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An often-overlooked addition to any enthusiasts' build - high quality fans can help increase your airflow and cooling alongside removing any later issues to do with cheap OEM models falling apart, breaking or stopping.
Fractal Design has recently issued a press statement, announcing its release of the new Silent Series R3 and Dynamic Series case fans - both featuring high quality components and sizes up to 140mm.
The Silent Series R3 contains rifle bearings, providing you with an improved life expectancy and a quieter experience. These models will be released in sizes ranging from 40mm to 140mm and are fitted with black ribbon cables, helping with cable management.
We previously teased an EK Waterblocks release, toting it as one of the most simplistic and beautiful blocks we've ever seen - low and behold, here's something better.
Bitspower have come into the market with this 'VG-NGTX970ADIIS', a water block designed for ASUS' GTX 970 Strix. Shared by Kurpiewski Concept, this block will seemingly suit any kind of design or build - once again going for the simplistic route overall, as is most common in mods in this day and age.
We will let the images speak for themselves, take a look below.
Described by some as "the company that started it all," Antec has just announced that their P380 chassis is now officially launched - set as an update and refresh of their P180 case.
Featuring dual-layer noise-dampening side panels, Antec claim that this chassis will ensure you can create "a system that is almost inaudible even when the fans are spinning at a high speed."
Compatible with standard ATX motherboards, this new addition to the Antec line includes nine expansion slots and supports video cards up to 18.3" long.
If you're in the market for a new case, HEX GEAR has just announced a mere six hours ago that their new R40 case will have both mATX and reverse mATX support.
This will allow consumers to switch between the two modes without any modding taking place, further adding to case versatility, features and build options. On top of this, their case look awesome - giving me somewhat of a 'modded Fractal' type feel, by taking the nice simplistic and elegant Fractal design, then spicing it up with some accents.
You may not have heard of this company before, so you can read more about HEX GEAR on their official website if you wish.
CES 2015 - IN WIN is a company that has been impressing us more and more, but it hit a peak when we saw their S-Frame chassis at Computex 2014 back in June.
The IN WIN S-Frame is made fro ma single 4mm thick sheet of aluminum that is bent very specifically, and very beautifully into its final form. IN WIN were showing the chassis off at Computex, as well as the new S-Box.
CES 2015 - One of the more interesting CPU coolers shown off at this year's CES was from be quiet!, the German powerhouse that is always striving for better, cooler, and always impressive CPU coolers. This year was no different at all, with two new CPU coolers that are sure to impress.
First up, we have the Dark Rock Topflow. The Dark Rock Topflow has be quiet! and its engineers striving for some impressive stuff, concentrating on memory clearance for setups that might have high-end memory that normally gets in the way of the massive heat sink on these types of CPU coolers. The memory clearance is a decent 51mm with a lower fan installed, but without the lower fan installed it is up to 70mm.
With the fan installed, the Dark Rock Topflow has a total height of just 130mm, but without the additional fan it is just 110mm high. The CPU cooler can handle a CPU pushing out a total TDP of 220W, with an utter maximum of 250W. When it comes to sound, we have 25dB which is nice and quiet. You get two of the be quiet! SilentWings PWM 135mm.
CES 2015 - Thermaltake has always been in the watercooling game, but you don't get the full scope of things until everything is laid out in front of you. Well, that situation happened for us during out visit with the company at CES 2015, so prepare your eyes for the picture unleashing below.
Here's just one of the Water 3.0 coolers.
Remember what I said about the huge array of watercooling goods from Thermaltake? Here's one shot.
CES 2015 - We visited Thermaltake here at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, where we were taken around their suite to check out all of the various goodies they had on offer.
Starting with the Core X9, something I hadn't seen in person until today, which is a gigantic slab of chassis beauty. The Core X9 is quite a large case, supports DIY liquid cooling solutions, plenty of cooling options, and so much more.
CES 2015 - Corsair is using CES 2015 as a launching pad for its Carbide Series 100R and Carbide Series 100R Silent mid-tower PC cases.
The cases were designed to be builder-friendly, with tool-free mounting for HDDs and optical drives, dual USB 3.0 front panel ports, direct airflow bath to the GPU, and room for larger GPUs and power supplies. A cable routing channel is located behind the motherboard tray, and there are five fan mounts - 2 x 140/120mm, 2 x 120mm in the top, and one 120mm mount in the back of the case.
The case also includes two 5.25" drive bays, four 3.5"/2.5" drive bays, seven expansion slots, and supports ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini ATX motherboards and ATX power supplies.
OWC's Mercury Helios PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis has been released for some time now, however to ensure they keep up with the latest in technology, an updated Thunderbolt 2 capable chassis has been released.
Thanks to this advancement, a 20 Gb/s throughput can be handled, doubling on the old 10Gb/s available with the original Thunderbolt offering. This expansion chassis is described by OWC as "the ideal solution for using half-length professional-level PCIe 2.0 cards with Apple's entire line of Thunderbolt enabled Macs that do not have PCIe slots due to size or design limitations" as according to their newly issued press release.