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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.
Computex Taipei 2013 - NZXT has just unveiled the fifth iteration of its flagship Phantom series of PC cases. The Phantom 530 is a full-tower chassis with space for dual 200mm fans on top.
Like the other cases in the Phantom line, the 530 features a front door covering the optical bays and power buttons. While the exterior is pretty much identical to other Phantoms in the series, the real differences begin to shine through when the side panels come off.
The Phantom 520 features space for up to six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives with an additional space for a single 2.5-inch SSD behind the motherboard tray. Room for a 360mm liquid cooling radiator is open up top with the 200mm fans, as well as space for a 240mm radiator down below.
Computex Taipei 2013 - InWin has just unveiled a new radically designed full-tower PC chassis dubbed the Tòu that is skinned in transparent 3M Safety Glass. That's right, an aluminum-framed, glass-skinned full-tower!
The Tòu features a full aluminum frame that is covered in 3mm thick safety glass that is skinned in a Specular film that leaves the surface mirror-like when powered down and clear as crystal when the machine is powered on.
Other features include support for a 360mm liquid cooling radiator and four sets of 120mm fans for optimal cooling performance. There is room for three 3.5-inch hard drives and two 2.5-inch solid state drives as well as enough room to fit GPUs up to 380mm long.
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Computex Taipei 2013 - InWin has just shown off its latest PSU, the Serenity 900W, at Computex 2013. The new 80+ Platinum certified PSU is Intel Haswell compatible and is said to deliver at least 92 percent efficiency at 50 percent load.
The brushed metal Serenity 900W features a modular design and supports the latest ATX12V V2.4 & EPS12V V2.92 standards. A single 12-volt rail is present to provide maximum power to the CPU and GPU output lines.
Equipped with high quality, long-life Japanese capacitors and a Super Ferrite Choke, hte PSU's DC-DC design ensure this PSU will have a long and stable life even for the extreme overclocker. The Serenity 900W also features a double ball bearing Super Silent 120mm fan with active fan speed control.
Computex Taipei 2013 - NZXT has just unveiled another new addition to its Hale82 line of power supplies. The Hale82 V2 700W, features the same exterior and cooling fan as its smaller brother, the 550W V2 Hale82.
NZXT's Hale82 V2 series is 80+ Bronze certified which operates at a high level of efficiency and is Intel Haswell compatible. This means the units are powerful and reliable enough for the most demanding gaming PC needs.
Like its little brother, the Hale82 V2 700W incorporates 100 percent Japanese capacitors and dual eight-pin connectors designed for high-end motherboards with extreme overclocking in mind. The Hale82 V2 700W also features a single 12-volt rail to ensure your GPUs and CPU get all the power they need.
Computex Taipei 2013 - InWin has just unveiled a new full-tower chassis that will revolutionize the way in-system audio is handled. The GR-3 chassis features the company's Dynamic Sound System (DSS) technology which incorporates a "stimulating" 5.1 channel headphone amplifier into the case.
The GR-3 features support for ATX motherboards, eight 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives, three 5.25-inch drives, and a top mounted 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch "EZ Swap" bay. Eight PCI expansion ports are available with support for 330mm long video cards.
Also featured is an optional built-in Wireless Charger for devices compatible with wireless charging, but not much else is known in regards to device compatibility. A VGA support bracket is included to help prevent video card sagging.
Support for two sets of liquid cooling radiators is built-in (240mm or 360mm), with one radiator being placed in the top and one being placed in the bottom. An electroluminescent touch panel is also featured for power and reset duties.
Computex Taipei 2013 - NZXT has just unveiled two new additions to its Hale82 line of power supplies. Dubbed the Hale82 V2 550W, this new power supply features 135mm sleeve-bearing fan accompanied by a white exterior finish.
NZXT's Hale82 V2 series is 80+ Bronze-certified which operates at a high level of efficiency and is Intel Haswell compatible. This means the units are powerful and reliable enough for the most demanding gaming PC needs.
The Hale82 V2 550W incorporates 100 percent Japanese capacitors and dual eight-pin connectors designed for high-end motherboards with extreme overclocking in mind. The 550W also features a single 12-volt rail to ensure your video cards and CPU get all the power they need.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Lian Li has just unveiled a new massive case to its PC-D lineup. The PC-D600 is the little brother to the company's PC-D800 and is designed to house E-ATX motherboards.
Featuring enough room for nine 5.25-inch optical drives, seven 3.5-inch hard drives, and an additional six 2.5-inch solid state drives, the D600 is a formidable contender and anyone needing a chassis for a small home server or just massive amounts of storage.
The chassis has room up front for two 120mm fans, while the back has support for up to three 140mm cooling fans. As for water cooling provisions, the top of the case can fit a 120mm or 180mm radiator while the left back side of the case has room for a 360mm radiator. No word has been released on when the case will be available or what MSRP pricing will be.
Computex Taipei 2013 - Fractal Design has unveiled yet another new chassis in its ARC line of PC cases. The new ARC XL brings all of the minimalistic yet elegant design queues to the full size chassis arena while still including the features that make the ARC series so wonderful.
Fractal says that the ARC XL delivers the maximum airflow possible while still maintaining the minimalistic body design. The chassis comes with three Silent Series R2 fans installed and room for many more. Also included is a built-in three-speed fan controller on the front panel for easy access.
The ARC XL was designed with the serious liquid cooling enthusiast in mind and has provisions for multiple thick style 240mm and 360mm radiators with space to spare for reservoirs and pumps. This gives consumers ample room for multiple cooling loops for maximum cooling potential.
The chassis includes several "easy clean" dust filters and a side panel window to show off your hardware. With room for up to nine PCI expansion slots, and accommodations for up to eight 3.5-inch hard drives and two 2.5-inch solid state drives, this is one serious chassis.