Computex Taipei 2013 - Rosewill showed off some truly cool things at this year's Computex, but something that also caught our eye was their new digital PSU and a nice passively cooled power supply.
Starting with the Rosewill Epoch, their new digital PSU, which has a USB dongle on the back which shoots your information out to your PC, with the usual statistics like temperature, etc. The passively cooled PSU named "Silent Night" comes in both 500W and 600W flavors, and includes no fan. This is a great purchase for those who are wanting to keep the noise down in their new system. We should hopefully have some of these to review in the coming months.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I think all of us here at TweakTown are huge fans of the Prodigy, as we've used their case for many system builds and guides. Rosewill though, aren't as well known, but their Neutron case could change all of that.
The Neutron is a beautiful case with some unique features, such as the ability to install a huge PSU - something the Prodigy isn't capable of. There's a swivel HDD installation method, as you can see in the pictures below. There's lots of cooling options and watercooling is no problem for the Neutron, with the radiator capable of being installed at the top, or the front. Another unique feature is the ability to shift the USB and power buttons around, where Rosewill said it's as easy as undoing a few screws and shifting it around.
It's nice to see them thinking outside of the box, once more.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I went and took a look at the Rosewill booth, and as usual, I walked away impressed. First off, we had a look at their custom painted Throne case, which is better to just show on video, and pictures, both of which we have for you below.
Ok, now how good is that? Impressed? I was. It felt amazing to touch, looked even better to the eye, and is just beautiful. I don't know how practical it is, but Rosewill were attracting plenty of people to their booth with this beautiful specimen. Thanks Rosewill, for thinking outside of the square with this chassis.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Earlier on today we stopped by the WD booth here at Computex where we saw some amazing new slim hard drives, but we also spotted the Steiger Dynamics LEET Core chassis. This is the case that is the case category winner of TweakTown's Best of Computex 2013 awards.
Hit play on the embedded video above to get a close-up look at its awesomeness. Basically I'll mention it's made out of a full block of aluminum and machined with perfectly even sides and edges.
The workmanship is just amazing and it also looks really impressive as well, hence the reason for taking away our case award at the show this year. Start saving though, this is not a cheap case.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Out at the Nangang hall today at Computex Taipei 2013 we stopped by the OCZ booth where they had, as expected, a bunch of flash storage products, but most have had public viewing before this event.
What was new at the event for OCZ was its new Fatal1ty 750-watt power supply. It is rated for continuous 750-watt output at 45c and comes with 80 PLUS Bronze certification. It is also 100% fully modular and includes a 125mm double ball bearing fan. No fear, it will also work ion your shiny new Intel Haswell CPU based system and OCZ throw in a very solid five year warranty.
I say very solid warranty as OCZ has set very competitive pricing on this unit. The pictures we took of the unit at the OCZ booth are off an unfinished product, OCZ do intend to make a few minor adjustments before its release in the July - August timeframe.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Thermaltake continue to impress the world, and myself especially, with their new digital power supply unit (PSU). The new Toughpower DPS range of power supplies are all-digital, and allow users to do real-time performance monitoring and control.
You can save records and view ultra-detailed data at anytime, and something I truly love is that it is really social - you can share records with friends through the usual social networks like Facebook and Twitter, or even go e-mail if you want. The Toughpower DPS 850W we took a look at has an ultra-quiet 14cm fan with smart fan control, and the new Toughpower DPS line of PSU's are fully modular with low profile and flat cables, another nod to Thermaltake's eye in detail.
Thermaltake's new all-digital, fully modular power supplies are Haswell ready, just in case you were worried.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I've been a fan of Lian Li for as long as I can remember, but checking out their latest case today at Computex has me falling in love all over again. They were kind enough to walk us through their latest beast, the PC-D600.
Lian Li's PC-D600 chassis can house six 5.25-inch drives, six 3.5-inch (if you use the 5.25-inch slots) and six 2.5-inch drives. It has support for E-ATX, ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, has two 120mm fans and three 140mm fans. There's four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio on the PC-D600 chassis, and as for dimensions, we have 382mm x 495mm x 412mm (W/H/D).
Computex Taipei 2013 - This morning we got the chance to head over to the EVGA Suite at the popular Grand Hyatt to check out some of the latest offerings that the company was going to be offering us in the coming months. Entering and saying hello we then got taken over to the upcoming power supplies that EVGA plan to launch soon which will expand the lineup they already have on the market.
Expanding the already known SuperNOVA series EVGA sees the new 1300G2 and 1000P2 added to the lineup which already increases a strong lineup of units. The new 1300G2 is a 80 Plus Gold Rated unit that sits between the current 1000G2 and NEX1500 units. The 1000P2 on the other hand is a 80 Plus Platinum rated 1000 Watt unit. A new lower budgeted 500B model is also coming that carries the 80 Plus Bronze rating and of course comes in at 500 Watt.
Computex Taipei 2013 - SilverStone had an interesting NAS-like case at Computex Taipei 2013, the SilverStone DS380. The DS380 is a mini-ITX chassis that can pack in a huge 8 x HDD's for some serious, serious storage.
Because it's a mini-ITX chassis, you can install your own motherboard instead of buying a ready-made NAS. There's three 120mm fans to cool all of those HDD's and a nifty key to unlock the front door to the case, where your hard drives reside.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I've got to admit, I'm really impressed with what InWin are doing lately. The trend continues once more, with the H-Frame mini, another open-air chassis from InWin.
This time around, it's a mini-ITX-capable chassis, with support for an optical disc drive and two 2.5-inch HDD's. We have two USB 3.0 ports, and an internal (and included) 180W power supply. The entire case is a fanless design, and just looks great. What do you think? Are you enjoying InWin's open-air chassis'?
Computex Taipei 2013 - We stopped off at the InWin booth at Computex Taipei 2013 today, first off checking out their incredibly beautiful Tou case, but their KingSize H-Frame also caught my eye. InWin are truly making some unique cases, and I really love the direction of the KingSize H-Frame they had on display.
InWin's KingSize H-Frame case is an open-air chassis, which features an awesome design, with some great style and color. There's six USB 3.0 ports on offer, an iPhone/iPad charger and 6 x 3.5-inch HDD bays and a single 5.25-inch bay on offer. It supports gigantic graphics cards of up to 420mm in length, too. As for cooling, we have support for two 140/120mm fans at the front, two 140/120mm fans at the bottom, and for the rear, a single 120/140mm fan is supported.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Big case lovers have reason to rejoice today. Here at the show, Phanteks is showing their first computer case and it's just as large as their initial CPU cooler.
The case looks very good on the outside, but the internal features are very nice as well.
Big cases usually draw brig price points but the Phanteks Enthoo Primo isn't the $400 case you expect it to be, it's better and it costs less than $250.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I spent all day at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei seeing all the companies who are in attendance at the show in that building. Our first stop was at NZXT where they showed a range of new power supplies and also the new Phantom 530 chassis - a replacement of the original Phantom that was also released at Computex some years ago.
What really impressed me was its new prototype water cooling gear for video cards. These new coolers are compatible with any Asetek-based water coolers such as the NZXT Karken X40. The system was setup cooling two NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN video cards with coolers that feature steel brackets and two 90mm cooling fans on each video card.
They had Crysis 3 running at ultra settings and the GPU temperature was around 40- 50c, which is a big drop in the stock cooling by up to 30 - 40 degrees Celsius. We're looking forward to doing full reviews of the 530 and new cooling gear when it comes to market.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I remember last year's Computex, and the InWin booth, where I got some eyes- and hands-on time with their awesome X-Frame open-air chassis and this year I was privileged to see something truly unique, the Tòu.
The Tòu is a features a full aluminum frame that is covered in, wait for it, 3mm-thick safety glass and then skinned in a Specular film that provides a gorgeous mirror finish. The LED's turn on inside, and the mirror finish fades a little, to really give it a magical look. The video above will give you a real chance to see it in action!
Corsair debuts two new cases at Computex Taipei 2013, say hello to the Carbide Air 540 and Carbide 330R
Computex Taipei 2013 - Corsair has debuted two new and exciting cases at this year's Computex. Both cases are mid-towers, which makes them perfect for most users' needs. The Carbide Series Air 540 is "optimized for cooling" and the Carbide Series 330R is said to be "designed for quiet operation."
The Carbide 330R, seen above, is a slick looking case. It's designed for low-noise operation and features noise-dampening side panels and front door, which helps to keep the noise inside the PC. It features support for Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, and e-ATX motherbaords. Tool-free 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch bays make working with the system extremely easy.
The Carbide Air 540, seen above, is a massive beast designed to keep your system running as cool as possible. It features the same motherboard support as the Carbide 330R, but comes with support for six 120mm fans or a 240/280mm radiator up top and a 360.280.240mm radiator up front. The two 5.25-inch bays, hot-swap 3.5-inch bays, and four 2.5-inch bays are all tool-free.
Both cases are available at major online retailers. The Air 540 will set you back $139.99 and the Carbide 330R is just $89.99.
Computex Taipei 2013 - We are big fans of BitFenix's Prodigy here at TweakTown and we went to their offices a couple of days ago to go over some new products, one of which was the next-generation Prodigy M.
The Prodigy M, from the outside at least, has remained unchanged from its predecessor, but inside, things are a little different. First and foremost, the Prodigy M supports microATX motherboards, and has moved the power supply location from the back of the chassis, to the front - an odd, but great placing of the PSU. There are some new storage mounts, of which we have some pictures, and you can expect more in the coming days from BitFenix and their unveiling of products at Computex 2013.
Computex Taipei 2013 - BitFenix, the makers of the hugely popular Prodigy case, have debuted a new mid-tower case at Computex. Known as Ronin, this mid-tower is constructed from steel and plastic and features the normal motherboard support you would expect from a mid-tower.
It features three 5.25-inch bays, eight 3.5-inch bays (one being external), and one 2.5-inch bay by using an adapter. It supports up to six 120mm fans distributed throughout the case. If watercooling is your thing, the Ronin supports 240mm radiators. The front panel features two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and HD audio.
Pricing and availability have yet to be made public by the company.
Computex Taipei 2013 - NZXT has just unveiled the fifth iteration of its flagship Phantom series of PC cases. The Phantom 530 is a full-tower chassis with space for dual 200mm fans on top.
Like the other cases in the Phantom line, the 530 features a front door covering the optical bays and power buttons. While the exterior is pretty much identical to other Phantoms in the series, the real differences begin to shine through when the side panels come off.
The Phantom 520 features space for up to six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives with an additional space for a single 2.5-inch SSD behind the motherboard tray. Room for a 360mm liquid cooling radiator is open up top with the 200mm fans, as well as space for a 240mm radiator down below.
Computex Taipei 2013 - InWin has just unveiled a new radically designed full-tower PC chassis dubbed the Tòu that is skinned in transparent 3M Safety Glass. That's right, an aluminum-framed, glass-skinned full-tower!
The Tòu features a full aluminum frame that is covered in 3mm thick safety glass that is skinned in a Specular film that leaves the surface mirror-like when powered down and clear as crystal when the machine is powered on.
Other features include support for a 360mm liquid cooling radiator and four sets of 120mm fans for optimal cooling performance. There is room for three 3.5-inch hard drives and two 2.5-inch solid state drives as well as enough room to fit GPUs up to 380mm long.
[Editor's note: The entire TweakTown team agrees: "Shut up and take our money!"]
Computex Taipei 2013 - InWin has just shown off its latest PSU, the Serenity 900W, at Computex 2013. The new 80+ Platinum certified PSU is Intel Haswell compatible and is said to deliver at least 92 percent efficiency at 50 percent load.
The brushed metal Serenity 900W features a modular design and supports the latest ATX12V V2.4 & EPS12V V2.92 standards. A single 12-volt rail is present to provide maximum power to the CPU and GPU output lines.
Equipped with high quality, long-life Japanese capacitors and a Super Ferrite Choke, hte PSU's DC-DC design ensure this PSU will have a long and stable life even for the extreme overclocker. The Serenity 900W also features a double ball bearing Super Silent 120mm fan with active fan speed control.
Computex Taipei 2013 - NZXT has just unveiled another new addition to its Hale82 line of power supplies. The Hale82 V2 700W, features the same exterior and cooling fan as its smaller brother, the 550W V2 Hale82.
NZXT's Hale82 V2 series is 80+ Bronze certified which operates at a high level of efficiency and is Intel Haswell compatible. This means the units are powerful and reliable enough for the most demanding gaming PC needs.
Like its little brother, the Hale82 V2 700W incorporates 100 percent Japanese capacitors and dual eight-pin connectors designed for high-end motherboards with extreme overclocking in mind. The Hale82 V2 700W also features a single 12-volt rail to ensure your GPUs and CPU get all the power they need.