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GIGABYTE's upcoming AORUS WaterForce X CPU coolers will work with Intel's next-gen Alder Lake platform and its new LGA1700 socket.
Like with any other CPU socket changes you will need a new bracket or an upgrade kit for your cooler, but if you're going to buy a new cooler -- like the new AORUS WaterForce X CPU coolers -- then you'll be fine when Intel launches its new 12th Gen Core CPUs on the new LGA1700 socket later in the year.
All 3 of the AORUS WaterForce X coolers -- in 360mm, 280mm, and 240mm form will support Intel's new LGA1700 socket, with beautiful full-color 60 x 60mm LCDs. GIGABYTE already supports LGA2066, LGA2011, LGA1366, LGA115x, and AMD TR4, AM4, and sTRX4 with its AORUS WaterForce X CPU coolers, but the addition of LGA1700 is great to see this early into the game.
Intel will release its next-gen Alder Lake-S processors later this year with the new LGA1700 socket, DDR5 memory support, and so much more -- but what about your existing Noctua CPU cooler? You'll be fine.
Noctua confirmed the news on Twitter, when they were asked if Intel's new LGA1700 socket and Alder Lake-S processors would work with Noctua coolers. The company replied, tweeting that "We cannot disclose any details yet due to NDA, but we're working on it and you should definitely be able to keep using your NH-U12A via a upgrade kit!"
The new LGA1700 socket is the same width, but it is taller -- and will require some tweaks to coolers which usually come in the form of upgrade kits. Noctua is infamous for that, with the company all but confirming that their NH-U12A upgrade kit will give you the ability to use your Noctua CPU cooler (how good do the new all-black models look!) with your next-gen Intel Alder Lake-S processor.
EK developed a GPU waterblock that enables you to double the graphics power of a rackmount server without taking extra space. The sandwich waterblock cools both cards at once.
EK revealed an interesting custom water block that it developed for one of its enterprise customers. 2CRSI, a French IT company, needed a solution for its 1U rack servers that would enable it to offer twice as many GPUs in its thin server enclosure.
EK's sandwich waterblock is made of solid copper and features milled cut-outs for NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 cards on both sides of the block. The cards mount in opposing directions to expose the PCIe slots on either side of the configuration. The inlet and outlet are mounted to one end of the block to allow for connection to radiator up front in the case.
EK Water Blocks is expanding its business and getting even more serious about quality control because it's moving into the automotive industry with autonomous vehicle cooling solutions.
EK is hosting a 3-day digital event called the EK Expo this week, and the company had some surprise announcements today. Most notably, one of those announcements is not like the other. EK's business is primarily in cooling computer components-namely CPUs and GPU; however, in 2021, it is getting involved in the automotive industry.
EK revealed that it is developing a liquid cooling system for a client that is developing autonomous vehicles. The company recently hired several experts with automotive cooling backgrounds to fulfil that commitment.
iBuyPower has just unveiled its new Revolt 3 MK3 chassis, which is giving me some serious Xbox Series X console vibes. Check it out in this slick new video from iBuyPower:
The new iBuyPower Revolt 3 MK3 is an 18.34-liter small form factor PC case that shrinks things down as much as possible, and even has a handle on top. There's a ton of ventilation which is great for keeping the innards of the system cool -- anything including the upcoming Core i9-11900K and Ryzen 9 5950X processors.
It'll even house a super-fast NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, with iBuyPower including a 700W 80 Plus Gold SFX-L PSU that will handle anything you throw at it.
DeepCool has just evolved in the first few weeks of 2021, with the company announcing a rebranding for 2021 that includes a new website, a new logo, and a new "corporate brand identity".
DeepCool explained to TweakTown in an email to us: "In ushering the new year, DeepCool is proud to introduce a new brand identity that will take the company into the modern era with an updated outlook. With continued growth in the PC DIY industry, we look firmly look forward to bringing new product designs that reflect the spirit of PC hardware enthusiasts worldwide".
You can check out the newly revamped DeepCool US website here, with the new redesign to find its way to other regions in the coming weeks. We should see new products released from DeepCool throughout the year donning the new energy, feel, and logo.
Noctua is preparing to launch a passive CPU cooler in the new year. We don't know much about it yet, but @FanlessTech on Twitter released the following image and said that mass production is about to start. Noctua has not confirmed this, but the company's roadmap lines up with the claim.
The fact that Noctua is making a passive cooler isn't exactly news. The company previously showed off a prototype of its passive CPU cooler at Computex 2019. On the Computex show floor, Noctua demonstrated that its passive cooler could keep a Core i9-9900k cool under full load from Prime95.
Noctua expected to have its passive cooler on the market in the first half of 2020, but it missed that launch window, with Covid19 likely contributing to the delays. Never-the-less, it looks like Noctua is on track for an early 2021 launch. The company's roadmap shows a passive cooler on the schedule for a Q1 release.
Phanteks is entering the AIO game. The company announced its new Glacier One all-in-one liquid coolers, which are available in multiple sizes and multiple colors. It's not every day you see a white AIO cooler, but Phanteks is now offering one.
Phanteks' new Glacier One liquid coolers are available in 240mm, 280mm, and 360mm configurations. The company is not offering 120mm and 140mm variants of its AIO coolers. The new coolers include Phtanteks MP fans, which operate at 2000 to 2200 rpm and should provide near-silent airflow. Phanteks said it designed the MP fans specifically for use with radiators, and they are available separately from the Glacier One coolers.
The Phanteks Glacier One is built upon Asetek's Gen 7 AIO platform, which features a pure copper cold plate and a 3600 RPM PWM-controlled pump with ceramic bearings. Phanteks added a magnetic pump cap that includes a tempered glass "infinity mirror" top with addressable RGB lighting effects to make it look fancy.
XPG today revealed the XPG Defender Pro, an all-new E-ATX mid-tower chassis with plenty of space and cooling capacity for today's most advanced hardware.
XPG's new Defender Pro case features support for graphics cards up to 380mm in length and CPU coolers as tall as 170mm. XPG said the case also offers "optimized airflow efficiency" to keep your hardware cool.
The Devender Pro's stock configuration includes three XPG Vento 120 ARGB fans, two in the front and one at the back. The case has room for an additional four fans, for a total of seven throughout the chassis.
NZXT has issued a warning to owners of its H1 mini-tower case that they should stop using their computers and contact support. There's a flaw in the case that could cause a fire.
NZXT's H1 case got great reviews when it launched earlier this year. We gave the chassis a 96% overall rating when we looked at it in February. However, there seems to be a fatal flaw in the GPU riser card system design that could cause a severe hazard.
NZXT has identified that the screws that hold the riser PCB to the case can, in some cases, cause a short, which could cause sparks and potentially a fire. The company is taking the situation quite seriously and has paused all sales of H1 cases, including its own pre-built systems. NZXT has also communicated with its reseller network that sales of the case should be put on hold until the problem is rectified.