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Computex Taipei 2013 - Noctua had their maybe upcoming active noise cancellation (ANC) cooler back out at Comptuex this year. We say again because we had a taste of the technology last year at Computex but this year's version is much more refined. I would say it is pretty damn close to production ready actually but that's not to say anyone can afford it.
The first thing everyone is thinking has to be why Noctua would even make a product like this to begin with. The company makes silent coolers, I've hand nearly all of them and can honestly say I don't use anything else and the reason why is because they are quiet and work better than advertised.
What ANC gives the company is the ability to run its fans at higher RPMs and retain the silent operation that Noctua is known for. With more airflow, the coolers can dissipate more heat from the CPU, increasing the thermal capacity of the cooler. With overclocking making a comeback on Haswell even us old guys are ready to get back in the game.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Rosewill showed off some truly cool things at this year's Computex, but something that also caught our eye was their new digital PSU and a nice passively cooled power supply.
Starting with the Rosewill Epoch, their new digital PSU, which has a USB dongle on the back which shoots your information out to your PC, with the usual statistics like temperature, etc. The passively cooled PSU named "Silent Night" comes in both 500W and 600W flavors, and includes no fan. This is a great purchase for those who are wanting to keep the noise down in their new system. We should hopefully have some of these to review in the coming months.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I think all of us here at TweakTown are huge fans of the Prodigy, as we've used their case for many system builds and guides. Rosewill though, aren't as well known, but their Neutron case could change all of that.
The Neutron is a beautiful case with some unique features, such as the ability to install a huge PSU - something the Prodigy isn't capable of. There's a swivel HDD installation method, as you can see in the pictures below. There's lots of cooling options and watercooling is no problem for the Neutron, with the radiator capable of being installed at the top, or the front. Another unique feature is the ability to shift the USB and power buttons around, where Rosewill said it's as easy as undoing a few screws and shifting it around.
It's nice to see them thinking outside of the box, once more.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I went and took a look at the Rosewill booth, and as usual, I walked away impressed. First off, we had a look at their custom painted Throne case, which is better to just show on video, and pictures, both of which we have for you below.
Ok, now how good is that? Impressed? I was. It felt amazing to touch, looked even better to the eye, and is just beautiful. I don't know how practical it is, but Rosewill were attracting plenty of people to their booth with this beautiful specimen. Thanks Rosewill, for thinking outside of the square with this chassis.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Earlier on today we stopped by the WD booth here at Computex where we saw some amazing new slim hard drives, but we also spotted the Steiger Dynamics LEET Core chassis. This is the case that is the case category winner of TweakTown's Best of Computex 2013 awards.
Hit play on the embedded video above to get a close-up look at its awesomeness. Basically I'll mention it's made out of a full block of aluminum and machined with perfectly even sides and edges.
The workmanship is just amazing and it also looks really impressive as well, hence the reason for taking away our case award at the show this year. Start saving though, this is not a cheap case.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Out at the Nangang hall today at Computex Taipei 2013 we stopped by the OCZ booth where they had, as expected, a bunch of flash storage products, but most have had public viewing before this event.
What was new at the event for OCZ was its new Fatal1ty 750-watt power supply. It is rated for continuous 750-watt output at 45c and comes with 80 PLUS Bronze certification. It is also 100% fully modular and includes a 125mm double ball bearing fan. No fear, it will also work ion your shiny new Intel Haswell CPU based system and OCZ throw in a very solid five year warranty.
I say very solid warranty as OCZ has set very competitive pricing on this unit. The pictures we took of the unit at the OCZ booth are off an unfinished product, OCZ do intend to make a few minor adjustments before its release in the July - August timeframe.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Thermaltake continue to impress the world, and myself especially, with their new digital power supply unit (PSU). The new Toughpower DPS range of power supplies are all-digital, and allow users to do real-time performance monitoring and control.
You can save records and view ultra-detailed data at anytime, and something I truly love is that it is really social - you can share records with friends through the usual social networks like Facebook and Twitter, or even go e-mail if you want. The Toughpower DPS 850W we took a look at has an ultra-quiet 14cm fan with smart fan control, and the new Toughpower DPS line of PSU's are fully modular with low profile and flat cables, another nod to Thermaltake's eye in detail.
Thermaltake's new all-digital, fully modular power supplies are Haswell ready, just in case you were worried.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I've been a fan of Lian Li for as long as I can remember, but checking out their latest case today at Computex has me falling in love all over again. They were kind enough to walk us through their latest beast, the PC-D600.
Lian Li's PC-D600 chassis can house six 5.25-inch drives, six 3.5-inch (if you use the 5.25-inch slots) and six 2.5-inch drives. It has support for E-ATX, ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, has two 120mm fans and three 140mm fans. There's four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio on the PC-D600 chassis, and as for dimensions, we have 382mm x 495mm x 412mm (W/H/D).
Computex Taipei 2013 - This morning we got the chance to head over to the EVGA Suite at the popular Grand Hyatt to check out some of the latest offerings that the company was going to be offering us in the coming months. Entering and saying hello we then got taken over to the upcoming power supplies that EVGA plan to launch soon which will expand the lineup they already have on the market.
Expanding the already known SuperNOVA series EVGA sees the new 1300G2 and 1000P2 added to the lineup which already increases a strong lineup of units. The new 1300G2 is a 80 Plus Gold Rated unit that sits between the current 1000G2 and NEX1500 units. The 1000P2 on the other hand is a 80 Plus Platinum rated 1000 Watt unit. A new lower budgeted 500B model is also coming that carries the 80 Plus Bronze rating and of course comes in at 500 Watt.
Computex Taipei 2013 - SilverStone had an interesting NAS-like case at Computex Taipei 2013, the SilverStone DS380. The DS380 is a mini-ITX chassis that can pack in a huge 8 x HDD's for some serious, serious storage.
Because it's a mini-ITX chassis, you can install your own motherboard instead of buying a ready-made NAS. There's three 120mm fans to cool all of those HDD's and a nifty key to unlock the front door to the case, where your hard drives reside.