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ASRock FM2A85X-ITX priced: $116 in the US or €89 in Europe

ASRock FM2A85X-ITX priced: $116 in the US or €89 in Europe
Two weeks ago, we presented the ASRock FM2A85X-ITX, a super complete Mini ITX motherboard to the AMD’s second generation APUs. The board has an AMD A85 chipset, so with DDR3, USB 3.0, PCI EX 16X, all outputs need and certainly not less than 7 SATA III ports with support for all RAID. Clearly, a board to make an overkill NAS, or mini PC with no lack of storage space. Great for an HTPC either. Until today, we missed the price. Now, we have the information and we can give you the price of $116 in the US and 89€ in Europe, which is more than reasonable, especially as the board has so great features.
January 30, 2013 | 116 Views | Components, Motherboards

Abee ACE G40 case is compact and complete.

Abee ACE G40 case is compact and complete.
Lately, Abee seems to be running in circles, turning back to steel. The case of the day, the G40 shows a  mATX cube design with a steel frame, a little aluminum and mesh for a rather bland result. Rather compact, the case measures 249 x 269 x 318mm only for 4.6kg and can accommodate versatile configurations with 270mm for expansion cards, and 75mm for CPU coolers. As so often in the brand, storage takes place on a plate, which also serves to support the optical drive. We can put up to three 3.5″ drives, or six 2.5″ or two of each. For cooling, an 80mm at the rear, above the PCI bracket, and a 120mm front, with a filter.  
January 28, 2013 | 331 Views | Cases, Components

Intel: Eight new entry-level CPUs

Intel: Eight new entry-level CPUs
In early 2013, Intel introduced several new entry level processors. These new processors have joined the catalog of the Santa Clara’s giant, namely the Celeron and Pentium and Core i3. Compatible with the LGA1155 socket, they are based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, which will give way to the Haswell platform in next few months. There are 3 new Celeron: Celeron G1610: dual core, 2.6 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache, Intel graphics solution at 650-1000 MHz Celeron G1610T: dual core, 2.3 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache, Intel graphics solution at 650-1000 MHz Celeron G1620: dual core, 2.7 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache, Intel graphics solution at 650-1000 MHz Four new Pentium: Pentium G2010: dual core, 2.8 GHz, 3...
January 21, 2013 | 116 Views | Components, Processors

Foremay TC166 and SC199: two 2TB 2.5″ SSD

Foremay TC166 and SC199: two 2TB 2.5" SSD
Last week, OWC announced the first 2TB SSD, but with a 3.5″ size. Today, the Foremay company make it better and announces two 2.5 inches modules totaling not less than 2 TB of storage based on MLC chips. The brand is not stingy with information on these new models that use a SATA II or III according to our information and a SF-1222 controller, up to 250 MB/sec read and write in the TC166 and...
January 16, 2013 | 41 Views | Components, Storage

Gigabyte Z77N-Wifi Review

Gigabyte Z77N-Wifi Review
Recently we have seen a mini-ITX Z77 motherboards comparatives, including models from Asus, ASRock, EVGA, MSI or Zotac, but none contained the Gigabyte Z77N-Wifi. The reason probably is that this motherboard is not cut out for the overclocker gamer, it is matted and versatility is its thing. It has everything necessary to be smooth in 2013, with the exception of Thunderbolt that is present on some...
January 15, 2013 | 106 Views | Components, Motherboards

ASRock FM2A85X-ITX: new Mini-ITX motherboard with 7 SATA ports

ASRock FM2A85X-ITX: new Mini-ITX motherboard with 7 SATA ports
Motherboards combining Mini-ITX and FM2 are quite rare, including the MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 and the ASRock FM2A75M-ITX. ASRock has decided to add this new high-end oriented motherboard, not architected around the A75 chipset but the A85X: the FM2A85X-ITX. The A85X unlocks the ability to share the 16 PCI-Express of the processor in 2×8, which is of course completely useless on the Mini-ITX format...
January 14, 2013 | 164 Views | Components, Motherboards

CES2013: Western Digital showed its “Black” series hybrid drive (SSHD)

CES2013: Western Digital showed its "Black" series hybrid drive (SSHD)
At the CES 2013, Western Digital has shown the hybrid drives units,  with a thickness of only 5mm, with a demonstration of performance that places their units very close to a SSD in terms of performance. Indeed, Western Digital has shown several units of 2.5″ form factor at their Blue and Black series, the latter combine traditional storage (magnetic), with a solid storage using Flash memory...
January 11, 2013 | 45 Views | Components, Storage

Silverstone ML04 and ML05: HTPC cases presented at CES2013

Silverstone ML04 and ML05: HTPC cases presented at CES2013
By Silverstone, we also have two new cases for the living room, the ML04 and ML05. The first destination is Micro ATX platforms. It offers an aluminum front panel that hides two USB 3.0 and one 5.25″ bay. Inside, we have a low profile that by cons is not a lot of room with two 3.5″ slots and 4 of 2.5″. The side of the fan, we have 4 modules of 80 mm. The power supply is SFX type. For...
January 10, 2013 | 526 Views | Cases, Components
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