Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 11
Computex 2019 - Raijintek was a big surprise this year with the amount of time and effort the company has been putting into its products, with that effort being shown off at Computex 2019 with a great array of RGB-powered products and sleek, efficient cooling products.
One of the most glorious things on display at the Raijintek booth was a collaboration build with MonstarGear.
I mean, check this bad boy out. Every detail is perfect, and those RGB lights look amazing throughout.
Computex 2019 - Antec had a heap to show off at Computex 2019 this year, so without further ado lets dive right into some of the highlights and then I'll leave you to it to check out the photos. Some of the systems and modded PCs that Antec had on display looked out of this world in person.
First up we'll take a look at the Antec STRIKER case which is a new Mini Tower for ITX gaming PCs, with support for up to a 240mm radiator and a rather large graphics card at up to 330mm. The ITX case has an open-air design for maximum cooling, supports both ATX and SFX PSUs, includes a PCIe riser cable, and has USB Type-C 3.1 ports.
Next up is the interesting new Antec GTR case, which looks like a sports car engine and is fully open-air. It rocks an aluminum-based red color themed look with space for up to 5 fans. It takes GPUs of up to 330mm and comes in both micro-ATX and ITX for motherboard support.
Computex 2019 - Corsair, I know you're listening -- you killed it at Computex. If there was a 'favorite' cooling company, you are it. Every show you blow my mind and this year more than ever. There is a lot to go through, but we'll cover the basics of what they unveiled at the show and some nice pics in between.
Corsair unveiled its new Hydro X initiative makes building a watercooled PC easier than ever before, with it holding your hand and walking you through the entire process in a super-slick interface. Corsair walked us through it in their suite, where even for me -- an enthusiast who isn't into watercooling, want to actually build a watercooled rig because this takes so much of the work out of it.
The new Corsair Hydro X custom cooling configurator will let you tell it your PC specs (things like your CPU, GPU, the case you have) and then work out the measurements for you and start preparing what it will recommend. Not every one of their cases or their competitors' cases are supported, with Corsair saying that around 85% of their own cases, and around 40% of their competitors cases are supported.
Computex 2019 - Thermaltake is always out to impress at Computex and once again it did, but maybe with its largest show yet with an entire package of Thermaltake products for the ultimate gaming setup.
First up we have the Thermaltake Level 20 RGB BattleStation Gaming Desk which is one of the best-looking gaming desks on the market, with the height-adjustable gaming desk rocking software controllable RGB lighting effects. Oh, and the entire desk is a mouse pad so you get the best of both worlds -- a wild looking desk with a full-surface mouse pad.
It's an absolute beast coming in at 1606mm x 705mm x 4mm (L x W x H) and is a beautiful all-black gaming desk with an optimized surface for all gaming mice and sensors, not just Thermaltake products. The RGB LED strip is gorgeous, making the Level 20 RGB BattleStation Gaming Desk stand out from the rest - and would truly be the center of your gaming universe.
Computex 2019 - A little bit of personal history... between 2002-2012 I worked at a small computer store in Adelaide, South Australia (#straya represent) where I used to sell a boat-load of Zalman coolers and at the time their awesome 7.1-channel gaming headset. But between then and now, the company hasn't been as well noticed but that doesn't mean they don't have awesome products for people to take notice of.
Fast forward to this year they reached out and wanted us to check them out at Computex 2019, so off I went and I wasn't disappointed. Let's start with the impressive CNPS20X which is the world's first four-dimensional corrugated cooling fin design CPU cooler.
We're looking at some of the best air cooling on the market with its 140mm Spider fan rocking RGB lighting that syncs up to your motherboard for some great RGB lighting in your rig. There's an auto gear wrench method for super-easy installation, too. It weighs 1.3kg which is heavy, but this is for serious cooling, folks.
Computex 2019 - The stand out product that Cooler Master had at Computex 2019 this year for me would definitely have to be the surprise reveal of their first gaming desk, the Gaming Desk GD180.
Cooler Master's new Gaming Desk GD180 is a super-wide, fully-featured gaming desk that is height adjustable thanks to its dual motors, and rocks and seriously slick cable management at the back. We have dimensions of 180cm x 75cm x 62.5-125.5cm (the variable bit is because it is height adjustable, duh!).
We can expect the GD180 later this year with a price that isn't set in stone but expected to fall between $800-$900. There wasn't any RGB lighting on the model at Computex, but I've been told the final version will rock RGB goodness. This is an all-class gaming desk that will have to find a place in my office very, very soon.
Computex 2019 - Today NZXT announced a new entry to its premium H series cases, the H510 Elite.
NZXT's latest H510 Elite compact mid-tower chassis is aimed at gamers who want to merge functionality, performance and style: it features either a slick white or black paint job that're a perfect contrast for RGB builds, along with two tempered glass panels for flashy component show-offs. Like other cases in the H Series, the 510 Elite rocks an all-steel construction, front panel USB Type-C 3.1 and Gen 2 Type-C ports, a unique cable management system with rubber grommets and a routed layout to ensure no fuss or mess, and support for HUE 2 RGB lighting via NZXT software.
The H510 Elite comes with two Aer RGB 2 fans for chromatic cooling, removable brackets for easy cooling installation, built-in GPU mount that allows vertical video card layouts, and easy-to-use SSD trays for optimum swap-outs.
ASUS has just unveiled its latest member in the ROG STRIX family of AIO coolers with the new ROG STRIX LC 120 and LC 240 that both drop the OLED display to keep the costs down, where instead it features the ROG eye with RGBs.
The new ROG STRIX LC 120 and 240 series AIO coolers work on virtually all sockets including the TR4 socket for Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, but you will need a separate part for that. The normal AM4 socket is supported, as well as virtually all of Intel's mainstream CPU sockets: LGA 115x, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, and 2066. The higher-end LGA 3647 socket isn't supported, but it shouldn't be expected on a more budget-friendly AIO cooler.
The coolers use rubber tubing with braide sleeving, so even though they're cheaper ASUS isn't skimping on everything. We're looking at a copper-plated CPU block and RGB lighting effects thanks to ASUS Aura, while the 120/240mm radiators rock ROG Ryuo fans that spin betwen 800-2500RPM.
Corsair has just launched the latest member of its Carbide Series family of cases in the new Carbide 175R RGB that acts as a new entry-level mid-tower chassis that will cost just $60.
The new case has a super-slick clean line design that packs RGB cooling in the front for a bit of style, and an edge-to-edge tempered glass side panel. Not bad considering it costs $60.
There's huge room for high-end water cooling with support for multiple radiators at up to 360mm, as well as the Carbide 175R able to house a huge 6 x 120mm or 4 x 140mm cooling fans inside.
FSP was met with success in its first Hydro PTM+ 1200W PSU, a liquid cooled power supply that is now joined by a sibling coming in as the Hydro PTM+ 850W.
The new FSP liquid cooled Hydro PTM+ 850W, like its larger 1200W brother, stays silent under light loads and is passively cooled through to 425W. Inside, FSP uses an integrated Bitspower liquid cooling system that provides up to 1000W of power when it is fully stressed.
FSP uses intelligent fan control to keep the noise under control, while there's also 92% efficiency thanks to the unique cooling solution and advanced design (FSP uses DC-DC modules on their Hydro series PSUs).