New Midi-Tower Chassis Series Xpredator X1 from Aerocool

The line of chassis designed by Aerocool has been supplemented by a new Xpredator series codenamed X1. The series is developed in midi-tower form-factor and will be of particular interest to gamers and enthusiasts. The chassis is ready to support the motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard, CPU coolers up to 158 mm in height and graphics cards up to 400 mm in length. As one might see, internal layout is quite spacious and does not yield to the full-tower models.

Aerocool Xpredator X1 is delivered in black and white edition. Both editions are distinguished by a splashy and provoking design. Black edition combines black casing, scaly red top panel, and grid-like red frontal panel. White edition combines white casing with black inclusions. The casing itself is made of SPCC steel which reliably protects all internal components from adverse external factors.

Xpredator X1 is able to accommodate up to twelve 120 mm fans. Three fans can be installed on the frontal panel, …

Dell Replenishes 2013 S Series with Five New Monitors

The past few days were marked by the introduction of new monitors designed by Dell. The five models supplemented the series 2013 S and expanded the integrated facilities for the customers. Four models are based on IPS array type, while the fifth one – on VA array type. The whole list of delivered monitors includes: 21.5-inch S2240L, 21.5-inch S2240M, 23-inch S2340L, 24-inch S2440L (VA), 27-inch S2740L. All the models feature Full HD resolution of 1920x1080, good viewing angles (178/178 degrees) and thin display frame.

Monitor S2440L is characterized by fast response time that approximates 5 ms and 5000:1 color contrast. At the same time, models based on IPS feature 7 ms array response time (during transition from gray to gray) and 1000:1 color contrast.

The difference between the models is also seen in the integration of different video ports. The monitor with 27-inch diagonal is equipped with two-port USB-hub and such video outputs as DVI, HDMI and D-Sub. Models S2440L, …

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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