Fractal Design Define R5: Silent Chassis for Ambitious Systems

Fractal Design has recently added a new R5 model to its renowned Define series. The new-comer is targeting enthusiasts longing for high performance combined with silent operation. It is represented in two chassis modifications — with an acrylic side window ($119.99) and with a blind side panel ($109.99) – as well as in three color versions: white, black, and titanium. The case is ready to accommodate motherboards of nearly all formats (mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX) with the maximum of 7 expansion slots.



Featuring 531x462x232 mm dimensions, Fractal Design Define R5 offers a pair of 5.25-inch drive bays, eight 3.5-inch drive bays, and two 2.5-inch drive bays. Herein, if necessary, all of them might be removed to allow for the installation of long graphics cards (up to 310 mm), of high CPU coolers (up to 180 mm), and of varied heatspreaders. Besides, due to a well-elaborated framework, the drives can be fixed and removed without any tools.


To continue, this chassis boasts the …

Biostar Announces Budget-Oriented H110MD PRO Mainboard

Biostar has replenished its PRO series of motherboards with a budget-friendly model – H110MD PRO. The greenhorn is based on Intel H110 chipset compatible with Intel Skylake Socket LGA 1151 CPUs. As far as this micro-ATX board is an entry-level solution, it offers just basic facilities, including 5-phase VRM, a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3L-1600 MHz modules (maximal capacity – 16 GB).



Biostar H110MD PRO accommodates four SATA III (6 Gb/sec) ports for storage devices, one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (for graphics adapter) and a pair of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots for expansion cards. Network possibilities are ensured by means of gigabit Realtek RTL8111G controller.


The I/O panel boasts the availability of two PS/2 ports, two video ports (D-SUB and DVI-D), one RJ-45 port, three audio sockets, and four USB ports (2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0). Additionally, the motherboard supports a range of advanced features, such as Biostar Flash, BIO-Flasher, BIO-Relife, Watch Dog, e-HotLine, BIOS …

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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