Graphics Card MSI R7870 Hawk Review

MSI, a large-scale manufacturer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, has introduced its new lineup of graphics cards, codenamed R7870 Hawk. The new series goes with the upgraded Radeon HD 7870 video adapter, improved integrated circuit and overclocking base. In addition, these graphics cards will go with the implemented GPU Reactor and Unlocked Digital Power technologies. Upon the whole, the introduced integration and performance is called to compete for the customers' favor with other high-end top models designed by Gigabyte and Asus.



Design and Layout


Design of R7870 Hawk somehow resembles a short-cut version of R7970 Lightning from MSI as well. It has similar design of cooling system covered with blue strip. The cover hides five heat pipes and rather compact fans. The rear part of the card is covered by a metallic plate; there is a plastic boot opposite the graphics chip that covers GPU Reactor block. This block is based on a separate detachable board and …

Power Supply Unit OCZ ZX-1250 Review

The employment of high-end power supply units will not lose its topicality for a long time. This fact can be explained by the development of ever powerful components which require reliable and solid PSU to support their operation. OCZ company perfectly understands the current tendencies and tries to meet the heightened requirements by designing high-end, reliable and steadfast PSUs. Its ZX-1250 is considered to be the most powerful model in the available line of products, so it will be a perfect supporter for gamers and just enthusiasts willing to 'extract' more from their PCs.



Framework


The basic peculiarity of OCZ ZX-1250 is its entirely modular framework. This serves the identifying feature, separating this model from other products. Modular construction presupposes the possibility to toggle off absolutely all cables along with the main, 24-wire ATX power cable. Such framework will be met with approval by those customers who got used to move their PC from one place to …

Fractal Design Updates Its Core 1000 Chassis to USB 3.0 Version

Fractal Design, an outstanding Swedish PC cases developer, decided to update its mini-tower Core 1000 chassis model with the purpose to heighten its competitive power. Released in 2011, this case has not undergone major design renovations but its layout has been a bit modernized: the manufacturers integrated a single super-speed USB 3.0 port to provide for a better performance.



Codenamed Core 1000 USB 3.0, this chassis features 175x355x420 mm dimensions and supports mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards. It’s housed in a totally black, austere casing and has got a grid-like frontal panel with removable anti-dust filters. Internal layout is predestined to accommodate two 5.25-inch drive bays, two 3.5-inch HDD bays or three 2.5-inch SSD/HDD bays, four PCI expansion cards, CPU coolers of up to 148 mm in height, PSUs of up to 185 mm in length, as well as graphics cards of up to 350 mm in length (without HDD bay) or up to 210 mm in length with an installed HDD bay.


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