Offbeat Chassis Cooler Master HAF XB Review

Cooler Master is one of the companies that always amaze potential users by high-quality and, at the same time, offbeat framework of hardware items. For instance, its High Air Flow (HAF) series of PC cases is differentiated by a quite uncommon design, combined with a powerful cooling system. Cooler Master HAF XB is probably the most outstanding model within the series, since it is something like a borderland between an open stand and a modding case. However, offbeat framework is not the only attraction of this product. Let’s find out some other advantages of this case.

General Peculiarities

Cooler Master HAF XB is compatible with ATX/micro-ATX/mini-ITX motherboards and ATX PS2 power supply units. The case is made of steel with some plastic inclusions. It features two bays for 5.25-inch drives, the same number of bays for 3.5-inch drives, and six bays for 2.5-inch devices. Expansion facilities are introduced by seven slots. Internal spacing is enough to house 334 mm long …

MSI Announces an Optimized Radeon HD 7750 Graphics Card

A new graphics card based on Radeon HD 7750 adapter is going to replenish the line of products developed by MSI. Codenamed MSI Radeon HD 7750 (R7750-1GD/OC), the card is based on AMD Cape Verde Pro GPU. Its nominal clock frequency has been increased from 800MHz to 830MHz index. The model accommodates 1GB of GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface; its nominal frequency equals to 1125MHz, while its effective clock frequency equals to 4500MHz.

The implemented printed circuit board employs only high-end elements, including high-quality solid-state capacitors. If compared with standard analog items, capacitors integrated into MSI Radeon HD 7750 are characterized by a better efficiency, lower operational temperatures, and longer lifespan. Effective cooling process is ensured thanks to the two-slot cooling system which consists of a single fan and an aluminum heatsink. This cooler is able to provide the utmost airflow necessary for the cooling of all internal components. A set of …

Redline RL04 from SilverStone Already on Sale

About a month ago SilverStone announced the release of a new PC chassis codenamed Redline RL04. Today we can already find this product from a Taiwanese manufacturer in a retail trade at $52. The case has been designed in mid-tower form-factor and housed in a steel black casing with some plastic inclusions. Its overall dimensions equal to 523x220x480 mm.

The case is estimated for the installation of mini-ITX, ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, along with CPU coolers of up to 169 mm in height, power supply unit of ATX standard, and graphics cards up to 292 mm in length. The implemented PSU is located under the motherboard. The internal layout readily accommodates seven expansion cards, four drives of 5.25-inch format, and five HDD/SSD drives of 2.5/3.5-inch format. Moreover, SilverStone offers special attachments for screwless fixture of hard drives.

One of the advantageous facilities provided by the manufacturer is the availability of dedicated holes in the motherboard tray; …
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