New Budgetary Chassis K380 from Cooler Master

Cooler Master announces the release of a new entry-level chassis K380 (RC-K380-KWN1). This model will replenish the K Series of products and will feature mid-tower parameters (209x445x479 mm overall dimensions). K380 is basically intended at gamers, due to an eye-catching design: the chassis is housed in a solid casing made of steel and plastic with some aggressive inclusions and details. However, the major distinctive peculiarity ascribed to the newbie is its moderate price that will not exceed the border of $80. Affordability affirms Cooler Master's image of the company that skillfully combines high-quality with alluring prices.

The chassis is painted black from the inside and outside and accommodates a metallic grid on the frontal panel. Its side panel is notable by the availability of a large transparent window that showcases internal layout. In its turn, internal spacing is sufficient to locate motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX form-factor, graphics cards of 316 mm in …

Plextor Debuts with M.2 6G Solid-State Drive

Plextor, an award-winning Japanese SSD designer, launches its another M.2 solution, codenamed 6G. This drive features 42 mm length only, fulfilling space requirements of small-sized but high-performance cases. The new-comer is available in two capacity variations: 64 GB (PX-64M6G-2242) and 128 GB (PX-128M6G-2242). Their retail price makes up $50 and $90 respectively.

Both Plextor M.2 6G solid-state drives come with PCI Express 2.0 interface. They are based on Marvell 88SS9188 controller and 19 nm MLC NAND flash-memory with Toggle interface (by Toshiba). The models support TRIM and NCQ technologies as well as DEVSLP power-efficient mode that reduces power consumption to 0.2 mW.

As far as speed characteristics are concerned, M.2 6G accelerate up to 520 Mb/sec on sequential Read operations; sequential Write index depends on the model: 160 Mb/sec for 64 GB model and 210 Mb/sec for 128 GB one. At the same time, random Read/Write operational index (4K blocks) makes up …

Graphics Card MSI R7770 Power Edition 1GD5/OC Review

Graphics card segment is currently represented by a huge number of products targeted at customers with quite different needs. Customers with ‘modest’ standard needs will be sufficed with the graphics cards of traditional layout; however, when it comes about inveterate gamers or professional designers, the requirements rose to the skies. Such customers need high-end product with outstanding layout and performance, as well as longevity combined with affordable price. New graphics card R7770 Power Edition 1GD5/OC from MSI developers is able to satisfy the needs of customers with any needs due to the advanced frequency formula, well-thought framework and improved performance characteristics.

Framework and Layout

At first sight MSI R7770 Power Edition 1GD5/OC is not distinguished by the originality in design or framework. Still, the employed cooling system is considered to be a zest of this graphics card. Codenamed TransThermal, the cooling system has got a specific …
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