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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Dell Brings Monitor E2414H to the Japanese Market

Dell, a renowned American computer technology corporation, starts selling its new PC monitor E2414H in the Japanese market. The new-comer is targeting budget-oriented customers, although it offers much more than traditional budgetary displays. This 24-inch model features 418.3x570.9x164.2 mm dimensions and is distinguished by an optimized color rendering quality. Moreover, it is certified to work with Windows 8 OS.

PC monitor E2414H is based on TN+film array with 3H protective coverage. It supports Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and is equipped with a power-saving LED backlit. An average power consumption level makes up 20 W, while the maximal TDP level does not transcend the margin of 30 W. This allowed the model to receive EPEAT Gold, TCO and Energy Star certificates.

The list of all major E2414H specifications is listed below:

— aspect ratio: 16:9;

— array response time: 5 ms (GtG);

— maximal brightness: 250 cd/m2;

— viewing angles: 170/160 degrees …

XFX Teases Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation Graphics Card

XFX has introduced its own version of Radeon HD 7990 — a top-tier graphics adapter from AMD. As distinct from the other companies that incorporated only some inconspicuous changes into their products, XFX has approached to the card’s modification with a violent zeal. As a result, today everyone has a chance of examining its Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation card that employs two Tahiti XT GPUs, elaborated on Graphics Core next architecture.

Each Tahiti XT chip comes with 2048 stream processors and 3 GB of GDDR5 memory. This implies that the total memory capacity makes up 6 GB. GPUs run at 950 MHz clock frequency, but have the potential of achieving 1000 MHz frequency on overclocking. As for the memory, it employs 384-bit bus and runs at an efficient 6 GHz frequency.

To continue, all the components of Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation are housed on an original PCB, designed by XFX. Connection with the PSU is realized via a pair of 8-contact power sockets. The rear …
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