Three New PC Cases from Lian Li for mini-ITX Motherboards

Lian Li has recently introduced three new PC chassis compatible with the motherboards of mini-ITX standard. Codenamed PC-Q27, PC-Q28 and PC-Q30, these cases replenished the 'Q' series and are called to replace more out-dated predecessors. The first two models in the row replace the earlier launched PC-Q07 and PC-Q25, while PC-Q30 is only a prototype that substantially differs from from its companions.



All three models are distinguished by a quite new approach to the motherboard fixture. Hence, instead of traditional trays, Lian Li employs two rails that fix the board. What is more, the designer has implemented quite a different system of side panels mounting.


The first PC case, PC-Q27, features 200x321x240 mm dimensions and is estimated for the installation of a single 5.25-inch drive, two 3.5-inch bays that support the installation of drives of 2.5-inch form-factor. The integrated cooling system consists of a single frontal 120 mm fan.


The second model, PC-Q28, is …

Seagate Launches the 5th Generation FireCuda SSHD

Seagate has expanded its lineup of hybrid drives with the 5th-generation FireCuda SSHD. The greenhorns are based on shingled magnetic recording technology (SMR), rather than perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR). The SMR enables the partial superposition of data tracks; it ensures the ultimate record density. The models are backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.



Seagate FireCuda series is introduced by 5 models, developed in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch formats. Their capacity varies from 500 GB to 2 TB. The drives employ MLC flash memory (8 GB) as well as SATA 6 Gb/sec external interface. The spindle rotates at 5400 RPM.


The average data read speed makes up 140 MB/sec with 2.5-inch models & 156 MB/sec with 3.5-inch items. The latter offer also up to 190 MB/sec of the average read speed from flash memory; besides, it takes only 8.5-9.5 ms for the chips to search for the needed data on Read/Write operations. To add, the new FireCuda is thought to consume between 1.7-6.7 W power.

Corsair Launches Graphite 760T Chassis with a Half-Transparent Panel

Corsair has just started the sales of its newest Full-Tower chassis, entitled Graphite 760T. The new entry features 567x246x564 mm dimensions and is available in two color variations: black and white. The most remarkable peculiarity ascribed to the model is a half-transparent side panel, fixed by special loops. Such framework allows for the integration of system components with a striking design and might become a real attraction in home environment.



Corsair Gpaphite 760T is thought to accommodate motherboards of ATX, E-ATX, Flex-ATX, XL-ATX, and SSI-CEB standard. Its internal layout houses nine PCI expansion slots, three 5.25-inch drive bays, and six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. I/O panel, located on the top facet, contains a pair of standard 3.5 mm audio sockets and four USB ports (2x 3.0 version, 2x 2.0 version).


To continue, the chassis comes with a well-considered cable management system, where each cable has its own place. Cooling system is represented by two onboard …
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