PC Chassis Zalman Z12 Plus Review

Zalman is always highly praised for the launch of prime-quality and customer-friendly hardware, whether it is power supply units or PC cases. For example, a renowned Z series of cases won popularity thanks to an appropriate correlation of quality and price. With every new model, the overall amount of which now reaches 11 items, the manufacturer tried to offer some unique or improved facilities. The latest representative of Z series — PC chassis Zalman Z12 Plus – can boast not only changes in design but also changes in framework. Hence, it shows the newcomer to the best advantage.


Trapezium-shaped figures found on all facets are considered to be a central design concept applied to Z12 Plus. This creates an enigmatic illusion of asymmetry. Internal and external surfaces of the case are painted in opaque black, still there are some glossy elements on the external face. The large part of the front facet consists of a perforated grid; the leftover spacing is assigned …

Gigabyte to Unveil a High-End Graphics Card GV-N770OC-2GD

Gigabyte has enriched its arsenal of graphics solutions with a new card, based on GeForce GTX 770 adapter. Graphics card GV-N770OC-2GD is a modified version of an etalon product that might offer a whole spectrum of capabilities that attract potential customers so much. Outstanding performance, factory overclocking, high-quality hardware basis, and an upgraded cooling system, codenamed Windforce 3X 450W, make this product a cherished acquirement.

Gigabyte GV-N770OC-2GD is based on GK104 graphics core, designed under 28 nm Kepler micro-architecture. This GPU features 1536 CUDA cores, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. Its nominal clock frequency makes up 1137 MHz, while the support of GPU Boost 2.0 technology overclocks the card up to 1187 MHz.

Upon the whole, this card employs PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface and houses two additional PCI power sockets (6-contact and 8-contact). A panel of external interfaces boasts the availability of four video outputs, including DisplayPort, HDMI, DL …

SilverStone TS433-TB: 4-Bay NAS with Thunderbolt 2 Connectors

SilverStone has replenished its inventory with a 4-bay NAS, entitled SST-TS433-TB. The new-comer is housed in a black aluminum case with an integrated zinc handle (124x166x248 mm dimensions). The storage allows to install high-capacity 3.5-/2.5-inch drives; each bay supports hot swapping functions and features a dedicated lock with LED activity indicator.

The heart of SilverStone SST-TS433-TB is Marvell 88SE9030 controller that is responsible for JBOD and RAID 0 operational modes. In the first case the drives function independently, whereas in RAID 0 mode they operate as a unified whole, evenly distributing information across the disc space.

The connection of NAS to the PC or other computing device is realized via a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports which are characterized by the maximal bandwidth of 20 Gb/sec. These ports are known to support Daisy Chain function. Cooling of all internal components is entrusted to a single 90-mm fan.

The SST-TS433-TB is ready to …
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