Monday, March 3, 2014

Sharkoon Launches ATX Gaming Tower in "Brawny Design"

The Sharkoon BD28 is a tailored gaming ATX case in a brawny design, which is available in the exterior colors black and gunmetal. With the black version, the colors red, blue or green can be selected for the interior finish with the front LEDs and case fans also illuminating in the corresponding color. The gunmetal edition is available with two blue LED fans and a black interior finish. 

The provided acrylic side panel provides insight into the inner workings. Thanks to the issued side panels and its 235 mm width, installation of very large tower coolers with a maximum height of 179 mm is ensured. Extra-long graphics cards of up to 415 mm can also be installed due to its modular hard drive management. While fully equipped with the maximum number of 2.5" hard drives/SSDs the case still offers enough space for VGA cards up to 325 mm.      

A low-noise 120 mm fan is pre-installed behind the massive mesh front and also in the back of the BD28. In addition, it offers flexible fan installation possibilities with either two 120 mm, two 140 mm or one 180 mm fans can be mounted on the top with a dust filter. An additional 120 mm fan can be installed in the front.

Two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 as well as two audio ports in the front offers fast access for the connection of peripheral devices. In the event that the mainboard does not have an internal 19-pin USB 3.0 connector, the USB 3.0 ports can also optionally be used in USB 2.0 mode.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thermaltake Introduces the Toughpower Gold Series Power Supply Units

Taipei, Taiwan – February 27, 2014 Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units is pleased to announce its high performance power supply line Toughpower Gold Series (750W/650W/550W). 

The Thermaltake Toughpower series is a premium 80 PLUS GOLD certified power supply that uses the highest quality components for stable performance, excellent features with unbeatable efficiency vital to the current high-end system in market even in demanding conditions. 

With the 80Plus Gold certification for its high power efficiency and a single strong 12V rail flexibly routes the maximum available power to your CPU and graphics card, offering maximized power usage and easy setup. Toughpower Gold Series comes with modular design to reduce cable clutter; and ultra-quiet fan delivers silent cooling, thus the entire computer and power supply can operate at its peak moment.

Silent Cooling Minimizes Noise Levels
Ultra-quiet 14cm fan comes with a noise level of around 18dB at typical load to provide silent cooling for your PC.

80 PLUS Gold Certified & Haswell Ready
Delivering up to 87%-92% efficiency under real world load conditions to promise lowest power losses. Toughpower Grand is also already prepared for the new Intel Haswell processors to achieve maximum energy savings.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thermaltake Introduces the New Non-Interference CPU Cooler Series

Taipei, Taiwan – February 21, 2014Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units announces the most innovative product, NiC Series CPU Coolers. Incorporating the latest proprietary technology, Thermaltake introduces to the world the all new NiC series in 2014 (L31/L32), inspired from its name “non-interference cooler”, fully compatible with RAM of all kinds, ideally for power users who fill their RAM slots with taller high-end overclocked RAM. This also brings the air cooler industry another level towards silence, performance and compatibility.

Uninterrupted New Standard
NiC L31/ NiC L32 solves the problem that high performance RAM and CPU coolers cannot co-exist in the past, it achieves the best RAM clearance allowing user to install high end overclock RAM with coolers with ease.

Enhanced Airflow
Three solid Φ 8mm Direct Contact Heat-pipes conduct the heat effectively, support up to 160W (L32:180W). This ensures the best possible heat dissipation performance conducting heat effectively.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sharkoon Launches the Modular WPM V2 Power Supply Series

Sharkoon introduces with the new WPM V2 series the successor to the popular WPM power supplies. The WPM series in Version 2 has an efficiency of over 80% and meets the latest ATX V2.3 standard. Also new is the revised modular cable management system, which now offers two PCIe cables with a 6+2 pin connector for graphics cards. 

For the first time, the V2 is available in 700 watts; the predecessor was available with a maximum of 600 watts. In addition, the WPM V2 includes a cable with three 4-pin peripheral device connectors, a cable with two 4-pin peripheral device connectors, a floppy connector as well as two SATA cables, each with three 15-pin connectors. Thus, it is possible for the user to only install the cables needed for their PC components. This not only ensures order within the case, but also improves internal airflow.

WPM V2 power supplies are cooled by a quiet 140 mm fan operating at low speed and corresponding low noise volume, while ensuring high airflow. The standby power consumption is a maximum 0.3 watts.

The WPM V2 power supplies are available with 400, 500, 600 and 700 watts. Packaging includes a power cord, a set of modular cables, a manual, mounting screws and a cable bag.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thermaltake Releases the Core V71 Innovative Full Tower Chassis

Taipei, Taiwan – January 17, 2014 Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units today officially releasing new full-tower PC case – Thermaltake Core V71; the new of its kind concept for more versatility and adaptability to any configuration. The Core V71 full-tower E-ATX case gives PC enthusiast flexible installation and keeps the system cool. Users can modify for superior liquid cooling or superb airflow through seamless operation. This new chassis is the ultimate powerhouse suitable for any type of PC enthusiast – no matter liquid cooling or extreme airflow.

Enthusiast Design
Engineered with the subtle curves, bold textures and clean lines, among many award winning case designs from Thermaltake, the Core V71 keeps it to include enthusiast level features while keeping the design simple. The massive mesh design maintains a constant stream of fresh air inside the case while keeping the hot air out. With integration of fan controller and LED indicator, which offering a perfect complement outside of the chassis.

Fully Modular Concept
A highly customizable 5.25” & 3.5” drive bay feature enables users to freely interchange the 3.5” hard-drive cages to suit one’s need and removing the 5.25” & 3.5” drive bays to gain maximum interior space for advance cooling performance or liquid system build.

Tool-free Installation
Core V71 is build with exclusive back tray design allows user to assemble and expand easily and fast when all the drive cages have been removed.  Time saving screw-less assembly with 5.25” & 3.5” tool-free drive bay design minimized the hassles of installing ODD and HDD devices for convenience and ease of accessibility

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ECS Introduces the Z87H3-M, the Smartest Z87 MicroATX Motherboard

January, 15th, 2014 – ECS is pleased to announce the Z87H3-M, the smartest Z87 MicroATX motherboard choice on the market for high-end gamers. The Z87H3-M is packed with features that enhance the gaming experience out of the box and provides a future upgrade path, all while still being affordable price.

This is an ECS Durathon board, which means it has the Triple Density moisture-proof PCB, ultra-high Extreme Temperature Resistance, and extra-stringent testing. ECS Z87H3-M features 100% durable, heat-resistant solid capacitors for an ultra-long, stable life, even with the serious electrical and thermal demands of the latest gaming hardware. Solid capacitors typically provide a lifetime 6 times longer than the electrolytic capacitors used in lower-quality products. Meanwhile external connectors, such as VGA, USB and LAN ports, feature heavy-duty ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection, to protect delicate internal components from static and other electrical disturbances.

Up to 3 independent displays are supported, with 1 HDMI port (DP optional), 1 DVI port, and a VGA port to ensure compatibility with any kind of monitor. There's also 8-channel audio onboard for thunderous gaming sound and vivid music.

Unlimited Expansion and Upgrade Potential
ECS Z87H3-M features a host of expansion options. There are dual channel 4 x DDR3 1600 slots for up to 32GB of DRAM, meeting the demands of modern 64-bit operating systems. On board there are 2 PCI Express x16 slots for extreme fast AMD Crossfire X support (1 x Generation 3, and 1 x Generation 2 running in 4x mode), a PCI Express x1 slot, and also a PCI slot for compatibility with other cards.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

CyberpowerPC Debuts Zeus Mini Small Form Factor Series at CES

CITY of INDUSTRY, CA (January 7, 2014) – CyberPower Inc. www.cyberpowerpc.com, a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, will announce several new gaming and entertainment systems at the Consumer Electronics Show that will raise the bar for power and performance in compact enclosures.

The CYBERPOWERPC CES line-up includes the Zeus Mini small-form-factor gaming desktop, the living room revolutionizing Steam Machine, the play-anywhere-anytime Fang Battle Box mobile gaming system, a new generation of Fangbook notebook PCs powered by a new level of GPUs, and the high-performance thermoelectric Voltair CPU cooler by V3.   The lines can be previewed at the CYBERPOWERPC meeting suite at The Palazzo on Las Vegas Strip January 7-9.

Zeus Mini - Next Level SFF Gaming

CYBERPOWERPC’s new Zeus Mini is armed and dangerous. Packed inside a custom small form factor (SFF) gaming chassis that measures just 4.4-inches wide, 17.4 inches long, and 13 inches high, the Zeus Mini boasts enough processing- and graphics-crunching power to rival any full-size desktop PC. 

Customers can choose between a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor or an AMD Kaveri A-series processor to power efficient multitasking and flawlessly run the most graphically-intense games. Both processor options include multi-core support and dual-channel DDR3 gaming memory performance.

The Zeus Mini delivers the realism and immersion that gamers demand with its ability to accommodate full-size dual GPU video cards. Customers can equip their Zeus Mini with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700 Series of graphics or with the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 series. And with customization options such as dual-channel DDR3 gaming performance memory of up to 2133MHz speeds and fast SSDs from Intel®, Corsair, and others, the Zeus Mini ensures you will experience no bottlenecks when loading maps and dungeons.