‘Cubic’ Chassis Corsair Carbide Air 540 Review

Corsair is renowned for the whole galaxy of products designed for contemporary PC platforms. Its PSUs, memory modules, SSDs, cooling solutions, peripherals, and cases are widely incorporated in desktop and mobile segments. The latter count a list of series, targeted various customers with various needs. The most peculiar one is Carbide series that currently consists of eight models. Carbide Air 540 differs from its comrades, in the first place, by its cubic framework and, in the second place, by its mini-tower height but midi-tower internal spacing. Those are not the only attractions of the model, since Corsair always offers more than it’s seen on the surface.

Design and Ergonomics

Corsair Carbide Air 540 features 458x322x419 mm dimensions and is distinguished by a rather strict design. Exterior and interior facets are totally painted black, except for ‘Corsair’ label and sockets with inscriptions. The case is made of thin steel but for the external plastic panels …

Galaxy Unveils the GTX 760 Gamer and the GTX 780 Ti HOF Graphics Cards

Galaxy Microsystems, an official partner of Nvidia, has just introduced a couple of proprietary graphics solutions based on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 760 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti adapters. Codenamed GTX 760 Gamer and GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF (Hall of Fame), both products are differentiated by a refined design, combined with unmatched performance.

Galaxy GTX 760 Gamer

This graphics card is attributed to the mid-end solutions. It is developed on Nvidia GK104-225-A2 chip (28 nm) that involves 1152 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs, and 96 TMUs. The GPU operates at 1086 MHz, although has the potential to rise up to 1150 MHz on overclocking. The card boasts the availability of 4 GB GDDR5 memory with 256-bit bus. Its effective clock memory makes up 6 GHz. Cooling process is realized by means of a voluminous cooler, supplemented by two 80 mm fans and a metallic shield.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF

This model is peculiar by an original white PCB and the implementation of factory …

Zalman Intros CNPS8X Optima CPU Cooler

Zalman is considered to be a key player in PC hardware field mainly due to a perfect combination of quality, functionality and price tags. CPU coolers are not an exception, since they ensure efficient and low-noise cooling of hard-hitting processors. The company’s latest CNPS8X Optima cooler is all about innovation that turns it around. Improved framework makes the model compatible with practically all platforms from Intel and AMD, save for Intel Socket LGA 2011/2011-v3/1366.

Zalman CNPS8x Optima employs a large heatsink, three copper heatpipes, and a single 92 mm fan. The latter is based on long-life bearing and features 4-contact connector. It is able to rotate at about 1200 RPM, producing not more than 30 dB noise.

The list of innovative technologies integrated into the cooler includes:

— Direct Touch Heatpipe (DTH) technology wherein all three heatpipes are in direct touch with a heatspreader. This accelerates heat dissipation process, enhancing overall …
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