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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


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...

Rosewill Nighthawk (3)

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...


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...

Lian Li to Showcase Latest O and Q Series Cases at CeBIT 2016

Lian Li to Showcase Latest O and Q Series Cases at CeBIT 2016 Unveiling Lineup of New Aluminum Cases at Hall 17, Booth H24/1 March 10, 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is pleased to announce that it will bring the latest O Series PC-O9, Q series PC-Q34, and new PC-J60 to CeBIT 2016. Lian Li would like to extend an invitation to all to visit its booth (Hall 17, Booth H24/1) to glimpse its exciting new products. Latest O Series Case: The PC-O9 The O Series launched in 2014 and was lauded for its aesthetics – Lian Li’s hallmark brushed aluminum combined with large tempered glass windows, allowing DIY enthusiasts to showcase their most elaborate builds. Like its predecessor, the PC-O8, the PC-O9 uses a larger form factor and incorporates big, beautiful glass panels, but is halved into two compartments: an all-glass area for showcasing hardware, and a more convention aluminum section for hiding cables, drives, and the power supply. The PC-Q34 – Balanced and Beautiful Mini-ITX Fans of Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs are very familiar and fond of Lian Li’s celebrated Q Series chassis. Lian Li will showcase its latest, which accommodates large components and CPU coolers in one of its tiniest cases. Akin to the PC-V33, the PC-Q34 even opens at a hinge on the front panel to give builders test-bench style access to traditionally cramped and frustratingly small mini-ITX cases. For Consumers, For Gamers – The PC-J60 Featuring ample water cooling flexibilit...

Aerocool presents Dream Box DIY-Kit to unleash your Imagination

Aerocool presents Dream Box DIY-Kit to unleash your Imagination 23.02.2016, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, announces the revolutionary DIY kit called “Dream Box” for creative minds, which is available as of today. The product name was committed by users during the last year’s „Free Your Imagination“ contest. This unique DIY kit comes in a box with total of 118 parts, allowing users to build one of the three PC related chassis models straight out of the box. Aerocool’s new Dream Box allows users to not only create extraordinary PC chassis and bench-tables suiting every user’s unique requirements, but goes beyond that. The possibilities are endless and only limited by one’s imagination. The starter kit includes various components, including aluminum pipes, various connectors with different angles, mounting C-rings for other connections as well as PC related parts such as mainboard-tray, PSU tray and one I/O panel. The Dream Box can be also used for assembling tables, lamps, cup holders or even all kind of toys and useful gadgets. For bigger builds and projects, several Dream Box kits can be combined to achieve the desired goal. Aerocool supplies a manual to explain the main assembly and explains a basic installation in a video tutorial on the Dream Box website. Interested users can access the online parts catalog, to find out more about each of the parts. Due to the fact, ...


The Dune Case is a Smooth take on Mini-ITX

When I see the term Kickstarter, I default to a new video game getting made. I get it, Kickstarters are for much more than just games, but it seems to be the only time I really notice them is with a new game. (I’m looking at you Yooka-Laylee!) So I was a bit surprised to see a computer case trying to get launched off a Kickstarter. I was also surprised to see a case that’s round, but I think the Dune Case is on to something pretty cool looking. The best thing about the Dune Case is that it looks more like an air purifier than a computer case. This isn’t to pick on the case, but makes the point of how well it would fit in a living room decor. The cylindrical shape is something that you would normally see with numerous electronic devices that are designed to be used next to the sofa or the entertainment center. While that’s great for people who care about decorating, what intrigues the enthusiast inside of me is the airflow design. By using a 140mm fan in the top, the air is pulled from the bottom of the case and easily vented out the top like a tiny wind tunnel. The only thing I wish it had was a second fan on the bottom to help push the air through, but the PSU location would make that a bit tricky. The Dune Case is certainly something I would like to use for a home theater setup, especially since I cut the cable/dish chord a long time ago. My only concern for this case is that because it’s a Kickstarter, it has to swim on it’s own which...

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...


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...

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