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CES 2016 - Wrapping up some crazy announcements for EVGA in Las Vegas this year is its new 'Gaming Case', joining the 4K Gaming laptop, gamer and audiophile sound card and quick release CPU and video card closed loop coolers as part of a stellar press release.
Once again EVGA says that this product hasn't gotten an official name just yet, but promises that it's the "first PC gaming case designed for GPU cooling," aiming to keep your pride and joy components nice and cool. Boasting direct airflow pathing sent directly to the video card itself, this case has been "Specifically designed for extreme gaming enthusiast[s]."
The chassis contains a flexible cooling design for air or water applications and a modular design system - possibly similar to the CoolerMaster Master case. Unfortunately, this is all we know right now, stay tuned for updates.
Closed loop in design, EVGA promises that its new QRC and QRG products (CPU and GPU, respectively) will offer quick connect and disconnect features for overclockers and enthusiasts alike, supporting up to 4-Way SLI systems and multiple CPU setups.
With not much information supplied, the press release mentioned that users will be able to monitor and control this closed loop cooling system through provided software, while also offering support for additional radiators.
If you're always losing screws, cable ties and more, SilverStone may now have the solution for you - announcing its CA02 computer screw and parts pack recently, costing only $12.58 (11,5 EUR).
Inside the plastic organizer (compartmentalized case) you'll find thumb screws for your side panels or power supply, a bunch of standard case screws, self-tapping fan screws, smaller screws for SSD mounting, scratch-prevention washers and cable ties in order to keep your whole system neat.
Set to hit the global market on January 12, this organizer and parts pack seems to be a great way for a home builder to categorize easily losable parts while keeping everything wrapped up neatly. More information on this product can be found here.
CES 2016 - For our first event with a dedicated person shooting video - thanks to SrgntBallisticGaming from YouTube - we take a look at Thermaltake's cases on show at CES 2016.
Thermaltake had their usual array of cases on display, with the Core WP200, which houses two entire PCs - it's a thing of beauty. Stuart Tonks, legendary Australian modder, had his craft on show at the Thermaltake suite, too.
CES 2016 - Containing all you need in order to begin your water cooling journey, Thermaltake has presented its Pacific R360 D5 water cooling kit during the trade show in Las Vegas.
Although this kit is currently only available through Tt directly or in Germany through Alternate, it offers a good combo of parts and materials in order to water cool your own system. Included in the kit are the major components of a Pacific W1 CPU Water Block, a Pacific PR22-D5 Reservoir/Pump Combo, the Pacific R360 Radiator and Pacific 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD Compression Fittings (Chrome). In addition, you can expect to find a Riing 12 LED Blue Radiator Fan, V-Tubler 4T tubing, Coolant 1000 Blue and various accessories.
If you're looking to water cool your product, you must be prepared to pay the price, with Alternate asking a cool $359.99 for the R360 Kit. Thermaltake are also offering up its RL360 kit, setting users back $409.99 from the company directly.
CES 2016 - Thermaltake has some seriously huge cases now on the market, as seen in Las Vegas this year. Coming in the form of the W100 and WP100 models, these models can fit an insane 20 HDD cages and more.
With Thermaltake also releasing the Core P100 to provide accessibility, this case goes hand in hand with the Core W100 by stacking it on top or underneath this monolith chassis, allowing users to mix and match as they see fit for their builds. Designed with major storage and watercooling in mind, Thermaltake suggests that watercooling experts pick up the Core P100 to add more watercooling 'wiggle room' into the overall build, however, this expansion is sold separately.
The Core WP100 comes with removable 3 + 10 drive racks and allows for full sized video cards to be housed within, also featuring the possibility to house over 20 HDD cages and 10 slots if need be. Thermaltake recommended this product for "scientific purposes" in its recent press release, further mentioning that a 420mm radiator can be mounted on the front of this chassis, alongside having space for 220mm power supplies, video cards up to 635mm long and CPU coolers up to 200mm high.
These cases are now available worldwide, for purchase information check the official press release.
Aiming to give you full access to the CPU backplate at an affordable price is SilverStone with its new PS13 budget-friendly chassis.
This ATX case provides users with quick access dust filters, an all-black interior, support for video cards up to 13.7 inches in length, various drive storage options and the aforementioned CPU backplate cutout, seemingly big enough to let you install a CPU cooler without removing the motherboard.
We're interested in testing the back cut out for ourselves, but in the meantime, we're going to have to simply report the specs instead. Priced at $40.55 (37.5 EUR) and set for release on January 12, this case also features USB 3.0 ports and is the smallest ATX tower in SilverStone's Precision series.
CES 2016 - be quiet! is at it again, adding yet another model to its power supply lineup, this time in the form of its Pure Power 9 product which is set to replace the Pure Power 8.
Being released in both modular and fixed-cable versions, the Pure Power 9 features lower noise levels and higher performance than its predecessor. Brandishing an 80PLUS Silver rating and a brand new 120mm be quiet! fan, this product will see release in 400w, 500w, 600w and 700w models, across both the modular and fixed cable design.
Other advancements of the Pure Power 9 over the 8 includes an improved cable set, more SATA connectors, a longer P8 which measures 700mm and a longer 24 pin connector at 550mm. Further features include all black wiring and black connectors, plus flat peripheral and PCIE cables.
CES 2016 - Featuring the Drive X2 and Drive X2 Prestige series, Swiftech has announced its new additions to the all-in-one water cooling market. Described by Chairman and CEO Gabriel Rouchon as made to appeal to wider audiences, these all-in-one units are customizable.
Designed to look like a complete custom water cooling setup, Rouchon continued to explain that his new units "perform like custom kits, they look like custom kits, and they are user-customizable right out-of-the-box." The Drive X2 can hook up to radiators in three different sizes, including dual 120mm, dual 140mm and triple 120mm solutions, while the Apogee XL2 CPU water block marks a large improvement over previous editions, offering a chrome plated copper base plate and a redesigned housing.
Lit up by an RGB LED system contained on the water block, reservoir and radiator, all components are connected through 100 percent clear tubing. The Prestige model offers performance advantages over its smaller siblings, giving users Noiseblocker eLoop fans and Lok-Seal black chrome fittings all around.
CES 2016 - CoolerMaster has begun the new year with both feet on the ground, issuing a press release recently that outlined some massive 2016 plans and releases.
Spearheading its movement this year is the announcement of its MasterCase Maker 5, MasterWatt Maker 1200 and MasterAir Maker 8 products, designed by chosen experts for high-level PC DIY applications. The new MasterCase Maker 5 features CoolerMaster's own FreeForm Modular System, allowing users to swap and customize case components to best suit their needs. The MasterAir Maker 8 comes packed with 3D Vapor Chamber technology, boasting a 19% cooling increase over normal copper-based air coolers and lastly is the MasterWatt Maker 1200 digital PSU, packed with CoolerMaster's connect mobile software and carrying a Titanium 94% efficiency rating.
In addition to these product announcements, CoolerMaster has teamed up with a slew of experts and artists to bring some interesting things to CES Las Vegas this year. This manufacturer has flown in stop motion animator Lindsey Berkebile to showcase her artwork alongside showing off accessories made by Bill Owen from MNPCTech, Brian Farrell from PrimoChill, Irie Ahmad of Mod 'n' Go Design and Ron Lee Christianson, a freelance air-brush artist.