Fractal Design Define R5: Silent Chassis for Ambitious Systems

Fractal Design has recently added a new R5 model to its renowned Define series. The new-comer is targeting enthusiasts longing for high performance combined with silent operation. It is represented in two chassis modifications — with an acrylic side window ($119.99) and with a blind side panel ($109.99) – as well as in three color versions: white, black, and titanium. The case is ready to accommodate motherboards of nearly all formats (mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX) with the maximum of 7 expansion slots.



Featuring 531x462x232 mm dimensions, Fractal Design Define R5 offers a pair of 5.25-inch drive bays, eight 3.5-inch drive bays, and two 2.5-inch drive bays. Herein, if necessary, all of them might be removed to allow for the installation of long graphics cards (up to 310 mm), of high CPU coolers (up to 180 mm), and of varied heatspreaders. Besides, due to a well-elaborated framework, the drives can be fixed and removed without any tools.


To continue, this chassis boasts the …

Graphics Card HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo Review

Developments in the graphics card sector marvel people every single day. Gamers and enthusiasts are craving for new products to be able to play even the most voluminous games, and to work with any graphic material. There are, of course, budget models which offer good opportunities for standard needs. HIS company, an established supplier of alternative cooling systems and PC hardware, has introduced its new graphics card, codenamed HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo, with the outstanding cooling system and laudable overclocking performance.



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The initial delivery kit of HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo is not distinguished by the abundance of accessories. It contain only the most vital components, necessary for the installation and further utilization: user manual, CD with drivers, CrossFire bridge and adapter, and jackscrew for better transportation.


This graphics card has got bright and individual design that stands in contrast with other products of this …

Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition, Controlled Through the Smartphone Utility

In most cases one can manage fan options with the help of BIOS, special utilities from mother boards manufacturers or an external controller. The Thermaltake Company equipped a smartphone with this function while designing a Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (CL-F051-PL14SW-A) model, managed through the mobile app.



This is a 140 mm solution (140 х 140 х 25 mm). Its rotary speed lies in the range of 500–1,400 rpm, its maximum air flow rate is 73.91 CFM (126 m3/hr), its static pressure equals to 1.38 mm H2O and its noise level is up to 29.4 dB. Due to fluid bearings in the construction the guaranteed life span is estimated to be 40,000 hours. Connection is performed through the 9-pin USB 2.0 port.


All the Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition options, including the 256-colour RGB-lighting, can be set with the help of the Riing RGB Software utility, available for devices under Windows, Android and iOS. On sale one can find …
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