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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about some sweet new NVMe SSDs from Samsung and WD, the hot new OnePlus 7 Pro Android flagship, Fractal Design's Define S2 Vision RGB case, Huawei's government and supplier woes and more! Show Notes: 06:50 - Samsung 883 And 983 DCT SSD Review: Enterprise Class Storage At Consumer Prices 15:30 - WD Blue SN500 SSD Review: NVMe Performance, Dirt Cheap 22:10 - Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Case Review: Premium DIY PC Chassis 34:40 - OnePlus 7 Pro: A Beastly SD855 Flagship With Triple Cams, 90Hz Display, Huge Battery And A Great Price Tag 53:38 - Google Yanks Huawei's Android License Leaving Future... Read more...
Fractal Design released it highly acclaimed Define S2 case a little over seven months ago and they are already back with a new iteration, the Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB. That's a mouthful, but even if the name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, this DIY PC chassis is easy on the eyes. The Fractal Vision S2 RGB takes everything that made the Define S2, and the Fractal R6 before it, great but it but now it brings RGB lighting and tempered glass panels into the mix. We aren't talking just a single tempered glass panel here, however. Fractal has literally surrounded the case with tempered glass. The front and side panels are all tempered glass, as is a portion of the top panel.... Read more...
You either have to be really pissed off or a little bit nuts to shoot your computer case with a 12-gauge shotgun. Alternately, you could work for Fractal Design, a Swedish case and power supply maker that was dead set on proving its Define XL case isn't just great at absorbing noise, it can also swallow a shotgun blast to the chest, up to 10 times. It's one of those things you have to see to appreciate, so carve yourself out five minutes of free time and check out the embedded video below: Well played, Fractal Design. And to reiterate the warning at the beginning of the video, please don't try this at home, not unless you're willing to record the carnage (and risk injuring yourself and/or your... Read more...
Shopping a fan controller doesn't sound particularly glamorous or sexy, but that's because they don't all look like Fractal Design's new Adjust 108, a six-channel fan controller with a brushed black aluminum finish and bi-color LED lighting beneath each of the sliders. Each of half dozen channels supports up to 36W and changes color depending on the intensity of the fan. At 100 percent, the LED glows blue and at 50 percent it glows white. Push the slider all the way down (off) and the LED turns off completely. You'll need a free 5.25-inch drive bay to accommodate the Adjust 108. It comes with four screws, six fan cables, a single SATA / MOLEX power cable, and a user manual. No word on how much... Read more...
Next to power supplies, computer case fans are arguably the least glamorous part of a PC build. Granted, some ship with flashing LEDs, and there was a time when laser cut fan grills were all the rage, but for the most part, they just sit there largely unseen, spin around all day long, and thanklessly keep your computer parts nice and chilly, or least prevent them from overheating to the point of failure. That's what they're supposed to do, anyway, and some of them can't help but be obnoxiously loud. Fractal Design's new Silent Series R2 fans, on the other hand, are designed to quietly cool your components. Fractal Design is making a big deal about the use of high performance hydraulic bearings... Read more...
Fractal Design cases have been popping up a lot more frequently these days, but not all of them have been easy to locate. If you're a custom PC builder in need of a new case, the company is now offering them on Newegg. Easy enough? This launch marks the US debut of their Define R3 and Define XL Silent PC Cases. The Define series offers high-quality design with budget pricing, offering a patent pending ModuVent system and a unique noise-dampening material. The new gear is available in a number of colors, with prices ranging from $109.99 and up. Fractal Design and Newegg Announce US Availability of Fractal’s Award Winning PC Cases Fractal Design Inc., a leading manufacturer of cases, power... Read more...
If you've been searching high and low for a PC enclosure lately, you've probably been overwhelmed by the options. There are simply hundreds upon hundreds of them, and it's often tough to discern which is actually ideal for your needs. Then there's style and price, which always have to be taken into consideration. Fractal Design has impressed us recently with their latest case designs, and the new Core series is growing by one with the launch of the Core 3000. This mid-tower offers plenty of space and plenty of cooling options. You can easily fit seven fans in here, and the upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable. There's room for six 3.5" HDDs, tons of USB 2.0 ports, seven expansion slots and... Read more...
Fractal Design is a relatively new name in the expansive PC case business, and while it's definitely tough to cut through in this saturated market, this particular company seems to be doing a great job of doing just that. Their designs are refreshing, unique and intelligent, and much like the Define case that was introduced at the start of this year, the company's new Arc series is also classily styled and great for those building out a smaller rig. It's a Micro ATX case that provides loads of room for cooling options (up to 7 total fans), top/front panels that are removable, a sleek black exterior, all-white expansion bays and HDD trays, and as with the Define, these trays are also outfitted... Read more...