Cooler Master N300 and N500: PC Cases of Medium Price Tier

Cooler Master announces a release of two new PC cases of mid-tower form-factor. Codenamed N300 and N500, the couple belongs to the medium price tier products and is differentiated by a laconic design combined with a thoughtfully elaborated cooling. Each model features a totally black coating and grid-like frontal panel. In retail market these cases will be offered in two framework variations: with blind side panels and with a large transparent window on one of the panels.

Both models are thought to support motherboards of standard ATX and micro-ATX dimensional type. The most notable peculiarity is the cooling system that primarily consists of two pre-installed 120 mm fans (in the frontal and rear parts of the case); however, this pair might be easily supplemented by seven (with blind construction) or five (with windowed construction) fans more. Moreover, there is a feasibility of incorporating a liquid-cooling system. Some key specifications of both novices are featured below.

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.

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Monitor Envision H2776MHAL (MVA Panel) Review

Envision can’t be called a well-known brand label, though it enters into the group of companies headed by Gigabyte. Despite this fact, the manufacturer tries to offer its potential customers only worthy and outstanding products. Let’s have a look at one of its latest developments – monitor model Envision H2776MHAL.

General Specifications

The first two things that catch the eye in monitor Envision H2776MHAL are display dimensions and panel type. The display features 27 inch dimensions, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 1920x1080 pixels resolution. The model is based on MVA panel type equipped with a power-saving LED backlit. Its response time equals to 12 ms. The integration of such panel is thought to provide for the highest image qualities which are manifested through the following parameters:

— display brightness: 300 cd/m2;

— viewing angles: 178/178 degrees (down and across);

— contrast: static – 5000:1, dynamic – 50 million to 1;

— number of …
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