Xigmatek Outs Midgard III Case with Wireless Charger Dock

Xigmatek, a renowned Taiwanese designer of prime-class PC hardware, has launched a follower of the well-known Midgard case series – the Midgard III. It features 409(d)x515(h)x260(w) mm dimensions, always ready to accommodate mini-ITX, micro-ATX, and standard ATX motherboards. The case has got a sleek stern design, though is peculiar by the availability of a unique wireless charger station (Qi standard), leaving all competitors way behind (in terms of connectivity).

Xigmatek Midgard III comes with three external 5.25-inch bays, eight internal 3.5/2.5-inch bays, and seven expansion slots for add-ons. The framework is predestined to accommodate standard ATX/EPS power supply units, CPU coolers of 160 mm in height, graphics cards of 330 mm in length, and heatsinks of 300x50 mm dimensional type. The hidden in the top-front facet I/O panel houses Reset button, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, the same number of USB 2.0 ports, and two audio in/out sockets.

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Gigabyte to Launch an Overclocked GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Videocard

Elegant design & astounding overclocking – that’s all about new GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming videocard from Gigabyte. The model (codename: GV-N1080XTREME-8GD) is based on Nvidia’s GP104-400 GPU that is characterized by a high efficiency and a stunning performance. It can operate in OC or Gaming mode to better comply with users’ needs. In the former instance, the base/dynamic clock frequencies make up 1784/1936 MHz, whereas in the latter instance, this index equals to 1759/1898 MHz (reference showings: 1607/1733 MHz).

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming boasts the integration of 8 GB of GDDR5X video memory (256-bit interface) that has been overclocked to 10.211 MHz (Gaming mode) & 10.416 MHz (OC mode) respectively. The card is differentiated by an offbeat design with an X-style cover. The PCB comes equipped with LED backlight, supporting 16.8 million colors as well as a few running modes.

To continue, the greenhorn accommodates 12+2 VRM subsystem and Ultra …

Solid-State Drive OCZ Agility 4 Review

Up-to-date SSD manufacturers are inclined to employ MLC flash-memory with synchronous interface in their product lines. The implementation of exactly such memory interface allows balancing the advanced performance with moderate price. This is especially vital for SSDs with SATA 3 6Gb/sec interface. Nevertheless, some producers take the challenge to implement flash-memory with asynchronous interface in their drives. As a result, the final products go at more attractive price but with more modest speed characteristics. OCZ dared to overcome this speed drawback by releasing SSD Agility 4 series. The models included in the series are based on asynchronous flash-memory interface and, according to the company's words, prove to show quite decent speed index.

Chief Peculiarities

Despite the prevalence of SandForce controllers implemented in SSDs, OCZ decided to use quite different platform for its new series. Agility 4 employs Indilinx Everest 2 controllers which, in some way, …
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