Full-Tower Chassis Fractal Design Arc XL Review

Fractal Design approved itself as a reputable manufacturer of PC chassis long time ago. Nowadays, the company’s inventory embraces four lines of cases, intended for varied customer groups. Curiously enough, Arc series is a twin-brother of Define series in terms of framework, although it is differentiated by an improved ventilation. The Arc XL is a large-scale representative of the line, featuring a sleek design and offering huge integration facilities.

Basic Features

Fractal Design Arc XL is a full-tower chassis featuring 572x232x552 mm dimensions. The case is made of black steel with plastic inclusions. Its internal layout is ready to accommodate all types of motherboards, including the largest formats (XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mini-ITX, micro-ATX). Storage section is rich in four 5.25-inch drive cages (external) and ten 3.5/2.5-inch cages (internal). The availability of nine expansion slots allows for the creation of various graphics and multimedia configurations.

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AMD Unveils Some Strategic Plans for 2013

Not so long ago AMD held a private presentation for investors and partners dedicated to the strategic plans for 2013. Its PDF-version has recently appeared online and immediately called attention of all interested parties. The most unexpected news concerned the long-awaited Steamroller micro-architecture. According to AMD, the debut of an advanced architecture will be accomplished in the current year, not in 2014 as it was informed earlier. Steamroller will be incorporated into an updated series of AMD Opteron server processors which are to ensure an improved efficiency level on parallel data processing operations.

The other promising piece of news touches upon the launch of a new APU series already this year: AMD Kabini and AMD Temash. Kabini is going to replace Brazos platform employed in small-sized multimedia systems and other hand portable solutions. In its turn, Temash is going to be implemented into highly-efficient tablet PCs, running under Windows 8 OS platform.
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SSD Kingston HyperX 3K Review

The opulence of solid-state drives in PC market promotes for a sufficient supply to all potential customers. Irrespective of the rich choice, some products prove to be inefficient in coping with certain tasks. Durability and fool-proof work are one of the major SSD identifying features that worry the targeted users. It should be underlined that with the development of ever newer technologies ascribed to the design of micro chips, SSDs increased their work immensely. Kingston HyperX 3K is a product with outstanding parameters and prolonged life. It is estimated for three thousand cycles of cell rewriting and predestined for mid-market sector.


SSD Kingston HyperX 3K goes in several capacity variants: 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. All the drives are developed in 2.5 inch form-factor and employ SATA 6 Gb/sec interface. Other specifications of the model line include:

— memory chips: memory type – MLC (synchronous), interface – ONFi2, technological …
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