Fractal Design Updates Its Core 1000 Chassis to USB 3.0 Version

Fractal Design, an outstanding Swedish PC cases developer, decided to update its mini-tower Core 1000 chassis model with the purpose to heighten its competitive power. Released in 2011, this case has not undergone major design renovations but its layout has been a bit modernized: the manufacturers integrated a single super-speed USB 3.0 port to provide for a better performance.



Codenamed Core 1000 USB 3.0, this chassis features 175x355x420 mm dimensions and supports mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards. It’s housed in a totally black, austere casing and has got a grid-like frontal panel with removable anti-dust filters. Internal layout is predestined to accommodate two 5.25-inch drive bays, two 3.5-inch HDD bays or three 2.5-inch SSD/HDD bays, four PCI expansion cards, CPU coolers of up to 148 mm in height, PSUs of up to 185 mm in length, as well as graphics cards of up to 350 mm in length (without HDD bay) or up to 210 mm in length with an installed HDD bay.


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ASRock Debuts with X99E-ITX/ac Haswell-E Mainboard

ASRock places itself on record with an offbeat solution – the first ever mini-ITX mainboard for Socket LGA2011-v3 platform. The X99E-ITX/ac is developed for the most efficient Haswell-E CPUs (Intel Core i7-5000 series). The Intel X99 chipset ensures the board’s functionality, though it was limited due to compact dimensions.



ASRock X99E-ITX/ac accommodates two slots for two-channel DDR4 memory modules. Storage subsystem offers four SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single SATA Express, and one Ultra M.2 slot that uses four PCI-e 3.0 x16 lanes. Expansion is supported by one PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot only.


This mainboard comes equipped with mPCIe 3.0 x1 socket as well as a modular unit for Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth network connections. They are accompanied with a pair of gigabit Ethernet controllers from Intel. A set of external interfaces boasts two ultra-new USB 3.1 Type-A ports. Four USB 3.0 ports, a couple of USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, and five 3.5 mm mini-jacks for the …

Monitor Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED Review

In the pursuit for the state-of-the-art technological tendencies, a lot of manufacturers sometimes forget about the needs of their customers. Still, there are some companies, like Viewsonic, that never sacrifice the longing of their potential audience for convenience and performance, by delivering only high-quality and targeted products. Monitor VX2770Smh-LED from Viewsonic is one of such products that is intended specifically at PC users, satisfying their basic needs and even surpassing their expectations.



Design and Ergonomics


Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED is a 27-inch monitor with 1920x1080 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is based on AH-IPS array and is equipped with W-LED power-saving backlight. Its design might be characterized as a symbiosis of a frameless display and a stand in the form of a leg – a brand Viewsonic development. The display casing is made of dull plastic, while its stand is all about glossy plastic. Cable-management system, as well as VESA bracket, …
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