Meet Tiny B150M Night Elf Mainboard from MSI

MSI has added a new micro-ATX motherboard to its Performance Gaming series of products. Entitled B150M Night Elf, the new-comer is differentiated by an outstanding black-and-red PCB design with a stylish LED lighting. The model is based on Intel B150 chipset and supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs on Skylake architecture.



MSI B150M Night Elf receives power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. The VRM system is organized according to 4+2-phase scheme with passive cooling. The PCB offers four slots for the mounting of DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules (up to 64 GB capacity), two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x16, and one PCIe 3.0 x16@4.


Storage subsystem is introduced by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, whereas for the connection of various external devices there are six USB 3.1 ports (10 Gb/s). Network facilities are ensured by means of Intel I219-V controller. At the same time, audio subsystem Audio Boost 3 employs Realtek ALC1150 controller.


Furthermore, the rear panel …

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) …

AeroCool Showcases a Pair of Strike X Xtreme Gaming Chassis

AeroCool has replenished its line of gaming PC chassis with two new models, codenamed Strike X Xtreme Black Edition and Strike X Xtreme White Edition. Both cases are distinguished by an enhanced framework reliability and a sophisticated cooling system. Plus, an upgraded functionality allows for the creation of various powerful system configurations.



AeroCool Strike X Xtreme chassis are developed in mid-tower form-factor and are housed in solid steel cases (SECC) with voluminous ventilation grids. Internal layout is sufficient for the installation of ATX or micro-ATX motherboards, graphics cards of up to 293 mm in length, and CPU tower-like coolers of up to 172 mm in height. In addition, internal framework stipulates the integration of seven PCI-cards, four 5.25-inch devices (all with an output to the frontal facet), and of six 3.5-inch drives. The nominal delivery kit also contains a dedicated adapter for the installation of 2.5-inch SSD devices.


Both cases are ready to …
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