Midi-Tower Chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D Review

Hardware components, supplied by Corsair, have always been treated as premium-class products. Whether it is an efficient power supply unit or high-performance RAM memory kits — all Corsair elaborations are distinguished by high quality and style. PC chassis are not an exclusion. Much talked-about Obsidian series is now supplemented with one more model – Obsidian 350D. This midi-tower case, intended for the installation of microATX/miniITX motherboards, differentiates from its colleagues by relatively compact dimensions, laconic and stylish design, as well as by an outstanding layout.



Design and Ergonomics


PC chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D is available in two design variations: with a transparent acrylic window on one of the side panels and with an entirely blind side panel. Acrylic window is fixed without any screws or claps; in order to remove it, it’s necessary to unscrew a couple of thumbscrews on the rear facet and move the window back. Like other Obsidian …

A320M Grenade and A320M Bazooka Motherboards by Micro-Star International

Customers have an opportunity to put to the test two new motherboards from the Micro-Star International Company. These products, based on the A320 chipset and performed in the microATX form factor, are meant for the AM4 platform. They are called A320M Grenade and A320M Bazooka.



Both novelties are equipped with the six-phase CPU power system, two expansion slots, two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. DDR4-2667 RAM of up to 32 GB (for the A320M Grenade model) and up to 64 GB (for the A320M Bazooka sample) capacity can be installed. Drives can be connected via four SATA 6 Gbps ports and one 32 Gbps M.2 slot. The Realtek RTL8111H controller ensures the wired network interface functioning; and the audio is delivered due to the Realtek ALC892 (ALC887 when referring to A320M Grenade) codec. HDMI, DisplayPort and D-Sub serve for the image output.


Considering aforesaid, one may conclude, that MSI A320M Grenade and A320M Bazooka motherboards are intended for …

Thermaltake Outs Core P5 Green Edition Chassis

A few months after the release of a chassis with an entirely open-air design, Thermaltake decided to release one more modular solution but with a gaudy exterior. The Core P5 Green Edition boasts bright-green coloring of one of the side plates as well as totally transparent other panels. The middle-tower case features 608x333x570 mm dimensions, similar to its predecessor. Likewise, the greenhorn has received analogous hardware base.



Therefore, Thermaltake Core P5 Green Edition is targeting the installation of mini-ITX, micro-ATX and full ATX motherboards with up to 8 expansion slots. Internal spacing offers 4 slots for 3.5-/2.5-inch drives and allows for the installation of quite long graphics cards (up to 320 mm), high CPU coolers (up to 180 mm) and standard power supply units (up to 200 mm in length).


The chassis might be cooled down by four 120-mm or three 140-mm fans, located on the left-side panel. As an alternative to the air cooling, the user can integrate …
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