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Coolermaster Unveil Centurion 534 Series Chassis

Advancing on their previous Centurion 500 series chassis, Coolermaster are about to release a superior offering in the "Centurion 534" case. As well as being a tool-free design, better airflow is said to be easily achieved with this new model, having support for 120mm case fans at the front and rear.



More details found over at the product page folks.


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Scythe Intros The Kama Bay 5.25" System Cooler

Scythe have just unveiled their new Kama Bay 5.25" System Cooler, a unique cooling product designed with versatility in mind. The description below along with the info and pictures located on the official product page give you a good idea of its multiple uses.


Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces the 5.25" bay system cooler KAMA BAY. This 5.25" bay system cooler is so unique that you can mount in 3-ways, using it as HDD cooler (hidden or exposed) or an extra fan for your system cooling (for visual description of mounting, please go to the product website)! Versatility and silence are extra features to make this product to outstand comparing to a normal 12cm case fan. 3 different color to match to your case!


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GIGABYTE Launch New Desktop Cases

GIGABYTE have just issued out two press releases detailing their newly released Poseidon and Triton mid-sized desktop tower cases. For specific details on each, grab the seperate Poseidon and Triton announcements in doc format.


Taipei, Taiwan Jan 3rd, 2006-Poseidon is the god of the sea, who has the power to calm the seas. GIGABYTE Poseidon Chassis series, named after the god of the sea represents the superior Aluminum covers. By the design of 12 cm front and back silent fan, it provides optimal system thermal solution. The most special here is users can easily install and maintain the system by its internal compact wiring and tool less design. Another characteristic needed to be highlight here is the patent front side light beam projector and changeable side panel, which help users to create their own style.


Taipei, Taiwan Jan 3rd, 2006 -Technology has always given us a mechanical impression in the past that could not be combined with our daily lives. In order to let technology integrate with our life, GIGABYTE presents a whole new chassis- Triton middle tower chassis, a minimalism style art work. GIGABYTE Triton Chassis series adopts superior aluminum design, 12cm front and back silent fan, adjustable ventilation hood, providing optimal system thermal solution. Users can easily install and maintain the computer system by its internal compact wiring and tool less design, and further enjoy their won unique style.


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Scythe> Return of Samurai Cooler

An announcement by Scythe yesterday lets us know of a new suped-up edition of their original Samurai CPU heatsink/cooler. The new Samurai Z sports a unique mounting mechanism thats tool-free whilst still designed for multiple platforms.


Details including a full specs listing can be found here folks.


Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces the “power-up” version of previous CPU Cooler, “Samurai”. The new Samurai Z CPU Cooler is equipped with the “patent pending” new mounting mechanism called “VTMS” (Versatile Tool-Free Multi-Platform System) which allows users to install the cooler without using any tools! The cooler weight is only 360g & the installation is very simple that it could be done in less than 1 minute! Did you ever wonder that you cannot find a multi-socket CPU cooler with simple installation??? Then, this new Samurai Z CPU Cooler is the solution for you!


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Antec Unveils P150 Chassis / Neo HE PSU Series

Two seperate announcements were made by Antec over the past 24 hrs, with one introducing a new member to their Performance One series of cases in the "P150" chassis, and the other informing us of a new energy-efficient line of PSUs in the Neo HE range. Pairing these two together is said to be a terrific combination for those that desire a silent yet powerful system.



P150 Enclosure:-
Fremont, CA - October 4, 2005 - Antec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of computer hardware and accessories for the upgrade and build your own (BYO) markets, has launched P150, the latest case in its innovative Performance One series. P150's quiet computing enhancements and gleaming white and brushed aluminum finish with blue front bezel LED accents make it ideal for a broad range of computing environments.


The case was designed from the ground up for silence, featuring sound-deadening polycarbonate side and top panels to reduce overall noise. P150 also comes with four removable hard disk drive (HDD) trays with silicone grommets to isolate noise-causing vibrations. For even quieter performance, the drive trays can be removed and Antec's pioneering HDD suspension system can be used for up to three hard drives, thus completely eliminating direct contact and resultant noise between the drives and chassis structure. The P150 also includes an Antec 120mm TriCool selectable-speed fan, which allows users to adjust the fan speed to their desired cooling level and quietness.



Neo HE PSU Family:-
Fremont, CA - October 4, 2005 - Antec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of computer hardware and accessories for the upgrade and build your own (BYO) markets, has launched Neo HE, a quiet and environmentally friendly PC power supply. With its unprecedented high efficiency design and ultra-quiet operation, Neo HE consumes up to 20% less energy than standard power supply units (PSU), making it ideal for virtually any PC use.


Available in 380W, 430W, 500W and 550W models, Neo HE features universal input with active Power Factor Correction (PFC). Its improved circuit design and 0.99 power factor result in an environmentally friendly power supply that saves energy and has positive effects across the power grid. Since the PSU generates less heat than traditional power supplies, a slow turning, single 80mm fan keeps Neo HE cool at a less than 18dBA noise level, as independently tested to ISO Standard 7779.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Spartan Z800 Notebook @ TechwareLabs
- Music Download Services Compared @ Designtechnica
- Staying In Control With Trusted Platform Modules @ Toms Hardware
- Cooler Master Aquagate Mini @ Hardware Secrets
- Silverstone Nitrogon NT03 heatsink @ Pro-Clockers
- 3 external rack 2"5 @ CowCotLand
- TVisto Multimedia HDD Enclosure @ i4u
- Casebuy EZ Power Supply Test 2 @ Pro-Clockers
- CPU Overclocking Guide @ XBit Labs
- Enermax CA3030 Pandora Case @ OCIA


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New Turbo-Cool 1 Kilowatt PC Power Supply

With demands on higher amounts of power from hardware devices as they get faster and hungrier, its not surprising maker's of power supplies are continually working to provide us with beefier units for our systems. But who'd ever have thought we'd see 1000w (or 1 kilowatt) monsters pop up so soon? - Developed to power next-generation graphics and high-performance servers, the Turbo-Cool 1KW from PC Power & Cooling will ship worldwide in September 2005. With a form factor that fits most ATX cases, the ground-breaking power supply delivers 1000 watts (one kilowatt) of continuous power with a peak power of 1100 watts. The unit will retail for $489.00 US and carries a 5-year warranty.


For further details, have a read through the official announcement. You can also obtain a product brochure in PDF format here folks.


The upscale technology behind the Turbo-Cool 1KW was first introduced by PC Power & Cooling in its Turbo-Cool 850 SSI power supply, the industry's current performance leader. Released in February 2005, the 850 SSI has been recognized for excellence by NVIDIA corporation, Tom'sHardware, Maximum PC, and many other high-performance experts.


In order to generate one kilowatt of continuous power from the existing 850 SSI platform, the Turbo-Cool 1KW's power modules were engineered for greater thermal efficiency and key components throughout the unit were upgraded to handle the additional current. The result is an EPS12V/SSI/SLI power supply with unprecedented output (66 amps total on the +12VDC rails) in a form factor that fits most ATX cases.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Fall Extreme Gamer System Shootout Begins @ Toms Hardware
- Dual Crap @ Lost Circuits
- PCI Express Bus Tutorial @ Hardware Secrets
- Abit finds itself in more trouble @ DigiTimes
- Patriot Memory PDC1G5600ELK @ PCStats
- Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 (BL2KIT6464AA1005) Memory Modules @ XBit Labs
- Seagate Momentus 120GB @ Viperlair
- The Different Levels Of RAID & What They Do @ The TechZone


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Cooler Master Unveils CM Stacker 810 Case

Cooler Master's CM Stacker Chassis attracted much attention when first released around a year ago. But like many cases on the market, there were some little nigglys still to be ironed out if it was considered to reach near perfection for some.


Looks like Cooler Master have been listening to the crowd's feedback. Seeing much potential in the unique CM Stacker design, they've taken it upon themselves to better the case with a new version, the CM Stacker 810 which Cooler Master unveiled yesterday.


Cooler Master went back to the drawing boards after introducing the CM Stacker a year ago, and we have managed to incorporate the essential features of a server from the existing CM-Stacker to create the powerful CM-Stacker 810. The CM-Stacker 810 supports up to 4 CPU motherboards ranging from Micro-ATX to full size Extended-ATX. Unique power supply cage re-design to fully support standard ATX or redundant power supplies. We maximized the airflow by reconstructing the motherboard tray to support two 120mm super silent exhaust fans. Back from the root, CM-Stacker 810 will continue to have the ability to utilize up to three 120mm fan from the 4-in-3 Device Modules.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Just Who's Computer Is This Anyway? @ The TechZone
- 7800 GTX and World of Warcraft, image tweak guide @ Origo3D
- JAHT 54Mbps Wireless Broadband Router @ Techniz
- Patriot Memory 5600+XBLK DDR2 @ PCModdingMy
- PDP Patriot PC4800 1GB Dual Channel Kit @ InsaneTek
- HEC Power Supplies @ ThinkComputers
- Cooler Master Centurion 530 Case @ System Cooling
- EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX @ Anandtech
- Albatron's PCI Express Bridge for AGP 8x Graphics Cards Reaches Stores @ XBit Labs
- Nvidia's G71 is also dual slot @ The Inquirer
- Unlock SLI Capability On nForce 4-4x Chipset @ VR-Zone


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CoolerMaster Aero 7 catches on fire?!

CoolerMaster HK has issued a recall for one of their latest coolers according to a story over at Warp2Search. Many owners of the Aero 7 CPU cooler are reporting all types of bizarre problems with the product such as sudden scratches on the cooler material up to it actually catching on fire!


This is a very serious issue, if you use an Aero 7 owner I would look at replacing it right away and checking with your supplier for a refund or replacement with the newer Aero 7+ which apparently fix these strange problems.


To HK Aero 7 owner only: due to the design problem, our previous Aero 7 fan will potentially be damaged after certain amount of usage. We have noticed the problem and released the improved Aero 7+ to replace Aero 7. To be safe and this is a recall notice, we advise you to take your Aero 7 to our office before July 15th to exchange with Aero 7+. Should you have any inquiry please feel free to contact us.
More information @ Warp2Search


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Down with Tower cases, in with SFF

For some light reading, Rocky and the guys from Sudhian Media come SFF Tech posted a humorous article about the Top 10 options you have with your tower computer case after upgrading to a Small Form Factor based system. The video which is available for download made me laugh and the acting was quite good - fans of the movie Office Space will appreciate it that little bit more.



More information @ SFF Tech


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