Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 12
Today Antec announced the new Prime Dark Avenger PC gaming case that brings style and functionality to any build.
Antec's new mid-tower Prime Dark Avenger case is a budget-friendly $80 on Newegg, and sports a modern front panel design with a light-up ARGB strips and fan combo. A tempered glass side-panel makes it easy to show off your rig's colorful internals and makes for simple adjustments, re-seats, and tweaks.
The case has 7 expansion slots and can fit up to 4x 2.5-inch storage drives, 2x 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives, and a optical disc drive. Fan support includes space for 3x 120mm fans at the front, 3x 120mm fans on the top, and 1x 120mm fan on the rear (it comes with a 120mm Prizm ARGB fan in the front and a single 120mm fan in the back for exhaust). The Prime Dark Avenger supports GPUs in up to 400mm in length and PSUs up to 200mm, and has dust filters on the top, front, and bottom to keep your build running cleanly and smoothly.
NZXT has teamed with Blizzard on a new Overwatch-themed version of its H500 chassis, with NZXT announcing the new special edition H500 Overwatch Edition mid-tower chassis.
The company touts an all-steel construction and cable management system that will keep your gaming rig looking slick andclean, with the H Series design rocking the exclusive Overwatch black, white, and orange color combination.
NZXT provides a tempered glass panel that will let you take a peep inside of your gaming rig.
Antec has now releases its new entry-level and budget-friendly gaming chassis into the market, with the new GX202 available from leading retailers and online merchants for $44.99.
The new Antec GX202 sports s slick mesh pattern on the front which allows for plenty of air intake, with the front panel itself detachable. On the front, we have 2 x USB 3.0 ports, power, and 3.5mm audio jacks. Antec has used mostly SPCC steel with plastic on the GX202 while there's a fully transparent side window that lets you peer into your gaming case.
There's room for up to 8 storage drives which is split between 1 x 5.25-inch (people still use these?), 4 x 2.5-inch SSD drive cages and 3 x 2.5-inch SSD/3.5-inch HDD drive cages. Antec's new GX202 will support long graphics cards up to 375mm in length, while large CPU coolers up to 160mm will be fine alongside 200mm long PSUs. There's plenty of room for water cooling with a 240mm radiator supported at the front of the GX202.
Antec has announced that it has now released its Prizm Cooling Matrix fan which is something that the company is first to market with, boasting a unique single-bracket, dual-fan housing with ARGB lighting strips for $69.99.
The new Prizm Cooling Matrix cooler rolls up as a single unit with two 120mm fans where combined act as a 240mm cooler that can go onto a large 240mm radiator that is cooling your CPU. Antec has used aluminum alloys and embedded ARGB Antec logos onto each side of the Prizm Cooling Matrix, with two 11-blade fans, PWM control, and Fluid Dynamic Bearing Technology which the company says helps with its stronger ventilation and longer lifespan of the cooler.
Antec's new cooler is also fully modular which is another bonus, as well as being easy to install with its flat wire design making even the cable management of the Prizm Cooling Matrix a breeze. There's an addressable RGB LED controller included which lets you tweak colors and lightning modes, but it can also be plugged directly into your motherboard for some RGB lighting synchronization.
CES 2019 - FSP showed off the world's first water cooled 80PLUS Platinum certified PSUs, part of the HYDRO PTM+ series. There are two 80PLUS Platinum PSUs FSP showed us, one rated for 850W and the other 1200W.
Both PSUs have built in waterblocks, but also a fan so watercooling is not required for operation at their rated wattages. However, this 1200W PSU supports overclocking, which happens when you hook up the included Bitspower pump/reservoir/radiator (or add it to you existing loop). The 1200W model can output up to 1400W when using watercooling and the 850W can pump out 1000W when watercooled.
Both the PSUs support RGB LEDs, and can sync with ASUS's AURA software. Both PSUs are fully modular and the 1200W model comes with all of the cables you see in the package above. These are ribbon cables with alternating black and white individually sleeved wires. We saw a few modded rigs at the FSP suite at CES, and this green one really caught out eye.
When it comes to power supplies, things can get a bit dull at some points, but not at FSP's CES 2019 suite. We saw the huge Cannon 2Kw PSU built primarily for mining, and the 650W and 550W Dagger Pro series PSUs for small form factor builds.
The Cannon features up to 18 PCI-E power connectors (6+2 pins) and could pretty much power nine dual-8pin GPUs for mining, while still offering the ability to run two 8-pin CPU power connectors. The PSU is rated 80PLUS Gold, has a hold up time over 17ms at full load, and is fully modular.
While the old motto "go big or go home" might apply to sports, but when it comes to computers, sometimes going smaller is harder. The Dagger line currently exists with 500W/600W SFX PSUs, but that's not enough for most people. As we saw with the Cannon line, increasing wattage also increases the size of the PSU. FSP went back to the drawing board and came out with 550W and 650W Dagger pro PSUs in the same SFX form factor, capable of driving more powerful, yet smaller, high performance PCs. These two new Dagger Pro PSUs are both 80PLUS Gold rated and are fully modular.
Today Antec announced the GX202, an entry-level mid-tower case with a budget-friendly cost.
Antec's new GX202 chassis is a good for a first time build, and features two built-in 120mm fans on the front and one 120mm for exhaust, a transparent side window, and a mesh filter on the front and a dust filter on the bottom.
The case has ample clearance for components and can fit a full size GPU up to 375mm in length, and a power supply of up to 200mm in size. The GX202 can seat ATX, micro-ATX, and ITX motherboards. Antec's GX202 is now available for $43.99 on Newegg.
Antec's new P101 Silent is built specifically for PC enthusiasts who want to match quiet gaming with performance.
The P101 Silent is part of Antec's Performance One series and comes in a mid-tower form factor that features sound dampening panels on the front, side, and top panels to help cut GPU and fan noise in demanding gaming or work sessions. It can fit a full E-ATX motherboard and has enough room for a full-sized GPU up to 450mm in length, while also featuring four built-in fans for cooling (3x 120mm fans in the front and 1x 120mm fan in the back for exhaust).
Antec's latest case also sports ample room for up to 11 drives (8x 3.5" HDDs, 2x 2.5" SSDs, and 1x 5.25" disc drive) and removable front and bottom dust filters ensure easy cleaning and maintenance. The P101's nifty back door allows PSU installation from the rear for easy setup or swap-outs.
CES 2019 - Razer announces two new Tomahawk mid-tower cases built specifically for gaming--an RGB model and a stylish enthusiast chassis with interesting cooling options.
As the name implies, the Razer Tomahawk Elite is the upgraded model. Razer calls the mid-tower case "the ultimate PC chassis" and it shows: the case comes with built-in liquid cooling rig designed by the pros at EK Waterblocks in its guts to keep your high-end components nice and chilly. Two wing-style tempered glass panels that open on the sides for easy access, as well as a curious top panel that automatically lifts up for improved ventilation when internal temps get toasty. It also has an inverted ATX layout for improved placement.
The Razer Tomahawk sports a tempered glass panel for easy component access and cable management, and supports full-sized ATX motherboards with enough room to fit a large 385mm GPU. It comes with 2x 3.5-inch bays for HDDs and 2x 2.5-inch bays for SSDs, and can allocate an ATX PSU up to 220mm in length. The Tomahawk also features stylish Razer Chroma RGBs, and has ample space for cooling solutions: it can fit up to five fans with 2x 120mm/2 x 140mm fans (or 240mm/280mm Radiator) on the front, 2x 120mm fans on top, and a pre-installed 120mm exhaust fan on the back.
NZXT was the first to market with a Battlegrounds themed PC case and now the company is back with a collaboration with Bethesda for the first officially licensed Fallout case, and it looks awesome.
The upcoming NZXT H700 Nuka-Cola case features atomic flavors, battle-worn aesthetics, and a truly unique look that is being made by NZXT for a limited production for $299.99. There will only be 2000 of the H700 cases made, while there will only be 400 of the N7 covers produced. Each of the H700 Nuka-Cola cases will be uniquely numbered with an awesome limited edition plaque and even a Vault-Tec bobblehead figurine.
Inside, the H700 rocks an all-steel construction, fully-tempered glass side panel, signature PSU shroud and super-easy cable management. NZXT has made sure that watercooling users can get their systems installed quickly, with the top reversible drop-in bracket designed to handle radiators at up to 360mm. There's an integrated reservoir mounting for custom loop systems if that's more your style. There are also 4 x Aer F fans that are included, which means your Fallout-themed gaming PC will stay nice and cool.