COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Thermaltake has added an interesting new chassis into its full-tower enthusiast lineup today which the company plans to exhibit over the next few days.
Two all-new features make their way into the new SPEDO Chassis; "A.T.C." (Advanced Thermal Chamber) and "CRM" (Cable Routing Management).
While "ATC" design provides excellent thermal-management by separating chambers for the CPU, GPUs and PSU, "CRM" offers users a neat and tidy interior with superior cable arrangement. Not to mention the excellent integration of advanced tool-free mechanism for HDD and PCI installation; bottom-placed PSU design and the adjustable fan bar; SPEDO will provide the minimized and the most enjoyable system installation experience!
The hot swap design of side fan and the adjustable fan bar allow easier system maintenance, VGA/ CPU thermal management can also be easily solved by simple adjustments of the fan bar to fit with various system requirements.
You can click here for a few more details on it, and hopefully we'll get a chance to take some closer and more detailed shots of the case and its unique interior design layout over the next few days for ya'll to see.
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 We have just had our first look at the Computex halls and as we stepped in the door of Hall 1 we noticed that Enermax had most of their booth ready with products on display.
Enermax was pushing its line of 82+ power supplies and one 625-watt model was powering a server based system that you would normally think you would need a 1000+ watt PSU to operate.
Connected to the system were a grand total of 16 Hitachi SATAI 160GB drives, 16 x 512MB DDR2 Kingston modules, a GeForce 7950GX2 graphics card, four AMD Opteron 8212 quad-core processors and a high-end RAID controller for good measure.
With an amazing 82% efficiency, there is less power loss with the conversation, so you don't need such a large power supply.
If you're looking for PSU with clean, efficient power being the main focus of change, the just launched UCP 900W (Ultimate Circuit Protection) from Cooler Master is as good as it gets.
This PSU is said to be the first-ever 80 Plus Silver Certified unit to hit the market with an 80 Plus verification and testing report showing an efficiency of 88%.
Cooler Master state that such a high energy efficiency was achieved by simply using an innovative circuit board layout with the choice of superior components. You can find a list of other 80 Plus Certified PSUs from Cooler Master here folks.
Taipei, Taiwan - May 26th, 2008 - Cooler Master proudly announces the world's first-ever 80 Plus Silver Certified high wattage power supply, the highest rated 80 Plus power supply to-date by achieving a 88% efficiency; with the introduction of UCP 900W (Ultimate Circuit Protection).
Cooler Master has long built a strong reputation based on industry-leading designs in coolers and computer cases, while its power supplies have often been over-shadowed. Today, marks a new era in the company's foray into the market of power supplies. With the UCP 900 reaching new 80 Plus specifications, Cooler Master now owns the title of having the industry's most energy efficient high wattage power supply.
Arctic Cooling has just sent us details of its latest product and this one is a monster.
Accelero XTREME 9800 is a graphics card cooler for the GeForce 9800 GTX and includes no less than three 80mm cooling fans which helps dissipate GPU heat from the five 6mm heat pipes and 107 fins.
Arctic Cooling claim that if you replace the stock 9800 GTX cooler, you'll end up with a temperature reading 29c lower. All this crazy cooling does not come cheap though, it will set you back around $54 USD and you will be able to buy it from next month to get your 9800 GTX overclock on.
Same as other ARCTIC COOLING products, the Accelero XTREME 9800 not only excels in cooling, it also offers excellent noise management. Its three 80mm PWM fans are equipped with low noise impellers and installed in a unique fan holder in order to eliminate any buzzing sounds. The efficient noise control design enables the Accelero XTREME 9800 to minimize the noise level to 0.7 sone.
Enjoy the coolness and quietness brought by the Accelero XTREME 9800 today!
The folks at In Win are the latest to join the 1200 watt power supply club with its Commander PSU.
Also coming in 750 watt and 850 watt models, they claim power efficiency of 88% which is rather impressive for a unit packing this much power capacity.
Clearly designed for gamers with Quad SLI and CrossfireX in mind, the PSU also sports a modular cable design, 140mm cooling fan with speed control to be easy on the ears along with a three year warranty if something were to go wrong.
We look forward to putting one through the usual paces soon.
In another bold move to make itself more prominent in the PC cooling world, ASUS has announced today their latest Triton 85 series CPU Cooler which promises the most powerful yet quietest performance in the series to date.
The Triton 85 sports a 120mm PWM fan which produces no more than 16 dBA of noise, and the heatsink itself uses four copper heat pipes and high-density fins.
You can find more information on it over at ASUS' website.
Taipei, Taiwan, April 16, 2008 - Riding on the successful design of the Hassle-Free DIY CPU cooler series, the Triton 70 and Triton 75, ASUS, worldwide producer of top-class PC coolers, brings worldwide enthusiasts to a brand new dimension of cooling with its new member of Triton family - the Triton 85. This exquisitely designed CPU Cooler takes the innovative features of Triton Series - the high-density fins, dynamic fan speed control and pure copper heat pipes, and improves on them to bring about the quietest and most powerful performance.
Thermaltake has just taken the covers off its latest cooling product and this one is more spectacular compared to the regular cooler release.
The ProWater series is an Internal Liquid Cooling System and includes all the required parts and accessories to water cool your Intel or AMD CPU.
The P500 pump has a flow rate of 500L per hour which has the tank attached to it. Then we move through the cooling cycle to the Pure Copper Water Block which includes brackets to support Intel Socket LGA775 and AMD K8/AM2 processors. The hot water is then passed through a 12cm radiator with silent 120mm variable resistor fan spinning from 1300 to 2400 RPM. Once the water has been cooled down by the radiator, it passes through the Flow FX meter which has a transparent cover to clearly shows the movement of the coolant for monitoring.
You can find out more over at the Thermaltake product website. We will have a review online in the next week or two - stay tuned!
Aqua Computer from Germany has released its latest graphics card waterblock cooler and this time it is designed specifically for the GeForce 9800 GTX.
Aquagrafx 9800 GTX is made from highly purified electrolyte copper (99,99% - okay, we lied a little and admit not to knowing exactly what "purified electrolyte" actually means) and manages to weigh in at only 600 grams and its height profile measures just 6mm. It's not a lightweight cooler by any means but it probably won't snap your PCI Express x16 port off your motherboard, either.
Aquagrafx 9800 GTX is said to not only cool the GPU but all components including memory and voltage regulators.
Over in Euro land, Aqua is selling the cooler by itself for EUR 79.90 and they'll mount it onto a 9800 GTX as a bundle and sell to you for EUR 379.90. We will attempt to get one in for review soon as it looks pretty impressive.
OCZ continues on its mission to dominate the power supply market with famous PC Power & Cooling recently under its belt.
They have just announced yet another range of power supplies called EliteXStream which will be will be available in 800-watt and 1000-watt versions both with 120mm cooling fan and five year warranty. It claims a high efficiency of 82% and received 80+ certification. OCZ reckons they are the top choice for high-powered gaming systems and workstations.
Co-developed with the experts at PC Power & Cooling, the EliteXStream is a flagship model among OCZ's lineup of gamer-oriented power supplies. Expanding on a lineup of powerful and stable PSUs, OCZ designed the 800W and 1000W EliteXStream for optimum power distribution to all components by utilizing the superior "single +12V rail" design perfected by PC Power & Cooling. This trail-blazing approach to +12V rail design ends the need to budget power "across the rails" as is the case with the less effective multi-rail design found in the vast majority of high-performance PSUs on the market today.
"I am excited to bring a high-performance PSU to market that so effectively fuses the in-depth gaming and enthusiast experience of OCZ with the legendary power supply expertise of the PC Power & Cooling division", said Ryan Edwards, Product Manager for the OCZ Technology Group. "Featuring up to 86% efficiency, a staggering single +12V rail output, a complete array of connectors, and an attractive MSRP, the new EliteXstream Series of PSUs sets a new standard for both the OCZ brand and the high-performance industry in general."
You can find out more over at the OCZ product page website.
OCZ's PC Power & Cooling business unit has just launched a new range of affordable and mainstream power supplies under the Silencer line of products.
Today four new power supplies are being launched including the Silencer 370 ATX, Silencer 420 ATX, Silencer 500 Dell and Silencer 500EPS12V. All the new Silencer models are certified under the 80+ efficiency program so they run cool and save on utility power.
The Silencer 370, 420, and 500 offer a range of power for mainstream gaming, home theatre, and work station PCs. The 500W series features a specialized Dell version that allows Dell owners to upgrade their systems with the latest components including any of the new power-hungry high-performance video cards. Ideal for PC users who prefer a straight-forward, value-minded PSU, the Silencer 370, 420, and 500 provide cool, quiet, and reliable power.
The lower wattage configurations provide the necessary power for desktop computing setups, ensuring you won't pay extra for a higher wattage unit that would be overkill for a modern mainstream system. Even at peak loads, the new Silencer series, with its ultra-quiet fan and proprietary inlet design, remains virtually silent, ideal for media PCs and noise-conscious environments.
You can find more details on the products over at the press release.
If the DuOrb, Blue Orb or even the Golden Orb is not enough Orbage action for you, then Thermaltake have yet another Orb, but this one is called the GunMet Orb - if you don't know what color it is, you didn't read between the lines.
The "gun metal" metallic finish is a marketing ploy no doubt to glorify the standard metal tones without a colored amalgam adding to the cost. The obvious link to weapons of war means it has to be geared for gamers, and high-end enthusiasts who constantly battle their machine to greater heights of performance. The Universal cooler fits on both Intel and AMD CPU sockets.
The website claims it has a "Tt Patented Radian crotched fin design", but looking at the almost futuristic helicopter radial fin design, I'm finding it difficult to relate to the crotched part of the statement.
However, the 140 aluminum fins are probably more than suitable in providing the necessary cooling. It is also touted to have a 120mm, 17dB fan which is pretty silent compared to other fans out there, and this in my book is a major selling point. There is nothing worse than a noisy fan.
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Cherry from In Win just alerted us that they have launched a new mid-tower gaming chassis in their Xtreme Series today called the "B2 Stealth Bomber".
From the outside, the black metallic paint finish looks stylish and resembles a similar look and feel as the bomber. It even has a sensor on the front which will open and close the front door of the case.
Inside, In Win went silly with a huge amount of features with special attention to cooling and vibration free operation. They have definitely gone all out on this product and we look forward to testing it.
B2 - an all-new ATX tower from Xtreme Series, featuring fighter jet-like auto-sensing front door and a touch sensitive mechanism to activate the front cover and automatically glides it open and close. Inspired by the B2 Stealth bomber, the W-shaped side panel air intakes provide exceptional ventilation for your PC while evoking the unique lines of the bomber! Its unique dark metallic paint with matte finish and front panel LED light both create a unique modern yet low-observable "Stealth" touch. B2 appeals to gamers looking for unique designs combined with quality and easy to install (tool free) mid-tower.
Word from Thermaltake has it that they plan to unveil a new family of Eco-Friendly power supplies at CeBIT next week; these dubbed the Toughpower QFan/QFan2 series which will be available in 300W, 350W, 400W, 450W, 500W, 750W, 850W, and 1000W models.
The PSUs are specially designed for 80Plus compliance and are equipped with a patent 140mm ultra silent QFan for near inaudible noise levels.
Taipei, Taiwan (techmessenger.com) -- This year at CeBIT Hannover, you can expect the latest Eco-Friendly power supply units from the worlds leading PC hardware manufacturer, Thermaltake Technology. Toughpower QFan series (available in 750W, 850W, and 1000W) and TR2 QFan series (available in five models: 300W, 350W, 400W, 450W, 500W). Both series are specially designed for 80Plus compliance while providing the lowest noise and considerable thermal dissipation for a PSU.
A new Limited-edition CPU Cooler has just officially entered ASUS' lineup dubbed the "Triton 79 AMAzing". 3,200 of these will be rolled off the production line to commemorate ASUS' popularity in the global gaming enthusiast market.
ASUS are making the cooler feel extra special by including an identification card which marks each one with a limited edition serial number. The cooler itself boasts support for Quad-Core CPU overclocking with support for both the current gen Intel and AMD platforms. The heatsink comprises a nickel-plated base with aluminum fins and four heatpipes. Also included is a 120mm PWM fan which operates at up to a mere 18dBA.
For further details on the limited edition cooler, head over to ASUS' website folks.
The name AMAzing represents the high level of achievement of this flagship cooler in terms of high performance, stylish outlook and gorgeous packaging. Made just for this deluxe limited-edition package, every component is well protected by Polyurethane foam plastic; and each owner of the ASUS Triton 79 AMAzing will have an ultra-exclusive identification card marked with a limited-edition serial number. There is no doubt that the Triton 79 AMAzing is the superior choice for computer gamers who require ultimate performance, absolute silence and eye-catching designs.
Cooler Master's highly acclaimed COSMOS PC chassis for enthusiasts has just been given an update, now dubbed the COSMOS S.
A number of nice adjustments and additions have been made to the already popular case, these outlined within the official announcement issued to us by Cooler Master today. More details on the specifications of the updated chassis can be found at Cooler Master's website.
A a bunch of reviews of the chassis have since popped up as well, you can check them out at the below sites :-
Taipei, Taiwan - February 22, 2008 - Since its introduction, Cooler Master's COSMOS PC Chassis has garnering numerous awards and accolades around the world. Today, the best just got better as Cooler Master unleashes the COSMOS S Chassis, featuring a new racing design, a touch-sensitive panel, and a gamut of user-friendly features, the COSMOS S is the evolution of the ultimate PC enclosure.
If you're sick of the noisy stock cooler on your graphics card you may like to check out the newly released "GFXChilla" VGA Cooler from Coolink. The GFXChilla can be mounted to current-gen cards such as the 8800GT and HD 3870 as well as several pre-gen cards too. The cooler itself boasts four 6mm thick heatpipes and two whisper quiet 80mm fans.
18 self-adhesive heatsinks are also included in the package for the RAM chips and voltage regulators on the card's PCB.
The GFXChilla is available as of now on store shelves at a suggested retail of 29.90 euros / $37.90 US. You can find out more information on it within the official PR here, and also at Coolink's website folks.
Vienna / Taipei, February 12th 2008 - Coolink today presented its new GFXChilla VGA cooler. Employing 4 high-performance heatpipes and two large 80mm fans, the GFXChilla provides superior cooling performance at minimum noise levels. The GFXChilla is widely compatible, simple to install and can easily be upgraded.
A small PC case making company in New Hampshire, USA by the name of Spotswood Custom Computers is about to get attention from all over the world with the release of a new bass-drum style enthusiast PC chassis.
Looking at the clickable thumbnail pictures above is enough for you to realise the company has gone to great lengths in designing a high-quality well finished product here.
The L-24 is especially designed for water cooling to be used, which is clear given how much room the huge drum has inside for your components. Two external 5.25" devices can be mounted to the case and up to 15 (wow!) 3.5" HDDs can be housed inside.
The drum itself is made out of maple veneer plywood which is very strong and also light weight. Up to 12 fans can be installed in the case and the motherboard tray is removable. Front I/O wise you're provided with USB 2.0, audio and FireWire ports.
You can choose your drum-case from a variety of colours including Natural, Light Oak, Dark Oak, Candy Apple Red, Golden Yellow, Blue and Purple; personal customizations can also be requested.
The only downside to this highly unique well finished chassis is the pricetag. At $599 plus shipping I'm sure this will put it out of reach for most, unless you really are a true fan of the design and just can't do without it.
For further information about the L-24 and other cases on offer from Spotswood Custom Computers, check out their website here folks.
High Performance Group (HIPER) has just added the new "HPU-4M780" Power Supply to their existing Type M Series which is rated for 780watts of power and continues to sport their patented mesh-design and unique cable harness.
The PSU is said to have an average efficiency of 85% (result by Chroma at 230V), and connectors wise it is an NVIDIA SLI certified unit with 2 x 8-pin and 4 x 6-pin connectors.
The RRP of this PSU is set at $139 U.S. and you can find additional information on it at HIPER's website folks.
HPU-4M780 represents the new ultra-efficient (85%) power solutions of the Type M Series with the well-known HIPER Mesh-Design in an environmental-friendly packaging.
The supersilent power supply is NVIDIA SLI™ ready and certified up to Dual GeForce 8800 GTX and comes with 2x 8pin and 4x 6pin connectors.
Scythe have just announced their first CPU cooler which boasts a 140mm fan. The heatsink design itself is also quite bold with its Uneven Parallel Heatpipe Construction (UPHC).
UPHC takes the advantage of heatpipe attachment for both the top and the bottom portion of the heatink fin to maximize the heat dissipation to the entire heatsink surface. This newer technology is applied for this cooler as the first time to challenge to go beyond the current air cooling technology!
Equipped 140mm fan to optimize the cooling performance of this new technology with super silent operation and cooling at the same time. As you expect always from Scythe, no compromise in silence yet always to challenge the maximum performance in the market! Performance is maximized yet noise level as well as overall dimension is minimized.
Pictures of Intel's revised stock cooler have surfaced on the web which will be bundled with upcoming Wolfdale (45nm) Core 2 processors.
At first the cooler doesn't look much different to what we're used to seeing, but if you look a bit closer you'll see that the aluminium heatsink has been cut down significantly making the overall size of the cooler quite a bit smaller.
This is certainly a testament to how comfortable Intel are with the efficiency/heat output of the new chips, and would no doubt allow Intel to further trim down the manufacturing costs as well.
AMD's dual-GPU HD 3870 X2 graphics card is set for an imminent release, and although there hasn't been any actual performance figures leaked of the card just yet we've seen several pictures of the monster over the past few months.
However, CHIPHELL has taken several nice quality closeup shots of the cooler that will be used on the card in both dissected form and as the whole unit.
You'll get easier access to the images over at VR-Zone.