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Computex 2011: NZXT Announces Source 210 And 210 Elite Midtowers, FX Enthusiast Fan Series, HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler

VIA Announces New VB8004 Mini-ITX Mainboard

Zotac Unleashes Z68-ITX WiFi Series Platforms

Computex 2011: NZXT Announces Source 210 And 210 Elite Midtowers, FX Enthusiast Fan Series, HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler

NZXT's Source 210 Midtower Chassis is a basic chassis for your rig and is intended for first time builders or a stepping stone for those who want to upgrade their rig later on. The and Source 210 Elite version includes USB 3.0, tool-less features, and an additional 140-mm top fan.

Aside from the chassis, NZXT is showcasing the FX Enthusiast Fan Series, featuring 120-mm and 140-mm fans suitable for PC cases and CPU coolers. The fluid dynamic bearing maximizes the life and stability of the fan to produce lower noise level despite of high RPM.

Finally, there is the new Havik CPU Cooler that has six 6-mm heatpipes with dual standard 140-mm fans along with 100% soldered, quality nickel-plated copper base and aluminum fins. The fan blades provide excellent 90.3 CFM airflow and quiet 27.8 dBA operation while the newly patented heatsink fins 'slice' passing air for increased ventilation and reduced noise.

Source: NZXT

VIA Announces New VB8004 Mini-ITX Mainboard

VIA Technologies announced the low power VB8004 Mini-ITX board. Coupling the VIA VX900 media system processor with a choice of 1.2GHz and 1.6GHz VIA Nano Processors, the VIA VB8004 is intended for digital signage and gaming systems.

In addition to providing native support for dual-displays, the VIA VB8004 Mini-ITX mainboard can also be upgraded to support four displays using an additional VIA S3 5400E graphics module, providing a wide variety of multi-display configurations, including HDMI, LVDS, and DVI technologies.

In addition to supporting up to 4GB DDR3, VIA VB8004 features an HDMI port, one DVI port, a single-channel 24-bit LVDS, one GigaLAN port, and six USB 2.0 ports.

The VIA S3 5400E dedicated graphics module is a daughter card designed to provide multimedia capabilities for embedded applications. With support of DX10.1, Shader Model 4.1, OpenGL 3.1, and OpenCL 1.0, the 5400E GPU provides a cost-effective graphics processing solution.

Featuring the ChromotionHD 2.1 video engine, a programmable video architecture supporting the latest HD standards including Blu-ray, H.264, VC-1, WMV-9, and MPEG-2/4, the S3 5400E module offers smooth HD playback at resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels.


  • Integrated VIA Chrome9 HC DX9 3D/2D graphics with VC1, MPEG-2, WMV9 and H.264 decoding acceleration
  • Supports high-bandwidth DDR3 memory, up to 4GB
  • Supports two SATA hard drives
  • Supports one Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports six USB 2.0 ports
  • Supports two COM ports
  • Accepts DC power input
  • Expansion I/O connector for one 4-lane PCIe, one 1-lane PCIe and one USB
  • Supports one DVI-I port, one HDMI port and one single channel 24-bit LVDS panel connector

Source: VIA Technologies

Zotac Unleashes Z68-ITX WiFi Series Platforms

Zotac International unleashed its new Z68-ITX WiFi and Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme motherboards designed for PC enthusiasts. Lucid Virtu software is also bundled let users combine the transcoding capabilities of Intel Quick-Sync Video and discrete Zotac GeForce series graphics cards.

Z68-ITX WiFi

The Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi series feature support for mSATA SSD drives for fast storage performance in a pint-size form factor. The Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi features a switchable combo mSATA / mini-PCI Express slot, occupied by a WiFi card, while the Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme has a dedicated mSATA slot on the backside of the board.

Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme

SATA 6Gbps and SATA 3Gbps ports are available on the Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi series. The Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi also features mini-DisplayPort and dual HDMI outputs for users that take advantage of the integrated Intel GMA HD 2000/3000 graphics processors found on 2nd Generation Intel Core family processors. A full-speed PCI Express x16 slot is available on the Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi for users that demand greater 3D performance.

In turn, the Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme integrates a GeForce GT 430 GPU with 1GB of DDR3 memory. An open-ended PCI Express x4 slot is available for additional expansion as well.


  • New Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi series mini-ITX platforms
  • Intel Z68 Express chipset
  • 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family compatible (i3, i5 & i7)
  • LGA115 socket compatible
  • Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi
    • 2 x DDR3-2133 DIMM slots
    • Support up to 16GB memory
    • Mini-DisplayPort & dual HDMI outputs
    • PCI Express x16 expansion
    • 1 Combo mini-PCIe / mSATA slot (occupied by WiFi)
    • 2 SATA 6Gbps
    • 2 SATA 3Gbps
    • RAID 0, 1, 0+1 & 5 support
    • 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin header)
    • 8 USB 2.0 ports (4 on back panel, 4 via pin headers)
    • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • ZOTAC Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme
    • Integrated NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 GPU w/1GB DDR3
    • 2 x DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM slots
    • Support up to 16GB memory
    • Dual DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort outputs
    • PCI Express x4 (open-end) expansion
    • 1 mSATA slot
    • 2 SATA 6Gbps
    • 2 SATA 3Gbps
    • RAID 0, 1, 0+1 & 5 support
    • 1 eSATA 3Gbps
    • 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin header)
    • 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 via pin headers)
    • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Hardware accelerated Blu-ray playback ready
  • Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio bitstream capable
  • Digital S/PDIF output (optical)
  • 8-channel high-definition audio
  • Microsoft DirectX 11 compliant
  • Onboard 802.11n WiFi
  • Lucid Virtu software bundle
  • Mini-ITX form factor

Source: Zotac International

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