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HSPC XL-ATX Top Deck Tech Station Review

Introduction If you swap out computer parts as much as I do, you learn to appreciate a tech station. The convenience of an open air test bench is brilliant. Highspeed PC is the true original of PC workbenches and for over a decade, they have been giving hardcore geeks easy access to their hardware. I will be building a XL-ATX Top Deck Station and showing how beneficial an open air test bench can be. The XL series is the best all-around PC test bench Highspeed PC offers and is highly customizable. Lets take a closer look at these claims, and see how an open air test bench can benefit you. The XL tech station features: The Top Deck brings the motherboard to the top level for easy access. 10 Add-in card expansion slots! Perfect for your 4-Way SLI/Crossfire motherboard. Neoprene on the lower deck makes for a great removable static-free work mat and non-slip storage for your optical drives, PSU, etc. Convenient, easy access storage of hard drives in a slide-in rail system under the upper deck. Choose between 3.5″ or 2.5″ HDD during assembly. Swap anytime! Or add a second set of Drive Rails in the options above. Each set holds either two 3.5″ or three 2.5″ drives. 120mm cooling fan pushes air over both motherboard and hard drives, while two more are dedicated to video card cooling. Add-in card support brace keeps cards firmly planted. 10 Nylon thumbscrews included. Rubberized feet, and solid heavy duty bench materials keep the bench right where you want...



FSP Introduces 700W PS2 Redundant Power Supply with 80 Plus Gold Efficiency

FSP Introduces 700W PS2 Redundant Power Supply with 80 Plus Gold Efficiency Achieves Highest Power Density of Any PS2 Redundant Power Supply June 23, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – FSP, the performance power specialist, is pleased to announce its new FSP700-70RGHBE1 PS2 redundant Power Supply. The FSP700-70RGHBE1 joins the FSP500-70RGHBB1 as the latest server-grade power supply from FSP. This time, two highly reliable 700W power supplies are offered, achieving 22.4W/in3 (watt per cubic inch,) the highest power density currently available in a standard PS2 redundant form factor. The two fully redundant, modular power supplies operate at 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and no specialized bracket is needed for installation. It is the first PS2 redundant which fits 80% of ATX chassis on the market without needing a special bracket. It’s compliant with both desktop ATX 12V and server EPS12V standards, suitable for many industrial PCs, and also compatible with rackmount server chassis 3U and above. It offers reliable, 24-hr performance at temperatures up to 50°C. 80 Plus Gold Efficiency in a Server-class Power Supply The FSP700-70RGHBE1 is a 80 Plus Gold certified switching mode power supply which uses active power factor correction and DC to DC convertors to provide stable, efficient power with low ripple and noise. It offers peak efficiency of 90% even when running at 50% load, saving significant operating costs. As a more efficient power supply, it lowers both electricity and cooling c...



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ROSEWILL Shows Cullinan Case and Tokamak PSUs at Computex

I will always have a special place in my heart for budget friendly hardware. No matter how long I’ve been at this, I always seem to be the most excited for the component that hits the price/performance sweet spot. In that regard, ROSEWILL has impressed me on numerous occasions with such releases that maintain a very good quality as well. While scanning Twitter, I saw a glimpse of a case that I thought was a new design and after a quick email, my suspicions were confirmed. The Cullinan is a new mid-tower design that features a slick tempered glass finish on the side and front panels. In one shot, the LED lighting looks like something out of Star Trek. The case has an extremely elegant look to it while also being able to support an impressive amount of liquid cooling components. I can’t wait for more details on that, as well as some new Titanium rated PSUs (Tokamak) and a new RGB mechanical keyboard. Below is the full press release so you can catch up on a few more details. Rosewill to debut new gaming, PC components and home product series at Computex 2016 Press release [Wednesday 1 June 2016] Rosewill, a leading manufacturer of PC gaming gear, PC components and consumer electronics, has selected Computex 2016 to unveil the latest additions to the company’s expanding product lines, and will also introduce the company’s new gaming series logo, Rosewill Gaming. Rosewill’s products will be on display at the annual event held from May 31 – Ju...



BitFenix at Computex 2016

In the ever evolving computer industry, new product designs are vital to cater the rapidly growing hardware demand. This year at Computex 2016, BitFenix is ready to introduce you to the newest line up of products that will quench your thirst for unique chassis. At BitFenix, we are strong believers of quality over quantity. This is why all of our new chassis use high quality glass and many aluminum parts. This year our designers have stepped out of the box to bring you a wide range of products that will make your system look unique and premium. To bring amazing products to you during this Computex, BitFenix has partnered with Avexir, Caseking, CLX, EKWB, MSI and noblechairs. Our partners will introduce their latest products and give you a chance to win some of those amazing products.   Aurora Inspired by the northern lights, BitFenix Aurora combines elegance with performance. Smoked glass on either sides let you showcase all the hardware and modding. Included with the Aurora is a RGB SSD shield which will light up your SSD in any color you want. This high end chassis supports a wide range of hardware from budget components to high end water cooled eATX hardware. This semi modular ATX chassis also features tool free HDD and SSD mechanism to help you easily organize the hardware to your pleasing.   Prodigy Cape The newest member to our prodigy line up is the new Prodigy Cape, which extends the hardware capabilities of prodigy line up to eATX water cooled systems. Manufactur...



Lian Li’s Two-faced PC-O9: Two Different Chassis Linked as One

Lian Li’s Two-faced PC-O9: Two Different Chassis Linked as One Latest PC Case Fits Powerful AIO/DIY Water Cooling and Highlights Attractive Components May 11, 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC -O9 chassis, the latest in its esteemed O-series open-air chassis. This new mid tower case features a distinctive dual-compartment design: one side uses all aluminum panels, the other is wreathed in beautiful tempered glass. Two Faces, Glass and Aluminum The PC-O9 is split into two sections for optimized cooling, organization, and style – it’s like two different cases fused together as conjoined twins. Similar to the PC-O8, the primary compartment uses two large tempered glass panels spanning the sides of the case to showcase the motherboard, VGA cards, and overall flashiest components. The secondary compartment houses the PSU and drive rack in a windowless aluminum exposure. Both compartments are separated by a band running down the middle of the chassis, which contains the inputs and power button. No other case lets builders isolate different components into organized compartments to this degree. Lian Li’s Best Chassis for Water Cooling The PC-O9 has the most flexible cooling layout in its series. It includes five 120mm fans – two exhaust fans behind the drive cage and three intake fans mounted between the compartments. The top panel in the glass compartment has three additional 120mm fan mounts; both top and bottom panels include r...



Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic Titanium Green and Anthracite Grey New Color Release

Enthoo Pro M Walnut, California, May 10th, 2016 – Phanteks today introduced the new Titanium Green and Anthracite Gray Enthoo Pro M Acyrlic Edition. The new color will be available for immediate release. The PRO M Acryclic Window Edition has a full acrylic window, front and top brushed aluminum look panels, and the innovative radiator bracket. The I/O port now resides on the side of the front panel creating a simple but elegant design without the cost. The PRO M Acrylic Window Edition will feature a large interior to support full ATX. A innovative top radiator bracket to allow easy installation of the radiator and/or fans like the Enthoo EVOLV ATX and the EVOLV ITX. The PRO M Acrylic Window Edition comes with the all new HDD mounting system that can support multiple storage with the optional HDD bracket (PH-HDDKT_02). TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS   The Enthoo PRO M focuses on delivering great design without compromising price. Water-cooling builds will be a simple task with the help of our innovative radiator bracket and pump mounting locations. Whether you are a system builder or water-cooling enthusiast, the PRO M will give you unlimited possibilities. APPEARANCE Brushed aluminum look HIGH AIRFLOW CABLE MANAGEMENT FEATURES WATERCOOLING READY ACCESSORIES PRICING AND AVAILABILITY AVAILABLE AT MOST LOCAL RETAILERS IN MAY 2016 THE RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE PH-ES515PA_TG – $89.99 PH-ES515PA_AG - $89.99 WARRANTY 5 Years Limited Warranty



FSP Announces 80PLUS Gold Certified Hydro X Power Supply Series

FSP Announces 80PLUS Gold Certified Hydro X Power Supply Series Low Standby Power Usage, Dynamic Cooling, and DC-DC Design for High Efficiency and Reliability 10th May, 2016 – Taipei, Taiwan – FSP, the performance power specialist, announces the release of its Hydro X Series 80PLUS Gold certified power supplies. These ATX PSUs use premium components and Japanese-made electrolytic capacitors made to exacting standards in order to provide users excellent cooling performance at high efficiency with minimum noise.   Efficient, Reliable DC-DC Module Design Both +3.3V and +5V modules use a custom DC-DC design with solid capacitors for efficiency, voltage stability, and high system compatibility. This design is also optimized for the latest power-saving 6th Generation Intel Skylake processors. Tight Voltage Regulation and Smart Cooling A bespoke variable resistor (VR) design better controls the balance point of the +12V rail for tight regulation. Hydro X series PSUs ensure the output voltage is regulated within 1% under any load change. A thermometer monitors the internal temperature and automatically adjusts the speed of the 120mm double ball bearing fan to provide optimal cooling. Eco-Minion Controller Reduces Standby Power Consumption Computers spend most of their time sleeping. When a PC is in sleep or idle modes, most of its functions are powered by the +5Vsb rail. The Hydro X series includes an Eco-Minion Controller that enhances the overall performance of this rail. G...



CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker, Case Compatibility Made Simple

 CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker, Case Compatibility Made Simple 11.05.2016 Taipei, Taiwan – PC Thermal solutions expert CRYORIG is releasing the second Origami based compatibility checker. Following the industry acclaimed CRYORIG Origami Tester that was initially released in 2014 for testing mainboard and component compatibility with CRYORIG products, CRYORIG has pushed the limits of paper folding innovation again with the CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker! The CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker is a simple to build tool to help PC builders measure their case’s CPU Cooler Tolerance Height, as there are still many case manufacturers who for some reason choose to omit this in their product page. Without this critical information, PC builders are left in the dark regarding wither or not a certain cooler will fit their case or not. The CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker is easy to make and only takes a few clicks to download and assemble. On the CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker you’ll find a ruler and set height markers that tell you directly which models can fit your case. What’s more! There will also be height markers for popular coolers from be quiet! Coolermaster, Noctua and more! If there is any request for additional height markers for other models and brands just write in to support@cryorig.com and CRYORIG will add them to the list. ********************************************** CRYORIG Origami Case Depth Checker – Product Page ********************...



Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition Launch

Walnut, California, April 29th, 2016 – Phanteks today announced the new Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition which features full tempered glass panels and Phanteks RGB LED lighting controls. The Evolv ATX Tempered Glass with come in three colors – Satin Black, Galaxy Silver and Anthracite Grey. Designed based on the EVOLV line, the Enthoo EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition combines sandblasted aluminum with tempered glass panels. System builders and watercooling enthusiasts can now present their build with a premium touch. The EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition is equipped with innovative features, amazing (water)cooling potential, and RGB illumination. The new Evolv ATX Tempered Glass now supports 10 colors RGB LED lighting with illumination effects that includes static, breathing and color cycle. You can also upgrade the lighting with Phanteks’ PH-LEDKT_M1/M2 and create your own personal color schemes. The Evolv ATX Tempered Glass will come equipped with 3x Phanteks PH-F140SP fans, 2x SSD brackets, 3x 3.5” modular HDD brackets, retractable radiator bracket, and removable dust filters. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS PRICING AND AVAILABILITY AVAILABLE AT MOST LOCAL RETAILERS IN APRIL 2016 THE RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE PH-ES515ETG – $189.99 WARRANTY 5 Years Limited Warranty



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PHANTEKS’ Power Combo has more Ramifications than you’re Realizing!

“Dual sockets, CrossfireX, SLI, Raid 0… Why not PSUs?” That seems to be the the train of thought PHANTEKS was thinking when they announced the new Power Combo releasing this month. At first, it seems really exciting to be able to combine two power sources to work together as one. On further thought, the practicality behind the Power Combo begins to feel a bit contrived. The actual circumstances where a user can put two power supplies to work on one system are pretty limited, however, I believe the Power combo can open a whole new approach to how future systems are built. In order to see the full potential of the Power Combo, we have to look at several industry changes that are taking place right now. The first and most obvious change is DirectX 12. I’ve long been a proponent of dual GPUs in my systems. Practicality has nothing to do with it. If I have $500 to spend on an upgrade, I’ll always have two $250 cards in CrossfireX or SLI because I love the look of two cards in my system. This comes with some heavy pre-planning though, because I need the rest of my system to be able to handle the extra load. Previous APIs didn’t allow for hardly any variation when it came to matching two graphics cards, so it was best to buy both GPUs as close as possible to each other. DirectX 12 on the other hand, is beginning to shine light on the possibility of upgrading to a stronger GPU, while keeping your old one around for a bit of extra power, since th...



World’s First Standing Computer Desk: Lian Li’s New DK-04

World’s First Standing Computer Desk: Lian Li’s New DK-04 Designed for Enthusiasts – A Standing Desk for Work, A Sitting Desk for Play April 20 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the DK-04 computer desk chassis: the first-ever standing computer desk. This chassis offers hardcore enthusiasts design improvements, better drive mounting, extensive water cooling support, and, most importantly: it stands! The World’s First Standing Computer Desk Chassis Standing desks aren’t just fashionable, they’re proven to be beneficial and healthy in multiple ways. Lian Li sought to design a new computer desk chassis in this spirit. Users can configure up to four different height settings, from 67.5cm to 116cm, for the desk to automatically adjust to at the press of a button. The DK-04 can serve as a standing desk for work and switch to a sit-down gaming desk in an instant!   Latest Vibration-Dampened Drive Storage and Inputs With four stacking rubber-isolated drive racks, the DK-04 can mount a total of eight 2.5” or 3.5” drives with vibration dampeners. These racks are easy to install and remove via thumbscrews, and keep drives running quietly and reliably. This desk also includes a 5.25” bay on the front panel for an ODD, fan controllers, or other extras. The front panel also includes four USB 3.0 ports, HD audio inputs, and slots for the RGB controller for the optional lighting kit. Redesigned Ergonomics, Better Legroom The DK...



Lian Li Announces First Chassis in New Series: The PC-J60 Conceals Clutter Easily

Lian Li Announces First Chassis in New Series: The PC-J60 Conceals Clutter Easily New PC Case Fits Powerful Water Cooling and Highlights the Best-Looking Components April 6th, 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-J60 chassis. This aluminum mid tower chassis is perfect for PC builders who want to banish loose cables for a clean PC build without all the hassle. Cable Organization Made Easy The PC-J60 makes it easy for builders to have attain the immaculate, organized appearance of popular case builds and mods. A large aluminum cover sheathes the PSU and drive racks along the bottom panel, shrouding them from view in the main compartment so VGA cards and other more glamorous parts can hog the spotlight. Several cable holes with rubber grommets are positioned around the motherboard cut out, along with built-in cable ties, to make organization a breeze. Ample Cooler Choices – Water or Air The PC-J60’s default configuration includes two 120mm intake fans drawing cool air directly to the expansion cards through large vents flanking the entire front panel. Another large 140mm fan sucks some of this air downward into the PSU compartment over the drive racks, and is vented via the power supply in the back. On the top panel, this case can mount an addition three 120mm fans, or water cooling radiators fitting 430mm length, 160mm width, and 60mm thickness. All of the included fans and fan mounts feature removable mesh air filters. Great for Game...



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ROSEWILL Nighthawk 117 Review

Introduction It’s time to spread our wings and fly! The analogy only goes as far as the title ROSEWILL is using for one of their newer cases, but I thought it sounded fun and inspirational. ROSEWILL has been in the background of the hardware industry for what seems like forever now. Sure, they may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of a computer case or gaming peripherals, but they’ve always offered compelling choices for those who want a solid product but can’t afford a top brand. The Nighthawk 117 doesn’t look to be an exception here, but before we look at it in further detail, let’s look a bit closer at ROSEWILL’s philosophy. Rosewill’s mission is to consistently deliver reliable, high quality PC gaming, IT hardware and home products through leading innovation and long-lasting relationships. Rosewill Inc. was established in 2004, founded by manufacturing reliable, high-quality technology products. The first products under the Rosewill brand name included computer components such as computer cases, power supply units, keyboards, mice and cables. Over time, the product line strategically developed and entered new areas of growth, including PC gaming and home products. Under the management of experienced e-retail experts, Rosewill products can be found on all top e-commerce sites, along with product information and reviews. Today, Rosewill currently manufactures and markets an immense catalogue of inventive produc...



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NZXT Manta Mini-Tower Case

I love this case the layout and design are awesome plus you have all the attributes of a mid-tower in a smaller footprint.



Chenbro Debuts RM23624 High Density Storage Server Chassis

Chenbro Debuts 2U 24 Bay High Disk I/O Performance Server/Storage Chassis – RM23624 High Density Storage Server Chassis with 12Gb/s SAS Expander Fits 24 Hot Swappable 2.5” hard drives   March 9th, 2016 – Taipei, Taiwan – Chenbro, a pioneer specializing in design and manufacture of mechanical solutions for server and storage systems announces its new high performance 2U server/storage chassis – RM23624. Features 24 hot swappable 2.5” drive bays for HDDs or SSDs and a 12Gb/s SAS expander that provides higher performance and reliability that data centers demand.   The RM23624 provides a high density storage solution that achieves superior IOPS performance with the on-board 12Gb/s SAS expander to meet the growing demands of high speed storage solutions. “Cooling challenges encountered by placing this many hard drives in a 2U chassis are countered through a strong thermal design by experts from Chenbro, we’ve established the RM23624 as a reliable and high performing chassis for enterprise storage, online transaction processing, database servers, and other I/O constrained applications.” said ST Kuo, VP of Product Development of Chenbro. 12Gb/s SAS Expander with LSI DataBolt™ With the 12Gb/s SAS expander the RM23624 allows system integrators and OEMs to build high-performance server/storage solutions to achieve high IOPS performance for the most demanding enterprise applications. Also adapting LSI Databolt™ technology that enables b...






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