Xigmatek to Launch Alfar Chassis This Month

Xigmatek is on the verge of launching its new series of chassis, codenamed Alfar. The series consists of three models which differentiate from each other by the color of insertions on the frontal grid (black, white and orange). The casing itself is made of steel and painted totally black. All three enclosures are designed in mid-tower form factor and are ready to accept motherboards of mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX dimensions.

Xigmatek Alfar houses seven PCI expansion slots, can accept CPU coolers of up to 160 mm in height, graphics cards of up to 320 mm in length, and a standard power supply unit. The chassis are furnished with three external 5.25-inch drive bays, four internal 2.5-inch bays, and analogous number of bays for 3.5-inch drives. Interface panel is located on the top board and accommodates a couple of USB 3.0 ports and standard 3.5 mm audio sockets.

The nominal delivery set of Xigmatek Alfar contains two 120 mm fans, located on the frontal and rear boards; …

AOC Intros Budget-Priced Gaming Monitor e2461Fwh

AOC has just introduced yet another PC monitor, codenamed AOC e2461Fwh, intended at gamers and enthusiasts. The new-comer is differentiated by a flash-like response time (2 ms only in GtG) and comparatively low price. It features 23.6 inch display with TN panel type and Full HD resolution (1920x1080). The other distinguishing peculiarities are a quite thin screen frame and case depth of merely 13 mm.

Monitor AOC e2461Fwh boasts the implementation of a multi-functional stand with a cherry-red framing. It offers the user a possibility to adjust the height and tilting of the display. The stand can be detached from the display; in this case, the latter might be easily mounted on the wall due to VESA bracket (must be acquired additionally). In regards to the PSU, this model doesn’t have a built-in unit; nonetheless, the manufacturer provides an external PSU in the nominal delivery set.

To continue, this monitor is equipped with analogue and digital video interfaces, …

Zotac GeForce 640 GT: Kepler for $ 100

The emergence of a new GPU architecture does not only make records in the performance of high-end graphics cards, but often changes the idea of what to expect from an inexpensive card with a low TDP. Let see what can offer GT 640 — associate member of the family Kepler

The lower segment of the GeForce 600 is already fully staffed. In retail, there are cards GT 610, GT 620, GT 630 and GT 640, and in the OEM- channels additionally supplied GeForce 605. But among all of them, only GT 640 can be called a fully new model, since it is based on the architecture of Kepler, and the remaining cards are a familiar model series GeForce 400 and GeForce 500 Architecture (Fermi) with certain minor modifications.

GeForce 640 is based on the GK107 chip, which previously debuted in accelerators GeForce 640M. The performance of the last was comprehensively studied on the laptop Acer Aspire M3-581TG: compared to the GeForce 540M new chip provides a very nice speed boost. GK107 contains one …
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