Midi-Tower Chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D Review

Hardware components, supplied by Corsair, have always been treated as premium-class products. Whether it is an efficient power supply unit or high-performance RAM memory kits — all Corsair elaborations are distinguished by high quality and style. PC chassis are not an exclusion. Much talked-about Obsidian series is now supplemented with one more model – Obsidian 350D. This midi-tower case, intended for the installation of microATX/miniITX motherboards, differentiates from its colleagues by relatively compact dimensions, laconic and stylish design, as well as by an outstanding layout.



Design and Ergonomics


PC chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D is available in two design variations: with a transparent acrylic window on one of the side panels and with an entirely blind side panel. Acrylic window is fixed without any screws or claps; in order to remove it, it’s necessary to unscrew a couple of thumbscrews on the rear facet and move the window back. Like other Obsidian …

Universal CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9900DF Review

Zalman keeps on developing high-end cooling systems with a radial arrangement of plates. Its latest product, CPU cooler CNPS9900DF, is considered to be universal in terms of compatibility and implemented facilities. Still, some IT experts view this model as a modification of previously launched Zalman CNPS9900 MAX, although with two fans. In spite of visual resemblance, the company tried to design a truly uncommon cooler, with remarkable specifications and reliability.



Framework Peculiarities


Zalman CNPS9900DF is distinguished by an unusual framework. It's not a traditional vertical tower, as long as heatsink ribs feature fan-like location relative to the central axis of symmetry. Such approach provides for a comprehensive heat dissipation over all key motherboard components due to absence of frames on fans. Heat pipes embrace the cooling plates in a circle, then bend at 90 degrees, piercing the base. At first sight it seems that the framework involves six heat pipes, but …

The CPU Cooler by MSI, Compatible with Socket AM4

Since October stores in Japan have been offering their customers an MSI Core Frozr L CPU cooler, which can attract the consistent style connoisseurs, possessing mother boards of this trade mark, as well as potential purchasers of Socket AM4 mother boards and CPUs. According to MSI, one of the peculiarities of this cooler is its mount system compatibility with Socket AM4.



Besides, the MSI Core Frozr L model matches Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2 and LGA 775/115x/1366/2011(v3) jacks. Still, its trouble-free fitting boards with Socket AM4 is able to draw the attention of demanding buyers.


It is well known, that not all existing CPU cooling systems can be mounted on Socket AM4 without being adapted in a proper way.
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