Midi-Tower Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM Review

Chassis of full-tower form factor have always been considered an appropriate base for the integration of super computers. Such chassis usually have enough spacing for the installation of solid cooling systems, graphics cards, as well as several hard drives. However, full-tower means voluminous, and not everyone is ready to 'add' this chassis to the surrounding design. Thus, there appeared a perfect substitute for full-tower devices: midi-tower chassis. Despite the existing outlooks concerning midi-tower capacity, the market is replenishing with products that are called to comply with contemporary design and performance requirements. CoolerMaster HAF XM belongs to the range of midi-tower chassis which show unmatched efficiency and are ergonomic in design simultaneously.



Design and Layout


Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM is differentiated by a singular charisma in design and comparatively compact dimensions. The chassis is designed in a restrained manner, but with an obvious …

Philips Announces Flicker-Free-Compatible 258B6QJEB Monitor

MMD, within the framework of Philips Monitors brand, enters the market with a 25-inch monitor, entitled 258B6QJEB. The new-comer is primarily differentiated by the support for Flicker-Free technology that adjusts the brightness and eliminates screen flickering, thus reducing eye strain. The model features a thin frame which is called to visually boost the screen surface. The implemented stand allows for the adjustment of the display in various aspects.



Philips 258B6QJEB is based on AH-IPS panel with Quad-HD resolution (2560x1440) and W-LED backlight. It boasts the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees), the highest brightness (350 cd/m2), the largest number of displayed colors (16.7 million), and fast response time (5 ms). Therefore, the monitor is an appropriate solution both for business purposes and home entertainments.


The list of integrated facilities includes:

— a pair of inbuilt speakers;

— a set of video interfaces: D-Sub, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort;

— 4 …

Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


All hardware base components are …
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