SilverStone Launches 4-Port ECU01 PCI Expansion Card

Taking into account an ever increasing demand for USB 3.0 interfaces, SilverStone has elaborated a dedicated PCI expansion card, entitled ECU01. The card is designed in a low-profile form-factor with the support for PCI Express 2.0 x2 bus. It features a pair of 19-contact USB 3.0 sockets, each of which offers two USB 3.0 ports.

In keeping with the manufacturer, this comprehensive model is called to satisfy the need for high-speed interfaces, absent with old-fashioned systems. For sure, the amount of connectivity ports integrated within the motherboards (usually of entry-level/budgetary standard) is not always enough for enthusiasts and gamers. Hence, there can appear an acute need for additional expansion cards, like ECU01.

SilverStone ECU01 is based on Etron EJ198 controller, featuring an additional SATA interface that is responsible for an efficient power supply. Moreover, the model supports UASP protocol that accelerates data transfer speed. If the current OS does not …

Gigabyte Showcases New GB-BSi7 Mini-PCs

Gigabyte keeps on refilling its inventory of Intel Skylake-based solutions with a couple of new mini-PCs: Brix GB-BSi7T-6500 & Brix GB-BSi7HT-6500. The greenhorns are designed on a two-core Intel Core i7-6500U CPU that operates at 2.5/3.1 GHz frequency. The processor is accompanied by Intel HD graphics as well as DDR4-2133 MHz RAM (maximum capacity – 32 GB).

The fundamental difference between the two models lies in the storage layout. The GB-BSi7T-6500 features only M.2 slot for the installation of compatible drives, whereas the GB-BSi7HT-6500 adds one SATA 6 Gb/sec interface for 2.5-inch drive. All other specifications are analogous for the mini-PCs.

Therefore, the new-comers feature a single PCI Express M.2 expansion slot (occupied by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module), Realtek ALC255 audio controller, Intel I219V gigabit network controller, Intel Dual-Band wireless-AC 3165, and an integrated 90-watt power supply unit. Internal layout allows for the installation of a tiny …

Deepcool Debuts with the First Mid-Tower Case Entitled Pangu

Deepcool has been producing high-efficiency cooling solutions for many years in a row. Nonetheless, the company decided to expand its production line with PC cases. Deepcool Pangu is the first company’s elaboration in this segment. It is developed in a mid-tower form-factor and comes in two color variations – black and white. Upon the whole, the case features an unpretentious design, but is ready to amaze every user by internal layout.

Therefore, Pangu is predestined for ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, as well as for ATX-compatible PSUs. It accommodates seven PCI Express expansion slots, three mounting seats for 5.25-inch drives, and a couple of removable baskets for the installation of up to six drives (either 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch standard). Mounting process does not require the involvement of any special tools.

Deepcool Pangu boasts the availability of multiple bays for fans fixture. There are two mounting seats for 120 mm fans in the frontal part of the chassis. If …
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