Full-Tower Chassis Fractal Design Arc XL Review

Fractal Design approved itself as a reputable manufacturer of PC chassis long time ago. Nowadays, the company’s inventory embraces four lines of cases, intended for varied customer groups. Curiously enough, Arc series is a twin-brother of Define series in terms of framework, although it is differentiated by an improved ventilation. The Arc XL is a large-scale representative of the line, featuring a sleek design and offering huge integration facilities.



Basic Features


Fractal Design Arc XL is a full-tower chassis featuring 572x232x552 mm dimensions. The case is made of black steel with plastic inclusions. Its internal layout is ready to accommodate all types of motherboards, including the largest formats (XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mini-ITX, micro-ATX). Storage section is rich in four 5.25-inch drive cages (external) and ten 3.5/2.5-inch cages (internal). The availability of nine expansion slots allows for the creation of various graphics and multimedia configurations.


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An elegant white CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition Power Unit

The CORSAIR Company celebrates its 10th anniversary since the first release of power units. This manufacturer has already passed out 10 mln of power supply devices. To mark this great event out the company presented a snow-white CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition model with white fan LED-lighting.



There will be only 100 samples available on sale, each having its own serial number. The overall CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition power equals to 1,000 W, and the efficiency factor is 90% (the 80 PLUS Gold certification is received). By default it uses eight +12V virtual circuits with 40 А load capacity, though if necessary, one can put them into one powerful +12V channel with the max output capability of 1,000 W.


Needless to say, that the up-to-date circuit technology and top-grade element base are inside. A 135 mm fan, based on FDB bearings, is installed to provide active cooling. Also the CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition cable system is entirely module and possesses handy line …

Enermax Equips NAXN ADV Units with Flat Cables

Enermax, a well-known manufacturer of various PC components, has recently introduced a new line of power supply units that are considered to be a more elaborate follower of NAXN series launched in 2011. A new line has been entitled NAXN ADV and already acquired 80 Plus Bronze certificate. Models, that entered the series, inherited a lot of similar features from their predecessors, nonetheless, they can boast a range of distinguishing parameters.



Thus, one of the most peculiar features pertained to NAXN ADV units is the implementation of absolutely flat cables, including the main power cable with 24-pin connector, cables with PCI Express connectors for 3D cards, as well as cables with sockets for the connection of drives.


Besides flat structure, all cables are quite flexible. According to the manufacturer's words, such layout facilitates their mounting and eliminates the problem of their confusion within the case. In its turn, proper cable management enhances the airflow …
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