Chassis Corsair Carbide 500R Review

Corsair manufacturers have complemented their Carbide line of chassis with a new model 500R. Corsair Carbide 500R is known to be a convenient solution for gaming PCs due to the capability of installing practically all up-to-date graphics cards. Despite the innovations implemented in this chassis, IT specialists, as well as average customers, cannot but compare 500R with its predecessor 400R. This is because both models have got a number of similar features which differentiate the chassis from products of other manufacturers.



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The possibility to choose the color of chassis is considered to be an outstanding feature of Carbide 500R. The user is offered either totally black casing or milk-white casing with black framing; the combination of colors creates an overall positive impression about the chassis’ design. Chassis 500R in black color doesn’t differ so much from its 400R predecessor except of upper plate plastic framing and shape of ventilation grid.

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HIS Offers an Overclocked R9 280 IceQ X2 OC Graphics Card

HIS is projecting to gladden all fans of highly efficient graphics cards with an indigenous design by introducing R9 280 IceQ X2 OC adapter. The new-comer differentiates itself primarily by a gold-shining coating and a factory overclocking. It is based on R9 280 Tahiti Pro GPU with dynamically heightened clock frequencies: 847 MHz/953 MHz (nominal/dynamic) against 827 MHz/933 MHz found in an etalon adapter from AMD.



HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC boasts 3 GB of GDDR5 video memory with 384-bit interface. It runs at the nominal 1250 MHz frequency, speeding up to an efficient index of 5.0 GHz frequency. Memory bandwidth makes up 240 Gb/sec. The integrated GPU features 1792 stream processors, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs.


The card accommodates a couple of mini-DisplayPort video ports, as well as one HDMI and one DVI-I ports. This facilitates for the creation of multi-screen configurations. With the purpose to ensure the best image quality when working with exacting applications, the …

Zalman Showcases a New GV Series of Power Supplies

Zalman is glad to introduce its fresh PSU series, entitled GV. Pursuant to the manufacturer, these power supplies are intended for the support of high-efficiency components. Taking into account the demands of contemporary PCs, Zalman equips the GV units with a single +12V bus that is able to endure high current capability. Upon the whole, the new series embraces three models: ZM500-GV (500W), ZM600-GV (600W), and ZM700-GV (700W).



All Zalman GV PSUs employ non-modular cable design and high-quality Dual-Forwarding Switching schemes. Those schemes allow for the decrease of losses on switching and for the lowering of operational temperatures. Thanks to this innovation, an overall efficiency of all units approximates 88%; such index is vindicated by 80Plus Bronze certificate.


Cooling of all internal hardware pieces is organized by efforts of a sole 120 mm fan. A comprehensive set of protection options saves all components from a variety of glitches (OVP, SCP, OPP, OCP, UVP), …
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