SilverStone Comes up with Grandia GD10 HTPC Case

All devotees of full-scale systems might now revel in an opportunity to ‘locate’ ATX-motherboards into a small-sized elegant enclosure. SilverStone is glad to introduce a new HTPC case with horizontal orientation – the Grandia GD10. It is predestined not only for CEB and micro-ATX boards, but also for standard ATX models with the maximum of 8 expansion slots; that should become a major advantage of the new-comer.



SilverStone Grandia GD10 features 442x171x362 mm dimensions and draws attention by a stylish, compact design. The layout allows for creating diverse system configurations with multiple unique elements. Therein, the case accommodates a single slot for 5.25-inch drives that might be converted, if necessary, into a bay for a single 3.5-inch drive or two 2.5-inch drives. Additionally, there are two separate 3.5-inch bays and one 2.5-inch bay for hard drives.


Internal spacing is estimated for the graphics cards with the ultimate length of 309.88 mm and for the …

Flash Drive DataTraveler Locker + G2 develops the speed of 5 MB/s

With development of modern technologies, one may say that flash drive DataTraveler Locker + G2 represented by Kingston Digital has something common with antiques. According to the manufacturer «Flash Drive» is equipped with an interface USB 2.0, in recording mode has speed of 5 MB / s. Maximum speed in reading mode is equal to 10 MB / s.



Not surprisingly, that by promoting a new product the company relies on another feature — data protection. According to Kingston Digital, one can be confident in the safety of important data with DataTraveler Locker + G2. The drive automatically protects all information in two ways — using a hardware encryption and password protection. The drive has a password manager for the secure storage of user names and passwords (up to twenty accounts), as well as access to them. After ten failed attempts to enter the password, «flash drive» is locked and formats itself.


Drive DataTraveler Locker + G2 is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows, …

Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


All hardware base components are …
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