Just slightly ahead of launch, a relatively complete, beastly looking air cooler from EKL has been sighted on the web and will apparently start shipping in quantity by the end of the month.
The Alpenföhn Himalaya CPU cooler is of a large, tower oriented design with some unique attributes that stand out such as the spreading of heat pipes through the aluminum fin stack along with the fin arrangement itself. The cooler weighs in at 880 grams and runs dimensions of 140 x 164 x 55 mm. it uses six nickel-plated copper heatpipes in a U-shape from the base and passing through the fin stack along the length and breadth of the fins.
The guys and gals at Fractal Design are giving away one of their incredible Fractal Define XL cases, and if that wasn't good enough - how about you turn it into a personal piece of art? If you could do this, tell Fractal Design your idea and if you win, you not only win a Fractal Define XL case, but $500 to spend at PC Case Gear! Xzibit himself is jealous of you being able to pimp your own ride.
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Catering to the more budget conscious builders, Corsair has just launched a new mid-tower chassis with an associated price tag of just $99.
The Carbide Series 400R from Corsair looks to give a good balance of features and typical innovative Corsair thinking considering the aforementioned price point it is confined to. We've got a steel structured chassis here with that lovely all-black (inside and out) paint job. Being a mid tower, it can accomodate both mATX and full sized ATX motherboards.
Its front I/O panel gives convenient access to two USB 3.0 ports, a FireWire port and a pair of audio ports. The case has four 5.25-inch bays and room for six 3.5 or 2.5-inch drives internally. Cooling is handled via three 120mm fans out of the box; two mounted at the front and one at the rear. There are also fan mounting locations at the top and on the side panel to help increase airflow further.
Thermalright is now shipping its latest CPU cooler, the True Spirit through distribution channels, which should be found in stores by the middle of the month.
The cooler is based on a traditional tower design, measuring 133 x 52 x 160 mm and comprising 48 aluminum fins and four 6mm copper heatpipes. The included fan is 120mm in size, operating between 1000 and 1500RPM (with 19.6 to 37.4 dBA sound output).
The cooler is compatible with all current and previous generation platforms from Intel and AMD dating back to LGA775 and AM2. Thermalright's MSRP on the True Spirit sits at the equivilent of €28.90.
Often we'll see the release of yet another notebook cooler into the market that does little to stand out and impress us with anything we haven't already seen before. However, Thermaltake have stepped forward in radical fashion and announced today something that does indeed have its eye catching attributes straight off the bat.
Appropriately dubbed the "Massive 23 GT" notebook cooler, it sports a beefy 200mm fan which can operate between 5 and 800RPM, giving up to 24 dBA of sound output. The overall unit measures 352 x 293.1 x 41.4 mm, weighing in at 907 grams and supports notebooks sized anywhere between 10 and 17 inches.
Thermaltake has just refreshed its Toughpower Silver line of gamer/enthusiast-grade modular PSUs with three new high-end additions to complement the existing 1350W model the company launched late last year.
The new models include a 1000W, 1200W and 1500W, all featuring 80 Plus Silver certification (with up to 91% efficiency) as well as ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 compliance, double forward switching circuitry which enables low power loss and high reliability and the use of Japanese electrolytic and solid state capacitors.
All three PSUs use a 13.5mm PWM fan. The 1000W and 1200W models have dual 12V rails, while the 1500W model has quad 12V rails.
Thermaltake provides all units with active PFC and a MTBF (mean time before failure) of over 120,000 hours. They come with a five-year warranty. Pricing details are yet to be disclosed.
Our friends at BitFenix have just added another new, competitively priced mid-tower gaming case to their line-up dubbed the Outlaw. It features that lovely SofTouch coating and an all-black (inside and out) color theme.
The case runs dimensions of 438 x 180 x 478 mm and provides four USB 2.0 ports via the I/O panel situated at the top front. There are four 5.25" bays as well as one internal 2.5-inch (handy for your SSD) and four 3.5-inch trays that use a tool-free mounting design.
The motherboard tray is inverted in the case which provides more effective cooling as well as a more accomodating fit for longer graphics cards.
Euro based mob EKL is readying up a pretty beefy looking CPU cooler under its Alpenföhn brand for release early next month, the Triglav. While looking like your traditional tower-style design, it's very non traditional in the sense that it uses whopping 10mm-thick heatpipes (!!); three of them.
The heatpipes are made of nickel-plated copper and make their way through 46 aluminum fins that are arranged in a turbulence-inducing pattern (improving heat dissipation, thus giving the ability to safely lower fan speed).
The fan included with the Alpenföhn Triglav is 120mm in size, a "Hydro Bearing" fan operating between 850 and 1500RPM via PWM (with up to 21.4dB of sound output).
BitFenix is back in the limelight with yet another mid-tower chassis launched today that is aimed at the budget gaming crowd.
Dubbed the Merc, it comes in two variants - the Alpha and the Beta. Both cases are coated black inside and out, running measurements of 439 (H) x 190 (W) x 490 (D) mm. There is room to accomodate up to three 5.25" devices and there are seven 3.5" bays + 1x2.5" bay internally.
The top mounted I/O panel has four USB 2.0 ports, headphone and mic jacks. Both versions of the case ship with a 120mm fan at the rear, but the "Beta" model is capable of taking on another five, while the Alpha can take up to eight fans total (you can see the mounting holes and mesh grills on top in the pic).
If you're one of the many PC enthusiasts that wants to know the ins and outs of their PC's health at all times to ensure continuous optimal behaviour, a new device Thermaltake has launched today should gain interest pretty quickly.
In their second iteration, Thermaltake has today introduced the Dr. Power II universal power supply testing device, a handheld unit aimed at enthusiasts and gamers wanting to check up on the health of their system's power supply with great accurary and ease.
The Dr. Power II sports an LCD screen that can report the values of the individual rails on any given power supply along with the output levels on all other relevant connectors including 8-pin CPU, 24-pin mobo, 8-pin PCIe, MOLEX and SATA plugs.
Cooler Master has added three new CPU coolers to its lineup today, with two high performance models being only mildly different to each other in the Hyper 612 PWM and Hyper 612S, along with the release of the GeminiII S524.
The Hyper 612S/PWM models are based around the traditional tower design, measuring 140 x 128 x 163 mm with a weight topping about 910g. They sport a copper base with six uniquely oriented heatpipes that are said to help the heatsink give maximized heat dissipation at lower fan speeds. The all-copper pipes pass through the base then along the length of the airflow optimized fin stack.
Corsair has just rolled out modular versions of its popular value-friendly TX V2 line-up launched back in February this year.
The new all-modular range (with the exception of the attached, fully sleeved ATX 12V cable) come in four variants - the TX550M, TX650M, TX750M and TX850M with very respectable RRPs (USD) of $109, $129, $149 and $169, respectively.
The units are all 80 PLUS Bronze certified, delivering a minimum of 85% efficiency at 50% load level. They are also capable of full continuous power delivery at 50° C.
Thermaltake is making another splash with its LCS (Liquid Cooling System) "Bigwater" product lineup, today announcing the new Bigwater A80, Bigwater 760 Plus and also a new LCS version of the Level 10 GT.
The liquid cooling system in the new Level 10 GT LCS comprises all inclusive drive bay unit with a slim copper based waterblock. The P500 pump is capable of pushing 500 litres an hour which is a part of the preinstalled drive bay unit along with a 12CM LED fan and the reservoir.
More on the Level 10 GT LCS here.
In case you weren't already aware, Cooler Master are paving way for the return of COSMOS, their widely loved, iconic enthusiast tower chassis of years past. All the attributes we loved about the COSMOS are said to be remaining, with a ton of exciting new features added into the mix.
Now we can get an even better idea of what to expect from the COSMOS II, thanks to the folks over at TPU posting up a number of images of what looks to be a very close to final form version of the chassis.
The case remains true to the original with its suspended box shape design, albeit a little more curvey this time around, and is roughly the same overall size, but adds all the good stuff expected from a high end tower of today including USB 3.0 ports, touch sensitive buttons, accommodation for 2.5-inch SSDs and a smarter cooling sub-system arrangement.
If you'd be sold on BitFenix's Shinobi Window in all-white attire, then ready up the pennies, because a special edition is coming to North American shores July 20th.
This popular, clean looking, well featured, super low priced (for what it offers) mid tower is one of Bitfenix's more successful cases released thus far, and from listening to many folks writing in requesting an all-white version of the case, Bitfenix deliver!
Prolimatach have proven several times over that they know what their doing when it comes to designing a solid air cooling solution for your hot headed CPU, with the Megahalems being worthy of sitting atop their pedestal.
With that said, the design principals behind the Megahalems have aged a little now versus what else is on the market; but rather than let this iconic name die off, they've given Megahalems a new lease of life by re-working the base design, making a few tweaks here and there and kicking it out as a new Megahalems "Black Series" edition, which as the name suggests, means you get a sexy new breed of this high end cooler in black coated attire.
While measuring in the same as the original at 130 x 158.7 x 74 mm (LxWxH) and with the same six nickel-plated copper heat pipes passing through the base, the new model sports a grainy black coating which increases surface area (vs the polished glossy type) and wider compatibility for all current as well as pre-gen AMD/Intel platforms. You also have the option of strapping one or two 120mm or 140mm fans of your choosing on the beast that is the new Megahalems Black Series.
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E3 2011 - E3 is not just about games, but graphics that power them also require cooling, this is where the teams at PNY and Asetek have teamed up to provide consumers with a high-end Liquid Cooled Graphics solutions that is geared towards gaming enthusiasts. Enter the XLR8 GeForce GTX liquid cooled graphics system with a combination GPU/CPU version available as well.
Engineered with a closed loop system and built with an Asetek sealed water cooler already attached, it gives PNY the great pleasure of offering consumers and out-of-the-box ready, simple to install and reliable product. Not to mention, much cooler than traditional cooling systems. This new cooling solution delivers up to 30-percent cooler temperatures, quieter acoustics and faster performance versus the stock reference designed NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580.
Computex Taipei 2011 - OCZ have released details on two new PSU lines that will be gracing us all soon. The first is the Fatal1ty series and because real men don't use power supplies with only 3 digits, the signature power supply comes in 1000 Watt only.
Offering 80 PLUS Gold certification, modular cables, deep-red LED fan and a five year warranty, the new 1000 Watt power supply has gamers in mind. Inside an all-black case with an ASRock Fata1ty motherboard you'd have yourself a seriously mean looking system on your hand that would offer some great performance...
Computex Taipei 2011 - CFI had on display the new CFI-A1018 case which does the normal stuff like support E-ATX or HPTX based motherboards. At the top of the case you're able to fit a full ITX system with power supply, hard drive and everything else you need.
Under the ITX system you're able to install a full size E-ATX motherboard that supports video cards up to 360mm long and another power supply. They've not just crammed two systems and that's it into this 78cm tall case. The feature list is massive with eight 5.25", four 2.5" and 3.5" hot swap bays and a further two hidden 3.5" bays
As many as 11 fans can be installed depending on the configuration you opt for while it also has a total of 10 expansion bays...