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When you're not sure if you should be cooling your CPU or GPU with a fancy new all-in-one cooler, why not follow the advice of a popular meme - why not both?
ID-COOLING has released this $139.99 HUNTER DUET cooler to the market, equipped with a 240mm radiator which features two SF-12025 high static pressure fans for airflow. The fans are PWM controlled and range from 800 to 2000RPM, featuring a maximum airflow capability of 84.5CRM per spinner. Sound is also minimized through four rubber corner mounts, dampening vibration.
The pump comes complete with LEDs and a speed of 2500RPM, with the bearings being ceramic. Rubber tubes connect everything together, featuring a CPU water block to GPU water block length of 250mm, a GPU to radiator of 380mm and a radiator to CPU length of 250mm.
Computex 2015 was an interesting time in the case, cooler and power supply scene. This was not only due to some amazing releases by numerous companies, but because of accusations by CaseLabs and some technology media websites towards Thermaltake for allegedly 'stealing' design ideas.
In breaking news, Thermaltake has issued a press release today which included a formal apology letter from CaseLabs, signed by president James Keating and vice president Kevin Keating. This documentation apologized for public attacks against Thermaltake and its North American marketing manager, Shannon Robb, further stating that the accusations that Thermaltake "acted as an Asian business with poor character and integrity" were unjust.
Also enclosed was a letter from CaseLabs to Legit Reviews. This letter outlined that Kevin Keating's statement of Thermaltake helping "taint the industry with rip-off products" was ill advised and a public retraction of the statement was included. This document went on to request that Legit Reviews should remove the news post in which quotes Kevin Keating's words immediately.
Claiming to be "the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years," Be Quiet! has decided to continue its domination by releasing the Silent Base 800 windowed model, assisting users in showing off the orange highlighted innards and any crazy technology featured within this massive chassis.
With the window being made of double-glazed polycarbonate, Be Quiet! claims this design will ensure noise isolation and scratch resistance. The window is also housed within a rubber insert, meaning it wont vibrate when all of your internal fans roar to life and helps to showcase the attention to detail paid in the design. As for fans, this case comes packed with three pre-installed Pure Wings 2 fans which also claim whisper-quiet operations.
Available now for $149.90 excluding taxes, owners of the windowless version can purchase the side panel alone for $29.90 (excluding tax). For a look into exactly how the case fits some mid to high range components, check out the image above.
If you're looking for an all-in-one watercooling loop that's open for business, LEPA has just announced the EXllusion 240 complete with a refillable design and coolant dye ready for red, blue or green themed systems.
With the coolant dye enabling customization, this product holds 350ml of liquid in total, quoted as "double the volume than other typical close-loop liquid coolers" in a recently issued press release. providing 400W TPD of cooling performance, the EXllusion 240 utilizes a chromed copper base cold plate and claims to be completely free of oxidation while offering durable and stable performance.
Brandishing a 340mm radiator cooled by two fans, AMD and Intel CPUs are both supported with metal bracketing and the package comes complete with 500ml of anti-freeze coolant.
The ML06-E is seriously small, showcasing an external dimension of seven liters and still managed to provide an expansion slot designed for use with sound cards. The reason sound cards is suggested by SilverStone is because this case is marketed at home media center enthusiasts, those looking for a single PC to handle all media needs rather than relying on a myriad of other accessories.
Complete with an aluminum front panel, this case comes fitted with one 120mm fan with optional dual 80mm fan support, support for dual slot low-profile video cards (or other expansions), mini-ITX motherboard support and space for a SFX power supply.
As far as storage is concerned, expect to be able to throw a total of four 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs into this chassis. Currently in stock for an MSRP of $88.98, this price point isn't too bad given there are also a few side-facing USB 3.0 ports available.
Set to combine the best of Phanteks' EVOLV ATX and Pro chassis', this case manufacturer has announced the upgraded Enthoo Pro M in black and a very subtle titanium green, designed with watercooling projects in mind.
Boon Tuoh Khor from Phanteks says that "being very versatile, having a spacious and clean interior and of course making it very easy to build water-c ooling systems is what the Enthoo Series is all about." This vision is displayed through the 35mm cable management space, offset radiatopr brackets, reservoir mounts and pump slots on offer. If the ODD cage is removed, this chassis can fit a 360mm radiator in the front or top of the frame.
As for other features, there's a video card clearance of 420mm with the ODD cage dismounted (300mm with), a CPU cooler clearance of 194mm and space for eight 3.5" drives plus three 2.5" drives.
Complete with "2-layer fan blades," DeepCool has explained that its GamerStorm TF120 fan blades each have a small second layer embedded - claimed to increase air flow.
With blue, red and white LED colors included, this fan is connected via a 4-pin PWM plug and the fluid-dynamic bearing motor design offers up to 1000,000 hours of use. Ranging from 500 to 1,800 RPM with a maximum CFM rating of 76.52, expect between 17.6-31.3 dBA of noise to be generated.
Anti-vibration rubber is also positioned alongside the mounting holes. No release price has been mentioned yet.
In a bid to cover all of the hottest releases, EK Water Blocks has released its own solution to the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X large closed watercooling loop, in the form of a single-slot waterblock.
The EK-FC R9 Fury X model provides direct cooling for the GPU, HBM and the VRM - allowing free-flowing water to deal with any heat generated. Released with overclockers in mind, EK said in a recent press release that this new design allows for "great hydraulic performance," continuing to acknowledge that weak water pumps should have no issue.
This single-slot solution further ensures that the stock 2-slot R9 Fury X is made smaller for your system. I wonder if they would like to send us a few, I'm sure Anthony could use these in his Fury X crossfire analysis articles!
Air cooling is certainly still a thing, even though the plethora of mods seen in the current market sometimes make us think it is not. One of the latest releases is Polar's 1U low-profile CPU cooler, designed for Intel LGA115x processors.
As part of its SILENT product line, this cooler is designed with HTPC, Panel PC, Car PC and 1U server applications in mind - all thanks to its 27mm tall heat sink. Claiming an improved heat sink fin design, this product weighs in at a tiny 127g.
Including a frameless 75mm spinner complete with GELID PWM controls, also on offer is pre-installed GC-2 thermal compound and a design suited for Intel Celeron, Pentium Dual-Core, Core i3 and Core i5 chips - expect a TDP of 65W to be your maximum.
It's not often you see a power supply as brightly colored as this and that isn't always a bad thing. For those looking at a bright color-schemed build, XIGMATEK has offered up its 550W 80 Plus Silver power supply to the market.
Featuring a single +12V rail, Core C6/C7 states support, a modular design and cooling through the utilization of a 135mm LED fan, this power supply is designed with single video card consumer systems in mind.
The XIGMATEK Vector S550 offers connections including a 24-pin ATX plug, an 8+8 pin EPS, two 6+2 pin PCIe plugs, six SATA power options, three Molex and one Berg plug.