Full-Tower Chassis Fractal Design Arc XL Review

Fractal Design approved itself as a reputable manufacturer of PC chassis long time ago. Nowadays, the company’s inventory embraces four lines of cases, intended for varied customer groups. Curiously enough, Arc series is a twin-brother of Define series in terms of framework, although it is differentiated by an improved ventilation. The Arc XL is a large-scale representative of the line, featuring a sleek design and offering huge integration facilities.



Basic Features


Fractal Design Arc XL is a full-tower chassis featuring 572x232x552 mm dimensions. The case is made of black steel with plastic inclusions. Its internal layout is ready to accommodate all types of motherboards, including the largest formats (XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mini-ITX, micro-ATX). Storage section is rich in four 5.25-inch drive cages (external) and ten 3.5/2.5-inch cages (internal). The availability of nine expansion slots allows for the creation of various graphics and multimedia configurations.


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Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.



Key Peculiarities


Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

The Backside Button Lets Enhance the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD Clock

One of well-known motherboards and video cards vendors, the Chinese Colorful Technology Co., has recently produced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD graphics adapter. The novelty is based on the Nvidia GP 102 chipset and is chilled down due to a powerful three-fan (two 90 mm and one 80 mm) Silver Shark cooling system, taking three slots. The overall length of the Colorful product comes up to 300 mm.



The printed-circuit board features a 8+2 Phase digital power design; the Silver Plating Technology is applied. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD gets power from a couple of 8-pin PCIe connectors.


The 11 GB GDDR5X memory operates at the Nvidia recommended 11 GHz frequency. The graphics chipset will most likely obtain the factory overclocking. However, the Turbo button on the back side allows to enhance this option. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD specs also include DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D connectors, the idle fan-stop function, the LED-backlit logo and the dual.
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