Computer Case be quiet! Silent Base 600 Overview (Part II)

Internal structure

The motherboard compartment is located above the power supply unit. In this regard, everything is quite standard for a Mid Tower class. A large cutout is made in a tray behind a CPU socket, to allow installation of a CPU cooling system directly into the case; a backplate mount (thrust-pad located on the back side of the motherboard) is used for this purpose.


The four large slots in a tray, equipped with the silicone membrane, are designed for proper cable management which looks very promising here. Plugs of expansion slots are attached by thumbscrews. The front part holds a hard disks’ basket for three drives.


At the back side a slot in a tray can be clearly seen to access cable management system slot. Also, the rear side contains two tool kits for installation of solid-state drives and size 2.5" hard disks.


The side cover is made of 0.7 mm steel, and from the inside has a thick vibration and noise absorbing coating. The recess in the …

Shuttle Offers a New Stylish NAS Storage Omninas KD22

Shuttle, an eminent Taiwanese developer of mini-PCs and barebone-systems, replenishes its production line with a new NAS, entitled Omninas KD22. The storage features a stylish, solid aluminum case, painted in white, and a large blue button that is responsible for the hot swapping of the drives. Generally, the case can accommodate a pair of 3.5-inch (or 2.5-inch) SATA drives, which support such configurations as JBOD and RAID 0/1.



The heart of Omninas KD22 is Marvell 88F6707 processor that runs at 1.2 GHz. The storage is furnished with 512 MB RAM and might offer up to 8TB of disc space. Being primarily a network-attached storage, the product is able to serve as a media-server as well, supporting iTunes, DLNA, BT, FTP server and print server. Additionally, there is a possibility for several different ways of local data transfer.


In order to fully realize an operational potential, Shuttle equips the model with a card-reader for SD cards with automatic copying options, three …

Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.



This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.


To continue, Asus is one …
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