PC Chassis SilverStone Sugo SG09 Review

Model SG09 is the ninth chassis of Sugo series designed by SilverStone. Upon the whole, the series consists basically of compact parallelepiped casings that presuppose the integration of small-sized mini-ITX motherboards only. Still, Sugo SG09 features more voluminous dimensions (354x220x295 mm) and cubic-like casing that widens its compatibility area a bit. All previous Sugo models were perceived primarily as compact solutions with a quite aesthetic design. But Sugo SG09 positions itself as a reliable platform for a powerful PC system.


Chassis SilverStone Sugo SG09 has got rather unusual layout due to the need to accommodate a full-sized PSU, a lengthy graphics adapter, a voluminous CPU cooler, and some kind of data storage system in a casing of 23 liters in capacity. As a result, the developers created a one-volume casing with vertical PSU in the frontal part, vertical motherboard tray, and vertical bays for hard drives located on the reverse side of the tray. The …

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH

What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.

By and large, …

Samsung Introduces Prime-Class Monitor S27B970D

Samsung Electronics has lately introduced its flagship monitor of 9 series, codenamed S27B970D. The new series belongs to the prime-class segment and boasts the implementation of advanced technologies, state-of-the-art design and highest display quality. All monitors of this series have undergone brand calibration which allowed the developers to improve the display quality and color rendition. Thus, S27B970D will suit those customers who lay down tough requirements to the quality of imaging, detailing, and color realism.

Monitor Samsung S27B970D can boast a really unique and ergonomic design. Original and refined design is the tribute to the metallic casing components, steadfast stand, multi-functional foot, and user-friendly interface sockets layout. This model is equipped with PLS LED, developed by the company's designers specifically for this series. Hence, it guarantees accurate color rendering and absence of tints distortion despite the viewing angle. What is more, S27B970D …
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