Xigmatek to Launch Alfar Chassis This Month

Xigmatek is on the verge of launching its new series of chassis, codenamed Alfar. The series consists of three models which differentiate from each other by the color of insertions on the frontal grid (black, white and orange). The casing itself is made of steel and painted totally black. All three enclosures are designed in mid-tower form factor and are ready to accept motherboards of mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX dimensions.

Xigmatek Alfar houses seven PCI expansion slots, can accept CPU coolers of up to 160 mm in height, graphics cards of up to 320 mm in length, and a standard power supply unit. The chassis are furnished with three external 5.25-inch drive bays, four internal 2.5-inch bays, and analogous number of bays for 3.5-inch drives. Interface panel is located on the top board and accommodates a couple of USB 3.0 ports and standard 3.5 mm audio sockets.

The nominal delivery set of Xigmatek Alfar contains two 120 mm fans, located on the frontal and rear boards; …

Philips Boasts the Slimmest 239C4QHWAB PC Monitor

MMD corporation has just introduced its newest PC monitor under Philips brand name. According to the manufacturer, the 239C4QHWAB is the world’s slimmest 23-inch model in the market: its depth does not exceed 12.5 mm. The display is made of 100% recyclable material and is peculiar by the support for Miracast interface. The latter secures immediate, wireless data transfer from the Android-based mobile device to the display.

The model is based on IPS panel with a power-efficient LED backlight. It features rather striking specifications:

— Full HD resolution (1920x1080);

— 20M:1 dynamic contrast, 1000:1 static contrast:

— 178/178 degrees viewing angles;

— 250 cd/m2 brightness;

— 5 ms response time;

— 16:9 aspect ratio.

The 239C4QHWAB is equipped with two stereo speakers (6 W overall power), 3.5 mm output for the headphones, VGA video output, and HDMI port with MHL support; the latter allows for the charge-in of mobile devices, connected via a …

Thermalright Shows up a Hard-Hitting Archon IB-E X2 Cooler

Thermalright is about to release a new ‘tower’ CPU cooler, codenamed Archon IB-E X2. Featuring 155x106x170 mm dimensions, the model supports Intel LGA 2011/115x and AMD FM1/AM2+/AM3+/FM2+ platforms. The launch date is on hold, though the recommended price might rise up 65 EUR.

Thermalright Archon IB-E X2 consists of a voluminous aluminum heatsink with 43 thin pins, which are pierced by eight U-shape nickel-plated heatpipes, and a polished copper base also with a nickel-plated coverage.

The framework is replenished by two 140 mm fans Thermalright TY-141; they are thought to support PWM technology that promotes for speed variation from 900 RPM to 1300 RPM. The fan blades produce up to 74 CFM airflow, consuming not more than 2.4 W power. Average noise level fluctuates within the measures of 17-21 dB.

Moreover, the vendor equips the cooler with a brand thermal compound — Thermalright Chill Factor III. The latter transcends common Chill Factor item in terms of heat …
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