PC Enclosure Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) Review

PC enclosures developed by Cougar are not frequenters in the global market. Still, the company's line of products is replenishing with ever newer models that might compete for the market dominance with a lot more renowned suppliers. Its latest creation, Evolution (Askot 6GR1), was released with a dual brand: Cougar and Askot. In the majority of cases, Askot enclosures fill up the line of Cougar's products, but sometimes its cases single out as a separate brand. Casting aside all marketing issues, Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) is a worthy representative of contemporary PC chassis segment that offers a bunch of typical and a few singular facilities to all potential customers.



Design


Enclosure Askot 6GR1 features visually unpretentious design without any bright points or voluminous salient elements. Nevertheless, more intent inspection uncovers the whole beauty of this case: the availability of prominent ribs on the frontal panel, an unusual pattern of the frontal and top …

Meet New Mammoth MM01 PC Chassis from SilverStone

SilverStone Technology is about to launch a new full-tower chassis, entitled Mammoth MM01 (codename: SST-MM01B). Featuring 597x271x542 mm dimensions, the greenhorn might fit any environment due to a sleek all-black design. Besides, the framework is engineered in a way to give no chance to the dust to penetrate into the layout. The integrated dust filters are a great facilitation in this blockade.



SilverStone Mammoth MM01 is known to support nearly all types of motherboards, starting from standard ATX and finishing with eATX, SSI-CEB, SSI-EEB ones. The layout offers room for two 5.25-inch drives, seven 3.5-inch drives and four 2.5-inch storage solutions. In addition, one of the 3.5-inch drive slots supports hot-swap options. The chassis is also ready to accommodate a couple of two-slot videocards of up to 337 mm in length, ATX-compatible PSU of up to 225 mm in length and CPU cooler of up to 183 mm in height.


To continue, MM01 comes with two preinstalled 120 mm frontal fans, …

Background illumination PaintPack - analogue Philips Ambilight on your monitor

You've probably seen the modern TVs with dynamic backlight called Ambilight, developed by Philips. The essence of its work is to highlight the space behind the TV in different combinations of colours, depending on the events happening on the screen.



PaintPack vs Ambilight


A new development called PaintPack is presented. This model is intended to implement the same idea as the technology of Ambilight, but allows to «light around» any computer monitor. A device called PaintPack is a simpler version in a small box with ten cable-trains, which have bright LEDs at the ends. These LEDs are placed evenly around the perimeter of the back of the monitor, and provide illumination in accordance with what is happening at the moment on the screen. The second more advanced equivalent of Ambilight – is light-line PaintPack with 30 LEDs connected in separate blocks for a few pieces for easy placement on the screen, and create a more vibrant and detailed lighting. This is many times …
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