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 …

Biostar Launches Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard for Audiophiles

Biostar, paying much attention to the needs of real audiophiles, has recently launched a new full-format ATX motherboard, entitled Hi-Fi Z97WE. As seen from the codename, the greenhorn is based on Intel Z97 Express chipset, showing compatibility with Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and Pentium processors (4th and 5th gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The model combines a variety of dedicated options, bringing multimedia experience to a new level. Despite the functional, the board comes at an affordable price of $143.

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE features 10-phase VRM subsystem and draws power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. The PCB accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 memory slots (up to 64 GB capacity), a pair of PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, PCI-e 2.0 x1 and PCI slots. Storage functional is realized by means of six SATA 6 Gb/sec ports; they support RAID 0/1/5/10 configurations. In addition, the model employs 100% solid-state capacitors that ensure stability on overclocking, combined with a prolonged …

SilverStone Updates Its Inventory with Tundra TD02 and TD03 Liquid Coolers

SilverStone Technology, a generally known developer of the whole galaxy of hardware components, decided to resume with its Tundra liquid cooling solutions, by introducing two new products. Codenamed Tundra TD02 and Tundra TD03, these coolers were first showcased at CeBIT 2013 exhibition in March. Potential customers will be attracted by the absence of necessity for maintenance and refill, as well as by enhanced durability.

Both coolers have got in their framework disposition a waterblock with a copper base and an integrated pump, which are embraced by a nickel-plated aluminum case. As distinct from plastic waterblocks supplied by competitors, the product from SilverStone offers a striking reliability, combined with easy installation, due to the availability of a dedicated mounting bracket.

The framework also consists of two connecting hoses, an aluminum heatsink, and a pair of 120 mm white fans. The models are differentiated only by heatsink dimensions: Tundra TD02 …
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