Computex 2016 - On the heels of its new RGB high-bandwidth SLI bridges, EVGA has revealed yet another awesome accessory aimed at optimizing enthusiast rigs: the new Power Link.
EVGA's new Power Link is an L-shaped accessory that allows users to hook up PCI-E power cords to the side of a video card instead of the top, adding tons of flexibility for open-air and home theater PC builds. The Power Link is outfitted with LED lighting, and sports male 8+8 PCIe slots on one end, with female ports on the other. This nifty little adapter not only provides more headroom for compact chassis and builds but also allows for cleaner cable management in enthusiast builds.
Right now the Power Link accessories are made to fit into EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 video card lineup, but the company has plans to bring other configurations in the future that support other video cards like EVGA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW. The Power Link will be sold separately, but pricing nor availability has been determined.
Computex 2016 - At Computex In Win showcased its new Aurora fans, the first-ever case fans that support modular power sharing. As an added bonus users can easily adjust fan speeds with a dedicated wireless remote control.
In Win's new 120mm RGB Aurora case fans are pretty special: the fans can be connected to one another to share power and speed controls. Each Aurora fan is equipped with two 6-pin connectors that slot into other Aurora fans, effectively making a daisy chain. What's more is that the power and speed of the entire Aurora fan array can be finely adjusted with a remote control, allowing users an incredibly easy and flexible cooling solution. Fans can also be individually tuned and tweaked with the remote, as well as toggling different RGB effects.
The 120mm x 120mm x 25mm In Win Aurora fans spin between 800 RPMs and 1,400 RPMs in PWM mode, and up to 2,000 RPMs in Turbo Mode. The fans move 40.26CFM of air flow at a noise level of 23.7dB(A) and have a rated air pressure of 1.5mm/H20.
Computex 2016 - In Win showed off a trio of new monstrous enthusiast-grade 80 Plus Platinum 1065W power supplies in its Signature S-Series lineup.
In Win's new triad of behemoth 80 Plus Platinum 1065W PSUs consist of the Signature-S Series SI, SII, and SIII, all of which sport the "industry's first" 165mm Silent Fan for optimum heat mitigation.The entire Signature-S series is fully modular, with up to 92% power efficiency and a mean time between failure rate of over 100,000 hours. The line also features "4 Timed Extra Power Modes" that allow users to pull in more power.
In Win's new PSUs all sport stylish grills over the 165mm Silent Fans, with the SI rocking a brushed red plate, the SII with a stylish gold grill, and the SIII with aluminum. Side windows show off the PSU's LED-lit capacitors. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.
Computex 2016 - ASUS showed off a very cool modular PC design at Computex today that allows the user to customize all kinds of things while keeping their setup tidy in the process.
Interestingly, it lets you choose between different IO panels; SSD bays work like NAS bays in that you can easily insert the SSD (almost like a Nintendo cartridge for you 80s/90s kids), and there's not much in the way of cables as the design utilizes a special server-style PSU.
ASUS says it wants to make this a new form factor. To that end, it will attempt to open source what it needs to in order to let other vendors follow suit.
Computex 2016 - Phanteks is expanding its thermal cooling product line with a first-ever water block, dubbed the Glacier G1080. The name similarity to the GTX 1080 is not coincidence as the block is designed specifically for NVIDIA's high-end GPU.
Materials include military standard Viton O-ring for efficient heat resistance and added durability (versus the usual silicone), RGB LED lighting, a nickel-plated copper gold plate, acrylic top, and sandblasted cover plates. The result: a simple, effective look.
There's no better way to celebrate your 30th anniversary than inviting the world's best modders to Taiwan to have a modding competition, with IN WIN seeing some truly great results and amazing modded PCs. Remember you can vote for your favorite mod right here!
We have a round up of all of the designs, which you can check out below.
IN WIN has kicked off its 30th birthday in a serious way, kicking off its Mod in Taiwan live modding competition. The company called upon eight teams from seven countries, gave them all a new IN WIN chassis, some pretty damn good hardware, and all the tools required to make the best custom PC they could in 24 hours - split across 3 x 8-hour days.
The company hosted the event at their factory complex in Taoyuan, with the first day over and done with and pretty damn hectic. There are some big prizes up for grabs, with the public voting on the Best Design Award and the Innovation Award, with votes taking place online and on-site at Computex.
All of the completed mods will be on display, with IN WIN giving the winner $5000, a slew of hardware, and their choice of chassis from IN WIN's amazing line of products. IN WIN will be choosing a modder for its Choice Award, with the price consisting of $3000. The winners will also receive an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for CES 2017, where their mod will be on show. As for who is participating:
- Team 1 (USA) - BSMods (Bob Stewart; Rod Rosenberg)
- Team 2 (USA) - Team Mongoose (Lee Harrington, Ronald Lee Christianson)
- Team 3 (France) - Modded by Frenchies (Gregory Rousseau, Olivier Maillet)
- Team 4 (UK) - Running with Scissors (Daniel Harper, Dave Alcock)
- Team 5 (Germany) - Babetech (Martin Blass, Stefan Blass)
- Team 6 (Australia) - Team Down Under (Stuart Tonks, Ryan Hooper)
- Team 7 (Sweden) - SMPC Modding (Justin Ohlsen, Björn Hall)
- Team 8 (China) - KuN MOD (KuN, Sreay)
Corsair's new Bulldog chassis are now available, offering convenient small form-factor solutions for high-performance living room gaming. The manufacturer also revealed its new Lapdog mechanical keyboard and mouse combo
Described as "a highly ventilated, stylish compact console, created for the living room," Corsair's Bulldog case won major CES innovation awards and has ample space to fit full-length 300mm video cards for 4K gaming and VR. Corsair has teamed up with MSI to make the all-in-one liquid-cooled Hydro GFX GeForce GTX 980 Ti video card exclusively for the Bulldog. The mini-ITX chassis comes outfitted with a Hydro Series H5 SF CPU liquid cooler and a SF600 600W 80 Plus Gold power supply
Corsair has also revealed the Lapdog, a performance-grade portable mechanical keyboard designed to compliment the Bulldog. The Lapdog has three different configurations--the base board that can slot in mechanical keyboards and mice, as well as the Lapdog K65 RGB model with Cherry MX Red switches and the K70 with Cherry MX Red/Blue switches.
Just over a week before Computex, IN WIN has announced their latest 303 chassis. IN WIN's new 303 chassis is a "simple, yet elegant computer chassis crafted from steel and tempered glass", says IN WIN, continuing that the 303's "distinctively clean front panel is complimented with a bright LED design to balance the overall appearance".
At the front of the 303 and to the right we have the power buttons, IN WIN branding, and I/O panel. The IN WIN logo is highlighted with a beautiful neon, with the LEDs acting as a power-on indicator. There are 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x 3.5mm audio jacks, and 2 x USB 2.0 ports on the front of the 303. IN WIN is known for their innovative cases, with the 303 being another in their tool-less design range, where the 3mm tempered glass can be pulled away from the 303 by pressing the handle at the top of the case.
When purchasing the IN WIN 303 chassis, you can choose between the closed panel with affixed thumbscrews, or the beautiful tempered glass front panel if you want to peek into your system from time to time, or show off that ridiculously good looking PC you've just built. There's also a user-friendly dust filter which has an embedded design for quick removal, with it being found at the bottom of the 303, and is easy to remove to clean.
Cooling wise, the 303 handles 3 x 120mm fans at the very top, as well as 120/240/360mm liquid cooling radiators for those who are serious about putting their PC under water. At the rear, the 303 can handle 1 x 120mm, and 3 x 120mm at the bottom of the chassis to ensure maximum airflow throughout the IN WIN 303.
Lian Li is another chassis company that has released a new dual component compartment chassis, with the new PC-09 mid-tower fusing two PCs together inside, like conjoined twins.
The left side of the Lian Li PC-09 is enclosed with tempered glass, designed to show off your motherboard, CPU cooler, GPUs, RAM, and more. On the right side of the Lian Li PC-09 is the signature brushed aluminum look that Lian Li is famous for, and is used to house the storage racks and PSU. Between the two sides, we have a strip of aluminum (which comes in either red or black depending on the model you buy).
There's a power button on the strip, as well as 4 x USB 3.0 ports, and HD audio inputs. Lian Li's name is sliced into the front of the strip, which is LED backlit, as well as a controller for the included RGB LED kit at the rear. Inside, there's 3 x 120mm fans in the glass compartment, a removable pump mount and removable mesh dust filter at the bottom. On the opposite side, there's a drive cage that can take in 6 x 3.5-inch HDDs, and 2 x 2.5-inch HDDs. Lian Li says that everything is mounted onto the rubber vibration dampeners, including the PSU.