Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 15
CES 2020 - FSP showed up with several surprises at CES 2020, one being a new dual system chassis while the one we will be discussing today is its new Twins PRO power supply solution.
Here we have it, dual redundant power supplies that happen to fit into a standard ATX/PS2 form factor. This now enables users of home servers built upon standard ATX chassis to have a redundant PSU option and maximum uptime as the units can be hot-swapped while live to replace a unit should it fail.
The Twins PRO units come in three wattages, 500 & 700W units are Gold certified, while the 900W unit is Platinum. The Twins PRO units all have flat ribbon cables for optimal cable management, which is always a plus as the ketchup and mustard cables os most redundant power supply units are less aesthetically pleasing. In reality, the FSP Twins PRO unit could be used for even a gaming workstation where uptime is critical, although it will likely carry a decent price premium over a standard ATX PSU.
CES 2020 - FSP has always been a brand we know for PSU's and also some cases scattered about on the market. While admittedly their cases have still held their own, they have never really been the ones to push the envelope until now.
The CMT710 is an insane semi open-frame design similar to what we have seen with the Cougar Conquer, Antec Torque, and, most recently, the Thermaltake AH T600 TG. But the CMT710 is so much more on top of this. The CMT710 is a double-wide chassis to allow two full liquid-cooled systems back to back.
Taking a look at the placard in their display suite, we see that the dual system setup like most has a main unit capable of up to EATX. The secondary system is relegated to ITX, which is no worries as that typically serves as an editing or streaming setup. PSU is SFX for the mini system with up to 240mm fitment for the main ATX PSU. The CMT710 can fit up to dual 360mm radiators to ensure all of your hardware stays cool. Maximum VGA length would top out at 380mm, so most any card should fit without issues.
CES 2020 - Inwin was not all custom signature series cases and RGB, they slid in a stylish and quite attractive mITX entry into their showing at CES 2020.
Meet the B1, a small and chic mITX entry made for APU usage for office PC's, HTPC, or general computing. The B1 is meant to fit in as a suitable mITX enclosure while also fitting in as a piece that can be a conversation starter or not look out of place in a stylish setting. The tempered glass is quite dark, so if you opt for non-RGB components, you would be hard-pressed to know there's a PC inside.
The B1 has an integrated 200W InWin PSU, which is likely Flex ATX form looking at the chassis form factor. The chassis does not have any expansion slots and therefore, will be relegated to APU/iGPU usage. The only I/O on the front is a single USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port and a combo 3.5mm jack, while that may seem minimal, it helps with the minimalistic design of the B1. The clean lines around the chassis are relatively unbroken except the tiny I/O.
CES 2020 - Lian Li has been on a roll optimizing chassis as you may have seen in our coverage of the Lian Li PCO11D Mini.
Lian Li has optimized one of their other recent popular entries, the Lancool II. This time they are introducing the Lancool II mesh which, as you can see, has a mesh front end and lower side doors for further enhanced airflow.
At a glance, the Lancool II mesh does not look too different from the standard Lancool II. Still, once you start looking at the ordinarily solid vented panels, you see that Lian Li wanted to enhance significantly the Lancool II's ability to breathe.
CES 2020 - Thermaltake released another chassis at CES 2020, and this one is rather extreme and mirrors a prevalent one on the market.
Welcome, View 51, and it's large open chamber design, which allows for massive liquid cooling capacity.
View 51 is claimed to support up to four 360mm radiators, in which the thickness is not defined. However, we are very interested to see if it can fit all of that hardware concurrently.
CES 2020 - InWin has had a trend of sorts, releasing awe-inspiring and many times downright strange chassis for their "signature edition" series.
CES 2020 is no different from the introduction of the Diey, which translates to "butterfly," and to say this chassis is extremely unique still feels like a massive understatement.
The Diey chassis has a stand that makes the chassis appear more like a modern art interpretation of a hanging birdcage than it does a chassis.
CES 2020 - InWin may not be new to PC hardware, they are jumping into cooling with the introduction of the new SR series AIOs.
The SR series AIOs come in both 240mm and 360mm options to fit most enthusiasts chassis.
The pump head unit is a unique design that InWin claims have dual impellers internally to help fluid evacuate heat more quickly, allowing for better overall thermal deltas. The pump head has a pulsating white LED, which will change to red if there is a pump problem or over-temperature concern.
CES 2020 - Liajn li and their PCO11 Dynamic has been an enthusiast staple for a couple of years now. The PCO11 Dynamic dare I say has become a benchmark for other manufacturers as far as what users want in a current liquid cooling chassis.
Here we see the PCO11 Dynamic Mini with the backplane for ITX and mATX in place, and this allows for maximum watercooling fitment when using an ITX board - fitting up to 3x 280mm based radiators. Moving to an mATX board and the fitment adjusts to a 280mm and a 240mm or dual 240mm radiators.
Moving to an ATX board and we see the rear now hosts 7x PCIe expansion slots, and now there is far less room in the roof. The fitment for liquid cooling also decreases slightly to fitting only two 240mm radiators as the larger motherboard and components now take up the previously available space.
CES 2020 - Thermaltake has once again proven that they will not stick to a single lane in chassis design. Releasing several new chassis at CES 2020, and there was one that caught our eye.
This is the Thermaltake AH T600 TG, and for those who are familiar with the case market, it looks like some recent releases from competitors have inspired Thermaltake. Who knows they may even be from the same OEM with customizations for each manufacturer. Thermaltake Describes the AH T600 TG as "military-inspired" and "air-force style architecture" and with the surround windows on the front, I can see what they are getting at.
The AH T600 TG is a semi open-frame design with motherboard fitment form ITX to ATX. The chassis is flanked by several tempered glass panels, all at 5mm thickness and tinted. You can fit up to two 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives, and the AH T600 TG does not come with any preinstalled fans.
Antec has just unveiled its latest P120 Crystal chassis, a new member of their Performance family of cases that continues the minimalist design of the Performance Series, but takes things -- in Antec's words "to the next level". Check out their video on the P120 Crystal:
The one thing that has me here is that Antec is saying goodbye to thumbscrews, with the P120 Crystal using an interesting slide button design on the tempered glass side panel.
You can quickly get inside of your new Antec P120 Crystal PC this way, without having to undo a couple of thumbscrews.