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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Thermaltake Readies Armor A30i and A30i Speedy Edition PC Cases

Thermaltake gets ready for the release of two new PC cases, codenamed Armor A30i and Armor A30i Speedy Edition. Both models feature 266x291x456 mm dimensions and boast an original modular framework, known as Bulletproof Armor Design. The cases are housed in a stylish enclosure with a small transparent window on the side panel, ventilation grids on the frontal and top facets. Their prime target is gamers, as well as enthusiasts and LAN Party devotees, who prefer small-sized PC systems.



Thermaltake A30i and its modified version are known to support motherboards of mini-ITX and micro-ATX standard, graphics cards of up to 350 mm in length, and CPU cooler of up to 90 mm in height. Internal layout is ready to offer four expansion slots, a couple of 5.25-inch drive bays (external), one 3.5-inch drive bay (external), a pair of internal 2.5-inch bays and analogous number of internal 3.5-inch bays. The frontal I/O panel consists of two standard audio slots and a couple of USB 3.0 ports. … …

The Compulab IPC3 Mini-PC with Passive Cooling Goes for 693 USD

One of the latest products by Compulab is an IPC3 mini-PC, intended for industrial and commercial use. The lowest price of the basic model is 693 USD.



Outside dimensions of the framework are 160 х 190 х 40 mm. Due to its exterior construction the case provides overall passive cooling.


There’s a possibility to install 32 GB of RAM, a 2.5” storage drive, an M.2 2260 SSD and a couple of devices with an mSATA connector. The novelty features wireless interface adapters along with two USB 2.0, four USB 3.0, two Gigabit Ethernet, a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 1.4a and an S/PDIF ports. However, special modules will be able to extend this set of connectors.


The Compulab IPC3 Mini-PC operates an Intel Kaby Lake CPU and is protected by the five-year manufacturer warranty.
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