Spire Launches Ridge 6601 and Ridge 6602 PC Chassis

Spire has officially launched a new line of budgetary PC chassis, codenamed Spire Ridge. At the moment, there are only two models within the series – the Ridge 6601 and the Ridge 6602. Both are characterized by the support for ATX motherboards and have many other identical specifications: i.e. mid-tower form-factor, 192x415x418 mm dimensions. Still, there are some differentiations as well.

The first distinction between the two models lies in the frontal panel design. Therefore, Ridge 6601 features a laconic panel made of plastic without additional ventilation. In its turn, Ridge 6602 features a half-perforated metallic frontal panel that allows for a more intense cooling of internal components.

The couple boasts identical expansion facilities with two 5.25-inch buckets for optical drives, four 3.5-inch buckets for HDD/SSD, and seven expansion slots. Connectivity options are introduced by a set of frontal interfaces, including two audio slots, one USB 2.0, and one USB …

Three-Dimensional Monitor HP 2311 GT Review

Three-dimensional technology applied in PC monitors enjoys popularity primarily with more well-to-do people rather than general public. This can be simply explained by the price aspect attached to the issue: 3D monitors with all accompanying equipment are a costly acquirement, and not every customer is ready or can afford buying them for home use. Hewlett-Packard company always tries to comply with the demands and possibilities of their consumers; however, the company does not forget about the development and innovations. Thus, HP delivered three-dimensional monitor with passive polarized 3D technology, codenamed HP 2311 GT.

Design and Specifications

First of all, it should be mentioned that HP 2311 GT is basically oriented on the entry level customers, and this is vindicated by the moderate price policy ascribed to the series. The casing is made of plastic with mould base; this base does not allow any alterations in monitor's height or rotation. The tilt can be adjusted …

CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12PE Review

Phanteks is the company that established reputation for developing and supplying high-end thermal solutions which can be applied in diverse areas. Recently the company has made a shift to the IT market by producing high-quality PC cooling systems and at once entered into competition with the renowned cooling systems manufacturers, like Thermalright, Noctua and others. Phanteks PH-TC12PE cooler belongs to the echelon of high-end air cooling solutions and proposes a number of benefits for the advanced PC users.

Design and Integration

Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12PE is a two-sectional thermal solution that goes in 160x140x132 mm dimensions (without fans). Edges of pipes are cut and covered by a plate. The top surface of the ribs is glossy, while the bottom surface is dull. The implemented approach to the design of fans' framework and their fixture, that allows the user to fix the fans at different height, makes the installation of this cooler even in midi-tower chassis possible. …
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