New Budgetary Chassis K380 from Cooler Master

Cooler Master announces the release of a new entry-level chassis K380 (RC-K380-KWN1). This model will replenish the K Series of products and will feature mid-tower parameters (209x445x479 mm overall dimensions). K380 is basically intended at gamers, due to an eye-catching design: the chassis is housed in a solid casing made of steel and plastic with some aggressive inclusions and details. However, the major distinctive peculiarity ascribed to the newbie is its moderate price that will not exceed the border of $80. Affordability affirms Cooler Master's image of the company that skillfully combines high-quality with alluring prices.



The chassis is painted black from the inside and outside and accommodates a metallic grid on the frontal panel. Its side panel is notable by the availability of a large transparent window that showcases internal layout. In its turn, internal spacing is sufficient to locate motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX form-factor, graphics cards of 316 mm in …

Welcome Specialties by PowerColor – AXRX 580 4GBD5-3DHDV2/OC and AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC Graphics Cards

PowerColor continues to broaden its video cards range and releases two novelties of the Radeon RX 580 line – Red Dragon V2 OC of the 4 and 8 GB memory capacity. Codenames of these devices are AXRX 580 4GBD5-3DHDV2/OC and AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC.



Frequency rates of 4 GB and 8 GB Radeon RX 580 Red Dragon V2 OC differ. The sample with 4 GB GDDR5 features the 1,350/1,750 (7,000) MHz (core/memory) values, and the model with 8 GB buffer VRAM operates at 1,350/2,000 (8,000) MHz. The factory core clock equals to 10 MHz, however, practically the difference may be greater owing to dynamic overclocking technology peculiarities of the PowerColor cards and the reference Radeon RX 580 sample. The manufacturer has not overclocked memory chipsets.


The Red Dragon V2 OC cooling system is designed with at least one copper nickel-plated heat pipe, an aluminium plates array and two 80 mm fans. PowerColor AXRX 580 4GBD5-3DHDV2/OC and AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC are approximately 25 cm long and …

Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.



According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).


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