Many of you have certainly been “stunned” by all of the new RGB effects on computer hardware these days. By stunned I mean, blinded by dazzling rainbow lights to the point that you vision blacks out and your body freezes in place from the shock. As for me, well, I enjoy being stunned by a vibrant array of LED colors. Corsair has taken the next step by adding an internal ring of RGB glow to the LL series of fans. Sure, some people think the RGB is a bit much, but as always, I’m super excited by the effect the lighting has on the blades. When will someone get a full spectrum wave RGB LED 200mm fan? Fremont, CA – October 12th, 2017 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming and PC components hardware today announced a new addition to its acclaimed range of RGB cooling fans, the LL Series. 16 Brilliant independent RGB LEDs encircle each LL series fan and its central hub (12 LEDs in the outer loop and four in the inner), all controllable using CORSAIR LINK software to create a stunning symphony of color. Choose from a huge variety of stunning customizable lighting effects and patterns using CORSAIR LINK software to make your PC standout like never before, or synchronize fan lighting to system temperatures for at-a-glance information. Designed to run as quiet as their colors are bright, each LL Series fan utilizes precise PWM control and low-RPM operation, so they’ll be seen, but not heard. Combining class-leading R...
In a world where software controls all of our lighting effects, Lamptron stood out and gave us a hardware level RGB and fan control in the CM420. With a plethora of connections, it will likely work with whatever RGB fan or strip you have. Don't forget to enter the Giveaway before it ends!
The Captain is already one of my favorite CLCs, but the addition of RGB is a huge bonus. Deepcool also included a white version to add to the variety. It's another great product from a company who likes to think forward. Check out the PR for more info.
Swiftech announced new blocks for AMD Ryzen and Vega products. The Apogee SKF-TR4 CPU Waterblock is shaped specifically for the AM4 socket. The Komodo RX Vega waterblock is a full cover solution to keep your card nice and cool. Check out the press release for more details.
PureOC will always recommend building your own computer, but we understand that isn't for everyone. iBuyPower does an excellent job selling pre-built custom PCs and we really enjoyed getting a chance to review the Element. Besides, we couldn't say no to the chance to try an Intel i7-7900X and Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti!
Vienna, September 20th 2017 – Noctua today presented two updates to its range of quiet low-profile CPU coolers. Successors to the award-winning NH-L9a and NH-L12, the new NH-L9a-AM4 and NH-L12S models now support the AM4 socket of AMD’s Ryzen processors. Whereas the NH-L9a-AM4 stands a mere 37mm tall, which makes it ideal for use in compact HTPCs or Small Form Factor cases that offer minimum clearance for CPU coolers, the slightly bigger NH-L12S comes equipped with the new NF-A12x15 PWM fan and combines excellent compatibility, surprising efficiency and remarkable flexibility. “AMD has made a big impact on the market with its Ryzen architecture and the platform will become even more interesting for compact HTPC builds when the first Ryzen-based APUs are introduced next year,” says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “We’re thus updating two of our award-winning low-profile models to support Ryzen’s AM4 socket.”The new NH-L9a-AM4 is an AM4-specific revision of Noctua’s award-winning NH-L9a low-profile CPU cooler. At a height of only 37mm, the NH-L9a is ideal for extremely slim cases and, due to its small footprint, it provides 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility as well as easy access to near-socket connectors, even on tightly packed mini-ITX motherboards. The custom-designed SecuFirm2™ mounting system for the AM4 socket makes installation child’s play and, thanks to the highly optimised NF-A9x14 92mm fan that supports fully automatic speed control via PWM, the...
FSP is new to CPU coolers, but they did a pretty impressive job. The Windale 6 looks great and it has pretty stellar cooling performance. Where it falls behind a bit is in its install process. The rubber mounts are good for vibration, but difficult to mount the fan with.
Enermax brings an excellent design to the reservoir scene with the NEOChanger. The quality and performance would make any custom liquid cooling loop proud, but the RGB lighting is a great addition as well. If you want a reservoir and pump combo, Enermax is a great place to start.
Have you ever wanted hardware level control of your RGB lighting and fans? Lamptron has that. Have you ever wanted one controller to work with every proprietary connection for RGB and fans? Turns out they have that too with the CL420.
Raijintek isn't the biggest name in the computer component world, and that's a shame. They have excellent designs from elegant bench cases, to sharp looking CPU and GPU coolers. It doesn't seem to take long before they have a new product on their site that looks incredibly interesting.
Bringing easy liquid cooling a graphics card is a great idea. The NZXT G12 bracket isn't quite as easy as installing a CLC to a CPU, but it's certainly easier than building a custom cooling loop. The long flat design of air coolers hinders their performance, which is why the NZXT Kraken G12 can perform exponentially.
Corsair Takes their Lighting Control to the Next Level, Reveals Awesome Concept Cases, and Launches Water Resistant Keyboard
As if there wasn't enough cool things happening at Computex, Corsair took their fans and cases to a new level. With intricate RGB control, the lighting on their fans looked fantastic. Their concept computer cases looked great, but may not ever release. Water resistant keyboard? Yes please!
I knew Phanteks for their cases, but I didn't realize they had custom liquid cooling parts. I also didn't know that their C350a Water Block looked so amazing. Designed for the AMD platform, this component will make a great addition to a Ryzen system.
Deepcool has well designed products that just look awesome! The Gammaxx GT CPU cooler not only has RGB, but a polished top that doesn't follow the trend of unfinished pipe tips. The Earlkase has an RGB variant as well, but the case also looks roomy to build in.
What's better than an SLI bridge for water cooling? An RGB one! Swiftech has those and new blocks for the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti. Of course they didn't stop there. They also released a pump and block combo for AMD AM4 sockets, the Apogee Drive II.