Full-Tower Chassis Fractal Design Arc XL Review

Fractal Design approved itself as a reputable manufacturer of PC chassis long time ago. Nowadays, the company’s inventory embraces four lines of cases, intended for varied customer groups. Curiously enough, Arc series is a twin-brother of Define series in terms of framework, although it is differentiated by an improved ventilation. The Arc XL is a large-scale representative of the line, featuring a sleek design and offering huge integration facilities.

Basic Features

Fractal Design Arc XL is a full-tower chassis featuring 572x232x552 mm dimensions. The case is made of black steel with plastic inclusions. Its internal layout is ready to accommodate all types of motherboards, including the largest formats (XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mini-ITX, micro-ATX). Storage section is rich in four 5.25-inch drive cages (external) and ten 3.5/2.5-inch cages (internal). The availability of nine expansion slots allows for the creation of various graphics and multimedia configurations.

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Inno3D launches video cards iChill GTX 680/670 LCS

Hong Kong manufacturer of graphics cards Inno3D announced the delivery of two fresh products based on the base of the graphics core Nvidia GK104 and the original cooling system Arctic Accelero Hybrid, — iChill GTX 680 iChill GTX and LCS 670 LCS.

It should be noted that the models Inno3D iChiLL Black Series GeForce GTX 680 Accelero Hybrid and Inno3D iChiLL Black Series GeForce GTX 670 Accelero Hybrid withdrawal of excess heat is engaged in a hybrid cooler ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid. New models use NWO Danish contractor Asetek to cool the GPU. It includes a water block with copper base and a built-in pump, rubber tubes that extend to the radiator, and 120-mm fan with PWM speed control. Batteries and GDDR5 memory chips are covered with a flat radiator (PA plate) in black, which is blown by 80-mm fan attached to three slot casing.

Inno3D and Arctic promise significant improvement in temperature of CPU GK104, which made it possible to raise the frequency from 1006 (1058) / 6008 …

OCZ Announces a New Vertex 460 SSD Series

OCZ Storage Solutions, a newbie integral part of Toshiba Group Company, announces the release of a new SSD series, entitled Vertex 460. The series is represented by three 2.5-inch models of 480 GB, 240 GB, and 120 GB capacity. In order to facilitate with the installation and further utilization, the manufacturer equips all drives with a dedicated 3.5-inch adapter, as well as with Acronis True Image HD software package. Moreover, the models are backed by 3-years limited warranty that guarantees durable reliability.

OCZ Vertex 460 drives are based on Toshiba NAND MLC flash chips, elaborated according to 19 nm technological process. All three models employ SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are equipped with OCZ Barefoot 3 M10 controller. Thanks to such fusion, these SSDs demonstrate unprecedented performance results, whatever type of data is concerned.

Therefore, an ultimate data Read/Write speed in sequential operations equals to 545/525 MB/sec, whereas in 4 KB random …
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