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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.
For a newcomer to the PC DIY market, things must be pretty confusing with liquid cooling, all-in-one cooling, active cooling and passive cooling. But wait, there's more! Introducing the Arctic i32 and A32 coolers, the first foray into semi-passive cooling by this company.
Claiming in a recent press release to "make the computer quieter most of the time" while increasing "the service life at the same time," these coolers are designed for users who never turn off their computers. The fan controller within allows your CPU to be passively cooled under normal operating circumstances, with the fan kicking in under load.
This is nothing revolutionary or too new unfortunately, it's something we've seen in video cards for quite some time. However, it's great to see it become a more normal thing in the general consumer field, helping to reduce power and noise costs for Facebook fanatics.
With support for full-sized video cards up to 270mm in length, the compact Lian Li PC-Q10WX mini-ITX chassis weighs in at a small 2.3kg and measures up at only 207mm x 277mm x 335mm as pointed out in a recent press release.
Set for release to the US market very soon for $119, this chassis comes packed with two USB 3,0 ports, HD audio, 240mm top radiator and 120mm rear radiator support, space for 140mm tall CPU coolers and is able to accommodate an ATX PSU.
Known for never going easy on quality, Lian Li has constructed this case out of acrylic and brushed aluminum, ensuing a robust look, feel and design.