Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 1
Corsair has just unveiled something rather weird, but very welcomed to PC gamers because, well, RGB everything is awesome... right? Cue the new Corsar iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers. Check them out:
They're effectively two RGB lighting strips that stand on your desk, with an optional headphone stand that you can hang your headhones up on when you're finished with them. They stand at around 16.5 inches tall, with Corsair cramming in 46 RGB lights into the iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers.
Once you've attached the towers into their bases, they need to be plugged into power and then into your PC through USB. After that, you can then start tweaking the iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers with Corsair's own iCUE Software. There are heaps of effects to use with the iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers, and a bunch of them setup around your gaming PC or room would look awesome.
Raijintek has just unveiled its new Morpheus 8057 cooler, which is an absolute machine of a GPU cooler. It has been designed to cool up to 360W of TDP -- which is insane. Check it out:
The new Morpheus 8057 packs a huge 12 heat pipes, 129 fins, a mirror copper base, and the option to install 2 large 120mm fans. Raijintek includes 3 copper and 8 aluminum heat sinks for cooling the GDDR6 and VRMs on Radeon RX 5000 series and GeForce RTX 2000 series graphics cards.
Raijintek has used a beautiful back-coated heat sink giving it a premium feel. The Morpheus 8057 can cool:
- AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Chenbro has announced the launch of a new level 6 1U rackmount server barebone meant for Intel Xeon E processors. The barebone server chassis features an Intel Micro-ATX Server Board M10JNP2SB motherboard and uses the Chenbro RM14604 chassis. It also uses a 400W 80Plus Gold power supply.
Other features of the chassis include a quartet of tool-less hot-swap 3.5-inch drive bays and Chenbro can apply custom logos and bezels to the chassis. The power supply used inside the barebone server chassis has a MTBF of over 100,000 hours. The chassis also features optimized cable routing to help keep the internal components cool and operating efficiently.
The cooling system includes four dedicated cooling fans and air ducts able to cool up to a 95W Intel Xeon E processor. Along with the four external 3.5-inch storage bays are a pair of 2.5-inch internal bays and a storage backplane for four 3.5-inch SAS/SATA drives. Internal expansion slots include a single half-length, full-height PCI-Express 8x slot.
NZXT has announced that it has teamed up with Ubisoft to create a computer case based on the game Rainbow Six Siege. The case is a limited edition with only 500 units available to purchase and features an illuminated 6 logo on the front panel. The side panels of the case are designed to replicate the in-game wall barricade.
The case also has a special-edition NZXT Puck and 6 Logo Charm. The case is filled with modern design and easy builder-friendly features. The case features USB 3.1 Gen-2 USB-C connectors on the front panel. It's constructed of all steel and has the H Series aesthetic NZXT fans are familiar with.
NZXT reps in a tempered glass side panel to showcase the hardware inside, and the case features robust wire management. The design simplifies the installation of a water cooling system using a removable bracket for all-in-one CPU coolers or custom loop configurations. The case also ships with a pair of Aer F120mm fans for airflow in both the front panel and issue intakes feature removable filters.
Thermaltake has unveiled a new range of all-in-one liquid coolers that fall into the Thermaltake ARGB TH120/240/360 AIO range. All of the coolers have fans with ARGB lighting to help draw people's attention and give the computer systems they're used in extra style. The surface of the copper baseplate is polished to a high sheen to guarantee performance and heat extraction.
Thermaltake says that it uses a top-quality pump hidden inside the glowing ARGB water block. The pump circulates the coolant to ensure that the copper plate stays cool at all times. The large surface radiator has fans to dissipate heat, and they support 16.8 million colors via LED lights.
The LEDs are compatible with the 5V RGB capable motherboards from ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, and ASRock. The cooling systems support a smart fan controller that allows the user to switch among LED lighting effects, LED color distribution, and LED lighting speeds when using a motherboard without a 5V addressable RGB header.
EK has just announced something very special for its most patriotic American fans to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, with a new limited edition Velocity CPU water block beautifully designed in a special red, white, and blue style like the American flag. Check it out:
The company will be making just 200 limited edition Velocity CPU water blocks, with 100 of them made with an Intel mounting frame while the other 100 have an AMD mounting frame. EK is hoping to sell all 200 of them, and will make a donation of $20,000 to Shellback Tech, a rapidly growing Disabled Veteran-founded charitable organization.
Edvard Konig, founder of EK explains: "Being a globally successful company also means that we have the ability and responsibility to make a difference and give something back to the community. We have decided to jump on a project that will make our most loyal fans happy, and at the same time, help those who are in need".
CES 2020 - Alphacool is well known for their custom liquid coolers for consumers. Think of it as enthusiasts liquid cooling, but one area many do not know they have a presence within is the professional space. Things such as HPC/Datacenter space where liquid cooling can be massively beneficial but also highly specialized due to the way rack space or U's are managed.
Alphacool has fully integrated solutions for rack-mount servers used for both compute or GPU offload rendering. As you can see here, they outfitted an X399/2990WX 32-core Ryzen Threadripper with four RTX 2080 Ti GPU's.
All of these with special inlets which come from the edge of the card and have their rubber tubing routed to a small splitter, which then feeds into a sizeable triple-fan radiator with thick high static pressure fans in push/pull configuration.
CES 2020 - Alphacool had a strong presence at CES 2020, and their Aurora DRGB/ARGB applications have been at the forefront of much of the glitz and glamour. The part we are looking at today is no different. Today we are looking at Eisbecher Aurora.
Let's address the name first as that's where a lot of users scoff at Alphacool parts, but being a German company, their names tend to be a little strange to us USA folks. Well, according to Google translate, Eisbecher means Sundae, while separating them from Eis Becher roughly translates to "ice cream cup."
So, I am clearing up nothing in regards to the naming in this article, but I digress. So with the RGB Ice cream cup, we know its a full glass tube, which of course, means we have less to worry about in regards to scratching when cleaning. Also, note the two sized 150 and 250 each with the inner tubes Alphacool uses for anti-cavitation, which has always been a unique solution compared to some of the flat plates or foam pads used in some other solutions.
CES 2020 - Alphacool has been well known for a while now with their AIO and custom cooling solutions all based off of the roots of full custom liquid cooling. Their Eaisbaer line is a reliable indicator of this as for all intents and purposes, an Eisbaer unit is a Pump in block unit with a cooling baseplate or even block exactly like their custom options. These same units use G1/4 standard cooling fitments along with quick disconnects to allow adding more parts to the loop.
Here we have the LED-lit acrylic front block for NVIDIA GPUs along with the placard showing that the GPU blocks are nickel-plated copper. This makes for the beautiful shiny block but also helps with the tarnishing issue where copper can discolor, making for a less sightly build. The Eiswolf Aurora units are claimed to have a newer model DC-LT pump for quiet and cool running operation.
CES 2020 - FSP showed up with several surprises at CES 2020, one being a new dual system chassis while the one we will be discussing today is its new Twins PRO power supply solution.
Here we have it, dual redundant power supplies that happen to fit into a standard ATX/PS2 form factor. This now enables users of home servers built upon standard ATX chassis to have a redundant PSU option and maximum uptime as the units can be hot-swapped while live to replace a unit should it fail.