New Budgetary Chassis K380 from Cooler Master

Cooler Master announces the release of a new entry-level chassis K380 (RC-K380-KWN1). This model will replenish the K Series of products and will feature mid-tower parameters (209x445x479 mm overall dimensions). K380 is basically intended at gamers, due to an eye-catching design: the chassis is housed in a solid casing made of steel and plastic with some aggressive inclusions and details. However, the major distinctive peculiarity ascribed to the newbie is its moderate price that will not exceed the border of $80. Affordability affirms Cooler Master's image of the company that skillfully combines high-quality with alluring prices.

The chassis is painted black from the inside and outside and accommodates a metallic grid on the frontal panel. Its side panel is notable by the availability of a large transparent window that showcases internal layout. In its turn, internal spacing is sufficient to locate motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX form-factor, graphics cards of 316 mm in …

Cougar Vortex Fans: the Secret of Success

Nowadays a lot of hardware developers employ Vortex fans from Cougar in the design of various PC components, including CPU coolers and graphics cards. Such demand is primarily explained by an elaborate approach to the fans' framework construction. Profound testing is not the last thing to contribute to the company's success. Indeed, since the launch date in 2011, Vortex line has been enjoying great popularity throughout the world and, especially, on American and European markets.

Therefore, Cougar has designed unique fan impellers that ensure a balanced correlation between such parameters as static pressure, noise level and airflow. The implementation of aerodynamic elements on the internal part of the frame in combination with the grooves on the impellers are able to promote for an improved airflow focusing; this is achieved due to the acceleration of airflow in edge area.

All Vortex fans are based on a hydrodynamic bearing that provides for the prolonged lifetime and …

Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review

Motherboards based on Intel Z77 chip have been lately given much attention, to the detriment of products featuring AMD solutions. In fact, motherboards with AMD chips are in abundance in the market, providing a competitive conditions for the manufacturers and plentiful offers for potential consumers. Asus developed a lot of boards with Intel Z77 chip, but it also boasts the products, like Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, based on AMD 990FX chip for AM3+ socket. This model is an apt sample of performance, resources and design.


Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is developed in ATX form-factor and features 305x244 mm dimensions. The motherboard accommodates five sockets for the connection of fans and large heatsinks which manage heat quite efficiently; heatsinks located on the northbridge and CPU power converter are joined by a heat pipe. There is one peculiar feature pertained to the implemented heatsinks: each of them is notable by an individual fixture type. The reverse side of the …
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