Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH

What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.

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SilverStone Comes up with Grandia GD10 HTPC Case

All devotees of full-scale systems might now revel in an opportunity to ‘locate’ ATX-motherboards into a small-sized elegant enclosure. SilverStone is glad to introduce a new HTPC case with horizontal orientation – the Grandia GD10. It is predestined not only for CEB and micro-ATX boards, but also for standard ATX models with the maximum of 8 expansion slots; that should become a major advantage of the new-comer.

SilverStone Grandia GD10 features 442x171x362 mm dimensions and draws attention by a stylish, compact design. The layout allows for creating diverse system configurations with multiple unique elements. Therein, the case accommodates a single slot for 5.25-inch drives that might be converted, if necessary, into a bay for a single 3.5-inch drive or two 2.5-inch drives. Additionally, there are two separate 3.5-inch bays and one 2.5-inch bay for hard drives.

Internal spacing is estimated for the graphics cards with the ultimate length of 309.88 mm and for the …

NEC Enters into the Market with a New PA302W Monitor

NEC is starting the sales of its newest PA302W PC monitor that joined the ranges of MultiSync series. The product is a 30-inch display, based on AH-IPS panel and equipped with GB-R LED backlit. It is characterized by 2560x1600 resolution, high-precision color rendering, 100% sRGB and 99.3% Adobe RGB support. The model is available in white and black colors and features an ultra-thin case (34% thinner than cases of previous models).

Monitor MultiSync PA302W boasts the availability of USB-hub with two In and three Out ports, supporting DisplaySync Pro option, and four different video ports: HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, and mini-DisplayPort. The nominal stand provides for the adjustment of height (within the ranges of 150 mm), tilt, rotation of the display, as well as for the transferring the screen from the landscape to portrait mode. It should be noted that the company launches also the modification of this model with built-in SpectraView II calibration unit.

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