Cases, Cooling & PSU News - Page 7
In a highly-competitive market of mid-tower cases, its easy to get lost in the vast range of products on offer. SilverStone have added to the sea of products with upcoming release of the Primera PM02 case, this mid-tower case features your typical tempered glass side panel, great connectivity and a hypnotizing front design, but doesn't stand out from the crowd.
Featuring a mesh-like front, that is both bold yet aesthetically pleasing in appearance, the Primera PM02 is available in two color options- black with red highlights, or white with black highlights. The appearance is finished off with a full-sized tempered glass panel that looks fantastic.
Sharkoon have introduced two new micro-ATX cases, the compact S1000 and S1000 Window. If you guessed that the only difference between the two models is an acrylic side window? You'd be wrong, slightly. The S1000 Window features an acrylic side window as well as a pre-installed 120mm blue LED fan on the rear of the case. The S1000 range is set to include an integrated shroud for power supplies and hard drives, creating clean and elegant look for your build.
Both case versions include a removable dust filters and pre-installed 120mm fan at the front for air intake, behind those fans is sufficient room for a 240mm radiator or if the 5.25" drive bay is removed, the S1000 can house a 280mm radiator. The front panel is home to a traditional setup that includes two USB 3.0 ports, microphone and headphone connectors. The S1000 can house a CPU cooler up to 155mm high with the S1000 Window able to house 150mm high. Both version can hold up to 400mm long graphics cards and fit 2x 2.5" SSD's and 2x 3.5" HDDs.
For all the miners out there, FSP understand your needs, and have became the first to release the FSP2000-A0AGPBI 2000-watt power supply that is dedicated to mining. The FSP2000-A0AGPBI features a few, well... more than a few, 16 sets of PCI-E 6+2 PIN slots that allow for 16 graphics cards to me powered by this single PSU.
This 80PLUS platinum certified is an industrial grade power supply that has passed high temperature and humidity tolerance, overvoltage, overcurrent and long-term operation tests to ensure this PSU can handle the harshest severe mining environments. This PSU also utilizes a unique active PFC (Power Factor Correction) circuit design with its high-load electrical components that is exceptional for high wattages applications.
EVGA have introduced their latest mid-tower case range that is designed with aesthetics and functionality in mind, introducing the DG-7 range. With the ability to include tempered glass panel for up to 3 sides, the DG-7 range offers a vast range of options and designs that create a great all-round case.
The DG-7 range is all about options, with the ability to mount your GPU vertically that can be displayed via your tempered glass panel, full RGB control thanks to the DG-7's control board that can sync up your systems RGB lighting and small additions that allow for a versatile build such as PSU shroud, built-in cable management and hidden hard drive trays. While K-Boost allows for optimum performance at the press of a button, this button allows for easy overclocking of your CPU and GPU to achieve the most out of your system.
You may have noticed I'm a big fan of the be quiet! product range, so naturally I get a bit excited when they release a new product and this is no exception. Be quiet! have announced the release of the Dark Base 700 mid-tower case, the smaller sibling of the Dark Base 900 range. The Dark Base 700 targets enthusiasts and high-end systems thanks to the use of premium materials and a versatile, modular design.
There's nothing obvious that makes the Dark Base 700 stand out from the vast range of mid-tower cases on the market, but dive deeper and you will appreciate the high-quality finish, elegant design and subtle differences that people associate with be quiet! The Dark Base 700 features 4mm tempered glass panel and 1.2mm thick aluminium and steel frame that is somewhat expected with premium cases in this day and age. There is a sleek looking lighting strip embedded down each side of the front of the case that doesn't take attention away from the rest of the design and best of all, this strip can be controlled by supported motherboards and lighting controllers. The front fascia is finished with a brushed-aluminium covered plastic panel that provide a simple, yet beautiful design.
CRYORIG is set to enter the PC case market with an innovative, and fresh design. The CRYORIG Taku PC monitor stand ITX case has been in development for over 2 years, with 1 year of the development phase with manufacturing partner and case experts, Lian Li. The Taku is a innovative hybrid design that incorporates a monitor stand with a high-end ITX form factor PC case to create an creative and unique design.
The benefits are obvious, the Taku's space-saving design allows users to place their monitor, keyboard and PC hardware in a vertical layout, perfect for users where desk space is at a premium. The CRYORIG Taku can house GPU's up to 280mm, SFX or SFX-L power supplies, ITX form factor motherboards and up to 3 HDD's (1 x 3.5" and 2 x 2.5"). The chassis is able to support monitors up to 15 kg, full-sized keyboard underneath the stand and also features a system try that is capable of sliding out for easy installation of PC components.
There are some amazing case mods that are made a few times a year, but one of the highlights of 2017 would have to be 'JUNKRAT' by Stephen Hoad of Tech Modified, with his latest construction winning the first place in the LDLC Modding competition and on show at Paris Games Week recently.
This amazing Junkrat mod was made inside of the Fractal Design Meshify C case with the Fractal Design Integra M 750W PSU. EK Water Blocks components are used throughout for everything water cooling related, while it all goes into the MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard.
Accompanying that hardware was the Core i5-7600K CPU, 32GB of G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 RAM, an MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING graphics card, and Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe 500GB SSD.
Lian Li have announced an all-new series of PC cases, the Alpha series. Lian Li are famous for their traditional, high-quality PC case designs, the Alpha series introduces Lian Li to the mainstream market by combining Lian Li's unique design elements with a traditional mono-space PC case. This is achieved with 4mm thick tempered glass panels all-round, excellent water-cooling potential and three 120mm RGB fans with an RGB strip on the front panel to really enhance the Alpha's appearance.
The Alpha 330 and 550 both feature tempered glass panels on the top, bottom and each side, with one slight exception- The Alpha 330's tempered glass panels is flush with the top of the case, while the Alpha 550 features a metal strip border. The 550 can also house a larger radiator, other than that both models are identical with 1mm SECC steel frame, magnetic dust filters, PSU shroud, ability to vertically mount GPU's, 8 PCI expansion slots, multiple chamber design, three 120mm RGB fans and a 120mm rear mounted fan (rear fan isn't RGB). Water cooling is no problem for either the Alpha 330 or 550, with both supporting up to 420mm radiator at the front of the chassis.
CORSAIR are introducing tempered glass to the Carbide Series SPEC-04 mid-tower range, with the new Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered Glass case, and it's everything you expect from CORSAIR- stylish, functionality and a great price. Featuring a huge tempered glass side panel, the SPEC-04 is more than just looks with room for five 120mm fans, room for 240mm liquid CPU cooler and able to house three 3.5" drives and two 2.5" drives.
The SPEC-04 is all about building the perfect PC, CORSAIR know this and have created the perfect blend of cooling performance with a wealth of features. A side-mounted I/O panel is hidden away from sight, but is accessible for high-speed USB 3.0 options. Running multiple GPU's in SLI or CrossFire? No problem, the SPEC-04 has ample space. These features are complimented by a tempered glass side panel that allows you to showcase your build.
Thermaltake have a new addition to the Toughpower iRGB PLUS family, with the new Toughpower iRGB PLUS Platinum Series Power Supply Unit TT Premium Edition. The fully modular PSU range offers outputs from 850W to 1200W, as well as 16.8 million-color Riing 14 RGB fan and 12 controllable single LEDs with seven lighting modes and is packed full of technology.
The Toughpower iRGB PLUS Platinum Series Power Supply Unit TT Premium Edition features innovative technology that includes DPS G Mobile APP 1.0, DPS G PC APP 3.0 and DPS G Smart Power Management Cloud 1.0, SPM is a cloud computing platform that tracks and analyzes energy consumption and is able to provide real-time feedback and alerts to your mobile devices thanks to DPS G Mobile APP 1.0- Think along the lines of IoT. DPS G PC APP 3.0 is able to provide silent and performance modes while the new Zero Fan mode to minimize the audible noise of your PC.