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Computex 2014 - It's not a Computex without Thermaltake showing off some impressive cases, with this year's trade show being no exception at all.
We're going to start with the beautiful Level 10 Titanium Limited Edition, something you can see above.
Computex 2014: When we were on our factory tour of In Win, they showed us the incredible new S-Frame chassis. The S-Frame chassis is built-in painstaking detail, so don't expect many of them to be in the wild - with just 500 units being constructed in the first batch.
After those 500 have been made, we'll have to wait and see if In Win make anymore, and if they do, there'll only be 50 made per month. At $799, they're not for everyone, but there are definitely going to be people lining up to be one of those first 500, that's for sure. It definitely is a thing of beauty, so take a look at the photos and video we have on In Win's new S-Frame chassis.
Computex 2014: We stopped by be quiet!'s suite at Computex to take a look at their latest and greatest cooling products and even a new power supply and case.
I bet you didn't notice, but this model is holding the cooler incorrectly. Personally, I think she can hold it however she wants. This is the Dark Rock Pro 3 cooler, one of the leading coolers on the market that can easily handle a whopping 250 TDP.
We have a more in-depth look at the new line of be quiet! products, but some pictures just have to be shared. Feel free to check out the latest and greatest from be quiet!, including a video interview, at this link.
Computex 2014: Yesterday we had the pleasure of sitting down with be Quiet! to see the company's latest products. On the list were a new quiet yet powerful power supply, CPU cooler and an unnamed case that is sure to garner some attention.
Starting out the video, we see the new Pure Rock, a low cost, high performance CPU cooler that looks amazing yet has a low MSRP. From there we move to the Straight Power 10 Series PSU.
One of the most exciting products be Quiet! displayed with a new case that is currently without a product name. Also with a very low MSRP but high on features, the new case is a living testament to be Quiet's ability to deliver innovative products.
Computex 2014 - Corsair unveiled something that I've been asking from them for a while now, watercooling for your GPU. Enter the new Hydro Series HG10 GPU liquid cooling bracket, which for now is demoing on the AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU.
The Hydro Series HG10 is a full GPU, VRAM and VRM cooling solution with near silent operation, and is compatible with all Hydro Series CPU liquid coolers, too. When comparing a stock cooled Radeon R9 290X which was running at a massively hot 94C, the HG10 was running at a much cooler 77%. You'll also notice that the fan speed is only cranking along at 20%, compared to the stock R9 290X at 47%.
Computex 2014 - We were at the Computex 2014 GIGABYTE Press Conference earlier today, where the company showed off some impressive hardware. There were copious amounts of overclocking being done, with LN2 going everywhere, but there was a very special Hellboy case that caught our eye.
As you can see, there has been some delicate work done to the chassis. Inside and out, it was a beauty to see in person.
Computex 2014: When we reviewed In Win's amazing D-Frame chassis last year, we gave it 96% - which is nearly as good as it gets. Well, In Win is back with what seems like yet another hit with its shrunken down chassis, the D-Frame Mini.
We were hands-on today at the In Win factory tour, where we got some video footage (that you can watch above) and a slew of pictures for you to drool over. The new D-Frame Mini supports mini-ITX motherboards, which should see some interesting builds in the chassis. On the front of the D-Frame Mini, we have two USB 3.0 ports, something that has slid on over from the bigger brother, as well as two HD audio ports.
Today Alphacool announced a new GPU cooling solution that will see non-reference video cards included in its lineup instead of being left out as tradition dictates. The new custom GPU coolers are part of a new service Alphacool is offering that is based around a new three-part full-coverage GPU block that is designed to be completely modular, making it easier to custom cool any video card.
"Until recently the high cost of developing specialized full cover watercooling blocks has forced manufacturers to focus only on producing blocks for the higher-end cards. With new patented technology Alphacool have the ability to fill this gap in the market by producing full cover water-blocks for any non-reference or lower-end video card," Alphacool said in a release. "The cooler comprises of three parts shown in the image below. Firstly the water-block is designed around the 'core only' concept but is used in conjunction with the custom made base plate that is made specifically for each type of GPU ensuring the perfect fit. A custom made back plate is also included in the package at no extra cost."
GIGABYTE has quite the air-cooling solution in its popular, and very capable WindForce coolers - but the company has just stepped up its game, unveiling its new WaterForce cooler.
GIGABYTE's WaterForce cooling solutions were shown off during the Tech Tour event on April 25, 2014. GIGABYTE's WaterForce solution includes a massive external module that houses the coolant reservoirs, an even bigger radiator with multiple fans, the pumps, and ports for cooling for individual GPUs, that get pushed through to your case through a hub that requires a spare 5.25-inch drive bay.
The company has put some serious time into WaterForce, as the main unit displays temperature for each of the coolant channels, where you can control everything performance-wise, including taking temperatures and noise levels. The tubes then get connected to a WaterForce-capable GPU, which feature full-coverage water blocks that cover the GPU, RAM and VRMs - a nice touch.
Not only that, but the Taiwanese-based company showed off its WaterForce solution using three NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPUs, as well as some new solutions. One of which was the new WindForce 600W cooling solution, which should be able to keep some seriously overclocked GPUs cooled - being able to handle thermal loads of an insane 600W and all.
If you have ever bought the parts to build up a new PC, you know that the case can be one of the more expensive parts. Most of us want a case that looks cool and has plenty of cooling, but we don't want to spend a fortune. NZXT has unveiled a new case that ticks all the boxes for most system builders.
The PC chassis is called the Phantom 240 and it sells for $69.99. It comes in white with black trim and has a standard side window. Cooling hardware inside the case includes a pair of the new 120mm FN V2 case fans from NZXT that have better performance and quiet operation.