Cooler Master (together with Smooth Creations) have issued out a newsletter over the weekend which lets us know of their new "CSX" sub-site, a venture into producing and selling unique custom cases based on your own input. Smooth Creations are well known for their meticulous custom paint job skills so the quality is assured to be A1.
Up until now, Custom Painted PC gaming systems have always been pre-built. If you wanted a Custom Painted PC - you have one of two choices: buy a pre-built system which might not have all the components you want or build your own and find someone who's skilled enough to bring your visions to reality.
Word from Cyberlink has it they're demonstrating their full range of high definition entertainment softwares at CeBIT, including HD-DVD and Blu-ray playback with their PowerDVD HD software suite.
Taipei, Taiwan----March 15, 2007----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in digital home solutions, today demonstrated its range of entertainment software for Today's Digital Lifestyle, in Hall 21, booth C02 at CeBIT 2007, Germany.
"As a key entertainment enabler within the digital home, CyberLink software covers a full spectrum of activities, from high-definition movie playback and premium TV sharing over the home network, to media creation and disc burning on Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "We're pleased to be in Germany to attend the world's largest IT fair, showcasing our strengths in the digital home with easy-to-use products for consumers and our OEM partners alike."
With multiple PSUs reaching the 1KW these days, OCZ thought they'd take a wee little step ahead of the comp. and release a 1010W one, this being a new member to their GameXStream family. You'd be hard pressed to force this puppy to break a sweat.
Sunnyvale, CA-March 12, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the addition of an 1010W power supply to the GameXStream family. Building on the acclaimed performance and features of the OCZ NVIDIA SLI™-Ready GameXStream series, the new 1010W configuration offers a more powerful solution for today's advanced PC systems in the same compact form factor that is an advantage to many gamers and system builders.
"OCZ is pleased to announce the launch of the GXS 1010W PSU, the latest power supply in the GameXStream series," commented Alex Mei, VP of Marketing, OCZ Technology Group. "The GXS 1010 surpasses the power requirements of even the most power hungry next generation components allowing the unit to easily scale with high performance rigs as they are continually upgraded."
A new family of high-end PSUs have been introduced by Enermax recently, what they claim to be the world's first "DX10-ready" desktop power supplies to hit the market. How's a PSU gain a "DX10-ready" stamp of approval? Enermax's PR has the scoop.
DirectX® 10 graphics andWindows™ Vista® is here andwillutilise the newest generation ofmulti-core systems to the maximum. The PCI Express 2.0 standard is also upon us andintroduces a newPEG power connector with 8 pins instead of 6 pins to meet possible powerrequirements of up to 300W per such card. These sometimes even require 2 connectors, eitherone 6p and 8p each or two 6p.
Enthusiastsand graphic designers will be able to use up to two cards, and may even combinethem with an additional card for physical computing for unseen graphicalperformance.
Arctic Cooling are well known for their aftermarket cooling products for VGA cards and CPUs, and it may well be that they eventually make it big in the PC case market as well, having today intro'd their new Silentium T Pro series cases, the 2nd generation of thermodynamic optimized and noise reduced PC case for power users.
Unlike traditional ATX cases, this one is based around a radical thermodynamic concept which allows air flow to pass in a very different manner to what we're used to. For more details on how it works and the case itself, grab AC's PR here, and also click on the pics below.
Pfäffikon / Switzerland, 14.02.2007. Swiss cooling solution manufacturer ARCTIC COOLING launches a new line of thermodynamic PC case - Silentium T Pro. As its predecessor (Silentium), the new Silentium T Pro's revolutionary design introduces a radical thermodynamic concept which does not follow the traditional ATX standard. Air flow directions in the Silentium T Pro have been completely rearranged. Two pre-installed 80mm and one 120mm Arctic Fans together with a rearranged PSU position dramatically enhances the ventilation of the PC case.
Thermaltake have just released some new beefy PSUs which top their "Toughpower" lineup, these being 1000W and 1200W models designed to support the most power-hungry systems to date (including those with Quad graphics).
For full details on them, check out the article here folks.
Thermaltake Technology, the world's leading brand for high-end chassis and high-performance power supply, is launching world's first 1200W as well as 1000W to its Toughpower line of high-grade and high-efficiency power supplies. The new additions are the responses to higher power demand from both ATI and Nvidia's graphic card consumption that allows for unprecedented graphic realism and image quality. Today's high-end graphic card will require as much as 300W of power alone and with the popularity of multi graphic card configurations, users are expected to allocate aside at least 600W just for graphic cards.
Just when you start to think air cooling solutions couldnt possibly get any more out-there then what we've seen to date, Cooler Master come up with the "GeminII" cooler. This monster sports a copper base and 6 heatpipes, along with room for two 120mm fans, enough air flow for the entire motherboard, not just the CPU.
Grab the press material here for more details and pics.
With the up and coming Windows Vista trend, high performance video cards have become hot essentials. However the advanced operating system comes with overheating, which is a strain on your hardware. Cooler Master has predicted this problem and developed an all around cooling solution that will remedy the heat problem and eliminate the noise problem.
Cooler Master's newest Cooler Innovation, GeminII, is the world's first Main Board and CPU cooler. GeminII's thoughtful design creates high cooling performances due to its excellent heat transport ability and superior heat dissipation ability. Now you can enjoy all the benefits from Windows Vista with ease.
Paranoid that your kickarse new 17" gaming laptop might be cooking a bit during intensive tasks? For peace of mind and convenience, Thermaltake have just launched their new "Taichi M+", a notebook cooler constructed from aluminium with two 70mm fans spinning quietly at a lowly 1,000RPM.
One of the coolest aspects of it is that it has the ability to source its power from your notebook's USB port.
The demands for notebook computers are rising above and beyond our expectations in the recent years. The major notebook computer manufacturers are pushing hard to release faster, cheaper, and bigger laptops for the public. Now, consumers are able to enjoy the multimedia experience at an affordable price. On the other hand, many consumers are also frustrated that they cannot find a cooling solution for the 17" notebook computer.
The last few months have quickly brought to the market some very high powered PSUs for the desktop market (1000W through to Ultra's 2000W monster shown off at CES last week), and OCZ are making sure to stick with the pace of things with the introduction of their new "ProXStream" 1 Kilowatt power supply.
Sunnyvale, CA-January 15, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced the launch of the ProXStream power supply series, a new high performance PSU that was first showcased at the recent 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. OCZ engineered the ProXStream to provide ample power to even the most demanding high-end systems. Incorporated in a small and diverse form factor, the ProXStream 1000W core is extremely efficient and very practical, as it can be integrated into just about any chassis.
A first-rate power supply is immensely important to ensure your system runs both effectively and efficiently. The OCZ ProXStream comes complete with quad PCI-Express connectors and sufficient power to operate high performance graphics cards with plenty of power left over to handle the remaining high end components found in today's most demanding PCs. OCZ continues to push the envelope in controlling ripple noise and producing the cleanest power for high-end systems.
Antec have just added a new flagship chassis to their lineup of server/enthusiast level cases, this to stand over the top of the already beastly P180 as the new "P190" model.
Some of its many features include the option of a "Neo-Link" Dual 1200W PSU, five case fans including a massive side-mounted 200mm one, and stacks of sound-deadening materials.
For more info on it, grab the press release folks.
CES, Las Vegas, NV - January 9, 2007 - Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has released P190. The case is Antec's most powerful yet with dual power supplies, and is based on the proven design concepts first introduced in their P180.
P190 is fueled by Antec's new dual power supply, the 1200 Watt Neo-Link. The spacious interior and extended ATX capabilities allow for multiple instances of virtually all system components. The 650 Watt and 550 Watt power supplies work together to power parts such as multiple core CPUs, multi card graphics solutions and 10,000+ RPM hard drives.
Good god! PSU manufacturer Ultra Products have also let everyone know in advance that they will be making their presence known at CES in a big way, all because of one PSU.... Whats so special about it you say? It boasts a *MASSIVE* 2000W of power thats what!!!
If you feel the need to have a nuclear reactor in your gaming case, the 2000W ATX Power Supply from Ultra Products should be enough for you. Being unveiled at CES, the 2000W PS is modular, and feeds up to 1800W on the 12V connection alone.
With all that power, you're going to be able to support quad core, quad GPU cards, or a gigantic RAID system to store all your homemade movies. No word on price, but we're guessing somewhere around the PlayStation 3's price tag.
After some SERIOUS power for your kickarse new rig? Where the sky's the limit, Silverstone are doing their best to reach it with their new monster PSU, the 1kW Olympia.
In terms of specs, this thing is pretty damn meaty with an intelligent fan controller for quiet operation (25 dBA @300W or below, 42dBA@ 1000W), a massive single 80A(88A peak) +12V rail and 1100W peak power output. The Olympia OP1000 features 4x PCI-E 6pin connectors, dual 8pin connectors, six Serial ATA connectors, Active PFC and support for ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V.
For SilverStone, reaching the 1000 watt milestone is another great opportunity to introduce a new direction for performance enthusiast power supplies. The Olympia OP1000 was built to withstand enormous loading requirements of high-end industrial server PCs at above average temperature of 50°C so its ability is unmatched by ordinary power supplies. However, to make this power supply more usable to more enthusiasts, SilverStone engineers altered several parameters such as inclusion of intelligent fan controller that adjust fan speed to run quietly at low to medium load and conversion to a single +12V rail. If the goal is to build a future proof multi-core CPU and GPU system, the OP1000 is a must have with its 80A ( 88A peak) +12V single rail and 1100W peak power output.
OCZ have just released a new top-end 720W model into their "EvoStream" power supply lineup, complete with modular cabling and four 12V rails to ensure excellent stability.
For the full scoop on it, have a read of the press material over at OCZ's website folks.
Sunnyvale, CA-December 14, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the availability of a 720W configuration in the EvoStream power supply family. This 100% modular PSU is equipped with EZMod technology to allow complete customization of your power system by utilizing only the cables you require. Ideal for the high-power user, the 720W EvoStream combines leading-edge technology for high power users with a classic, sleek look that enthusiasts and system builders enjoy including in their PCs.
As gamers and system builders continue to enhance their PCs with high-end components, power supplies are expected to remain stable for extensive amounts of time at elevated performance levels. The EvoStream line incorporates superior PSU technologies. By using a high-end core and advanced circuit design, Evostream PSUs ensure all your vital PC components are supplied a stable and vigorous source of power in even the most intense computing environments. OCZ pushes the envelope to controlling ripple noise, producing the cleanest power for high-end systems.
Following the launch of AMD's Quad FX platform last week, Thermaltake have just announced that they're the first PC Case maker to release a "Quad FX Ready" chassis series. Two of them in fact, these being the Armor Extreme Edition and Kandalf Exteme Edition series.
To learn all about them have a read of the official PR here.
Thermaltake Technology today announced the world's first AMD Quad FX platform ready chassis series, Armor Extreme Edition and Kandalf Extreme Edition series. These two chassis series are co-developed by AMD and Thermaltake to support AMD's latest and technologically advanced AMD Quad FX platform, which is a 4-core, dual-socket processor configuration uniquely designed with Dual Socket Direct Connect Architecture, designed to exploit the latest multi-threaded applications delivered on Windows Vista Ultimate and to further enhance the gaming experience.
Mushkin are one of several memory makers now venturing into the world of quality power supplies. They've today announced a new 580W PSU as detailed within this press release.
Denver, CO, November 30, 2006- Mushkin Enhanced, a leading manufacturer in high performance computer components, is proud to announce the addition of the HP-580AP Power Supply to its power supply product lineup. "The Mushkin HP-580AP Watt PSU is one of the best price to performance units available on the market today and we think enthusiasts will find it hard to disagree," says Lee Groninger, Mushkin Sales and Marketing Director. The Mushkin HP-580 Watt PSU is the third addition to Mushkin's Performance PSU product line, joining it's highly regarded predecessors the XP-650 and HP-550.
A new lineup of environmentally friendly power supplies has been launched by Antec today. Dubbed the "EarthWatts" series, these power supplies are said to increase power efficiency to 80% over the standard 70 to 75% found with the majority of other PSUs on the market.
For full details on them grab Antec's official announcement.
Fremont, CA - November 20, 2006 - Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, is now shipping EarthWatts, its most environmentally friendly power supply unit (PSU) yet.
EarthWatts allows system builders to do their part for the environment by reducing the amount of energy consumed by computers. The unit allows for this in three vital ways. First, EarthWatts is certified to be 80 PLUS(r) compliant, the newest standard for power supply energy efficiency. The 80 PLUS specification requires computer and server PSUs to be at least 80% efficient at 20%, 50% and 100% rated load ultimately saving users money on their electricity bills, computer reliability and cooling costs.
Aimed primarily at systems running one of NVIDIA's 8800 series graphics cards, Cooler Master have just announced their new Real Power Pro 850W power supply. This puppy is designed to provide the most power hungry of systems (incl. quad SLI ones) nice and stable with dedicated +12V rails and high quality components all round.
You can get all the details on it via Cooler Master's press material here folks.
The Real Power for the Ultimate High Definition Gaming Experience Unleashed! Ultra-High End Image reality calls for increasing processing power to handle the graphic complexity. Cooler Master's all new Real Power Pro 850W answers to the call for the most reliable power source to back up the elite technology to deliver excellent performance and superb image quality. Being the World's First to truly support Quad SLI with dedicated +12V rails, Real Power Pro 850W is specially designed for NVIDIA's next generation High End Graphic Card G80. With our six ground-breaking +12V independent output rails for exceptional power distribution, Real Power Pro 850W reliably powers the cards while you enjoy the out-of-this-world gaming experience.
Hardware Zone have posted up details of ASUS's new "Silent Knight" CPU cooler, designed for all current platforms on the market. Its based around a full copper design with 6 heatpipes and a 9cm LED fan.
ASUS Technology announced the Silent Knight CPU cooler, which utilized 100% copper (an highly effective conductor) for its fins, base and heat pipes to enable efficient heat dissipation for the latest dual-core processors. The Silent Knight offers quiet performance and a unique design with blue LED, providing a peaceful computing environment and a stylish system interior.
Besides the fan, the Silent Knight is an all-copper CPU cooling solution. With copper, an effective heat conductor, large heat exchange area, lightweight design to relieve stress on the motherboard, and six curved heat pipes to transfer heat to the fins, processor temperature is always maintained at levels most suitable for high-performance and reliable computing.
OCZ's award-winning GameXStream lineup of high quality PSUs has just been further complimented by a new 850W model which should keep the most powerful of systems nice and stable.
Sunnyvale, CA-November 1, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the addition of an 850W power supply to the GameXStream family. Building on the acclaimed performance and features of the OCZ NVIDIA SLI™-Ready GameXStream series, the new 850W configuration offers a more powerful solution for today's advanced PC systems in the same compact form factor that is a necessity to many gamers and system builders.
ASUS have just added yet another ATI based graphics card to their lineup down under, this one based on the 80nm X1950Pro GPU. According to ASUS this card operates at around 10c cooler than the usual reference design due to the advanced cooling solution they've decided to plonk on it.
Grab the press material here for full details.
Sydney, Australia; 31st October, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced the ASUS EAX1950PRO graphics card series, featuring an advanced fan sink that lowers temperature by 10°C compared to reference designs. The all-new series balances high performance and stability, and packs the latest specifications to support the next-generation Vista operating system. The EAX1950PRO series includes two excellent solutions: EAX1950PRO CrossFire/HTDP/256M and EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M.
BFG are diving straight into the deep-end of the power supply market with a couple of PSUs announced a short time ago, these each being 800W and 1000W models with quad 12V rails, stacks of SATA connectors and much more.
Read all about them on BFG's website.
Lake Forest, IL - ( October 16, 2006 )- BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that the BFG 1000 Watt and BFG 800 Watt power supplies backed by BFG's famous lifetime warranty will be immediately available at leading retailers and e-tailers in North America.
"We continue to see a trend for PC's needing more power due to the success of NVIDIA's SLI technology as well as the multiple hard drives and multi-core CPU processors that enthusiast's are placing in their systems," said Scott Herkelman, executive vice president of BFG Technologies. "The BFG 1000 Watt and 800 Watt power supplies are geared to handle these power hungry components and provide gamers and enthusiasts alike with flexible, stable and superior power than what they may get from their power supply today."