Uncompromised PC Chassis AeroCool DS Cube Review

The Dead Silence (hereinafter DS) chassis series, developed by AeroCool, now boasts a really offbeat representative: the DS Cube. It is primarily famous for an unusual form-factor. This is not a mini-tower, since its compact exterior does not match spacious interior, ready to house full-format components. The other peculiar feature pertained to the model is a decreased noise level. Altogether, the final user receives an uncompromised PC chassis with a stylish design and contemporary layout. Let’s see what other facilities this ‘Cube’ might offer.



Basic Specifications


AeroCool DS Cube features the following specifications:

— dimensions: 411x265x391 mm, weight – 7 kg;

— chassis: cover – steel/plastic, side window (optional), detachable top panel, color variations – red, black, black-and-white, white, orange, and gold-shinning;

— supported motherboard formats: mini-ITX, micro-ATX;

— number of supported expansion cards: 4;

— storage: 1x …

I-O Data HDL-Z6WL6C2: Spacious Corporate NAS Solutions

I-O Data, an all-around PC hardware developer, strikes the market with the launch of a new NAS series, targeting mainly corporate clients. Codenamed HDL-Z6WL6C2, it comprises four models with identical dimensions (260x235x180 mm, 9.6 kg) but different capacity: 6 TB, 12 TB, 18 TB, and 24 TB. In order to get such spacious network storages, businesses and individual customers will have to loosen purse-strings at the starting price tag of $3200.



The HDL-Z6WL6C2 employ the selected WD Red hard drives, which are bundled into RAID 0, 5 arrays. The models’ framework enables the installation of up to four removable drives; all of them support ‘hot-swapping’ options for a trouble-free replacement. All management processes are realized due to the incorporation of a 64-bit Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 OS.


This NAS comes with a dedicated Intel Atom CPU that operates at 2.13 GHz frequency. The layout also includes 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a pair of eSATA ports, seven USB ports (5x …

Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.



Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.


DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.
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