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 …

Philips Announces Flicker-Free-Compatible 258B6QJEB Monitor

MMD, within the framework of Philips Monitors brand, enters the market with a 25-inch monitor, entitled 258B6QJEB. The new-comer is primarily differentiated by the support for Flicker-Free technology that adjusts the brightness and eliminates screen flickering, thus reducing eye strain. The model features a thin frame which is called to visually boost the screen surface. The implemented stand allows for the adjustment of the display in various aspects.

Philips 258B6QJEB is based on AH-IPS panel with Quad-HD resolution (2560x1440) and W-LED backlight. It boasts the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees), the highest brightness (350 cd/m2), the largest number of displayed colors (16.7 million), and fast response time (5 ms). Therefore, the monitor is an appropriate solution both for business purposes and home entertainments.

The list of integrated facilities includes:

— a pair of inbuilt speakers;

— a set of video interfaces: D-Sub, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort;

— 4 …

Zalman Boasts a New Line of PSUs with an Improved Design

The line of products manufactured by Zalman has been just replenished with a new series of power supply units, codenamed Zalman LX. The series is currently represented by two models of 500 W and 600 W power: ZM500-LX and ZM600-LX. Both units employ an improved Dual Forward Converter Circuit design that ensures reliable and efficient functioning. They are also equipped with a single +12V rail and show compatibility with Intel ATX12V 2.31 standard.

Zalman LX PSUs utilize a couple of PCI Express sockets (one 6-contact and one 6+2-contact) for the connection with graphics cards, securing the support of AMD CrossFireX and Nvidia SLI technologies. Cooling of all internal components is ascribed to a low-noise fan of 120 mm dimensional type. Its operation is automatically monitored by Smart Fan Control system that provides for the achievement of an optimal balance between its efficiency and noise level.

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