Greeting Small-Sized J1800I Motherboard from MSI

MSI has recently added J1800I model to its mini-ITX motherboards inventory. The new-comer features 170x170 mm dimensions and is characterized by a low power consumption level. This makes it a desirable acquirement for builders of small-sized, power-efficient PC systems and multimedia devices. The board boasts Military Class 4 design that involves high-quality hardware components, including Dark Chokes and solid-state capacitors.



MSI J1800I is based on Intel Celeron J1800 CPU (22 nm) that runs at 2.41 GHz frequency but might be overclocked to 2.58 GHz. It consumes only 10 W power, being cooled down by a single aluminum heatsink. The PCB accommodates two SO-DIMM slots for two-channel DDR3 memory modules with the maximum frequency of 1333 MHz and the maximum capacity of 8 GB.


To continue, the hardware inventory embraces two SATA II 3 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives. The availability of one PCI Express 2.0 x 1 slot enables the connection of a supplementary expansion …

SilverStone Supplements Its Production Line with SG05-Lite PC Case

SilverStone Technology, a Taiwanese designer of high-performance cooling systems and steel/aluminum chassis, is going to supplement its production line with a new PC case SG05-Lite that joined SilverStone Sugo series. An official release is scheduled for early May and the manufacturer has already unveiled the recommended price for the product: about €33. The case is developed in mini-ITX form-factor and features 276x222x176 mm dimensions.



PC case SG05-Lite is made of stainless steel but for the frontal panel that is made of plastic. The model will be available in two color variations (totally black and totally white) and will be beneficial for the assembling of high-efficiency but small-sized systems. Similar to other compact chassis, new case from SilverStone is thought to support motherboards of micro-ATX and mini-ITX standard. In addition, there are two expansion slots for the integration of PCI Express cards, a single bay for the integration of 3.5-inch drive, a single …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …
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