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 …

Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A4 Review

Chipset Intel Z77 can’t be called a novel product in the market, since it has already transformed into a customary platform for personal computers. The versatility of motherboards employing this chipset is countless, in fact, and each and every consumer is able to find the one to his specific needs. ECS boasts its own inventory of boards based on Intel Z77; Z77H2-A4 is an intermediate item between hi-end and entry-level models, due to its alluring price and improved functional facilities. This board attracts primarily thrifty customers who would like to get all modern commodities for a sensible price.



Design and Layout


Budgetary orientation of ECS Z77H2-A4 motherboard is manifested, first of all, through a diminished PCB dimensions. Nonetheless, the model accommodates a couple of PCI Express Graphics slots with the allotted twenty rails of PCI-e bus. There is no symmetric rail distribution between the slots, so the second PEG slot receives only four rails. The board’s …

Corsair Put Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 into Common Use

Corsair company, a recognized developer and provider of PC system components, has just announced about the release of their new product Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0. This USB-drive has a retractable framework which ensures the socket protection and ease of usage. Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 goes in several volume capacities to satisfy the needs of any customer: 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB.



Corsair’s representatives describe Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 as the device with high speed performance and proven durability. In order to avoid mere words, the company provides a 5-year guarantee for all drives of this series. It should be mentioned that speed performance of this drive depends on its volume capacity. Thus, the drives of 8 GB and 16 GB capacity are able to develop the speed up to 70 MB/sec in consecutive reading mode, and up to 20 MB/sec in consecutive writing mode. The drives of 32 GB capacity prove to develop the speeds up to 80 MB/sec and 40 MB/sec in consecutive …
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