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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Power Module Chieftec A80 650W Review

The requirements of customers towards contemporary power modules are quite tough. They should own good performance characteristics and high coefficient of efficiency level, as well as 80Plus marker. The latter speaks about quality and ability to satisfy the needs of any PC. However, all PSU are classified according to different criteria, so one can find appropriate product even without 80Plus standards. The compliance with those standards is realized on 115V and 230V conditions but there are a number of standards applied to 220V-240V. Power module Chieftec A80 650W doesn’t belong to the army of 80Plus products, though can boast outstanding performance and efficiency. It is primarily targeted at the segment of affordable PSU solutions.



Design and Framework


Chieftec A80 650W design is developed in a classical template common for the models with a solid frontal fan. The casing consists of a ventilation perforation, decorative grid with the brand logo, sockets for module …

Promise Increases Volume Capacity of External Drive Pegasus R6

Promise Technology, a global provider of storage solutions, has renewed its Pegasus R6 external drive with Thunderbolt interface adding more volume. The changes were made in the capacity of the drive which was augmented to 18 TB, following the previous models with 12TB. Such augmentation became possible due to the support of 3TB drives. According to the Promise, the renewed device will be of benefit to those consumers who work with video editing and huge files.



Pegasus R6 is characterized by high performance that will be sufficient for the management of several streams of uncompressed video. Thus, this external drive is able to develop the speed of data transfer up to 900 Mb/sec. Such showings prove that Thunderbolt interface surpasses all other up-dated interfaces (USB 3.0, FireWire, etc.) in speed terms.


To continue, the launch of a model with 18 TB volume capacity resulted in the price cuts for the models with 12 TB capacities. Under the latest data voiced by the …
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