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Lian Li continues its desk domination, with automated standing desks

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 9, 2016 6:48 am

Computex 2016 - Lian Li was in force at Computex this year, unveiling two more "conventional" desks, in the form of the new DK-12 and DK-16. These new desks from Lian Li are automated standing desks, with a "similar console and customizable height presets to the DK-04".

 

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The desktop on the other hand, is a particle board with a waterproof, leather-like surface mounted on aluminum. The standing mechanism itself can lift, and handle up to 264 lbs (120kg). The big difference between the DK-12 and DK-16 is that the DK-12 is 140cm wide (55 inches) while the DK-16 is around 200cm wide (78.7 inches). Lian Li will have a planned accessory for mounting under the desk, with an adjustable arm that can hold any shape/size PC, so that when the desk moves up and down, so too will your PC.

Noctua's new premium 120mm fans spotted at Computex

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2016 10:36 am

Computex 2016 - Noctua plans to expand its line of premium case fans with two new 120mm fans: the A-Series slim, and the next-gen 120mm design.

 

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Noctua's new fan duo starts off with the 120mm A-Series Slim Fan, which sports a super-thin 15mm thick design, seven fan blades, and Noctua's renowned SS02 bearings. The A-Series Slim is fastened by a reinforced metal core that ensures optimum endurance and stability, a dual-bearing motor, and anti-vibration pads.

 

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The Next-Gen 120mm fan isn't a slim model, and sports nine fan blades, a metal reinforced core like the A-Series Slim Fan, as well as the signature SS02 bearings. Noctua says the Next-Gen 120mm has optimized pressure and airflow for heat sinks and radiators, with flow acceleration channels for improved air circulation, and an advanced acoustic frame designed to reduce noise.

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Raijintek demos pumpless liquid cooling system at Computex

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2016 9:45 am

Computex 2016 - Raijintek shows off its "Pumpless AIO" in Taipei, revealing how exactly the new generation of liquid cooling systems operate.

 

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Today's closed-loop liquid cooling systems are more optimized than ever, but in the not so distant future, we could start seeing pumpless AIO systems. Raijintek demonstrated its new pumpless LCS prototype at Computex, utilizing a simplified radiator, tube, and water block system that utilizes the hardware system's natural heat to circulate the coolant.

 

The Pumpless AIO is made up of a passive, copper-fronted CPU/GPU water block with small channels optimized for maximum heat dissipation, and two tubes that lead up to a radiator. Now you might be wondering how exactly the coolant travels updates to reach the radiator without a pump; the system uses special coolant that evaporates into vapor at 40C - 50C, and the vapor travels up one tube into the radiator, where it condenses back into a liquid to circulate down the other tube and cool the CPU/GPU.

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EVGA reveals new L-shaped Power Link VGA power adapter

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2016 8:47 am

Computex 2016 - On the heels of its new RGB high-bandwidth SLI bridges, EVGA has revealed yet another awesome accessory aimed at optimizing enthusiast rigs: the new Power Link.

 

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EVGA's new Power Link is an L-shaped accessory that allows users to hook up PCI-E power cords to the side of a video card instead of the top, adding tons of flexibility for open-air and home theater PC builds. The Power Link is outfitted with LED lighting, and sports male 8+8 PCIe slots on one end, with female ports on the other. This nifty little adapter not only provides more headroom for compact chassis and builds but also allows for cleaner cable management in enthusiast builds.

 

Right now the Power Link accessories are made to fit into EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 video card lineup, but the company has plans to bring other configurations in the future that support other video cards like EVGA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW. The Power Link will be sold separately, but pricing nor availability has been determined.

 

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In Win's new RGB Aurora case fans sport daisy chain power sharing

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2016 12:54 pm

Computex 2016 - At Computex In Win showcased its new Aurora fans, the first-ever case fans that support modular power sharing. As an added bonus users can easily adjust fan speeds with a dedicated wireless remote control.

 

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In Win's new 120mm RGB Aurora case fans are pretty special: the fans can be connected to one another to share power and speed controls. Each Aurora fan is equipped with two 6-pin connectors that slot into other Aurora fans, effectively making a daisy chain. What's more is that the power and speed of the entire Aurora fan array can be finely adjusted with a remote control, allowing users an incredibly easy and flexible cooling solution. Fans can also be individually tuned and tweaked with the remote, as well as toggling different RGB effects.

 

The 120mm x 120mm x 25mm In Win Aurora fans spin between 800 RPMs and 1,400 RPMs in PWM mode, and up to 2,000 RPMs in Turbo Mode. The fans move 40.26CFM of air flow at a noise level of 23.7dB(A) and have a rated air pressure of 1.5mm/H20.

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In Win reveals new Signature S-Series 80 Plus Platinum 1065W PSUs

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2016 12:15 pm

Computex 2016 - In Win showed off a trio of new monstrous enthusiast-grade 80 Plus Platinum 1065W power supplies in its Signature S-Series lineup.

 

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In Win's new triad of behemoth 80 Plus Platinum 1065W PSUs consist of the Signature-S Series SI, SII, and SIII, all of which sport the "industry's first" 165mm Silent Fan for optimum heat mitigation.The entire Signature-S series is fully modular, with up to 92% power efficiency and a mean time between failure rate of over 100,000 hours. The line also features "4 Timed Extra Power Modes" that allow users to pull in more power.

 

In Win's new PSUs all sport stylish grills over the 165mm Silent Fans, with the SI rocking a brushed red plate, the SII with a stylish gold grill, and the SIII with aluminum. Side windows show off the PSU's LED-lit capacitors. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.

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ASUS' modular PC design great for customization lovers, neat freaks

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 1, 2016 7:26 am

Computex 2016 - ASUS showed off a very cool modular PC design at Computex today that allows the user to customize all kinds of things while keeping their setup tidy in the process.

 

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Interestingly, it lets you choose between different IO panels; SSD bays work like NAS bays in that you can easily insert the SSD (almost like a Nintendo cartridge for you 80s/90s kids), and there's not much in the way of cables as the design utilizes a special server-style PSU.

 

ASUS says it wants to make this a new form factor. To that end, it will attempt to open source what it needs to in order to let other vendors follow suit.

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Phanteks launches first-ever water block with Glacier G1080

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 31, 2016 12:53 am

Computex 2016 - Phanteks is expanding its thermal cooling product line with a first-ever water block, dubbed the Glacier G1080. The name similarity to the GTX 1080 is not coincidence as the block is designed specifically for NVIDIA's high-end GPU.

 

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Materials include military standard Viton O-ring for efficient heat resistance and added durability (versus the usual silicone), RGB LED lighting, a nickel-plated copper gold plate, acrylic top, and sandblasted cover plates. The result: a simple, effective look.

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IN WIN modders have created some truly beautiful custom PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 30, 2016 12:09 am

There's no better way to celebrate your 30th anniversary than inviting the world's best modders to Taiwan to have a modding competition, with IN WIN seeing some truly great results and amazing modded PCs. Remember you can vote for your favorite mod right here!

 

We have a round up of all of the designs, which you can check out below.

 

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IN WIN's Mod in Taiwan event kicks off, with the world's best modders

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 29, 2016 1:00 pm

IN WIN has kicked off its 30th birthday in a serious way, kicking off its Mod in Taiwan live modding competition. The company called upon eight teams from seven countries, gave them all a new IN WIN chassis, some pretty damn good hardware, and all the tools required to make the best custom PC they could in 24 hours - split across 3 x 8-hour days.

 

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The company hosted the event at their factory complex in Taoyuan, with the first day over and done with and pretty damn hectic. There are some big prizes up for grabs, with the public voting on the Best Design Award and the Innovation Award, with votes taking place online and on-site at Computex.

 

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All of the completed mods will be on display, with IN WIN giving the winner $5000, a slew of hardware, and their choice of chassis from IN WIN's amazing line of products. IN WIN will be choosing a modder for its Choice Award, with the price consisting of $3000. The winners will also receive an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for CES 2017, where their mod will be on show. As for who is participating:

 

  • Team 1 (USA) - BSMods (Bob Stewart; Rod Rosenberg)
  • Team 2 (USA) - Team Mongoose (Lee Harrington, Ronald Lee Christianson)
  • Team 3 (France) - Modded by Frenchies (Gregory Rousseau, Olivier Maillet)
  • Team 4 (UK) - Running with Scissors (Daniel Harper, Dave Alcock)
  • Team 5 (Germany) - Babetech (Martin Blass, Stefan Blass)
  • Team 6 (Australia) - Team Down Under (Stuart Tonks, Ryan Hooper)
  • Team 7 (Sweden) - SMPC Modding (Justin Ohlsen, Björn Hall)
  • Team 8 (China) - KuN MOD (KuN, Sreay)

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