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Colorful Announces the CVN X570M Gaming Pro Micro-ATX Motherboard

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions is thrilled to announce the latest product to join its CVN class of high-performance motherboards with the new CVN X570M GAMING Pro microATX motherboard. Building on the foundation of the first X570 Gaming Pro V14 motherboard, COLORFUL is offering the same level of quality and feature for those looking for a more compact build and the CVN X570M GAMING Pro makes that possible.

The CVN X570M GAMING Pro is ready for the future with support for AMD's new 7 nm processor based on their Zen 2 architecture while still supporting both 2nd-gen and 3rd-gen Ryzen products. This allows upgraders an easy path to step into modern hardware without spending more. Making its debut is PCIe 4.0 on this motherboard giving it extra bandwidth for high-speed connections with devices. The motherboard also comes rich with USB connectivity including USB 3.1 Gen 2.

TechPowerUp and Computer Upgrade King Giveaway: The Winners!

TechPowerUp and Computer Upgrade King brought you a chance to bring home the Continuum Micro-ATX tower chassis, a unique blend of infinite-reflection RGB along the front panel, and all essentials covered from a premium Micro-ATX build on the inside, with room for DIY liquid cooling. The Giveaway closed and the results are in. We have three lucky winners who will each receive the Computer Upgrade King Continuum. Without further ado, here they are:
  • John from New Jersey, USA
  • Petar from Bulgaria
  • Richard from The Netherlands
A huge Congratulations to you three! TechPowerUp will return with more such interesting giveaways.

Kolink Launches the Ethereal and Refine Chassis

Renowned for their innovative and high-performance cases, Kolink has now brought the new Ethereal & Refine to the market, representing a feature-rich gaming case that offers an abundance of space beneath its stylish exterior for all the powerful gaming hardware you could want. The tempered glass side door will allow users to enjoy an unobstructed view of their high-end gaming setup complete with compatibility for E-ATX motherboards.

Given the use of tempered glass, aesthetics are important, and a PSU shroud cleverly conceals unsightly cables. The front of the case that consists of brushed aluminium underlines the chic appearance that is also accentuated by the addition of a digitally addressable RGB-LED strip. The lighting can be controlled via a switch on the I/O panel. Alternatively, the strip can also be connected directly to a motherboard and controlled by RGB software. A fine mesh with integrated dust filter on the top ensures proper ventilation. A pre-installed 120 mm fan at the rear provides adequate ventilation. The Kolink Ethereal and Refine chassis are now available from £62.99.

TechPowerUp and Computer Upgrade King Present Continuum Micro Case Giveaway

TechPowerUp and Computer Upgrade King bring you a unique opportunity to bring home a Continuum Micro case. The Continuum Micro is a Micro-ATX tower characterized by an infinite-reflection RGB LED front panel, and a conventional horizontally partitioned interior layout, and plenty of fan mounts to build a powerful and compact desktop with liquid cooling to the boot. In this TechPowerUp Giveaway, three randomly-selected lucky winners get one of these cases, each. Open worldwide (wherever legal), entries for the Giveaway close on November 13, 2019. To drop your hat in, simply fill up a short form that helps us get back to you if you've won. Good Luck!

For more details, and to participate, visit this page.

ASRock AMD B550AM Gaming Motherboard Spied

Here is the first picture of a motherboard based on AMD's upcoming mid-range desktop motherboard chipset, the AMD "B550A," the ASRock B550AM Gaming. The board was spied inside a pre-built desktop at a Best Buy store. This is the first time we've seen the mid-range chipset being referenced as "B550A" and not "B550." The "A" may not be part of the motherboard's model name as the "M" denotes Micro-ATX and usually succeeds the chipset model in ASRock's nomenclature. The B550(A) will be an important chipset for AMD as it will enable motherboards priced under the $150 mark that support AMD's 3rd generation Ryzen processor's I/O natively.

While the X570 is an in-house development by AMD, the B550 is sourced from ASMedia, and is expected to be a new version of the "Promontory-LP" silicon. The only thing that sets this chip apart from the 400-series "Promontory-LP" is PCI-Express gen 3.0 certification. The chipset talks to the AM4 SoC over a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 link, and puts out up to 8 PCI-Express gen 3.0 downstream lanes. A 3rd gen Ryzen processor on a B550 motherboard still puts out PCI-Express gen 4.0 connectivity, which means you get one PCI-Express 4.0 x16 slot, and one M.2 slot with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring. The rest of the chipset's I/O will be similar to the 400-series, which includes six SATA 6 Gbps ports, up to two 10 Gbps USB 3.1 ports, up to four 5 Gbps USB 3.1 ports, and eight USB 2.0/1.1 ports. If the AM4 SoC installed is a 3rd gen Ryzen, then you'll get a couple more 10 Gbps USB 3.1 ports. AMD partners could use the opportunity to launch some of the more upscale B550 motherboards with the latest 2.5 GbE wired LAN, and 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6.

Update (16/10): We learn later down in the referenced Reddit thread, including from comments by AMD's Robert Hallock, that the B550A is a rebranded B450 targeted at OEMs. The B550 (non-A) is what is the upcoming chipset detailed in this article.

BIOSTAR Rolls Out the Racing X570GT Micro-ATX Motherboard

BIOSTAR expanded its AMD X570 chipset motherboard family with the micro-ATX Racing X570GT. The board ships with out-of-the-box support for 3rd generation Ryzen processors, and features PCI-Express gen 3.0 connectivity. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and a single 8-pin EPS power connector. A simple 4+3 phase VRM conditions power for the SoC, and even lacks cooling over the MOSFETs. Expansion options include one PCI-Express 4.0 x16, and two PCI-Express 4.0 x1 slots.

Storage connectivity of the Racing X570GT includes one M.2-22110 slot with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 and SATA 6 Gbps wiring. Display outputs include HDMI and D-Sub. The onboard audio solution features an entry-level Realtek ALC887 CODEC, and the board's sole network connectivity is care of a 1 GbE interface, driven by a Realtek RTL8111H PHY. USB connectivity includes four 5 Gbps USB 3.1 gen 1 ports on the rear panel, and two additional 5 Gbps ports via headers. The company didn't reveal pricing, but the Racing X570GT could be one of the cheapest AMD X570 motherboards, if not the cheapest.

Colorful Announces CVN-Z390M Gaming V20 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and high-performance storage solutions is proud to announce its latest motherboard featuring Intel Z390 chipset which supports unlocked 8-core 9th-gen as well 8th-gen processors from Intel. The new COLORFUL CVN Z390M GAMING V20 is aimed at enthusiasts, system builders, and gamers looking for a serious foundation for an mATX build. This motherboard allows mainstream to high-end builds without breaking the bank while still delivering a performance and features for a wide range of use.

The new COLORFUL CVN Z390M GAMING V20 will feature support for both 8th-gen and 9th-gen Intel processors in the LGA1151 package. This allows users to upgrade from Intel's 8th-generation processor to the 9th-gen CPU that increases core count to give you a performance upgrade. The motherboard also supports DDR4 memory higher bandwidth so applications can run as fast as possible. The motherboard also supports overclocking on unlocked processors for increased performance.

ENERMAX Launches MAKASHI MK50, an Elegant RGB E-ATX Gaming Case

ENERMAX, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance PC hardware products, announces the launch of MAKASHI MK50, a premium addressable RGB-ready E-ATX chassis. Featuring a subtle yet appealing RGB lighting strip on the front panel, MAKASHI MK50's exterior is minimalist but elegant. The roomy E-ATX chassis supplies 3 designated mounting locations for liquid cooler installation and is capable to accommodate up to 8 fans, which provides gamers and modding enthusiasts with greater flexibility in cooling configuration. With several modern features, MKAKASHI MK50 is a great choice for users to customize their rigs.

Decent asymmetrical front panel with unique lightning-shaped RGB LED strip creates a visually appealing look. MAKASHI MK50 supports addressable RGB lighting sync with motherboards featuring RGB header (4-pin assignment: +5V/D/-/G); users can program preferred lighting effects through the motherboard software. Moreover, MAKASHI MK50 comes with a 4mm full-view tempered glass side panel for users to show off their brilliant masterpieces.

Antec Starts Selling the Dark Avenger 601 Case

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, announces the DA601: a case engineered for performance and built for the ultimate Gaming PC. The case delivers a combination of cooling, performance, and convenience. Its aesthetics will appeal to gamers and enthusiasts who prefer a futuristic yet functional appearance. The DA601 features X-ARGB-Strips on the front panel while the mesh design allows the light of the included 120mm Prizm ARGB fan to shine through. The DA601 will soon reach store shelves and online retail outlets in Europe with a competitive MSRP of 93 Euros.

The DA601 features an exceptionally robust cooling system to be prepared for the most demanding Gaming battles. The mid-tower comes with one pre-installed 120 mm Prizm ARGB fan and one regular 120mm fan in the rear. The chassis offers space for additional two 120 mmm fans in the front and three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans on the top. The frame measures 480 x 220 x 500 mm (D x W x H) and supports E-ATX (up to 12" x 11"), ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards as well as graphics cards with a maximum length of 400 mm and power supplies with a maximum length of 200 mm.

Silverstone Cases on Display at CES 2019 Including an All New Raven Prototype

During our visit with Silverstone, we had the opportunity to check out their new case lineup which consists of numerous new designs including an all-new Raven prototype. Keeping the unique internal layout established by the previous generations alive, the new Raven has the motherboard I/O pointed towards the top with two 180 mm air penetrator fans located at the bottom operating as intakes with a single 120 mm fan at the top as an exhaust. The design makes use of the simple concept that heat rises to great effect. Drive space is limited to a single 3.5" or 2x 2.5" drives, meaning as of now builders eyeing this new design will want to stock up on M.2 drives. While we don't have official specifications in regards to radiator support, we can say there is plenty of room to set up a water cooling loop multiple mounting points provided near the back and sides of the chassis.

Moving on the side panels are both tempered glass which gives the case a uniform look, however, thanks to that, you can forget about hiding your wire mess behind a solid back panel. Instead, the Raven Prototype will be better suited for those who meticulously route their cables keeping things exceptionally neat and tidy. As for the front panel I/O, it is located on the top left above the side panel and consists of 2x USB 3.0 ports and the usual microphone and headphone jacks. In general, the angular design of the previous Raven cases remains but has been toned down just a bit, giving this latest iteration a sleeker, stealthier appearance.

AeroCool Intros Playa Slim Micro-ATX Case

AeroCool introduced the Playa Slim, a slim tower-type micro-ATX case that can be oriented sideways for living room shelves. Its motherboard tray seats micro-ATX or mini-ITX motherboards, with room for up to five low-profile (half-height) add-on cards 18~24 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 8 cm in height. Storage options include a 5.25-inch drive bay (which you'll need for your Blu-ray drive), and a 2.5-inch internal drive bay. Ventilation includes just two 80 mm fan vents. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 type-A ports, and HDA jacks, although an IR receiver is a notable absentee. An concealed power-supply bay holds SFX PSUs, with an AC receptacle relaying power to it. The case measures 100 mm x 380 mm x 300 mm (WxDxH), weighing about 2.6 kg.

Spire Announces the POWERCUBE 1418 Micro-ATX PC Case

The Netherlands. Introducing the PowerCube 1418 chassis, built for Micro ATX boards as well as the smaller Mini ITX boards. This new structure provisions for a powerful home, office or multimedia system. The elegant and neat enclosure make it fit in any setting from home, business to public sector. The chassis is made from strong 0.60mm SPCC steel with a cool ventilated top and bottom panel for fresh air intake and optimized component cooling.

With the accommodation for standard ATX power supplies you are able to power your desired computer performance. Connectivity made easy through the top placed frontal  USB 2.0/3.0 and HD/AC97 Audio ports. Instant upgrading with 1x 2.5, 2x 3.5 and 1x 5.25 inch drive bays and 4 extension slots. The PowerCube 1418 chassis unit is 39.3x26.5x29.5cm (L*W*H) in size and weighs 5.0 kg.

Xigmatek Intros Scorpio Micro-ATX Case

Xigmatek today introduced the Scorpio tower-type micro-ATX case. The case appears to be a shrunk down version of the Prosper. Its main design elements are the see-through front and left side panels. While the front panel is made of tempered glass, the side panel is acrylic, with a reflective "mirror-like" finish. Although it looks otherwise in the pictures, there are no fans included with the case. You still get two 120 mm front intakes, two 120 mm "bottom" intakes positioned along the horizontal partition, and one each top and rear 120 mm exhausts.

The bottom compartment of the Xigmatek Scorpio, accessible from the right side, gives you access to the PSU bay and two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays. Two additional 2.5-inch drives can be mounted along the reverse side of the motherboard tray. The tray serves up room for graphics cards up to 33 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 15.3 cm in height. Coarse dust filters line the PSU air intake, and the top exhaust. Front panel connectivity includes one each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 type-A ports, and HDA jacks. Available now, the Scorpio is priced at 30€.

Antec Launches the P6: Micro-ATX Chassis Featuring Glass Panel, Logo Projector

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, presents the latest mid tower of their award-winning Antec Performance Series: the Antec P6. The case is now commercially available from 59€ (suggested retail price including VAT).

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The latest addition to Antec's renowned Performance Series offers a smooth and streamlined appearance - ideal for a versatile micro-ATX build that fits every environment. The compact powerhouse measures 470mm x 200mm x 405mm (DxWxH) and is compatible with micro-ATX and ITX motherboards. The P6 supports VGA cards with a length of up to 390 mm and features a built-in LED logo projector to highlight the desktop set-up. The 4 mm tempered glass side panel makes it easy to show off the build.
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