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Swiftech posts impressive Drive X2 all-in-one liquid cooling kits

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 10:58 pm

CES 2016 - Featuring the Drive X2 and Drive X2 Prestige series, Swiftech has announced its new additions to the all-in-one water cooling market. Described by Chairman and CEO Gabriel Rouchon as made to appeal to wider audiences, these all-in-one units are customizable.




Designed to look like a complete custom water cooling setup, Rouchon continued to explain that his new units "perform like custom kits, they look like custom kits, and they are user-customizable right out-of-the-box." The Drive X2 can hook up to radiators in three different sizes, including dual 120mm, dual 140mm and triple 120mm solutions, while the Apogee XL2 CPU water block marks a large improvement over previous editions, offering a chrome plated copper base plate and a redesigned housing.


Lit up by an RGB LED system contained on the water block, reservoir and radiator, all components are connected through 100 percent clear tubing. The Prestige model offers performance advantages over its smaller siblings, giving users Noiseblocker eLoop fans and Lok-Seal black chrome fittings all around.

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CoolerMaster with new Master Maker case, PSU, cooler and more in 2016

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 6, 2016 4:01 am

CES 2016 - CoolerMaster has begun the new year with both feet on the ground, issuing a press release recently that outlined some massive 2016 plans and releases.




Spearheading its movement this year is the announcement of its MasterCase Maker 5, MasterWatt Maker 1200 and MasterAir Maker 8 products, designed by chosen experts for high-level PC DIY applications. The new MasterCase Maker 5 features CoolerMaster's own FreeForm Modular System, allowing users to swap and customize case components to best suit their needs. The MasterAir Maker 8 comes packed with 3D Vapor Chamber technology, boasting a 19% cooling increase over normal copper-based air coolers and lastly is the MasterWatt Maker 1200 digital PSU, packed with CoolerMaster's connect mobile software and carrying a Titanium 94% efficiency rating.


In addition to these product announcements, CoolerMaster has teamed up with a slew of experts and artists to bring some interesting things to CES Las Vegas this year. This manufacturer has flown in stop motion animator Lindsey Berkebile to showcase her artwork alongside showing off accessories made by Bill Owen from MNPCTech, Brian Farrell from PrimoChill, Irie Ahmad of Mod 'n' Go Design and Ron Lee Christianson, a freelance air-brush artist.

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Corsair launches its new Carbide 400Q and 400C cases

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 5, 2016 7:32 am

CES 2016 - Corsair has just unveiled two new Carbide cases at CES, arriving in the form of the Carbide Quite 400Q and Carbide Clear 400C which Corsair says "are both easy to build with, easy to clean, and liquid cooling capable".




Both of the new cases feature room to install a 360mm radiator in the front, a 240mm radiator up top, and a 120mm radiator at the read. Corsair's Direct Airflow technology also directs the air to the hottest components from two included Corsair AF series fans.


Even though both of the chassis are mid-towers, they're both capable of housing a full ATX motherboard, and multiple GPUs if that's what you're after.

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Corsair unveils new angular Carbide SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower ATX case

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 5, 2016 3:00 am

CES 2016 - Corsair today announces its new ultra-sleek and angular Carbide Series Spec-Alpha Mid-Tower ATX case aimed at professional gamers.




The Spec-Alpha case itself sports a striking form factor--the red and white color scheme is doubly eye-catching--and its oversized window is perfect for showing off a matching motherboard and GPU setup. Corsair has outfitted the case with all the amenities befit an enthusiast-grade, meeting style with performance. Three 120mm fans offer Direct Airflow Path cooling to housed components, and all three fans are controlled by a three-speed switch at the front.


The case has a roomy interior that's compatible with GPU or CPU liquid cooling solutions with front radiators up to 240mm in length. Tool-free drive setup makes installation a breeze, and users can hide snaking cords through the case's cable routing cutouts to maintain sleek cable management. Two USB 3.0 ports are also mounted at the front, and the case supports SSD mounting for high-performance memory.

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RGB is everywhere, meet the colorful CRYORIG LUMI-RGB cooler

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 21, 2015 12:29 pm

While RGB has taken over the peripheral, chassis and high-end motherboard scene and more, CRYORIG has announced the all-new Lumi-RGB CPU cooler with seemingly-unlimited lighting options to suit any custom build.




Explained as "CRYORIG's first prototype attempt at a LED lighted product" in a recently issued press release, this product features LEDs that light up the whole heat sink body, rather than opting for LED fans only as with competing brands. This company claims that it will be testing out a bunch of new lighting configurations in the near future and we're just going to have to wait to find out what the result is.


Brandishing a 120mm 330 - 1600 RPM PWM fan, a zero RAM interference design and measuring in at 145mm tall, CRYORIG has not yet given any purchase availability information for its Lumi-RGB product.

Grab this 700W Bronze Rated EVGA power supply for only $49.99 retail

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 11, 2015 10:29 pm

Announced recently without much information, EVGA is launching its 700B power supply, toting 700W of 80 Plus Bronze efficient power for a low-to-mid-range gaming system.





Coming packed with over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit protection, a single +12V rail rated at 56A and enough connectors for two lower range video cards or a single beefy one, this new product is priced at a minuscule $49.99.


Other features include a shorter warranty than others at 3 years, two 6+2 PCIe connections, a 4+4 pin EPS, 24-pin ATX, nine SATA for storage, three Molex and one Berg connector. For more info on EVGA's new 700W Bronze-certified PSU visit the official product page.

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Corsair H5 SF brings liquid cooling to small form factor PCs

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 3, 2015 8:02 pm

Corsair is launching the Hydro Series H5 SF, a sleek piece of hardware that brings liquid cooling to small form factor PCs.




Compatible with all Mini-ITX motherboards and measuring 84mm tall, there's no need to attach it to external fan mounts or brackets, meaning less hassle and more compatibility.




It offers as much as 150W of heat dissipation courtesy of its low-noise 120mm blower fan, pre-applied thermal compound, copper cold plate, and 120 mm x 40mm radiator, making it fully capable of cooling even overclocked CPUs in such a small space.


You can purchase the H5 SF now from retailers everywhere; MSRP is $79.99.

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Phanteks' new dual Enthoo Mini XL chassis houses two PC builds

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 2, 2015 10:34 pm

If you've always wanted to combine a workstation and gaming PC in the same case, then Phanteks' latest chassis is right up your alley.



Phanteks has just announced the Enthoo Mini XL Dual System, its latest chassis that supports two PC builds--a MicroATX and Mini-ITX--that can "run two fully functional system independently of one another.". The Mini XL chassis comes outfitted with a pre-installed ITX upgrade kit and power splitter to ensure both independent builds can be powered by the same PSU, and mirrors the hidden Power Supply and HDD style found in the original Enthoo Mini XL design.


The case itself sports a pump bracket, PWM control hub and radiator bracket as well as dual removable HDD cages, 2 Drop-N-Lock SSD brackets, dust filters and cable ties that make for sleek cable management. The chassis is outfitted with three different fans to ensure airflow to system components. As far as aesthetics, the Enthoo Mini XL Dual System has a 10-color lighting system as well as a sandblasted aluminium faceplate with matte finish.


Phanteks' Enthoo Mini XL System will be available starting this month for a price point of $240 (209.90€ or £159.99).

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Power two systems with one power supply thanks to Phanteks' splitter

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 26, 2015 2:31 pm

Complete with "Patented Isolated Dual System Technology," Phanteks has just announced its PH-PWSPR_1P2M 'Power Splitter' through a recently issued press release.




This product allows you to power two complete systems with a single power supply, useful for applications such as test beds or PC desks - as long as your PSU can handle the stress. Compatible with mITX, uATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards, this unit claims to protect and control the 12V/5V/3.3V/+5VSB circuit in order to ensure fully functional operation. In addition, this power splitter comes with a soft-start circuit to help reduce inrush current.


The unit comes with a 'hook and loop sticker' and Drop-N-Lock mounting for chassis installation, depending on what your model offers, with the Drop-N-Lock mounting system being suitable for select compatible Phanteks cases. If you're planning to pick up this model for yourself, Phanteks suggests you also grab some of its extension cables in order to connect the power splitter to the motherboards, seeing as your power supply-included cables will only run to the splitter itself.

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Noctua says its 24V industrial fans are the best an enthusiast can get

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 26, 2015 12:25 pm

Complete with IP67 water and dust protection ratings and released in 120mm and 140mm diameter options, Noctua has begun another push into the industrial cooling market with its new NF-F12 and NF-A14 24V fans. Paired with the NE-FD2 three-phase motor driver IC, these spinners are able to operate with supplies anywhere from 6V - 30V.




These new models operate at a maximum 24V speed of 2000rpm and 3000rpm, with Noctua CEO Roland Mossig urging users to test them with 12V connections, stating that these fans will run at much lower noise levels with this lower voltage. While operating at 1100rpm and 1700rpm respectively when attached to this lower connection, these fans can then be further controlled through PWM for even slower spinning speeds.


Said to be "available shortly" in a recent press release, Noctua expects to sell these two models at $34.90 per unit.