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CES 2016 - Cooler Master is consolidating their product lines and changing their focus, and that also includes their CPU cooling products as well. At CES they were showing us the new AIO water coolers that they'll be bringing to market as part of their new "Make it Yours" initiative. They also had a new slick looking custom water loop kit and a new air cooler to take a look at.
Despite the small debacle with the patents that might have prevented the sale of the older, and quite effective older series of coolers, they've actually been working on a new design well before that, which was debuted here in their suite at CES. The pump is updated and improved, so coil whine should definitely not be a problem anymore.
There'll be 120mm and 140mm wide selections with up to 280mm in total length as well. If the Nepton series is any indication, then the actual cooling performance should hopefully be similar. And that means it'll be near class leading.
In Win is always looking to innovate and find new ways to dazzle their customers with new things. That thinking extends to products already in the market too.
At CES this year they brought the ubiquitous 805, but with a few new changes instead. In place of the normal front panel, they put on a an infinity mirror complete with RGB lights on the inside. It's more than appropriate for the particular Las Vegas flavor, and it's not really too garish either. It's only a few cm deep, but the effect is really well done.
The infinity lighting is controlled by the ASUS RGB motherboard and can have any number of different patterns and colors. The case on display was simply revolving around the color wheel. It's a prototype and they're just looking for feedback on the design to see if it's something that they might implement in future designs, or even as an add-on later. They've also added metal extensions on the bottom of the case that hold the tempered glass side-panels in, so they don't fall so easily when you remove them.
CES 2016 - We went eyes-on with the new Inwin H-Frame 2.0 case at CES, and it's a magnificent beast that needs to be experienced to truly understand it.
The new case is leagues better than the old case, and it's also Inwin's 30th anniversary, which means there's extra flair, though again it's in-line with the motif and not at all gaudy or out of place. It's monstrous when you step up to it, with a monolithic and ominous air that makes it seem like a monument. A monument to PC gaming, of course. But the cool orange lights are not out of place, nor are they too bright, but almost beckon you to take a look behind the tempered glass.
And inside is a vast landscape that's capable of holding nearly anything you could dream of. It's spacious with what looks like plenty of room to work in as well. But that's only part of why you'd ever buy this case. This is a unique and gorgeous case, a work of art that can't compare to very many other chassis' that exist out there. It's that uniqueness that draws you to it, and In Win is a master at crafting such beautiful cases.
CES 2016 - Deepcool's new Genome case combines the spacious utility of a performance PC chassis with a complete AIO closed-loop cooling system.
Set in a mid-tower form factor, the Genome case sports an integrated AIO closed-loop CPU liquid cooling system that works in tandem with a fan array to maintain excellent heat processing in ATX PC builds. The cooling system rocks a 360mm radiator equipped with 3x LED-lit PWM fans, and the liquid cooling solution is held in a wicked T-Virus-esque helix spiral surrounded by a glass tube.
The case can fit video cards up to 300mm in length and supports 2X SLI, and measures 506mm x 210mm x 510mm with a hefty weight of 21.5 pounds. It features a 120mm exhaust fan, 20mm radiators on the front and rear, 1x 120mm fan at 7x expansion cards, 4x 2.5" SSD drive bays and 2x 3.5" HDD bays and doesn't accommodate 5.5" drives.
CES 2016 - Our last meeting of the day for day one of CES 2016 was with German cooling giant be quiet!, where we took a look around their suite at their current array of products.
There's not much new to show, but what we did find out was that be quiet! is working on an AIO watercooler - in the same vein as Corsair's Hydro series coolers - and that it'll be shown off towards the end of the year, with it hopefully in full form at CES 2017 next year.
This will be quite exciting, as be quiet! said it would be "extremely quiet" - so I'm guessing we won't hear the pump noise that we are all used to on other AIO coolers.
CES 2016 - Enermax has just unveiled a new duo of DIY case fans aimed at merging high-performance cooling with stylish lighting, adding a bit of futuristic flair to PC builds.
Enermax's new case fans consist of the D.F. Pressure and D.F. Vegas models, and represent a "giant leap forward" in chassis fan design. Both models utilize a combination of existing designs including Dust-Free Rotation, which allows the fan to spin in reverse for a small period upon system start up. Using DFR tech, Enermax's new fans are able to "greatly reduces the dust of the internal PC system or the fan blade".
The D.F. Pressure model is based on Enermax's existing TwisterPressure series and sports a static pressure of 3.845mm-H20. Adjustable Peak Speed PWM side controls ensure safety and easy cleaning.
CES 2016 - Wrapping up some crazy announcements for EVGA in Las Vegas this year is its new 'Gaming Case', joining the 4K Gaming laptop, gamer and audiophile sound card and quick release CPU and video card closed loop coolers as part of a stellar press release.
Once again EVGA says that this product hasn't gotten an official name just yet, but promises that it's the "first PC gaming case designed for GPU cooling," aiming to keep your pride and joy components nice and cool. Boasting direct airflow pathing sent directly to the video card itself, this case has been "Specifically designed for extreme gaming enthusiast[s]."
The chassis contains a flexible cooling design for air or water applications and a modular design system - possibly similar to the CoolerMaster Master case. Unfortunately, this is all we know right now, stay tuned for updates.
Closed loop in design, EVGA promises that its new QRC and QRG products (CPU and GPU, respectively) will offer quick connect and disconnect features for overclockers and enthusiasts alike, supporting up to 4-Way SLI systems and multiple CPU setups.
With not much information supplied, the press release mentioned that users will be able to monitor and control this closed loop cooling system through provided software, while also offering support for additional radiators.
If you're always losing screws, cable ties and more, SilverStone may now have the solution for you - announcing its CA02 computer screw and parts pack recently, costing only $12.58 (11,5 EUR).
Inside the plastic organizer (compartmentalized case) you'll find thumb screws for your side panels or power supply, a bunch of standard case screws, self-tapping fan screws, smaller screws for SSD mounting, scratch-prevention washers and cable ties in order to keep your whole system neat.
Set to hit the global market on January 12, this organizer and parts pack seems to be a great way for a home builder to categorize easily losable parts while keeping everything wrapped up neatly. More information on this product can be found here.
CES 2016 - For our first event with a dedicated person shooting video - thanks to SrgntBallisticGaming from YouTube - we take a look at Thermaltake's cases on show at CES 2016.
Thermaltake had their usual array of cases on display, with the Core WP200, which houses two entire PCs - it's a thing of beauty. Stuart Tonks, legendary Australian modder, had his craft on show at the Thermaltake suite, too.