The new version of the chassis from Zalman Z9 Plus

The company Zalman continues to utilize the design of the whole successful chassis Z9, releasing a new model Z9 Plus D4-U3. Perhaps, the only difference from the recent Z9 U3 is the lower part of the front panel, made in the form of letter D.

The list of applied characteristics has remained the same. The body is made of steel and plastic in the form factor Mid-Tower. Its dimensions are 504 (L) x 207 (W) x 464 (H) mm, weight — a little over 7 lbs. Inside can be placed the motherboard ATX or microATX, seven cards PCI-E expansion up to 290 mm, ATX-compatible power supply, three optical drives, and seven hard drives, including two SSD 2.5 format.

The set includes two 120-mm fan — in front with the LED-backlit display and on the back without it. On the input-output is a small information display, two USB 3.0 ports and USB 2.0, Mini-Jack connectors for headphones and microphone.

Zalman Z9 Plus D4-U3 will debut in Japan and perhaps in some other markets, August 19 at a …

Chieftec Showcases Five New PSUs from Navitas Series

Chieftec, one of the largest German hardware manufacturers, has recently introduced a new series of power supply units, codenamed Navitas. The series is represented by 5 models: GPM-650C with 650W nominal power, GPM-750C with 750W nominal power, GPM-850C with 850W nominal power, GPM-1000C with 1000W nominal power, and GPM-1250C with 1250W nominal power correspondingly. All the products have won 80Plus Gold certificate, due to more than 90% efficiency in the high workloads.

Chieftec Navitas PSUs correspond to ATX12V v2.3 standard and support Intel Core 4th gen. processors that require little current strength on +12V rail in sleep mode. The models also support active power-factor correction option to provide for the maximal stability during operation. They are equipped with a composite cable system and a single +12V rail, estimated for the maximal current from 54 A to 104 A (this index depends on the unit’s power).

All five units are cooled down by 140 mm fans with PWM …

Monitor Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED Review

In the pursuit for the state-of-the-art technological tendencies, a lot of manufacturers sometimes forget about the needs of their customers. Still, there are some companies, like Viewsonic, that never sacrifice the longing of their potential audience for convenience and performance, by delivering only high-quality and targeted products. Monitor VX2770Smh-LED from Viewsonic is one of such products that is intended specifically at PC users, satisfying their basic needs and even surpassing their expectations.

Design and Ergonomics

Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED is a 27-inch monitor with 1920x1080 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is based on AH-IPS array and is equipped with W-LED power-saving backlight. Its design might be characterized as a symbiosis of a frameless display and a stand in the form of a leg – a brand Viewsonic development. The display casing is made of dull plastic, while its stand is all about glossy plastic. Cable-management system, as well as VESA bracket, …
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