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ARCTIC's Liquid Freezer: ready for Ryzen ThreadRipper

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 2 days, 1 hour ago

ARCTIC has announced that its Liquid Freezer cooler will be compatible with AMD's upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs and their new TR4 socket.




There are three different ARCTIC solutiosn available: two, four, and six fans for casual, serious, and hardcore PC enthusiasts. Liquid Freezer 120 handles up to 250W, while the insane Freezer 240 and 360 solutions are ready for 300W. The Freezer 240/360 solutions are prepared for hardcore overclocking of AMD's upcoming 16C/32T processors.


ARCTIC's super-cool Liquid Freezer pricing:


  • Liquid Freezer 120: $85.99
  • Liquid Freezer 240: $99.99
  • Liquid Freezer 360: $139.99

Interview and Product Tour With Lian Li's Jameson Chen

By: Steven Bassiri | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 2:11 am

For over 30 years, Lian Li has been a staple in the computer hardware industry as a supplier of premium PC chassis. During Computex 2017, we had the opportunity to interview Jameson Chen, who is destined to take the reins from his father and lead the company into a new era.



Lian Li chassis have always embodied quality materials and craftsmanship, and their future plans are going to stay on that path while also offering a bit more variety. Instead of extremely expensive brushed aluminum chassis, Jameson has a vision for well-built cases constructed with steel, with integrated RGBs, and tempered glass. He wants to focus on the needs of gamers as well as premium builders.


The new Alpha 330 and Alpha 550 help to usher in Jameson's vision for a more gamer-friendly company, and do so at attractive price points of up to $99 for the Alpha 330 and up to $175 for the Alpha 550. Both offer tempered glass side paneling, USB 3.1 type-C front ports, and a well-built steel chassis. The Alpha 550 offers an RGB controller along with Lian Li's new RGB fans.

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Rosewell unveil a slew of new products at Computex 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 7, 2017 4:21 am

Computex 2017 - Rosewill has been sponsoring eSports events and teams around the world, including Blizzcon and Dreamhack, and they're continuing to push their brand at major gaming events and PC communities. In the near future, Rosewill will be pushing into gaming events in Europe and Asia, with markets that are mammoth.


At the show, Rosewill were displaying their latest peripherals with the Neon Series mice in two models: M55 and M57.




Starting with the Rosewill Neon Series M55 mouse, we have their A4090 high-end optical gaming engine, and 4 x RGB backlighting modes for some personalization. There's 6 programmable buttons, and up to 6000 DPI (with settings for 800/1600/2400/3000/4000/6000). A polling rate of up to 1000Hz, acceleration at 20G / 100 IPS, and has software that you can use to fully customize your M55 experience.




Moving onto the M57 mouse, which uses the 3050 high-end optical gaming engine, has the same 4 RGB backlighting modes and 6 programmable buttons. The M57 only hits 4000 DIP, with 500/1000/2000/3000/4000 stages, and a polling rate of up to 1000Hz. There's acceleration at 20G / 60 IPS, with the same software being used to customize the M57 experience.

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Thermaltake announces tempered glass full-tower PC case

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 1, 2017 1:06 am

Computex 2017 - Thermaltake today revealed its full-towered chassis with stylish tempered glass and innovative features.




Thermaltake's new View 71 TG Edition full-tower chassis is enclosed with 5mm-thick tempered glass on four sides to show off your rig, and also comes with everything you'd expect from a PC case: seven tool-free drive bays and modular drive racks to ensure adequate storage and ample room for liquid cooling solutions, magnetic fan filters and dust filters to ensure your rig stays nice and dust-free, and two built-in 140mm Riing Blue LED fans for cooling components.


The View 71 TB Edition can fit a complete full-tower build that supports up to 3x 140mm liquid cooling radiators or 3x 140mm front-facing case fans as well as 2x 120mm bottom-mounted fans, and can fit video cards up to 410mm in size.


For more information please check the official press release.

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Intel preparing AIO liquid cooler for enthusisats

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 30, 2017 7:31 am

Computex 2017 - Intel has just unveiled its next-gen HEDT processors and X299 platform, as well as their new Liquid Cooling TS13X product, a new high-performance thermal solution for enthusiasts.




Intel's new AIO liquid cooler will work with LGA 2011/1366/115x processors, with its fan spinning between 800RPM and 2200RPM, and features a beautiful blue LED.


The upcoming Liquid Cooling TS13X is expected to retail for $80-$100, which is not too damn bad at all. But is it worth buying over a competing Corsair AIO liquid cooler for example? Let us know in the comments below.

FSP will show off a watercooled PSU at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 24, 2017 1:27 am

Bitspower is teaming with FSP to show off a watercooled modular PSU, something they're calling the Hydro PTM+, which is the world's first mass-produced liquid cooled PSU with 80 Plus Platinum certification.




The upcoming Hydro PTM+ is a 1200W unit when aircooled, but is capable of 1400W when the liquid cooling is set up. If the PSU load is less than 50% the fans will stop spinning, so unless you're pushing 1200W of continuous use, the watercooled side of things is kinda useless. In order to draw 1200W+ you're going to need to be doing some seriously hardcore... something... with your PC. Even multi-GPU rigs with GTX 1080 Ti or TITAN X in SLI would use much less than 1000W, let alone over 1200W to warrant the liquid cooling push to 1400W.




Still it's an impressive feat to see a watercooled PSU, even if it's just one of those 'just cos' things.

In Win launches Micro-ATX version of the 303 case - 301

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 3, 2017 7:27 pm

In Win has announced its new 301 mini tower PC chassis. The company pointed out that the case is gaming and performance-orientated for smaller form factor builds.




The case follows the design elements of the recently launched 303 model, such as the toolless tempered glass side panel, use of 1.2mm SECC steel, hexagonal ventilation and two-tone front panel layout.


Its front panel I/O has two USB 3.0 Type-A, and 3.5mm stereo headphone and microphone jacks, which are backlit. The 301 has support for one 2.5/3.5-inch bay, plus two more 2.5-inch SSDs and four PCI expansion slots to match Micro-ATX motherboards. Mini-ITX motherboard mounting support is also included. Like the 303, the PSU sits at the top and is housed within its own chambered area to keep cables out of view.

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In Win launches X-Frame 2.0, tou 2.0 Signature chassis

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 27, 2017 5:53 am

In Win has just unveiled its new X-Frame 2.0 chassis, built from the ground up for professional tests (like me, and now I want 3 of them) - as it can be setup in a horizontal position for much easier swapping in and out of components, especially graphics card testing.




X-Frame 2.0 features a detachable, rotating stand that allows the test rig to be positioned at every 15 degrees through an easy-to-use specialized clip release.




This feature alone will save people hours of time across lots of testing, with In Win making the structure of the X-Frame 2.0 with sandcasting and a CNC machine that cut 4mm of aluminum.




InWin then anodizes it to provide what it calls a "strong finish", with the handles being 8mm thick - so they'll support heavier, bulkier hardware and multi-GPU rigs.

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Case Mod World Series shows off amazing PC cases

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 21, 2017 1:18 am

Cooler Master's Case Mod World Series 2017 competition just kicked off this month, and it's already drawing in tons of participants with impressive builds.




I've always been amazed by the creativity and skill that the maker community brings out, and PC modding is just as mesmerizing. Some of these builds are absolutely amazing, and Cooler Master's latest Case Mod World Series has attracted some of the world's best modders.


"In the first month of the competition we had more than 50 participants register. About two thirds of those are Tower, but there's a decent and still growing number of Scratch entries as well," Cooler Master announced. "Competitors hail from all over the world representing 36 different countries from every continent except Antarctica. There's still time to round out that last one if anyone wants to mod a PC in sub-freezing temperatures."

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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?




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.




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.