Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 12
Computex 2017 - Thermaltake today revealed its full-towered chassis with stylish tempered glass and innovative features.
Thermaltake's new View 71 TG Edition full-tower chassis is enclosed with 5mm-thick tempered glass on four sides to show off your rig, and also comes with everything you'd expect from a PC case: seven tool-free drive bays and modular drive racks to ensure adequate storage and ample room for liquid cooling solutions, magnetic fan filters and dust filters to ensure your rig stays nice and dust-free, and two built-in 140mm Riing Blue LED fans for cooling components.
The View 71 TB Edition can fit a complete full-tower build that supports up to 3x 140mm liquid cooling radiators or 3x 140mm front-facing case fans as well as 2x 120mm bottom-mounted fans, and can fit video cards up to 410mm in size.
For more information please check the official press release.
Computex 2017 - Intel has just unveiled its next-gen HEDT processors and X299 platform, as well as their new Liquid Cooling TS13X product, a new high-performance thermal solution for enthusiasts.
Intel's new AIO liquid cooler will work with LGA 2011/1366/115x processors, with its fan spinning between 800RPM and 2200RPM, and features a beautiful blue LED.
The upcoming Liquid Cooling TS13X is expected to retail for $80-$100, which is not too damn bad at all. But is it worth buying over a competing Corsair AIO liquid cooler for example? Let us know in the comments below.
Bitspower is teaming with FSP to show off a watercooled modular PSU, something they're calling the Hydro PTM+, which is the world's first mass-produced liquid cooled PSU with 80 Plus Platinum certification.
The upcoming Hydro PTM+ is a 1200W unit when aircooled, but is capable of 1400W when the liquid cooling is set up. If the PSU load is less than 50% the fans will stop spinning, so unless you're pushing 1200W of continuous use, the watercooled side of things is kinda useless. In order to draw 1200W+ you're going to need to be doing some seriously hardcore... something... with your PC. Even multi-GPU rigs with GTX 1080 Ti or TITAN X in SLI would use much less than 1000W, let alone over 1200W to warrant the liquid cooling push to 1400W.
Still it's an impressive feat to see a watercooled PSU, even if it's just one of those 'just cos' things.
In Win has announced its new 301 mini tower PC chassis. The company pointed out that the case is gaming and performance-orientated for smaller form factor builds.
The case follows the design elements of the recently launched 303 model, such as the toolless tempered glass side panel, use of 1.2mm SECC steel, hexagonal ventilation and two-tone front panel layout.
Its front panel I/O has two USB 3.0 Type-A, and 3.5mm stereo headphone and microphone jacks, which are backlit. The 301 has support for one 2.5/3.5-inch bay, plus two more 2.5-inch SSDs and four PCI expansion slots to match Micro-ATX motherboards. Mini-ITX motherboard mounting support is also included. Like the 303, the PSU sits at the top and is housed within its own chambered area to keep cables out of view.
In Win has just unveiled its new X-Frame 2.0 chassis, built from the ground up for professional tests (like me, and now I want 3 of them) - as it can be setup in a horizontal position for much easier swapping in and out of components, especially graphics card testing.
X-Frame 2.0 features a detachable, rotating stand that allows the test rig to be positioned at every 15 degrees through an easy-to-use specialized clip release.
This feature alone will save people hours of time across lots of testing, with In Win making the structure of the X-Frame 2.0 with sandcasting and a CNC machine that cut 4mm of aluminum.
InWin then anodizes it to provide what it calls a "strong finish", with the handles being 8mm thick - so they'll support heavier, bulkier hardware and multi-GPU rigs.
Cooler Master's Case Mod World Series 2017 competition just kicked off this month, and it's already drawing in tons of participants with impressive builds.
I've always been amazed by the creativity and skill that the maker community brings out, and PC modding is just as mesmerizing. Some of these builds are absolutely amazing, and Cooler Master's latest Case Mod World Series has attracted some of the world's best modders.
"In the first month of the competition we had more than 50 participants register. About two thirds of those are Tower, but there's a decent and still growing number of Scratch entries as well," Cooler Master announced. "Competitors hail from all over the world representing 36 different countries from every continent except Antarctica. There's still time to round out that last one if anyone wants to mod a PC in sub-freezing temperatures."
I've just written an article teasing the performance of AMD's upcoming R7 1700X processor, offering some great performance for $389 - but what about the coolers that AMD will have on offer?
Well, we're finally seeing a tease of the High Performance (Wraith cooler), the 95W TDP cooler, and the lower-end 65W TDP cooler. These coolers should hopefully be sold separately, allowing AMD to offer the Ryzen CPUs at a cheaper price point thanks to not including the cooler in the retail box.
RTG boss Raja Koduri was spotted in a photo laying down in front of a new Ryzen PC - ogling over the new CPU cooler, and now we know why.
Corsair is getting into the PC building business with its upcoming 'Corsair One' gaming PC which looks ridiculously awesome.
The new Corsair One PC has been designed with the best parts on the market, and an eye for perfection, with the company making the Corsair One from the ground up to "power anything and everything you love to do".
We should expect Corsair to unleash its new One PC very soon, and now I want one on my desk to join my 2560x1440 165Hz and 3440x1440 100Hz gaming displays. Gushing here, Corsair.
CES 2017 - PC cases are all about utility, of course, but it always helps to have some eye-catching style in a rig (and we're not talking about just adding tons of glowing RGBs to every component). That's where Deepcool's latest Quadstellar chassis comes into play.
The Deepcool Quadstellar is an upgrade to the company's Tristellar ITX case, and features a whole extra cell to house more components. The chassis puts that extra space to good use, featuring a full ATX motherboard and room for four dual-slot video cards. You can also pack in up to nine 3.5-inch HDDs, or twelve 2.5 HDDs along with a cooling solution.
But what about cooling? You'd think case's design--which resembles a Portal cube or even IGN's official symbol--would constrain your cooling setup. Never fear: the Quadstellar can sport a radiator up to 360mm in length at the front, and a 240mm radiator at the bottom. The front intake also opens up automatically once the internal case temps hit a certain threshold, thereby pulling in fresh cool air.
The View 31 TG Series cases are built for performance gamers, featuring ample room for AIO liquid cooling setups and optimum cooling with tons of fan options. Both cases are specifically built for dual GPU placement, and even supports vertical video card placement with dual PCIe slots, as well as an optional GPU bracket to prevent sagging on longer cards. Dual 4mm tempered glass panels turn your gaming rig into a spectacle, especially if you opt for colorful coolants.
Both models have ample space for solutions to cool high-end builds, with lots of custom fan size flexibility. As far as radiator space goes, the cases can fit radiators up to 360mm in length in the front and top. The View 31 TG comes with two pre-installed 140mm Riing 14 LED fans, whereas the View 31 TG RGB rocks three 140mm Riing 14 RGB fans.
Check below for a fan and radiator compatibility schematic, as well as specifications for each case.