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Sharkoon release their new AM5 Series PC cases

By Shaun Grimley | Oct 30, 2017 07:34 am CDT

Sharkoon have introduced their new mid-tower AM5 case series, featuring the Sharkoon AM5 Silence for users who require excellent noise cancelling qualities from their PC case and the AM5 Window that features an acrylic side panel. Both these models feature a painted front panel with a mirror finish with 4 colors available to suit your preference.

The AM5 Silence features two pre-installed 140mm fans in the front with numerous air vents to allow for efficient cooling. Pre-installed damping mats are able to reduce operating noise to almost whisper quiet, making you ponder if your PC is actually on.

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The AM5 Window showcases an acrylic side panel and only one pre-installed 140mm fan at the front, but pre-drilled holes allow for more fans to be installed. The AM5 Windows also sees an additional 120mm rear LED fan pre-installed that matches the selected front panel color scheme. Both models are virtually identical and are capable of water cooling with room for up to 360mm radiator up front. A CPU cooler with a maximum height of up to 167mm can installed with room for up to 400mm graphics card. Up to two 3.5" hard drives can be installed within the HDD removable HDD cage and two 2.5" HDD/SSDs to be installed behind the motherboard tray.

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EKWB release new RGB combo unit and two RGB reservoirs

By Shaun Grimley | Oct 25, 2017 08:26 am CDT

EKWB have announced three new products, all heavily focused at performance with RGB integration. The EK-XRES Revo combo unit and two EK-RES X3 reservoirs, all three products will get any water cooling enthusiast excited with gorgeous RGB lighting and exceptional performance that you expect from EKWB products. All three products are equipped with 4-pin RGB LED strips and are compatible with mainstream motherboards and RGB controllers for seamless integration.

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The EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM is a high-performance aftermarket pump top (volute) is integrated with the 140mm reservoir for Xylem D5 series water pumps. This top offers up to 15% increased hydraulic performance when compared to stock solutions.

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EKWB release RGB monoblock for ASUS X399 motherboards

By Shaun Grimley | Oct 20, 2017 07:31 am CDT

EK Water Blocks have announced the world's first TR4 based RGB monoblock for several ASUS X399 motherboards, the EK-FB ASUS ROG ZE RGB. Featuring a RGB LED strip, this monoblock utilizes award-winning EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine to ensure best possible CPU cooling for your X399 motherboard.

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Compatible with ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme, ASUS PRIME X399-A and SUS ROG Strix X399-E Gaming motherboards, the EK-FB ASUS ROG ZE RGB Monoblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality acrylic glass. This monoblock directly cools your AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor as well as your MOSFET module to provide incredible cooling properties for high and stable overclocks. Thanks to a redesigned cold plate, the X399 monoblock is able to provide improved contact with the entire Ryzen Threadripper processor IHS to enable superior heat transfer.

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Cooler Master introduces MasterWatt power supply series

By Shaun Grimley | Oct 20, 2017 06:27 am CDT

Cooler Master have decided to celebrate their 25th anniversary by expanding their 80PLUS Bronze certified MasterWatt range. These new power supplies offer an improved modular design, enhanced cables, and an innovative semi-fanless system.

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The MasterWatt range is symbolic for delivering impressive performance while maintaining cost efficiency. These PSU feature a quiet Silencio model fan that has established a reputation for noise reduction thanks to its swept fan blades and LBD bearings. Improved components allow the MatterWatt range to operate without a fan for up to 15% of rated output wattage. Cooler Master have also revised all the cables to accommodate larger cases, this has resulted in improved cable management and cables are 14% longer than previous generations.

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NZXT introduce the GRID+ V3 fan controller

By Shaun Grimley | Oct 18, 2017 07:50 am CDT

NZXT have added the latest addition to their GRID+ family, the GRID+ V3 is the perfect balance between technology and cooling that provides a smart solution for advanced digital fan control.

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"Finding the right mix between cooling and noise reduction can be complex and time-consuming, even for experienced builders. GRID+ V3 provides a smart solution for advanced digital fan control using our intuitive CAM dashboard. We're also introducing Adaptive Noise Reduction, allowing you to reduce fan noise up to 40%. With GRID+ V3, you won't have to choose between silence and cooling-you'll get the perfect balance of both." says Johnny Hou, NZXT's founder, and CEO.

The GRID+ V3 monitors fan noise levels, CPU and GPU load, and system temperature that is utilized by CAM. CAM software is them able provide the optimal thermal profile with the lowest possible fan noise to provide cooling efficiency without excessive noise. Supporting up to 6 separate channels, GRID+ V3 will automatically detect 3-pin and 4-pin connected fans, allowing for effortless installation. Physically, the GRID+ V3 features a slim profile, measuring only 15mm in height and includes a magnetic backing for easy installation, even behind most motherboard trays.

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NZXT announce their all-new H Series cases

By Shaun Grimley | Oct 18, 2017 05:55 am CDT

NZXT have announced their all-new H Series PC cases, available in three variants- H700i, H400i and H200i, the H Series allows NZXT to showcase their new approach to modern PC building that incorporates NZXT latest technology and quality.

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"We designed the H Series as a new approach to PC building. We want to make creating extraordinary PCs achievable and fun for everyone. PC builders should be able to benefit from the same features and design across different form factors. That's why all three cases in the H Series share the core smart features, modern design, and beautiful craftsmanship that are our vision for modern PC building," says Johnny Hou, NZXT's founder, and CEO.

The H700i a mid-tower ATX case, the H400i is a mATX case and the H200i is a compact ITX case. All models include an elegant tempered glass panel, Premium all-steel construction and available in four color combinations- Matte Black/Black, Matte While/Black, Matte Black/Red and Matte Black/Blue. The PSU shroud hides a quick-release 2.5" SSD while The H Series also supports additional 2.5" behind the motherboard tray and mounting for traditional 3.5" drives.

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Thermaltake's new Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum PSU

By Shaun Grimley | Oct 13, 2017 03:21 am CDT

Thermaltake have announced the release of their new Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum series power supply range, the latest addition to their power supply family features a 256-color Riing 14 RGB fan that is capable of 5 lighting modes and even features built-in memory function to remember your previous lighting settings.

The fully modular designed power supply is available in 850W, 1050W and 1200W outputs and is 80PLUS platinum certified. Thanks to the PCB layout with PFC and LLC integrated circuits, the Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum series is able to efficiently reduce ripple noise and provide improved voltage rail control.

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Backed with Thermaltake's 10-year warranty, the Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum series power supply range is an excellent choice for users who demand superior performance and quality, but also want to express themselves with RGB lighting.

Corsair's new RGB fans will act like RGB LED strips

By Anthony Garreffa | Oct 11, 2017 09:33 pm CDT

Corsair is the king of so much of the PC hardware business, but now the company is about to release their new RGB fans that look absolutely delicious. The new HD RGB fans act like RGB strips, giving you the ultimate RGB LED set up in your gaming PC.

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Corsair will be selling the fans separately, or in 2-pack and 3-pack sets (120mm and 140mm), while the kits will include the Corsair Lighting Node Pro, which is required if you want to control the fans through Corsair Link.

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Corsair is said to launch their new HD RGB fans on November 29, with pricing of around $50 for one 140mm LL140 RGB fan, while a 3-pack kit will cost somewhere around $100.

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EKWB releases two new slim radiators in 140/280mm

By Anthony Garreffa | Oct 10, 2017 02:18 am CDT

EK Water Blocks has just announced they've released two new slim radiators, with the CoolStream Slim 140mm and 280mm radiators ready for a new breed of watercooled gaming rigs.

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The new EK-CoolStream SE 140 and EK-CoolStream SE 280 will allow EKWB to fill gaps in their product stack between the high-performance and larger radiators, with the new slimmed down models for smaller/trickier to build PCs. There are plenty of case manufacturers moving towards the 140mm fan form factor, so EK is staying ahead of the curve with the new CoolStream Slim products.

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EK's new CoolStream Slim radiators are exactly 140/280mm in width, so they will fit perfectly into a 140mm fan spot in your case. The new radiators continue the slick EK-CoolStream design, with a black/silver style that looks slick as hell. The square housing has been evenly coated with black matte paint, while the fins feature a super thin layer of black coating for a super-clean look.

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  • Copper fins
  • 90% copper tubing (H90)
  • Brass chambers
  • Aluminum/Steel housing
  • FPI: 22
  • Port threads: 2x G1/4"
  • Fan compatibility: any standard size 140x140x25mm fan
  • Fan mount thread type: UNC 6-32 thread tapping

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EK Water Blocks has new terminals for multi-GPU setups

By Anthony Garreffa | Oct 9, 2017 12:33 am CDT

EK Water Blocks continues to forge forward as the world leader in high-end liquid cooling products for the PC, with their latest release in new terminals for multiple Full-Cover GPU water blocks.

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EKWB's new design is more minimalistic than previous units, with the terminal featuring an engraved EK logo... and that's it. EK has redesigned the X-series terminals in the form of connectivity, with all of the ports being flush with the body of the terminal. This means that there's no more recessed ports, so there's no need to buy more extender fittings.

The new X-series terminals do everything their predecessor did, but were redesigned with some of the quirks ironed out. The design is more streamlined with the single EK logo, with options for Parallel or Serial terminals for connecting up your EKWB Full-Cover GPU waterblock with the new Terminal X-series. EK has used X-number labeling as a way to work out which GPU waterblocks that are a certain terminal can connect. EK-FC Terminal X2 S can connect up two GPU watrerblocks, in Serieal configuration for example.

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