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OCZ Announces PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200 Single-Rail PSU

MSI Announces Supports Quad-Core Opterons, Unveils HDMI Solutions

LaCie Brings Security To NAS

OCZ Announces PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200 Single-Rail PSU

OCZ Technology Group today announced the release of the Turbo-Cool 1200 power supply from PC Power & Cooling.

PC Power & Cooling has designed the Turbo-Cool 1200 for optimum power distribution to all components by utilizing their customary "single +12V rail" design. According to the press release, this approach to +12V rail design ends the need to budget power "across the rails" as is the case with the less effective multi-rail design found in the vast majority of high-performance PSUs on the market today.

The Turbo-Cool 1200 is SLI Certified by NVIDIA to run dual GeForce 8800 Ultra, the highest configuration currently available. Delivering 1.2 Kilowatts of continuous power with a 1300W peak through a complete array of connectors including 6 x PCI-E, the Turbo-Cool 1200 offers the robust consumer power supply design. The Turbo-Cool 1200 is backed by a new 7-Year warranty and technical support. Each unit will ship with its own unique 14-point Certified Test Report generated at the PC Power & Cooling lab in San Diego, California.

Source: OCZ Technology Group

MSI Announces Supports Quad-Core Opterons, Unveils HDMI Solutions

MSI announced the new K9NU Speedster motherboard and P1-106 System which support the newly launched Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor.

Coupled with NVIDIA nForce 3400 chipset, K9NU-Speedster motherboard and P1-106 server barebone focus on the entry-level server market, supporting one Quad-Core AMD Opteron 2200 Series processor. NVIDIA nForce Pro 3400 supports 1GHz HyperTransport in full-duplex mode, so bi-directional throughput can reach 8GB/s. K9NU-Speedster also provides a maximum memory bandwidth up to 8.5GB/s (DDR2-533) or 10.5GB/s (DDR2-667).

K9NU-Speedster motherboard and P1-106 Server barebone provide 8 DIMMs supporting a maximum 32GB of registered ECC DDR2-533/667 memory. Both also feature integrated XGI Volari Z7 graphic processor with 16MB of video memory and 2 x PCI-E x16 slots supporting NVIDIA SLI.

Speaking of expansion, K9NU-Speedster and P1-106 provide 6 x SATAII ports with RAID 0/1/0+1/5, 2 x PCI-E x1 slots and 1 x 32bit PCI slot. Also, K9NU-Speedster mainboard and P1-106 Server barebone embed dual GbE LAN ports based on Marvellís 1116 PHY.

Finally, K9NU-Speedster montherboard and P1-106 Server barebone introduce company's latest heatpipe thermal solution.

The company also launched the new HDMI-equipped P6NGM series of mainboards (with HDCP) based on the new NVIDIA MCP73 series chipset integrating GeForce 7 graphics for Intel processors.

MSI will unveil at least 4 new SKUs based on NVIDIA MCP73 series chipset, from GeForce 7150 + nForce 630i to the entry level GeForce 7050 + nForce 610i. The new MSI P6NGM series mainboards support the latest Intel FSB1333 multi-core processors, which include the Core 2 Quad/Duo and other Core-based processors.

P6NGM series features:

  • NVIDIA MCP73 series Chipset Based
  • Supports LGA775 Intel Core 2
  • Quad/Duo Processors with FSB
  • 1333/1066/800/533MHz
  • Supports DDR2-800/667/533
  • Integrated GeForce 7 graphics
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 & 1 x PCIe x1 slot
  • Build-in HDMI/DVI & D-sub interface
  • 4 x SATA2 Support RAID 0/1/0+1/5
  • Supports 7.1-channel HD Audio
  • Supports Gigabit LAN

Lastly, MSI launched the vPro-ready Q35MDO (MS-7358) mainboard designed specifically for business PCs. It features the Intel Q35 Express chipset and supports Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo processors.

The MSI Q35MDO chooses Q35 and ICH9DO for its chipset, and integrates all the functions for vPro digital office technology: through the Intel PRO Gb LAN, Q35MDO combines the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) 3.0, Matrix Storage Technology (MST), Trust Execution Technology (TXT), and Virtualization Technology (VT).

The vPro technology will report system status to help IT managers control, update, repair, and monitor every PC on the intranet.

The new MSI Q35MDO mainboard also supports the new Intel FSB1333 and upcoming 45nm multi-core processors based on Core architecture.


  • Intel Q35 Express Chipset Based
  • Supports LGA775 Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Processors with FSB 1333/1066/800MHz
  • Supports dual-channel DDR2-800/667/533
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 & 1 x PCI Express x1
  • 2 x PCI slots
  • 6 x SATA2 3Gb/s support Matrix RAID
  • Supports 7.1Ch.HD Audio
  • Supports Intel PRO Gigabit LAN
  • Supports TPM (Trusted Platform Module)

Source: MSI

LaCie Brings Security To NAS

LaCie is now shipping the 2big Network, its next-generation RAID device that provides up to 2TB of storage. Designed to satisfy the sharing and backup needs of a small office environment, the 2big Network offers a Gigabit Ethernet interface and 2 disks that can be "mirrored" to ensure data integrity, or "merged" to allow maximum capacity. Remote access allows users to instantly and securely obtain all files stored on the 2big Network situated at the office, with an Internet connection.

The 2big Network ships with the new LaCie Ethernet Agent that enables easy configuration and simplifies data access by offering shortcuts for users to their shared and mapped drives. An intuitive web-based administration page allows highly customized permissions at shares, groups and users levels. Compatible with Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems, the device can sit on any network. Should additional network capacity be needed, up to two USB hard drives can be attached.

With a click of a switch, the 2big Network can be initialized in SAFE 100 (RAID 1) mode, which automatically mirrors data across the two hot-swappable disks or BIG mode, which combines the two drives together. If one drive fails in RAID 1 configuration, the data will remain available and will automatically be rebuilt on to a new spare drive (sold separatel) without the need to shutdown.

Available in 1, 1.5 or 2 terabyte versions, the 2big Network was created for LaCie by Neil Poulton and features an attractive natural cooling heat sink metal design with a thermoregulated progressive smart fan. The 2big Network can be rackmounted, placed horizontally, or stood vertically to conform to any office environment. The 2big Network also features a 1-click data-sharing button. Simply plug a USB key into one of the two USB slots, press the large glowing blue button on the front and the information will be copied over to its own folder on the 2big for automatic sharing with colleagues.

The LaCie 2big Network is available now at the suggested retail price starting at $399.

Source: LaCie

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