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Fans getting out of control? NZXT launches the GRID+ V2 fan controller

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 10:32 am

Claiming to be "the future of digital fan control," NZXT's new GRID+ V2 controller utilizes a handy interface and easy installation combination to enable full control over your system's fans, as seen in a recently issued press release.




With 30 watts of total output across six individually controlled channels, this product enables users to control the speeds of each fan individually or diagnose faults and issues through included "smart notifications."


Available now for $29.99, this device can be mounted on the interior of your chassis, removing any 5.25" bay issues as seen with competing products. Further included in the package is support for both 3 and 4-pin PWM fans alongside two fan extension cables.

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EK Water Blocks launches high-end EK Predator AIO cpu cooler

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 9:28 am

Moving away from a solely custom cooling lineup, EK has recently announced via a press release that it will be now fielding high-end AIO coolers. The first product off the production line is the EK Predator, an expandable AIO CPU cooler.




This cooler comes pre-filled and pre-assembled across both 240mm and 360mm versions. Utilizing "EK-Vardar high static pressure fans in combination with PWM," this inclusion is said to ensure quiet operation which has been pinpointed as an issue with competing brands.


Further featuring Quick Disconnects (QDC), this will allow for tool-less expansion of your cooling, enabling an addition of GPU water blocks, for example.

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Crono Labs is working on a monitor-mounted PC case

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 8, 2015 3:21 am

Many people use their monitor VESA mount in order to attach it to an arm, but what about screwing in a case instead? Marketed as an easily manageable and upgradable all-in-one type solution, even a case carry handle is included in order to help you transport your whole system around the office, to LAN parties or to a friends place.




Set to be released on Indiegogo soon as a finance campaign, we have been contacted by Crono Labs with some pre-release renders of exactly what the final product should look like.


The Crono Labs C1 case doesn't have much public information available just yet, but it looks like a Mini-ITX sized chassis and we know that it comes complete with the IO ports pointing towards your desk in order to increase cable management from your monitor to the components. Crono Labs further stated that you should expect around 80% less dust in your system too, this is due to the case being raised off the ground.

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New AIO cooler fits both CPU and GPU simultaneously

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 23, 2015 8:35 am

When you're not sure if you should be cooling your CPU or GPU with a fancy new all-in-one cooler, why not follow the advice of a popular meme - why not both?




ID-COOLING has released this $139.99 HUNTER DUET cooler to the market, equipped with a 240mm radiator which features two SF-12025 high static pressure fans for airflow. The fans are PWM controlled and range from 800 to 2000RPM, featuring a maximum airflow capability of 84.5CRM per spinner. Sound is also minimized through four rubber corner mounts, dampening vibration.


The pump comes complete with LEDs and a speed of 2500RPM, with the bearings being ceramic. Rubber tubes connect everything together, featuring a CPU water block to GPU water block length of 250mm, a GPU to radiator of 380mm and a radiator to CPU length of 250mm.

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BREAKING: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 6:06 am

Computex 2015 was an interesting time in the case, cooler and power supply scene. This was not only due to some amazing releases by numerous companies, but because of accusations by CaseLabs and some technology media websites towards Thermaltake for allegedly 'stealing' design ideas.




In breaking news, Thermaltake has issued a press release today which included a formal apology letter from CaseLabs, signed by president James Keating and vice president Kevin Keating. This documentation apologized for public attacks against Thermaltake and its North American marketing manager, Shannon Robb, further stating that the accusations that Thermaltake "acted as an Asian business with poor character and integrity" were unjust.


Also enclosed was a letter from CaseLabs to Legit Reviews. This letter outlined that Kevin Keating's statement of Thermaltake helping "taint the industry with rip-off products" was ill advised and a public retraction of the statement was included. This document went on to request that Legit Reviews should remove the news post in which quotes Kevin Keating's words immediately.

Be Quiet! launches its stunning Silent Base 800 windowed edition

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 16, 2015 9:32 am

Claiming to be "the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years," Be Quiet! has decided to continue its domination by releasing the Silent Base 800 windowed model, assisting users in showing off the orange highlighted innards and any crazy technology featured within this massive chassis.




With the window being made of double-glazed polycarbonate, Be Quiet! claims this design will ensure noise isolation and scratch resistance. The window is also housed within a rubber insert, meaning it wont vibrate when all of your internal fans roar to life and helps to showcase the attention to detail paid in the design. As for fans, this case comes packed with three pre-installed Pure Wings 2 fans which also claim whisper-quiet operations.


Available now for $149.90 excluding taxes, owners of the windowless version can purchase the side panel alone for $29.90 (excluding tax). For a look into exactly how the case fits some mid to high range components, check out the image above.

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LEPA readies its EXllusion 240 liquid cooling unit

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 15, 2015 9:29 am

If you're looking for an all-in-one watercooling loop that's open for business, LEPA has just announced the EXllusion 240 complete with a refillable design and coolant dye ready for red, blue or green themed systems.




With the coolant dye enabling customization, this product holds 350ml of liquid in total, quoted as "double the volume than other typical close-loop liquid coolers" in a recently issued press release. providing 400W TPD of cooling performance, the EXllusion 240 utilizes a chromed copper base cold plate and claims to be completely free of oxidation while offering durable and stable performance.


Brandishing a 340mm radiator cooled by two fans, AMD and Intel CPUs are both supported with metal bracketing and the package comes complete with 500ml of anti-freeze coolant.

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SilverStone unveils the ML06-E 7 liter mini-ITX chassis

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 9:29 am

The ML06-E is seriously small, showcasing an external dimension of seven liters and still managed to provide an expansion slot designed for use with sound cards. The reason sound cards is suggested by SilverStone is because this case is marketed at home media center enthusiasts, those looking for a single PC to handle all media needs rather than relying on a myriad of other accessories.




Complete with an aluminum front panel, this case comes fitted with one 120mm fan with optional dual 80mm fan support, support for dual slot low-profile video cards (or other expansions), mini-ITX motherboard support and space for a SFX power supply.


As far as storage is concerned, expect to be able to throw a total of four 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs into this chassis. Currently in stock for an MSRP of $88.98, this price point isn't too bad given there are also a few side-facing USB 3.0 ports available.

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Phanteks announces Enthoo Pro M ATX chassis

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 8:26 am

Set to combine the best of Phanteks' EVOLV ATX and Pro chassis', this case manufacturer has announced the upgraded Enthoo Pro M in black and a very subtle titanium green, designed with watercooling projects in mind.




Boon Tuoh Khor from Phanteks says that "being very versatile, having a spacious and clean interior and of course making it very easy to build water-c ooling systems is what the Enthoo Series is all about." This vision is displayed through the 35mm cable management space, offset radiatopr brackets, reservoir mounts and pump slots on offer. If the ODD cage is removed, this chassis can fit a 360mm radiator in the front or top of the frame.


As for other features, there's a video card clearance of 420mm with the ODD cage dismounted (300mm with), a CPU cooler clearance of 194mm and space for eight 3.5" drives plus three 2.5" drives.

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DeepCool releases new red GamerStorm TF120 case fans

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 8, 2015 2:29 pm

Complete with "2-layer fan blades," DeepCool has explained that its GamerStorm TF120 fan blades each have a small second layer embedded - claimed to increase air flow.




With blue, red and white LED colors included, this fan is connected via a 4-pin PWM plug and the fluid-dynamic bearing motor design offers up to 1000,000 hours of use. Ranging from 500 to 1,800 RPM with a maximum CFM rating of 76.52, expect between 17.6-31.3 dBA of noise to be generated.


Anti-vibration rubber is also positioned alongside the mounting holes. No release price has been mentioned yet.

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