Lian Li to Release Irregular PC-O5 & PC-O5S Cases

Lian Li Industrial Co. gets ready to start retail sales of two extraordinary PC cases: PC-O5 and PC-O5S. Designed in mini-ITX form-factor, both new-comers boast an open-air design concept where one of the side panels has a totally transparent facet from a hardened glass. The other distinctive feature is an irregular internal layout: the integrated graphics adapter is located in the bottom section and joined with the motherboard by a dedicated card; the PSU is located on a par with the adapter.

Lian Li PC-O5 features 384x390x133 mm dimensions and weighs 5.4 kg. It is able to accommodate one thin ODD, up to four 3.5-inch or five 2.5-inch drives as well as three PCI expansion cards. The maximal length of compatible graphics adapters makes up 190 mm, the ultimate height of compatible CPU coolers – 70 mm, whereas the maximal length of compatible PSUs – 140 mm. The model is delivered with a pre-installed 140 mm fan, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and HD Audio connectors.

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Official Release of MSI Z87 XPower Motherboard

After several weeks of rumors and speculations, MSI has finally released its Z87 XPower motherboard. MSI Z87 XPower, a flagship XL-ATX model in a series of Intel Haswell-compatible boards, is differentiated by a high-quality hardware base, enhanced overclocking facilities, and total support of numerous advanced technologies. According to MSI, CPU overclocking options are considered to be among the strongest aspects ascribed to the new-comer. With this aspect in mind, the company equipped its flagship board with the most powerful 32-phase power supply system.

This motherboard is compatible with the 4th generation processors from Intel, which support Socket LGA1150 platform. Being an advanced product, XPower accommodates an increased amount of expansion slots: five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots and a pair of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. Such assembly allows for operating with up to four graphics cards simultaneously in AMD CrossFireX or Nvidia SLI configurations. The board also saves …

Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.

Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.

The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …
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