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No, CRYORIG is not dead, but the trade war may kill it

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

The internet went abuzz a short while ago as speculation of cooling manufacturer CRYORIG shutting down. It has since been updated with more current information.

 

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This was the start about a month ago as US markets started to show many CRYORIG parts out of stock and a severe lack of communication from the company.

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EK offering price/performance focused starter cooling kits

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

EK has been hard at work designing some more cost-friendly options for users looking to get their feet wet in liquid cooling. (I know, bad pun is bad)

 

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EK is now offering full copper-based liquid cooling kits even with RGB for those who like that sort of thing but instead of being Aluminum-based like their 'Fluid Gaming series' this is based on copper parts.

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EK releases the EK-Leak Tester, keeps your hardware dry

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 2, 2019 @ 20:04 CDT

EK Water Blocks or EKWB for short has a long history of making excellent liquid cooling gear. One thing that worries any enthusiast user is the possibility of their new liquid cooling system leaking.

 

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Users now have a way to test their liquid cooling loop for leaks via a unique tool EKWB has recently released.

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TEAMGROUP announces new T-FORCE CAPTAIN RGB control box

By: Shannon Robb | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 25, 2019 @ 21:04 CDT

TEAMGROUP today announced its new T-FORCE CAPTAIN RGB control box, designed to be an ideal all inclusive solution for your next PC's RGB needs.

 

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The new TEAMGROUP T-FORCE CAPTAIN RGB control box comes with a dual ARGB LED strips and an extensive array of connectivity to support multiple RGB devices. The T-FORCE CAPTAIN RGB control box will be available in August.

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FSP announces new durable Hydro G Pro 850W, 1000W PSUs

By: Derek Strickland | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 25, 2019 @ 12:24 CDT

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

By: Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 23, 2019 @ 11:08 CDT

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

By: Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 20, 2019 @ 9:38 CDT

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.

 

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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

By: Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2019 @ 2:30 CDT

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.

 

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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.

 

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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

By: Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2019 @ 1:30 CDT

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.

 

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One of the most glorious things on display at the Raijintek booth was a collaboration build with MonstarGear.

 

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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

By: Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2019 @ 23:17 CDT

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.

 

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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.

 

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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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