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Corsair H5 SF brings liquid cooling to small form factor PCs

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 3, 2015 8:02 pm

Corsair is launching the Hydro Series H5 SF, a sleek piece of hardware that brings liquid cooling to small form factor PCs.

 

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Compatible with all Mini-ITX motherboards and measuring 84mm tall, there's no need to attach it to external fan mounts or brackets, meaning less hassle and more compatibility.

 

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It offers as much as 150W of heat dissipation courtesy of its low-noise 120mm blower fan, pre-applied thermal compound, copper cold plate, and 120 mm x 40mm radiator, making it fully capable of cooling even overclocked CPUs in such a small space.

 

You can purchase the H5 SF now from retailers everywhere; MSRP is $79.99.

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Phanteks' new dual Enthoo Mini XL chassis houses two PC builds

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 2, 2015 10:34 pm

If you've always wanted to combine a workstation and gaming PC in the same case, then Phanteks' latest chassis is right up your alley.

 

 

Phanteks has just announced the Enthoo Mini XL Dual System, its latest chassis that supports two PC builds--a MicroATX and Mini-ITX--that can "run two fully functional system independently of one another.". The Mini XL chassis comes outfitted with a pre-installed ITX upgrade kit and power splitter to ensure both independent builds can be powered by the same PSU, and mirrors the hidden Power Supply and HDD style found in the original Enthoo Mini XL design.

 

The case itself sports a pump bracket, PWM control hub and radiator bracket as well as dual removable HDD cages, 2 Drop-N-Lock SSD brackets, dust filters and cable ties that make for sleek cable management. The chassis is outfitted with three different fans to ensure airflow to system components. As far as aesthetics, the Enthoo Mini XL Dual System has a 10-color lighting system as well as a sandblasted aluminium faceplate with matte finish.

 

Phanteks' Enthoo Mini XL System will be available starting this month for a price point of $240 (209.90€ or £159.99).

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Power two systems with one power supply thanks to Phanteks' splitter

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 26, 2015 2:31 pm

Complete with "Patented Isolated Dual System Technology," Phanteks has just announced its PH-PWSPR_1P2M 'Power Splitter' through a recently issued press release.

 

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This product allows you to power two complete systems with a single power supply, useful for applications such as test beds or PC desks - as long as your PSU can handle the stress. Compatible with mITX, uATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards, this unit claims to protect and control the 12V/5V/3.3V/+5VSB circuit in order to ensure fully functional operation. In addition, this power splitter comes with a soft-start circuit to help reduce inrush current.

 

The unit comes with a 'hook and loop sticker' and Drop-N-Lock mounting for chassis installation, depending on what your model offers, with the Drop-N-Lock mounting system being suitable for select compatible Phanteks cases. If you're planning to pick up this model for yourself, Phanteks suggests you also grab some of its extension cables in order to connect the power splitter to the motherboards, seeing as your power supply-included cables will only run to the splitter itself.

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Noctua says its 24V industrial fans are the best an enthusiast can get

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 26, 2015 12:25 pm

Complete with IP67 water and dust protection ratings and released in 120mm and 140mm diameter options, Noctua has begun another push into the industrial cooling market with its new NF-F12 and NF-A14 24V fans. Paired with the NE-FD2 three-phase motor driver IC, these spinners are able to operate with supplies anywhere from 6V - 30V.

 

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These new models operate at a maximum 24V speed of 2000rpm and 3000rpm, with Noctua CEO Roland Mossig urging users to test them with 12V connections, stating that these fans will run at much lower noise levels with this lower voltage. While operating at 1100rpm and 1700rpm respectively when attached to this lower connection, these fans can then be further controlled through PWM for even slower spinning speeds.

 

Said to be "available shortly" in a recent press release, Noctua expects to sell these two models at $34.90 per unit.

SilverStone's new 90-degree motherboard chassis screams ASUS ROG

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 25, 2015 5:33 pm

Set to build on the SilverStone RAVEN RV01 chassis, the new RVX01 case once again features 90-degree motherboard mounting and more, as seen announced recently in a press release direct from the German office.

 

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With added support for watercooling and three 120mm 'air penetrator' fans included in the initial package, SilverStone's styling and coloring on this chassis looks very much like an ASUS ROG theme. While I'm not saying that this copied ASUS ROG at all, I'd love to see an red and black full ASUS ROG build thrown into this exact case, it would be something that I think color-matched dreams may be made of.

 

This chassis is set for release on December the 2nd and will cost $75 for the windowless version or $79.50 if you'd rather see your internals. While this case does come packed with the 120mm fans for great airflow, SilverStone has pushed the fact that this chassis contains support for up to three sets of liquid cooling radiators.

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SilverStone releases case designed specifically for Intel NUC

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 25, 2015 2:31 pm

As announced in a recently issued press release, SilverStone is looking to help any reference Intel NUC product shine, releasing this chassis that will mount on the rear of any VESA enabled monitor.

 

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The PTS01 supports a 9mm thick 2.5" HDD or SSD for storage, while being compatible with any SATA III or USB 3.0 interface. This SATA III inclusion is a move by SilverStone in order to help the consumer, with the press release citing limitations due to mSATA storage costs as being a major factor throughout its chassis design process.

 

Constructed out of an aluminium and steel frame, the PTS01 will be available from December 2 and will cost around $29.

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The GIGABYTE Z170X EK Water Blocks monoblocks look great

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 24, 2015 2:29 pm

Constructed out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper and POM Acetal or acrylic glass material, EK Water Blocks' new GIGABYTE Z170 motherboard monoblocks are a sight to behold. Supporting Z170X motherboards in the form of the Gaming 5, Gaming 7 and UD5 TH, these new monoblocks utilize the "EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine" as pinpointed in a recent press release.

 

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Released in Nickel or Acetal + Nickel configurations, expect to spend over $125 each on these new products, listed as 119.95 Euro including VAT when purchased direct through EK Water Blocks.

 

Produced in Slovenia, Europe, these two new models are available for purchase from the company directly through the EK Webshop.

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BitFenix unveils an ATX chassis and the front panel looks familiar

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 23, 2015 9:33 pm

Designed to mimic the already-released Pandora chassis but as an ATX version, this new BitFenix case offers additional watercooling support and is designed with modders and DIY enthusiasts in mind.

 

 

Featuring what is claimed as "the same much-loved unique styling," it's interesting to note that the front panel on this model looks a little like Thermaltake's Soprano cases of old. While we say it reminds us a 'little', that's because it is only a little - with the Pandora looking to offer vast superiority of modding and support over these Thermaltake cases released pre-2014.

 

Chassis features include space for 440mm long video cards, the capacity for four 2.5" SSDs and four 3.5" hard disks, support for power supplies up to 220mm in length and the capacity to fit 160mm tall CPU coolers. If you've got more storage in mind, there's also two front/top USB 3.0 ports.

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EK Water Blocks unveils new DBAY D5 MX reservoirs and pumps

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 23, 2015 12:32 pm

EK Water Blocks is set on a path to become the best watercooling option around. Having taken some steps in this direction recently, this Ljubljana-based company has just announced its new DBAY D5 MX reservoirs and reservoir plus pump combinations.

 

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The new MX series Dual Bay reservoirs are designed to slot into two 5.25" drive bay slots, allowing for more room within your case for crazy RAM, motherboard and video card combinations. Combined or purchased separately, EK suggests that users pick up its EK-D5 PWM pump motor in order to complete the set, further providing a locking ring nut and O-rings for this pump.

 

Released to the public in four variations, most ports are standard G1/4" threaded, with a single G3/8" threaded port on the top of the reservoir designed for filling only.

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Meet the 'Fuma Twin-Tower' heat sink that has people talking

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 17, 2015 2:39 pm

This style of cooler has been around for a while, but not always in the limelight. Could this resurgence be the thing that air cooling needs to win back the market over water, or is it just another crazy product that is designed to market the company in which manufactures it? Either way, it looks interesting.

 

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Scythe has just pushed out a press release announcing the Fuma Twin-Tower CPU cooler, measuring in at 149mm tall and bundled with two 120mm PWM fans. If two isn't enough, there's also an option to throw a third fan into the mix for extra cooling power. Your CPU is cooled thanks to six copper heat pipes with a 6mm diameter, connected directly to a solid copper base plate for optimal heat transfer - with all of this has being nickel-plated.

 

Available right now for around $41.59, this kit will fit most Intel and AMD sockets ranging from FM2+ to LGA 1151 and 2011.

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