Top-Tier Chassis Zalman H1 Review

Zalman has long been deprived of a full-tower flagship PC chassis, after it discontinued the line of GS1200. The anticipation of a new etalon was accompanied by an overall market uncertainty as for the future of desktop platforms. Luckily, laptops and tablets couldn’t fully satisfy the customers’ growing needs, so Zalman decided to fire off with a new top-tier case, entitled H1. Stylish and magnetic from outside, this model has a lot of interesting options in the bins. Let’s have a look at them.



Key Features


Zalman H1 is a full-tower case, featuring 561x238x570 mm dimensions. The chassis is made of steel, aluminum and a high-quality plastic, with exterior and interior totally painted black. Internal layout allows for the installation of motherboards with elongated PCBs, including E-ATX and XL-ATX models. The model houses three external bays for 5.25-inch drives, seven internal bays for 2.5-/3.5-inch drives as well as nine expansion slots.


The case boasts some …

Greeting Top-Notch Exoc Sniper Videocard from KFA2

KFA2 ventured upon introducing another cutting-edge videocard developed on Nvidia GTX 970 adapter. The GeForce GTX 970 Black Exoc Sniper features 271x124 mm and takes GM204-200 GPU (Maxwell) as the basis. Similar to the etalon model, the new-comer accommodates 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit interface), running at 7010 MHz frequency and offering 224 Gb/sec bandwidth index.



As distinct from the Nvidia’s elaboration, KFA GeForce GTX 970 Black Exoc Sniper boasts the integration of the factory-overclocked GPU. It operates at 1178/1329 MHz frequency (base/efficient), surpassing etalon 1051/1178 MHz showings. In order to cope with high power consumption and heat output, KFA2 has imbedded high-quality 5+2-phase power subsystem.


To continue, the model is ventilated by a two-slot Silence Extreme cooler. It consists of four nickel-plated copper heatpipes, aluminum heatsink, a rear backplate as well as a couple of 90-mm fans. On low loading, the system disables one of the fans to …

Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.



The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.


The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …
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