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Deepcool's Dracula high-end VGA cooler ready to suck some heat

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Deepcool has just announced a new high-end graphics card cooler under its "Gamer Storm" series, oddly dubbed the Dracula. While there doesn't appear to be any blood sucking attributes here, it looks like its taste for "heat" is its substitute, being able to handle the hungriest, hottest of GPUs out there.

 

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The Dracula uses a convex copper base with two large aluminum heatsinks and a mass of L-shaped heatpipes, no less than 12 of them in fact. It's possible to equip the Dracula with up to three 140mm sized fans, or four 120mm fans and all the mounting hardware is bundled to make this possible with ease.

 

The cooler supports NVIDIA GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560, GTX 480, GTX 470 and GTX 460 as well as AMD HD 6970, HD 6950, HD 6870, HD 6850, HD 5770, HD 5670, HD 4870 and HD 4850 video cards. A definitive shipping date or price tag has not yet been revealed.

Thermaltake expands eSports chassis lineup with Overseer RX-I full tower

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A bold new full tower chassis has entered Thermaltake's eSports line-up today dubbed the Overseer RX-I. It boasts quite the head turning design and will no doubt gather much of a love or hate relationship straight off the bat. Features wise, it is decked out to quite the extent and should attract a lot of buyers at its €102 ($140 odd U.S.) price point.

 

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Running dimensions of 535 (H) x 220 (W) x 580 (D) mm, the steel case weighs in at 10.3Kg and features an all-black paint job, inside and out. Its top mounted I/O panel gives a couple USB 3.0 ports as well as 2 x USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA and headphones + mic ports. There are four exposed 5.25" bays up front as well as five tool-free 2.5/3.5-inch bays internally and a couple pre-drilled holes at the rear for water cooling setups.

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Enermax launches PLATIMAX 80 Plus Platinum certified PSU series

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Enermax has graced its range of power supplies with a new, high end lineup dubbed the PLATIMAX; their way of indicating that these new high quality units boast 80 Plus Platinum certification with an efficiency of up to 94%.

 

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The new series include five models at 600W, 750W, 850W, 1000W and topping out at 1200W. They all sport 105°C Japanese electrolytic capacitors, a Copper-Bridge transmission array, extreme density transformer, multiple (4 or 6, depending on the model) 12V rails, modular cabling and a 13.9cm Twister-bearing fan.

 

A number of other technologies have been added including SafeGuard multiple protection circuits, HeatGuard technology which allows the fan to keep spinning for up to 60 seconds post shutdown to cool off the components properly and also has a "CordGuard" power cord fixing solution.

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Alpenföhn Himalaya CPU cooler tower-style CPU cooler means business

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Just slightly ahead of launch, a relatively complete, beastly looking air cooler from EKL has been sighted on the web and will apparently start shipping in quantity by the end of the month.

 

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The Alpenföhn Himalaya CPU cooler is of a large, tower oriented design with some unique attributes that stand out such as the spreading of heat pipes through the aluminum fin stack along with the fin arrangement itself. The cooler weighs in at 880 grams and runs dimensions of 140 x 164 x 55 mm. it uses six nickel-plated copper heatpipes in a U-shape from the base and passing through the fin stack along the length and breadth of the fins.

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Got case modding skills? Fractal Design are giving away a case and cash!

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The guys and gals at Fractal Design are giving away one of their incredible Fractal Define XL cases, and if that wasn't good enough - how about you turn it into a personal piece of art? If you could do this, tell Fractal Design your idea and if you win, you not only win a Fractal Define XL case, but $500 to spend at PC Case Gear! Xzibit himself is jealous of you being able to pimp your own ride.

 

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Enter at fractal-design.com.au

Corsair rolls out the Carbide Series 400R budget friendly mid tower

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Catering to the more budget conscious builders, Corsair has just launched a new mid-tower chassis with an associated price tag of just $99.

 

The Carbide Series 400R from Corsair looks to give a good balance of features and typical innovative Corsair thinking considering the aforementioned price point it is confined to. We've got a steel structured chassis here with that lovely all-black (inside and out) paint job. Being a mid tower, it can accomodate both mATX and full sized ATX motherboards.

 

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Its front I/O panel gives convenient access to two USB 3.0 ports, a FireWire port and a pair of audio ports. The case has four 5.25-inch bays and room for six 3.5 or 2.5-inch drives internally. Cooling is handled via three 120mm fans out of the box; two mounted at the front and one at the rear. There are also fan mounting locations at the top and on the side panel to help increase airflow further.

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Thermalright's True Spirit CPU Cooler now shipping

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Thermalright is now shipping its latest CPU cooler, the True Spirit through distribution channels, which should be found in stores by the middle of the month.

 

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The cooler is based on a traditional tower design, measuring 133 x 52 x 160 mm and comprising 48 aluminum fins and four 6mm copper heatpipes. The included fan is 120mm in size, operating between 1000 and 1500RPM (with 19.6 to 37.4 dBA sound output).

 

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The cooler is compatible with all current and previous generation platforms from Intel and AMD dating back to LGA775 and AM2. Thermalright's MSRP on the True Spirit sits at the equivilent of €28.90.

Thermaltake go Massive with new notebook cooler

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Often we'll see the release of yet another notebook cooler into the market that does little to stand out and impress us with anything we haven't already seen before. However, Thermaltake have stepped forward in radical fashion and announced today something that does indeed have its eye catching attributes straight off the bat.

 

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Appropriately dubbed the "Massive 23 GT" notebook cooler, it sports a beefy 200mm fan which can operate between 5 and 800RPM, giving up to 24 dBA of sound output. The overall unit measures 352 x 293.1 x 41.4 mm, weighing in at 907 grams and supports notebooks sized anywhere between 10 and 17 inches.

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The going gets tough with three more Toughpower Silver PSUs from Thermaltake

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Thermaltake has just refreshed its Toughpower Silver line of gamer/enthusiast-grade modular PSUs with three new high-end additions to complement the existing 1350W model the company launched late last year.

 

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The new models include a 1000W, 1200W and 1500W, all featuring 80 Plus Silver certification (with up to 91% efficiency) as well as ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 compliance, double forward switching circuitry which enables low power loss and high reliability and the use of Japanese electrolytic and solid state capacitors.

 

All three PSUs use a 13.5mm PWM fan. The 1000W and 1200W models have dual 12V rails, while the 1500W model has quad 12V rails.

 

 

Thermaltake provides all units with active PFC and a MTBF (mean time before failure) of over 120,000 hours. They come with a five-year warranty. Pricing details are yet to be disclosed.

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