Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 13
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.
GIGABYTE entered the RAM market during Computex 2018 with RGB and all, and now the company has announced its premium AORUS brand power supply units (PSUs).
The new AORUS P850W and P750W are exactly what you think they are: 850W and 750W PSUs, with 80 PLUS Gold power efficiency silent operation, with GIGABYTE throwing in modular customization and enhanced durability.
GIGABYTE taps high quality 100% Japanese capacitors on the new AORUS PSUs, with a single +12V rail, and a huge 10-year warranty depending on your region. AORUS uses black flat cables for a beautiful modular design, so that your gaming rig can not only look awesome, but it will improve thermal performance compared to having chunky thick cables hanging out everywhere.
NZXT knows its audience and customer base well, with the unveiling of their Limited Edition H700 PUBG case and now the new release of its new H700i Ninja Edition.
The new H700i Ninja Edition has the same feature set as the normal H700i, except that pro gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is featured all across this beautiful work of art. Ninja's logo is radium-etched into the tempered-glass side panel, custom pant and artwork was personally chosen by Ninja himself, with two exclusive Ninja-themed stickers included.
NZXT founder and CEO Johnny Hou explains: "What Ninja has done for PC gaming and the gaming community at large is nothing short of amazing. The H700i Ninja Edition celebrates this and is the perfect way for those who share his passion to show off their love for both Ninja and the world's most popular game".
NZXT has just unveiled their new Limited Edition H700 PUBG case, something the company teamed with PUBG Corporation and Gamers Outreach on, in order to recreate the look of the airdrop from Battlegrounds.
There will only be 2000 of the new H700 PUBG cases made, with 10% of the sales of the cases donated to Gamers Outreach, a charity that donates equipment, technology, and more to kids going through treatment in hospital.
- Stunning recreation of one of PUBG's most iconic items, the air drop supply crate
- Premium, all-steel construction
- Tempered glass side panel showcases the perfect PUBG build
- Wire management is made easy by an intuitive cable management system
- Water-cooling installation simplified for both AIO and custom loop configurations
- Ten percent of all sales donated to Gamers Outreach
Just as graphics card prices begin to settle with a nice 25% discount on Amazon from the highs of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti costing you $1600 and AMD's flagship Radeon RX Vega 64 making you burn $2100... Alphacool is here to save the day with a new 12 x GPU mining rig open air frame.
Alphacool's Mining Rig 12 open air frame case can take not just one motherboard, but two, and some mounting for serious watercooling setups. You can use 6 x 360mm radiators and mount them on the Alphacool Mining Rig 12, while two reservoirs can be placed with positioning for their respective pumps.
Alphacool takes mining rigs to the next level by making them water cooling friendly, with the company using different NexXxoS radiators, Eisbecher reservoirs, and various pumps.
Corsair hasn't had a super ridiculously high-end chassis since the Obsidian 900D which was released all the way back in 2013, before RGBs went mainstream, and now we're seeing a tease of the unannounced Obsidian 1000D chassis.
The new Corsair Obsidian 1000D is a beast, with the super-tower costing $500 and already listed early on Amazon. We should expect a beautiful style that is mixed with curved tempered glass, matte black aluminum, and RGB LEDs throughout. Inside, it's a bevy of ultimate enthusiast options.
Corsair has the front, sides, and top panels all made using curved tempered glass with aluminum inserts that allows for discrete air inlets for a bunch of fan mounts inside.