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If you're in the market for a new case, HEX GEAR has just announced a mere six hours ago that their new R40 case will have both mATX and reverse mATX support.
This will allow consumers to switch between the two modes without any modding taking place, further adding to case versatility, features and build options. On top of this, their case look awesome - giving me somewhat of a 'modded Fractal' type feel, by taking the nice simplistic and elegant Fractal design, then spicing it up with some accents.
You may not have heard of this company before, so you can read more about HEX GEAR on their official website if you wish.
CES 2015 - IN WIN is a company that has been impressing us more and more, but it hit a peak when we saw their S-Frame chassis at Computex 2014 back in June.
The IN WIN S-Frame is made fro ma single 4mm thick sheet of aluminum that is bent very specifically, and very beautifully into its final form. IN WIN were showing the chassis off at Computex, as well as the new S-Box.
CES 2015 - One of the more interesting CPU coolers shown off at this year's CES was from be quiet!, the German powerhouse that is always striving for better, cooler, and always impressive CPU coolers. This year was no different at all, with two new CPU coolers that are sure to impress.
First up, we have the Dark Rock Topflow. The Dark Rock Topflow has be quiet! and its engineers striving for some impressive stuff, concentrating on memory clearance for setups that might have high-end memory that normally gets in the way of the massive heat sink on these types of CPU coolers. The memory clearance is a decent 51mm with a lower fan installed, but without the lower fan installed it is up to 70mm.
With the fan installed, the Dark Rock Topflow has a total height of just 130mm, but without the additional fan it is just 110mm high. The CPU cooler can handle a CPU pushing out a total TDP of 220W, with an utter maximum of 250W. When it comes to sound, we have 25dB which is nice and quiet. You get two of the be quiet! SilentWings PWM 135mm.
CES 2015 - Thermaltake has always been in the watercooling game, but you don't get the full scope of things until everything is laid out in front of you. Well, that situation happened for us during out visit with the company at CES 2015, so prepare your eyes for the picture unleashing below.
Here's just one of the Water 3.0 coolers.
Remember what I said about the huge array of watercooling goods from Thermaltake? Here's one shot.
CES 2015 - We visited Thermaltake here at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, where we were taken around their suite to check out all of the various goodies they had on offer.
Starting with the Core X9, something I hadn't seen in person until today, which is a gigantic slab of chassis beauty. The Core X9 is quite a large case, supports DIY liquid cooling solutions, plenty of cooling options, and so much more.
CES 2015 - Corsair is using CES 2015 as a launching pad for its Carbide Series 100R and Carbide Series 100R Silent mid-tower PC cases.
The cases were designed to be builder-friendly, with tool-free mounting for HDDs and optical drives, dual USB 3.0 front panel ports, direct airflow bath to the GPU, and room for larger GPUs and power supplies. A cable routing channel is located behind the motherboard tray, and there are five fan mounts - 2 x 140/120mm, 2 x 120mm in the top, and one 120mm mount in the back of the case.
The case also includes two 5.25" drive bays, four 3.5"/2.5" drive bays, seven expansion slots, and supports ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini ATX motherboards and ATX power supplies.
OWC's Mercury Helios PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis has been released for some time now, however to ensure they keep up with the latest in technology, an updated Thunderbolt 2 capable chassis has been released.
Thanks to this advancement, a 20 Gb/s throughput can be handled, doubling on the old 10Gb/s available with the original Thunderbolt offering. This expansion chassis is described by OWC as "the ideal solution for using half-length professional-level PCIe 2.0 cards with Apple's entire line of Thunderbolt enabled Macs that do not have PCIe slots due to size or design limitations" as according to their newly issued press release.
CES 2015 - Expanding on their already existing Toughpower Grand line, Thermaltake have just announced the addition of an 80 PLUS Platinum range of power supplies, featuring a sleek black and red finish and giving users the ability to save on their power bill through better efficiency.
Available in a wide range of models including 650W, 750W 850W, 1050W and 1200W, this new line of products are being released with a fully modular design. Thanks to the 80 PLUS platinum certification, they're being marketed as the best solution for gamers and tech enthusiasts to assist in powering high-end computers - containing multi-core processors and multi-GPU setups.
There isn't a quoted initial price on Thermaltake's issued press release, nor a release date. However given that these power supplies are already listed on their website, you can expect them to hit the shelves within 30 days time.
CES 2015: CES 2015 is just days away, so Lian Li has sent out an e-mail blast telling the world it will be showcasing its new open-air chassis, the O-Series, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas.
If you haven't seen the new Lian Li O-Series open-air chassis, there are a few different models to check out. We have the PC-05, PC-05S, PC-06S and PC-07S, with the company taking feedback in from the DIY community when it began constructing these new designs. All of which feature tempered glass windows, a PCI riser card, and "sleek and alum aluminum construction".
We will be on-hand with these Lian Li cases at CES 2015, so prepare for some coverage from us here at TweakTown next week.
Lian Li still make some of the most unique chassis' on the market, but the new O Series open-air, wall-mountable chassis really takes teh cake. There are four new models, the PC-O5, PC-O5S, PC-O6S and PC-O7S which are sure to impress.
The first two models, the PC-O5 and PC-O5S are mini-ITX variants, while the PC-O6S is a micro-ATX offering, with the PC-O7S being an ATX model. All four models feature Lian Li's impressive aluminum design, with all four cases featuring a very similar look. All four allow you to show off the hardware inside of your chassis, with the entire build visible through glass.
The video cards are installed parallel to the motherboard which will have some of your friends freaking out, but it will also look super awesome, too. This is achieved by Lian Li offering PCI riser cards and extensions with the new chassis models. Customizable storage options are also on offer, with hard drives capable of being mounted in the HDD cage, which is hidden by a nice shield. Water cooling support is also provided, with the "S" variants of the new O Series cases denoting which ones are capable of being water cooled.