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AMD's new Ryzen CPU coolers: new Wraith, 95/65W versions

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 12, 2017 11:14 am

I've just written an article teasing the performance of AMD's upcoming R7 1700X processor, offering some great performance for $389 - but what about the coolers that AMD will have on offer?

 

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Well, we're finally seeing a tease of the High Performance (Wraith cooler), the 95W TDP cooler, and the lower-end 65W TDP cooler. These coolers should hopefully be sold separately, allowing AMD to offer the Ryzen CPUs at a cheaper price point thanks to not including the cooler in the retail box.

 

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RTG boss Raja Koduri was spotted in a photo laying down in front of a new Ryzen PC - ogling over the new CPU cooler, and now we know why.

Corsair's first fully-built 'Corsair One' PC coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 3:14 am

Corsair is getting into the PC building business with its upcoming 'Corsair One' gaming PC which looks ridiculously awesome.

 

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The new Corsair One PC has been designed with the best parts on the market, and an eye for perfection, with the company making the Corsair One from the ground up to "power anything and everything you love to do".

 

We should expect Corsair to unleash its new One PC very soon, and now I want one on my desk to join my 2560x1440 165Hz and 3440x1440 100Hz gaming displays. Gushing here, Corsair.

Deepcool's Quadstellar case looks like a Portal cube

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 5, 2017 12:34 pm

CES 2017 - PC cases are all about utility, of course, but it always helps to have some eye-catching style in a rig (and we're not talking about just adding tons of glowing RGBs to every component). That's where Deepcool's latest Quadstellar chassis comes into play.

 

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The Deepcool Quadstellar is an upgrade to the company's Tristellar ITX case, and features a whole extra cell to house more components. The chassis puts that extra space to good use, featuring a full ATX motherboard and room for four dual-slot video cards. You can also pack in up to nine 3.5-inch HDDs, or twelve 2.5 HDDs along with a cooling solution.

 

But what about cooling? You'd think case's design--which resembles a Portal cube or even IGN's official symbol--would constrain your cooling setup. Never fear: the Quadstellar can sport a radiator up to 360mm in length at the front, and a 240mm radiator at the bottom. The front intake also opens up automatically once the internal case temps hit a certain threshold, thereby pulling in fresh cool air.

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Thermaltake reveals new View 31 TG mid-tower chassis

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 5, 2017 10:22 am

CES 2017 - Thermaltake has showcased its latest duo of tempered glass mid-tower PC cases, the View 31 TG and View 31 TG RGB.

 

 

The View 31 TG Series cases are built for performance gamers, featuring ample room for AIO liquid cooling setups and optimum cooling with tons of fan options. Both cases are specifically built for dual GPU placement, and even supports vertical video card placement with dual PCIe slots, as well as an optional GPU bracket to prevent sagging on longer cards. Dual 4mm tempered glass panels turn your gaming rig into a spectacle, especially if you opt for colorful coolants.

 

Both models have ample space for solutions to cool high-end builds, with lots of custom fan size flexibility. As far as radiator space goes, the cases can fit radiators up to 360mm in length in the front and top. The View 31 TG comes with two pre-installed 140mm Riing 14 LED fans, whereas the View 31 TG RGB rocks three 140mm Riing 14 RGB fans.

 

Check below for a fan and radiator compatibility schematic, as well as specifications for each case.

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Overwatch's Bastion reborn as epic 3D printed PC build

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 21, 2016 8:17 pm

Armed with a 3D printer, a lot of gumption, and technical prowess, PC case modder Jan Erik Vangen has built a custom PC inside of Overwatch's favorite chirpy robot.

 

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Bastion was crafted piece-by-3D-printed-piece using a MakerBot Replicator, and was then assembled like a basic Gundam model and hand-painted by Vangen (yes, he even chirps!). The result is a stunning rendition that will have any Bastion fan in total admiration mode.

 

Since form factor is an issue, the mech-turned-chassis doesn't have a fully-fledged gaming PC with a dedicated desktop GPU inside, but it still is fully capable of playing Overwatch. Instead of a fully-fledged PC, Vangen fastened an ASRock Beebox-S mini-PC inside of Bastion's chest. The Beebox-S rocks an Intel Core i5 6200U CPU with HD Graphics 520, which is enough to power Overwatch.

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Thermaltake reveals Core X71 tempered glass PC case

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 12, 2016 7:18 pm

Thermaltake has announced the Core X71 Thermal Glass Edition PC case, featuring a tempered glass window to show of your rig, modular components, and a spacious full-tower chassis with plenty of room for high-end enthusiast hardware.

 

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The Core X71 Tempered Glass Edition is a modified version of the Core X71 case that features 4 mm-thick tempered glass side windows. The chassis features a dual-compartment optimized for easy installation and modular expandability, and fits bigger HPTX/XL-ATX/EATX motherboards and video cards above 350mm. Users can also install a AIO liquid-cooling solution into the Core X71 as well as a multitude of fans for air cooling.

 

"Designed for high-end gaming system compatibility, the Core X71's modular drive racks allow users to easily install up to seven data storage devices, a dual expansion slot VGA of up to 420mm in length, and a tower CPU cooler as high as 180mm. Even with a high-wattage PSU stretching to 220mm in length, the Core X71 still leaves plenty of interior space for cable management. Moreover, a 480mm radiator can be installed at front of the chassis, delivering superior cooling performance."

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BitFenix reveals new enthusiast Shogun PC case

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 9, 2016 6:16 pm

BitFenix has just revealed its new flagship Shogun PC case that's optimized for enthusiast and high-performance builds with ample room for 13-inch EATX motherboards.

 

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BitFenix's new Shogun case features two tempered glass windows to show off your rig, and affords for tremendous cooling solutions, fitting a liquid cooling solution and a dynamic air-cooled setup in all of the following form factors: a 120mm / 140mm fan and radiator in the rear, a 240mm / 280mm dual-fan array with an accompanying radiator in the front, and a 360mm / 280mm tri-fan array and radiator at the top. The Shogun can also fit three GPUs up to 410mm in length, and features brackets to eliminate video card sag for higher-end cards while minimizing damage to motherboards.

 

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"BitFenix Shogun is optimized for high-end systems with extreme water cooling for VR or 4K gaming dedicated systems. It supports up to three graphic cards with included 'GPU Safe' Graphic card supports. They can be easily configured to support different GPUs. This removes any possible damage that could happen to the electronic components due to bending. Shogun supports GPUs up to 410mm long and PSUs of up to 250mm (Can customize to fit longer PSUs by moving the modular HDD cages)," reads the official press release.

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MSI teases its new M.2 Shield SSD heatspreader

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 1, 2016 4:24 am

MSI is no stranger to cooling technology, with the company announcing it has added a heatspreader to the M.2 slot on future - and I'm guessing, Z270 motherboards - as M.2 drives have been running very hot in some PCs.

 

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MSI will unveil the new M.2 Shield cooler with its next-gen motherboards that will support Intel's upcoming Kaby Lake CPU architecture, led by the Core i7-7700K - which seems to be running into its own temperature-related problems. MSI's upcoming M.2 Shield SSD heatspreader is a metal cover with a pre-applied thermally-conductive gap-filling pad.

 

It won't matter which M.2 SSD you have, MSI's new M.2 Shield will fit onto it as it is hinged at the bottom, clamping down onto the M.2 drive as it's the larger surface - meaning it can take more heat from the NAND flash.

 

MSI should better unveil the M.2 Shield at CES 2017 in January, 2017.

In Win and NVIDIA team up for a limited edition case

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 7, 2016 8:25 pm

In Win and NVIDIA partnered up on a project that resulted in the beautiful case In Win 303 NVIDIA version.

 

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The case itself is based on the same design as the original In Win 303, an elegant and modest design case, but the NVIDIA version comes with some extras such as the green NVIDIA design features on the front panel and a green LED fan at the rear of the case.

 

The chassis is crafted from SECC steel and 3mm tempered glass. The In Win 303 NVIDIA also features removable side panel and dust filters, as well as cooling options (space for two radiators, top and rear and three fans at the bottom).

 

In Win pointed out some unique features of the case such as separate PSU (up to 200mm), 2 x 2.5" SSD and 2 x 3.5" HDD chambers which sit above and behind the motherboard.

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NZXT launches Aer RGB LED fans

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 12, 2016 10:45 am

NZXT's new Aer RGB system fans are now available, offering a distinct stylish flair to any PC build.

 

 

The new Aer RGB PWM fans rock a dazzling myriad of HUE+ color combinations and effects, all of which are controlled by NZXT's CAM software. HUE+ is required to unlock all the different lighting effects, but the fans will function without HUE+. The 4-pin PWM Aer cooling fans can be daisy-chained together for convenience, have a max speed of 1500 RPMs, and come in 120mm and 140mm form factors for basic chassis cooling and radiator cooling respectively.

 

Aer fan blades have a winglet-tip design that offer "optimal airflow while keeping noise to a minimum," with the 120mm fans hitting 61.4 CFM airflow with a max of 31 dBA, and the 140mm model hitting 71.6 CFM of airflow at 33dBA. NZXT affirms the Aer fans are built with fluid dynamic bearing for "long-lasting silent operation," and have an estimated 6 year lifecycle. Aer RGB fans are now available starting at $29.99 for the 120mm fans and $34.99 for the 140mm sizes. NZXT is also offering Aer RGB starter packs with two fans and HUE+ for $80 and $90.

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