Low-Profile Cooler Noctua NH-L12 Review

Noctua, an Austrian developer and supplier of high-end cooling systems, is well-known for the design of versatile products which are able to satisfy the needs of any consumer, starting from average home users and finishing with devotees of overclocking. The recent Noctua creation is the low-profile CPU cooler destined to be employed in HTPC systems and other compact chassis. This cooler is characterized by the horizontal localization of radiator that allows its installation into a quite narrow casing. At the same time, the model is efficient enough to manage high-performance advanced processors.

Design and Framework

Noctua NH-L12 is notable for the classic design and framework. It features 150x128x93 mm dimensions (with two fans) which barely speak of low-profile form factor. NH-L12 is compatible with different CPU sockets, including Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, LGA 2011/1366/1156/1156/775. This cooler consists of horizontal radiator, four copper heat pipes which pierce …

Dell Teases a Couple of IPS Monitors: P2417H & P2717H

Dell is about to launch a pair of monitors targeting office PC systems as well as standard home multimedia systems. The P2417H (24-inch display) and the P2717H (27-inch display) are fitted with a high-quality IPS panel with an integrated LED backlight. Both models feature 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution – 1920x1080 pixels.

The implemented array offers 6 ms response time in GtG environment. The top brightness index makes up 250 & 300 cd/m2 respectively. Both new-comers share the widest possible viewing angles (178/178 degrees) and are able to display up to 16.7 million colors. Static contract index equals to 1000:1, whereas dynamic ratio approximates 4M:1.

Dell P2417H and Dell P2717H boast a rich inventory of external interfaces: a pair of USB 2.0 ports, the same number of USB 3.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 1.4 port, and one analogue D-Sub port. The first display is thought to consume 19 W power, while its companion is known to consume 23 W power.

Sparkle Calibre X550 Ti DFL - the budget fighter of old generation

So far in the budget segment with the NVIDIA graphics card is dominated by the old generation. Presented recently GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 630 and GeForce GT 640 are designed for the lowest price range. Replacement for GeForce GTX 550 Ti is not found yet. For this role is planed the improvement of GeForce GT 640 version with memory GDDR5. But in the sale, they are not yet available, and advertised prices are a bit high. So the GeForce GTX 550 Ti remains in demand. The choice among these models is still large. On the market there are non-standard versions with an improved cooling systems and high frequencies. Sparkle Calibre X550 Ti DFL belongs to the category of just such products.

The card comes in a long black box. Inside is another cardboard box. For accessories, there is a small separate boxes. The package includes the following: an adapter DVI / D-Sub, adapter cable with a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort, two power adapters from molex 4-pin PCI-E to 6-pin, software CD, …
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