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We reported about the new Intel Core i7-6700K not too long ago, but a refresher has hit: the upcoming Skylake-S processors will have at least five processors in their family, and will be direct replacements for the current Haswell-powered CPUs from Intel.
The new Core i7-6700K will replace the i7-4790K which finds itself in enthusiast and high-end gamers' LGA 1150 sockets, but we should also see the i5-6600K which will also be popular, too. Then there's the news of a possible speed improvement coming in Q1 2016, which should see Intel twisting the pain on AMD just that little bit more.
In Q1 2016, we should also see Intel introduce its Broadwell-E platform, which will result in the replacement of the current Haswell-E based Core i7-5960X.
If you're looking to stand out a little from the crowd, XIGMATEK has just released its Nebula C mini-ITX case in pastel pink, purple, yellow and two types of green.
These cubes are reportedly clad with the same material that Apple and Nokia use on their colorful phone models and feature strong SECC steel frames.
Suitable for CPU coolers up to 80mm tall and full-height video cards up to 230mm long, these 3.5kg cases provide you with a 120mm rear fan, front USB 3.0 ports and a sizing of 260 mm (L) x 260 mm (W) x 305 mm (H).
If you've been to any large LAN party over the past few years it's extremely likely you've come across a NZXT case in your time. The Phantom series is described by many as the 'Stormtrooper case' and it's hard to miss as it was a big hit in many markets across the globe.
In a bid to futher their design prowess and technology, NZXT's recent press release has showcased a new mid-tower case called the Noctis 450. This chassis features NZXT signature I/O LED's, an upgraded lighting switch to feature multi-step adjusted lighting and a floating panel design said to provide 10 times more ventilation surface area than their H440 model.
Now available for pre-order on the NZXT Armory Store, the Noctis 450 will set you back $139.99. More information can be gathered from their official product page.
Fractal Design has expanded its chassis lineup with the new Define S, which is a slight detour from previous products in Fractal's chassis product range. We have a chassis that is built for watercooling builds, making it easier for enthusiasts and power users to liquid cool their PCs in the Define S.
The Swedish company has placed its ATX motherboard and PSU sections in the same place, as are the fans and radiators. Where the HDDs and optical drives are normally found, has been replaced with more room. This is where your cylindrical reservoir will be placed, with the Define S featuring brackets that allow for the mounting of your reservoir.
Behind this cylindrical reservoir, Fractal Design has provided three 3.5-inch HDDs. Behind the motherboard tray, we have room for an additional two 2.5-inch SSDs. The Define S is an optical bay-less chassis, since we're moving into the digital age, this shouldn't be too surprising. When it comes to VGA cards, the Define S is capable of taking a video card that is up to 450mm long.
Fractal has placed the Define S pricing at $79.99, with the side window version of the chassis available for $89.
Looking for a stylish addition to your new PC project? Check out these amazing Thermaltake Riing fans in white, red, green and blue.
Released in 120mm and 140mm sizes and featuring hydraulic bearings, these LED-laden fans will suit perfectly with some LUMI color strips for your next PC build.
This beautiful setup is Bitspower's fully watercooled reply to ASUS' Maximus VIII Impact as shared by Kurpiewski Concept's Facebook page.
If just component watercooling isn't enough for your extreme build, here's a perfect way to go 'over the top' but in a simplistic and stylish manner.
As seen on the product itself, the Bistpower code for this great inclusion is the AIZ97M7IITX and you can already find versions of this nickel plated cover for sale around on various websites - stock is another issue however.
The DIGIFANLESS 550w is ENERMAX's latest foray into the case, cooler and power supply world of technology. Boasting a completely passive cooling system and a 93% peak efficiency (80 PLUS Platinum), this unit gives users the ability to read and control values through a digital interface output.
Coupled with their Zero Delay Power Monitor System (ZDPMS) for the monitoring and control features, the UI will assist you in a wide range of analytical studies including "system power consumption, efficiency, temperature, output voltage and ampere," as explained in their latest press release.
Complete with a fully modular design this 550w fanless power supply is set for release in March 2015.
An often-overlooked addition to any enthusiasts' build - high quality fans can help increase your airflow and cooling alongside removing any later issues to do with cheap OEM models falling apart, breaking or stopping.
Fractal Design has recently issued a press statement, announcing its release of the new Silent Series R3 and Dynamic Series case fans - both featuring high quality components and sizes up to 140mm.
The Silent Series R3 contains rifle bearings, providing you with an improved life expectancy and a quieter experience. These models will be released in sizes ranging from 40mm to 140mm and are fitted with black ribbon cables, helping with cable management.
We previously teased an EK Waterblocks release, toting it as one of the most simplistic and beautiful blocks we've ever seen - low and behold, here's something better.
Bitspower have come into the market with this 'VG-NGTX970ADIIS', a water block designed for ASUS' GTX 970 Strix. Shared by Kurpiewski Concept, this block will seemingly suit any kind of design or build - once again going for the simplistic route overall, as is most common in mods in this day and age.
We will let the images speak for themselves, take a look below.
Described by some as "the company that started it all," Antec has just announced that their P380 chassis is now officially launched - set as an update and refresh of their P180 case.
Featuring dual-layer noise-dampening side panels, Antec claim that this chassis will ensure you can create "a system that is almost inaudible even when the fans are spinning at a high speed."
Compatible with standard ATX motherboards, this new addition to the Antec line includes nine expansion slots and supports video cards up to 18.3" long.