PC Enclosure Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) Review

PC enclosures developed by Cougar are not frequenters in the global market. Still, the company's line of products is replenishing with ever newer models that might compete for the market dominance with a lot more renowned suppliers. Its latest creation, Evolution (Askot 6GR1), was released with a dual brand: Cougar and Askot. In the majority of cases, Askot enclosures fill up the line of Cougar's products, but sometimes its cases single out as a separate brand. Casting aside all marketing issues, Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) is a worthy representative of contemporary PC chassis segment that offers a bunch of typical and a few singular facilities to all potential customers.


Enclosure Askot 6GR1 features visually unpretentious design without any bright points or voluminous salient elements. Nevertheless, more intent inspection uncovers the whole beauty of this case: the availability of prominent ribs on the frontal panel, an unusual pattern of the frontal and top …

Dell Showcases PowerEdge R830 & R930 Servers

Dell announces the release of the 13th-generation of 4-socket servers under PowerEdge family. The PowerEdge R830 and the PowerEdge R930 are targeting corporate customers who search for an efficient solution for remote office work. Moreover, the company introduces the PowerEdge FX2 & the PowerEdge M1000e platforms as well as the PowerEdge M830 and the PowerEdge FC830 blade-servers on the basis of Intel Xeon E5-4600 v4 CPUs.

Dell PowerEdge R830 proves to be an ideal solution for huge databases and virtual desktops. Combining four Intel CPUs & 48 DIMM memory modules, this model is able to ensure a balance of flexibility, scalability and solidity on the deployment of horizontally scalable virtual platforms as well as the deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure.

Dell PowerEdge R930 is based on Intel Xeon E7-8800 v4 processors. Thanks to the implementation of Intel Run Sure technology, the model is ready to deploy resource-intensive applications, scale them and control key …

SilverStone Debuts with SST-ST30SF Power Supply

SilverStone Technology has recently introduced its newest SFX power supply unit. Codenamed SST-ST30SF, it features 125x100x63.5 mm dimensions and weighs 800 g only. The unit is estimated for 300 W power and is capable to demonstrate more than 81% efficiency in 230 V networks. High efficiency level allowed the model to gain 80Plus Bronze certificate.

The most uncommon feature ascribed to SST-ST30SF is that it can operate in passive mode if thermal conditions allow. The unit is equipped with a fan of 80 mm dimensional type; it starts rotating only when the surrounding temperature reaches 55 degrees. This promotes for a considerable power reduction and practically silent work when the fan gets disabled. An average noise level on active operation makes up 18 dB.

SilverStone furnishes the new entry with a single +12V rail, estimated for 22 A current. In its turn, +3.3V rail is estimated for 21 A current, while +5V rail – for 20 A current. It should be noted that this unit …
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