Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.



Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.


The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …

Meet Small-Sized QC5000M Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock enters the mainboard market with a new micro-ATX solution, entitled QC5000M. The greenhorn takes Kabini platform as the basis, featuring AMD A4-5000 hybrid processor (28 nm) with 4 Jaguar cores and 1.5 GHz clock frequency. The APU is accompanied by two slots for one-channel DDR3-1600 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB) and an integrated AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics (500 MHz clock frequency, compatibility with DirectX 11.1 standard).



The implemented APU boasts 15 W TDP only, requiring a small-sized heatsink for efficient cooling. The model takes power via 24-pin ATX connector and is based on AMD A68 chipset. It is equipped with a single PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, a pair of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, and the same amount of SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.


Network and audio facilities are represented by Realtek RTL8111GR Gigabit Ethernet controller and 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 codec respectively. Additionally, the PCB is furnished with ELNA sound capacitors. The rear side of the motherboard …

Synology Launches New NAS Server with Wi-Fi Support

Synology, an established manufacturer of server and network equipment, has announced the release of its two-disk NAS server. Codenamed DiskStation DS213air, this NAS is characterized by Wi-Fi support and the creation of multiple wireless configurations. Synology furnished this model with Wi-Fi adapter which can be connected to the network without any cables. Moreover, this adapter might be employed as a hot point for the extension of the existing Wi-Fi network, and as a router for the creation of wireless network facilities.



NAS Synology DiskStation DS213air operates under DiskStation Manager 4.1 OS and accommodates Web Assistant application. This application helps customers in installation of DSM system from mobile devices by a few unpretentious moves. In addition, the customers might use Quick Start widget to facilitate the acquaintance with DSM platform.


To continue, the model is based on processor with 1.6 GHz operational frequency. It houses DDR3 memory type (256 Mb) …
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