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EK Water Blocks announces its all-in-one ASUS ROG Monoblocks

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 24, 2015 5:02 am

EK Water Blocks has just announced support for the new ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII Z170 motherboards, releasing three Monoblocks which set out to cover the LGA-1151 CPU socket and other "critical areas" on your mainboard.

 

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Released for the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII Hero, Ranger and Gene models, the new EK-FB ASUS M8G models are made in Europe and are already available for purchase through major retailers.

 

If you're an ASUS lover but these models don't suit your current piece of kit, EK's Niko Tivadar said in a recent press release that a "Monoblock for the ASUS MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME is also already in the works."

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We've seen it all - there are now SSD water blocks

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 13, 2015 10:17 pm

With the rebirth of custom liquid cooling taking the PC DIY world by storm, we've seen companies such as Bitspower and EK Water Blocks lead the charge by releasing quality components time and time again for the latest motherboards, video cards and processors alike. But what about a water cooling solution for the modder who has it all?

 

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In a recent press release, EK Water Blocks announced the release of its Intel 750 series PCIe SSD water block. Listed as full coverage, this block covers the entire PCB and has been "designed in cooperation with Intel".

 

Currently available for purchase, the EK-FC I750 has been quoted as the "first solid-state drive water block" and it's quite possibly not the last. Useful or not, that's up to you - but we're sure that it will make some kick-ass looking systems.

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Be Quiet! launches its Silent Base 600 chassis with insulation

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 8:28 am

Labeled as "the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years," Be Quiet! has announced its next chapter in the Silent Base case series, the 600. Following the motto of "Form Follows Function" a recent press release pointed out that this model once again utilizes Pure Wings 2 fans, aiming for quiet operations across the board.

 

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Coming complete with a 3-step fan controller, this case includes a 3-in-1 side panel air vent for air circulation adjustment, space for five extra fans or room for third party water cooling if need be. Insulation mats have also been installed on the front and side panels as seen with the previous Silent Base release.

 

Measuring in smaller than its predecessor, this 495 x 230 x 493mm (L x W x H) chassis suits video cards up to 413mm and CPU coolers up to 170mm in height. Set for availability immediately, expect the windowless model to set you back $109.90 and the windowed version $119.90.

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Here's a subscriber-only look at the new EK Water Blocks all-in-one

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 25, 2015 6:02 pm

Released as an unlisted YouTube video to email subscribers only, EK Water Blocks has shown off the functionality and form of its new EK-XLC Predator 240 and 360 all-in-one watercooling units.

 

 

Complete with the ability to add and remove extra components as you wish, this Intel-CPU compatible system features industry standard G1/4 fittings, a PWM controlled pump, vibration dampening, Vardar low-noise fans, a copper radiator design and a quick connect setup to allow for the addition or removal of extra water blocks as you please.

 

The Predator comes in both 360mm and 240mm models, with these products measuring 415 x 133 x 68mm (LxWxH) and 295 x 133 x 68mm respectively. More information can be found on the official landing page for the Predator series, expect to spend $239 for the 360mm or $199 for the 240mm models.

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Has science gone too far? Introducing Arctic's semi-passive cooling

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 24, 2015 10:28 am

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.

 

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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.

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Lian Li launches its $119 mini-ITX chassis for full-size video cards

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 24, 2015 9:31 am

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.

 

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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.

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EK Water Blocks launches its Radeon R9 Nano full-coverage product

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 23, 2015 9:29 am

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.

 

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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.

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HDPLEX unveils its 8kg crazy-adaptive fanless chassis

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 15, 2015 11:28 am

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.

 

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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.

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EK Water Blocks releases its full-cover GIGABYTE GTX 980 Ti waterblock

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 15, 2015 8:32 am

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.

 

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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.

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Lian Li reveals new compact PC-Q21 mini-ITX cases

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 9, 2015 4:34 pm

Lian Li's new PC-Q21 chassis provides a formidable case in a compact form factor that's ideal for Mini-ITX PC builds.

 

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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.

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