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 …

Greeting New ProLite X2783HSU Full-HD Monitor from Iiyama

Iiyama Corp., a leading Japanese designer of high-end PC monitors and TV-sets, has recently released a new representative of ProLite series – the X2783HSU Full-HD monitor (1920x1080 resolution). The new-comer features 622.5x400.5x230 mm dimensions and 27-inch display with an anti-glare coating. Its case boasts a stylish, black glossy finish that adds to the model’s elegant design.



The Iiyama ProLite X2783HSU is based on AMVA+ array that comes along with a rear LED backlit. The array demonstrates the following specifications: aspect ratio – 16:9, response timeframe – 4 ms (GtG), contrast – 3000:1/5M:1 static/dynamic, viewing angles – 89/89 degrees up/down and 178/178 degrees H/V, amount of displayed colors – 16.7 m, maximal brightness – 300 cd/m2, synchronization – separate.


The monitor is equipped with a pair of speakers of 4 W power, an analog D-Sub connector, digital HDMI and DVI-D (with HDCP support) connectors, I/O audio connectors, Kensington lock, …

MSI works on development on three Mini-ITX motherboards based on chipsets A85, B75, and Z77

During August, MSI will release the two motherboards LGA1155 form-factor Mini-ITX, based on chipset Intel B75 and Z77. The first is positioned as a budget solution, the second is, in addition to support of overclocking Ivy Bridge K factor, will offer enhanced power system, and integrated Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth. Before the start of retail sales APU A-Series/Trinity (October) they will be joined by Mini-ITX motherboard based on chipset AMD A85.



From the pair of tiny “motherboards” B75/Z77 the greatest interest is for last one. The full codename of the model — MSI Z77IA-E53.


The upcoming model has seven power phases of processor socket with elements DrMOS and tantalum capacitors, power connector EPS12V 8-pin, two slots for RAM DDR3 (up to 16 GB of RAM) and a slot PCI Express 3.0 x16. Also, there are two SATA ports with a throughput of 3 and 6 Gb / s, single eSATA and mSATA (3 Gb / s). Jack mini-PCIe 5 GT / s is located directly above the mSATA — the original …
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