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SilverStone Intros ET-MG Line of 80 Plus Gold, Full-Modular PSUs

SilverStone today introduced the ET-MG line of upper-mid range PSUs. Available in 500 W (ET-500MG) and 600 W (ET-600MG) variants, these PSUs offer full modular cabling, with cables for a premium single-GPU gaming PC build. Under the hood, the ET-MG series features a single +12 V rail design with 80 Plus Gold efficiency, 100% Japanese capacitors, and most common electric protections (against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit). Interestingly, both models offer two 4+4-pin EPS connectors; and two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors. While the 600 W model offers eight SATA power connectors, the 500 W model offers four. Both PSUs use a 135 mm fan that offers 18 dBA noise output under typical load. Both include flat black modular cables. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Also Rolls Out PI02 Aluminium Case for SBCs

SilverStone, in addition to its Milo ML02B variable-height case, unveiled the PI02. This super-compact case made of premium brushed aluminium is designed for Raspberry Pi 4 model B SBCs, and is a 4-piece design consisting of the two halves of the case, and two tiny aluminium heatsinks that convey heat from the SoC and USB 3.0 controller to the body of the case, which doubles up as a heatsink. Thermal pads are included with these aluminium bits. The case also offers holes aligning with USB-C, micro-HDMI, AV output, WLAN antenna, and a cutout for a GPIO ribbon cable to come out. The tiny case measures 94.2 mm x 33.7 mm x 65 mm (WxHxD), dry weighing 116 g. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Unveils Milo 10 Variable Height Mini PC Case

SilverStone today unveiled the Milo 10 (model: SST-ML10B), a unique Mini-ITX case that offers you the freedom to change its height as you see fit. The case includes two sets of front- and top panels, letting you adjust its height from 63 mm to 84 mm (2.8 L to 3.7 L volume). In its standard height configuration, the case offers room for a two 2.5-inch drives and CPU coolers up to 31 mm in height. In the next configuration (used with the elevated front- and top panels), you get room for a 3.5-inch drive and 29 mm CPU cooler headroom. This kit also allows you room for two 2.5-inch drive bays in addition to a slimline optical drive, leaving 31 mm CPU cooler headroom. Other configurations include keeping the standard layout, but utilizing the additional headroom of the 84 mm kit for additional fans, or room for a taller 63 mm cooler. The case's other dimensions include 196 mm x 227 mm (WxD). The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Rolls Out Lucid LD03-AF Case, Improved VGA Airflow vs. Original LD03

SilverStone rolled out the Lucid series LD03-AF (Airflow version) tower-type case for Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX form-factor platforms, a new variant of the LD03 case from Q1-2019. The case was debuted at the 2020 International CES. What sets the LD03-AF apart from the original LD03 is additional vents on one of the front-facing side panels, designed to improve airflow for graphics cards that feature axial fans. The original LD03 had a slab of glass that smothered graphics cards. Although essentially a cuboid, the case is meant to be displayed with its right side pillars facing forward, as the main glasshouse spans the front and right side panel. Inside, the motherboard tray is aligned perpendicular to the plane of the base, but with its I/O shield pointing upward, such that your graphics card stands along the height of the case.

The LD03-AF serves up room for graphics cards up to 30.9 cm in length, and 16.7 cm in height; and CPU coolers up to 19 cm in height. The case's sole airflow channel is designed to draw air from a 120 mm intake fan at the base, with a 120 mm exhaust fan at the top, both with dust filters. Storage areas include one 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drive bays. The case supports SFX and SFX-L PSUs. The case has its own AC receptacle and M-to-F cable leading to your PSU. Measuring 265 mm (W) x 414 mm (H) x 230 mm (D), the case dry-weighs 5.22 kg. The case is expected to be available by June 25, with an expected price around $130.

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.

SilverStone Rolls Out PP07E Series PSU Cable Extensions

SilverStone today rolled out the PP07E line of PSU cable extensions. The lineup mainly consists of two color schemes - all black and black+white. The extensions feature individually-braided cables with 0.08 mm-thick ultra-fine copper, that's extremely malleable and can be bent into complex shapes. Rubber forms the main insulation, with a Nylon-weave braided outer sheath. SilverStone includes plastic combs to help you bunch the individual cables up.

The lineup includes the PP07E-MBBW, which is a 24-pin ATX extension with black and white (alternating) cables. The PP07E-MBB is its all-black twin. The PP07E-EPS8BW is a 4+4 pin EPS extension with black and white cables, while the PP07E-EPS8B is its all-black variant. The PP07E-PCIBW is a white+black 6+2 pin PCIe power extension, while the PP07E-PCIB is its all-black variant. The company didn't reveal pricing. All extensions in the series have 30 cm length (connector to connector). The company didn't reveal pricing.

Silverstone at CES 2020: Cases, PSUs, and Accessories Galore

Silverstone at CES 2020 took the opportunity to showcase selections of their portfolio for the media, ranging from PC cases in major form-factors, PSUs, and a range of "ease-of-life" and aesthetic-driven accessories. Accessory-wise, there's a range of SSD-related products, such as the MS09 stick, which allows conversion of an M.2 SSD to what basically amounts to a USB 3.1 pen drive; other products in this category include the MS09-Mini and the MS11, which improves support for the NVMe protocol. The ECM26 is a PCIe adapter for M.2 sticks, while the Silverstone TP02-M2 presents itself as a heatsink for installation on non-passive-cooled M.2 SSDs.

Continuing the SSD accessories galore, there are a number of other solutions, including a tool-less NMVe to PCIe adapter (ECM21-E), an ARGB powered one (ECM24-ARGB, which includes a heatsink), a simpler, non-ARGB one with a heatsink (ECM23), and my personal favorite, a docking station for a barebones M.2 drive you may have around, in the form of the TS16 station. The presence of a Power button very surely means this can't be hot-swapped - the risk of data-loss is real.

SilverStone Unveils Essential Series ET700 PSU

SilverStone unveiled its Essential Series ET700 (model: SST-ET700MG), a 700-Watt power supply that offers a high cost/performance ratio, competing with the likes of the Antec HCG Gold, Cooler Master MWE Gold, etc. The PSU offers 80 Plus Gold efficiency, fully modular cabling, with flat ribbon cables. You get some HEDT-friendly features such as two 8-pin EPS connectors (one of which splits to 4+4 pin), besides staples such as four 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, eight SATA power, three Molex, a Berg, and of course the 24-pin ATX.

Under the hood, the ET700 features a single +12V rail design, and most common electrical protections, such as over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit protection. A 135 mm fan is used to keep the unit cool, which whispers at 18 dBA (minimum) up to 60% load, and only ramps up beyond that. Designed by SilverStone with complete control over components selection, the ET700 is fabricated by CWT. US availability of the ET700 is slated for late-January or early-February, 2020. When released, it will cost USD $130, and 100€ across the pond.

SilverStone Rolls Out the FARA B1 Mid-tower Chassis

SilverStone today rolled out the FARA B1, an ATX mid-tower chassis that covers the essentials for a contemporary gaming PC build. Its design involves a mostly matte-black front facade, with large front intakes through a "star-crossed" grille, and a tinted tempered glass side panel. The SilverStone logo along the front panel illuminates. Inside, you get a horizontally partitioned layout. The upper compartment has room for ATX (or smaller) motherboard form-factors; graphics cards up to 32.5 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16.5 cm in height.

The bottom compartment of the SilverStone FARA B1 has the PSU bay, and a single 3.5-inch drive tray, which can also hold 2.5-inch drives. On top of this tiny drive cage is a 2.5-inch mount. There are two additional 2.5-inch mounts behind the motherboard tray. Ventilation includes 3x 120 mm or 2x 140 mm front intakes; 2x 140 mm or 2x 120 mm top exhausts with a detachable dust filter, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. You can mount a radiator as big as 280 mm x 140 mm along the front panel, and one as big as 240 mm x 120 mm along the top exhaust. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.x type-A ports, a USB 2.0/1.1 type-A port, and a 3.5 mm combo headset jack. The case measures 207 mm (W) x 446 mm (H) x 401 mm (D). The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Unveils CS381 Chassis for DIY NAS + Creation Rigs

Today's NAS servers are getting increasingly powerful, and rising beyond their mandate of providing storage over the network, with media and production/creation capabilities being added to them via fast x86 processors and GPUs. SilverStone is targeting this market with its new CS381 pedestal chassis. Measuring 400mm (W) x 225mm (H) x 232mm (D), with a volume of 30 liters, the case offers eight 3.5-inch hot-swap caddies behind a lockable front bezel. These 8 caddies are split into two columns of 4 caddies, each, which have SATA 6 Gbps and miniSAS 12G HD backplanes. There are also two concealed 2.5-inch mounts for your SSDs.

The CS381 has room for a micro-ATX motherboard with room for a full-height graphics card, but a CPU cooler only as tall as 6 cm, which is plenty of room for the pump-block of an AIO CLC. You can use a CLC with a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator thanks to the two 120 mm rear exhausts. An SFX/SFX-L power-supply bay allows you to deploy a reasonably powerful PSU. Two additional 120 mm fans can be mounted along the sides. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports, and HDA jacks. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Teases OLED Display Equipped Case at Computex 2019

While by no means a draw dropper at this point it seems SilverStone is looking to try something a bit different, teasing a prototype OLED equipped chassis at Computex 2019. Utilizing the ASUS SDK, it connects to an ASUS motherboard and displays pertinent system information such as CPU temperatures on the display. For now, it is only a prototype with no design set in stone with the company still looking into the best way to implement the feature going so far as to consider going with a 5.25" device as well. However, there is one sticking point, and that is the SDK while open in nature currently only works with ASUS motherboards. While the feature is a bit basic for now, the concept itself is still quite impressive and could prove to be an appealing feature if appropriately implemented. For now, all we know is that SilverStone is looking into it.

SilverStone Rolls Out the Krypton KR02 CPU Cooler

SilverStone today rolled out the Krypton KR02, a compact tower-type CPU cooler. This cooler is designed to handle thermal loads of up to 130 Watts, and supports LGA2066 and LGA115x sockets. AM4 support is added by separately purchasing a bracket, which ensures the cooler points in the right direction (towards the rear of your case) when installed. Its base is made of copper and aluminium with some finnage; from which three 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes pass, conveying heat through the aluminium fin-stack, which is ventilated by a 92 mm fan.

Taking in 4-pin PWM connection, this 92 mm fan spins between 800 to 2,800 RPM, pushing 15.12 to 56.1 CFM of air, with a noise output ranging between 13.6 to 34.8 dBA. Its hydraulic bearing offers a rated lifespan of 40,000 hours. Measuring 92 mm x 125 mm x 51 mm with the fan installed, the cooler weighs 380 g. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Rolls Out Strider Plus Bronze Series Mid-range Modular PSUs

SilverStone today rolled out the Strider Plus Bronze line of mid-range power supplies with full modular cabling. These PSUs feature an up-to-date ATX/EPS standards readiness and give you everything you need to set up a powerful gaming desktop. Available in capacities of 550W, 650W, and 750W, these PSUs feature a compact design with just 140 mm depth. A 120 mm fan with 18 dBA minimum noise output is used to keep the unit cool. SilverStone has included flat ribbon-type cables.

Under the hood is a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, with a 42.5A rail powering the 550W model, a 50.8A rail for the 650W model, and a 59.2A rail for the 750W model. You also get active PFC, the latest C-states support, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. The 550W model provides one 4+4-pin EPS and two 6+2-pin PCIe connectors; the 650W model offers one 4+4-pin EPS and four 6+2-pin PCIe, while the 750W model tops the range with two 4+4-pin EPS and four 6+2-pin PCIe connectors. All three models offer eight SATA power and at least three 4-pin Molex connectors. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Introduces the 550 W and 650 W Strider Gold S PSUs

Silverstone today announced two new introductions to their Strider PSU lineup, in the form of the 50 W and 650 W Strider Gold S PSUs. Both of these feature a (you guessed it) 80 Plus Gold certification for power efficiency, whilst being extremely small (140 mm in depth) - and fully modular, as most users would like them to be.

Both power supplies are of the single +12V rail type, with SilverStone quoting a strict ±3% voltage regulation with low ripple/noise. A 120 mm fan takes care of cooling requirements, and the PSUs carry Over-power, Over-current, Over-voltage, Over-temperature, Under-voltage and Short-circuit protection. Reatail pricing stands at 77.60 EUR (excluding VAT) for the the 550W ST55F-GS (which packs in three 80 x 15mm PWM fans) and 91.00 EUR (excluding VAT) for the 650W ST55F-GS.

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.

Silverstone Unveils 1550W Strider Titanium and 2000W Strider Platinum PSUs

At CES 2019, Silverstone updated its portfolio of unique short-length high-Wattage PSUs with the new Strider Titanium 1550W (ST1550-Ti) and Strider Platinum 2000W (ST2000-Pt). Their biggest USP is their high power density and short lengths, in the 18-19 cm range. The ST1550-Ti, as its name suggests, boasts of 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. It's a minor update to the ST1500-Ti the company launched in 2017. The ST2000-Pt, on the other hand, puts out 2000 Watts of power using a single 166A +12V rail. Owing to its short length, it ends up with a stellar 861 Watts/liter power density. Both models feature a large number of PCIe and EPS connectors to power heavily overclocked HEDT builds with multiple graphics cards.

Silverstone Argon AR12-RGB Cooler Smiles for the Camera

Silverstone shows us the Argon AR12-RGB, a modernization of its Argon 12-series tower-type cooler to keep up with the times. Its fan carries with it most of the design chops with a translucent white making up the impeller, the inner bore of the frame, and cushioned fan-mounts. The fan features a refreshed fan-blade design that increases air-flow which you can trade in for lower noise. A standardized addressable-RGB header lets you control its RGB LED lighting. Another nice touch is the white top-plate for the fin-stack. The 154 mm-tall tower-type cooler features heatpipe direct touch base, and can handle thermal loads of up to 125 W (TDP), with support for most modern mainstream desktop CPU socket types, including AM4 and LGA115x.

SilverStone Strider Platinum PTS World's Smallest Kilowatt-class PSUs

SilverStone today released what it calls the world's smallest Kilowatt-class PSUs. The new Strider Platinum series ST1200-PTS and ST1000-PTS are fully-modular PSUs with a physical depth of only 14 cm. You typically find 650~750W PSUs this small. As their model names suggest, these units pack a wallop, with 1200W and 1000W continuous outputs, respectively. Both units are HEDT-friendly, with two 4+4 pin EPS power connectors, in addition to a 24-pin ATX, and eight 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors. You also get up to eight SATA power and six 4-pin Molex.

Under the hood, the units feature a single +12V rail design, with 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, active PFC, ±3% regulation and low ripple, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, over/under-current, overheat, overload, surge, and short-circuit. The units are cooled by a 120 mm hybrid ceramic bearing fan, which spins below 1000 RPM up to 50% load, with a minimum noise output of 18 dBA, and only then begins to ramp up. SilverStone is including a dust-filter to go with the air-intakes of these PSUs. The 1000W model is priced at USD $209.99, and the 1200W model at $239.99.

SilverStone Starts Shipping the SX700-G SFX Power Supply

SilverStone began shipping the SX700-G, the most powerful power supply in the SFX form-factor, with a nameplate capacity of 700W. This unit is designed for compact builds with bleeding-edge hardware, including up to two high-end graphics cards. Its fully modular cabling includes four 6+2 pin PCIe power, one 4+4 pin EPS, a 24-pin ATX, six SATA power, three Molex, and a Berg. Under the hood, the SX700-G features a single +12V rail design, with 700W output rated just for this 58.4A rail; and 110W for the +3.3V and +5V rails. The unit boasts of 80 Plus Gold efficiency.

Besides active PFC, you get most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. Keeping things cool is a 92 mm fan with fluid-dynamic bearing, with a minimum noise output of 18 dBA. SilverStone will first release the SX700-G in North America around mid-December, with availability in Europe following two weeks after that. In the US, it will be priced at USD $159.99, AUD $179.99 Down Under, and 139.99€ (excluding VAT) in the EU.

SilverStone Intros FW124-ARGB Slimline 120mm Fan

Continuing on its streak of releasing slimline 120 mm fans, SilverStone rolled out the FW124-ARGB. This 120 mm spinner is 15 mm thick instead of the usual 25 mm, leaving you with more room in SFF cases. The fan features the same 9-blade impeller design with blade-integrated guide-vanes as the FN124 from last week; but backs it with a more premium fluid-dynamic bearing instead of sleeved. The impeller is made of frosted, translucent polycarbonate instead of opaque black, because it has to diffuse the six addressable RGB LEDs studded in the impeller hub. These LEDs take in standardized 3-pin addressable RGB input. The motor is more advanced, and takes in 4-pin PWM input instead of 3-pin DC. The fan spins between 800 to 2,000 RPM, while pushing 13.1 to 32.6 CFM of air-flow, with a proportionate noise output ranging between 14.7 to 24.6 dBA. The fan is rated for 50,000 hours of life. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Intros FN124 Slimline 120mm Fan

SilverStone introduced the FN124, a slimline 120 mm case fan, with a thickness of 15 mm instead of the conventional 25 mm. The fan features a 9-blade impeller with reinforcing secondary blades. The motor takes in 3-pin (DC) power input. and features sleeved bearing with 40,000-hour rated lifespan. The fan spins at speeds of up to 1,500 RPM, pushing up to 25.06 CFM of air, with 18 dBA typical noise output. Expect this one to be priced around $15.

SilverStone Rolls Out Raven-Z RVZ03-ARGB SFF Case with Addressable RGB Lighting

SilverStone today rolled out the Raven-Z RVZ03-ARGB small-form-factor gaming case. With a volume of just 14 liters, and measuring 382 mm x 105 mm x 350 mm (WxHxD), the case serves up enough room for dual-slot graphics cards that are up to 33 cm in length, and oriented sideways via an included PCIe riser cable. The case holds mini-ITX motherboards, with room for CPU coolers as tall as 83 mm. A standard ATX power supply up to 15 cm in length is supported, though a 3-pin AC receptacle and riser.

Storage options of the RVZ03-ARGB include three internal 2.5-inch mounts. Cooling includes three 120 mm vents, from which two are populated by 1,500 RPM, 18 dBA fans. Front panel connectivity includes USB 3.1 type-A ports, and HDA audio jacks. The star-attraction here of course is the addressable-RGB LED diffuser that dominates a somewhat X-shaped embellishment along the front panel. The light strip is either controlled by a small PCB cycling between presets, or can plug into your motherboard via a standard ARGB header, for software control. The case comes in two color options, matte black and white.

SilverStone Intros Strider Gold S (2018) Line of PSUs

SilverStone today expanded the Strider Gold S line of PSUs almost five years since the series made its debut with 750W and 850W models. The company today got around to launching new 550W and 650W models. Both 80 Plus Gold-certified PSUs feature fully modular cabling, and a body length of just 140 mm. Some of their innards have modernized since their older siblings, including ATX v2.4 support, and support for the latest processor lower C-states. For both these models, only the +12V is counted toward their nameplate Wattage, and both come with 100W +3.3V and +5V.

The 550W model comes with two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, while the 650W model comes with four. The 650W comes with a few more Molex connectors than the 550W model. Both offer single 4+4 pin EPS, and eight SATA power, besides the obligatory 24-pin ATX. The units are cooled by 120 mm fans. Under the hood, you get single +12V rail design, active PFC, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. The company didn't specify pricing.

SilverStone Intros Tundra RGB Series Liquid CPU Coolers

SilverStone today introduced the Tundra RGB series all-in-one liquid CPU coolers, with the TD-02 RGB and the TD-03 RGB. These aren't mere RGB refits of the TD-02 and TD-03, but complete redesigns to the Asetek platform. You now get the swivel fittings that Asetek holds patents on, along with completely redesigned pump-blocks and radiators. The TD-03 RGB features a 120 mm x 120 mm radiator, while the TD-02 RGB comes with 240 mm x 120 mm; both with 32 mm thickness, and a ridged aluminium radiator-fin design that improves heat dissipation. RGB LED lighting extends to not just a company logo on top of the pump-block, but also the included radiator fans. The included fans spin between 600 to 2,200 RPM, take PWM input, push up to 83.7 CFM of air, with a noise output of 15.3 to 34.8 dBA, each. Among the current-generation CPU sockets supported are LGA115x, LGA2066, and AM4.

SilverStone ECM23 is an M.2 Riser+Heatsink Letting You Slot-in Your Drives Like Cartridges

The ECM23 from SilverStone is one of the more interesting M.2-PCIe SSD risers to come out in recent times. It looks like a game cartridge from 1980s, and slots into one of your PCI-Express x16 slots, which it then uses to wire out an M.2-2280 M-key slot with PCIe x4 wiring. The riser itself has x16 interface, but beyond x4, all the other lanes are blank, and only serve to add retention, since the riser doesn't feature an add-on card bracket to hold it in place. The main PCB has no logic of its own, other than link/activity LEDs for the four PCIe lanes.

It's more optimal to use drives with all their hot components on one side, since that side has access to the chunky ~40 g main heatsink. Heat from the other side is drawn from a copper mesh printed on the PCB, which supposedly conveys it to the back side, which has an aluminium back-plate, which bolts onto the main heatsink, sandwiching the PCB and drive in the middle. Measuring 105 mm (W) x 11 mm (H) x 44 mm (D), the ECM23 weighs 52 g (excluding the weight of your drive). The company didn't reveal pricing.
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