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 …

PC Case Aresze Enclave 8002 Review

Entry-level customers, as well as inveterate gamers and enthusiasts, have got the whole galaxy of options from PC chassis manufacturers. Mid-tower, mini-tower and full-tower cases are called to satisfy all basic requirements set by consumers. Aresze has been conquering this segment for a long time, thus it knows how to draw potential audience and win its predisposition by high-quality products. Its latest case Enclave 8002, designed specifically for gamers and enthusiasts, is distinguished by a large number of ventilation grids (almost on all panels), independent trilocular temperature CPU/PSU management, PWM fan rotational control, and dedicated dock-station for HDD hot swapping.



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Aresze Enclave 8002 is developed in Mid-tower form-factor and features 500x517x210 mm dimensions. The case is made of steel with plastic and foam rubber inclusions. Its external surface is given black and red coloring to absolutely comply with its gaming predestination. This model is …

ASRock Outs N3150DC-ITX Mainboard

ASRock has gladdened all devotees of small-sized, power-efficient & sustainable PC/multimedia systems by the introduction of a mini-ITX motherboard, entitled N3150DC-ITX. The model comes equipped with a 4-core Intel Atom N3150 CPU, running at 1.6 GHz basic frequency with the possibility to overclock up to 2.08 GHz frequency. Its key privilege is a sparing TDP level – 6 W only.



ASRock N3150DC-ITX boasts a totally passive cooling: the PCB houses a noiseless heatspreader without a fan. Memory subsystem is represented by two SO-DIMM slots which support the installation of DDR3/DDR3L-1600 MHz modules. The PCB teases only top-tier hardware components, including solid-state capacitors, ELNA audio caps, etc.


Storage might be organized due to a pair of SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports and the same number of SATA II 3 Gb/sec ports. A single PCI-e 2.0 x1 slot is intended for an expansion card, while mini PCI-e Express slot – for a wireless network interface module.


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