Graphics Card MSI R7870 Hawk Review

MSI, a large-scale manufacturer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, has introduced its new lineup of graphics cards, codenamed R7870 Hawk. The new series goes with the upgraded Radeon HD 7870 video adapter, improved integrated circuit and overclocking base. In addition, these graphics cards will go with the implemented GPU Reactor and Unlocked Digital Power technologies. Upon the whole, the introduced integration and performance is called to compete for the customers' favor with other high-end top models designed by Gigabyte and Asus.

Design and Layout

Design of R7870 Hawk somehow resembles a short-cut version of R7970 Lightning from MSI as well. It has similar design of cooling system covered with blue strip. The cover hides five heat pipes and rather compact fans. The rear part of the card is covered by a metallic plate; there is a plastic boot opposite the graphics chip that covers GPU Reactor block. This block is based on a separate detachable board and …

Fractal Design Unveils Define Nano S Chassis

Fractal Design, an outstanding Swedish hardware vendor, introduced no less remarkable ITX chassis, entitled Define Nano S. The new-comer features 412x344x203 mm dimensions, targeting mini-ITX motherboards with the maximum of two expansion slots. Customers will be able to acquire as a standard case with all blind panels, so a windowed version Define Nano S Window.

The model houses four seats for 2.5-/3.5-inch drives. Habitual 5.25-inch bays are absent. Interior spacing is sufficient for the installation of 160-mm high CPU coolers, 315-mm long video cards as well as typical ATX PS/2 power supply units. The reverse side of the motherboard tray hides a dedicated slot for efficient cable management.

As far as cooling is concerned, the chassis comes bundled with two preinstalled fans: frontal 140 mm and rear 120 mm solutions. Additionally, it’s feasible to mount one more frontal fan, two top items and a single bottom propeller. Four fan seats employ ModuVent plugs & dust …

Monitor Samsung S24A850DW Review

Customers all over the world are 'spoiled' by the predominance of monitors, developed under various technologies and targeted to fulfill various assignments. The market is full of items as from well-established companies with global recognition (LG, Asus, etc.) and from start-up companies that just keep up with all modern technologies. Samsung belongs to the high-end echelon and is continually competing with its renowned opponents, releasing ever newer monitors on regular basis. Monitor S24A850DW has been developed with high performance characteristics in mind, as well as, its accessibility to the vast groups.

General Specifications

Samsung S24A850DW belongs to the monitors of average price category and high-end specifications. It is based on S-PLS matrix and employs W-LED lighting. It goes in 1920x1200 resolution with 24 inch display. This model is furnished with D-Sub (VGA), audio-in/out, DVI-D, and DisplayPort interfaces. The availability of four-port USB 3.0 hub …
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