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Antec reveals slick new Performance P120 Crystal mid-tower case

By: Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 6 days, 2 hours ago

Antec has just unveiled its latest P120 Crystal chassis, a new member of their Performance family of cases that continues the minimalist design of the Performance Series, but takes things -- in Antec's words "to the next level". Check out their video on the P120 Crystal:

The one thing that has me here is that Antec is saying goodbye to thumbscrews, with the P120 Crystal using an interesting slide button design on the tempered glass side panel. You can quickly get inside of your new Antec P120 Crystal PC this way, without having to undo a couple of thumbscrews.

Another nice tweak is that the PSU is installed through the rear of the P120 Crystal, while there's plenty of room for upgrades and different ways you can have your PC on display. Antec's new P120 Crystal comes with 7 x horizontal expansion slots, and 3 x vertical expansion slots.

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InWin actually releases the new Alice chassis, is this the future?

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 14, 2019 @ 16:48 CDT

InWin has always been known to push the limits of what is a PC case. At Computex, they showed an admittedly strange concept in 'Alice,' and today you can buy it.

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A plastic frame, reminiscent of a laundry hamper, or a small DIY storage shelf is what I see when I first laid eyes on the Alice concept. Looking closer, you can see metal plates affixed to the plastic frame of the Alice chassis.

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Inwin offers what could be considered an infinitely customizable chassis as it can be used as an open frame test bench. With some fabric, Alice can be made to look like pretty much anything you can think of. If you or someone you know is good at sewing, I imagine you could make your own outer fabric. Ensuring this is a chassis that can genuinely be made your own without the need for paint or modding skills.

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Back in black, Noctua takes consumer feedback and goes stealth mode

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 8, 2019 @ 17:15 CDT

Noctua, known for its excellent performance and quiet cooling solutions, today announced that the Chromax series will now be joined by blacked-out coolers as well. The models receiving the blacked-out treatment are the ever-popular NH-D15, the NH-U12S, and the NH-L9i.

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Enthusiasts have long lambasted Noctua for having amazing coolers with a color choice they simply could not get behind.

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GIGABYTE launches its flagship AORUS Liquid CPU cooler series

By: Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 9, 2019 @ 22:19 CDT

GIGABYTE has just launched the first AIO liquid cooler under its AORUS gaming brand, which continues on from the work it did with the AORUS ATC800 Cooler earlier this year.

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The new AORUS AIO liquid CPU cooler series comes in three different flavors: 240mm, 280mm, and a huge 360mm option each with gorgeous RGB lighting which is customizable with AORUS ENGINE and RGB Fusion 2.0.

GIGABYTE is tapping the Asetek Gen6 Pump and AORUS-designed fans that will provide kick-ass cooling, with silence. They will have support for Intel sockets 2066, 2011, 1366, 115x and AMD sockets TR4 and AM4.

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Antec Striker open-frame chassis now available, costs $249

By: Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 3, 2019 @ 4:38 CDT

Antec's super-interesting Striker case is now available for sale, coming in at $249 the new open-frame Mini-Tower will make your gaming PC look ridiculously awesome.

It has been designed from the ground up by Antec for enthusiasts building water-cooled gaming PCs, with a super-unique form and structure the graphics card is placed at the front of the PC. This might sound strange, but wow does it look awesome.

Not only that, but we have not just high-end looks but the build quality Antec has here with the Striker is great as well. Antec is using 4mm tempered glass panels that will tease your rig to the world, with aluminum and steel structure providing high durability.

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No, CRYORIG is not dead, but the trade war may kill it

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 7, 2019 @ 12:15 CDT

The internet went abuzz a short while ago as speculation of cooling manufacturer CRYORIG shutting down. It has since been updated with more current information.

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This was the start about a month ago as US markets started to show many CRYORIG parts out of stock and a severe lack of communication from the company.

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EK offering price/performance focused starter cooling kits

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 6, 2019 @ 15:50 CDT

EK has been hard at work designing some more cost-friendly options for users looking to get their feet wet in liquid cooling. (I know, bad pun is bad)

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EK is now offering full copper-based liquid cooling kits even with RGB for those who like that sort of thing but instead of being Aluminum-based like their 'Fluid Gaming series' this is based on copper parts.

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EK releases the EK-Leak Tester, keeps your hardware dry

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 2, 2019 @ 20:04 CDT

EK Water Blocks or EKWB for short has a long history of making excellent liquid cooling gear. One thing that worries any enthusiast user is the possibility of their new liquid cooling system leaking.

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Users now have a way to test their liquid cooling loop for leaks via a unique tool EKWB has recently released.

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TEAMGROUP announces new T-FORCE CAPTAIN RGB control box

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 25, 2019 @ 21:04 CDT

TEAMGROUP today announced its new T-FORCE CAPTAIN RGB control box, designed to be an ideal all inclusive solution for your next PC's RGB needs.

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The new TEAMGROUP T-FORCE CAPTAIN RGB control box comes with a dual ARGB LED strips and an extensive array of connectivity to support multiple RGB devices. The T-FORCE CAPTAIN RGB control box will be available in August.

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FSP announces new durable Hydro G Pro 850W, 1000W PSUs

By: Derek Strickland | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 25, 2019 @ 12:24 CDT

FSP today announced its new Hydro G Pro series of power supplies, optimized with improved safety features and a more compact 150mm x 150mm x 86mm form factor for higher-end enthusiast builds.

The new FSP Hydro G Pro series PSUs are fully modular and come in 850W and 1000W configurations with 80 Gold Plus certification. The Hydro G Pros feature fluid dynamic bearing fans and a nifty built-in Eco mode for quiet operation while under load. FSP built these PSUs to last with special coating that boosts durability in harsh climates in up to 95% relative humidity (in other words they're perfect for Florida when your AC goes out).

The Hydro G Pro series retails for $169 for the 850W model, and $209 for the 1000W version. The entire series comes with a 10-year warranty.

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