Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 24, 2013 - 01:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: liquid cooling system, Hydro Series, H75, corsair
Fremont, California — October 24, 2013 — Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components for the PC hardware market, today announced the Hydro Series H75 dual-fan 120mm liquid CPU cooler. The easy-to-install H75 provides PC users with quieter and more effective cooling than stock CPU coolers, all in a 120mm footprint that is widely compatible with most PC cases on the market. The Hydro Series H75 will be available in November at a suggested retail price of $84.99 (USD).
The Hydro Series H75 is comprised of a low-profile CPU cooling block connected to a 120mm radiator and fan assembly via kink-resistant rubber tubing. The H75’s new cooling block is designed with a micro-fin copper cold plate and a high-quality, ceramic bearing pump that provides reliable, low-noise heat transfer away from the CPU. The slim 25mm thick radiator is surrounded by dual SP120L PWM 120mm fans resulting in design that is quieter and thinner than other dual fan coolers, and more effective at dispersing heat than single fan designs. The H75’s fans work with PWM motherboard fan headers, allowing users to control the fan speed and noise levels from their motherboard’s built-in software or BIOS.
“The H75 is a great choice for PC enthusiasts who want the streamlined features of our H60 120mm cooler but desire the additional cooling performance of a dual fan design,” said Xavier Lauwaert, Director of Product Marketing at Corsair.
The Hydro Series H75 features a simple, tool-free mounting system and wide Intel and AMD socket compatibility. Like all Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers, the H75 is completely self-contained and does not require filling or maintenance.
Features and Specifications
120mm aluminum radiator
- 120mm x 152mm x 25mm
Two SP120L PWM 120mm high static pressure fans
- 120mm x 25mm
- 2000 RPM (+/- 10%)
- 54 CFM
- 31.4 dBA
- PWM fan control for customizable cooling
- Support for AMD and Intel CPUs
- AM2, AM3, FM1, FM2, LGA 1156, 1155, 1150, 1366, 2011
- Advanced copper cold plate and manifold design
- Tool-free bracket for simple installation on most Intel and AMD motherboards
- Sealed all-in-one design, pre-filled and maintenance free
- 5-year limited warranty
Video Overview of the Hydro Series H75 A video overview the Hydro Series H75 and the installation process can be viewed here:
To learn more about Corsair PC cooling products, please visit: http://www.corsair.com/cpu-cooling-kits/hydro-series-water-cooling-cpu-c...
Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling, Systems | October 22, 2013 - 07:10 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: seasonic, Power Supplies, mining, bitcoin, asic
Seasonic (Sea Sonic Electronics) has announced a design win that will see its power supplies used in HashFast’s bitcoin mining rigs. The upcoming HashFast mining rigs feature the company’s “Golden Nonce” ASIC(s) and all-in-one water coolers. HashFast has a single ASIC Baby Jet and multi-ASIC Sierra rig. Both units will be available December 15 starting at $2,250 and $6,300 respectively.
The Seasonic power supplies are high efficiency models with Japanese capacitors and at least 80 PLUS Bronze. On the high end, Seasonic has PSUs that are up to 93% efficient. HashFast stated that it chose Seasonic for its mining rigs because of the build quality and efficiency. The Baby Jet and Sierra mining rigs allow users to overclock the ASICs, and the systems can be rather demanding on PSUs.
The Golden Nonce ASIC is a 28nm chip that is rated at 400 GHash/s and 0.65 Watts per Gigahash.
Beyond that, the companies have not gone into specifics. It is good news for Seasonic, and should mean a stable system for bitcoin miners (the 93% efficiency rating is nice as well, as it means less wasted electricity and slightly more bitcoin mining profit).
The full press blast is below for reference.
Read more about Bitcoin @ PC Perspective!
Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling | October 21, 2013 - 01:39 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: c7, modular psu, gm series, cooler master, 80 Plus Bronze
Cooler Master has launched a new series of power supplies aimed at gamers. The new Cooler Master GM Series is a line of 80 PLUS Bronze rated semi-modular PSUs that come in 450W, 550W, 650W, and 750W models.
The GM series feature a semi-modular design with a permanently attached ATX and CPU cable paired with modular ports for attaching the flat ribbon power cables with SATA, Molex, and PCI-E power connectors. The power supplies have a single 120mm cooling fan and a 3D circuit board that eliminates some internal cabling and improves cooling as a result (according to Cooler Master). The 80+ Bronze PSUs have a single 12V rail design that can deliver up to 62 amps on the 12V rail. They are also compatible with Haswell’s C6 and C7 sleep states.
The G750M, which is the 750W PSU, has the following connectors:
- 1 x 24 pin ATX
- 1 x 4+4 pin CPU
- 4 x 6+2 pin PCI-E
- 8 x SATA
- 6 x Molex
- 1 x Floppy power
More information on the new GM series can be found on the Cooler Master website. As is usually the case with product launches, exact pricing and availability in the US is still unknown.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2013 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: rm750, PSU, modular psu, corsair, 80 Plus Gold, 750w
As the picture below makes clear, the Corsair RM750 is a fully modular PSU which lets you pick and choose exactly what cables you want present in your system. The single 12v rail is rated at 62.5A which should handle two fairly powerful GPUs, there are four 6+2 PCIe power connectors to do so. This unit is rated 80 Plus Gold and it did live up to that rating in [H]ard|OCP's testing. Unfortunately the efficiency and silent operation were the only things [H] was impressed by as this unit really struggled in their testing and even those tests where it could manage a passing grade the PSU lagged behind the competition.
"We have all read about Corsair power supplies and it is quite likely that many [H]'ers have one in their computer case right now. Today we are looking at Corsair's newest RM series power supply rated at 750 watts. The RM is built, "fully modular and optimized for silence and high efficiency." Let's see how it handles our grueling power tests."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Fractal Design NEWTON R3 800 W @ techPowerUp
- Lepa MaxBron B800-MB Power Supply Review @ Hardware Asylum
- Enermax Revolution X't 630 W @ techPowerUp
- Cooler Master GX II 650W Power Supply Review @HiTech Legion
- Seasonic S12G-750 @ Kitguru
- OCZ Fatal1ty 750W @ Funky Kit
- Thermaltake Toughpower DPS 850 W @ techPowerUp
- Be Quiet! Power Zone 1000W Power Supply Unit @ NikKTech
- Cougar PowerX 550 W @ Tech ARP
- Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550W CM @ eTeknix
- EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000 W @ techPowerUp
- OCZ Fatal1ty 550 W @ techPowerUp
- Xigmatek Vector P700 80-PLUS Platinum 700 Watt Power Supply Review @ HiTech Legion
- bequiet! Pure Power L8 500W Review @ Hardware Asylum
- Seasonic G-Series: G-750 Power Supply @ [H]ard|OCP
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 15, 2013 - 05:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: scythe, Grand Kama Cross 2, heatsink
Scythe have made some uniquely shaped coolers in the past but perhaps not as strange as some of Zalman's designs. This cooler has a V shape to it with the inner parts of that V being extended up until they touch the cooling fan and to give a bit more surface area for heat to dissipate to. That could have made the cooler much shorter than other heatsinks if it wasn't for the height of the heatpipes beneath the actual heatsink. That does give you a lot of clearance for RAM with tall heatspreaders, something many other coolers do not offer. Check out [H]ard|OCP's review to see if the cooler is as quiet and effective as the advertising claims.
"Many times in the world of CPU cooling, heatsinks look much the same from one to the next. The Grand Kama Cross 2 caught our eye due to its very unique design and we wanted to see if there was more to it than just aesthetics. The design is somewhat reminiscent of V type engine, but let's see if it has any horsepower to back it up."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Silverstone NT01-Pro Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Raijintek Aidos Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Raijintek Aidos @ techPowerUp
- Raijintek Themis Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- XSPC Raystorm 750 EX280 WaterCooling Kit @ NikKTech
- 26 mid-range desktop chassis group test @ Hardware.info
- CORSAIR Obsidian 750D Computer Case Review @ Madshrimps
- Fractal Define XL R2 @ LanOC Reviews
- Gigabyte Sumo Omega Mid Tower Case Review @HiTech Legion
- Fractal Node 304 White @ LanOC Reviews
- NZXT H230 Black Silent Mid-Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews
- Lian Li PC-10N @ LanOC Reviews
- In Win GT1 Mid Tower @ eTeknix
- Fractal Design ARC XL Review @ OCC
- Cooler Master N400 & N600 Cases Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Cooltek U3 @ techPowerUp
- Cooler Master CM 690 III Mid Tower @ eTeknix
- Aerocool Dead Silent Gaming Cube @ Kitguru
- Akasa Galileo Ultra-slim Fanless Thin ITX Case @ SPCR
- SilverStone Fortress FT04 Tower @ SPCR
- SilverStone Raven RV04 @ SPCR
- Cooler Master CM 690 III @ Hardware.info
- Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 @ Modders-Inc
- Corsair Graphite 230T @ techPowerUp
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 15, 2013 - 01:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: corsair, graphite series, 230T
Fremont, California — October 15, 2013 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer of high-performance components for the PC hardware market, today announced the new Graphite Series 230T mid-tower PC case. Available in three colors, Battleship Grey, Rebel Orange, and Black, the new case combines dramatic, angular styling and the builder-friendly features, expandability, and flexibility that Corsair cases are known for.
The Graphite Series 230T case features a sculpted, aggressively styled steel exterior with color coordinated LED intake fans and a tinted side panel window. Inside, the matte black interior has plenty of room for multi-GPU configurations and mass storage with seven expansion slots along with four 2.5”, four 3.5”, and three 5.25” drive bays. The case also includes dual 120mm LED front intake fans and a rear 120mm exhaust fan, and has mounts to add two 120mm or 140mm fans on the top and a 120mm or 140mm fan on the bottom.
The Graphite Series 230T is designed with smart features that make builds and upgrades quick and easy. An innovative cable management system with cable routing cutouts is provided for clean-looking builds and better airflow. A convenient CPU cutout allows for cooling upgrades without removing the motherboard, and tool-free side panels, PCI-E expansion slots, and drive bays eliminate the search for screwdrivers and screws.
“Our Graphite Series cases are designed to be visually exciting, with a design aesthetic that reflects their superior performance and quality,” said Xavier Lauwaert, Director of Product Marketing at Corsair. “The Graphite Series 230T exemplifies this, making it a great platform for gaming PCs, graphics design workstations, or any application where high performance and high style both matter.”
Graphite Series 230T Specifications
- Aggressively styled steel panels with a high-airflow polymer front fascia
Available in 3 colors with color matched power and HDD activity LEDs
- Rebel Orange chassis with orange LED fans
- Battleship Grey chassis with blue LED fans
- Black chassis with red LED fans
- Four 2.5”, four 3.5”, and three 5.25” tool-free drive bays
- Seven tool-free expansion slots for multi-GPU compatibility
- Front panel with two USB 3.0 ports, headphone and mic ports, and power and reset buttons
Three 120mm fans – two front LED intake fans, one standard rear exhaust fan Six fan mount locations
- Front: two 120mm (included, with LEDs)
- Rear: one 120mm (included, no LEDs)
- Top: two 140/120mm
- Bottom: one 140/120mm
- Cable routing cutouts in motherboard tray
- CPU cutout for easy CPU cooler upgrades
- Thumbscrew side panel
- Two removable air filters (front intake and under PSU)
- Support for ATX, Micro ATX, and Mini ITX motherboards
Weight and dimensions (L x W x H)
- Metric (mm): 550 x 210 x 440
- Imperial (inches): 21.7 x 8.2 x 17.3
- Metric (kg): 6.16 kg
- Imperial (pounds): 13.6 lbs
Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
The Graphite Series 230T has a suggested retail price of $79.99 USD and is available now from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. The case is backed by a two year warranty and Corsair’s excellent customer service and technical support.
Introduction and Technical Specifications
XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240 Watercooling Kit
Courtesy of XSPC
XSPC has a well known presence in the enthusiast water cooling community with a track record for high performance and affordable water cooling products. Recently, XSPC released new version of their DIY cooling kits, integrating their EX series radiators into the kit. They were kind enough to provide us with a sample of their Raystorm 750 EX240 Watercooling Kit with an included EX240 radiator. We tested this cooler in conjunction with other all-in-one and air coolers to see how well the XSPC kit stacks up. With a retail price at $149.99, this kit offers an affordable alternative to the all-in-one coolers.
X2O 750 Dual Bayres/Pump V4 reservoir
Courtesy of XSPC
EX240 Dual Radiator
Courtesy of XSPC
Raystorm CPU Waterblock
Courtesy of XSPC
Introduction and Features
The 750D is Corsair’s latest addition to their top of the line Obsidian Series and is the third new Obsidian case for 2013. The new 750D is a full-tower enclosure that offers a little more room, enhanced cooling, with expanded drive mounting options, than Corsair’s ever popular 650D mid-tower enclosure. The 750D is being introduced with an MSRP of $159.99 USD, which also makes it a little less expensive than the 650D. In addition to PC enclosures, Corsair continues to offer one of the largest selections of memory products, SSDs, power supplies, coolers, gaming peripherals, and PC accessories currently on the market.
The 750D full-tower case is positioned mid-way between Corsair’s huge 900D Super-Tower and 350D Micro-ATX enclosures and shares many of the same styling and design features as the 900D and 350D. Corsair is saying the 750D is a successor to the 650D but we hope the 650D mid-tower enclosure doesn’t go away any time soon as the two enclosures are still different enough to appeal to different users.
(Courtesy of Corsair)
Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards, Cases and Cooling, Systems | October 4, 2013 - 07:19 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: valve, Steam Machine
Well, that did not take long.
Valve announced the Steam Machines barely over a week ago and could not provide hardware specifications. While none of these will be available for purchase, the honor of taking money reserved for system builders and OEMs, Valve has announced hardware specifications for their beta device.
The raw specifications, or range of them, are:
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce Titan through GeForce GTX660 (780 and 760 possible)
- CPU: Intel i7-4770 or i5-4570, or i3-something
- RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 (CPU), 3GB GDDR5 (GPU)
- Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
- Power Supply: 450W
- Dimensions: approx. 12" x 12.4" x 2.9"
Really the only reason I could see for the spread of performance is to not pressure developers into targeting a single reference design. This is odd, since every reference design contains an NVIDIA GPU which (you would expect) a company who wants to encourage an open mind would not have such a glaring omission. I could speculate about driver compatibility with SteamOS and media streaming but even that feels far-fetched.
On the geeky side of things: the potential for a GeForce Titan is fairly awesome and, along with the minimum GeForce 660, is the first sign that I might be wrong about this whole media center extender thing. My expectation was that Valve would acknowledge some developers might want a streaming-focused device.
Above all, I somewhat hope Valve is a bit more clear to consumers with their intent... especially if their intent is to be unclear with OEMs for some reason.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 2, 2013 - 03:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Silverstone, Argon AR01
Silverstone's new Argon AR01 is the first heatsink tested on FrostyTech's new 200W test platform which will put more stress on it than you would ever encounter in a PC. It is quite thin compared to some heatsinks on the market, at 159x124x77mm and 420g it should fit inside of most systems unlike some other high end air coolers. SilverStone chose to use unique plastic tabs to mount the fan which FrostyTech were not overly impressed by as they felt that wire mounts would not create the possibility of them coming lose over time. Check out their full review to see how well it cools.
"We're throwing the new 200W Frostytech Mrk.III Intel LGA2011 test platform thermal test platform into the mix today! Silverstone's Argon AR01 is constructed around three beefy 8mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base of the cooler. Putting the heatpipes in direct contact with the top of the processor makes for a very thermally efficient path with a minimum of thermal joint resistance."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review @HiTech Legion
- Gamer Storm Lucifer CPU Cooler @ Kitguru
- be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 @ techPowerUp
- Zalman Reserator 3 MAX Nanofluid AIO Liquid CPU Cooler @ Benchmark Reviews
- Noctua 120mm NF-S12A (ULN, FLX, PWM) Fan @ Overclockers Club
- Thermaltake Chaser A31 @ LanOC Reviews
- Spire X2 6018 Chassis @ Funky Kit
- Corsair Carbide 330R Review @ OCC
- Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Full Tower @ [H]ard|OCP
- Corsair Obsidian 750D Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Corsair Obsidian Series 350D @ LanOC Reviews
- Silverstone Fortress FT04 Review: Improving the Formula? @ Techspot
- Aerocool Strike-X Xtreme Black Edition Case @ Kitguru
- Cooler Master N600 (NSE-600-KKN1) Mid-Tower Case Review @HiTech Legion
- Lian Li PC-D8000 @ techPowerUp
- Phanteks Enthoo Primo Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Case @ Kitguru
- Fractal Design Node 304 White SFF Chassis Review @MissingRemote
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