Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2018 - 02:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: 80 Plus Gold, nzxt, E Series, modular psu, CAM
NZXT launched a trio of 80 PLUS GOLD PSUs, with 500W, 650W and 850W models.
These PSUs all support NXZT's CAM software which allows a Windows 10 machine to closely monitor your system's power usage. These E Series PSUs contain a Texas Instrument UCD3138 DSP which can monitor the power usage of the various components powered by the PSU and let you see how much power your GPU, CPU and other components are drawing. This can be very handy for both the overclocker and the energy conscious user, ensuring that the power management tweaks you applied to a component are actually working. CAM also lets you manage your fan curve from the default setting which keeps the fan from spinning until there is at least 100W of draw on your PSU.
All three modular PSUs are built with a single 12V rail for added stability and performance and come with a 10 year warranty. All models are currently available from NXZT, the E500W at $124.99, E650 at $139.99 and the E850 for $149.99USD.
Check the full PR below the capacitor porn.
Los Angeles, CA – July 17, 2018 – NZXT today announces a new line of digital ATX PSUs designed to provide PC builders with real-time power monitoring and control. The E Series lineup includes 500W, 650W, and 850W models, all 80 PLUS Gold certified. For these PSUs, NZXT partnered with Seasonic, one of the most highly-regarded PSU manufacturers, and worked with them to enhance their Focus+ Gold platform and PMBus architecture, adding a powerful Texas Instruments DSP and USB connectivity.
“The PSU is a critical part of your PC. Our goal for creating a smarter PC capable of automatically responding to the demands of the application--whether you are browsing the web, drafting email, or playing your favorite game--includes adding control and monitoring to devices that are integral to the system,” said Johnny Hou, founder and CEO of NZXT. “Our E Series PSUs are another step in completing this vision. You can track the performance of the PSU in real time, monitor temperature and total power-on hours, and even enable multi-rail OCP for additional protection of key components using CAM--our innovative software solution at the heart of our smart PC.”
NZXT E Series PSUs Key Features
- Active monitoring for the 12V, 5V, and 3.3V rails
- Total power-on time tracking enabled using the embedded real-time clock (RTC)
- Digital multi-rail over-current protection (OCP) for all three 12V outputs, with adjustable thresholds for the 12V CPU (4+4 pin) and GPU (6+2 pin PCIe) connections
- Japanese capacitors rated at 105°C
- 80 PLUS Gold certification
- Fully modular design means you use only the cables you need
- 10-year Warranty and NZXT Service and Support
MONITOR YOUR PERFORMANCE The E Series uses a powerful digital signal processor (DSP) providing real-time wattage indicators for the three 12V rails, along with total uptime and internal temperature. Compare CPU and GPU power draw to their rated TDP and track historical data using CAM.
SAFER POWER In addition to providing high-precision monitoring, the onboard DSP lets you enable independent over-current protection (OCP) for the 12V output to the motherboard, CPU, and GPU, providing even better protection for your expensive components.
RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT All 80 PLUS Gold certified E Series PSUs are built using Japanese capacitors, rated to 105° C, providing long-term durability and reliability, and are backed by a 10-year limited warranty.
RUN SILENT When powering loads under 100W total, the 0dB Mode provides fully silent operation. Using CAM, you can optimize your own fan curve to suit your system or choose between the Silent, Performance, or Fixed preset modes. ALL THE ESSENTIALS E Series PSUs support single- or multi-GPU builds and the fully modular design means you use just the connections you need for your build, reducing cable clutter and simplifying system building and expansion
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 22, 2018 - 09:00 AM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: tempered glass, nzxt, mid-tower, H500i, H500, enclosure, case, CAM, budget, affordable
NZXT has announced a pair of new cases with the H500 and H500i, mid-tower designs both featuring a tempered glass side panel. We looked at the previous H700i case a few months back, and these similar H500 cases combine elements of the H700i and popular S340 to create a pair of budget-friendly options at $69.99 for the standard model. and $99.99 for the CAM-powered H500i.
The NZXT H500 (left) and H500i (right, with optional vertical GPU bracket)
“With the H500, we’ve taken everything we learned from both our top-selling S340 line and our recent H Series products to offer an updated, feature rich chassis that continues our commitment to designing affordable premium hardware. From the stunning tempered glass to its durable all-steel construction, the H500 and H500i give builders of all levels everything they need to build an extraordinary gaming machine.”
NZXT breaks down the features of both models:
- H500 / H500i features:
- Modern design and builder-friendly features
- Premium, all-steel construction with the sleek H Series aesthetic; available in four color combinations
- Tempered glass side panel showcases your build
- Wire management is made easy with an intuitive, patent-pending cable management system
- Water-cooling installation is simplified using a removable bracket for either all-in-one CPU coolers or custom loop configurations
Matte Black with Blue is one of four color options
- H500i exclusive features:
- The Smart Device, a built-in RGB and digital fan controller powered by CAM, delivers HUE+ and GRID+ functionality and includes two pre-installed fans and RGB LED strips.
- An optional Adaptive Noise Reduction fan control mode in CAM measures CPU and GPU temperatures, as well as ambient and system component sound levels to create custom fan curves that optimize the balance between cooling and noise
- Integrated, CAM-powered RGB lighting allows for dynamic personalization of each and every build
- Vertical GPU mount (optional) showcases the gaming power inside
The H500 cases offer some of the integrated cable routing seen on the H700i
The new H500 series cases will be available "early June" and are offered in four color combinations: matte white, matte black. matte black/red, and matte black/blue. Pre-orders are available from NZXT's online store.
Introduction and First Impressions
NZXT has proven to be willing to adapt and innovate in the competitive DIY PC space, introducing their own software control suite (CAM) to control cooling and lighting effects in 2014, and this year launching their first motherboard. We have have seen CAM in action with products like the Kraken AiO liquid CPU coolers, which required the software to fully unlock their potential - both thermally and visually (RGB) speaking, and it's an integral part of the new H700i enclosure.
“The H700i showcases NZXT’s vision for modern PC building. This premium mid-tower case features a unique CAM Powered Smart Device that digitally drives RGB lighting and fan performance. You can effortlessly control RGB lighting and fans, while Adaptive Noise Reduction optimizes your build’s acoustics through machine learning and ideal fan settings. Includes four integrated Aer F fans and two RGB LED to enhance the aesthetics of your build as seen through the H700i’s stunning tempered glass panel.”
Now that NZXT has brought that CAM software feature-set to enclosures beginning with the H700i mid-tower we have for you today, we will pay close attention to the way the integrated "Smart Device" - a module that controls fans and lighting - fits into the usual thermal/noise equation. OEM systems from the likes of Dell with their Alienware desktops have used similar dedicated hardware for cooling and lighting control, and it's interesting to see this enter the DIY space. How important is software control of cooling and RGB effects to you? That depends, of course, and partly on how easy it is to use.
We will take a close look in and around this new enclosure, and while it’s on the test bench we will see how the stylish H700i stacks up with thermal and noise results vs. some other recent cases - and test the H700i both with and without CAM software optimization to see what sort of difference it makes in practice. Let’s get started!
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 19, 2017 - 07:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: H700i, H400i, H200i, nzxt, Grid+ V3, CAM
To start with the most interesting of the four product announcements from NZXT, take a look at the Grid+ V3. This is a smart fan controller which offers both voltage and PWM control via the CAM software suite.
There are six separate channels on the Grid, allowing you to control each fan individually or you can use the included splitters to add more than one fan to a channel. You are able to choose between manual control or the Adaptive Noise Reduction feature to allow the device to determine the proper fan curves for your system, even if you swap hardware after the initial setup.
Along with their advanced fan controller, NZXT announced three new cases, the H700i, H400i, and H200i. The H700i is a full sized case standing 230x494x494mm and is capable of holding even eATX motherboards with seven slots. It is also a good choice for data hoarders, with seven 2.5" bays and up to three 3.5" bays. It is available now for $200.
The H400i is the mATX case, a svelte 210x393x421mm in size but still able to handle a pair of 120/140mm fans or radiators in the front, behind the filters you can see as the front panel has been removed in the picture below. It will be available late next month for $140.
Last, and only least in volume is the H200i, the mini-ITX case. At 210x334x372mm and 6kg in weight it is not quite as small as a NUC, good news for those of us who need a bit of space to manoeuvre when installing components. It will arrive before the end of the year, for about $120.
All of the above cases are constructed with SECC steel and tempered glass side panels, available in matte black or white as well as matte black with blue or red trim. The cases are compatible with the CAM software mentioned previously and have space to install the GRID+ V3 digital controller. Your R's G's and B's can be managed through NZXT's HUE+ software, with support for numerous LED strips as well as ones built into your components. Aer F fans are included or you could take advantage of the drop-in brackets and integrated reservoir mounting to switch to watercooling.