Fractal Design Define R5: Silent Chassis for Ambitious Systems

Fractal Design has recently added a new R5 model to its renowned Define series. The new-comer is targeting enthusiasts longing for high performance combined with silent operation. It is represented in two chassis modifications — with an acrylic side window ($119.99) and with a blind side panel ($109.99) – as well as in three color versions: white, black, and titanium. The case is ready to accommodate motherboards of nearly all formats (mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX) with the maximum of 7 expansion slots.

Featuring 531x462x232 mm dimensions, Fractal Design Define R5 offers a pair of 5.25-inch drive bays, eight 3.5-inch drive bays, and two 2.5-inch drive bays. Herein, if necessary, all of them might be removed to allow for the installation of long graphics cards (up to 310 mm), of high CPU coolers (up to 180 mm), and of varied heatspreaders. Besides, due to a well-elaborated framework, the drives can be fixed and removed without any tools.

To continue, this chassis boasts the …

Greeting New Graphics Card GTX 760 DirectCU Mini from Asus

Asus introduces to the European market its newest graphics card Asus GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini (codename GTX760-DCMOC-2GD5) that is distinguished by compact dimensions. The model is based on a shortened PCB with PCI-e 3.0 x16 interface, featuring 170x120x40 mm dimensions. This provides for its employment in the cooperation with small-sized mini-ITX motherboards. The new-comer is equipped with a two-slot cooler, embracing a vapor chamber and a high-efficient CoolTech Fan of an original framework.

The heart of the adapter is GK104 GPU that contains 1152 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs, and 92 TMUs. The core is factory-overclocked to 1006 MHz (nominal index) frequency with the peak point at 1072 MHz on GPU Boost 2.0 activation. Memory subsystem is represented by GDDR5 modules with 256-bit interface; its overall capacity makes up 2 GB. The modules run at overclocked frequencies as well, reaching an effective point of 6008 MHz.

Rear video I/O panel boasts the availability of four …

Arctic Cooling Intros Two Modifications of Freezer CPU Cooler

Arctic Cooling AG, a well-known Swiss developer of cooling solutions, has recently introduced its newest CPU cooler, Freezer, in two modifications: i11 and A11. Both versions have got tower-like framework, featuring 108x90x130 mm dimensions. The Freezer i11 is compatible with Intel LGA 2011/1156/1155/1150 socket platforms, whereas its companion is intended for AMD Socket FM1, FM2, AM3, AM3+, AM2, and AM2+. To say more, this pair is able to cool down the ‘blaze’ of CPUs with 150 W TDP.

Arctic Freezer i11/A11 consists of an aluminum heatspreader with forty-five plates, three U-shape copper heatpipes, and one 92 mm fan. The heatpipes are thought to support direct contact technology that dramatically improves heat transfer process.

The implemented fan is developed on a fluid dynamic bearing and is equipped with a PWM controller. The latter assures that the blades could change their rotational speed within the ranges from 500 RPM to 2000 RPM. Herein, the maximal airflow …
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