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Cryorig Teases the C1 ITX CPU Cooler

After debuting in the CPU cooler scene with a bang, Cryorig is reading its first low-profile product for the ITX and SFF desktop markets, the C1 ITX. This top-flow cooler uses an aluminium fin-stack design, in which heat drawn from the base is conveyed to the stack using four nickel-plated copper heat pipes. The stack is larger than it looks, although we don't have the exact dimensions at hand, and is ventilated by a 140 mm XT140 PWM spinner. The cooler will support most modern CPU socket types, from both Intel and AMD. Cryorig is currently testing the C1 ITX, and hopes to ship it out by May.

Gigabyte Announces B85N-Phoenix Mini-ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte announced the B85N-Phoenix, a socket LGA1150 motherboard based on the Intel B85 chipset, and in the mini-ITX form-factor. The board is unusually rich in connectivity, despite its precious little PCB real-estate. It features an equally unusual black+orange color scheme that's more commonly found with the company's OC-series motherboards. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors, and conditions it using a 4+2 phase VRM. The CPU socket is wired to a pair of DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel memory; and a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. It's neighbored to the north by an mPCIe 2.0 slot, wired to the B85 PCH.

Storage connectivity on the B85N-Phoenix includes three SATA 6 Gb/s, and a single SATA 3 Gb/s. The board features a total of four USB 3.0 ports, two on the rear panel, two by header. Display outputs include dual-link DVI and HDMI. The board comes prepped for wireless communications, but doesn't include a card. There are holes for two antennae, and an mPCIe slot. The board offers 8-channel HD audio with optical TOSLINK output. Gigabit Ethernet, PS/2, and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports make for the rest of it. Gigabyte didn't announce pricing.

ASUS Announces Passive-cooled J1800I-C "Bay Trail" Motherboard

ASUS announced the J1800I-C, a completely fan-less motherboard based on Intel's "Bay Trail" low-power platform, running a Celeron J1800 SoC. The J1800 integrates a dual-core 64-bit x86 CPU clocked at 2.40 GHz, with Turbo Boost frequencies as high as 2.58 GHz. Built in the mini-ITX form-factor, the board features a chunky aluminium heatsink cooling the SoC. The board draws power from 24-pin ATX connector, and a 4-pin CPU connector.

ASUS productively utilized the scarce real-estate of the mini-ITX PCB - a sizable portion of which is consumed by the heatsink - providing two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, a conventional PCIe x1, an mPCIe with mSATA pins, two conventional SATA 3 Gb/s ports, and a healthy mix of modern and legacy connectivity, that includes headers for LPT, an RS-232 COM at the rear panel, a mixed-mode PS/2 port, one USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port, a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, D-Sub, and 6-channel HD audio. The board is driven by AMI UEFI BIOS.


Source: FanlessTech

MSI Rolls Out AM1I Socket AM1 Motherboard

MSI announced its first socket AM1 motherboard, the AM1I. Built in the mini-ITX form-factor, the board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors. The socket is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 16 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory; a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot, and an mPCIe slot. Connectivity includes two SATA 6 Gb/s ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 6-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, display outputs that include HDMI, DVI, and D-Sub, and legacy PS/2. MSI didn't reveal pricing or availability information.

Gigabyte Outs the J1800N-D2H Mini-ITX Motherboard

Joining Biostar with its Celeron J1800-based motherboard is Gigabyte, with the J1800N-D2H. The SoC features a dual-core 64-bit x86 CPU clocked up to 2.53 GHz, wired to a pair of DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, a PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slot, and a mini PCI-Express card slot. Display connectivity includes HDMI and D-Sub. Two SATA 3 Gb/s ports, a USB 3.0 port, four USB 2.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and PS/2 mouse/keyboard ports make for the rest of the connectivity. Gigabyte didn't reveal pricing details.


Source: FanlessTech

BIOSTAR Rolls Out the J1800NH Mini-ITX Motherboard

Biostar rolled out its first motherboard based on the low-power Celeron J1800 SoC, the J1800NH. This mini-ITX motherboard offers enough power to run basic desktops. The Celeron J1800 tucks in a dual-core x86-64 CPU clocked at 2.40 GHz, featuring Turbo Boost, that spools it up to 2.53 GHz. The board features a single DDR3 SO-DIMM slot, and a PCI-Express 2.0 x1 is its sole expansion slot. Storage connectivity includes two SATA 3 Gb/s ports. A USB 3.0 port, four USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and D-Sub display outputs, stereo HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of its connectivity. Biostar didn't announce pricing.

Source: FanlessTech

SilverStone Rolls Out Sugo SG08-LITE Case

SilverStone rolled out the Sugo SG08-LITE cube-type mini-ITX case. Featuring the same dimensions as the original Sugo SG08, its Lite variant features a slimline, slot-in optical drive bay. It measures 222 mm x 351 mm x 190 mm (WxDxH), featuring a 10 mm-thick brushed aluminium facade. Its motherboard tray offers room of up to 31 cm long graphics cards.

A 180 mm fan vent is located dead above the motherboard tray, covering its whole board area. This can be used to latch on a large fan, or even a moderately slim single-fan radiator. In addition to the slimline optical drive bay, it offers room for either one 3.5-inch drive, or two 2.5-inch ones. Below the drive cage is a PSU bay with room for a standard ATX PSU, provided it's under 160 mm long. A rear AC receptacle and cable relay AC power to the PSU bay. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports, and HDA front-panel jacks. SilverStone didn't reveal pricing or availability information.

DeepCool Steam Castle Steampunk Themed mATX Case Pictured

Cube-shaped micro-ATX cases tend to all look the same - often black cubical monoliths, DeepCool's latest creation, the Steam Castle, was unmistakable. Its two heatsink-like front pillars, and four top fan vents, give it a steampunk character, which you'll either love or hate. The vents push out heat from the bottom-oriented motherboard tray, which apparently has enough room for tall (30-ish centimeter) graphics cards, and tall CPU coolers (an NH-D14 should fit comfortably). There appears to be room for a standard ATX PSU, and four 3.5-inch / 2.5-inch drive bays. The case features an integrated fan controller for its top four fans, its front-panel connectivity includes two each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 ports, next to HDA front-panel audio jacks. The case will be branded under DeepCool's GamerStorm series.

Lian Li Releases the PC-Q33 Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a new brushed aluminum Mini-ITX chassis - PC-Q33 - with a flip-open design and space-efficient hardware support. The PC-Q33 provides plenty of working space for DIY builders. Builders can swing open the top and front panel of this brushed aluminum chassis providing easy access to the internal components.

At 18L, the PC-Q33 supports a tremendous amount of hardware for its size. Taking advantage of every available space Lian Li's latest brushed aluminum chassis accommodates CPU coolers up to 180mm (7.0") in height and ATX power supplies up to 200mm in length. The latest powerful low-profile graphics cards up to 220mm (8.6") easily fit inside the chassis.

Alkeron Rolls Out Class-E 211 Mini-ITX enclosure

Alkeron Hardware announced its new Class-E 211 Mini-ITX enclosure - a minimalist enclosure for low powered Mini-ITX boards intended primarily for multimedia use. The case features sleek design with brushed aluminum front panel. An internal power supply eliminates need for external "brick" reducing a wiring mess. The PSU delivers 65W of power, enough to power an Intel Atom or AMD APU based Mini-ITX board and a single 3.5" or 2.5" hard drive.

A built-in USB IR receiver works out of the box with majority remote controls and operating systems. The case was designed with Hi-Fi component form factor in mind and it fits nicely in Audio/Video rack. The case works well in fanless configuration delivering sufficient airflow through openings at the top and the rear - big plus for multimedia application. There an opening for optional 40mm exhaust fan at the real for extra cooling if required. The case was safety certified for US and Canada by UL labs. The case is currently available from manufacturer's online store as well as on Amazon and eBay. It will be arriving at retailers in early 2014 with MSRP US$179.

SilverStone Raven RVZ01 Pictured Some More

Ahead of its launch, SilverStone posted pictures of the new Raven RVZ01 mini-ITX gaming case. Built in the flat-bed design, the RVZ01 makes use of PCIe risers to orient the graphics card along the plane of its base. There's enough room for a sub-15 cm dual-slot graphics card, such as ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU Mini or the MSI GTX 760 Gaming-ITX it inspired; a standard ATX power supply; a slot-in slimline optical drive; and a number of 2.5/3.5-inch drives. SilverStone didn't reveal availability information, but we're still hopeful of a 2013 launch.

MSI Z87I GAMING AC and GTX760 GAMING ITX Now Available

The long awaited products for gamers who prefer small-sized gaming machines are finally here! Today, world-renowned hardware manufacturer MSI officially announced the Z87I GAMING AC motherboard and GTX 760 GAMING ITX graphics card offering many gaming features in the small mini-ITX form factor. With features such as Killer LAN, 802.11ac and Audio Boost the Z87I GAMING is ready to support you wherever you go knowing you'll be able to connect to networks with the best speeds for gaming. The GTX 760 GAMING ITX features MSI's new RADAX fan which is a true Hybrid design fan that boosts lower noise and up to 30 °C lower temperatures compared to any other card in its class. Both motherboard and graphics card offer excellent chassis and component compatibility and are the optimal combination for your living room PC or LAN Party gaming rig.

Lian Li Unveils PC-A51 Prototype, Seeks Feedback Before Launch

Lian Li posted pictures of an unreleased prototype case, which it named PC-A51. Design of the new all-aluminium, wide-body ATX mid-tower case is not finalized, and the company is seeking feedback from the PC enthusiast community (you can leave your comments with us). The PC-A51, in its current iteration, starts off signature Lian Li style - a black aluminium monolith, but tries out something unusual with its clear acrylic window, and metallic red interiors. The motherboard tray, along with portions of the drive cages, and the rear panel, feature a contrasting of black and red. The case features a front-oriented PSU bay. The case has room for add-on cards as long as 28 cm, PSUs as long as 16 cm, and CPU coolers as tall as 17.5 cm.

The motherboard tray on the PC-A51 prototype can seat boards in common ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX form-factors; along with the internal drive bay, it's largely tool-free. There's room for five 3.5-inch drives (each tray can stack up to two 2.5-inch drives), and a 5.25-inch drives. Ventilation includes a 140 mm front-intake, two 140 mm top exhausts (which can hold on to radiators as big as 140 x 280 mm); and a 140 mm rear exhaust. The back side of the motherboard tray has clearance of up to 2 cm, which can let you handle your cable spaghetti better. Front-panel connectivity include four USB 3.0 ports (standard header), an eSATA port, and HD audio jacks.

Antec Introduces New ISK600 Enclosure for Mini-ITX Builders

Antec, a global leader in high-performance computer enclosures, power supplies, and mobile accessories today announced the ISK600 Performance Mini ITX PC case. The ISK600 presents a price conscious solution for builders looking for solid construction in a small form factor.

The ISK600 is the newest addition to Antec's award-winning ISK line of mini-ITX cases. It is a versatile enclosure that matches any CEO's desk, designer's office, or family living room. It is designed exclusively for Mini-ITX motherboards and barely takes up desk space at 260mm (10.2 inches) by 191mm (7.5 inches). In addition to continuing Antec's tradition of solid construction by using 0.8mm SECC steel, the ISK600 features elegantly designed brushed aluminum top and side panels. It will last for builds to come with space for 12.5"graphics cards, 2 expansion slots, and six drive bays (3x 3,5",2x 2,5" and 1xODD Slim).

Akasa Newton H NUC Case Pictured

Akasa is giving final touches to a variant of its Newton series fan-less case for the second-generation NUC platform, which is based on Core "Haswell" processors. Called Newton H (H for "Haswell,") the case measures 150 mm x 170 mm x 47 mm (W x D x H), dry-weighing about 1 kg, making it about 20 mm longer than its predecessor, and pushing it into the mini-ITX gray-area. Made of anodized aluminium, the Newton H features a chunky, ridged body, which doubles up as heatsink for the CPU and PCH. It features cut-outs at the right spots for a couple of front-panel USB 3.0 ports, front-panel HD audio jacks, an infrared receiver, holes at the back for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennae, and other connectors standard to the form-factor. Other features include Kensington lock slots, and VESA wall-mount support, which let you securely tuck it away, behind your flat-screen monitor. The company didn't finalize pricing or availability.


Source: FanlessTech

SilverStone Rolls Out the Precision PS09 Micro-ATX Chassis

SilverStone made an addition to its Precision line of noise-optimized cases, the PS09. This micro-ATX case measures 170 mm x 359.8 mm x 406.6 mm (WxHxD), dry-weighing about 3.34 kg, and made of steel and plastic. Its panels feature noise-dampening foam padding. Internally, the PS09 has room for standard micro-ATX motherboards and mini-ITX motherboards, the motherboard tray features cutouts for CPU cooler and cable management. There's room for add-on cards 35.8 cm long, and CPU coolers 14 cm tall. It features a top-oriented PSU bay. Drive bays includes a couple of 5.25-inchers, four 3.5-inchers, and a 2.5-incher. Ventilation includes just the 120 mm front intake, and 80 mm rear exhaust. SilverStone didn't reveal pricing.

Xigmatek Nebula Mini-ITX Chassis Available Now

Xigmatek announced availability of its Nebula cubical mini-ITX chassis. Unlike other monolithic cubical cases with bluntly rounded edges, the Nebula features a few interesting design bits. You'll find the case seated on a chrome bottom-tier, and an equally suspended top-tier. The black panels feature a piano-black finish. One of its edges is sliced into with the case's power LED glowing in amber/orange. Front panel connectivity includes a pair of USB 3.0 ports (standard header) and HDA front-panel jacks.

Under the hood, the Xigmatek Nebula features room for a normal-sized mini-ITX motherboard, with room for up to 200 mm long dual-slot graphics cards (an ASUS DirectCU Mini will make it). There's also room for CPU coolers that are up to 80 mm tall. Its storage area has room for two 3.5/2.5-inch drives, with no optical drive slots on offer. There's room for a standard ATX/EPS power supply. The case passively draws in air from bottom vents, a 120 mm Xigmatek XOF PWM-controlled fan pushes hot air out from the rear.

Corsair Blends Flash and Flexibility in New Graphite Series 230T PC Case

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components for the PC hardware market, today announced the new Graphite Series 230T mid-tower PC case. Available in three colors, Battleship Grey, Rebel Orange, and Black, the new case combines dramatic, angular styling and the builder-friendly features, expandability, and flexibility that Corsair cases are known for.

The Graphite Series 230T case features a sculpted, aggressively styled steel exterior with color coordinated LED intake fans and a tinted side panel window. Inside, the matte black interior has plenty of room for multi-GPU configurations and mass storage with seven expansion slots along with four 2.5", four 3.5", and three 5.25" drive bays. The case also includes dual 120mm LED front intake fans and a rear 120mm exhaust fan, and has mounts to add two 120mm or 140mm fans on the top and a 120mm or 140mm fan on the bottom.

NZXT Presents Source 530 Gaming PC Case

NZXT is well known manufacturer, specializing in computer cases for real gamers with nice unique and stylish design. Today they release new model with codename Source 530 which has black exterior/interior and a chic NZXT logo, highlighted in white. Next to it we can find two fast USB 3.0 ports and also audio in and out. Front panel is made from special mesh, which helps to keep quiet and efficient airflow inside your PC. As one of the first models on the market, the Source 530 has place to install inside extra fan with pivot feature, which can be rotated manually towards CPU more or on graphic cards, depending on the needs.

At the front cover there are three external 5.25" bays, which can be used to install for example Blu-Ray burner and dual water cooling reservoir. Below them we can find six bays in cages for 3.5" HDDs, where we can install also 2.5" SSD. All the cages all fully modular, what gives the possibility to install even four two-slot graphic cards with maximum length of 444mm. In this situation we can still use one 2.5" slot behind mainboard tray. NZXT Source 530 is not big tower type, but it can still fit all the latest motherboards like E-ATX, ATX, microATX and Mini-ITX. Like it would not be enough, there is also a space to mount water cooling radiators, including the biggest 360mm at the top.

Bitspower Maximus VI Impact Full Cover Water Block in the Works

After releasing the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe full cover block in August, Bitspower is currently working on a second full cover motherboard block, this time around designed for ASUS' latest mITX marvel, the Maximus VI Impact, arguably the top Haswell mITX motherboard currently available. The block, like it's previously released sibling, is what Bitspower calls a U.S.C design (Unibody Style Construction Desig), which is a concept Bitspower uses to define a single solid block that covers all the major heat generating parts on a motherboard. In this case, the Z87 chipset, the CPU/socket and the vertical VRM.

Bitspower uses C1100 Copper for the block's base and hi-quality acrylic for the top cover. The base comes in two versions, Nickel plated or bare Copper, while the top can be had in ICE Black of Clear acrylic, making possible a total of four chromatically distinct versions of the block. The product package will include a thermal pad, a 2.5 grams syringe of Arctic Matrix thermal compound, a backup o-ring and the usual assortment of mounting screws and accessories.

Thermaltake Intros Armor A30i

Thermaltake's next big cubical enthusiast PC case, the Armor A30i, builds on the iconic Armor A30 the company launched way back in 2010. Measuring 291 x 456 x 266 mm, this case opens up from four sides - top, sides, and rear. The rear panel pulls out with the motherboard tray, which seats micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboard types. Made mostly of steel and ABS plastic, the case weighs in at 5.9 kg.

Apart from the motherboard tray and rear panel, the other detachable components are the PSU bay, and the drive cage, which can hold two 5.25-inch drives, two 2.5-inch drives, and one 3.5/2.5-inch drive. A secondary 3.5-inch cage adds room for another couple of 3.5/2.5-inch drives. Ventilation includes a 200 mm top exhaust, a 90 mm front intake, and a pair of 60 mm rear exhausts. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports (standard header), and HDA audio jacks. The case will be available in two trims - all-black, and red with a dash of black.

Axiomtek Launches PICO822 Optimized Pico-ITX SBC

Axiomtek announced PICO822, which is extreme-compact Pico-ITX motherboard designed to support the newest ultra low power Intel Atom processor E620T 600 MHz and E680T 1.6 GHz with the Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20T. The PICO822's compact size and ultra low power consumption make it a perfect fit for space-limited and power saving environments. Moreover, its onboard 1 GB DDR2-800 provides more reliability of vibration. The SATA connector with 3Gb/s and optional SATA SSD meet storage requirements with ease. Considering to the various demands and networking requests, the tiny embedded board comes with expansion interface. It allows connecting with SDVO, PCIe, UART, SMBus, and USB. Intel GMA 600 graphics core provides VGA and 18/24-bit single channel LVDS in dual view support. Furthermore, the pico-ITX mainboard has one Gigabit Ethernet, HD audio, four USB 2.0, one client USB 2.0, and two of RS-232 COM ports which provide excellent connectivity.

ASRock Details its Entire Socket FM2+ Motherboard Lineup, Includes Mini-ITX

Alas! We've all been through this before, through the everlasting pain and beset by the agony of waiting forever and ever. Beneath years of tears and doubt, it takes patience to wait for that special silver lining, and so is the long anticipated AMD FM2+ series. Although the new FM2+ "Kaveri" APUs will not be available until next year, AMD fans can still get the latest ASRock FM2+ motherboards that also support FM2 APUs first right now, and then wait for the upcoming FM2+ APUs, but don't hold your breath.

ASRock's first FM2+ motherboard, FM2A88X Extreme6+ is based on AMD's most high end A88X chipset, and as aforementioned, the socket will support both FM2+ and FM2 APUs. Major improvements for this next generation AMD motherboard includes support for PCIe Gen 3.0 with FM2+ APUs, Quad Monitor from the onboard DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, DisplayPort connectors, Dual channel DDR3 DIMMs that can reach up to 2600+MHz. And then there's also AMD Radeon HD 8000/7000 Series graphics with DX11.1, Japan made premium gold capacitors, Digi Power and 8+2 power phase design.

New ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Waterblock from Bitspower

Bitspower, the Taiwanese water cooling and modding specialist, recently launched the first water block designed for ASUS' previous generation mITX wonder board, the P8Z77-I Deluxe. While no longer the best mITX board on the market, the Haswell launch parade made sure of that, the P8Z77-I Deluxe did develop quite a following, particularly with the SFF crowd, selling in good numbers for its segment and making the rounds in a plethora of SFF projects that sprung on various enthusiast boards around the web.

The Bitspower AIZ77ITXD block makes use of high quality acrylic for the top cover and nickel plated copper for its base. The top cover comes in two versions, either transparent acrylic (Clear) or a semi-transparent black acrylic (ICE Black). The block's design approaches the full cover idea to a larger degree than any other motherboard block I've seen, accommodating all the heat generating components on the board, the CPU, the Z77 chipset and the vertical VRM as well. A design concept that Bitspower refers to as Unibody Style Construction Design (U.S.C.).

ASUS ROG Maximus VI Impact mini-ITX Motherboard Now Available

ASUS today announced Maximus VI Impact, a mini-ITX gaming motherboard based on Intel Z87 chipset for the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors. Maximus VI Impact is the first ROG mini-ITX motherboard to be fully loaded with exclusive gamer-pleasing innovations and proves size is no longer an indicator of performance. It features the SupremeFX Impact discrete sound card for best-in-class 115 dB SNR audio and Impact Power digital power-management technology for the same renowned overclocking control as ROG full-size ATX motherboards. Maximus VI Impact also takes connectivity to the next level with onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Maximus VI Impact has undergone hundreds of rigorous tests to ensure compatibility with popular mini-ITX cases and processor coolers. So if something's made for mini-ITX, it's made for Maximus VI Impact.
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