Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 1
EK announced that it would no longer sell its entry-level EK Fluid Gaming aluminum water cooling systems to consumers. To avoid the risk of mixing metals, all EK custom cooling components will now be copper.
EK introduced the Fluid Gaming lineup a few years ago as an entry-level line of water-cooling parts for mainstream consumers. The Fluid Gaming series featured aluminum components, which were cheaper to manufacture and allowed EK to sell kits at an attractive price point. The Fluid Gaming line worked well, but the aluminum parts meant that Fluid Gaming parts weren't compatible with the rest of EK's water cooling components.
EK said that the Fluid Gaming brand is not going away, and neither are aluminum parts. EK will continue to sell pre-built gaming PCs under the Fluid Gaming PC brand, and those systems will include aluminum Fluid Gaming components. System builders will also have the option of selling Fluid Gaming hardware in their pre-built gaming machines.
Razer has just introduced two new Tomahawk gaming cases, with the new Tomahawk A1 (ATX) for $199 and the new Tomahawk M1 (Mini-ITX) for $179. Check them both out in the video below:
Both of the new Razer Tomahawk cases have huge tempered glass doors that open from a swiveling mount at the rear, which looks great -- and speaking of looking great you have some gorgeous RGB lighting as usual.
I should note that this isn't the first Razer case, as the company teased its Tomahawk Elite at CES 2019 with gull-wing tempered glass doors -- except, the Tomahawk Elite was only a proof of concept. Fast-forward to CES 2020 and the company showed off its Tomahawk Gaming Desktop pre-built PC, but it didn't reach the market.
Today Antec announced the DP502 FLUX PC case, a mid-tower chassis that brings substantial cooling and space for just $69.99.
Antec's new DP502 FLUX PC case is the latest in the company's F-LUX line, which emphasizes temperature control. The DP502 makes good on Antec's promise with 5x 120mm built-in fans, including 3x ARGB fans in the front, 1x fan in the rear for exhaust, and one reverse fan above the PSU shroud to help cool the installed GPU. The case can also fit up to 9x 120mm fans.
The DP502 can fit full-sized GPUs including tri-fan cards, and has GPU clearance of up to 402mm in length, and up to 360mm radiators in the front ant top, with enough space for a 120mm radiator in the rear. The tempered glass panel ensures your build can shine from afar, and a built-in LED controller makes RGB fan installation a breeze. There's room for up to 7 drives; 3x 3.5-inch drives, 2x 2.5-inch drives, and room for a 5.25-inch optical disc drive.
Alphacool today launched a new product that is sure to help avid water-cooling enthusiasts. The Alphacool Leak Testing Tool enables you to pressure test your loop before filling it up to give you extra reassurance that you won't soak your expensive components when you boot up for the first time.
Alphacool designed the Leak Testing Tool to help you weed out potential problems with your water-cooling setup, such as loose end caps or a bad seal on a hard tube fitting. The last thing you want is cooling fluid all over your expensive parts.
The new Leak Testing Tool works somewhat like a bike bump. It features a hose attached to a hand pump and a pressure gauge that hooks up to a free G1/4 thread in your loop. With a few hand pumps, you can pressurize your loop to the desired level (components from different vendors will have different maximums, so check your instructions). If the pressure holds for 15 to 20 minutes, you can be reasonably confident that your system won't spring a leak when you fill it.
MSI has just announced its new MPG GF Series PSUs, which come in three models: 650W, 750W, and 850W. Each of them can all support the very latest NVIDIA graphics cards -- including the upcoming Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series cards.
This marks MSI's entrance into the power supply business, and what a time -- right as NVIDIA's about to launch its GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 graphics cards at its September 1 event.
As you can see in the above photo, MSI will be bundling in a 12-pin Micro-Fit 3.0 power adapter that will work with GeForce RTX 30 series Founders Editions cards -- which will be exclusively using the 12-pin PCIe power connector.
Corsair's new Hydro Series hardline watercooling kits include everything you need to build your first custom liquid-cooling setup. You even get the tools to help you make it.
Corsair's new XH305i RGB or XH303i RGB custom cooling kits come fully equipped with all the components required to build an extraordinary computer. Each kit includes an XC7 RGB CPU water block, which is compatible with Intel 1200 and 115x CPUs, and AMD AM4 platform CPUs. Both kits also include an XR5 360mm radiator, which should offer ample cooling for all but the most extreme overlocks.
Where the two kits differ is in the pump and fans. The XH305i RGB features a strong Xylem D5 pump with PWM control, which is well suited for large, full-size loops. The XH303i RGB's XD3 DDC pump, however, is better for setups with short tube runs as it pushes less fluid per second than D5 models. The XH305i RGB also has a more extensive 330ml reservoir than the 180ml variant included with the XH303i RGB.
Antec has just unveiled its new DF600 FLUX case, the latest member of its "FLOW LUXURY" brand of cases that have unique case designs and kick ass airflow.
Inside of Antec's new DF600 FLUX we have 5 x pre-installed 120mm fans that have been designed to improve GPU core temperature. How does it do this? It pulls additional cool air in through the intake that's found in the lower right-hand side of the case.
This is through the power supply (PSU) shroud and through into the main chamber, where all of your critical components (CPU, GPU, SSD, RAM, etc) are found. There's 3 x 120mm ARGB fans behind the front fascia of the Antec DF600 FLUX, a 1 x 120mm exhaust fan on the back of the case, and a 120mm reverse fan on top of the PSU shroud that grabs cool air into the system through the right-hand side panel vent.
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.