Asus Comes Out with B85-Pro Gamer Motherboard

Thrifty enthusiasts willing to build up an efficient gaming system are given a chance to enjoy the privileges of a new motherboard from Asus: the B85-Pro Gamer. The model employs an affordable set of components, although it is highly competitive with more powerful solutions. This ATX board is based on Intel B85 Express chipset for Socket LGA1150 platform and supports Core i3/i5/i7, Celeron and Pentium (Haswell gen.) CPUs.

Asus B85-Pro Gamer comes with 4x DIMM slots that are ready to welcome up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory modules (two-channel). Storage section is represented by six SATA ports, four of which support 6 Gb/sec standard. Expansion of functional facilities might be realized due to three PCI slots, two PCI-e 2.0 x1, and two PCI-e x16 slots. The delivery of power supply is organized by means of 1x 24-contact socket and 1x 8-contact socket.

The hardware base also embraces network gigabit Intel I217V controller with an integrated GameFirst II technology; the …

Aerocool Introduces New Gamers Enclosure XPredator X3

Aerocool has recently supplemented its PGS-B enclosure series with a new product – XPredator X3. This chassis is delivered in mid-tower format and supports motherboards of micro-ATX and ATX form-factor. It is mainly targeted at consumers who spend much of their time playing games or working with various applications. The new model goes in three color versions: White Edition where the chassis features white and black coloring, Devil Red Edition where red and black colors dominate, and Evil Black Edition where black color is combined with orange. The manufacturer equipped its chassis with LED lighting of blue, red and orange tints, depending on the predominant color.

Aerocool XPredator X3 casings are made of solid steel and go with grid-like clipboard. They are furnished with eight expansion slots, three 5.25 inch external bays, eight internal bays for 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch HDDs or SSDs. In addition, the top panel accommodates a special dock-station for the integration of a …

Intel Broadwell CPUs will Get BGA Casing

The Internet community is energetically discussing unofficial info concerning the future Intel's Broadwell processors. According to the yet unacknowledged data, Intel will branch off from currently traditional LGA casings in favor to a more advanced BGA solution. At present all CPUs designed by Intel specifically for desktop platforms feature LGA (Land Grid Array) casings which allow the users to upgrade their systems without any hassle. On LGA implementation, the chip is housed within a socket and contacts with the motherboard. As a result, the user might change one chip to the other only with similar set of contacts.

The launch of Intel Broadwell processors, which is planned for 2014, might dramatically change the situation for customers. Most probably Intel will refuse from LGA casings and accommodate all new CPUs in BGA ones, marking the change of Haswell generation to the future Broadwell generation developed under 14 nm technological process. BGA (Ball Grid Array) …
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