Cooler Master N300 and N500: PC Cases of Medium Price Tier

Cooler Master announces a release of two new PC cases of mid-tower form-factor. Codenamed N300 and N500, the couple belongs to the medium price tier products and is differentiated by a laconic design combined with a thoughtfully elaborated cooling. Each model features a totally black coating and grid-like frontal panel. In retail market these cases will be offered in two framework variations: with blind side panels and with a large transparent window on one of the panels.



Both models are thought to support motherboards of standard ATX and micro-ATX dimensional type. The most notable peculiarity is the cooling system that primarily consists of two pre-installed 120 mm fans (in the frontal and rear parts of the case); however, this pair might be easily supplemented by seven (with blind construction) or five (with windowed construction) fans more. Moreover, there is a feasibility of incorporating a liquid-cooling system. Some key specifications of both novices are featured below.

Gigabyte Comes Out with Three New Xtreme Gaming Videocards

Gigabyte decided to supplement its Xtreme Gaming series of graphics cards with three new models, following the recent launch of 5 other items. The GV-N970Xtreme C-4GD, Gigabyte GV-N980Xtreme C-4GD and GV-N98Xtreme C-6GD greenhorns come with a modified design and adjusted clocks. The triplet is bundled with a brand OC Guru II utility to further enhance the cards’ performance.



Each model from Gigabyte Xtreme series boasts independent specifications to satisfy the needs of various customers. The only analogous feature is a set of integrated video interfaces: 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-I and 3x DisplayPort.


Gigabyte GV-N970Xtreme C-4GD rests upon Nvidia GM204-200 GPU (1664 CUDA cores), running at 1051/1178 MHz frequency. It is accompanied by 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit rail) that operates at 7100 MHz efficient frequency level. Gigabyte GV-N980Xtreme C-4GD is based on Nvidia GM204-400 GPU with 2048 CUDA cores; its base/dynamic frequency showings equal to 1127/1216 MHz. This model …

Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.



This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.


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