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FSP announces new durable Hydro G Pro 850W, 1000W PSUs
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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Corsair rumored to acquire custom system builder Origin PC
Corsair has been making big inroads into the hearts and souls of PC gamers across the world for years now, extending into new markets every year and acquiring companies along the way.
Elgato was a recent one, and now rumors are swirling that Corsair is going to acquire custom system builder Origin PC. The rumor is coming from our friends at eTeknix, who said "Corsair is acquiring system builder Origin PC in the US, according to several sources that have informed us earlier today".
Once Corsair has acquired Origin PC it could see its hardware and product stack, including game streaming and product lines from Elgato, rolled into systems across the US. Origin PC also recently showed off its Big O PC which combined an Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and gaming PC all into one. The PC packed a bunch of Corsair goods, but imagine a future where Corsair actually owns Origin PC.
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FSP intro new SFX DAGGER PRO 650W and 550W PSUs
FSP has just unveiled two new members of its new PSU brand DAGGER PRO SFX, with the new SFX-sized PSUs coming in the new DAGGER PRO 550W and DAGGER PRO 650W models.
Both units are an improved version of FSP's current DAGGER line of PSUs, whereas we have advancements made in most areas including efficiency, design, and connectivity. We have a semi-passively cooled PSU with a single 92mm fan keeping it cool and a fully modular design with ribbon cables in the SFX form factor with 550W or 650W at your finger tips. But don't worry, FSP includes an SFX to ATX bracket in case you upgrade your rig in the future.
FSP's new DAGGER PRO SFX PSUs are fully SFX12V V3.3 standard compliant, with a powerful single +12V rail design that will ensure you get maximum performance to all of your components. There's 80 Plus Gold rating in both models, and with their semi-fanless design we're looking at a single 92mm fan keeping it all cool, which is impressive for such a small PSU.
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FSP had some of the best modded PCs of Computex 2019
Computex 2019 - FSP had what I thought were two of the best modded PCs on show at Computex 2019, in amongst a bunch of PSUs that the company is better known for.
Just look at this, it's utterly gorgeous. The modded PC is split into two: the PC below with its Dagger Pro PSU and Bitspower watercooling products, while the top layer is a place of Zen. The attention to detail is beautiful.
See what I mean? The touches on the tiles on the roof or the trees and grass and even individual steps.
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Raijintek goes all out with new RGB-infused cooling products
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.
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Antec amp up its game: new cases, cooling, and slick mods
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.
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Corsair changes the entire cooling game at Computex 2019
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.
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Thermaltake takes EVERYTHING to the next level at Computex
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.
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Zalman shows off its array of cooling products at Computex
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.
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Cooler Master steps into the gaming desk market at Computex
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.
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