Fractal Design Define R5: Silent Chassis for Ambitious Systems

Fractal Design has recently added a new R5 model to its renowned Define series. The new-comer is targeting enthusiasts longing for high performance combined with silent operation. It is represented in two chassis modifications — with an acrylic side window ($119.99) and with a blind side panel ($109.99) – as well as in three color versions: white, black, and titanium. The case is ready to accommodate motherboards of nearly all formats (mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX) with the maximum of 7 expansion slots.



Featuring 531x462x232 mm dimensions, Fractal Design Define R5 offers a pair of 5.25-inch drive bays, eight 3.5-inch drive bays, and two 2.5-inch drive bays. Herein, if necessary, all of them might be removed to allow for the installation of long graphics cards (up to 310 mm), of high CPU coolers (up to 180 mm), and of varied heatspreaders. Besides, due to a well-elaborated framework, the drives can be fixed and removed without any tools.


To continue, this chassis boasts the …

Redline RL04 from SilverStone Already on Sale

About a month ago SilverStone announced the release of a new PC chassis codenamed Redline RL04. Today we can already find this product from a Taiwanese manufacturer in a retail trade at $52. The case has been designed in mid-tower form-factor and housed in a steel black casing with some plastic inclusions. Its overall dimensions equal to 523x220x480 mm.



The case is estimated for the installation of mini-ITX, ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, along with CPU coolers of up to 169 mm in height, power supply unit of ATX standard, and graphics cards up to 292 mm in length. The implemented PSU is located under the motherboard. The internal layout readily accommodates seven expansion cards, four drives of 5.25-inch format, and five HDD/SSD drives of 2.5/3.5-inch format. Moreover, SilverStone offers special attachments for screwless fixture of hard drives.


One of the advantageous facilities provided by the manufacturer is the availability of dedicated holes in the motherboard tray; …

More Entertainment With the Curved Philips 278E8QJAB Monitor

MMD has produced Philips 278E8QJAB, which is a curved 27-inch display with 178° viewing angles, a 1,800 mm curvature radius and a 1,920 х 1080 pixels resolution.



Among key specifications of this device one can highlight a VA-panel, offering the 60 Hz frame rate and the AMD FreeSync technology support. The high modulation frequency of the edge W-LED backlighting excludes flicker at any brightness. The gray-to-gray response time is 4 msec, the brightness factor is 250 cd/m2, and contrast ratio is 3000:1. Philips 278E8QJAB covers 104 % of NTSC and 130 % of sRGB colour gamuts and is mostly intended for entertainment.


High-quality audio is delivered through embedded stereo speakers of the total 6 W capacity. Customers can take advantages of the DisplayPort, VGA, as well as HDMI ports. An eye-catching modern stand allows to adjust inclination within -5/20°.


The specialty by MMD will be on sale this month.
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