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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.
If the fan cooling on your R9 Nano just isn't enough, EK Water Blocks has now launched its full coverage water block, aiming to vastly improve on the stock single 90mm fan on offer.
Packed with EK's own "unique central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance," this product comes complete with drilled slots for 3mm LEDs, screw-in brass standoffs and a base constructed of nickel-plated copper. The top is made of either acrylic or POM Acetal and helps ensure this new addition to the EK family will help cool four AMD Radon R9 Nano cards in crossfire on a single ATX motherboard.
If you're interested in picking one up for yourself, head to the EK Webshop.
Described as "the world's first 16 heat pipes fanless case" in an exclusive unveiling of the HDPLEX H5 chassis over at FanlessTech, this crazy silent case offers up eight heat pipes for the CPU and eight for the GPU in order to overate without any noise.
Suitable for ATX, mATX and mITX motherboards, you're able to throw basically any power supply into this beast, ranging from nanoATX to ATX size options. With two 2.5" drive bays and a single 3.5", other internal options include a 5.25" optical bay and a 12.7mm optical rack.
The exterior is full brushed aluminum and offers impressive fanless cooling up to 95W TDP for your CPU with room for a dual-slot PCIE card and an exterior touch sensitive power button.
Designed for GIGABYTE non-reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti video cards, this full-cover waterblock by EK Water Blocks will efficiently cool your CPU, RAM and VRM with this single unit.
Made with overclocking in mind, this water block further covers the whole PCB and back plate, aiming for a sleek and sexy style in your next modding or extreme overclocker project. Featuring EK's own "unique central inlet split-flow cooling engine design," this new product comes from the store with an nickel-plated electrolytic copper base and either a POM Acetal or acrylic top.
To buy one for yourself, head over to the EK Webshop.
Lian Li's new PC-Q21 chassis provides a formidable case in a compact form factor that's ideal for Mini-ITX PC builds.
Although the PC-Q21 Mini Tower Chassis has a small size and footprint, it can fit everything needed to run a performance mini-ITX build. The case sports 2x PCIe slots and has extra room to accommodate thicker GPUs while affording flexible placement and improved air flow. As far as storage solutions, the case can fit two 2.5'' or 3.5'' drives and the slot-load slim ODD bay doubles as an SSD tray. For even more cooling a 120mm fan can be attached to the floor of the chassis.
On the outside, Lian Li's Mini-ITX shell has a stylish and sleek metallic flair that comes in silver and black. The PC-Q21 Mini Tower Chassis will be available early this month for a price point of $74.99.
With a major focus on whisper-quiet operation through self-designed fans, Be quiet! has added to its Dark Power Pro 11 series of power supplies. These new additions come in the form of 550W, 650W and 750W units, adding to the current 850W, 1000W and 1200W models available.
With the original series being announced in May, this September update further carries the 94% 80PLUS Platinum efficiency rating and once again utilizes Be quiet! SilentWings 3 135mm fans for cooling. Also included are high-quality Japanese capacitors and a five-year warranty.
Available in stores today, expect to pay $149, $164 or $179 for the 550W, 650W and 750W models respectively.
Gaming hardware and peripheral company Razer has announced the NZXT S340, a collaboration with NZXT following Razer's offer to work with case manufacturers in 2014.
The case features 360 degrees of steel casing surrounding the all-steel chassis, full 280mm front radiator support, compact form factor, integrated PSU should, fully filtered intakes, and 2x 120mm FN V2 fans on the top and rear of the case.
Razer included a front panel with a back-lit triple-headed snake logo, cable management bar with the Razer triple-headed snake logo, green power LED, green underglow LED with rear-located switch, PCI slot base cover, tinted window panel, and Razer signature green USB 3.0 ports.
In Win has just announced their new 805 Mid Tower, which continues the "element of aluminum and tempered glass", with the new 805 Mid Tower also featuring a USB 3.1 Type-C port.
It has a very unique look with a 'skeleton structure' that is completely see through, allowing a huge 270-degree wide-angle look inside of the case. So for case modders and gamers who want to show off the insides of their gaming PCs, the new In Win 805 Mid Tower is going to be quite the unique chassis.
Better yet, it comes in a few different versions with a 'white LED light' in the gold and black editions, while the red LED will light up on the red version of the 805 Mid Tower. The inclusion of a USB 3.1 Type-C port allows owners of the In Win 805 Mid Tower to use 10Gbps speeds, transferring files to and from their external drives at over 1GB/sec.
Co-branded with ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), the Lian Li PC-Q17 is a mini-ITX chassis designed to neatly house the ASUS ROG Maximus impact line of miniature motherboards.
Complete with a sloped brushed aluminum front panel and large acrylic window in order to show off the tech within, this case is interestingly trapezoid in shape when viewed from the side. Further exterior features include a large LED ROG logo sitting on the storage cage, helping tie together a nice looking product.
Complete with 2-slot expansion support and clearance for video cards up to 27cm in length, there is further support for CPU coolers up to 14cm in height, power supplies up to 15cm in length and support for a 240mm x 120mm radiator up top. Last up are two front panel USB 3.0 ports and a weigh in at 2.7kg.