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Alpenföhn Himalaya CPU cooler tower-style CPU cooler means business

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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.

 

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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.

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Got case modding skills? Fractal Design are giving away a case and cash!

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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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Enter at fractal-design.com.au


Corsair rolls out the Carbide Series 400R budget friendly mid tower

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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.

 

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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.

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Thermalright's True Spirit CPU Cooler now shipping

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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.

 

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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).

 

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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.

Thermaltake go Massive with new notebook cooler

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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.

 

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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.

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The going gets tough with three more Toughpower Silver PSUs from Thermaltake

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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.

 

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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.

BitFenix Outlaw breaks some rules in mid-tower chassis' design

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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.

 

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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.

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New Alpenföhn Triglav CPU cooler holds "biggest heatpipe" record

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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.

 

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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).

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BitFenix is back in black with the Merc series mid towers

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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.

 

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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).

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Thermaltake's Dr. is now performing PSU checkups

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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.

 

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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.

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