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Designed to mimic the already-released Pandora chassis but as an ATX version, this new BitFenix case offers additional watercooling support and is designed with modders and DIY enthusiasts in mind.
Featuring what is claimed as "the same much-loved unique styling," it's interesting to note that the front panel on this model looks a little like Thermaltake's Soprano cases of old. While we say it reminds us a 'little', that's because it is only a little - with the Pandora looking to offer vast superiority of modding and support over these Thermaltake cases released pre-2014.
Chassis features include space for 440mm long video cards, the capacity for four 2.5" SSDs and four 3.5" hard disks, support for power supplies up to 220mm in length and the capacity to fit 160mm tall CPU coolers. If you've got more storage in mind, there's also two front/top USB 3.0 ports.
EK Water Blocks is set on a path to become the best watercooling option around. Having taken some steps in this direction recently, this Ljubljana-based company has just announced its new DBAY D5 MX reservoirs and reservoir plus pump combinations.
The new MX series Dual Bay reservoirs are designed to slot into two 5.25" drive bay slots, allowing for more room within your case for crazy RAM, motherboard and video card combinations. Combined or purchased separately, EK suggests that users pick up its EK-D5 PWM pump motor in order to complete the set, further providing a locking ring nut and O-rings for this pump.
Released to the public in four variations, most ports are standard G1/4" threaded, with a single G3/8" threaded port on the top of the reservoir designed for filling only.
This style of cooler has been around for a while, but not always in the limelight. Could this resurgence be the thing that air cooling needs to win back the market over water, or is it just another crazy product that is designed to market the company in which manufactures it? Either way, it looks interesting.
Scythe has just pushed out a press release announcing the Fuma Twin-Tower CPU cooler, measuring in at 149mm tall and bundled with two 120mm PWM fans. If two isn't enough, there's also an option to throw a third fan into the mix for extra cooling power. Your CPU is cooled thanks to six copper heat pipes with a 6mm diameter, connected directly to a solid copper base plate for optimal heat transfer - with all of this has being nickel-plated.
Available right now for around $41.59, this kit will fit most Intel and AMD sockets ranging from FM2+ to LGA 1151 and 2011.
Corsair has just unveiled the availability of its new Hydro Series HG10 GPU N980 and HG10 N970 cooling brackets, which liquid cool your NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X, GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 or GTX 970 video cards.
The new GPU coolers are designed to work with any stock PCB layout from the GTX Titan X, GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 and GTX 970 where it will replace the stock air cooling on the video card with a new liquid GPU cooler. The bracket allows for a CPU cooler to be used (as you can see in the image above), directly onto the GPU.
The Corsair Hydro Series HG10 is capable of handling up to 250W of heat, so you could drastically lower the temperatures of your GPU, as well as the noise - all while providing more overclocking headroom. The HG10's aluminum bracket and integrated 70mm low-noise blower fan will actively cool your GPUs other heat-producing components. Corsair's Hydro Series HG10 cools your video card's memory and VRM, and not just the GPU.
PAX Australia 2015 - One of our first stops at InWin, where we checked out a bunch of their cases that always impress. Stuart Tonks spent a huge amount of time on every build for InWin, but the end result is great.
If I had to have a favorite, it would definitely be the 909 case from InWin, which was powered by Bitspower, ASUS and Avexir - and it looks freakin' incredible.
Resembling something similar to the previous Core V1 release, Thermaltake has just announced its Suppressor F1 mini-ITX chassis.
With support for mini-ITX motherboards, CPU coolers up to 160mm in height, dual-slot video cards and 200mm long power supplies, the Suppressor F1 further comes packed with a top window. If it's a similar chassis to the Core V1, these side panels may also be interchangeable, meaning you can move the window to any side of the case that you wish.
Devoid of 5.25-inch drive bays, there are two 3.5 or 2.5-inch storage bays around the right panel, with two 2.5-inch bays nestled just behind them. A 200mm front fan is included alongside two 80mm rear fans. If water is more your style, expect to fit a 140mm x 140mm radiator on the front.
EK Water Blocks has just announced support for the new ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII Z170 motherboards, releasing three Monoblocks which set out to cover the LGA-1151 CPU socket and other "critical areas" on your mainboard.
Released for the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII Hero, Ranger and Gene models, the new EK-FB ASUS M8G models are made in Europe and are already available for purchase through major retailers.
If you're an ASUS lover but these models don't suit your current piece of kit, EK's Niko Tivadar said in a recent press release that a "Monoblock for the ASUS MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME is also already in the works."
With the rebirth of custom liquid cooling taking the PC DIY world by storm, we've seen companies such as Bitspower and EK Water Blocks lead the charge by releasing quality components time and time again for the latest motherboards, video cards and processors alike. But what about a water cooling solution for the modder who has it all?
In a recent press release, EK Water Blocks announced the release of its Intel 750 series PCIe SSD water block. Listed as full coverage, this block covers the entire PCB and has been "designed in cooperation with Intel".
Currently available for purchase, the EK-FC I750 has been quoted as the "first solid-state drive water block" and it's quite possibly not the last. Useful or not, that's up to you - but we're sure that it will make some kick-ass looking systems.
Labeled as "the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years," Be Quiet! has announced its next chapter in the Silent Base case series, the 600. Following the motto of "Form Follows Function" a recent press release pointed out that this model once again utilizes Pure Wings 2 fans, aiming for quiet operations across the board.
Coming complete with a 3-step fan controller, this case includes a 3-in-1 side panel air vent for air circulation adjustment, space for five extra fans or room for third party water cooling if need be. Insulation mats have also been installed on the front and side panels as seen with the previous Silent Base release.
Measuring in smaller than its predecessor, this 495 x 230 x 493mm (L x W x H) chassis suits video cards up to 413mm and CPU coolers up to 170mm in height. Set for availability immediately, expect the windowless model to set you back $109.90 and the windowed version $119.90.
Released as an unlisted YouTube video to email subscribers only, EK Water Blocks has shown off the functionality and form of its new EK-XLC Predator 240 and 360 all-in-one watercooling units.
Complete with the ability to add and remove extra components as you wish, this Intel-CPU compatible system features industry standard G1/4 fittings, a PWM controlled pump, vibration dampening, Vardar low-noise fans, a copper radiator design and a quick connect setup to allow for the addition or removal of extra water blocks as you please.
The Predator comes in both 360mm and 240mm models, with these products measuring 415 x 133 x 68mm (LxWxH) and 295 x 133 x 68mm respectively. More information can be found on the official landing page for the Predator series, expect to spend $239 for the 360mm or $199 for the 240mm models.