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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.