Offbeat Chassis Cooler Master HAF XB Review

Cooler Master is one of the companies that always amaze potential users by high-quality and, at the same time, offbeat framework of hardware items. For instance, its High Air Flow (HAF) series of PC cases is differentiated by a quite uncommon design, combined with a powerful cooling system. Cooler Master HAF XB is probably the most outstanding model within the series, since it is something like a borderland between an open stand and a modding case. However, offbeat framework is not the only attraction of this product. Let’s find out some other advantages of this case.

General Peculiarities

Cooler Master HAF XB is compatible with ATX/micro-ATX/mini-ITX motherboards and ATX PS2 power supply units. The case is made of steel with some plastic inclusions. It features two bays for 5.25-inch drives, the same number of bays for 3.5-inch drives, and six bays for 2.5-inch devices. Expansion facilities are introduced by seven slots. Internal spacing is enough to house 334 mm long …

Monitor Dell U2713HM Review

Monitors with high resolution have deeply penetrated into our lives. Full HD resolution is considered to be a necessity for the up-to-date video standard, so manufacturers of not only PC monitors but also other devices, such as smart phones, mobile gadgets, etc., try to implement this standard into their products. Still, progress marvels us with a new development: more advanced WQHD resolution of 2560x1440 is gradually integrated into the monitors. Dell decided not to lag behind the pioneers in this sphere and designed a new model U2712HM.

Design and Ergonomics

Monitor Dell U2713HM is housed in a black or silver-black dull casing. The implementation of WLED lighting allowed the manufacturer to reduce the depth of the enclosure. It is fixed on a durable plastic stand connected to a black base with beveled angles and a central turntable. The base is made of solid metal; its rear board accommodates six rubber feet which are firmly pressed to the surface and save the monitor …

Intel Debuts with Skull Canyon NUC Mini-PC

Skull Canyon was designed to dispel stereotypes about low efficiency of compact-sized PCs. Intel tried hard to take its mini-PC to the next level. Hence, the company furnished it with a 4-core Core i7-6770HQ CPU (Skylake) with support of Hyper-Threading. It features 6 MB L3 cache, 45 W TDP and runs at 2.6/3.5 GHz frequency. The CPU incorporates Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) graphics core with 72 computing units and an additional eDRAM of 128 MB (frequency index: 350-950 MHz).

Intel Skull Canyon is housed in a stylish case with skull logo, featuring 216x116x23 mm dimensions & 0.7 liters capacity. The model accommodates a pair of So-DIMM DDR4-2133+ slots, allowing to install up to 32 GB of memory. Storage subsystem might be organized thanks to a pair of M.2 slots which support SSDs with SATA or PCI Express x4 interface.

This mini-PC comes with Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260 adapter that is thought to support Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. The rear panel …
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