Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 1
Cooler Master has just introduced a new case, which will turn a few heads - because it's fully modular, customizable, and all about celebrating the DIY PC building experience. The Qube 500 Flatpack PC case lives up to its name; it'll arrive in pieces so you can build and customize the shape and orientation.
Although that might seem daunting, assembling a PC case from parts, Cooler Master notes that putting the Qube 500 Flatpack PC case together has been designed to be a fun experience for beginners and experienced builders. It's fully modular and compatible with E-ATX motherboards, water coolers, and the largest GPUs.
And to add an extra dose of customization, the panels are available in multiple colors to add personal flavor to your Qube 500 - including black, white, mint, pink, and cream. It's a pretty stylish-looking case, though it is quite compact as a Mid Tower chassis.
Cooler Master's new GX II Gold series of power supplies are designed for enthusiasts, power users, and PC builders with a focus on durability, efficiency, and performance. The GX II Gold 850 and GX II 750 are currently available in two fully modular models.
These new PSUs feature 80 PLUS Gold certification for 90% efficiency at typical loads and are fully loaded with an APFC half-bridge, LLC, and DC-to-DC design. They are also ATX 3.0 compatible, so the GX II Gold series features native 12VHPWR power connectors - the same used by the latest GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards.
This means no need to use adaptors to get power to the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, and the GX II Gold series comes with a custom 90-degree 12+4pin (12VHPWR) PCIe 5.0 connector with higher electrical durability, lower temperatures, and improved safety.
Some gamers just want to squeeze the absolute most out of their systems when it comes to performance, while maintaining a sleek aesthetic design, and one of the ways they can do that is to reduce the temperatures of components through liquid cooling solutions.
Alphacool is no stranger to the PC cooling industry, being one of the leading companies producing high-end cooling solutions for a variety of components. The very same goes for Allied Gaming, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-performance gaming PCs, and now both of these companies have teamed up to combine their expertise into a new custom-loop liquid cooling solution called HARDLINE.
According to a new press release by Allied Gaming, HARDLINE is aimed at gamers that want the absolute peak performance while maintaining glorious aesthetics that can only be achieved through custom liquid cooling solutions. The press release states that HARDLINE is available in Allied Gaming's M.O.A.B Gaming PC model, the company's flagship desktop PC that can come equipped with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards, along with AMD Ryzen 5000 and 7000 series processors, as well as Intel Core 12th and 13th generation CPUs.
Starting at 850W, the new NE (NeoEco) Gold M ATX 3.0 series of fully modular power supplies from Antec delivers the best for PC gamers, high-end enthusiasts, and workplaces. Because hey, if it can handle modding and overclocking at the pro gaming level, then it should be fine in a professional setting too.
Antec notes that the NE Gold M ATX 3.0 series uses high-quality Japanese capacitors for reliable stability and is 80 PLUS Gold-certified for improved efficiency. Aesthetically you can choose between white or black - with the white model arriving with a 1000W power rating and the black options available in 850W, 1000W, and 1300W ratings.
Built with ATX 3.0 capabilities and standards, and PCIe 5.0 ready, this new power supply series from Antec is tailor-made for the new GeForce RTX 40 Series of GPUs from NVIDIA, thanks to the included PCIe 5.0 12VHPWR GPU cable and connector capable of delivering 600W on a single connection.
Phanteks has announced the release of its latest AIO cooler for CPUs, the new Glacier One D30 240 and 360 - denoting the two radiator sizes. Sporting a stylish RGB-lit pump and fans, the new Glacier One D30 series adopts the latest trend of offering models in white and black variants to suit different builds.
Alongside GPUs, AIO coolers are some of the most visually prominent parts of a new PC build and are a component where looks matter - bolstered here by Phanteks' D-RGB lighting system. The new Glacier One D30 series sports the company's stylish and cutting-edge D30 fans (the naming comes from the 30mm thick frame) that feature lighting throughout the frame alongside the ability to link them together in a daisy-chain fashion to cut down on the need for multiple cables.
"One of the standout qualities of the Glacier One D30 AIO cooler is its ability to be daisy-chained and controlled through a single cable," writes Phanteks in the press release. "This innovative design eliminates cable clutter and simplifies the installation process, making it easier than ever to achieve a clean and organized build."
ENERMAX has announced that its AQUAFUSION ADV CPU AIO cooler series is now available in white and is built for 13th Gen Intel Core CPUs and AMD Ryzen too. The white 360mm model joins the line-up, so you now have black and white models with 120mm, 240mm, and 360mm sized radiators. The white edition looks slick and stylish with AQUAFUSION ADV's angular and curved design for the fans and pump head.
ENERMAX described the look of the pump head as a square-shaped "infinity mirror design" that pairs well with the square frame ENERMAXs SquA RGB ADV fans, giving off a futuristic look when the RGB lighting is doing its thing.
Supporting both AMD and Intel processors, the 360mm model is tailor-made for high-end CPUs and can cool up to 380W TDP to maximize performance. UPDATE: Since posting, ENERMAX has clarified the press release to state that the ENERMAX AQUAFUSION ADV CPU AIO cooler series is a 13th Gen Intel Core Processor Cooling Solution, with the original release stating that it was the "Officially Verified Cooling Partner for Intel 13th Gen Core CPUs."
The Phanteks Revolt Series of power supplies are expanding with new Revolt 1000W/1200W Platinum and 1600W Titanium models for enthusiasts and those who love creating a custom build. And that is because these power supplies do not ship with cables; instead, Phanteks has collaborated with CableMod to offer a cable-free power supply solution where you pick the cables you need, the right lengths, and the right look. We got our first look at these PSUs back at Computex 2023, so it's great to see that the launch is right around the corner.
CableMod's website configurator allows you to select which Revolt Series PSU you're looking at getting (or have purchased), and from there, you simply select a chassis, cable style, length, and any other customization via its simple step-by-step interface. For those looking for a simple collection of high-end CableMod cables, Phanteks offers stater sets in black and white and a complete set of cables in black.
To showcase the customization, Phanteks provided the image of its popular Phantekx Nv7 Tempered Glass chassis with one of the new power supplies and custom cables.
ENERMAX has launched its new range of ATX 3.0 80 PLUS Gold-certified power supplies with the REVOLUTION D.F. X Series. Starting from 850W and going up to a massive 1600W, the REVOLUTION D.F. X Series is designed for high-end enthusiast performance and is ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 ready.
80 PLUS Gold-certified and compliant make this new ENERMAX power supply range something to consider for those putting together a high-end PC gaming build, where you've also got industrial-grade 100% Japanese capacitors and advanced design features to deliver performance and reliability. ENERMAX notes that with better components, you reduce unnecessary power consumption and effectively save energy.
For modern GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards, you have a native 600W 12VHPWR cable and connection with an additional 600W 12VHPWR adaptor cable for multiple GPUs. And even though this is a high-end PSU from ENERMAX, the 140mm-depth size makes it one of the smallest high-wattage power supplies.
The new MAG GL Series power supplies from MSI are both PCIe 5.0 ready and ATX 3.0 compatible, though it's the addition of 16-pin connectors designed in yellow - the 12VHPWR for new GPUs in the GeForce RTX 40 Series - that feels like a great design choice.
This comes down to the 12VHPWR adaptors and cables burning out, an issue that became a big concern around the launch of the new GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080. Ultimately, most of the issues were around cables not being connected properly on the GPU side. Hence, adding yellow-colored 16-pin connectors for the MAG GL Series means you'll have visual confirmation that the connection is secure and fully seated.
"Examining the reported cases of power supply connectors being burnt when paired with high-end graphics cards, we've identified the main reason," writes MSI in the MAG GL Series power supplies announcement. "The connectors not being plugged in properly, and the connector pins [are] suffering from fallouts. With this new cable, we successfully tackle both issues head-on."
The new T-FORCE SIREN GA360 ARGB All-in-One Liquid Cooler is set to launch sometime in July, and after seeing it in person at Computex 2023 - it's definitely one to keep an eye on if you're into a more subtle and stylish look for your ARGB action.
The new AIO CPU cooler is the first collaboration between TEAMGROUP and ASETEK Designworks. It uses the new 7th generation ASETEK V2 pump with high-efficiency motors and AI-controlled PWM technology, allowing for real-time adjustments of the water block motor and fan speeds based on current CPU temperatures. Specs-wise, the pump operates at speeds of up to 2800rpm with a liquid flow rate of 850 ml/min. And with that, the sound generated by the pump does not exceed 20 dBA, which is impressive.
TEAMGROUP notes that it has been designed with the latest multi-core CPUs from both Intel and AMD in mind, so it fully supports the new LGA 1700 and AMD Socket AM5.