Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.

Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.

The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …

Asus Showcases Radeon R9 280 Strix OC Edition Graphics Card

The lineup of Asus Strix graphics cards, in addition to GeForce GTX 780 model, has been replenished with one more representative – the Radeon R9 280 Strix OC Edition (codename: Strix-R9280-OC-3GD5). The heart of the card is AMD Radeon R9 280 GPU (Tahiti PRO) with overclocked clock frequencies. Hence, the GPU index has been increased from etalon 933 MHz (overclocked) to 980 MHz. This provides for even more striking performance on gaming and overclocking cessions.

The graphics card is equipped with 3 GB of GDDR5 memory featuring 384-bit rail. Its frequency has also been increased, demonstrating 1300 MHz at the start and reaching 5200 MHz at the toughest loading. The model boasts a rich set of video interfaces, including one HDMI, one DisplayPort, and a pair of DVI ports. This ensures the creation of multi-screen configurations.

The integrated PCB employs an improved Super Alloy Power hardware base, as well as a 10-phase Digi+ VRM system. Cooling is ascribed to DirectCU II …

Aerocool Offers a Couple of Budgetary Cases GT and GT Advance

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, a Taiwanese tycoon in the hardware market, announces the launch of two new mid-tower PC cases in the European market. Entitled GT and GT Advanced, the items are targeting budget-oriented gamers who are eager to satiate their design and performance demands. Indeed, the couple is peculiar by an original external look and an optimal layout potential with spacious internal framework.

Aerocool GT and GT Advance feature 405x180x400 mm chassis dimensions (overall: 430x200x440 mm). Their chassis is made of solid SECC steel that is painted black or white. The differentiation between the two new-comers lies not only in color variation but also in the price. Therefore, white Aerocool GT comes at €25, whereas its black counterpart is available at €24.30; white Aerocool GT Advance costs €29, while its black version comes at €25.

To continue, both models are thought to support motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard, graphics adapters of 293 mm …
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