Chieftec Launches Flyer Series FS-01B-U3 Chassis

Chieftec, a well-known German designer of prime-class hardware pieces, advertises the launch of a new budgetary mini-tower PC chassis, entitled Flyer Series FS-01B-U3. The model features 420x175x360 mm dimensions and is ready to welcome mATX and mini-ITX motherboards. The case boasts a totally black exterior with a glossy frontal panel and metallic patches on it.

This chassis comes with a pre-installed iArena power supply unit of 350/450 W capacity. It is based on CWT platform. The inventory also includes a pair of 5.25-inch optical drive bays, four 3.5/2.5-inch HDD/SSD bays. The case accommodates four PCI expansion slots that support the installation of rather lengthy graphics cards (up to 320 mm). Internal layout allows for the employment of standard CPU coolers of up to 130 mm in height.

I/O panel is located on the frontal facet. It is represented by two USB 3.0 ports and two audio jacks. In terms of cooling, Flyer Series FS-01B-U3 provides for quite versatile fan …

Meet New Dell Precision Workstations with DDR4 Support

Dell is glad to announce the upcoming release of tower-like and rack-mount lineup of workstations that is characterized by the support of up to 1 TB DDR4 RAM. Dell Precision Tower 5810/7810/7910 and Dell Precision Rack 7910 house the latest Intel Xeon processors, as well as the latest professional graphics from AMD FirePro and Nvidia Quadro series. Due to this, the greenhorns are able to ensure the highest performance in various areas, starting from complex industrial computing and finishing with animation.

Tower-type workstations come with an advanced Thunderbolt 2 interface that guarantees up to 20 Gb/sec data transfer speed. In its turn, rack-mount 2-U model totally supports for visualization on the Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX hypervisor basis. It is also equipped with an Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller, ensuring a reliable remote supervision over data center even when there is limitation of access towards the equipment.

The list of advantages offered by …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …
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