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Phanteks Eclipse Series P400 and P400S

Walnut, California February 8th, 2016 – Phanteks today introduces two variants of the Eclipse Series, the P400 and P400S (Silent Edition). The Eclipse P400 and P400S will be available in three colors: Satin Black, Anthracite Grey and Glacier White. Eclipse P400   The Eclipse Series P400 and P400s are compact midtowers that are easy for beginning PC builders that wants to create a clean and beautiful build. The interior chassis design of the Eclipse P400 and P400S is based on the Enthoo Series and offers user-friendly features. This includes full metal exterior, RGB lighting system with color control and optional RGB interior lighting strips, equipped with dust filters, all-in-one radiator mounting location in front, power supply shroud, 2x 120mm fans, and cable management tools. FEATURES TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Eclipse P400S (Silent Edition) The Eclipse P400S (Silent Edition) available in window version with soundproofing layers or closed panels with soundproofing layers. The P400S comes with all the included features of the P400 but with additional features for improved acoustical performance. The P400S includes top ventilation covers with soundproofing layer, front and side panels with soundproofing layers and an integrated 3-speed fan controller. Phanteks continues its user friendly design chassis with the new Eclipse Series P400S. Without much effort, the P400S allows users to create a clean and beautiful system. Ambient RGB illumination adds character while th...



Nzxt Manta 19

NZXT is taking the Edge off with the Manta

I keep thinking I’m looking through a fish lens, but it’s actually the new design on a mini-ITX case just revealed from NZXT. The Manta is bringing a new aesthetic design to the computer case, challenging the idea that everything has to be box shaped. It looks very sharp and it seems to give a bit of a modern edge to an already modern industry. The Manta may be bringing a new aesthetic design, but there’s a practical purpose behind it as well. The first thing I latched onto about this case was how the rounded design gives more space for cable management. That’s hugely advantageous for smaller systems, especially since the Manta can house a full sized PSU. What’s also intriguing is the amount of liquid cooling space this case has. It can handle a full 280mm rad on top, as well as one in the front. It’s great to be able to fit a Kraken X61 in there, but custom loop builders will be able to do a great setup for overclocking the CPU, motherboard and the GPU. On top of all of that, there’s matte finishes, some nice color choices, a PSU cover and an included fan hub. NZXT seems to be outdoing themselves on this case which is impressive considering their offerings. Looks are important, but functionality has to be right as well. The Manta seems to have the best of both worlds. Personally, I’d love to see what some good case mods could do with this shape. Sure, I have Star Wars on the brain, but I can’t help wishing for a good K...



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Everything else we saw at CES 2016

Intro CES was a ton of fun and we already saw a ton of great releases coming up. Now it’s time to sum up the rest of what we could get to. Some parts of the show may not have been as relevant to high end computer components as others, but it didn’t stop the exhibitors from showing us some impressive feats. If you want to jump to a specific page, just click on the exhibitor below to take you straight there, or you can see each one by going through each page. So without further ado, here’s the rest of what we were able to see at CES 2016!   ADATA MSI INTEL NZXT CREATIVE D-LINK MYCHARGE



Lian Li CES 2016 (5)

LIAN LI wants Everyone to own a Yacht at CES 2016, Just don’t Put it in the Water

We all learn something new in this business and I just found out that LIAN LI does a special case mod every few years or so. What surprised me was that it was one they sell as well. Needless to say, I was grinning from ear to ear when I walked up to a computer in a boat. Could that be considered ironic? Either way, LIAN LI didn’t just have computer cases shaped like yachts, they had numerous computer cases as well as some other designs that just screamed of top quality. The yacht was easily one of the funnest things I saw at CES. I really think I need a good mini-ITX system just so I can have “fun” builds. I suppose my Lego Tie Fighter will have to suffice for now though. The design was fun, but what really made it pop was the way LIAN LI designed the RGB lighting effects. With a simple knob turn, you can easily set the color of the chassis to what you want, but the yacht may not have been the most impressive thing I saw. The desk that was a computer case was pretty astounding! Some of you might remember LIAN LI doing something like this a while back. This is a redesigned version however, that has some great features. This one is only meant to handle one build, but the airflow is optimized from back to front (or vice-a-versa), has RGB lighting as well, and has a motorized height adjustment with the ability to set up to four presets. Once again, it has a glass top with a smokey tint but the front of the desk cuts out better so your knees have more space th...



New silent ITX case with great cooling from Fractal Design

Introducing the Define Nano S Rethink Small. Balancing Size with Silence. The Define Nano S is an ITX case that features compatibility with high end, full-size components, superior sound dampening, and an ATX-like layout. The case includes two Dynamic Series fans with both bottom and front intakes protected by easy-to-clean, removable dust filters. With its mounting capabilities for simultaneous radiators and unobstructed airflow path, the Define Nano S can cool enthusiast-level components. Equipped with Fractal Design’s signature ModuVent™ technology on the top vents and sound dampening throughout, the Define Nano S can run a powerful system quietly, a hallmark of the Define series. Key Features A Define Series ITX case designed for silent computing with sound dampening and ModuVent™ technology User-friendly construction with superior cable management and compatibility for full-size components Flexible storage options with room for up to 4 drives Accommodates a variety of radiator sizes and includes brackets for reservoir and pump mounting Features two Dynamic Series fans — 1 GP-12 and 1 GP-14 — with an adapter included for motherboards with limited fan headers Featuring an open interior allowing an unobstructed airflow path from the front of the case to the rear exhaust Easy-to-clean filters on the top and bottom, spanning the PSU position, with the bottom filter ejecting from the front for easy-access.   For more product details and image gallery, visit t...



Rosewill CES 2016 (14)

ROSEWILL Showed Off the Nighthawk 117 at CES 2016

ROSEWILL is a name that hasn’t been mentioned here in a while, but we hope that starts changing because they had some impressive components at CES this year. The Newegg original prides themselves on giving their customers the best bang for their buck that they can so that there’s more left over for those cash hungry components like CPUs and GPUs. Since many of our site veterans are Newegg regulars, it would’ve been a shame for us not to stop by and find out what ROSEWILL was showing off. The Nighthawk 117 is a great looking case, but the gaming mouse and speaker set that I saw promised some good things to come as well. First, let’s address the horrible lighting in the Palazzo. So much yellow! Now, with that out of the way let’s turn to the Nighthawk 117. This is a full tower offering from ROSEWILL and it has some nice looking features at a good price point. The first thing that was noticeable was the spacious interior. It will certainly make a build pretty easy for those who don’t like working in tight spaces. The aesthetic is very nice. It has just enough edges to give it that gaming look, but they aren’t so “in your face” to lose a certain elegance to the design as well. The fun part was being able to open the vents on top for a bit of additional airflow. It looks cool and serves practicality if the user likes to dampen the noise a bit at times. The other feature I really like is the eSATA port on the top of the case ...



Lian Li Introduces the Fanless Micro-ITX PC-Q04 PC Chassis In The US

Lian Li Introduces the Fanless Micro-ITX PC-Q04 PC Chassis In The US A Mini Tower Chassis With Targeted Airflow Vents For Cooling With No Extra Fans January 13, 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-Q04 Mini Tower Chassis for Mini-ITX systems. While not the smallest chassis Lian Li offers, this case gives builders a bit more breathing room without compromising its compact size. The enhanced vents are designed to mitigate any vibration or noise from case fans and maximize the cooling performance of the internal components themselves. The PC-Q04 employs both its floor and roof space for drive mounting, doing away with externally facing bays for improved airflow. Vents Not Fans One of the biggest features of the PC-Q04 is its vents – they are the only things that could be described as “big” on this case. The large side vent lets the PSU draw and vent out its own air to work as efficiently as possible. Meanwhile, the bottom left and right vents as well as the entire floor panel allow the GPU to take in air as needed while giving the CPU enough room to breath. The rear panel is another large vent to let warm air escape. Tall rubber feet prevent vibrations and suspend the case to let air flow readily through the bottom vent. Construction and Layout The PC-Q04 uses a familiar Lian Li vertical-mounted Mini ITX system layout. A full ATX size PSU of up to 160mm is mounted opposite the CPU, giving a full 70mm clearance for coolers. Video card...



Deepcool CES 2016 (1)

DEEPCOOL Showed Us the Genome, Up Close and Personal

I’ve never been to CES. I haven’t even been to any sort of trade show in my life unless you can count going to a typical county fair, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t count. To say that this was an experience doesn’t even begin to cover how much fun I had at this year’s expo, and to try and write one article so sum everything I saw isn’t even going to be possible. I saw some incredible components that are about to hit the market and the first batch of releases we’ll cover are from DEEPCOOL. The most impressive debut was the Genome case. The AIO market has gotten pretty saturated by copies at this point. When it comes to the system of mounting a pump on a block, then attaching that to a radiator, there’s only so much you can do to differentiate yourself. AIO makers are having to get more creative while still being able to provide a practical product and that’s exactly what I think DEEPCOOL did with the Genome. The liquid cooling system is completely pre-installed into the case to give the user a complete cooling setup, very similar to a custom loop. For those who’ve been afraid of diving into custom cooling for fear of ruining an expensive system, or even those who can’t afford a $300+ cooling kit, the Genome seems like a perfect fit. The standout feature of the Genome is obviously the double-helix reservoir in the front. That style looked absolutely amazing and I couldn’t help but stare at it as ...



DEEPCOOL Debuts GENOME at CES 2016

DEEPCOOL Debuts GENOME at CES 2016[  2016-01-07 10:09:08 Author: DEEPCOOL Editor: DEEPCOOL - – It’s Not A PC Case, But An Extreme Liquid Cooling Solution Let’s make PC liquid cooling system simple PC enthusiasts have been suffering a hard case for years that it’s quite difficult for most of the PC consumers to build up an extreme liquid cooling system by themselves. To improve PC user experience is why DEEPCOOL comes up with the product. DEEPCOOL Genome is an integrated PC liquid cooling solution, consists of an ATX PC case and an extreme liquid cooling system. Integrated Pre-installed liquid cooling system, including a 360mm radiator, 3 PWM fans and a reservoir offers PC gamers not only cyclic great cooling performance but also an aesthetic design. Aesthetic liquid cooling system blends in the ATX case provides PC builders an integrative PC building experience. Optimized Amazing side window reveals the interior and ensures visible effect. Wider space and logical holes design offer a better cable management. Detail Innovative structure with separated functional areas provides extended support: Extra slots for vertical GPU installation (PCI-E extension cable is not included) Extended window reserved, supports longest 330mm Graphic Card ×2SLI Product video:https://youtu.be/WDhF9j-66G0 Available in January, 2016 MSRP: $249.99 USD Show Time: January 6, 2016 Show Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas For more information, please visit:www.deepcool.com



Aerocool presents 80Plus Gold Certified Xpredator PSU models

Aerocool presents 80Plus Gold Certified Xpredator PSU models 22.12.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, expands its Xpredator power supply unit series by gold certified models with much higher efficiency. This new addition aims for ambitious gamers and enthusiasts, coming with total of four different models starting with 550 Watts and going up to 1.000 Watts. Aerocool’s Xpredator series is known among gamers for its aggressive design and the great value-for-money ratio. These strong points have been adapted to the power supply unit series and combined with latest high-end features. All four Xpredator Gold Series power supply units are utilizing the user-friendly modular-design, offering removable cable straps for improved cable management. The new Xpredator Gold power supply units are 80Plus Gold certified, which means that the efficiency reaches up to 92%. Aerocool achieved this by using a single 12 Volts rail, offering high compatibility and extremely high current output. The maximum voltage deviation of the single rail is at ±3% thanks to the DC-to-DC design, which is lower than the required ±5% by Intel’s® PSU design guide. Aerocool aims to deliver high efficiency and good DC output quality with low ripple noise, in order to reduce interference of system components. The exterior design is far from ordinary, combining futuristic elements with a slick mesh-grid and the grey axi...



ENTHOO PRO M ACRYLIC WINDOW EDITION

ENTHOO PRO M ACRYLIC WINDOW EDITION Walnut, California December 15th, 2015 – Phanteks today announce the release of the Enthoo PRO M Acrylic Window Edition. Phanteks’ new Enthoo Pro M variant will now include a full acrylic side panel. The Enthoo Pro M Acrylic Window Edition will include features like the new HDD mounting system, PWM hub, the innovative radiator bracket and pump mounting locations. System builders and watercooling enthusiasts can now showcaase their build 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). The PRO M Acrylic Window Edition is designed with watercooling in mind. Multiple reservoir and pump mounting locations, as well as storage capacity are all possible with the upgrade options. With the full acrylic side panel, all your components will be visible.   “being very versatile, having a spacious and clean interior and of course making it very easy to build water...



Phanteks Mini XL Dual System Launch

ENTHOO MINI XL DUAL SYSTEM PH-ES414DS_BK Walnut, California, December 2nd, 2015 – With the overwhelming response from the community, users have requested for a solution to the Enthoo Mini XL’s dual system configuration setup. Today, Phanteks announces the release of the Enthoo Mini XL Dual System. The Mini XL Dual System will have Phanteks Power Splitter and the Mini ITX upgrade kit pre -installed. With Enthoo Mini XL Dual System, users can run two fully functional system independently of one another. The Mini XL Dual System provides users to have the option of having a high powered gaming system and workstation or Gaming system and streaming system all in one case.   Appearance The Mini XL Dual System, a compact and power structure with sandblasted aluminum faceplates with matte finish. The Mini XL has a stealthy interior design with hidden PSU and HDD’s. It also comes with two separate front I/O for the dual systems and a light system with multi-color control (10 colors). Functionalities The Mini XL Dual System will feature dual removable hard drive cages, 2x Drop-N-Lock SSD brackets, fully equipped dust filters, mod friendly structure, and Phanteks’ cable binders for easy cable management. Air Cooling and Water Cooling Features The Mini XL Dual System comes with a convenient pump bracket, PWM control hub, and a radiator bracket. The case is equipped with 3x Premium Phanteks’ fans for optimal airflow to the CPU and GPU. Also, the power supply’s location ...



Introducing the BitFenix Pandora ATX

Introducing the BitFenix Pandora ATX Taipei, Taiwan – The BitFenix case family sees itself expanded today with the launch of the new Pandora ATX. As the name suggests, it is an ATX version of the already launched Pandora, which combines high-class aesthetics with supreme functionality in a compact form factor. The Pandora ATX offers the same much-loved unique styling, but combines it with housing capabilities for full-sized ATX motherboards and one 360mm radiator, to form a versatile base for any DIY projects. Pandora ATX initially launches exclusively in black, with two versions available – Pandora ATX and Pandora ATX Core. The former is equipped with the 2.8” ICON LCD display in the front, allowing for an added personalized touch of the front fascia. This is achieved by an easy-to-use drag-and-drop software solution, with the display itself connected by a USB header to the motherboard. Internally, the Pandora ATX stays true to the BitFenix DNA of innovation – this time mainly evident in the one-piece power cover design, effectively creating a separate bottom chamber for the PSU and HDDs at the bottom. This solution gives added space for exposure of hardware for modding projects, improves case rigidity and shields HDD and PSU noise. Cooling is provided out of the box by the built-in 1x140mm (front) and 1x120mm (rear) fans, but the Pandora ATX is compatible with some pretty advanced watercooling builds. Supporting a 360mm radiator, top or front, and with dedicated ...



EVGA Releases GQ Power Supply Value Series

Great Quality, Great Value with the EVGA GQ Power Supply Series – November 9, 2015 — Introducing the ultimate value in the EVGA Power Supply lineup; the GQ series. These power supplies take some of the best features from EVGA’s award winning power supply lineup, like EVGA ECO fan mode for near silent operation, Japanese Capacitors, and a highly efficient design, at an excellent value. These new power supplies are 80 Plus Gold rated and offer an outstanding 5 Year Warranty that’s backed by world class EVGA support. Whisper Silent – The EVGA ECO mode feature ensures that the power supply stays completely silent during low to medium loads. The fan does not spin until necessary, allowing for completely silent operation! Unrivaled Performance – 90% efficiency or higher under typical loads and 100% of the highest quality Japanese brand capacitors ensure long-term reliability. Modular Design – Semi-modular design allows you to only use the cables you need, helping to improve case airflow, eliminate unnecessary wires and best of all, reduce cable clutter. Features: • 80 PLUS Gold certified, with 90% (115VAC) / 92% (220VAC~240VAC) efficiency or higher under typical loads • NVIDIA SLI & AMD Crossfire Ready • 5 Year Warranty and unparalleled EVGA Customer Support • Modular Design to reduce clutter and improve airflow • 100% Japanese Capacitors ensure long-term reliability • Active Clamp +DC to DC design for efficient operation • EVGA ECO Intelligen...



Lian Li Announces The PC-18 Mid Tower Chassis in the US

Lian Li Announces The PC-18 Mid Tower Chassis in the US A Mid Tower Case With a Short Name, Big Interior, and an Internal Fan/Radiator Mount October 15, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-18 mid tower chassis: designed to feel compact while fitting powerful air and water cooling options inside. The interior arranges the components along the inner wall, leaving the center of the case open for the custom-built swing-out fan bracket that improves cooling performance. Available in silver and black exteriors, this brushed aluminum build harkens back to classic Lian Li minimalism. The dual exterior facing drive bays and twin 120mm fans on the front give it an old school look. The crisp exterior is broken only by the hidden USB/HD audio ports, power button, the 140mm fan grill, and the custom side air intake grill. Customizable Thermal Flow The PC-18 has been designed to maximize airflow and cooling. Air is drawn in through the primary front grill. The porous mesh screen does not restrict airflow to the included pair of 120mm fans, keeping them clean and efficient in use. Combined with the included top 140mm fan, this case easily maintains positive air pressure and keeps all dust out. The side vent fans are the wild card; they give the flexibility to change the airflow depending on the build. Up to two additional 140mm or three 120mm fans can be installed in push or pull as needed. The bracket can also be used to mount a watercooling radiato...






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