini-ITX, based on chipset Intel B75 and Z77. The first is positioned as a budget solution, the second is, in addition to support of overclocking Ivy Bridge K factor, will offer enhanced power system, and integrated Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth. Before the start of retail sales APU A-Series/Trinity (October) they will be joined by Mini-ITX motherboard based on chipset AMD A85.

From the pair of tiny “motherboards” B75/Z77 the greatest interest is for last one. The full codename of the model — MSI Z77IA-E53.

The upcoming model has seven power phases of processor socket with elements DrMOS and tantalum capacitors, power connector EPS12V 8-pin, two slots for RAM DDR3 (up to 16 GB of RAM) and a slot PCI Express 3.0 x16. Also, there are two SATA ports with a throughput of 3 and 6 Gb / s, single eSATA and mSATA (3 Gb / s). Jack mini-PCIe 5 GT / s is located directly above the mSATA — the original …
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