Fractal Design Updates Its Core 1000 Chassis to USB 3.0 Version

Fractal Design, an outstanding Swedish PC cases developer, decided to update its mini-tower Core 1000 chassis model with the purpose to heighten its competitive power. Released in 2011, this case has not undergone major design renovations but its layout has been a bit modernized: the manufacturers integrated a single super-speed USB 3.0 port to provide for a better performance.

Codenamed Core 1000 USB 3.0, this chassis features 175x355x420 mm dimensions and supports mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards. It’s housed in a totally black, austere casing and has got a grid-like frontal panel with removable anti-dust filters. Internal layout is predestined to accommodate two 5.25-inch drive bays, two 3.5-inch HDD bays or three 2.5-inch SSD/HDD bays, four PCI expansion cards, CPU coolers of up to 148 mm in height, PSUs of up to 185 mm in length, as well as graphics cards of up to 350 mm in length (without HDD bay) or up to 210 mm in length with an installed HDD bay.

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Xigmatek Outs Midgard III Case with Wireless Charger Dock

Xigmatek, a renowned Taiwanese designer of prime-class PC hardware, has launched a follower of the well-known Midgard case series – the Midgard III. It features 409(d)x515(h)x260(w) mm dimensions, always ready to accommodate mini-ITX, micro-ATX, and standard ATX motherboards. The case has got a sleek stern design, though is peculiar by the availability of a unique wireless charger station (Qi standard), leaving all competitors way behind (in terms of connectivity).

Xigmatek Midgard III comes with three external 5.25-inch bays, eight internal 3.5/2.5-inch bays, and seven expansion slots for add-ons. The framework is predestined to accommodate standard ATX/EPS power supply units, CPU coolers of 160 mm in height, graphics cards of 330 mm in length, and heatsinks of 300x50 mm dimensional type. The hidden in the top-front facet I/O panel houses Reset button, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, the same number of USB 2.0 ports, and two audio in/out sockets.

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PC Monitor Acer S275HL Review

Some PC monitors developers pay great attention to the products' design, the others try to stuff them with all novel technologies. But only a few know how to combine a sophisticated design with a prime display quality. Acer belongs exactly to this echelon, gratifying its customers only with outstanding products. Monitor Acer S275HL constitutes this corroboration, as it provides for an optimal compromise between the integrated facilities and price.

General Specifications

Acer S275HL employs eIPS panel and features 27-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio. The nominal display resolution equals to 1920x1080 pixels. This model is equipped with LED backlit that promotes for wide viewing angels (178/178 degrees V/H), fast response time (GtG) of 6 ms, and maximal brightness of 250 cd/m2. The number of displayed colors approximates 16.7 m. Static contrast demonstrates analogous to the rival models index – 1000:1, while dynamic contrast is considered to be outstanding, showing the …
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