NZXT Develops a New Generation of Phantom Chassis

NZXT, a company known for the development of multifarious hardware products for gamers and PC enthusiasts, announced a new generation of chassis, supplementing Phantom series. The first model designed under new technologies is codenamed Phantom 820 and will go in Full-Tower form factor. The company promises that the new product will preserve 'gaming-like' external integration with futuristic design, transparent acrylic window with bright lighting, and angular casing lines.



NZXT Phantom 820 will be compatible with a range of motherboard standards, including uITX, mATX, ATX, E-ATX, and XL-ATX. Its dimensions allow for the integration of six 3.5/2.5-inch drives, four 5.25-inch drives, nine slots for expansion cards of PCI standard, and graphics adapters of up to 350 mm in length (with two HDD bays). There is also a possibility to install a water-cooling system instead of pre-installed air-cooling system.


The nominal delivery stipulates the installation of two 200 mm fans (one …

The Komodo NV-LE GTX Titan X VGA Waterblock from Swiftech

The Swiftech Company has released the Komodo NV-LE GTX Titan X VGA waterblock. This unit is constructed for the Titan X video card. The rear plate is anodized. The RGB ALED lighting can be managed during runtime with the help of the controller. This useful device lets users easily change the lighting colour by pushing a button. A useful PWM signal extension cable is added.



An elegant Komodo NV-LE GTX Titan X VGA waterblock represents the «Luxury Edition» VGA water units line. Its RGB ALED lighting system works with all Swiftech's X2 series CPU coolers. The supply kit contains all components, needed to enable the lighting system. A PWM signal extension cable helps control a level of noise and a process of cooling in systems with discrete video graphics array cooling loops.


The cooling system is designed to provide cooling of such important components as memory, GPU, power MOS transistors and other power units enumerated in NVidia's Thermal Solutions Design Guide. At the …

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 …
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