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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.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I've got to admit, I'm really impressed with what InWin are doing lately. The trend continues once more, with the H-Frame mini, another open-air chassis from InWin.
This time around, it's a mini-ITX-capable chassis, with support for an optical disc drive and two 2.5-inch HDD's. We have two USB 3.0 ports, and an internal (and included) 180W power supply. The entire case is a fanless design, and just looks great. What do you think? Are you enjoying InWin's open-air chassis'?
Computex Taipei 2013 - We stopped off at the InWin booth at Computex Taipei 2013 today, first off checking out their incredibly beautiful Tou case, but their KingSize H-Frame also caught my eye. InWin are truly making some unique cases, and I really love the direction of the KingSize H-Frame they had on display.
InWin's KingSize H-Frame case is an open-air chassis, which features an awesome design, with some great style and color. There's six USB 3.0 ports on offer, an iPhone/iPad charger and 6 x 3.5-inch HDD bays and a single 5.25-inch bay on offer. It supports gigantic graphics cards of up to 420mm in length, too. As for cooling, we have support for two 140/120mm fans at the front, two 140/120mm fans at the bottom, and for the rear, a single 120/140mm fan is supported.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Big case lovers have reason to rejoice today. Here at the show, Phanteks is showing their first computer case and it's just as large as their initial CPU cooler.
The case looks very good on the outside, but the internal features are very nice as well.
Big cases usually draw brig price points but the Phanteks Enthoo Primo isn't the $400 case you expect it to be, it's better and it costs less than $250.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I spent all day at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei seeing all the companies who are in attendance at the show in that building. Our first stop was at NZXT where they showed a range of new power supplies and also the new Phantom 530 chassis - a replacement of the original Phantom that was also released at Computex some years ago.
What really impressed me was its new prototype water cooling gear for video cards. These new coolers are compatible with any Asetek-based water coolers such as the NZXT Karken X40. The system was setup cooling two NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN video cards with coolers that feature steel brackets and two 90mm cooling fans on each video card.
They had Crysis 3 running at ultra settings and the GPU temperature was around 40- 50c, which is a big drop in the stock cooling by up to 30 - 40 degrees Celsius. We're looking forward to doing full reviews of the 530 and new cooling gear when it comes to market.
Computex Taipei 2013 - I remember last year's Computex, and the InWin booth, where I got some eyes- and hands-on time with their awesome X-Frame open-air chassis and this year I was privileged to see something truly unique, the Tòu.
The Tòu is a features a full aluminum frame that is covered in, wait for it, 3mm-thick safety glass and then skinned in a Specular film that provides a gorgeous mirror finish. The LED's turn on inside, and the mirror finish fades a little, to really give it a magical look. The video above will give you a real chance to see it in action!
Computex Taipei 2013 - We are big fans of BitFenix's Prodigy here at TweakTown and we went to their offices a couple of days ago to go over some new products, one of which was the next-generation Prodigy M.
The Prodigy M, from the outside at least, has remained unchanged from its predecessor, but inside, things are a little different. First and foremost, the Prodigy M supports microATX motherboards, and has moved the power supply location from the back of the chassis, to the front - an odd, but great placing of the PSU. There are some new storage mounts, of which we have some pictures, and you can expect more in the coming days from BitFenix and their unveiling of products at Computex 2013.
Corsair debuts two new cases at Computex Taipei 2013, say hello to the Carbide Air 540 and Carbide 330R
Computex Taipei 2013 - Corsair has debuted two new and exciting cases at this year's Computex. Both cases are mid-towers, which makes them perfect for most users' needs. The Carbide Series Air 540 is "optimized for cooling" and the Carbide Series 330R is said to be "designed for quiet operation."
The Carbide 330R, seen above, is a slick looking case. It's designed for low-noise operation and features noise-dampening side panels and front door, which helps to keep the noise inside the PC. It features support for Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, and e-ATX motherbaords. Tool-free 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch bays make working with the system extremely easy.
The Carbide Air 540, seen above, is a massive beast designed to keep your system running as cool as possible. It features the same motherboard support as the Carbide 330R, but comes with support for six 120mm fans or a 240/280mm radiator up top and a 360.280.240mm radiator up front. The two 5.25-inch bays, hot-swap 3.5-inch bays, and four 2.5-inch bays are all tool-free.
Both cases are available at major online retailers. The Air 540 will set you back $139.99 and the Carbide 330R is just $89.99.
Computex Taipei 2013 - BitFenix, the makers of the hugely popular Prodigy case, have debuted a new mid-tower case at Computex. Known as Ronin, this mid-tower is constructed from steel and plastic and features the normal motherboard support you would expect from a mid-tower.
It features three 5.25-inch bays, eight 3.5-inch bays (one being external), and one 2.5-inch bay by using an adapter. It supports up to six 120mm fans distributed throughout the case. If watercooling is your thing, the Ronin supports 240mm radiators. The front panel features two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and HD audio.
Pricing and availability have yet to be made public by the company.