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Long time VGA lovers, XFX have just announced the launch of the Pro series PSU's.
There's always the usual arguments of single-rail versus multiple dedicated 12V rails - but XFX have chosen to go down the single-rail highway by calling it "EasyRail" technology which provides nearly all of the power over one rail.
XFX aren't out to steal the entire market with this release, obviously it's their first range and first time into the PSU market but all of the important features are included at a competitive price.
Today BitFenix announce the Survivor Mid-Tower PC Case - it's their new mid-tower ATX gaming case, with ruggedized features combined with elegant styling.
Gamers can look forward to the following features:
- Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports
- Hideaway carrying handle for easy transport
- Light controls to turn the LED logo on and off
- BitFenix S2(TM) Peripheral Security
- BitFenix Lockdown(TM) Hardware Stabilizer
- Modular hard disk cage for extra-long graphics cards
- Space for up to seven 3.5" or nine 2.5" drives
- Install up to two 200mm fans or three 120mm fans
- Friendly installation and setup
In addition to the Survivor, BitFenix are also releasing a more basic version named the Survivor Core. This model does not include the USB 3.0/BitFenix S2/BitFenix Lockdown and replaces the 2 x 200mm LED fans with a single 200mm non-LED fan.
Watch out for them in mid-November!
Antec have a new case that's about to be released, in the famous LanBoy range, the LanBoy Air.
It seems like a great case for lanners, or for people who like a change (within the case). I think I might end up getting one - I loved the previous LanBoy cases and this seems like a next-gen change on that same great case.
Antec have the following speel on it:
"The LanBoy Air sports unprecedented top-to-bottom mesh construction for extensive air ventilation and includes five 120 mm fans (two front-adjustable speed 120 mm blue LED fans and three 120 mm TwoCool two-speed blue LED fans) with space to mount up to 15 total fans. The fans are positioned to create positive air pressure, bringing cool air in and around hard drives and graphics cards, and expelling hot air and dust through the chassis' perforated panels.
The LanBoy Air has an entirely reconfigurable interior with 11 total drive bays (including nine modular bays to accommodate six internal 3.5" drives and three external 5.25" drives.) The 3.5" drives can also take advantage of Antec's exclusive AirMount suspension mounting system, which suspends hard drives in the drive bays, reducing vibration and increasing ease of use. Additionally, the 5.25" and 3.5" drive bays can be easily configured in three horizontal orientations: facing the front, right or left to accommodate users' desired chassis arrangements. This chassis also comes with two internal bottom-mounted 2.5" SSD drive bays.
ECS have today announced a new exclusive cooling application - ECS eSF, easy Smart Fan utility, which provides "the best way to solve system heat problems in numerous conditions".
ECS have the following solutions:
User-friendly Design Concepts
ECS eSF comes to users with several user-friendly concepts.
Silent: Reducing noise..
Friendly: Clever Graphical-User-Interface design.
Easy and Smart: Five modes to solve all situations.
Customized: Adjust it with your unique way.
Safe: No system crash from overheating issue.
Quick: Just click, drag and release.
Free: Free and upgradeable for ECS motherboards.
Corsair has been selling some of the best computer hardware on the market to gamers and enthusiasts for a long time now. The company has all sorts of gear from RAM and power supplies to cooling products and storage devices. Corsair has announced the expansion of its line of PSUs with a new Gaming Series of power supplies with three products.
The new PSUs include the GS800, GS700, and GS600. The PSUs share many of the same feature swill all having a single +12V rail with up to 65A or reliable continuous power. The fan inside the PSUs is designed to produce little noise with a dual ball bearing design and automatic speed adjustment based on cooling needs. The PSUs also have LEDs in the fan on the GS700 and GS800 that the user can turn off completely and set to red, blue, or white.
I have always been surprised with all the notebooks that I review that most of them have giant power adapters. The adapters for some of the smallest machines are much bigger than they really need to be. A fat power adapter adds bulk and weight to the gear you have to carry around with you on the road. Cooler Master has unveiled a new power adapter that is claimed to be the world's smallest 95W adapter.
In addition, to providing 95W of power for notebooks or netbook computers, the adapter also has a USB port built-in for charging your USB devices like phones and cameras. Cooler Master ships the charger with nine different tips that allow it to work with most of the notebooks on the market today from major manufacturers.
When it comes time to build up a new gaming PC many gamers look to Cooler Master for a case that looks good, performs well, and won't break the bank. The company has some very expensive cases that look cool and then it offers some more mainstream cases that even those on a budget can afford. The latest chassis from Cooler Master falls into the latter category.
The case is called the HAF 912. It is made from steel with a mesh plastic front bezel. The chassis measures 91" x 18.9" x 19.5" with the stand attached and weighs in at 17.8 pounds. The case is designed with robust cooling in mind with support for multiple 200mm fans and up to four 120mm fans. The case is also designed to accept dual 120mm fan radiator for liquid cooling.
When it comes to keeping your CPU cool, some just use the plain heat sink and fan combos that the CPU makers design. Others go to more extreme measures to keep their CPUs cool and operating correctly when they overclock with liquid cooling. More users will simply go with a more efficient heat sink and fan combo from a company like Titan.
Titan has announced a new CPU cooler called the TTC-NC25TZ. This CPU cooler is made to fit just about any AMD or Intel CPU that is around today. The cooler is a low profile unit that is 46mm height and has four 6mm heat pipes with direct contact tech to conduct the maximum amount of heat. The cooler supports CPUs with TDP of 130W.
TweakTown fans have been pretty excited for the release of the Thermaltake Jing CPU cooler ever since our cooler pro Chad got an early sneak peek at it around a month ago. It looks the wait is finally over as Thermaltake has officially announced the release of the Jing.
The Jing cooler gets its name from the Chinese word for "silence, " and back up that claim with a high performance cooler that has up to a 200W cooling capacity and a fan rated at just 16 dBA at 800 rpm for those that desire whisper-quiet cooling.
There's a new player in town on the PC chassis scene, and their name is BitFenix. Their first splash is going to be a big one, as their highly anticipated Colossus E-ATX case has been officially announced today.
Built "specifically for gamers and PC enthusiasts from the ground up," the Colossus case boasts features like USB 3.0 ports on the front I/O, user customizable LED lighting and fan controls, and surfaces covered with Betfenix's "SofTouch" coating that protects the case from stains. There's even a place to lock away valuables in the top of the chassis with the included BitFenix S3.