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CES 2014 - Thermaltake always puts on a good showing at CES and 2014 is no exception. Earlier this week I got the chance to stop by their suite and check out some of the new and exciting products we can expect to see in 2014. Shannon Robb spent a few minutes walking me through several new cases, PSUs, and even some new cooling hardware.
The new Core V71 chassis is one of the cleanest PC chassis I have seen at CES this year, and is definitely an excellent choice for anyone wanting to build a rig destined to be heavily liquid cooled, or anyone needing a large amount of storage such as a server, or gaming box. Thermaltake also showed off some upcoming water cooling components including a new reservoir and pump combo along side a pump-less reservoir, and a complete line of compression fittings.
CES 2014 - Captherm Systems unveiled a project today that the company put eight years into. The new MP1120 is a unique cooler with some very impressive features.
The cooler is already an award winner after taking a coveted International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award.
The coolers base, filled with an unknown fluid, pulls the heat away from the CPU. Heat forces the warmed fluid into the radiator area where it cools and drops back down to the CPU cooling chamber.
Click the title to see a video of the system in action.
Hardware maker Phanteks showed off a new color of one of its recent flagship products, the Enthoo Primo White Edition gaming PC chassis. The White Edition features touches of black on the largely white case, along with white LED lighting provides a unique look that many PC owners now expect. Proprietary mounting brackets make removing and installing new hardware easier, while cables are hidden from view with a reservoir bracket. There is major cooling potential for gaming and overclocking with the Enthoo Primo White Edition, with water cooling support and a PSU thermally isolated from the rest of the case.
The Phanteks Enthoo Primo White Edition will be released in February and have a $249.99 MSRP.
As hardware speeds continue to increase, many PC users are finding the need for a specific type of case, depending on room size, portability, cooling options, and other factors.
CES 2014 - Be Quiet made their push into the US Market back in 2012 with their release of its Dark Power Pro 10 line of power supplies, and its presence at CES 2014 is a testament to the company's commitment to bringing high-quality PC power supplies and cooling solutions to its US customers. Today we stopped by their suite to check out what new products they brought to the show.
Be Quiet's already expansive line of PSUs is slated to grow even larger in 2014 and with the addition of the new 1200 watt Dark Power Pro 10, the company has even more premium hardware to please hard-core and high-end PC enthusiast across the US who have power-hungry systems.
We spoke with Christoph Katzer about the new products that Be Quiet is showing off this year, and he appeared to be very excited about the new CPU coolers as well as PSUs. Katzer said that Be Quiet is dedicated to bringing high-quality products to the market while keeping things affordable.
CES 2014 - Corsair has released countless other cases, but it has never dabbled in the mini-ITX market, until now. The company has just unveiled its new Obsidian 250D, a new mini-ITX case.
Even with its small footprint, Corsair's new Obsidian 250D is capable of taking full-sized water cooling units, full-length video cards, and full-sized PSUs. There are two fans inside of the Obsidian 250D, one 140mm and one 120mm, which should keep both noise and temperatures down. A full-sized 5.25-inch optical drive bay is included, as is a pair of 3.5/2.5-inch bays.
One of the more important parts: dimensions. Corsair's Obsidian 250D measures in at 11.4 x 10.9 x 13.81 inches, or 290mm x 277mm x 351.2mm. This all weighs in at 4.4 kg, or 9.7 lbs. The Obsidian 250D is available later this month for a suggested retail price of $89.99.
CES 2014 - Corsair is on a rampage today, unveiling its new AX1500i PSU and Hydro Series H105 cooler, but now we have two new cases to discuss with you. The new cases are part of Corsair's Graphite Series, known as the Graphite Series 760T and 730T.
Both the Graphite Series 760T and 730T cases are full-tower cases, with the 760T available in either black or Arctic White, and has loads of room for your high-end components. It has nine expansion slots which is great for multi-GPU setups, as well as six 3.5- or 2.5-inch HDD mounts, which can also be relocated to any of the four separate mounting locations - or if you're like me - you can remove them completely.
The 760T has one panel nearly transparent - which will look striking on your desk - and the other is opaque, so that you can peek inside of your rig. Both panels are hinged to the rear, allowing them to swing open to provide complete access to the innards of your PC. We also have two LED-lit AF140L 140mm cooling fans at the front, and another at the rear taking care of cooling duties inside of the Graphite Series 760T case. Liquid cooling is encouraged with the 760T, with it being capable of housing a 360mm top radiator and 280mm front mount.
CES 2014 - Corsair just announced its new AX1500i PSU, and have a one-two punch when it comes to the enthusiast with the announcement of its new Hydro Series H105 cooler.
The new H105 cooler features a dual-fan 240mm radiator, which is now 38mm thick. The thicker radiator will improve heat dissipation greatly, and the included high-performance SP120L PWM 120mm fans should keep the noise levels down, too. The new tool-free CPU mounting block will make installing the Hydro Series H105 cooler easier than ever - something enthusiasts should enjoy.
The Corsair Hydro Series H105 cooler is available immediately, for an MSRP of $119.99.
CES 2014 - Corsair has just outed its new AX1500i PSU, which is the "most technologically advanced, energy efficient, and customizable power supply available for extreme PC enthusiasts".
Corsair's new AX1500i is capable of powering 4-way NVIDIA and AMD multi-GPU solutions, with power to spare - something that can't be said for most of the high-wattage PSUs on the market today. Corsair's AX1500i has 94% efficiency at 50% load at 115V, features 8 PCI-E cables to drive 4 GPUs, a custom-designed fluid dynamic bearing 140mm low-noise fan, and a Silent Zero RPM Fan Mode, which drives the AX1500i at 450W without the fan spinning, as well as "ultra-quiet operation" at full 1500W output.
The high-end PC components maker has provided a brilliant 7-year warranty on its AX1500i, ensuring you'll be fine with it for nearly a decade, and a $449.99 MSRP. It will be available in Q2 2014.
For many PC enthusiasts, there has been a time when the thought of having your PC in your desk would be a great idea. For looks, style, or even for space restriction if you lived in an apartment or unit.
Well, Lian Li is now showing off its new DK01, a desk chassis prototype which looks simply stunning. It features a beautiful glass cover and monitor mount, which the company plans to include in the final DK01 model. It has some rubber feet on the bottom which should stop it from moving around, enough 3.5-inch HDD spots to cater to any storage troll, four front USB 3.0 ports, and enough room inside for some insane watercooling projects.
You can see plenty of screenshots here along with the ones we've posted above.
BitFenix has just announced the launch of a new budget friendly PC chassis that incorporates high-end features at a wallet friendly price. The all new Comrade by BitFenix is sleek, stylish, and features that same ultra-modern minimalistic design that BitFenix is so famous for.
The Comrade is featured in Midnight Black or Arctic White, and has enough room to house three 3.5-inch hard drives alongside three 2.5-inch SSDs. Room for extra long video cards up to 300mm in length is provided and USB 3.0 front ports make file transfers quick and easy. The interior has been powdercoated to ensure a premium feel that is normally seen in more costly high-end cases. Tool-free drive bays, and removable dust filters are also featured.