Midi-Tower Chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D Review

Hardware components, supplied by Corsair, have always been treated as premium-class products. Whether it is an efficient power supply unit or high-performance RAM memory kits — all Corsair elaborations are distinguished by high quality and style. PC chassis are not an exclusion. Much talked-about Obsidian series is now supplemented with one more model – Obsidian 350D. This midi-tower case, intended for the installation of microATX/miniITX motherboards, differentiates from its colleagues by relatively compact dimensions, laconic and stylish design, as well as by an outstanding layout.



Design and Ergonomics


PC chassis Corsair Obsidian 350D is available in two design variations: with a transparent acrylic window on one of the side panels and with an entirely blind side panel. Acrylic window is fixed without any screws or claps; in order to remove it, it’s necessary to unscrew a couple of thumbscrews on the rear facet and move the window back. Like other Obsidian …

The Id-Cooling Auraflow 240 Is Compatible With All Advanced CPU Sockets

The ID-Cooling manufacturer keeps enriching its liquid cooling systems product range aimed at processing units. This time we are speaking about the closed-type ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 system, which stands out for its RGB LED-lighting, being able to synchronize colour and effects with the Asus Aura solution.



The water block is equipped with a C-shaped light diffuser. The heatsink fans are also illuminated; and the backlighting is powered through a stand-alone 12 V connector on the baseboard.


The 65x36 mm water block is backed by a copper cooler with scaled-down submerged ribs, which enlarges the overall heat transfer area. Ceramic bearings’ projected service life is up to 50,000 hours at the 2,100 rpm rotary velocity. Meanwhile, the noise level doesn’t exceed 25 dBA.


ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 features an aluminium heat dissipator, two 120 mm SF-12025 fans, 315 mm long sleeves, protected by the textile braiding. At the initial 7 V loading fans rotate at the 700–1,800 …

Crucial Teases New TLC-Based BX200 Solid-State Drive

Crucial has found a way to consolidate the needs of budget- and efficiency-oriented customer groups. Therefore, it developed a new series of SSDs, based on TLC memory. The BX200 2.5-inch drives (7 mm case depth) come equipped with 16-nm chips by Micron as well as Silicon Motion SM2256 controller. All the models share SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are compatible with Crucial Storage Executive & Acronis True Image HD utilities.



Crucial BX200 are available in three capacity versions: 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Their maximal sequential Read/Write speed makes up 540/490 Mb/sec, whereas the maximal random Read/Write index achieves 66.000 & 78.000 IOPS correspondingly. As far as one can see, there is no visible decrease in performance, if compared with MLC memory showings.


The new-comers are estimated for 72 TB of data lifespan; this equals to 40 GB of daily loading over a span of 5 years (MTBF – 1.500.000 hours). In order to provide for the utmost reliability, Crucial adds a …
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