MSI AM1I: Motherboard with Military Class 4 Hardware Base

MSI is one of the first manufacturers to introduce a motherboard for the newly launched AMD AM1 platform. The MSI AM1I features rather compact dimensions (170x170 mm) but its mini-ITX form-factor does not affect the specified functional possibilities for entry-level systems. The model supports AMD Athlon/Sempron processors for the above-mentioned socket.



The employment of Military Class 4 hardware base is supposed to be a major advantage of AM1I motherboard. It involves dark chokes, dark capacitors and other crucial components, which are backed by Military Class Essentials technology. The latter is called to protect the PCB from varied unfavorable happenings, i.e. high humidity, electrostatic discharge or high temperatures.


The PCB comes with two DIMM slots for the incorporation of one-channel DDR3 memory modules (up to 32 GB) with 1333/1600 MHz frequency. Storage is organized by means of two SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, whereas expansion of functional is due to two PCI …

SSD Adata SX900 256 GB Review

The development of solid-state drives was intended to replace traditional HDDs and provide for faster speeds and better performance. Due to such outstanding parameters, SSDs were inaccessible for average customers, but violent growth of this market resulted in gradual decrease in prices. Nowadays 1GB costs less than $1(even with an advanced SATA 6Gb/sec interface), giving all audiences a chance to acquire high-end products for a reasonable price. Not all manufacturers manage to amaze users with their drives, but Adata, a Taiwanese PC hardware giant, always copes with this task. Its latest SSD model, SX900 256 GB, distinguishes itself from all rival products in terms of reliability, durability and performance.



Design and Integration


SSD series Adata SX900 is predestined to be installed in high-performance desktop and laptop systems, and will make benefit to all customers looking for an unbelievable efficiency of data storage subsystem. Model SX900 256 GB features 100x69x9.5 …

SilentiumPC Offers a Budgetary Fortis 2 XE1226 CPU Cooler

SilentiumPC, a comparatively ‘fresh’ player in the cooling market, has recently introduced a new CPU cooler for budget-oriented customers. Codenamed Fortis 2 XE1226, it features 130x95x155 mm dimensions and weighs 880 g. It is intended to support the majority of modern platforms, including Intel LGA 775/1366/2011/115x and AMD FM1/FM2/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+.



The model is all about two-section aluminum heatspreader with a copper polished base, six U-shape heatpipes (6 mm each), and a single 120 mm fan DF12025. The latter is based on a hydraulic bearing and supports PWM technology. It is able to alter speed from the minimal 500 RPM to the maximal 1500 RPM. Herein, the ultimate noise level does not go beyond 22 dBA.


The DF12025 fan requires 12V rail and 0.2A current to be powered via 4-pin PWM connector. On the maximal rotational speed it produces 65 CFM airflow. Besides, testing results prove that this fan is estimated for about 50.000 hours of fail-proof operation.


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