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Two seperate announcements were made by Antec over the past 24 hrs, with one introducing a new member to their Performance One series of cases in the "P150" chassis, and the other informing us of a new energy-efficient line of PSUs in the Neo HE range. Pairing these two together is said to be a terrific combination for those that desire a silent yet powerful system.
Fremont, CA - October 4, 2005 - Antec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of computer hardware and accessories for the upgrade and build your own (BYO) markets, has launched P150, the latest case in its innovative Performance One series. P150's quiet computing enhancements and gleaming white and brushed aluminum finish with blue front bezel LED accents make it ideal for a broad range of computing environments.
The case was designed from the ground up for silence, featuring sound-deadening polycarbonate side and top panels to reduce overall noise. P150 also comes with four removable hard disk drive (HDD) trays with silicone grommets to isolate noise-causing vibrations. For even quieter performance, the drive trays can be removed and Antec's pioneering HDD suspension system can be used for up to three hard drives, thus completely eliminating direct contact and resultant noise between the drives and chassis structure. The P150 also includes an Antec 120mm TriCool selectable-speed fan, which allows users to adjust the fan speed to their desired cooling level and quietness.
Neo HE PSU Family:-
Fremont, CA - October 4, 2005 - Antec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of computer hardware and accessories for the upgrade and build your own (BYO) markets, has launched Neo HE, a quiet and environmentally friendly PC power supply. With its unprecedented high efficiency design and ultra-quiet operation, Neo HE consumes up to 20% less energy than standard power supply units (PSU), making it ideal for virtually any PC use.
Available in 380W, 430W, 500W and 550W models, Neo HE features universal input with active Power Factor Correction (PFC). Its improved circuit design and 0.99 power factor result in an environmentally friendly power supply that saves energy and has positive effects across the power grid. Since the PSU generates less heat than traditional power supplies, a slow turning, single 80mm fan keeps Neo HE cool at a less than 18dBA noise level, as independently tested to ISO Standard 7779.
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With demands on higher amounts of power from hardware devices as they get faster and hungrier, its not surprising maker's of power supplies are continually working to provide us with beefier units for our systems. But who'd ever have thought we'd see 1000w (or 1 kilowatt) monsters pop up so soon? - Developed to power next-generation graphics and high-performance servers, the Turbo-Cool 1KW from PC Power & Cooling will ship worldwide in September 2005. With a form factor that fits most ATX cases, the ground-breaking power supply delivers 1000 watts (one kilowatt) of continuous power with a peak power of 1100 watts. The unit will retail for $489.00 US and carries a 5-year warranty.
The upscale technology behind the Turbo-Cool 1KW was first introduced by PC Power & Cooling in its Turbo-Cool 850 SSI power supply, the industry's current performance leader. Released in February 2005, the 850 SSI has been recognized for excellence by NVIDIA corporation, Tom'sHardware, Maximum PC, and many other high-performance experts.
In order to generate one kilowatt of continuous power from the existing 850 SSI platform, the Turbo-Cool 1KW's power modules were engineered for greater thermal efficiency and key components throughout the unit were upgraded to handle the additional current. The result is an EPS12V/SSI/SLI power supply with unprecedented output (66 amps total on the +12VDC rails) in a form factor that fits most ATX cases.
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Cooler Master's CM Stacker Chassis attracted much attention when first released around a year ago. But like many cases on the market, there were some little nigglys still to be ironed out if it was considered to reach near perfection for some.
Looks like Cooler Master have been listening to the crowd's feedback. Seeing much potential in the unique CM Stacker design, they've taken it upon themselves to better the case with a new version, the CM Stacker 810 which Cooler Master unveiled yesterday.
Cooler Master went back to the drawing boards after introducing the CM Stacker a year ago, and we have managed to incorporate the essential features of a server from the existing CM-Stacker to create the powerful CM-Stacker 810. The CM-Stacker 810 supports up to 4 CPU motherboards ranging from Micro-ATX to full size Extended-ATX. Unique power supply cage re-design to fully support standard ATX or redundant power supplies. We maximized the airflow by reconstructing the motherboard tray to support two 120mm super silent exhaust fans. Back from the root, CM-Stacker 810 will continue to have the ability to utilize up to three 120mm fan from the 4-in-3 Device Modules.
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CoolerMaster HK has issued a recall for one of their latest coolers according to a story over at Warp2Search. Many owners of the Aero 7 CPU cooler are reporting all types of bizarre problems with the product such as sudden scratches on the cooler material up to it actually catching on fire!
This is a very serious issue, if you use an Aero 7 owner I would look at replacing it right away and checking with your supplier for a refund or replacement with the newer Aero 7+ which apparently fix these strange problems.
To HK Aero 7 owner only: due to the design problem, our previous Aero 7 fan will potentially be damaged after certain amount of usage. We have noticed the problem and released the improved Aero 7+ to replace Aero 7. To be safe and this is a recall notice, we advise you to take your Aero 7 to our office before July 15th to exchange with Aero 7+. Should you have any inquiry please feel free to contact us.More information @ Warp2Search
For some light reading, Rocky and the guys from Sudhian Media come SFF Tech posted a humorous article about the Top 10 options you have with your tower computer case after upgrading to a Small Form Factor based system. The video which is available for download made me laugh and the acting was quite good - fans of the movie Office Space will appreciate it that little bit more.
More information @ SFF Tech
Thermaltake, the company made famous by their odd looking Orb style processor coolers, have just announced their new range of Laser III computer cases. They look a little like modern space craft yet stylish. As you would expect, each come included with a bunch of various Thermaltake products. You'll find more picture by clicking the link below.
More information @ Thermaltake
Benny from CoolerMaster let us know about the release of their newest heatsink for the Athlon platform, the attractive looking HAC-V81. It's similar to many of their previous model products, with the exception of a few new cool ideas to help give the product a little more spot light in the ever growing market.
You have such things as fan control speed options from 2,500 RPM to 4,800 RPM and a new and stylish looking fan grill which CoolerMaster claim reduces noise.
I've posted information and pictures of the HAC-V81 HSF in our New Products Forum for those interested.
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- Skyhawk PSR-4616-B7 Aluminium Case @ Modtown
- Antec 480W True Blue PSU @ OCAddiction
- TTGI TT-520SS 520w PSU @ XtremeSystems.org
- Jab-Tech Dual Cathode Kit @ ReviewNation.com
There's a bit here today, probably as I was a bit slack yesterday, but take a look at these as some may interest you.
- Kool Cases Dynax Server Tower Case @ MODTHEBOX!
- Zalman 300A-APF PSU @ OCModShop
- PCToys 430watt PSU @ TwistedMods.com
- PCToys 520w Power Maxx PSU @ Club Overclocker
- Frozencpu 6port Bay Bus @ Virtual-Underground.com
- Lian Li RH-Series Aluminium Mobile HDD Rack @ OCAddiction
- Xoxide Sound Activated CCFL @ BurnOutPC
- Make Your Own Mini-Fanbus and Control Device Power Extender @ Virtual-Hideout.Net
I've got some news this morning for you all so carve it up and while you're waiting for the rest just check these out.
- Lian Li PC6099B Aluminium Case @ Warp2Search
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- SunBeam Multi-Color CCFL Kit @ SubZeroTech
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- PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 475W PSU @ Extreme Overclocking
- Creative Labs SBS250 Speakers @ Spode's Abode