The new Cobra D984 has four 8mm heat-pipes which make direct contact with the CPU whilst the cooler itself is almuminum and runs dimensions of 131 x 92 x 102mm (W x D x H), weighing in at 452 grams. The included 92mm PWM controlled fan can dish out an airflow of 39 to 54.6 CFM with a noise level of 20 to 28dBA.
Support for all current AMD and Intel sockets is there, bar the new Core i7 platform. It can be found and purchased at just under 30 Euros (around $38 U.S.).
We've since heard nothing about it; not until now, that is. Dubbed the LM10, this intriguing cooler is being promised for a launch date of November 17th, but appears to be limited to Euro retail channels. The company is still awaiting approval of its liquid metal-based technology before it goes on shelves in other regions.
If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, the LM10 has no moving parts and an unlimited mean time between failures. Inside is a yet-to-be-named liquid metal that's said to provide superior thermo physical properties and is circulated without moving parts thanks to a built-in electromagnetic pump.
The promise is lower thermal resistance than any air-cooler and cooling performance that'll put most water-cooled setups to shame.
No word on pricing yet. We'll be sure to keep you in the loop on what's happening with it. This could be a great partner for Core i7, pending it's as good as the company claims.
Thanks goes to HEXUS for the heads up.
Thermaltake today announced that it will soon begin selling an optional upgrade clip for its range of LCD or liquid cooling systems.
This new clip will bring support of Intel's soon to be released Core i7 Socket 1366 processor to a whole range of coolers, such as the vast Bigwater series.
In 2008, Intel officially announces its new Core i7 CPU with the most advanced micro-architecture. Now, to ensure our users can experience the power of Core i7, Thermaltake presents optional upgrade clip for LGA 1366 to support Thermaltake DIY L.C.S and L.C.S Case. With this clip, current Thermaltake L.C.S users can enjoy the benefit of Intel Core i7 CPU without replacing their existing liquid cooling system.
It is an interesting move by Thermaltake who could have just not done this and left its users in the dark and to their own devices to get by. It goes a long way to showing that Thermaltake care. You can find more exact details here.
Reminiscing of a stealth bomber aircraft, SilverStone has completed the final design of its new Raven RV01 full-tower PC chassis and VR-Zone managed to take some photos and get a brief look at this intriguing new case.
The first and foremost thing you'll notice about this case is its orientation for motherboard placement. Where the usual ATX design has the motherboard in such a position that the rear I/O faces the back, this case has the board turned 90 degrees so that the rear I/O faces straight up.
Silverstone's reasoning for going against the trend is that it supposedly allows for the rising hot air to escape more effectively out the top as opposed to being forced sideways out the rear.
An interesting yet potentially quite messy approach. Silverstone says the case will become available around Christmas time with an MSRP of $199 USD.
Corsair has paved the way for a fresh line of power supplies this week, first introducing an economical 400 watt unit.
Dubbed the Power Series, this new lineup is aimed more so at the mainstream user with good clean and reliable power, at a price point that won't hurt the wallet. the CX400W offering is of course ATX12V v2.2 compliant and has an efficiency level of over 80% with 99% Active PFC and a single 12V dishing out 30A.
A thermally controlled 120mm fan keeps the unit cool while being whisper quiet. And in typical Corsair style, all the cables are fully sleeved. Corsair's 3-year warranty applies to the Power line of PSUs.
As mentioned before, this new lineup keeps the prices down whilst still offering a solid quality unit. Corsair state they're already shipping the CX400W at a suggested RRP of about $60.
You can find Corsair's official announcement here folks.
"Corsair is very proud to announce an entirely new product line for builders with lower power requirements," said Jim Carlton, Vice President of Marketing at Corsair. "With the first product in the Power series, the CX400W, system builders who don't need high-wattage power supplies finally have an inexpensive and high-quality solution."
Due to its energy-efficient design and Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) circuitry, the CX400W is capable of delivering greater than 80% efficiency ratings, allowing it to run extremely cool and use very little energy, reducing its operating costs significantly. Cooled by a large, thermally-controlled 120mm fan, the CX400W can provide stable, continuous power while remaining whisper quiet.
You don't see or hear anywhere near as much from AOpen as you used to, but they're still pushing to stay afloat in todays highly competitive market. We've just learned of their latest efforts to attract some attention in the HTPC sector with their new G326HT chassis, compatible with both Flex ATX and Micro ATX motherboards.
Given the aesthetics of a HTPC enclosure tend to be mostly focused around a contemporary and somewhat passive/blending design, the G326HT certainly isn't for everyone with its bold attention drawing characteristics. However, the case is jam packed with features which you can read all about within this well illustrated specs sheet.
Distributer Bluechip Infotech is expecting stock of these very shortly and they come in at an RRP tag of $199AUD (exl. PSU).
¡¾Sydney,Australia¡¿1 October 2008- The PC trend of 2008 is HTPC( Home Theatre PC),bringing a PC system into your living room to provide various digital entertainments such as movie , music , game and internet access through a large format display.AOpen releases the new G326HT for HTPC market which will support all multimedia entertainment requirements of your enjoyment into your living room. From its front panel, it displays headline news (updated daily from famous news feed ), weather information, emails, set timer, alarm, graphic EQ, system info, media info through one touch remote control. With the smart display panel , it will simplify your requirements in personal computing and personal enjoyment at the same time.
G326HT also delivers good performance at a compact size ( 263(H) x 297 (W) x 409 (D) mm). It is compatible with both Flex ATX and Micro ATX motherboards and tool free standard PCI slots for installation of high end graphic cards. The expansions slots are surrounded with copper shield to improve EMI level.Front I/O slots includes USB2.0 , IEEE ¨C 1394 , stereo audio out , MIC in and a ATX power supply with 12cm fan for cooling and operating.G326HT is made with a strong housing , and with its bend-edges, the chassis ensures a smooth , accurate and safe assembly.
AOpen G326HT are sold as barebones only. For full system integration, please contact Bluechip InfoTech.
Earlier this month Nexus revealed its first CPU cooler to support the upcoming Socket 1366 based Core i7 processor and now they are back with news of another one, but with a difference.
The Nexus LOW-7000 low profile CPU cooler not only supports Socket 1366 but also the current Socket 775 and AM2. It features four 6mm heatpipes and best of all it is only 7cm high. Pure copper base and heatpipes should help keep things cool.
Match that up with that fact that it includes a large 120mm fan that only spins up to 2000 RPM, it is also very quiet - at max fan speed it only produces 24dBA of sound. It will be perfect for users wanting to build a high powered HTPC based on the Intel Nehalem platform.
You can find out more about the cooler over at the product page, which is here.
Power Supply manufacturer Topower has just announced a rather dazzling new offering with REMI cable coating/green LEDs and a Mystic Dark Green titanium mirror finish.
The PSU boasts 850W of continuous power with the ability to handle 950W in the rare instance it's needed. It has an efficiency of over 80%, also carrying ATX 1.3 and 2.01 compliance along with active PFC. What's even more impressive is the six individual 12V rails.
OCZ have added two new CPU coolers to their lineup today, dubbed the Gladiator and Gladiator Max. One of the most noteable features of the Gladiator coolers is the use of HDT (heat-pipe direct touch) which was also used for the Vendetta series, only it has since been improved upon with a more efficient pillar design.
Where the standard Gladiator makes use of a 92mm fan, the Gladiator Max boasts a 120mm, both mounted with anti-vibration rubber connectors. All current sockets are also supported.
Sunnyvale, CA-September 11, 2008-OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Gladiator and Gladiator Max, the latest CPU cooler line designed for supreme thermal management and efficiency. Combining a distinctive stacked fin array, heat-pipe direct touch (HDT) design, and a large low-noise fan, the Gladiator series is built to take on the cooling challenges of today's most powerful processors and ensure your system functions at its peak.
"The new Gladiator coolers take the HDT design from the popular Vendetta series to the next level, with the addition of the latest pillar design to transfer heat even more efficiently up and away from your processor," said Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management of the OCZ Technology Group. "With the Gladiator series we are able to offer customers sophisticated coolers for the complete spectrum of applications ranging from mainstream gaming to enthusiast overclocking."
Thermaltake has used YouTube to show off a preview of its upcoming Fanless 330 graphics card cooler.
From the information we received, we are not sure which graphics cards will work with this cooler but we were told that it will work with "high-end graphics cards".
Have a look for yourself:
We'll be sure to get a sample in for review once it's out.
CoolIT sent us a link to a video that they've uploaded to YouTube showing off exactly what its recently released Dual Drive Bay VGA cooler can do when attached to a Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card.
They pushed the up from the default clock speeds of 750MHz core, 900MHz (1800MHz DDR) memory up to 880MHz core and 1000MHz (2000MHz DDR) memory.
The liquid cooler managed to keep things well under control and during a run of 3DMark Vantage, the maximum reference GPU temperature never got any higher than 39C - amazing, I think I got to get me one of these coolers as even at stock and with normal cooling, the X2 operates hotter than this.
You can read the recent press release of the Dual Drive Bay VGA cooler over here.
Thermaltake has published a video on Youtube which gives a sneak preview look at their upcoming Spedo full-tower chassis.
Following the designing concept of automobile engine bay, Spedo comes with quite a number of amazing Thermaltake exclusive features, including the C.R.M.3 - Cable Routing Management 3, A.T.C.3 - Advance Thermal Chamber 3, Fancool 8, Easy Install and HDD relocation. Spedo was described as the new painstaking effort from the Thermaltake designers.
Although not well known in the mainstream PC cooling and accessories market, a mob by the name of Danamics has suddenly attracted much attention with a new type of CPU cooler that is said to be the first in the world which uses "Liquid-metal" to assist with its cooling abilities.
Liquid-metal has a higher thermal conductivity than other forms of liquid and that alone brings promise, but the particularly interesting thing to note is that the pump sitting atop the cooler is electromagnetic by design; meaning it has no moving parts nor does it emit any noise/vibration whatsoever.
Danamics have made a bold statement on their website that the cooler exceeds most watercooling solutions, but high-end air cooling is often capable of this as well. As cool as the technology behind it sounds, it still raises an eyebrow as to how well this cooler will actually perform.
You can learn more about the LM10 here.
The liquid metal is a key component in Danamics cooling systems. Liquid metal has two major advantages when cooling high power density heat sources:
Firstly it has superior thermo physical properties that decrease temperature - and temperature non-uniformity - on die and across chips. Secondly the electrical properties of the liquid metal enables efficient, reliable and ultra compact electromagnetic pumping without the use of moving parts, shafts, seals, etc.
Swiss PC cooling specialist Arctic Cooling has just announced a new member to its highly popular Accelero Series of replacement cooling for graphics cards.
The new TWIN TURBO brings compatibility for the new ATI Radeon HD 4850/4870 graphics cards as well as NVIDIA's GeForce 9600GT/8800GT offerings and many others. Two whisper quiet 80mm PWM fans (connected to the VGA's existing fan header) are used on top of a large heatsink comprising four heat-pipes and 30 aluminum fins.
As a benchmark of its performance, Arctic Cooling state that a 34c drop in temperature can be seen when using the TWIN TURBO on a 9600GT that was previously running the reference cooler.
The TWIN TURBO is said to become available sometime this month with a U.S. MSRP of $34.95. You can obtain more details on the cooler and the graphics cards it supports here.
(Pfäffikon/Switzerland, 2 July 2008) The Swiss cooling solutions provider ARCTIC COOLING today announced the launch of the dual-fan Accelero TWIN TURBO, adding another multi-compatible high performance merchandise into their reputable VGA cooler product line.
Featuring 4 heat pipes, 30 fins and 2 PWM fans, the Accelero TWIN TURBO optimises airflow to 40 CFM, and achieves up to 120 Watt cooling capacity. Together with memory and voltage regulator cooling, this new VGA cooler gives enthusiasts a very promising result - 34°C lower than the nVIDIA GeForce 9600GT stock cooler. With such phenomenal cooling performance, the Accelero TWIN TURBO also maximizes the overclocking potential and extends the service life of your graphics card.
Topower has topped its lineup with the new PowerBird Series of Power Supplies this week. There are 900 and 1100W models available thus far, both of which are modularized in design and boast an 80Plus rating with a maximum efficiency level of 87%. A total of six independent +12v rails are used to ensure rock solid stability for the most power hungry of rigs.
You can get the full rundown on the new PowerBird series in Topowers official announcement here folks.
City of Industry, Calif.-June 27, 2008-Topower Computer, a worldwide leader in innovative, high performance and high reliability power supply, today unveiled the PowerBird power supply family for high-powered gaming systems and workstations. Designed to offer the consumer market an industrial-grade computer power supply with state-of-the-art designs, the PowerBird is the ultimate power solution for those users that require an ultra-efficient, highly reliable, high-wattage solution for their leading-edge gaming machine.
Cooler Master has listed details and images of its latest all-inclusive Liquid Cooling System to enter the Aquagate lineup; dubbed the Aquagate Max.
At the moment it would seem the Aquagate Max is only set for availability in Japan, but this could change very soon. The specs on the Japanese site are listed in English; from this information we know the unit to be ESA-certified, sporting a copper waterblock with universal mounting and a pump capable of pushing 450 litres per hour at a noise level of 23 dBA.
Initial pricing on the Aquagate Max equates to roughly $300 USD.
During Computex Taipei 2008 last week we ran out of time to see the sheer amount of companies attending the event but today we got a chance to visit Kathy and her colleagues from IKONIK at their Taipei HQ.
I am happy we waited, as we got a really close look at a couple products the new company is working on for a July and August release.
The first thing they showed us was their MAD TWEAKER software. It will be a feature of all upcoming IKOKIK Vulcan power supplies that range from 650 watts all the way up to 1200 watts. MAD TWEAKER is the first real-time power supply monitoring software that interfaces with your system via USB as well as wireless infrared - the demo we saw was hooked up using USB as the wireless system is still being fine tuned. This means that you'll not only be able to monitor and control things like fan speeds and LED lights (on and off switching) from your main system but also from say a notebook that is near the system with the Vulcan PSU installed.
We asked the product manager about accuracy of the reading and he mentioned that it is accurate give or take 5%, which isn't too bad. It also now monitors and reports in real-time with only a 80ms delay. There are a total of five thermal probes attached to the PSU but one of them is always connected to the PSU. The other four you can freely decide what you want to monitor inside your case and label them in the software settings.
There was a live demo setup for us to look at and we recorded the above video to show how it works. The live demo setup by IKONIK uses an 850-watt Vulcan PSU with high intensity lights hooked up to it with switches to demonstrate the wattage and voltage reading and just how effectively it works. Take a look above!
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 One of the most eye-catching line of products on display at Cooler Master's booth last week was without doubt the upcoming V range of coolers which are modeled around engine block designs. We were first made aware of Cooler Master's intent to bring these to market at CeBIT'08.
The V8, although an impressive looking monster which screams passive performance cooling, it looks like the engine out of a Hyundai Excel in comparison to the absolute mammoth dubbed the V10.
When I first saw the Orochi from Scythe, my jaw simply dropped. When I saw this thing, I was literally frozen with disbelief. It does appear however that Cooler Master have every intention of bringing these to market, with Hardware.Info reporting the current development status to be near completion.
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 While we were checking out the products on the Foxconn booth out at Nangang, we managed to break our way into a inside look at one of its new prototype cases called TP+COOLER for now.
It looks like it has a V8 engine or something built onto the side of it, as you can see below. It will all make more sense in just a few moments.
Once we took off the side panel, we get a look at the crazy prototype cooler which Foxconn is working on. It included a single 120mm fan and two 80mm and enough thins to dissipate heat from the sun - well, maybe.
We got no details on pricing or availability or if it will even end up making it to store shelves but it was interesting to see nevertheless.
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 iCute have a lot of nice products this year and not just cases! Although we will start with those as they are what iCute are known best for.
A new tower case shows off the thermal management capabilities with external mounted indicator and a fan speed control in the bays.
Another concept they are pushing is the server style case that can accommodate up to 11 hot swappable HDDs.
Two new HTPC style cases that look really sweet and pack a great number of features in.
In a change of pace iCute has now decided to take on the enthusiast power supply market by offering their titanium series modular PSU's.
Also catering to the accessories market is a whole new range of laptop bags.
Finally they show us the external HHD bay concept with hot swapping action.
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Chances are you have not heard of Gelid and that's because they are brand new cooling company on the scene based out of Hong Kong.
Forming from a group of former Arctic Cooling engineers and sales and marketing stuff, they decided to bring something new to the cooling market by introducing two new series of fans and some thermal paste.
The first fan set is the silent series which comes in 120mm, 92mm and 80mm flavors with choice of PWM (four pin) for fan silencing or use of the thermal probe, which is no longer inside the housing but externally so it can be moved around to the heat sensitive areas in the case.
The next fan set is aimed at the gaming and overclocking community where noise is not top priority. The fans boast a removable fan blade assembly that can be washed and cleaned. They come in a funky black and UV reactive green housing and come with a fan controller unit. We love the idea of a removable fan blade.
Both sets of fans come with matching silicone noise and vibration dampening grommets, which is another nice touch.
The next offering is a thermal paste that boasts an ability to keep up with the big boys. Good thermal qualities and a non-curing design ensure that this paste will be a favorite with modders and enthusiasts.
Available from the US at $6.99USD currently and it should begin selling in a few weeks. We were also shown a new CPU cooler but we can't say much at the moment besides the fact that it will give the best a good run for their money.