Midi-Tower Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM Review

Chassis of full-tower form factor have always been considered an appropriate base for the integration of super computers. Such chassis usually have enough spacing for the installation of solid cooling systems, graphics cards, as well as several hard drives. However, full-tower means voluminous, and not everyone is ready to 'add' this chassis to the surrounding design. Thus, there appeared a perfect substitute for full-tower devices: midi-tower chassis. Despite the existing outlooks concerning midi-tower capacity, the market is replenishing with products that are called to comply with contemporary design and performance requirements. CoolerMaster HAF XM belongs to the range of midi-tower chassis which show unmatched efficiency and are ergonomic in design simultaneously.

Design and Layout

Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM is differentiated by a singular charisma in design and comparatively compact dimensions. The chassis is designed in a restrained manner, but with an obvious …

MSI Introduces A88XI AC Motherboard for FM2+ Platform

The product line of MSI’s mini-ITX motherboards now welcomes a new-comer: the MSI A88XI AC. It takes AMD A88X chipset for Socket FM2+ platform as the basis; this implies the support for AMD Athlon and AMD A series CPUs (of all generations). The PCB offers two DIMM slots for the integration of DDR3-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB). Upon the whole, this model is able to offer much more than other small-sized boards.

The MSI A88XI AC accommodates 4x SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives and 1x PCI-e 3.0 x16 socket for the implementation of an add-on card. Network options are secured as by gigabit Ethernet controller, so by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac modules. External I/O panel houses three audio ports, one S/PDIF out, one RJ-45, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 Combo port, and three video ports (HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub).

Moreover, the support for 8-channel sound production (due to Realtek ALC887) and HDMI video port entails the playback of 4K Ultra HD …

Giada Presents a New Mini-PC for 'Demanding' System Environments

Giada Technology announces the launch of a flagship mini-PC model, codenamed D2305. This product might become an ideal solution as for home multimedia systems, so for those platforms that are quite demanding towards the performance, graphics and stability of operation. Indeed, D2305 is able to provide all above mentioned facilities plus really low power consumption.

Giada D2305 is based on Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5/i7 processor and employs Intel HM77 Express chipset. It is equipped with Nvidia GT640 GPU that secures an outstanding video performance and the support of Full HD graphics. The inventory involves 4GB of DDR3 memory, the volume of which can be extended to 8GB, a couple of mini-PCI Express slots, a single 4-in-1 card reader (MS Pro+MS+SD+MMC), and a single mSATA slot for the work with Intel SRT technology.

The interface panel is introduced by S/PDIF, eSATA, DVI and HDMI ports, as well as by two USB 2.0 and three USB 3.0 ports. Network facilities are represented by …
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