Chieftec Navitas Gets a 450-Watt Update

First launched in 2013, Chieftec Navitas series of PSUs included five high-efficiency models of up to 1250 W power. This year the company has introduced four new editions to the family which are characterized by low power: 450 W, 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W. This update is called to satisfy the needs of unpretentious customers who require stability rather than records.



New Chieftec Navitas power supply units come equipped with a single +12V bus that covers 100% power. Hence, it’s possible to integrate the models into the latest system configurations. All of them correspond to 80 Plus Gold standard, achieving up to 87% efficiency in a wide range of operational conditions.


Their other peculiarities involve a fully modular cable system, the availability of a low-noise 120 mm fan, the support for Active PFC technology and all known protection features (i.e. OPP, OTP, UVP, OVP, SCP).


To continue, Chieftec Navitas GPM-450S ensures 450-watt power on +12V rail & up to …

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 …

Overview of the Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Case

The MasterBox and MasterCase series of PC cases are the new Cooler Master products, and the main task is to fill the middle price segment of the chassis from this Taiwanese vendor. At the heart of the concept of these cases is the versatility, simplicity and modular design, which meets all the needs of modern users. So, let’s consider the budget version of the MasterBox 5 case.


Features


Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 475 (H) x 220 (W) x 500 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, Steel

Weight, kg: 7.4

Color: black

Form factor: ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

Devices 5.25": — (2 baskets can be purchased optionally)

3.5" external devices: — 3.5"/2.5" internal devices: 2/3 (2.5" drives can be put instead of 3.5")

Expansion slots: 7 + 1

Front fans: 2 x 120/140 mm (1 x 120 mm installed)

Rear fans: 1 x 120 mm (installed)

Interface sockets: 2 x USB 3.0, microphone input and headphone output

Other: modular design with the …
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