Cases/Cooling/PSUs

Arctic this week added its first passive cooler that is compatible with AMD’s AM4 processors into its lineup of products. The Alpine AM4 was designed for APUs and CPUs that dissipate no more than 47 W, which is common for modern mainstream chips that feature reduced TDP. The Arctic Alpine AM4 passive cooler is made of black anodized aluminum, features 21 rather thick fins, and weighs 557 grams. The heat sink has a z-height of 81 mm and measures 100 × 100 mm on its sides, so it has to be installed into relatively spacious cases. Speaking of installation, it is worth mentioning that the Alpine AM4 ships with four screws with springs, so the installation of the device is fairly simple. To further things...

Streacom DA2: Small Form Factor, Big Possibilities

Streacom has announced a new Small Form Factor (SFF) PC chassis named the DA2. In their own words, the DA2 is a 'compact ITX case designed to strike a...

19 by Joe Shields 2 days ago

Cryorig Set to Reveal the Dual Heatpipe Frostbit M.2 SSD Cooler

With the ever-raging debate about the correlation of high thermals and the performance throttling of M.2 SSDs being a hot topic, Cryorig intends to unveil an interesting and aggressive...

13 by Gavin Bonshor 2 days ago

Cooler Master Announces TUF Gaming Alliance with ASUS

Cooler Master recently announced a partnership with ASUS to produce a new line of TUF Gaming-branded products in collaboration with ASUS’ TUF Gaming initiatives. TUF Gaming is a product...

6 by Joe Shields on 5/16/2018

When Size Matters: Corsair Launches Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower Case

A few days ago, Corsair announced the launch of its most ambitious and largest case yet with the new Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower PC Case. Just as its name implies...

15 by Joe Shields on 5/15/2018

EKWB Releases New Hard Tubing Series Watercooling Kits

EKWB has offered enthusiasts water cooling parts and complete kits for years now. The kits are intended to simplify custom water cooling in what can be a complicated matter...

11 by Joe Shields on 5/10/2018

Corsair Releases Value-Priced Carbide SPEC-05 Mid-Tower Case

Corsair announced the release of a new case in the Carbide series, which they've named the SPEC-05 Mid-Tower Gaming Case. The $50 chassis adds to Corsair's SPEC value segment...

10 by Joe Shields on 5/8/2018

The SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1000-PT & ST1200-PT PSU Review: Tenured

In today's review we are taking a look at the SilverStone Strider Platinum 1000W and 1200W PSUs. Clearly designed for top-tier gaming and workstation systems with more than two...

20 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/4/2018

Bykski Announces Real-Time Temperature Monitoring Fittings for Watercooling

Bykski has unveiled two new real-time temperature sensor monitors, both featuring LCD displays capable of displaying real-time temperature information on its screen to the users. The Bykski B-TME-SE-AL and...

16 by Joe Shields on 4/27/2018

EKWB Releases Its First X470 Series Monoblock for ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming

With the release of the new X470 based chipset for the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs, board partners have brought to market new motherboards designed to support AMD's new...

4 by Joe Shields on 4/25/2018

Cooler Master Announces ML120R/240R AIO Liquid Coolers: Addressable RGB

Cooler Master has unveiled new coolers in their MasterLiquid line of closed loop AIO cooling that was released in late 2017. The MasterLiquid ML240R RGB (240mm) and ML120R RGB...

9 by Joe Shields on 4/18/2018

The Emperor of Efficiency: Corsair's AX1600i PSU Rules Alone (Review)

In today's review we are taking a look at Corsairs AX1600i, the company's new flagship PSU. Although it is physically smaller than its predecessor, the AX1600i brings higher-than 80Plus...

39 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/18/2018

Glorious Glass: Lian Li Alpha Series Cases Now Available

Back in November 2017, Lian Li announced the new Alpha series of cases. The Alpha 330 and Alpha 550 cases were designed to bring users a steel internal frame...

15 by Joe Shields on 3/28/2018

More Glass: New FSP CMT330 and CMT520 Gaming PC Cases

FSP has announced two new mid-tower cases: the FSP CMT330 and the FSP CMT520. The two new cases feature FSP’s “halo cover” mirrored floor plate which sits on top...

6 by Joe Shields on 3/14/2018

Analyzing Threadripper Thermals: Big Base Cooling Wins

AMD's Threadripper processors step quite far outside typical CPU designs in several ways, one of which is their relatively massive physical size. The CPU’s surface area is much greater...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/14/2018

NZXT Expands Kraken AIO Lineup: Their First 360mm AIO, New Kraken M Series

NZXT has announced the expansion of its Kraken all-in-one liquid CPU cooler family with the addition of the X72 and M22 AIOs. The X72 is a 360mm AIO &ndash...

8 by Joe Shields on 3/9/2018

Cooler Master Announces availability of New H500P Mesh White Mid-Tower Case

At CES this year, Cooler Master made a slew of announcements from keyboards, power supplies, air and AIO CPU coolers, to a lot of cases. One of the cases...

6 by Joe Shields on 2/28/2018

New EKWB Threadripper X399 Monoblocks for GIGABYTE and MSI

EKWB has announced the release of two new monoblocks made for GIGABYTE and MSI Threadripper X399 motherboards. Both blocks are an all-in-one (CPU and power delivery) cooling solution...

11 by Joe Shields on 2/20/2018

FSP’s Liquid-Cooled Power Supply: The Hydro PTM+ 1200W, Only $700, With RGB

FSP this week has announced that its Hydro PTM+ 1200 W/1400 W power supply, featuring a liquid cooling block that was originally demonstrated at Computex 2017, would hit the...

12 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2018

iBuyPower at CES 2018: Putting a Monitor Inside A Snowblind PC

One of the most esoteric elements to CES this year was in the iBuyPower booth. iBuyPower is a system integrator rather than a components manufacturer, so it comes across...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2018

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