CES 2016 - We went eyes-on with the new Inwin H-Frame 2.0 case at CES, and it's a magnificent beast that needs to be experienced to truly understand it.
The new case is leagues better than the old case, and it's also Inwin's 30th anniversary, which means there's extra flair, though again it's in-line with the motif and not at all gaudy or out of place. It's monstrous when you step up to it, with a monolithic and ominous air that makes it seem like a monument. A monument to PC gaming, of course. But the cool orange lights are not out of place, nor are they too bright, but almost beckon you to take a look behind the tempered glass.
And inside is a vast landscape that's capable of holding nearly anything you could dream of. It's spacious with what looks like plenty of room to work in as well. But that's only part of why you'd ever buy this case. This is a unique and gorgeous case, a work of art that can't compare to very many other chassis' that exist out there. It's that uniqueness that draws you to it, and In Win is a master at crafting such beautiful cases.
CES 2016 - Deepcool's new Genome case combines the spacious utility of a performance PC chassis with a complete AIO closed-loop cooling system.
Set in a mid-tower form factor, the Genome case sports an integrated AIO closed-loop CPU liquid cooling system that works in tandem with a fan array to maintain excellent heat processing in ATX PC builds. The cooling system rocks a 360mm radiator equipped with 3x LED-lit PWM fans, and the liquid cooling solution is held in a wicked T-Virus-esque helix spiral surrounded by a glass tube.
The case can fit video cards up to 300mm in length and supports 2X SLI, and measures 506mm x 210mm x 510mm with a hefty weight of 21.5 pounds. It features a 120mm exhaust fan, 20mm radiators on the front and rear, 1x 120mm fan at 7x expansion cards, 4x 2.5" SSD drive bays and 2x 3.5" HDD bays and doesn't accommodate 5.5" drives.
CES 2016 - Our last meeting of the day for day one of CES 2016 was with German cooling giant be quiet!, where we took a look around their suite at their current array of products.
There's not much new to show, but what we did find out was that be quiet! is working on an AIO watercooler - in the same vein as Corsair's Hydro series coolers - and that it'll be shown off towards the end of the year, with it hopefully in full form at CES 2017 next year.
This will be quite exciting, as be quiet! said it would be "extremely quiet" - so I'm guessing we won't hear the pump noise that we are all used to on other AIO coolers.
CES 2016 - Enermax has just unveiled a new duo of DIY case fans aimed at merging high-performance cooling with stylish lighting, adding a bit of futuristic flair to PC builds.
Enermax's new case fans consist of the D.F. Pressure and D.F. Vegas models, and represent a "giant leap forward" in chassis fan design. Both models utilize a combination of existing designs including Dust-Free Rotation, which allows the fan to spin in reverse for a small period upon system start up. Using DFR tech, Enermax's new fans are able to "greatly reduces the dust of the internal PC system or the fan blade".
The D.F. Pressure model is based on Enermax's existing TwisterPressure series and sports a static pressure of 3.845mm-H20. Adjustable Peak Speed PWM side controls ensure safety and easy cleaning.
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.