Cougar Vortex Fans: the Secret of Success

Nowadays a lot of hardware developers employ Vortex fans from Cougar in the design of various PC components, including CPU coolers and graphics cards. Such demand is primarily explained by an elaborate approach to the fans' framework construction. Profound testing is not the last thing to contribute to the company's success. Indeed, since the launch date in 2011, Vortex line has been enjoying great popularity throughout the world and, especially, on American and European markets.



Therefore, Cougar has designed unique fan impellers that ensure a balanced correlation between such parameters as static pressure, noise level and airflow. The implementation of aerodynamic elements on the internal part of the frame in combination with the grooves on the impellers are able to promote for an improved airflow focusing; this is achieved due to the acceleration of airflow in edge area.


All Vortex fans are based on a hydrodynamic bearing that provides for the prolonged lifetime and …

Shuttle Is Enriching Its Mini PCs Family with the NC03U Model

The Shuttle vendor is widening its product range with the NC03U mini PC, based on the Kaby Lake Intel CPU. To be specific, the novelty can be operated by the 7th generation Intel processors, from Celeron 3865U to Core i7-7500U, which are dual-core (15 W) chips aimed at notebooks and compact PCs.



The Shuttle specialty is able to hold up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 MHz RAM. One 2.5-inch hard drive and one M.2 SSD drive can be installed for data storage. NC03U is produced without a discrete video card, however, the integrated graphics tech from Intel allows the system to play 4K video at 60 Hz.


This mini PC obtained such ports as HDMI, DisplayPort, RJ45, RS232, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB-C, alongside with wireless interface adaptors and a memory card slot. VESA mountings are also present. The Shuttle product’s dimensions are the following: 142 х 142 х 42 mm.


The cost and the release date of this mini PC, meant for personal or commercial utilization, are unknown, but a previous …

Power Module Chieftec A80 650W Review

The requirements of customers towards contemporary power modules are quite tough. They should own good performance characteristics and high coefficient of efficiency level, as well as 80Plus marker. The latter speaks about quality and ability to satisfy the needs of any PC. However, all PSU are classified according to different criteria, so one can find appropriate product even without 80Plus standards. The compliance with those standards is realized on 115V and 230V conditions but there are a number of standards applied to 220V-240V. Power module Chieftec A80 650W doesn’t belong to the army of 80Plus products, though can boast outstanding performance and efficiency. It is primarily targeted at the segment of affordable PSU solutions.



Design and Framework


Chieftec A80 650W design is developed in a classical template common for the models with a solid frontal fan. The casing consists of a ventilation perforation, decorative grid with the brand logo, sockets for module …
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