Phanteks' first enthusiast heatsink has been well received

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2011 - 01:28 PM |
Tagged: phanteks, PH-TC14PE

According to their website Phanteks have been in the cooling business for 20 years, though obviously not the enthusiast market as the PH-TC14PE seems to be the first cooler to undergo a trip through the review circuit.  It is one to keep an eye on as the reviews have been quite positive.  It is a dual tower design which allows the use of two 140mm fans, which are included with the heatsink.  It weighs in at 1250g when the two fans are attached and stands 159mm x 140mm x 171mm so you will not be sticking this into an mATX case but it is shorter than some competitors models.  OCC was blown away by the effective performance of this air cooler and were also impressed at the four available colours of heatsink and matching fans.

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"When the results from the first test I ran (Overclocked Load) started to take shape, I could only describe the look on my face as "WOW". In disbelief of these numbers demolishing the NH-D14, I grabbed my infrared thermometer and checked the floor next to the computer (to verify ambient temperature) — it was right where it was supposed to be. I looked back at the RealTemp display and stared at the temperatures for the next few minutes (after already running for 45 minutes), and they didn't budge. This cooler has thrown up some astounding results and has blown me away."

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Corsair's single 12V rail HX1050, there's a new Professional in town

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 2, 2011 - 03:57 PM |
Tagged: PSU, kilowatt, modular psu, corsair, hx1050

Over at [H]ard|OCP you can catch a review of Corsair's new HX1050 Professional PSU, the same model that Lee handed a Silver Medal to.  The big change to this member of Corsair's Professional series is that this model sports a single 12v rail unlike the dual rail design on the HX1000.  That single rail can handle 87.5 amp, which is why there are a half dozen 6/8 pin PCIe connectors.  This PSU has owners of multiple GPU systems in mind.  By the end of the review [H] could not call this PSU better than the HX1000 but did like many of its traits; likely why it walked away from that review with another Silver Medal to show off.

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"Professional Series power comes to us this time from Corsair in the form of its new HX1050. It is boasting over 1 kilowatt of solidly efficient power for the computer hardware enthusiast with a semi-modular cable system. We will see if this PSU is fit for enthusiasts and if it lives up to its efficiency statement."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

The understated 1100 Chassis from Antec

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 25, 2011 - 01:41 PM |
Tagged: antec, antec 1100

It is nice to see a return to simple enclosures that focus on functionality after the market spent several years attaching a multitude of lights and using bright colour schemes.  The Antec 1100 is exactly that, a mesh pattern dominates the front of the case and is repeated in the many fan positions on the top, back, bottom and side of the case.  USB and audio connectors are easily accessible at the top of this mid sized case.  You can have up to 9 fans in total cooling this case, or take advantage of the grommets for watercooling with an external radiator.  Drop by OCC for a close look.

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"Taking a look at the sides, I’m quite happy. Personally, I love chassis with large windows – I like to show off my running hardware, even when it isn’t all that impressive. On the Eleven Hundred, the window takes up over half the side panel in width and nearly the full size in height. It also includes two pre-drilled 120 mm fan spots for the addition of your own fans and aid cooling without hampering the view too much. The other panel behind the motherboard tray has a single 120 mm fan location for cooling from the back. This is perhaps one feature that most chassis still don’t provide today. It’s a simple addition and placing a fan here should bring your temps down even more."

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A six pack of 600+ PSUs

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 23, 2011 - 06:06 PM |
Tagged: antec, Enhance, Hiper, scythe, PSU, modular psu

X-bit Labs assembled a number of PSUs to compare; the Hiper M600 650W, Scythe's Stronger 600W, Antec's Neo ECO 620C 620W, Enhance's EPS-1280GB4 800W and the Scythe Chouriki 2 850W.   Most of the models are modular and several have 80+ ratings but unfortunately none stood out as shining examples of a PSU in their particular wattage.  Still, it is nice to see a quick comparison of common PSUs found in prebuilt systems, such as the Antec Neo ECO which was pulled from an Antec Sonata IV.  Check it out here.

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"In this roundup we will discuss six power supply units that offer sufficient capacity for a home computer system. These are the products from Antec, Enhance, Hiper and Scythe."

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Source: X-Bit Labs

A new choice in the sub-$100 case market

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 21, 2011 - 04:49 PM |
Tagged: fractal design, Core 3000

If you lean more towards the understated and relatively inexpensive side of the case market as opposed to the type who look at the Thermaltake Level 10 and can't wait until they can pick one up, then check out The Tech Report.  They've just wrapped up a review of Fractal Design's Core 3000 enclosure which you should be able to pick up for less than $70.  Outwardly it recalls the Antec Three Hundred, especially the bottom mounted PSU and it sports a similar price.  Inside you will find decent air cooling, the mounts can accept 120mm or 140mm fans, with a pair on top, bottom (one is for the PSU) and front with one on the left panel as well.  The Tech Report did find the size of the case a little restrictive when installing wires and cards, even though it can fit a full ATX board and large coolers.  Head over to see the full review.

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"Fractal Design has a new budget enclosure that costs just $65. We take a closer at the Core 3000 to see if it warrants a spot on your list of candidate cases."

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The SilverStone Strider Gold 750W deserves its name, but for the wrong reason

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2011 - 03:17 PM |
Tagged: modular psu, 80 gold, Silverstone, strider gold 750w, 750w

The SilverStone Strider Gold 750W offers good performance but unfortunately demands a premium price.  Overclockers Online had a hard time getting around that fact when they reviewed this unit.  There is nothing bad about the PSU, the solid performance of the single 12V rail at 62A will keep most users happy as will the amount of SATA and PCIe connectors.  The 5V rail does vary by about 3% but is still well within specifications.  Still, there are competitors out there delivering the same performance and charging less money for their units. 

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"The Strider Gold 750W does have a quite a bit of good points going for it and a few excellent ones, namely: efficiency and some pretty decent line regulation on the 12V rail (which reasonably, we care quite a bit more for than the 5V rail). The unit is also built extraordinarily well, inside and out. Still, while we can hardly discount the fact that the Strider Gold 750W is priced just a wee bit higher than it should, that decision is for the individual and despite priced a tad higher than other units, the Strider Gold is still a solid power supply."

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Antec Announces P280 Enclosure

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2011 - 12:01 PM |
Tagged: antec, p280

Fremont, CA – November 15, 2011 – Antec, Inc. is proud to announce the P280, the newest member of the award-winning Performance One Series.

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The P280 reflects the sophisticated appearance and Quiet Computing engineering of its Performance One predecessors, while offering a new set of features at an attractive price for users building with current- and next-gen hardware.

Continuing the legacy of Performance One enclosures, the P280 integrates quiet technologies such as sound-dampening steel / polycarbonate side panels, a triple-layer front door and hard drive trays with preinstalled vibration-reducing silicone grommets. Its understated aesthetics will appeal to gamers and enthusiasts who prefer a stylish, functional appearance.

Every feature in the P280, from the enlarged internal layout to the air filters & fan mounts, is included to accommodate high-end systems. Supporting up to XL-ATX sized motherboards and four-way GPU configurations, it offers a new level of expandability in the Performance One series.

Understanding the importance of convenience and ease-of-use, the P280 includes tool-less optical drive bays, 3.5” drive trays that are also compatible with 2.5” drives, 30 mm of cable routing space behind the motherboard tray and six total cable routing holes, four of which are grommet-lined. The front & PSU intake filters can be removed without taking off the side panel or tipping the case.

“Performance One has always had a special place in the hearts and minds of our customers,” said Mafalda Cogliani, Global Marketing Director at Antec. “With convenience & ease-of-use coupled with an attractive price point, we expect P280 to introduce customers new and old to the next generation of Performance One.”

The P280 reaches store shelves and online retail outlets in late November for North America and early December for Europe with a MSRP of $139.95 and € 139, respectively.

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For more information on the P280, please visit the product page at http://www.antec.com/PerformanceOneP280 and the product overview video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=resILqGJTnc.

Also keep your eye out on the front page for a video review of this case from Ryan in the coming weeks.

Source: Antec

DeepCool's new heatsink has a shallow footprint

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 14, 2011 - 06:25 PM |
Tagged: SFF, quiet, IceEdge 400XT, Deepcool

At only 127x100x85mm and 585 grams the new Deepcool IceEdge 400XT heatsink seems rather small, as does it's 92mm fan.  It is not quite half the size of top end coolers but is certainly less than 2/3rds the size.  FrostyTech tested to see how the reduced weight and surface area impacted the effectiveness of this cooler in their latest review. The results placed it in the middle of the pack for both cooling performance and noise levels, with many other low noise heatsinks providing better cooling; however they also tend to be much larger.  If you are cooling a i5 or Llano based system with limited space then Deepcool's new heatsink is worth looking into.

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"Deepcool's IceEdge 400XT heatsink is a mid-size tower cooler that stands a modest 127mm high and weighs 585 grams. At its heart are four, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 92x100mm stack of dark nickel plated aluminum fins. As with DeepCool's other heatsinks, the IceEdge 400XT ships with a novel rubber clad 92mm PWM fan. Every bit of the fan frame that makes contact with the heatsink is covered in a rubbery material so motor vibrations are greatly diminished. The 92mm DeepCool brand fan spins at 2200-900RPM and moves ~40CFM air according to the maker."

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Source: Frosty Tech

OCZ Technology Unveils the PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III Power Supply Series

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 9, 2011 - 12:03 PM |
Tagged: ocz, pc power & cooling, silencer mk III, PSU

SAN JOSE, CA – November 9, 2011 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., (Nasdaq:OCZ) a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, today unveiled the Silencer Mk III Power Supply Series from PC Power & Cooling. Offering industrial-grade performance and stability for demanding computing environments, the Silencer Mk III provides high efficiency, quiet operation, and features the company’s first modular design.

“PC Power and Cooling has always catered to those clients that are looking for both performance and reliability from their power management solutions and the Silencer MKIII PSU continues that tradition and incorporates new features such as a modular cable design,” said Steve Lee, Senior Vice President of Power Management at OCZ Technology Group. “This is the first modular PC Power PSU and we spent extra time and resources to make sure we got it right by combining a highly efficient core with Japanese capacitors, a whisper quiet 120mm fan, and the flexibility of modular cabling, all to create the best Silencer yet, and we are releasing this exciting new series in a range of models up to 600W and pricing them competitively, making the Silencer MKIII PSU’s the ideal blend of performance, features, and overall value for customers.”

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Building on the award-winning Silencer core architecture, the Mk III once again defines the ultimate power management solution for today’s power users. For the first time, PC Power & Cooling customers can enjoy the convenience and benefits of a modular cable configuration, and eliminate unnecessary wire clutter for a more streamlined computer case. Combining a powerful single +12V rail and premium components, the Mk III balances the needs of server-class and IT professional standards with 100% Japanese 105°C capacitors, continuous output at a demanding 50°C ambient temperature, and heavy-duty protection circuitries. Key features include a 120mm variable RPM fan for quiet operation, well regulated electrical noise and ripple, and 80 Plus® Bronze-level efficiency up to 85% at typical loads.

The Silencer Mk III Series will be available in 400W, 500W, and 600W models, and comes backed with a leading 5-year Warranty for unparalleled peace of mind.

Just Delivered: MAINGEAR Epic 180 CPU Cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling, Processors | November 8, 2011 - 08:44 AM |
Tagged: maingear, epic 180, cooler

Just Delivered is a new section of PC Perspective where we share some of the goodies that pass through our labs that may or may not see a review, but are pretty cool none the less.

We got a box in from MAINGEAR over the weekend.  It did NOT include a PC.  Instead, we are getting our first experience with the Epic 180 CPU cooler.  

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What you are looking at is a high end self-contained water cooler that exceeds the size of anything we have previously seen in the PC Perspective labs.  As the name implies, the Epic 180 is based on a 180mm radiator and fan and this likely means the number of chassis that will support it are limited. 

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In this image, the Epic 180 (left) is compared to the original Corsair H50 cooler (right) with a 120mm fan on the radiator. Wow...

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We will have a lot more details in upcoming stories but you should expect the Epic 180 to support LGA1155/1156, LGA1366 and of coure, the upcoming LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E sockets.

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MAINGEAR claims that the Epic 180 will offer 20% better performance than other similar coolers with fan speeds at around 1000 RPM, keeping your rig both cool and quiet.  More details very soon!!

1000W of silent power from Seasonic

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2011 - 01:24 PM |
Tagged: seasonic, Platinum-1000, modular psu, kilowatt, 80 platinum

[H]ard|OCP got their hands on a very impressive kilowatt class PSU from Seasonic, the Platinum-1000.  In their testing it did come incredibly close to the results at 80Plus, backing up the claim that this PSU deserves 80+ Platinum.  As well, the hybrid fan design ensures near silent performance though [H] were hard pressed to hear the unit even when the fan was running full blast.  The power provided was rock solid with barely a trace of ripple or noise on the lines.  By the end [H] decrees that "The Seasonic Platinum-1000 is quite literally THE power supply on the market today.

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"Seasonic breaks the Platinum efficiency barrier with its new 1 kilowatt computer power supply. We generally know if it has Seasonic branding, it is a good PSU. But we all want to know if it is a great PSU. We all know that Seasonic means "quiet" as well and believe it or not this PSU can be dead silent."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD's retail Bulldozer watercooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 7, 2011 - 12:17 PM |
Tagged: amd, bulldozer, water cooler

When the Bulldozer process first started to hit the review bench one of the most commented on facts was that AMD had plans to release a watercooler with some models of the FX-8150.  The basic design will be familiar to anyone who has seen a self contained watercooler, with a waterblock directly attached to a radiator.  In this case you can use two 120mm fans to move air over the radiator, which might be a good thing considering the small diameter tubing and questionable finish on the waterblock.  Neoseeker shows of the monitoring software and the cooling prowess of this bundled watercooler in their latest review.

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"In our review of the AMD FX-8150 last month, we noted that AMD would at some point begin bundling the new Bulldozer CPU with a stock water cooler with the promise of opening the doors to even better overclocking performance for enthusiasts. We've at last got our hands on the model which will come included with the FX-8150 in the near future, and we put it to the test in our updated coverage for the FX-8150 CPU. Find out just how large the additional overclocking headroom becomes with the upcoming stock water cooler."

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Source: Neoseeker

Wow, that Gelid heatsink sure is stacked

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 2, 2011 - 04:56 PM |
Tagged: Gelid, GX-7 Stacked, heatpipes

The Gelid GX-7 Stacked is so named because of its 7 heatpipes, five of which are placed normally and touch the CPU while the last two are stacked on top of the five aforementioned heatpipes.  On low settings this is one of the quietest coolers on FrostyTech's charts, when running at full speed it creates more noise but not enough to make it one of the louder coolers they've tested.  The new configuration for heatpipes was effective but not overwhelmingly so, as the heatsink was neither the quietest nor the most efficient cooler but sat in the middle of the pack as a solid all

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"The Gelid GX-7 heatsink stands 158mm tall and ships with a variable speed PWM fan internally illuminated by several very bright blue LEDs. The lights make a nice impression on the spinning blue fan blades which feature novel little 'wing tips'. Beyond that, the GX-7 would look like any other tower format heat sink except for one trick up its sleeve - stacked heatpipes."

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Source: Frosty Tech

It's dead, Jim. A tricorder for PSUs

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 28, 2011 - 04:58 PM |
Tagged: thermaltake, psu tester, PSU, Dr. Power II

Thermaltake have updated their lineup of PSU testers with the Dr. Power II PSU Tester, giving digital readouts on the health of any PSU up to ATX v2.3.  With it you can measure your +12V, +5V, +3.3V, 5VSB and the -12V rails to within 1/10th of a volt.   Every connector is present for you to test barring the 4-pin floppy connector, which is so infrequently used that it is no great loss.  ProClockers have seen it in sale for $30 and highly recommend it to anyone who spends a fair amount of time testing and fixing PCs.

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"I am sure many of you that frequent friends and family members PC station, the first thing you hear when the PC fails to boot is “I think the power supply is dead”. This may or may not be the case but in order to confirm this is to give the PSU a quick test to see if all the rails are working properly. Several companies have sent their version of this particular type of product to our lab. Today, we will be taking a look at the latest Dr Power II from Thermaltake. The Dr Power II has an over-sized display and able to measure idle rails voltage with pretty good accuracy."

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Source: ProClockers

Noctua's cool new triplets

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 28, 2011 - 02:24 PM |
Tagged: noctua, NH-U12P SE2, NH-D14, NH-C14

Noctua have recently released three new coolers, the NH-U12P SE2, the NH-D14, and the NH-C14, all of which do the same job but in different ways.  The Tech Report noticed the colour scheme was very similar to a certain uniform, though the fans have much better airflow than Captain Antilles' throat. The NH-U12P SE2 is 940g, 120 x 126 x 158 mm and uses a 120mm fan, the NH-D14 is a dual tower design with two 140mm fans, is 1240g and 140 x 157.5 x 160 mm and finally the NH-C14 has the heatsink and 140mm fan horizontally aligned, 140 x 166 x 130 mm and weighs in at an even 1000g.  Check out the full review at The Tech Report.

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"We rarely review CPU coolers here at TR, but we've spent a few months working with a trio of Noctua designs that are really quite impressive. Let's take a closer look to see how they fare."

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Antec Shows New Eleven Hundred and P280 Cases at Blizzcon 2011

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 22, 2011 - 01:06 PM |
Tagged: p280, eleven hundred, chassis, antec, 1100

I hope everyone took at a look at our Day 1 Blizzcon 2011 photos yesterday (and liked our Facebook page for it!), and if you did you already got a sneak peek at the new Antec cases that I am going to feature here today.  Antec has a pretty big presence at Blizzcon including a booth with a lot of ongoing competitions and prizes as well as providing ALL of the cases for the World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Diablo III free play areas.

Both the new Eleven Hundred (or 1100 I guess) and the P280 are based on the same basic chassis design but with some interesting differences to point out.  Let's start with the Eleven Hundred:

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Antec's upcoming Eleven Hundred chassis

This case is going to attempt to bring the Antec design back into the world of high performance users and gamers and starts with a full-size ATX that includes plenty of airflow.  You can see that the front of the case includes a pair of fans while the side window does the same. 

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Below the window is a removable fan intake filter for the bottom mounted power supply.  This was actually one of my many requests to case builders - don't make me move my case out of its area to clean the filters!

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Taking off the side panel you can see the removable drive bays and plenty of room for longer graphics cards.

Continue reading our preview of the upcoming Antec Eleven Hundred and P280 cases!!

The Havik 140, a kilo of cooling from NZXT

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2011 - 11:58 AM |
Tagged: nzxt, havik 140, heatsink

The new NZXT Havik weighs in at 1035g, so it is proper that NZXT spent time designing brackets to spread the weight on both AMD and Intel systems, though you are still going to want to be careful with it.  NZXT opted to skip heatpipes directly in contact with the CPUs heatspreader and instead went with a copper base plate to distribute the heat to the pipes more evenly.  That decision seems validated by FrostyTech's testing which placed this cooler above the middle of the pack but not at the top of the cooling charts.  One design choice they are not so impressed with is the rubber fan mounts, while it does keep the noise down they are worried that as the rubber ages it may let the fans start to slip.

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"In this review Frostytech is testing out the NZXT Havik 140 heatsink, a tower style CPU cooler designed for Intel socket 1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM1 processors. The Havik 140 cooler performs pretty well as you'll shortly see. Before we get to the massive Frostytech thermal performance charts, let's take a look at some of the notable tweaks this heatsink employs to the standard tower cooler format."

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Source: Frosty Tech

Kingwin's silent and powerful new Stryker 500W PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2011 - 05:07 PM |
Tagged: Kingwin Stryker 500W, Kingwin, 80 platinum, modular psu

The latest victim of [H]ard|OCP's PSU torture chamber comes from Kingwin; the same fanless 500W Stryker model that Lee reviewed a short while ago.  They were impressed with the so called overclocked mode, which allows the PSU to produce 600W and still manages not only to retain stable rails but also an efficiency rating above 89%.   It soared through their torture test and managed to stay at the rated 0dB, of course.  Their final verdict was very positive, though like Lee they warn that silent PSUs are more expensive and probably won't attract many buyers who can buy the same level of quality in a PSU with active cooling for significantly less money.

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"Kingwin, might not be the first name that comes to mind when looking for a top-shelf PSU, but in our testing Kingwin has been very consistent with quality PSU builds. Today we look at its silent 500 watt computer power supply. We all know what happens to computer component cooling when we go silent. Can Kingwin pull off another big win?"

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

OCZ Technology Unveils the Modular ZT Power Supply Series

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2011 - 01:45 PM |
Tagged: PSU, modular psu, 80 Bronze, ocz, OCZ ZT Series

SAN JOSE, CA – October 19, 2011 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., (Nasdaq:OCZ) a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, today unveiled the ZT Power Supply Series which offers consumers performance and stability for gaming systems and desktops. Providing high efficiency, cool operation, and a fully modular cable design, the ZT Series comes in a range of wattage options for users looking for a quality upgrade.

“The new ZT power supply is designed with quality components and rich features including a fully modular design for easy configuration and superior airflow within desktops,” said Steve Lee, Senior VP and General Manager of Power Management at OCZ Technology Group. “This ZT PSU Series delivers clean and efficient power with the flexibility of modular cabling all at a competitive price point making it an ideal choice for mainstream consumers.”

Together with the PC Power & Cooling design team, OCZ developed the all-new ZT Series to remain rock-solid and stable even under intensive multitasking and gaming environments. With a 100% modular cable management system, the ZT Series improves airflow and eliminates unnecessary wire clutter inside computer desktop chassis. Kept supremely cool with a variable load and temperature controlled 140mm fan, ZT power supplies are engineered to limit distracting noise from your PC when working or gaming. Furthermore, the 80-Plus Bronze certified ZT Series features up to 85% efficiency under typical load environments and complies with the ErP (Energy-related Products) Directive to ensure less than one watt of power is used in passive standby and off modes.

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The OCZ ZT Series will be available in 550W, 650W, and 750W models, and comes backed with a leading 5-year OCZ PowerSwap Warranty for unparalleled peace of mind. The ZT PSU Series will be available worldwide with an MSRP of $99.99, $109.99, and $119.99 respectively.

As seen on the PCPer podcast - Corsair's new mid-range Carbide case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 13, 2011 - 01:56 PM |
Tagged: corsair, corsair carbide series 400R

If you watched the PC Perspective Podcast live on Oct 12th you already had a taste of the Corsair Carbide Series 400R case, otherwise you can catch it here once it is uploaded.  It is not as bare as some of the $50-$70 cases you can get on the market, nor does it have some of the features available on the $250+ cases.  Instead it is aimed at the market that lies between those two extremes, with features like tool-less installation, a bottom mounted PSU and some well implemented cable management features which are obvious in the picture below.  If the quick tease you got yesterday only whetted your appetite for this case, check out MektuMods full review for more.

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"Bringing the price tag closer to the $100 mark sure makes the case more tempting to the average user, but the big question is whether or not Corsair has managed to still maintain their high standards and all the features that made the earlier cases so great?"

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Source: MektuMods