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BIOSTAR Announces the Intel H510 Series Motherboards

BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today, announces the launch of their new H510 series motherboards designed to run the latest Intel 11th gen Rocket Lake-S processors. Introduced to the market in two Micro-ATX models, the H510MH/E 2.0 and the H510MX/E 2.0 motherboards are designed to be the best choice for business and casual use. Based on Intel's H510 single chip architecture, these motherboards are ready to unleash the true potential of the latest Intel 11th gen processors.

Equipped with all the essential features, the new H510 series comes from an immensely popular lineage of motherboards from BIOSTAR used all over the world in many offices that combine cutting edge technology with proven durability for smart business solutions. Designed to optimize any professional workflow, the H510 series motherboards bring the latest technology for users like PCIe 4.0 and WiFi 6 optimized to perfection with the protection and stability of BIOSTAR's proprietary Super Hyper PWM technology. Both motherboards support dual-channel DDR4 memory, optimized to run up to 64 GB and a maximum clock speed 2933 MHz.

Chieftec Announces CI-02B-OP: New multifunctional M-ATX Cube Case

Today CHIEFTEC introduces a new multifunctional cube case that can find its purpose in all settings from the office to home media systems. Featuring an elegant design combining brushed aluminium and airflow-friendly mesh, this is a case that combines a timeless style with high functionality.

The CI-02B-OP joins CHIEFTEC's Mesh Series in a compact m-ATX cube format. Despite its very compact dimensions, this case is extremely flexible in terms of hardware compatibility, supporting ATX PSU's up to 16 cm in length, graphics cards up to 320 mm in length, and CPU coolers up to 160 mm in height. Furthermore, the installation of components is made very easy thanks to the folding mechanism known from the CI-01B-OP.

MSI Outs MAG A520M Bazooka WiFi and MAG B550M Vector WiFi

MSI updated the entry-level of its AMD 500-series chipset motherboard product stack with two interesting additions. The new MAG A520M Bazooka WiFi is essentially based on the same board design as the MAG B550M Bazooka, but uses the cheaper A520 chipset; while the new MAG B550M Vector WiFi is based on the same design as the MAG A520M Vector WiFi that the company debuted its A520 motherboard lineup with.

The A520M Bazooka is a well spaced-out 240 x 240 mm Micro-ATX board with a 7+2 phase CPU VRM solution that uses a large heatsink to cool the Vcore MOSFETs; four DDR4 DIMM slots, expansion slots that include a PCI-Express 3.0 x16, and two Gen 2 x1 slots; and an entry-level combination of audio CODEC and Ethernet PHY (Realtek ALC887 + RTL8111H). The B550M Vector will be the most affordable B550 offering from MSI, thanks to its narrow Micro-ATX footprint, and just two DIMM slots. Unlike the A520M Vector, this board gives you PCI-Express 4.0 x16 and a Gen 4 NVMe slot. The onboard audio+Ethernet combination is the same as the Bazooka. Both boards offer dual-band 802.11ac WLAN + Bluetooth 4.2, put out by an Intel Wireless-AC 3168 WLAN solution. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Rolls Out FARA H1 M Chassis

SilverStone today rolled out the FARA H1 M, a Micro-ATX tower case (model: SST-FAH1MB). It shares much of its design language with the ATX FARA B1 from 2019, but incorporates an airy mesh front-panel, with a fine steel outer mesh, and a sturdy hexagonal inner lattice. The case features a conventional horizontally-partitioned layout, with the upper compartment having room for graphics cards up to 32 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16 cm in height. Storage options include two 3.5-inch bays that can each hold 2.5-inch; and two additional 2.5-inch mounts.

Ventilation options on the SilverStone FARA H1 M include two 140 mm / 120 mm front intakes, two 120 mm top exhausts, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. You can mount a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator along the front panel. Front-panel connectivity includes a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and HDA jacks. The case measures 210 mm (W) x 392 mm (H) x 366 mm (D), and is made of SECC steel with ABS plastic bits. The company didn't reveal pricing.

DeepCool Intros MATREXX 40 Micro-ATX Case

DeepCool today introduced the MATREXX 40 Micro-ATX tower case. Its design is characterized by vertical ridges along the front panel, with air inlets between the ridges, which conceal a mesh, and two 140 mm / 120 mm front intakes, which can hold radiators up to 280 mm x 140 mm in size. Other ventilation options include two 140 mm / 120 mm top exhausts (which again, can hold radiators up to 280 mm in size); and a 120 mm rear exhaust.

The DeepCool MATREXX 40 features a conventional horizontally-partitioned interior, with the upper compartment serving up room for graphics cards up to 32 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16.5 cm in height. Storage options include two 3.5-inch / 2.5-inch drive bays in the bottom compartment, and two 2.5-inch mounts behind the motherboard tray, where there's a 2 cm crawl-space for cable-management. The case comes with a tempered glass left side panel. The front-panel I/O, located at the top, includes one each of USB 3.0 type-A, USB 2.0, and HDA jacks. The case measures 400 mm x 215 mm x 431 mm; and is made mostly of SECC steel and ABS plastic. The company didn't reveal pricing.
DeepCool MATREXX 40

BIOSTAR Rolls Out B550M-Silver Motherboard

BIOSTAR today rolled out the B550M-Silver, a Socket AM4 motherboard in the Micro-ATX form-factor, based on the AMD B550 chipset. The board comes with out-of-the-box support for the latest Ryzen 5000 "Vermeer" processors, in addition to Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" and Ryzen 3000 "Matisse." It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, conditioning it for the CPU with a 10-phase VRM that comes with heatsinks across all CPU VRM phases. Expansions slots on the BIOSTAR B550M-Silver include one PCI-Express 4.0 x16, a PCI-Express x16 (electrical gen 3.0 x4 and wired to the B550 chipset), and a PCIe 3.0 x1.

Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gbps ports, and two M.2-2280 slots, from which one has PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring to the CPU socket; and the other PCI-Express 3.0 x4, wired to the B550 chipset. USB connectivity includes two 10 Gbps USB 3.2 ports on the rear panel (from which one is type-C), four 5 Gbps USB 3.2 ports (from which two are via headers), and six USB 2.0 ports (two on the rear panel, four via headers). Networking includes a 2.5 GbE wired interface handled by a Realtek 8125B controller, and preparation for a WLAN module (an M.2 E-key slot and mounts for antennas are provided), although one isn't included with the board. The onboard 6-channel HD audio solution is handled by a Realtek ALC1150 CODEC. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Antec Releases Dark League Chassis DP502 FLUX

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, announces a new mid-tower case of the brand-new F-LUX platform, the DP502 FLUX. Offering an industry-leading design of advanced ventilation, the second model of this series is taking the thermal performance of the Antec Dark Series to a new level. The DP502 FLUX will soon reach store shelves and online retail outlets in US with a competitive MSRP of $69.99 USD.

The DP502 FLUX features a swing-open small front panel with eye-catching hair-line surface. The electroplating-processed LED on the top left-hand side presents a Sci-Fi vibe. Measuring in at 463 mm x 220 mm x 486 mm (D x W x H), the DP502 FLUX offers an abundance of features that come with Antec's original F-LUX platform. F-LUX Platform adopts the design of a powerful ventilation system via the lower right-side panel which pulls cool air into the case through the lower PSU shroud and then up into the main interior. The case comes ready-equipped with three 120 mm ARGB fans in the front, one 120 mm fan in the rear and one 120 mm reverse fan on top of the PSU chamber to pull cool air into case through the ventilation at the right-side panel and at the bottom, offering a higher level of GPU cooling performance. Altogether the chassis offers space for nine fans. Moreover, the DP502 FLUX features seven reusable PCI-E Slots. The 4 mm tempered glass side panel features a tool-free thumbscrew design at the rear, which gives quick access to the interior and enhances the solidity. With 34.5 mm in the front and 26.5 mm in the rear, the case offers sufficient space for cable management.

SilverStone Intros Precision PS15 PRO Micro-ATX Chassis

SilverStone today introduced the Precision PS15 PRO, a Micro-ATX tower type chassis that implements many of the contemporary design elements, such as an airy mesh front intake, a tempered glass side panel, and a couple of 120 mm ARGB fans pre-installed along the front panel, along with a 120 mm rear fan. Inside, the case serves up room for graphics cards up to 31.4 cm in length, CPU coolers up to 15.4 cm in height, and PSUs up to 15 cm in length.

Ventilation options on the PS15 PRO includes two 140 mm/120 mm front intakes (both of which are occupied with the factory-fitted 120 mm ARGB intake fans); two 120 mm or one 140 mm top exhaust, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. The top panel features a detachable dust filter. You can mount a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator along the front panel. Storage options include a single 3.5-inch drive bay, and two 2.5-inch mounts. A couple of USB 3.x type-A ports and HDA jacks make for the front-panel IO. A 4-channel ARGB controller module is included. The case measures 192 mm (W) x 381 mm (H) x 351 mm (D). The company didn't reveal pricing.

DeepCool Intros Macube 110 White Micro-ATX Chassis

DeepCool today debuted the Macube 110 line of Micro-ATX cases with the Macube 110 White. Featuring a slightly wider and deeper profile, this case can accommodate graphics cards up to 33 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16.5 cm in height, in its roomy upper compartment. You can mount either three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans along the front panel, a pair of 140 mm or 120 mm fans along the top panel, and a 120 mm rear exhaust.

The Macube 110 White uses matte-white along its front, right-side, and top panels, while contrasting black makes up the interiors, the rear, and the tint of its tempered glass left side-panel. Storage options include two 3.5-inch mounts, and a pair of 2.5-inch mounts. A pair of USB 3.x type-A ports, and 4-pole 3.5 mm jack make up the front panel. The case measures 400 mm x 225 mm x 431 mm (LxWxH). The company didn't reveal pricing.
Deepcool Macube 110 white

MSI Announces AMD A520 Motherboards

MSI, the world-leading motherboard manufacturer, proudly announces AMD A520 series motherboards. Ever since AMD launched Ryzen Desktop Processors with AM4 platform, MSI has occupied the market with its AM4 motherboards. A520 is the successor of A320, which does not support PCIe 4.0 and upgrades all PCIe 2.0 lanes to PCIe 3.0. With the support of 7 nm 3rd Gen Ryzen and Ryzen 4000 G-series processors, A520 is the best choice for Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 3 PRO processors.

Together with the AM4 Ryzen processors, MSI offers an A520 motherboard lineup from MAG Series to PRO Series with MSI's exclusive features to satisfy all types of users' needs. Exclusive DDR4 Boost and A-XMP provide stability and compatibility to memory and push its performance up to 4600 MHz. Moreover, all MSI A520 motherboards adopt a premium 2 oz thickened copper PCB to provide better performance and stability.

Selection of Five AMD A520 Motherboards Pictured

AMD earlier today formally launched its A520 entry-level desktop chipset, and while we await product launches from motherboard vendors, AMD put out pictures of at least five top implementations by them. We begin with the GIGABYTE A520 AORUS Elite, the company's top product based on the chipset. Once again, GIGABYTE appears to have a feature-rich ATX board based on an AMD chipset, following its $300 implementation of the B550 as an AORUS Master product.

This board appears to have all the basics for a cost-effective gaming PC build, including reinforced PCIe x16, an 8-phase CPU VRM with heatsinks over even the vSoC phases, a premium onboard audio solution that could be ALC1200-based, and provision for ARGB embellishments. MSI is bringing an Arsenal Gaming product to the party, with the MAG A520M Vector Wi-Fi, which is built in the narrow Micro-ATX form-factor, with a chunky VRM heatsink, 802.11ac WLAN, and two memory slots. ASUS rolled out the TUF Gaming A520M-PLUS, which too builds on the strengths of its TUF Gaming brand, with enlarged heatsinks, reinforced PCIe slot, four memory slots, and preparation for ARGB. ASRock unveiled the A520M Pro4, an entry-level board that covers all the bases, including preparation for WLAN, four memory slots, M.2 heatsink like the MSI board, and a second M.2 slot. Lastly, there's the BIOSTAR A520MH, which we detailed in its press-release here.

Cougar Intros MG120-G RGB Micro-ATX Case

Cougar today introduced the MG120-G RGB, a Micro-ATX tower case. This rather broad and roomy tower is characterized by dark tinted 4 mm-thick tempered glass panels along the front and left side panels, and the inclusion of three premium Cougar VK120 ARGB fans (two along the front intakes, one at the rear exhaust, pre-installed). Its ventilation features include the ability to mount either two 140 mm or three 120 m fans along the front panel, two 140/120 mm top exhausts, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. Maximum radiator sizes supported include a 280 mm x 140 mm radiator along the front panel, and a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator along the top.

Storage options for the Cougar MG120-G are equally impressive, with three 2.5-inch mounts along the horizontal partition separating the two chambers, two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive trays in the bottom chamber, and a 2.5-inch mount behind the motherboard tray (so up to six 2.5-inch or four 2.5-inch + two 3.5-inch). The motherboard tray serves up room for graphics cards up to 33 cm in length and CPU coolers up to 17.5 cm in height. Cougar includes a 6-channel ARGB controller with the case that control the lighting of the three included fans (besides room for expansion). The front panel includes a pair of USB type-A ports (one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.x), HDA jacks, and a button to cycle through the ARGB controller's presets. The case measures 210 mm x 415 mm x 400 mm (WxHxD). The company didn't reveal pricing.

ASRock Rack Announces X570 SFF Workstation/Server Motherboards

ASRock Rack today unveiled a pair of Socket AM4 motherboards targeted at SFF workstation and compact server builds. Both boards are based on the AMD X570 chipset, and include the X570D4U-2L2T, and the X570D4I-2T. The larger X570D4U-2L2T is built in the Micro-ATX form-factor, and comes with support for 3rd Gen Ryzen "Matisse" and "Picasso" processors (for now). The board is designed with its components and heatsinks aligned for server rack airflow. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, conditioning it for the CPU with a 6+2 phase VRM. The AM4 socket is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots that supports both ECC and non-ECC UDIMMs. Expansion includes one PCI-Express 4.0 x16, a gen 4.0 x8, and a gen 4.0 x1.

Storage options on the X570D4U-2L2T include seven SATA 6 Gbps, from which one is high-powered to support DOMs; and two M.2-2280 slots with PCIe 4.0 x4 wiring, one of which even has SATA 6 Gbps wiring. Enterprise-relevant features include two 10 GbE networking interfaces driven by an Intel X550-AT2 controller, two 1 GbE interfaces handles by Intel i210-series controllers; an ASPEED IPMI+iKVM management chip that also puts out basic display; and various server-relevant legacy connectivity.

ASRock Rack Intros W480M WS Motherboard

ASRock Rack today introduced the W480M WS socket LGA1200 motherboard targeted at workstation builds, in the Micro-ATX form-factor. This board should appeal greatly to those wanting a very conservative-looking motherboard with a green PCB and conventional-finned aluminium heatsinks cooling the CPU VRM and PCH. Based on the Intel W480 chipset, the board not only supports all 10th Gen Core "Comet Lake" processors, but also Xeon W-1200 series processors based on the silicon, including support for ECC memory when paired with Xeon processors. The board draws power from a combination of a 24-pin ATX and 8-pin+4-pin EPS connectors; conditioning it for the CPU with a 6+2 phase VRM.

Expansion slots on the ASRock Rack W480M WS include a PCI-Express 3.0 x16, an open-ended PCI-Express 3.0 x8 (which splits lanes from the x16 slot), and an open-ended PCI-Express 3.0 x4 slot that's wired to the PCH. Storage connectivity includes two M.2-2280 slots with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 wiring, each, and eight SATA 6 Gbps ports, one of which has reinforced power delivery for SATA DOMs. The onboard audio solution is simple ALC892 fare, but the networking on offer consists of two 1 GbE ports driven by Intel i210 series controllers. There's quite some legacy connectivity, including COM and SGPIO. The board offers a large number of 4-pin PWM fan headers so it could be used in 2U rack chassis with server ventilation. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Colorful Rolls Out CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14 Motherboard

Colorful today rolled out the CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14, a socket AM4 motherboard in the Micro-ATX form-factor, based on the AMD B550 chipset. The board gets its "Frozen" name from its mostly-white PCB. The chipset heatsink that extends into an M.2 SSD heatsink features fan ventilation (something not found on most other B550 motherboards). The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and single 8-pin EPS power connectors, conditioning it for the CPU with a 10-phase VRM.

Expansion slots on the Colorful CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14 include one PCI-Express 4.0 x16, a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (electrical gen 3.0 x4) that's wired to the chipset, and a gen 3.0 x1 slot. Storage connectivity includes an M.2-22110 slot with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring from the AM4 socket, and six SATA 6 Gbps ports. USB connectivity includes a pair of 10 Gbps USB 3.x gen 2 ports wired to the CPU that include a type-C port, and a number of 5 Gbps ports. Networking is care of a 1 GbE connection from a Realtek RTL8111H controller, and the onboard audio solution uses a Realtek ALC1200 codec. Don't like the white color scheme? Colorful has you covered with the CVN B550M Gaming Pro V14, which is an almost identical board that uses a black PCB and a chipset heatsink that makes do without a fan. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Intros CS330 Case for Video Editing Rigs and Home Servers

SilverStone today announced the CS330, a Micro-ATX mini-tower that looks geared toward video editors or home/small-business server builds, thanks to its eight 3.5-inch drive bays that let you cram dozens of terabytes of storage. The case offers three 3.5-inch hot-swap caddies with SATA and SAS 12 Gbps backplanes; four internal 3.5-inch bays, and an additional single 3.5-inch/2.5-inch bay, totaling up to eight storage devices, not counting the M.2 drives you may have installed on your motherboard.

A 180 mm air-penetrator fan conveys heat between the storage area and the motherboard tray. The Micro-ATX motherboard tray is oriented BTX-style (upside down), offering room for graphics cards up to 36 cm in length (even with all drive cages in place), and CPU coolers up to 16.5 cm in height. Front panel connectivity includes a pair of USB 3.x type-A ports, and HDA jacks. The case measures 210 mm (W) x 374 mm (H) x 385 mm (D), weighing a little over 6 kg.

ASUS Prime B550M-A and TUF Gaming B550 Micro-ATX Boards Pictured

Slightly ahead of its launch, ASUS flashed a banner of its AMD B550 chipset motherboard lineup, revealing two other boards than the premium ROG Strix B550-E Gaming AMD unveiled in its platform unveil. These include an unnamed micro-ATX board slotted in the TUF Gaming series, and a entry-level Prime B550M-A micro-ATX board. The Prime board has our attention as its spartan layout could indicate that there will indeed be socket AM4 boards based on the B550 starting at $100, as AMD promised. The B550 has a distinct advantage over the B450 in the form of PCI-Express gen 4.0 for the main PEG and at least one M.2 NVMe slots; and an easier upgrade path toward 4th gen Ryzen "Vermeer" and "Renoir," than AMD's 400-series chipsets have.

BIOSTAR Introduces the Latest Racing B460 Series Motherboards in ATX and Micro-ATX Form Factors

BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today announces the new RACING B460GTA and the RACING B460GTQ motherboards designed to run the new Intel 10th Gen Processors.

Stylishly designed in BIOSTAR's signature RACING colors the RACING B460GTA and the RACING B460GTQ motherboards are built for both commercial and casual use. Due to the higher power demand of the latest 10th generation Intel processors, the 400 series motherboards from BIOSTAR have been designed with significant attention towards power efficiency and cooling. Features like Super Hyper PWM that has DCR current sensing architecture offers excellent precision in delivering stable power with 100% fixed voltage to ensure critical components of the motherboards are protected with the maximum performance and reliability.

ASRock Announces Trio of Intel 400-series STEEL LEGEND Motherboards

ASRock today launched a trio of socket LGA1200 motherboards part of its Steel Legend family. These include the H470 Steel Legend, the B460 Steel Legend, the and Micro-ATX B460M Steel Legend. All three boards offer ASRock's BFB (base frequency boost) technology that improves performance of non-K processors by letting them sustain boost frequencies better. The H470 Steel Legend leads the pack with a 11-phase CPU VRM that draws power from a combination of 8-pin and 4-pin EPS connectors; enlarged VRM heatsinks, two M.2-22110 slots with heatsinks and PCI-Express 3.0 x4 wiring; an M.2 E-key slot for WLAN cards, and connectivity that includes a premium Realtek ALC1200-based onboard audio solution, 2.5 GbE wired networking powered by a Realtek-made controller, and a couple of USB 3.2 gen 2 ports, including a type-C port.

The B460 Steel Legend uses a different PCB design from its H470-based sibling. A simpler 9-phase VRM powers the CPU, pulling power from a single 8-pin EPS connector. You still get two M.2 slots with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 wiring and heatsinks; and an M.2 E-key slot for WLAN cards. Connectivity is similar to the H470-based board, too, with a 2.5 GbE wired networking interface, and a premium onboard audio solution based on the ALC1200. Lastly, there's the B460M Steel Legend, which maximizes the Micro-ATX form-factor PCB area. The CPU VRM solution is carried over from its ATX sibling (9-phase, single 8-pin EPS). ASRock managed to squeeze in two M.2 slots (one of them with a heatsink, both with gen 3.0 x4 wiring), and preparation for WLAN. Much like the other two, you get an ALC1200-based premium onboard audio solution, and a 2.5 GbE networking interface. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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ASRock Industrial Announces a Broad Range of 10th Gen Intel Core Motherboards

ASRock Industrial Computer Corporation, the world's leader in Industrial PC motherboards, unveils a broad range of industrial motherboards powered by the Intel 10th Generation Core Processors (Comet Lake-S) with up to 10 Cores and supporting Intel 400-series Q470E, H420E, and W480E chipsets. Featuring improved multi-threaded computing performance and rich I/O functionality, ASRock Industrial's new series of product lineup covers comprehensive form factors, including industrial Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, and ATX motherboards, are ideal for diverse applications, such as industrial automation, retail kiosks, digital signage, and AIoT solutions.

ASRock Industrial introduces the industry's first Intel 10th Gen Core Processors Industrial Motherboards with Q470E chipset, including the IMB-1220-L/IMB-1220-D and IMB-1222/IMB-1222-WV Mini-ITX motherboards, the IMB-1313 Micro-ATX motherboard and the IMB-1711 ATX motherboard. For value and cost-effective options, there are also new Mini-ITX motherboards with H420E chipset, the IMB-1221-L/IMB-1221-D comes with high-rise IO and the IMB-1223/IMB-1223-WV with thin IO.

Abkoncore Rolls Out Cronos 450M Micro-ATX Case

Abkoncore today unveiled the Cronos 450M Micro-ATX tower type case. Characterized by an asymmetric front design with a mesh intake towards the left side; the case features a tempered glass left side panel, and a filtered top exhaust. Inside, it offers a conventional horizontally-partitioned layout, with an internal fan mount right above the PSU bay.

Ventilation options for the Abkoncore Cronos 450M include three 120 mm front intakes, two 120 mm top exhausts, a 120 mm rear exhaust, and a 120 mm recirculator mount at the partition. Storage options include two 3.5-inch drive bays, and four 2.5-inch mounts. Front panel connectivity includes HDA jacks, two USB 2.0 ports, and a USB 3.0 type-A port. The case measures 197 mm x 340 mm x 405 mm (WxHxD). It is priced at USD $45.
Abkoncore Cronos 450M

ASRock H410 Chipset Motherboard Lineup Pictured

The H410 chipset denotes the entry-level for the upcoming LGA1200 platform. This chipset will go into the vast bulk of low-cost desktops powered by Pentium, Celeron, and Core i3 processors, which [usually] don't game, and make do with integrated graphics. The lineup consists of mostly Micro-ATX boards, including the H410M-HDVP, H410M-HDVP2, H410M-HVS, H410M-HDV, and the H410M-HDV/M.2. These boards differ with a few differentiators such as HDMI, WLAN, and PCIe slots. The lineup also includes a Mini-ITX board in the H410M-ITX/ac, and a DTX board in the form of the H410M-HVS. All boards feature simple 5+2 phase VRM setups (a step up from the previous generation that used 3+1), which could slightly step up board costs.
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XIGMATEK Announces the OMG! Case

XIGMATEK today unveiled a case that screams "OMG!" or at least that's what it says on the front facade in huge letters with a red background. The case strongly resembles the Forgame OMG, and is probably a franchise branded product. The Micro-ATX tower features a red+black color scheme. Inside, you get a horizontally partitioned layout. The motherboard tray serves up room for graphics cards up to 32 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 17 cm in height; while the bottom compartment has room for PSUs up to 16.5 cm in length.

Storage features on the XIGMATEK OMG! include two each of 3.5-inch trays and 2.5-inch mounts. Cooling features include two 140/120 mm front intakes, two 120 mm top exhausts, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. The case measures 366 mm x 210 mm x 395 mm (LxWxH), and is made of 0.5 mm-thick SECC steel. The company didn't reveal pricing.
XIGMATEK OMG

Thermaltake Releases S100 Tempered Glass M-ATX Cases

Thermaltake today released the S100 Tempered Glass line of Micro-ATX tower cases. Available in all-black and white+black "Snow Edition" variants, the S100 is characterized by a matte finish front, a 4 mm-thick tempered glass side panel, and a horizontally partitioned interior layout similar to conventional ATX mid-towers. The upper compartment offers room for Micro-ATX (or smaller) motherboard form-factors, and room for graphics cards up to 33 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16.5 cm in height.

Storage options include two 3.5-inch trays that can each hold 2.5-inch drives, and two additional 2.5-inch mounts behind the motherboard tray. The bottom compartment has room for standard PSUs up to 16 cm in length. Ventilation includes two 140/120 mm front intakes, a top exhaust that holds either a single 200 mm or two 140/120 mm fans, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. You can mount radiators up to 280 mm x 140 mm along the front- and top panels. Front panel connectivity includes a USB 3.0 port, and a couple of USB 2.0 ports. The case measures 411 mm x 220 mm x 441 mm (HxWxD). The company didn't reveal pricing.

Kolink Announces the Balance ARGB Mid-tower Chassis

Renowned for its innovative and high-performance contributions to the world of PC cases, Kolink has created the Balance Midi-Tower as a feature-rich gaming case. This case may have a stunning exterior, but behind this facade lies a lot of space for powerful gaming hardware as well. All this gaming goodness can be admired through the tempered glass side panel, and as it supports motherboards up to E-ATX in form factor, there will be plenty to look at. A thoughtfully included PSU shroud also helps users stash away unsightly cables.

The front of the case, with its fine mesh and air vents, helps ensure not only good airflow, but it also helps accentuate the digitally addressable RGB-LED strip and the look of the case as a whole. A switch on the I/O panel allows the lighting to be controlled. Alternatively, the strip can be connected directly to the motherboard and controlled that way instead. The overall ventilation of the case is also helped by the presence of a fine mesh with an integrated dust filter on the top. A pre-installed 120 mm fan is also equipped with dARGB lighting.
Kolink Balance ARGB
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