Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 2
Cooler Master's Sneaker X all-in-one custom PC is something that we covered a few months ago as it represented one of the company's first all-in-one desktop PCs - that, and the fact that it looks like a giant sneaker in PC form. Cooler Master partnered up with JMDF to create the design, and after taking it on the road and showcasing it at events, the Sneaker X is available for purchase starting from USD 3,499.00.
Available in two tiers, Enthusiast or Professional, a lot of what you're paying for here is the custom chassis and cooling system to support the unique size and shape - with variations depending on the region. And it's surprisingly more spacious than expected, supporting up to 3-slot GPUs.
The Sneaker X is available to pre-order via Cooler Master's CMODX platform with the 'Enthusiast' USD 3,499.00 variant featuring an Intel Core i7-13700K CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU, Z790 ITX form factor motherboard, 32GB of DRR5 memory, 2TB of storage, and Cooler Master PSU and cooling.
XPG's Battlecruiser II chassis is here and has been designed to enhance the DIY process with support for more hardware and a long list of improvements based on community feedback the company received after releasing the first BATTLECUIRSER.
The XPG BATTLECRUISER II Super Mid-Tower features four glass panels for an open look, removable and easy-to-clean magnetic dust filters, an adjustable GPU holder, and a Smart Cable Management system. And for those looking for full, in-depth RGB lighting, a version of the BATTLECRUISER II ships with the XPG PRIME BOX - a hardware and software solution for lighting and thermal control for PWM fans and RGB accessories.
The biggest change for system builders comes with the additional 65mm height, which allows for better spacing and the ability to house a 360mm radiator on top and a 420mm radiator in the front. And to celebrate the DIY aesthetic, the entire design of the BATTLECRUISER II has been revised for too-less assembly.
A full-cover monoblock for the Sony PlayStation 5 is not something that we'd thought we'd ever see, let alone one that you can buy and mod yourself. But that's exactly what you've got here, thanks to the water-cooling masters over at EK with the new EK-QuantumX CoolingStation Monoblock for PS5.
This full liquid cooling solution covers the length of the PS5's PCB, cooling "all the critical components on the front and back." A total transformation for the PlayStation 5, and with the EK-QuantumX CoolingStation Monoblock's ATX stand-offs, you can then put the water-cooled PS5 into an mATX case. This is another wild idea: cooling a console and making it look like a high-end custom gaming PC.
This means that the standard DC power connector of the PS5 is converted to dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors that will then connect to a PC power supply. So you'll need an ATX PSU and a pump and radiator.
Cooler Master has just introduced a new case, which will turn a few heads - because it's fully modular, customizable, and all about celebrating the DIY PC building experience. The Qube 500 Flatpack PC case lives up to its name; it'll arrive in pieces so you can build and customize the shape and orientation.
Although that might seem daunting, assembling a PC case from parts, Cooler Master notes that putting the Qube 500 Flatpack PC case together has been designed to be a fun experience for beginners and experienced builders. It's fully modular and compatible with E-ATX motherboards, water coolers, and the largest GPUs.
And to add an extra dose of customization, the panels are available in multiple colors to add personal flavor to your Qube 500 - including black, white, mint, pink, and cream. It's a pretty stylish-looking case, though it is quite compact as a Mid Tower chassis.
Cooler Master's new GX II Gold series of power supplies are designed for enthusiasts, power users, and PC builders with a focus on durability, efficiency, and performance. The GX II Gold 850 and GX II 750 are currently available in two fully modular models.
These new PSUs feature 80 PLUS Gold certification for 90% efficiency at typical loads and are fully loaded with an APFC half-bridge, LLC, and DC-to-DC design. They are also ATX 3.0 compatible, so the GX II Gold series features native 12VHPWR power connectors - the same used by the latest GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards.
This means no need to use adaptors to get power to the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, and the GX II Gold series comes with a custom 90-degree 12+4pin (12VHPWR) PCIe 5.0 connector with higher electrical durability, lower temperatures, and improved safety.
Some gamers just want to squeeze the absolute most out of their systems when it comes to performance, while maintaining a sleek aesthetic design, and one of the ways they can do that is to reduce the temperatures of components through liquid cooling solutions.
Alphacool is no stranger to the PC cooling industry, being one of the leading companies producing high-end cooling solutions for a variety of components. The very same goes for Allied Gaming, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-performance gaming PCs, and now both of these companies have teamed up to combine their expertise into a new custom-loop liquid cooling solution called HARDLINE.
According to a new press release by Allied Gaming, HARDLINE is aimed at gamers that want the absolute peak performance while maintaining glorious aesthetics that can only be achieved through custom liquid cooling solutions. The press release states that HARDLINE is available in Allied Gaming's M.O.A.B Gaming PC model, the company's flagship desktop PC that can come equipped with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards, along with AMD Ryzen 5000 and 7000 series processors, as well as Intel Core 12th and 13th generation CPUs.
Starting at 850W, the new NE (NeoEco) Gold M ATX 3.0 series of fully modular power supplies from Antec delivers the best for PC gamers, high-end enthusiasts, and workplaces. Because hey, if it can handle modding and overclocking at the pro gaming level, then it should be fine in a professional setting too.
Antec notes that the NE Gold M ATX 3.0 series uses high-quality Japanese capacitors for reliable stability and is 80 PLUS Gold-certified for improved efficiency. Aesthetically you can choose between white or black - with the white model arriving with a 1000W power rating and the black options available in 850W, 1000W, and 1300W ratings.
Built with ATX 3.0 capabilities and standards, and PCIe 5.0 ready, this new power supply series from Antec is tailor-made for the new GeForce RTX 40 Series of GPUs from NVIDIA, thanks to the included PCIe 5.0 12VHPWR GPU cable and connector capable of delivering 600W on a single connection.
Phanteks has announced the release of its latest AIO cooler for CPUs, the new Glacier One D30 240 and 360 - denoting the two radiator sizes. Sporting a stylish RGB-lit pump and fans, the new Glacier One D30 series adopts the latest trend of offering models in white and black variants to suit different builds.
Alongside GPUs, AIO coolers are some of the most visually prominent parts of a new PC build and are a component where looks matter - bolstered here by Phanteks' D-RGB lighting system. The new Glacier One D30 series sports the company's stylish and cutting-edge D30 fans (the naming comes from the 30mm thick frame) that feature lighting throughout the frame alongside the ability to link them together in a daisy-chain fashion to cut down on the need for multiple cables.
"One of the standout qualities of the Glacier One D30 AIO cooler is its ability to be daisy-chained and controlled through a single cable," writes Phanteks in the press release. "This innovative design eliminates cable clutter and simplifies the installation process, making it easier than ever to achieve a clean and organized build."
ENERMAX has announced that its AQUAFUSION ADV CPU AIO cooler series is now available in white and is built for 13th Gen Intel Core CPUs and AMD Ryzen too. The white 360mm model joins the line-up, so you now have black and white models with 120mm, 240mm, and 360mm sized radiators. The white edition looks slick and stylish with AQUAFUSION ADV's angular and curved design for the fans and pump head.
ENERMAX described the look of the pump head as a square-shaped "infinity mirror design" that pairs well with the square frame ENERMAXs SquA RGB ADV fans, giving off a futuristic look when the RGB lighting is doing its thing.
Supporting both AMD and Intel processors, the 360mm model is tailor-made for high-end CPUs and can cool up to 380W TDP to maximize performance. UPDATE: Since posting, ENERMAX has clarified the press release to state that the ENERMAX AQUAFUSION ADV CPU AIO cooler series is a 13th Gen Intel Core Processor Cooling Solution, with the original release stating that it was the "Officially Verified Cooling Partner for Intel 13th Gen Core CPUs."
The Phanteks Revolt Series of power supplies are expanding with new Revolt 1000W/1200W Platinum and 1600W Titanium models for enthusiasts and those who love creating a custom build. And that is because these power supplies do not ship with cables; instead, Phanteks has collaborated with CableMod to offer a cable-free power supply solution where you pick the cables you need, the right lengths, and the right look. We got our first look at these PSUs back at Computex 2023, so it's great to see that the launch is right around the corner.
CableMod's website configurator allows you to select which Revolt Series PSU you're looking at getting (or have purchased), and from there, you simply select a chassis, cable style, length, and any other customization via its simple step-by-step interface. For those looking for a simple collection of high-end CableMod cables, Phanteks offers stater sets in black and white and a complete set of cables in black.
To showcase the customization, Phanteks provided the image of its popular Phantekx Nv7 Tempered Glass chassis with one of the new power supplies and custom cables.