PC Enclosure Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) Review

PC enclosures developed by Cougar are not frequenters in the global market. Still, the company's line of products is replenishing with ever newer models that might compete for the market dominance with a lot more renowned suppliers. Its latest creation, Evolution (Askot 6GR1), was released with a dual brand: Cougar and Askot. In the majority of cases, Askot enclosures fill up the line of Cougar's products, but sometimes its cases single out as a separate brand. Casting aside all marketing issues, Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) is a worthy representative of contemporary PC chassis segment that offers a bunch of typical and a few singular facilities to all potential customers.



Design


Enclosure Askot 6GR1 features visually unpretentious design without any bright points or voluminous salient elements. Nevertheless, more intent inspection uncovers the whole beauty of this case: the availability of prominent ribs on the frontal panel, an unusual pattern of the frontal and top …

Intel DH77DF - motherboard of Mini-ITX format on chipset Intel H77 (Socket 1155)

Motherboard Intel DH77DF is a part of a series Media, which focuses on working with media content, including the creation and viewing of video. Support for high-performance processors and the availability of high-grade graphics card slot allows use it for building a compact gaming systems.



DH77DF uses a blue color PCB material, like many other Intel products of mass series. There is only one indicator green LED of power supply. The board looks very good good, mainly due to the dense deployment of a large number of elements in a limited space. This integration continues to amaze also in the age of quad phones.


The manufacturer managed to install on board two standard slots for memory modules, so that the total amount up to 16 GB — this is also more than enough for most usage scenarios. Officially supported speeds up to DDR3-1600. Test modules by default worked in 1333, but after selecting in BIOS Setup XMP profile it could start in 2000, but with the 2133 system it was not …

Giada Presents a New Mini-PC for 'Demanding' System Environments

Giada Technology announces the launch of a flagship mini-PC model, codenamed D2305. This product might become an ideal solution as for home multimedia systems, so for those platforms that are quite demanding towards the performance, graphics and stability of operation. Indeed, D2305 is able to provide all above mentioned facilities plus really low power consumption.



Giada D2305 is based on Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5/i7 processor and employs Intel HM77 Express chipset. It is equipped with Nvidia GT640 GPU that secures an outstanding video performance and the support of Full HD graphics. The inventory involves 4GB of DDR3 memory, the volume of which can be extended to 8GB, a couple of mini-PCI Express slots, a single 4-in-1 card reader (MS Pro+MS+SD+MMC), and a single mSATA slot for the work with Intel SRT technology.


The interface panel is introduced by S/PDIF, eSATA, DVI and HDMI ports, as well as by two USB 2.0 and three USB 3.0 ports. Network facilities are represented by …
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