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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Graphics Card Asus Matrix-HD7970-P-3GD5 Review

Model Matrix-HD7970-P-3GD5 is supposed to be the most powerful graphics card delivered by Asus that is based on Tahiti chip. This card belongs to Matrix series targeting primarily gamers and overclockers. In addition, Radeon HD 7970 is one of the most highly-productive adapters with a striking overclocking potential. Thus, Asus has managed to implement both performance and power in a single product to provide for the utmost results and utmost convenience.


Graphics card from Asus features similar to other Matrix-series models design. Its frontal panel consists of a large cooler with two voluminous fans. This cooling system is covered by a shroud with red insertions. Its rear panel accommodates a perforated plate that leaves bare only a few zones on a textolite (CrossFire sockets, iROG controller, VGA Hotwire zone); spacing under the cooler is covered by a thick plate-heatsink that prevents textolite deformation. The side panel contains a pair of 8-contact power …

Water-Cooling System EK-Supremacy KIT H3O 360 HFX Review

Water-cooling systems have been always supposed to be an efficacious means of managing hot temperatures within PC chassis. EKWB, a Slovenian manufacturer of cooling equipment, currently supplies not only fluid-cooling components separately (waterblocks, fans, heatsinks, etc.), but also the entire kits as ready-made solutions to be integrated within PC enclosures. Not so long ago the company introduced a flagship kit, EK-Supremacy KIT H3O 360 HFX, that belongs to the high-end solutions and involves all necessary details for hassle-free employment.

Delivery Kit

EK-Supremacy KIT H3O 360 HFX is delivered in a large cardbox that consists of several sections with a comprehensive kit of water-cooling elements. One can find here a voluminous heatsink with a set of fixing screws, three 120 mm fans, a pump fixing kit, a waterblock, an expansion tank, branded TUBE Masterkleer hosepipe (2 meters in length), eight nickel-plated compression fittings (EK-PSC), and 100 ml of coolant …
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