PC Chassis Zalman Z12 Plus Review

Zalman is always highly praised for the launch of prime-quality and customer-friendly hardware, whether it is power supply units or PC cases. For example, a renowned Z series of cases won popularity thanks to an appropriate correlation of quality and price. With every new model, the overall amount of which now reaches 11 items, the manufacturer tried to offer some unique or improved facilities. The latest representative of Z series — PC chassis Zalman Z12 Plus – can boast not only changes in design but also changes in framework. Hence, it shows the newcomer to the best advantage.



Design


Trapezium-shaped figures found on all facets are considered to be a central design concept applied to Z12 Plus. This creates an enigmatic illusion of asymmetry. Internal and external surfaces of the case are painted in opaque black, still there are some glossy elements on the external face. The large part of the front facet consists of a perforated grid; the leftover spacing is assigned …

Nanoxia Launches a New Low-Noise Deep Silence 6 PC Case

Nanoxia, a famous developer of PC hardware components from Germany, has just started the sales of its newest elaboration – Deep Silence 6 case. The new-comer is designed in midi-tower form-factor, featuring 644x250x655 mm dimensions. Its major privilege is practically noiseless operation that has been achieved due to the employment of dedicated noise-attenuating materials. Moreover, in order to reduce the vibrations, the company employed rubber inlets in PSU and drive bays site localizations, as long as special soft feet on the chassis.



Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 comes in two framework variations: with absolutely blind side panel and with a transparent window of one of the sides. Besides, the customers are able to choose between three available color variations – white, black and gray – to fully satisfy their needs in design. The frontal panel of all the modifications is covered by two lids; the lower lid is larger in dimensions than the top one.


As for the internal …

ASRock Debuts with X99E-ITX/ac Haswell-E Mainboard

ASRock places itself on record with an offbeat solution – the first ever mini-ITX mainboard for Socket LGA2011-v3 platform. The X99E-ITX/ac is developed for the most efficient Haswell-E CPUs (Intel Core i7-5000 series). The Intel X99 chipset ensures the board’s functionality, though it was limited due to compact dimensions.



ASRock X99E-ITX/ac accommodates two slots for two-channel DDR4 memory modules. Storage subsystem offers four SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single SATA Express, and one Ultra M.2 slot that uses four PCI-e 3.0 x16 lanes. Expansion is supported by one PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot only.


This mainboard comes equipped with mPCIe 3.0 x1 socket as well as a modular unit for Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth network connections. They are accompanied with a pair of gigabit Ethernet controllers from Intel. A set of external interfaces boasts two ultra-new USB 3.1 Type-A ports. Four USB 3.0 ports, a couple of USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, and five 3.5 mm mini-jacks for the …
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