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Earlier today we visited the BitFenix offices here in Taipei and got acquainted with some of its new case fans and accessories for its range of computer cases.
First up David introduced us to their full range of new Spectre case fans. The fluid dynamic bearing fans come in either black or white and in a range of sizes (12cm - 52 CFM and 18 dB-A, 14cm - 60 CFM and 18 dB-A, 20cm - 65 CFM and 19 dB-A and 23cm - 115 CFM and 20 dB-A) for your cooling needs. There is the standard Spectre that comes in black or white and then there is the Spectre LED that just comes in black with four LEDs if I recall correctly. LED fan colors up for grabs are green, blue, orange, white and red.
Next on the agenda and kind of linked in with the BitFenix fans is the Hydra, which is a LED fan controller. This nifty little black device allows you to hook in up to 9 Spectre LED fans and adjust the intensity of the LEDs on the fans.
Following on in the video above we finished off with the S2, which is a cool little security device that prevents people stealing your expensive cabled peripherals such as mouse and keyboard. It simply mounts on the back of your case by way of a magnetic and padlock and you run your cables through the S2 to prevent theft.
I was just talking about the new all black Kingston HyperX memory cooler that would look good inside one of the all black computer cases that are on the market today. If you need an all black case to go with that new Kingston fan a new case from Xigmatek has launched today called the Pantheon. The case is all black inside and out ad has all sorts of features.
The chassis has tool free 5.25-inch drive bays, six hot swappable HDD cages, USB 3.0 port, and dual fan controllers. It also has seven PCI slots and can have up to four 120mm fans on the side of the case for ventilation on the drives. The cooling system also supports a top fan up to 200mm and a bottom fan. In addition, the case has space for a 240/280mm radiator on the top of the chassis.
When it comes to overclocking one of the most basic things that an enthusiast does is move from air-cooling their hardware with fans to liquid cooling for better performance. Some enthusiasts have room for giant radiator setups and other don't. For the enthusiast that want liquid cooling with a system that can fit completely inside the case, CoolIT Systems has become one of the best brands to shop.
CoolIT and AMD have announced that CoolIT's line of cooling solutions are now available for computers that run the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor. The cooling solutions now also support the AMD Radeon HD 5970 GPU allowing for more overclocking potential of the GPU on the video card as well as the CPU. CoolIT and AMD are displaying thin and lower cost solutions at Technical Exhibition in Taiwan.
Deal of the Day: Antec Mini P180 White Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case - $66.99 Shipped Free
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Antec Mini P180 White Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case - $66.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: Antec's Mini P180 is designed to be seen and not heard. Developed in collaboration with silent PC experts, everything has been done to minimize any noise from the components within the case. Quiet = awesome.
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.