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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PSU Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W Review

Power supply units manufactured by Cooler Master gained solid reputation long time ago. The company tries to deliver products targeted at different customer segments, however premium-class products enjoy the greatest popularity among the audience. Silent Pro Gold 800W enters into a series of five models from 600W to 800W and aspires to take the place in the high-end market and compete with other series of products from Cooler Master (Silent Pro Hybrid). Upon the whole, the model does not provide for any technological innovations, still bringing the customers the utmost performance and reliability.



General Information


Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W is delivered in a quite large card box that counts a few useful PSU components, including a set of cables for the connection of PC elements. The delivery box is designed in goldish and black colors to imply that the unit belongs to the top-class segment. Practically all basic specifications of the product are listed on the …

Graphics Card Asus Matrix-HD7970-P-3GD5 Review

Model Matrix-HD7970-P-3GD5 is supposed to be the most powerful graphics card delivered by Asus that is based on Tahiti chip. This card belongs to Matrix series targeting primarily gamers and overclockers. In addition, Radeon HD 7970 is one of the most highly-productive adapters with a striking overclocking potential. Thus, Asus has managed to implement both performance and power in a single product to provide for the utmost results and utmost convenience.



Design


Graphics card from Asus features similar to other Matrix-series models design. Its frontal panel consists of a large cooler with two voluminous fans. This cooling system is covered by a shroud with red insertions. Its rear panel accommodates a perforated plate that leaves bare only a few zones on a textolite (CrossFire sockets, iROG controller, VGA Hotwire zone); spacing under the cooler is covered by a thick plate-heatsink that prevents textolite deformation. The side panel contains a pair of 8-contact power …
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