The Ribbed Design Turns Akasa Newton S7 Case into a Heatsink

The Akasa Co. keeps releasing cases for system cards, intended for Intel NUC series mini PCs. The latest Akasa Newton S7 sample is aimed at Intel NUC7i5BNH, NUC7i5BNK, NUC7i3BNH and NUC7i3BNK sets boards, and the most important matter for replacing a standard case with a new one is aluminium utilization, providing passive CPU cooling. The framework upper lid and sides are made ribbed to perform the role of an effective heatsink.



On the front panel there are two USB 3.0 ports, the power button, the infrared sensor, as well as the headset and mic jack. The back panel has two connectors for removable antennas of wireless modules. Inside there is enough space for a 2.5-inch drive, not higher than 9.5 mm.


The Akasa Newton S7 framework’s modest dimensions (176.5 x 200 x 53.5 mm only) and the standard VESA mounting let fix this specialty on a display’s back panel.

Xigmatek Unveils a Classy Vector S550 Power Supply Unit

Xigmatek expands its line of products by a new series of PSUs, entitled Vector S. Currently, the customers can acquire the 550 W model, featuring 123x150x85 mm dimensions and 80 Plus Silver certificate. Its efficiency level achieves 86% on 20%-100% load range. The new-comer is distinguished by a memorable design: it is housed in a magenta case equipped with an unusual ventilation grid and a V-shape insertion.



Xigmatek Vector S550 accommodates a semi-modular cable design: CPU and motherboard power supply cables are fixed, whereas all other cables are demountable. The list of available connectors includes 24-pin ATX, 8+8-pin EPS, a pair of 6+2 PCI Express, three Molex, one Berg, and six SATA interfaces. All internal components are cooled down by a single 135-mm low-noise fan with a stylish LED backlight.


A new PSU model from Xigmatek boasts the integration of a single +12V bus, Active PFC technology as well as a bunch of protection options: OVP, OCP, OPP, SCP, etc. In …

Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X Review

Biostar is the company known for the continual advancement of its brand products. Not an exclusion is its motherboard sector which is represented by dozens of high-end items. Recent days have been marked by the Biostar's announcement about the start of sales of its new motherboard, codenamed Hi-Fi Z77X, that belongs to PURO Hi-Fi lineup. The new motherboard is a conglomeration of unique facilities developed specifically to satisfy the needs of inveterate audio fans.



Specifications and Supported Technologies


Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X is developed in ATX form-factor with the involvement of high-end electrolyte capacitors. This model is compatible with LGA1155 processors Intel Core i7, i5 and i3, including the latest 22 nm Ivy Bridge chips of the third generation and 32 nm Sandy Bridge chips of the preceding generation. This motherboard is equipped with four DIMM DDR3 slots and is able to support up to 32 GB of two-channel DDR3-1600, 1333, and 1066 MHz RAM. It also supports DirectX …
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