Biostar B85Z: Micro-ATX Mainboard for Audiophiles

Biostar is about to release a new oblectation for audiophiles – the B85Z system board. Featuring micro-ATX form-factor (224x174 mm dimensions), the model combines a full-blown spectrum of facilities each full-format board has. It is developed on Intel B85 Express chipset with Socket LGA1150 for Intel Haswell processors of Core, Pentium and Celeron families. The nominal delivery kit will allegedly comprise DVD with drivers, a pair of SATA cables, a user’s manual, and a rear panel plug.

Biostar B85Z comes equipped with prime-quality capacitors, field-effect transistors, and 4-phase VRM. Memory subsystem is introduced by two slots for DDR3-1600 MHz modules (up to 16 GB overall capacity). The availability of a single PCIe x16 & a pair of PCIe x1 slots ensures sufficient expansion facilities. Moreover, the user is free to create a voluminous storage by means of four SATA III and two SATA II ports.

To continue, the major peculiarity pertained to the motherboard is an …

Athlon II X2 221 and 198 Sempron X2 (FM1) appeared in the systems HP

It is well known that part of hybrid processors AMD for platform Socket FM1 have a non-working graphics power, so for their release the market brands Athlon and Sempron are used. Last fall, it was reported about the upcoming appearance in the sale of dual-core chip Athlon II X2 221 and 198 Sempron X2, but information about its actual release appeared only now. This hitch is not surprising, given the fact that these processors are still used only on computers in the collection of HP brand for the Chinese market.

Sempron X2 198 (2.5GHz) was seen in the budget desktop HP Pavilion p6-1152cx, p6-1159cx, p6-1230cx and p6-1231cx. This CPU includes two core architectures AMD K10.5, 2x512 KB cache of second level and dual-channel DDR3-1600. The TDP level is 65W.

Athlon II X2 221 clock frequency is 2.8 GHz. Other characteristics of processor are the same as in the lower Sempron X2 198. Both models support 64-bit code, virtualization, AMD-V and instructions even SSE4a. Athlon II X2 …

NOX Outs Coolbay VX Zero PC Chassis

NOX Xtreme Products S.L. Corporation is glad to announce the availability in the European market of a new PC chassis, entitled Coolbay VX Zero. This mid-tower model features 465x490x165 mm dimensions, sitting is a SGCC steel case. It has got a black-and-white exterior coating, a totally black interior, a metallic grid on the frontal facet, as well as an acrylic window of the side facet. All those peculiarities add to the sleek style of the chassis.

NOX Coolbay VX Zero is supposed to accommodate micro-ATX or standard ATX motherboards. Its internal spacing is estimated for the integration of three 5.25-inch optical drives and seven 3.5/2.5-inch HDD/SSDs. The rear section of the case contains seven PCI slots for expansion cards. Upon the whole, the layout promotes for the installation of 350 mm long graphics cards, 160 mm high CPU coolers.

Furthermore, the model is equipped with an inbuilt dock-station on the top facet for the connection of a single 3.5/2.5-inch hard drive. …
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