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Meet the low-profile GELID Polar 1U air cooler for Intel LGA115x

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.

 

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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.

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XIGMATEK pushes its a bright red power supply to market, the S550

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.

 

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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.

EVGA showcases its SuperNOVA P2 80 Plus Platinum power supplies

With 80 Plus Platinum certification and 650, 750 or 850 watts to back you up, EVGA's new SuperNOVA P2 power supply series is marketed towards those looking for a reliable power supply with premium features.

 

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Complete with an ECO Control Fan system that promised whisper-quiet operations during low to medium load operations, these models are backed by a massive 10 year warranty thanks to the 100% Japanese capacitors located within.

 

Released in 850, 750 and 650w models, these 92-94% rated power supplies are certified as NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire ready as pointed out in a recent press release.

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Minimalism to the extreme - Jonsbo-Cooltek's new RM1 case is sleek

We've seen a trend of minimalistic cases popping up in recent times and Jonsbo-Cooltek's new RM1 chassis is another brilliant addition to the myriad of products on offer.

 

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This mini tower supports ATX systems and dual video cards, with added space for a 5.25-inch drive if needed. Finished off with a brushed aluminum exterior, this chassis is set for release early next week in black and silver and will set users back $91 from stores.

 

With the ability to support four hard drives in total alongside 290mm long video cards and CPU coolers up to 95mm in height, Cooltek's new product will launch in Europe under the title 'Jonsbo - powered by Cooltek'.

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Sharkoon shows off its $65 minimalistic S28 ATX chassis

$65 (56.90 Euros) will now grab you a new Sharkoon S28 ATX case, complete with (add $3) or without a side window, cable management, tool-free drive installation and two 120mm fans pre-installed.

 

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This black chassis boasts a minimalistic experience, increased functionality and is packed with connection options including two front USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and front audio jacks.

 

As for storage options, you can throw inside two 5.25" drives, three 3.5" hard drives and four 2.5" hard drives or solid state drives in the main body, with the optional extra mounting platform of a single 2.5" HDD/SSD in the bottom.

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Lian Li shows off their new dual-compartment chassis, the PC-O8

Lian Li have always had exciting cases, but their new PC-O8 is one of the bigger and badder ones the company has ever released. The new Lian Li PC-O8 chassis is a double-wide, dual-compartment beast, that can handle 240mm and 360mm radiators.

 

 

We have an oversized tempered front and side glass panels with built-in RGB LED lighting, support for ATX motherboards and the aforementioned 240mm radiator support at the top, and 360mm radiator support at the front. Lian Li has installed removeable HDD cages, and as usual, a beautiful all-aluminum construction.

 

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Lian Li will have the PC-O8 available in the US through Microcenter at the end of June for an MSRP of $395.

SilverStone unveils the Kublai KL05 tower case

SilverStone has added to its Kublai series of PC cases, introducing the Kublai KL05 ATX tower case for PC enthusiasts. The case has been designed to fit liquid cooling systems, and should provide ample room for 240mm and 280mm radiators.

 

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The case can support up to 8 drives, or 11 with the purchase of an additional drive cage. In addition, there is quick access filters so the case can be cleaned faster, a motherboard back plane slot for a CPU cooler, mesh front panel intake, and front-side intake vents. SilverStone is throwing in a 120mm fan to help get the cooling efforts started.

 

The SilverStone KL05B-Q and KL05B-W will be available starting on June 16, with a $69.97 MSRP.

Corsair HG10: GPU liquid cooling system for GTX 980 and Titan X

Computex 2015 - Corsair is famous for their Hydro Series of CPU coolers, but their new GPU liquid cooling system is sure to impress, too.

 

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Corsair's new HG10 was being shown off at Computex 2015, compatible with the GeForce GTX 970, GTX 980 and even Titan X.

 

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Once again, with the HG10 keeping an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 cooled.

 

We will have a couple of these ASAP to throw on our Titan X cards, and then we'll see just how far we can push those bad boys!

be quiet! demos their new Silent Base 600 case at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 - One of the more beautiful cases being displayed at Computex this year was from German-based case and cooling manufacturer be quiet! with their new Silent Base 600 case.

 

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The Silent Base 600 features two pre-installed Pure Wings 2 fans, with one being 140mm backed up by another at 120mm. Inside, be quiet! has spent considerable time with the construction and design of the Silent Base 600, for it to provide high cooling efficiency, along with silence.

 

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Inside, there's plenty of room for expansion. be quiet! was demoing the Silent Base 600 with two NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X video cards, the perfect look for the style of the Silent Base 600.

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A tempered glass trend is continued with this Lian Li chassis series

Computex 2015 - We recently reported on In Win showing off its tempered glass case to the public at this years show in Taipei and now we've just come across three amazing renditions by Lian Li in the form of the PC-O5SX, PC-O6SX and PC-O7SX.

 

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The PC-O5SX is the baby of the bunch and sports external bay support for one slim ODD drive, a HDD rack supporting three 3.5" drives and a single 2.5" plus support behind the motherboard tray for one 3.5" drive and one 2.5" or two 2.5". But wait, there's more - there is also storage on the motherboard tray for the same setup as there is behind. Video card support includes 190mm long cards sitting on top of a Mini-ITX motherboard.

 

Moving up to the PC-06SX, we're presented with a case that offers external bay support in the form of a single slim ODD drive or a 3.5"/2.5" hard drive and further extensive HDD bay support. HDD options include a rack which houses three 3.5" drives plus a single 2.5", behind the motherboard tray will support a single 3.5" plus two 2.5" drives and on the motherboard tray you can place two 3.5" offerings plus two 2.5" drives. This Micro-ATX chassis comes with four USB 3.0 ports and supports video cards up to 290mm in length.

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