Archive for March 28th, 2020
Introduction Bitfenix just released a case aimed squarely at builders on a budget. The Comrade case delivers high-end features at a very competitive price point. It is available in two classic colors,white and black .The Comrade brings a sleek design that’s ideal for the first-time builder. It comes with dedicated 3.5″ and 2.5″ drive racks as well as room for long graphics cards up to 300cm in length. The tool-free drive locking mechanisms make installation of hard drives a breeze, while dual dust filters allow for quick and easy cleanup. A high-speed USB 3.0 port has also been included. This case comes with powder-coated interior and an aluminum-finish BitFenix badge. The Comrade case is a mid-tower design and an unprecedented value. Specifications Materials Steel, Plastic Color (Int/Ext) Black/Black, White/White Dimensions (WxHxD) 185mm x 428.55mm x 470.5mm Motherboard Sizes Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX 5.25” Drive Bays x 3 3.5” Drive Bays x 3 2.5” Drive Bays x 3 Cooling Front 120mm x 2 (optional) Cooling Rear 120mm x 1 (1 included) PCI Slots 7 1 x USB3.0, 1 x USB2.0, HD Audio Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction) Extras Front Dust Filter, PSU Dust Filter, Tool-Free Drive Locking
Today we're focusing on the Sapphire R9 290, an enthusiast-classed peformance card that's a reference design. We typically see custom cards from Sapphire, and that may yet be in store in the not-too-distant future, but for now the R9 290 is Sapphire's competition against Nvidia's GTX 780. Looking to offer excellent performance for higher-resolution gaming, the R9 290 looks to be a powerhouse. Let's delve a bit deeper into the details with a closer look at the Sapphire R9 290 to find out how it measures up.