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The lads at Nordic Hardware have spotted a spiffy new lineup of cases on the horizon from Thermalright. With only a brief teaser on their website to go by for now, details are quite scarce but it appears this new case series will use integrated heatpipe technology to better assist the removal of heat from inside the chassis.
I'll be sure to update you all with more info on them as it arises, most probably during the course of Computex over the next few days.
Thermalright has published a teaser at its website about a new series of computer cases. The thing about this new series of cases is that Thermalright has used heatpipe technology for cooling the components. I.e. heatpipes in the actual case for removing the heat, a concept we've seen with mCubed and its HFX series. Thermalright hasn't released any detailed information about the new series, but it has released a number of pictures of four different cases using heatpipe technology; one two case and three desktop cases.
OCZ have just announced out of the blue that they've made a huge purchase on the acquisition of mighty PSU manufacturer, PC Power & Cooling.
Apparently PC Power & Cooling's range of PSUs will keep the same branding and are to become OCZ's "Premium-grade PSU collection", PCP&C will still operate as a seperate entity. OCZ are already reknowned for distributing top quality PSUs so having the knowledge and expertise of the highest-grade PSU maker on the globe under their belt only continues to emphasise their focus on quality assurance.
At the time of writing, OCZ's website appears to be experiencing technical difficulties, but you can read their official PR over at Techgage.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-May 25, 2007-OCZ today announced immediate plans to bring PC Power & Cooling into the OCZ Technology Group. As a worldwide leader in high performance computer hardware, OCZ acquired PC Power & Cooling to utilize their keen expertise in power management and take the organization to the next level. This compelling partnership between the two like-minded companies will create a powerful fusion of patented technologies, innovative, high quality PC components, and improved accessibility of premium solutions for customers worldwide. All parties, including the consumer, will benefit from the acquisition; the combined company is now situated to deliver ground-breaking power solutions to meet the growing demand for efficient, high performance components to power the computing needs of gaming, enthusiast, and mission-critical systems builders alike.
Antec have today expanded their popular Sonata line of mid-tower cases with the all new Sonata III. Once again with silence in mind, at first glance this new version retains the characteristics of its predecessors though there are quite a number of subtle changes throughout.
For one, there's now a series of USB, eSATA and audio ports positioned horizontally at the front of the case on the spiffy new bezel design. But more importantly, inside the case Antec have chosen to stick with their 120mm TriCool exhaust fan (which allows you to manually choose from three speed settings), some new vents added for better air circulation and of course the four sideways-mounted hard drive trays with silicone grommets are still there too. Then there's the PSU, thats been moved up from the 450 SmartPower 2.0 model on the Sonata II series to an EarthWatts series EA 500W unit.
Fremont, CA - May 16, 2007 - Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has launched Sonata III. The case improves on Antec's original Sonata, which initiated the Quiet Computing(TM) revolution.
Building on the original's features, Sonata III's internal drive bay trays are now fitted with soft silicone grommets to reduce and absorb hard drive vibrations. The cooling system, with one rear 120mm TriCool(TM) fan and an optional front-mount for a 120mm case fan, allows users to balance quiet computing with the precise cooling their system needs. And attractive new chassis vents make for improved circulation, channeling cool air silently throughout the case. Sonata III is also fitted with a built-in washable air filter to control dust build and keep internal temperatures down.
Four months after the unveiling of their new P190 series case, Antec have made mention today that the case is now available with a rather pricey $490USD slapped on it.
The case does sport quite a number of very nice features though, such as Antec's customizable dual Neo-Link PSU systems for 1200 Watts of power, a massive 200mm side-mounted 'Big Boy' fan and FOUR! 120mm fans elsewhere in the case. Then there's of course the general build quality and other trinkets Antec like to focus on when designing a case of this calibre.
More info at the Tech Report folks.
The largest Performance One case to date, P190 is designed to handle large hardware, multiple graphic cards, dual CPUs and a water-cooling system. The case comes with customizable dual Neo-Link PSU systems for 1200 Watts of power. There are ample cooling features including four 120mm fans and a 200mm side-mounted 'Big Boy' fan. Additionally, P190's silent computing features include silicon grommets on the hard drive mounts and dual layer sound deadening panels.
OCZ have kicked off a new PSU lineup today dubbed the StealthXStream series, with the first addition so far being a 600W model. OCZ aim this series at the value conscious buyer who likes quality and quiet operation without going overkill. The PSU features quad +12v rails with PFC tech, and will happily power dual GPU/CPU systems.
For further information, you can read the PR here.
Sunnyvale, CA-April 23, 2007-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced the new StealthXStream Power Supply. This new 600W PSU features a conservative look with a sleek, black case and fan. Designed for the value-minded consumer seeking simple, quiet performance, the StealthXStream includes OCZ's acclaimed reliability and feature-sets with a lower price point.
Ideal for system builders and enthusiasts who prefer a low-key PSU, the StealthXStream focuses on performance, quality, and quiet operation. Even at peak loads, the 600W StealthXStream remains virtually silent and excludes flashy LEDs ensuring the power supply is not seen or heard.
A company by the name of GTR Tech Corporation have just announced the industry's first "Sport Compact" small form factor chassis which is still capable of taking full-size ATX motherboards and full height double slot graphics cards.
For further details have a read of their announcement here folks.
FULLERTON, Calif. - April 19, 2007 - GTR Tech Corporation, today announced the industry's first Sport Compact PC formfactor chassis, the GT3.
GT3 is the first Sport Compact PC chassis to utilize GTR's patent-pending technology providing PC OEMs and PC enthusiasts the ability to utilize full size PC components in a small form factor chassis. GT3 supports standard ATX motherboards, PCI Express x16 Graphics 150W-ATX Specification 1.0 double slot discreet graphics, one full height PCI add in card, and up to two 3.5" hard drives, powered by a 350W ATX 12V V2.0 Active PFC power supply. GT3's innovative and stylish design features three cold air intakes, a retractable wing-shaped handle, aluminum construction, sloped faux carbon fiber front bezel with an illuminated GT3 logo. GT3's small light weight design makes it ideal for consumers wanting the performance and flexibility ofa full size PC in a package that is small and light weight enough for easy mobility.
Antec have just announced an enhanced version of their popular P180 chassis dubbed the P182. This model is quite similar with the added ability to accomodate both an extra fan as well as a water-cooling system.
Fremont, CA - April 11, 2007 - Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has released the newest addition to its Performance One line of cases, the P182. Improving on Antec's best selling P180, the upgraded P182 model has a smooth gun metal black finish and more innovative cooling features for the ultimate in performance cases.
This looks to be a hot little SFF chassis from Thermaltake, they've today lifted the curtain on their LANBOX HT with a very swish looking front LCD panel and multimedia features galore.
To learn all about its feature-set, check out the press material here peeps.
Thermaltake today announced the latest addition to their popular Small Form Factor chassis, LANBOX HT. Based on the proven structural design of LANBOX Series chassis, LANBOX HT exhibits a more contemporary and sophisticated aluminum front bezel design that can be easily integrated into today's home theater environment.
To enable a more flexible system, LANBOX series chassis does not require proprietary components. It supports standard components such as Micro-ATX motherboard, ATX power supply unit, full-size optical disk drive, 3.5" hard disk drive etc. The modularized chassis design allow all components to be easily removed from the body for simple installation or upgrading.
Provider of online PC enthusiast tools "eXtreme Outer Vision" have recently sent word that their eXtreme Power Supply Calculator has just been updated to v2.5. The latest version of this online tool features a long anticipated Amperage calculation per +12V, +5V and +3.3V rails as well as an improved calculation engine, the latest CPUs, video cards, and other components from Intel, AMD, NVIDIA and more.
'Tis a great way of making sure you dont end up with an underpowered or overkill PSU when building up a new system.
March 25, 2007-eXtreme Outer Vision, an innovative provider of online PC enthusiast tools, today announced the new version of the eXtreme Power Supply Calculator.
The eXtreme Power Supply Calculator v2.5 features a long anticipated Amperage calculation per +12V, +5V and +3.3V rails as well as an improved calculation engine, the latest CPUs, video cards, and other components from Intel, AMD, NVIDIA and more.
"I've seen a few to date, but this one is simply impressive in the breadth and level of details covered," commented Robert Tanner (Kougar), Bjorn3D Staff member. "Besides overclocking, you can factor in Peak Utilization, Capacitor Aging (Explained at the end of the page), and Surge Compensation which deals with the power surge required when you first power on the system from a cold start. From my experience trying to calculate what my main rig draws, the number given was very accurate."
Not quite satisfied with the stock cooling solution on your mobo's northbridge? If you're thinking of going aftermarket, might be worth checking out the details on Nexus's all-copper NHP-2200 northbridge cooler with U-type heatpipe.
The new Nexus northbridge cooler is fully constructed out of copper and has one 5mm diameter U-shape copper heat pipe to get the best possible performance. The cooler has a simple but sophisticated mounting solution which makes it compatible with all mayor motherboards and the comprehensive manual makes installation very simple.