Cases/Cooling/PSUs

Since Threadripper was first spotted in the wild, enthusiasts interested in the CPU noticed just how big the CPU actually was. For the past several CPU generations, the size of the integrated heat spreader (IHS) on high-end platforms has not changed too much from either Intel nor AMD. Threadripper, however, is a game changer. It is nearly twice the size of an Intel LGA2066 CPU, and that much larger surface area is expected to have heatsink contact across the entire IHS for the best cooling results out of anything trying to cool it. A concern comes with existing heatsinks and their now diminutive base plates; they don’t cover the entire IHS. Heatsink and water-block makers are forced to update their designs or face potentially...

Arctic Announces the Freezer 33 TR: An Air Cooler Designed for AMD’s Threadripper

Arctic has announced a special version of its popular Freezer 33-series cooler, this time designed specifically for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper microprocessor. The cooler is not only physically compatible with...

6 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

Enermax Shrinks Depth of Platimax D.F. 80 Plus Platinum 1200 W PSU to 6.3”/16 cm

Enermax this week introduced its new family of 80 Plus Platinum PSUs for ATX desktop computers. The new PSUs are said to be able to clean themselves from dust...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/10/2017

Enermax Launches LiqTech TR4 AIO LCS for AMD's Threadripper: 100% IHS Coverage, 500 W TDP

Enermax on Thursday introduced its new family of closed-loop liquid coolers designed specifically for AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The new custom-made LiqTech TR4 AIO LCS feature waterblocks cover...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/10/2017

Lian-Li Announces Availability of the DK-05 Motorized Adjustable PC Desk

Lian-Li has been a staple in the PC industry for a number of years now, producing a number of well built and equally well designed aluminum PC cases. They...

16 by Joe Shields on 8/4/2017

Silverstone Announces New SFF Chassis: RVZ03 With RGB Light Strip

Silverstone, a familiar face in several enthusiast markets, has announced a new Small Form Factor (SFF) case, the RVZ03. Nestled in its Raven "extreme enthusiast chassis" line, the RVZ03...

20 by Joe Shields on 7/28/2017

EagleTree and Partners Acquire Majority Stake in Corsair for $525 Million

EagleTree Capital, the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario (IMCO), and the Honeywell pension fund on Wednesday announced that they had reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2017

Alphacool Releases Two New SSD Coolers: Passive HDX-2 and Watercooled HDX-3

This week Alphacool announced the availability of their new M.2 SSD Coolers, the HDX-2 and HDX-3. Some may recall the original HDX M.2 cooler was a simple, passive, clip...

17 by Joe Shields on 7/20/2017

EKWB Releases New RGB Monoblock for MSI X299 Motherboards

This week, the Slovenian based liquid cooling manufacturer, EKWB (EK Water Blocks) released a new monoblock which is custom made for specific MSI X299 motherboards, and named the EK-FB...

3 by Joe Shields on 7/20/2017

EKWB Launches Aftermarket EK-M.2 Aluminum Heatsink for M.2 SSDs

EKWB (EK Water Blocks) on Wednesday introduced a useful but slightly different to their normal routine type of product. The company has started to sell its EK-M.2 NVMe passive...

25 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2017

The Enermax Revolution SFX 650W PSU Review: Compact & Capable

High performance SFX PSUs are gaining ground on the market and Enermax joins the train with the Revolution SFX series. The Revolution SFX units are modular, 80Plus Gold certified...

11 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/30/2017

Seasonic Demos PRIME Fanless Titanium: 600 W, 12-Year Warranty, 80Plus Titanium

Earlier this year Seasonic launched its PRIME Titanium family of 80Plus Titanium-certified power supplies, which consisted of three models ranging from 650W to 850W. Meanwhile at this year's Computex...

21 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

The SilverStone Argon AR07 Cooler Review: Tower Cooling on a Budget

In today's review we are taking a look at the SilverStone Argon AR07 cooler. It is a large tower cooler that is making use of a 140 mm cooling...

31 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/9/2017

Cooler Master Shows Concept Coolers: Closed-Loop Heat Pipe and Flying Saucer

Hardware manufacturers use trade shows not only to display upcoming commercial products, but also to demonstrate and collect feedback on concept devices that may or may not become full...

17 by Anton Shilov on 6/8/2017

FSP Demonstrates Hydro PTM+ 1200 W: a Liquid-Cooled PSU with RGB LEDs

FSP has demonstrated an ATX power supply unit with liquid cooling at Computex. The manufacturer claims that liquid cooling ensures that the PSU stays quiet even under high loads...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/2/2017

The Fractal Design Celsius S24 & S36 AIO Coolers Review

In this review we are having a look at the newly released Celsius S24 and S36 AIO liquid cooling kits from Fractal Design, the Swedish manufacturer of PC components...

27 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/2/2017

Fractal Design Unveils Focus G Series Cases

Fractal Design has just launched two new cases under the banner of the new Focus G series. The Focus G is a standard ATX mid-tower, while the Focus G...

14 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/25/2017

The 140mm Slim Tower CPU Cooler Roundup: Thin & Light Done Just Right

In today's review we are having a look at four popular “slim” type 140 mm tower coolers from Noctua, Phanteks, Thermalright and Be Quiet! How do their thermal and...

75 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/24/2017

Lian Li Launches PC-O12 Mid-Tower: Three Chambers, E-ATX, LCS-Focused

Lian Li has started to sell its new PC-O12 chassis for high-performance gaming desktops. The new mid-tower computer case from the company has an unorthodox construction that allows fitting...

6 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2017

Lian Li Launches ASUS ROG-Inspired PC-O11WGX Case: Two Chambers, E-ATX, USB-C

Lian Li has introduced its new chassis for advanced desktops, the PC-O11WGX. The company's latest case has two chambers for more efficient cooling, is compatible with motherboards in the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/13/2017

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