Raijintek brings an impressive new case design to the market with the Zofos Evo. When we say it's a monster, it's because of the massive EE-ATX design it has. In spite of the size of the chassis, it manages to have a very elegant design and silent features.
Bloody has already proved they can innovate with their optical switches, but the left-sided numpad for gaming and ergonomic keyboards show strokes of genius. The former keeps an identical layout to give better key presses for abilities, while the latter reverses the layout to better suite left numpad typing.
Abko Ncore is an overseas company that might be bringing more products to the US. The Aura is an interesting PC case that not only has RGB lighting, but tons of radiator and fan support. It could also have a huge benefit in providing exception graphics card cooling. No official news on the US market yet.
Swiftech announced the release of Maelstrom D5 Reservoir pump combos. They have a variety of sizes and RGB lighting to fit in a variety of custom cooling loops. With a high flow rate and quality build, many builders would be interested in one for their personal computer.
At first glance, the Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE looks like a normal tower cooler, but the key improvements are giving it a seemingly strong amount of cooling ability. It will handle most CPUs while also having a great budget price on release. Looks like Cooler Master has some competition!
G.Skill Released the fastest Trident Z RGB Memory kit at 4700 MHz. Considering the integrated lighting effects, that's a pretty incredible feat. While world's fastest is a bit cliche, we can't resist news about a new bar being set.
The Nvidia GeForce Partner Program makes a good point about fair branding for companies that work hard on designing products, in this case, their GPUs. On the flip side, it can really lock down manufacturers from having freedom to choose AMD GPUs for gaming brands, limiting consumer choice.
MSI is releasing two new Optix monitors with 144 Hz refresh rate, VA panels and FreeSync technology. They also come with RGB aesthetic lighting and a crazy 1ms MPRT response time. Motion Picture Response Time is supposed to be a better way to measure the delay in image changes.
AMD's Ryzen 2000 series looks great in certain comparisons, but when the 2700X is compared to the 1800X, the gains are a bit more modest. Still, the support for better RAM frequencies and the potential for great overclocking makes the Zen+ refresh an exciting release.
NZXT introduces their first 360mm CLC which will certainly add more performance, but at the expense of more noise. The Kraken X72 is likely in response to consumer demand, but the M22 cooler is probably another request for a unit that is more affordable, yet still has great RGB lighting.
RGB lighting is either expensive with new fans or inconvenient for fans needed with high performance. Silverstone has a great option to add RGB to any 120mm or 140mm fan with their fan frames. They aren't very expensive, and the lighting looks great as well.
Deepcool introduced a frameless fan with the MF 120. They may not serve the greatest purpose for radiators, but case cooling should work out pretty well. With RGB lighting on the fans, as well as the control box, everything about the aluminum design looks extremely attractive.
AMD makes a bold move in sending a loaner CPU to builders who can't boot their system with a new Ryzen APU. Some motherboard don't have the proper BIOS for Vega support, so AMD will loan a previous model CPU for flashing, but as expected the loaner will need to be returned.
EK announced a new Monoblock to work with the new X399 chipset from Intel. This ones is specific to MSI motherboards, but if you check out their site, you can find a lot more monoblocks for a variety of motherboards. EK is known for their liquid cooling components so it's no real surprise.
Opinion: The Hydro Pro series is likely to have solid cooling performance for CPUs, but the aesthetics look like they took a step back from previous releases Corsair designed. On the plus side, they did announce the 1600W AX series power supply at CES as well.