Uncompromised PC Chassis AeroCool DS Cube Review

The Dead Silence (hereinafter DS) chassis series, developed by AeroCool, now boasts a really offbeat representative: the DS Cube. It is primarily famous for an unusual form-factor. This is not a mini-tower, since its compact exterior does not match spacious interior, ready to house full-format components. The other peculiar feature pertained to the model is a decreased noise level. Altogether, the final user receives an uncompromised PC chassis with a stylish design and contemporary layout. Let’s see what other facilities this ‘Cube’ might offer.



Basic Specifications


AeroCool DS Cube features the following specifications:

— dimensions: 411x265x391 mm, weight – 7 kg;

— chassis: cover – steel/plastic, side window (optional), detachable top panel, color variations – red, black, black-and-white, white, orange, and gold-shinning;

— supported motherboard formats: mini-ITX, micro-ATX;

— number of supported expansion cards: 4;

— storage: 1x …

Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


All hardware base components are …

PNY Introduces New Prevail 5K SSD Series



PNY Technologies, an established manufacturer of varied PC hardware components, expands its production line with a new SSD series, entitled Prevail 5K. Currently, the series counts three models of 480 GB, 240 GB, and 120 GB capacities. Extremely thin case (7 mm only) is their key distinctive feature. Similar to other solutions from Prevail line, the new 5K are positively characterized by an appropriate correlation of reliability-performance-price tags.


Solid-state drives PNY Prevail 5K accommodate only high-quality components and take NAND eMLC memory chips as their basis. Due to outstanding performance showings and small-sized dimensions, the drives are the best solution for CAD/CAM workstations, RAID storages, cloud devices, and server stations.


All the models employ SATA III interface and feature some outstanding data transfer speeds parameters. Unfortunately, PNY does not provide so far any information about the exact sequential and random Read/Write speed. Neither …
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