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 …

ViewSonic launches 27 "monitor VX2703mh-LED with a fast matrix

The monitor range of U.S. company ViewSonic is replenished with the product VX2703mh-LED. This is a rather large (27 ") widescreen display on the matrix TN + film, low-latency (3 ms GtG), LED backlight and democratic price tag — U.S. $ 300.



The resolution of 1920x1080 pixels suggests that VX2703mh-LED will be a big pixel. Like many other ViewSonic monitors, a new model has a sleek design. The stand allows adjusting the tilt of the display ranging from -3 ° to 16 °. There are stereo outputs 2x2 W, Mini-Jack socket for headphones and microphone, video input DVI-D, HDMI v1.3 and analog D-Sub. The power of display ranges from 17-23 watts in eco mode, up to 28-36 watts in normal mode. It supports standard mounting VESA 100x100 mm.


Among main characteristics are:

Maximum Contrast Ratio: 1200:1 (20 million to 1 dynamic);

maximum brightness of 300 cd / m ²;

viewing angles: 170 ° horizontal, 160 ° vertical;

screen coating: anti-glare, hardness 3H;

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Basic Specifications


— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

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