Archive for April 10th, 2020
Listan GmbH & Co. KG, owner of the be quiet! brand, is taking over the Xilence trademark entirely and founding a Xilence GmbH subsidiary. As from August 19th the new company will take care of the complete brand and all sales. “The focus of Xilence is definitely on the volume market,” says Oleg Ushkats (CEO of Listan GmbH & Co. KG). He also adds: “That is where we’re going to offer cooling and power supply products with very compelling price-performance ratios.” Since Xilence and be quiet! products share the same product categories, target markets and products will be strictly separated. While be quiet! continues to address the premium market, Xilence products emphasize attractive prices and so cater for the volume market. Through its acquisition by Listan, Xilence will obviously profit from synergy effects. Due to the long experience of be quiet! in planning and constructing power supplies and coolers, the team has excellent supplier contacts, which Xilence will benefit from in addition to its own. The established be quiet! quality control processes (for example incoming and outgoing quality control) will adapted as well. By merging the logistics costs are also reduced and passed on as price advantage to customers. The newly founded Xilence GmbH is located in Hildesheim and will be headed by two General Managers Michael Albes and Andreas Groneberg. Their sales strategy will primarily target distributors to get products into the market. If you...
EVGA is hitting the PSU market and the competition hard with their latest PSU offerings. The new SuperNOVA G2 1300 W delivers exceptionally good performance at a very nice price, which actually has the unit compete with its 1000 W capacity sibling since the price difference is minimal. Full Review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/SuperNOVA_G2_1300/
Enermax has added a new case to their already impressive line-up. The Coenus is a mid-tower case that comes in either black or gunmetal grey. This mid-tower case supports high end GPU's with seven expansion slots for two or three way SLI/CF depending on the size of your cards. We had no problem fitting in two GTX 680's as you will see later in this review. The Coenus can fit up to seven 3.5" devices depending on the configuration you choose. The Coenus sports a large smoke-colored window, which is raised outward for those using taller heatsinks. This version of the case includes one 120mm Red LED fan and one rear 120mm exhaust fan. With mid-tower cases we frequently worry about cable management... fitting larger PSU's and a few other things can sometimes be difficult in a mid-tower. Let's see if Enermax has come up with a winner by avoiding this issue.