Cases/Cooling/PSUs

Small form-factor gaming PCs are on the rise these days, but because leading-edge components like CPUs and GPUs tend to produce a lot of heat and therefore require bulky cooling systems, it is not easy to build a truly compact PC with top-of-the-range components. Some makers of chassis attempt to design compact cases for gaming desktops, and this week NZXT introduced its Mini-ITX case for systems with leading-edge hardware. Alongside the Mini-ITX case, the company also unveiled its NZXT BLD H1 Mini PC that packs Intel’s Core i9-9900K and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super. The NZXT H1 Mini-ITX case is dual-chamber 13.6-liter vertical chassis made of stainless steel and tempered glass that can house a Mini-ITX motherboard, an up to 305-mm long 2.5-wide graphics card...

A Custom Loop LCS for a Compact PC? Corsair Floats Hydro X XD3 Pump/Reservoir

Corsair has unveiled its new Hydro X XD3 RGB pump/reservoir combo, which is designed for building ultra-compact custom loop liquid cooling systems for smaller enthusiast-class PCs. As SFF gaming...

16 by Anton Shilov yesterday

Arctic Reveals Freezer 7 X: A $20 Tower Cooler With LGA1200 Compatibility

When it comes to cooling, the attention of most PC enthusiasts is drawn towards high performance air or liquid CPU coolers that can handle overclocked high-end processors without breaking...

15 by Anton Shilov on 2/19/2020

EKWB & InWin Team Up for 909EK: An Ultimate Case for An Ultimate Price

EKWB and InWin this week started sales of their jointly developed EK-Quantum InWin 909EK limited edition chassis. The case is designed to offer ultimate liquid cooling performance required by...

9 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2020

EKWB Releases New Closed-Loop EK-AIO Cooling Systems w/RGB

Historically, EKWB has been best known for its custom, open-loop liquid cooling systems designed for experienced enthusiasts. But as closed-loop factory-assembled cooling systems are increasingly popular among many DIYers...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2020

Cooler Master MasterAir G200P Super Low Profile RGB Cooler: 39.4mm for 95W

Cooler Master has introduced its new CPU cooler for small form-factor PCs. The MasterAir G200P is 39.4 mm tall, and CM claims it features an advanced heatsink, a relatively...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/29/2020

NZXT Unveils Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 Series Closed-Loop CPU Coolers

NZXT has introduced its new Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 closed-loop CPU coolers. The coolers are compatible with all modern platforms and are based on Asetek’s latest pumps, offering...

22 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2020

NZXT Releases C-Series PSUs: 80Plus Gold and up to 850W, Built By Seasonic

NZXT has introduced its new lineup of essential power supplies for gaming systems that promise high quality at reasonable prices. NZXT’s modular C-series PSUs will be available in 650...

10 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2020

Want a $50k Mac Pro Cheese Grater? Get a $60 PC Cheese Grater!

One of the more bemusing aspects of 2019 was the launch of the new Mac Pro. Powered by Intel’s Xeon W CPUs, it offered a range of options such...

58 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/14/2020

Taking Immersion in Gaming One Step Further: Full PC Immersion with the CoolBitts ICEbox

One of the news items that went under the radar at Supercomputing was from CoolBitts. The company focuses on fully immersed systems whereby the CPU, GPU, and all the...

30 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/30/2019

TureMetal Builds a Fanless 32-Core EPYC PC with an RTX 2070

Turemetal, a maker of cases for fanless PCs, has published photos of a passively cooled system featuring an AMD EPYC processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card...

23 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2019

FSP to Demonstrate T-Wings 2-in-1 Chassis at CES: Two Semi-Open PCs in One Box

FSP is a relatively new player in the market for retail PC chassis, so it often goes to great lenghts to attract the attention of enthusiasts and build up...

10 by Anton Shilov on 12/20/2019

The Cougar Helor 240-360 CPU Liquid Cooler Review: A Top Tier Start In CPU Cooling

Today we are taking a look at Cougar’s colorful entry into the liquid cooling market, the Helor all-in-one CPU liquid coolers. With the new coolers that are boasting top...

21 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/9/2019

GELID Unveils SubZero M.2 XL: A DIY Cooling System for M.2-22110 SSDs

GELID has introduced a rather unusual product: an aftermarket heatsink designed for SSDs that use the server/workstation-oriented M.2-22110 form-factor. The SubZero M.2 XL aluminum heatsink is shipped with two...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/3/2019

Best PC Power Supplies: Holiday 2019

Now that you've picked out your CPU, it's time to start picking out the rest of your system components. And perhaps the most humble but overlooked of these components...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/28/2019

Arctic’s Freezer 50 TR Air Cooler w/ RGB for AMD’s Threadripper Launched

Arctic has formally introduced its Freezer 50 TR cooler for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, which promises to remain quiet even when the CPU gets hot. The socket TR4-only cooler...

10 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2019

The SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1200-PTS 1200W PSU Review: Small in Size, Big on Compliance

Today we are taking a look at a special PSU from SilverStone, the ST1200-PTS. The latest addition to the Strider series appears like a typical 80Plus Platinum 1200W PSU...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/11/2019

Cryorig C7 G Is A 47mm Low-Profile Cooler with a Graphene Coating, Rated for 125W

Cryorig has introduced its low-profile CPU cooling system for small form-factor PCs that can dissipate up to 125 W. Featuring a 47-mm z-height and a 97-mm depth/width, the Cryorig...

57 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2019

FSP Launches FlexGuru 250W & 300W Modular FlexATX PSUs

FSP has introduced its first FlexATX power supplies, which will be available through retail channels and value added resellers. The FlexGuru PSUs are fully modular and are rated at...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2019

The Fractal Design Ion+ 760P 80Plus Platinum PSU Review: A High-End PSU For the Mainstream Builder

Fractal Design is releasing their new high-end PSU series, the Ion+. The series consists of four units with power outputs ranging from 560 to 860 Watts, all with impressive...

27 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/6/2019

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