Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH

What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.

By and large, …

Corsair Put Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 into Common Use

Corsair company, a recognized developer and provider of PC system components, has just announced about the release of their new product Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0. This USB-drive has a retractable framework which ensures the socket protection and ease of usage. Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 goes in several volume capacities to satisfy the needs of any customer: 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB.

Corsair’s representatives describe Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 as the device with high speed performance and proven durability. In order to avoid mere words, the company provides a 5-year guarantee for all drives of this series. It should be mentioned that speed performance of this drive depends on its volume capacity. Thus, the drives of 8 GB and 16 GB capacity are able to develop the speed up to 70 MB/sec in consecutive reading mode, and up to 20 MB/sec in consecutive writing mode. The drives of 32 GB capacity prove to develop the speeds up to 80 MB/sec and 40 MB/sec in consecutive …

Lian Li to Release a Space-Saving PC-Q33 Chassis

Lian Li, a well-known hardware manufacturer from Taiwan, is ready to marvel the audience by one more offbeat PC case: the PC-Q33. The model is developed in a space-saving mini-ITX standard with 229x328x240 mm dimensions. Despite frugal size, an overall case capacity equals to 29.2 liters. This chassis features a quite laconic design, although will be available in two coating variations: black and silver. The implementation of a lock on the frontal panel is thought to be the model’s basic peculiarity.

The PC-Q33 is consistent with mini-ITX and mini-DTX motherboards and supports the installation of 220 mm graphics cards, as well as 180 mm CPU coolers. At the same time, the maximal length of the power supply unit should not be more than 200 mm. Internal layout presupposes the mounting of three 2.5-inch drives and a couple of 3.5-inch drives.

PCI Expansion slots are available in the amount of two only. The frontal panel accommodates two high-speed USB ports (3.0 v) and 3.5 mm …
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