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Today Lian Li unveiled a new brushed aluminum cubed PC chassis designed for mATX motherboards that features the unique ability to flip open for easy access to internal components. The front hinge design of the PC-V358 is said to allow for ample access to core components of the PC making for a cube style PC that is much easier to work on than traditional small form factor cases.
The PC-V358 features support for 240mm radiators from custom liquid cooling kits or All-in-One kits. The radiator can be mounted on a swing-open bracket which is secured by thumb screws, making for an effortless install of advanced cooling solutions. Two front 120mm fans and a rear 120mm fan handle all of the passive cooling duties by providing ample airflow to all components.
Storage capacity is capped at six 3.5-inch hard drives, and two 2.5-inch SSDs. Alternatively up to 8 2.5-inch drives can be installed with the use of adapters. The PC-V358 has room for a single slim optical drive as well. VGA cards up to 330mm long and PSU's up to 200mm long fit inside, and for those not into liquid cooling, a 130mm tall CPU cooler will fit as well. The new Lian Li PC-V358 will retail for $179 at Newegg.com at the end of this month.
Corsair's Carbide Series 540 is one of the hottest PC chassis to be released this year, and it seems like everyone wants to add one to their collection. Today Corsair has sweetened the pot and has began offering the popular chassis in white alongside its traditional black color.
The new White edition of the Carbide Series 540 features dual side-by-side chambers for excellent cooling, and supports Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX and Extended ATX motherboards. The case boast handy tool-free mounting, and has room for up to six 120mm cooling fans. Six HDDs and two Optical drives can be installed while enough room is provided for extensive liquid cooling setups. The Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 White Edition has an MSRP of $149.99 and is available at Corsair retail partners everywhere.
Corsair has released its Airflow memory coolers, which attach to the top of its Vengeance Pro line of RAM. There are multiple colors to choose from, so your RAM will look stylish in more ways than one.
Corsair have used a 60mm PWM-controlled fan on the Airflow cooler, which can spin right up to 3500RPM if needed, pushing a nice 14.5CFM. So if you're overclocking your Vengeance Pro RAM, and you're finding it too hot, then the Airflow will be the best accessory for you. Not only that, but it'll look awesome sitting in your PC, too.
The three colors mentioned, are silver, red and blue. I'm sure there'll be more colors in the future, but for now this is it.
Lian Li has a sexy new case in prototype form, and has taken to our forums to show it off. The new case is the LC-A51, which is built to handle water cooling, has great cable management, and has a tool-less HDD system.
Lian Li has pushed the PSU down into the front, which is a weird, yet nice change, and allows the case to be a little smaller than usual. Even with this little shrink, it will still pack a punch in terms of the hardware that will fit inside. As for the look, it's a beautiful anodized black, which not only looks great, but feels great to the touch. Inside we have a black and red interior, which looks slick.
What do you think of this new prototype chassis from Lian Li? Let us know in the comments, or on the forums!
The SuperNova 1000w and the SuperNova 1300w power supply units from EVGA have been discovered to have some issues. EVGA has found that some of the units have a lacking amount of insulation on the thermal pad located next to a heat sink.
This issue can cause the power supply unit to shut down or even be unable to power on. The problem is has only been found in the Supernova 1000w and 1300w models bought previous to October 1st, 2013. EVGA will be swapping out all the models with this problem and they will even give you a free EVGA T-shirt for you having to go through the trouble of swapping out your power supply. You can check to see if you have an affected model with your serial number Here.
Cooling your CPU use to be the most important part of your PC if you wanted to extract any extra performance from the machine, but now CPU cooling is easy and very efficient. The hardest component to cool in a modern PC is the discrete GPU. There are aftermarket air coolers available, but they are few and far in between.
Liquid cooling your GPU is another option, but is expensive and something only advanced users should tackle, until now that is. Today NZXT unveiled a new mounting bracket kit for its Kraken G10 liquid All-in-One CPU Cooler that allows the G10 to easily mount to many of the popular discrete GPUs on the market today. The mount allows the Kraken G10 to directly attach to the GPU chip while a built-in fan keeps the rest of the card cool.
I feel that this is a great idea and wonder why no one has thought of it before now. Many PC enthusiast have at least one All-in-One cooler laying around from previous machines and they could be put to use quite easily if mounts were available. The mounting kit is available in red, white, and black finishes, and retails for just $29.99 at NZXT's armory store. For a list of compatible video cards, head over to the NZXT source link below.
Today, Cooler Master announced the launch of an all new All-In-One water cooling unit series to their lineup. The new Nepton Series features a the 140XL and 280L models that each feature a new pump design that increases performance as well as liquid flow rate for improved cooling efficiency and capacity.
The new Nepton 140XL features a large radiator sixed perfectly to fit Cooler Master's Jetflow 140mm Fans and comes sealed from the factory with specially formulated liquid coolant inside to ensure a leak-proof experience. Likewise, the Nepton 280L features dual Jetflow 140mm fans, and is also sealed from the factory with the same coolant. Cooler Master has included a unique thumbscrew mounting design that will allow for a quick and easy installation, to get you back to gaming as fast as possible.
Cooler Master's Silencio series has always been renowned for its ability to muffle even the most noisy of systems, and today a new addition was released. The all new Silencio 652 features a solid steel frame with vibration dampening feet, as well as several factory installed cooling fans.
The exterior of the Silencio 652 is very sleek and minimalistic while still maintaining a ultra-modern look. Able to accommodate extra-long video cards up to 423mm in length, the silencio features dual USB 3.0 ports as well as an SD card reader up front. Easily removable fan filters and support for a large 240mm radiator for those who opt for water over air cooling. The Silencio 652 will retail at an MSRP $113 and is available now.
There are some enthusiast out there who says that custom watercooling peaked a few years ago before the invention of the all-in-one liquid cooling solution. Then there are enthusiast like myself who feel that the golden age of liquid cooling our PCs has not even began to arrive yet. With the recent inclusion of things like full motherboard waterblocks and rigid acrylic tubing, we have only begun to see the best of what the water cooling industry has to offer.
Today EK Waterblocks has released its latest complete coverage motherboard waterblock for GIGABYTE's G1 Sniper 5 motherboard. The new EK-FB GA G1 Sniper 5 waterblock directly cools the motherboard's Intel Z87 southbridge, PLX PEX 8474 PCIe Lane Splitter, and the power regulators such as the VRM and MOSFETs. The block is constructed out of nickel plated electrolytic copper and is capped by high-quality POM Acetal. The block is fed and evacuated by just two G1/4 fittings, and employs a high-flow internal design.
As a GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 5 owner and extreme water-cooling enthusiast, I can not wait to get my hands on one of these waterblocks. While I will miss the military themed styling of the motherboard's stock air/water blocks, I feel that this block makes it even more badass! The block is available now for $172.
This morning Corsair announced the launch of its latest line of high-efficiency PC power supplies. The all new CS Series of modular power supplies features 4 models from 450W all the way up to 750W, and are 80 PLUS Gold certified, but are priced with the budget conscious consumer in mind.
Corsair says that the new CS Series of PSUs are designed to deliver stable, continuous power while minimizing energy waste, which equates to a lower energy bill and smaller carbon footprint. For the low noise enthusiast, Corsair has installed a 120mm sleeve bearing fan that runs at very low RPM during normal load and will only increase speed if a heavy load is detected.
"The CS Series Modular PSUs deliver 80 Plus Gold efficiency and Corsair quality at Bronze level prices," said Aaron Neal, Corsair's global product manager of PSUs. "They are perfect for users that want reliable, energy efficient power for their PCs at a price that won't break their budget."
The CS Series features a semi-modular cable design that sees the core motherboard power cables permanently attached to the PSU, while all supporting cables can be attached on an as-needed basis. This feature alongside the incorporated flat cable design will ensure that customers choosing the CS series will have the best cable management experience possible. Corsair's CS Series PSUs are on sale now, and retail starting at $89.999 for the 450W model, $99.99 for the 550w, $109.99 for the 650W and will rise to $119.99 for the 750W model.