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 …

Unveiling Limited Edition of USB-Drives from Silicon Power

Silicon Power, a renowned manufacturer of flash-memory solutions, unveils its plans about the upcoming release of two new USB-drives. Codenamed LuxMini 720 and Touch 830, the product will be supplied in limited edition. Both drives are compatible with Mac OS, Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Linux platforms and correspond to the RoHS standards. Unusual design, — the implementation of thematic art prints, — is considered to be a chief peculiarity of LuxMini 720 and Touch 830 models.

Both models will be delivered in two versions: 8GB and 16GB capacities. These drives are known to support USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 standards and feature ten thousand activations durability term. The other characteristic feature ascribed to the upcoming products is free of charge brand software, codenamed SP Widget, which is intended at provision of seven most essential for data security options.

Model LuxMini 720 features approximately 54x16x7 mm dimensions and weights not more than 10 g. It is housed …

Corsair to Release Hydro Series H5 SF Liquid Cooler

Taking into account the increasing number of cases when it’s impossible to install highly efficient air coolers on mini-ITX motherboards, Corsair has developed a universal low-profile liquid cooler. Entitled Hydro Series H5 SF, the unit shows compatibility with the majority of small-sized platforms for Intel LGA1366/115x and AMD FM1/FM2/AM2/AM3 sockets. Besides, this model is able to manage with up to 150 W of thermal power.

Corsair Hydro Series H5 SF is distinguished by an unusual framework. It employs dedicated props which hover the heatsink over the motherboard; thus, the system does not require additional space within the case. The base is made of polished copper.

The aluminum heatsink (167x40x57) is accompanied by a 120-mm fan that drags out hot air from heat-generating components. Its rotation speed varies from 1000 RPM to 1800 RPM, producing 12-24 CFM airflow. Still, the fan appears to be rather noisy with the peak levels of 36-42 dB.

Corsair bundles the …
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