MSI Supplements Its Chassis Lineup with Barricade Model

MSI continues the development of brand chassis for the North-American market. The company's latest development, chassis codenamed Barricade, offers the whole range of privileges for its potential customers. The model is designed in Mid-Tower form factor and is compatible with the motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX form factor. Barricade goes in black casing with blue strips and at quite affordable price.

MSI barricade boasts 450x185x412 dimensions and the availability of transparent side window. The major peculiarity of this product is a grid-like clipboard and three integrated 120 mm fans. Two fans are located in the frontal part and go with LED lighting, and the third one is located at the rear part of the casing. In addition, the customer is capable to supplement the kit with two more fans of the same dimensions (at the top of the casing) to provide for better airflow and cooling.

This chassis is equipped with seven PCI Express expansion slots, four 3.5 inch bays, three …

Asus Adds Affordable Radeon R7 360 Video Card to Its Inventory

Asus has enriched its lineup of graphics adapters with a budget-oriented model – the Radeon R7 360 (codename: R7360-2DG5-V2). The greenhorn is based on AMD Tobago Pro GPU (28 nm), featuring 768 stream processors, 16 ROPs & 48 TMUs. The core operates at etalon 1050 MHz frequency. It is accompanied by 2 GB of GDDR5 memory (128-bit interface) which runs at 1500/6000 MHz frequency (base/efficient).

Asus Radeon R7 360 differs from the competitors’ solutions by an entirely automatic manufacturing process: Asus Auto-Extreme Technology. The card employs Super Alloy Power hardware base as well as a signature cooler. The latter consists of an aluminum heatsink & a pair of fans.

The I/O panel accommodates four video ports: HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I & DVI-D. Power is supplied via a single 6-pin connector. It should be mentioned that all customers are free to enable invite code to World of Warships giveaway program (till the 30th of January, 2017).

Modular Power Supply 650W Chieftec A80

Evaluating the effectiveness of modern computer power supplies, the most attention is paid to their coefficient of performance (COP) at a given load — usually means of 20%, 50% and 100%. At the same time, not less important requirement, established by standard 80PLUS should be considered. That means — the preservation of this level of performance for all occurring in the world supply voltage variations, that is in the range of 100-240 V.

The standard rules of 80PLUS at different levels (Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, etc.) are performed for two voltage 115 V and 230 V. In both cases, the normalized PS should show the efficiency of not less than specified for each category level. Not usual power supply CTG-650C model of the new A-80 series from the Chieftec company is interesting in that it has officially claimed efficiency of 85% or more, but only for nets 220-240 V.

As the advantages of such solution can immediately be noted a lower price, due to less stringent …
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