Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Be Quiet! Adds a Couple of Dark Base 900 Cases

Be Quiet! has supplemented its lineup of PC cases with two Super-Midi Tower models: the Dark Base 900 & the Dark Base Pro 900. Both new-comers allow for the installation of ATX/XL-ATX/E-ATX motherboards with the maximum of 8 expansion slots. The chassis is made of SECC steel with a mixture of ABS-plastic inserts. The Pro version comes with a side window made of a quenched glass.



Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 cases (585.5x577.2x242.7 mm) feature a pair of 5.25-inch drives bays, seven 3.5-inch bays as well as fifteen 2.5-inch drive bays. They are ready to accommodate CPU coolers of up to 185 mm in height, PSU of up to 284 mm in length, and graphics cards of up to 325 mm (with the drive bay)/470 mm (without the drive bay) in length. The range of external interfaces includes a single HD audio port & four USB ports (2x v 2.0, 2x v 3.0).


The difference between the two lies in the implemented cooling system. Both chassis come with an integrated fan controller. The controller inbuilt …

Deepcool Comes Out with Tesseract SW-RD Chassis

Deepcool Industries Co. Ltd. has expanded its production line with a new mid-tower case, entitled Tesseract SW-RD. The chassis features 472x210x454 mm dimensions and weighs 4.97 kg. It is made of galvanized SECC steel plates, boasting a large side acrylic window & black-and-red frontal frame. The top panel houses I/O panel with a pair of USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0 versions are available) as well as a couple of audio ports.



Deepcool Tesseract SW-RD is compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboards. The layout offers two external 5.25-inch slots, four internal 3.5-inch slots, three internal 2.5-inch slots, and seven slots for PCI expansion cards. All the racks are equipped with slides which facilitate installation of drives without any screws.


To continue, the case is ready to welcome 310-mm-long VGA cards, 168-mm-high CPU coolers as well as standard power supply units. The motherboard tray accommodates a dedicated notch that allows installing the CPU cooler …
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