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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WD Unveils My Passport Edge HDDs for PC and Mac

Western Digital, a leading provider of drive solutions, has upgraded its product line of My Passport HDDs by a new model My Passport Edge. In accordance with the company's developers, the new HDD is known to be compatible both with PC and Mac computers, as well as, with Apple Time Machine. This is called to immensely facilitate the work with information for Mac and PC users. In addition, the manufacturers have equipped their creation with an advanced USB 3.0 interface. Such technological move is supposed to dramatically improve data writing and reading speeds.



My Passport Edge boasts 500GB volume capacity accommodated in a stylish compact casing that can be easily transported in a pocket. The casing is made of aluminum and has got MacBook/Macbook Air design. These HDDs are characterized by the integration of efficient security options, preventing the unauthorized access towards the stored information.


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AMD FX-8350 Review: Improved and Advanced

Processors AMD FX Vishera are considered to be 'heavy metal' in the AMD's inventory. They belong to the products of the second generation and employ an advanced Piledriver architecture. This architecture is intended primarily at managing multi-threading applications to provide for improved performance, if compared with CPUs of the first generation. In addition, FX Vishera chips feature reasonable correlation of power, facilities and price.



Platform and Architecture


CPU AMD FX-8350 is compatible with motherboards which contain AM3+ socket and high-performance logics AMD 990FX, AMD 970, and AMD 990X. It should be noted that boards with such chipsets are able to offer two additional PCI Express x16 sockets which are characterized by high speed index on integration of two video adapters. AMD FX series consists of four CPU models; FX-8350 and FX-8320 house eight cores, FX-6300 feature six cores, while junior model FX-4300 contents itself with only four cores.


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