be quiet!, the German manufacturer for premium PC components, is today celebrating its 20th anniversary. Founded near Hamburg, Germany as a distribution company for PC components, Listan GmbH soon saw potential in silent PC components. The first product under the brand “be quiet!” was released in 2002: a noise-dampening mat, followed in 2003 by a PC power supply equipped with noise-minimizing technology. In 2009, be quiet! introduced the first Silent Wings case fan, followed by CPU coolers one year later. In 2014, the first be quiet! chassis saw the light of day.
In the past 20 years, be quiet! has introduced critical acclaimed products such as the Silent Wings fan series and the Dark Rock CPU cooler series, and ground-breaking high-end products such as the Dark Base Pro 900 PC chassis and Dark Power Pro 12 PSU. To celebrate this important milestone, be quiet! is introducing a new FX product range to its portfolio, consisting of the Pure Base 500 FX chassis, Pure Loop 2 FX AIO water cooler series, and Pure Rock 2 FX air cooler. The connecting theme of these FX products is easy to spot: be quiet! has fully embraced ARGB!
Pure Base 500 FX
What happens when you improve one of be quiet!’s most popular PC cases, the Pure Base 500DX, with more ARGB features? The result is the Pure Base 500 FX, which offers the same design, rounded feature set and easy installation options found in its predecessor, but adds ARGB light effects inside the chassis and additional cooling fans by replacing the three Pure Wings 2 140mm fans with four Light Wings ARGB fans (3x 120mm and 1x 140mm). A hub for up to six ARGB devices and six PWM fans is included with the Pure Base 500 FX for easier control. Pure Base 500 FX is available in at a recommended retail price of $149.90 / €149.90 / £146.99.
Pure Loop 2 FX
Compared to the current Pure Loop series, Pure Loop 2 FX brings stunning improvements to the table for this AIO water cooler: the white LEDs around the cooling block are replaced with ARGB LEDs, while the Pure Wings 2 PWM high-speed fans on the radiator make room for Light Wings PWM high-speed fans for higher static pressure and better visual effects. By popular demand the pump is now PWM-adjustable, allowing better fine-tuning of the performance/noise balance. On top of that, the water cooler includes an ARGB and PWM fan hub. Pure Loop 2 FX is available in three models at a recommended retail price of $129.90 / €129.90 / £123.90 (240mm), $139.90 / €139.90 / £129.99 (280mm), and $154.90 / €154.90 / £144.99 (360mm).
Pure Rock 2 FX
Last but not least, the popular mainstream Pure Rock 2 air cooler has received an FX-style upgrade as well, where the Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM fan is replaced with a Light Wings 120mm PWM high-speed for better performance and ARGB support. Pure Rock 2 FX will be available at a recommended retail price of $52.90 / €52.90 / £46.99.
All FX products are available online and in stores as of today. In the months of August and September, select partners offers these products at special promotional prices that are up to $30 / €30 under the suggested retail prices.
It's believed Italy's government will fund up to 40 percent of the facility. The plant is part of a broader European investment drive from Intel, the chip giant plans to invest $88 billion in Europe over the coming decade. Previously, Intel announced two semiconductor fabs in Magdeburg, Germany.
Asking not to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter, the sources said the government of outgoing Prime Minister Mario Draghi was working to have an agreement in place by the end of August, ahead of a snap national election scheduled on Sept. 25.
Sources have previously told Reuters that Rome is ready to fund as much as 40% of Intel's total investment in Italy, which is expected to rise over time from the initial $5 billion.
FSP Group, the leading manufacturer of high-performance power supplies today, announces the brand new HYDRO PTM X PRO series power supplies.
Small, powerful, and stylish, FSP's new HYDRO PTM X PRO series power supplies bring unparalleled versatility with an all-new, revolutionary design built into a robust 130mm chassis. Highly compatible with any mid-tower PC case, the unique short footprint of the new HYDRO PTM X PRO power supplies far exceeds the performance of a regular power supply with a superior power density in comparison to a regular 190mm PSU. Furthermore, they come painted with an industrial-grade conformal coating that protects the power supply in harsh conditions, such as dust, stain, and humid work environments.
80 Plus® Platinum-certified, the latest HYDRO PTM X PRO series power supplies are fully modular, delivering up to 1000W with low noise and high-efficiency power across all connected components. Carrying FSP's game-changing Eco semi-fanless fan control switch, these new power supply units are the best choice for users looking for a noise-free system unit.
Available for users in 850W, and 1000W units, the HYDRO PTM X PRO series power supplies are highly suitable for gamers and content creators who request superior performance and outstanding durability.
Built to perform exceptionally well under high-demand workloads the HYDRO PTM X PRO series power supplies utilize superior Japanese capacitors including bulk capacitors designed to withstand up to 450V, 105°C and avoid the infamous capacitor leakage problem. Additionally, 3.3V & 5V DC-DC module design improves the reliability and enables high component compatibility with low ripple noise that effectively reduces interference of system components, prolonging hardware lifespan.
Showcasing FSP's superior engineering capability, these new power supplies carry cutting-edge technologies like the LLC half-bridge topology that allows zero voltage switching of the main switches, lowering switching losses and boosting system efficiency drastically.
Furthermore, a single +12V rail power output design enables efficient power delivery to modern graphic cards ensuring outstanding performance and stability.
To conclude, FSP's new HYDRO PTM X PRO series power supplies are the best choice for gamers and content creators who look to build high-performance systems in a compact mid tower case. They deliver outstanding performance, unrivaled stability, and lifelong durability.
CORSAIR® (NASDAQ: CRSR), a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 memory, equipping the celebrated VENGEANCE RGB, a top choice for performance enthusiasts, with DDR5 technology. Optimized for the latest gaming PCs and workstations, and available in black or white color options, these modules deliver sensational DDR5 performance with stunning RGB style.
Launching initially in speeds up to 6,400MT/s and capacities up to 32GB (2x16GB), with frequencies up to 6,600MT/s and 2x32GB kits available soon, VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 lights up your system with a modern new design illuminated by brilliant RGB, while delivering the higher frequencies, greater capacities, and faster performance of DDR5.
VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 boasts dynamic, individually addressable ten-zone RGB lighting, encased in a panoramic light bar that wraps around the top of each module. The result is a seamless light array – highly visible from a wide range of angles – illuminating your system with vivid lighting effects. Powerful CORSAIR iCUE software enables customizable RGB lighting control for detailed, synchronized lighting with the rest of your iCUE-compatible setup – or unlocking even greater immersion with real-time RGB lighting integration when playing select games.
iCUE also saves custom Intel® XMP 3.0 profiles* to control your memory’s performance by app or task for maximizing efficiency, as well as controlling onboard voltage regulation to achieve more finely-tuned, stable overclocking than previous generations which relied on only motherboard BIOS control. With these software features at your command, you can take your system to unprecedented levels of performance on 12th Generation Intel Core™ processors and select Z690 motherboards.
As with all CORSAIR DDR5 memory, VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 modules are built with only hand-sorted, tightly-screened memory chips to ensure consistently high frequencies, atop performance PCBs for excellent signal quality and stability. Cooling these chips is a stylish solid aluminum heatspreader that efficiently conducts heat away from your memory, while complementing your system’s modern aesthetic. A limited lifetime warranty grants you peace of mind that your new memory will last throughout your PC’s lifespan and future upgrades.
When it comes to cutting-edge memory performance and mesmerizing RGB to match, CORSAIR lights the way with VENGEANCE RGB DDR5.
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MONTECH, an innovative PC components and peripherals brand, announces the SKY ONE LITE. The newest addition to the SKY series offers top cooling performance at a great value with a fine mesh front panel, 3 pre-installed 120mm high airflow fans, and an all-around anti-dust design. The SKY ONE LITE is equipped with modern and functional features such as a removable quick connect ARGB front panel, top I/O including a USB Gen 2 Type C port, and an easy swivel tempered glass side panel. And for the first time, a Frost White edition, which is completely white themed with white duster filters, grommets and silver screws. The SKY ONE LITE is available in Black US$69.99 and Frost White US$72.99.
The SKY ONE LITE’s design provides the best airflow for high-end PC hardware. At the front, the fine mesh panel consists of 1.5mm diameter mesh holes spaced at 2.25mm apart, providing a 40.3% open area ratio for higher airflow yet prevents dust from entering the case. In addition to unrestricted openings at the top (filtered) and back of the case, 3 pre-installed 120mm high airflow fans (2 at the front, 1 at the rear) for ideal cooling performance. Users also have the option to upgrade cooling with up to 3x 120/140mm fans or up to 360mm radiator at the front, 2x 120/140mm fans or up to 280mm radiator at the top, 2x 120mm fans above the PSU shroud, and 1x 120mm fan or radiator at the rear.
Compelling Front Panel and I/O
The SKY ONE LITE’s front panel balances functionality and aesthetics. In addition to its fine mesh design, the panel sports an 18 LED ARGB embedded vibrant light strip at the center, and an ARGB backlit MONTECH logo at the top. Powered via a contact pad, this means no messy cables for easy removal of the panel. Located at the top of the case, users can find the LED control buttons to quickly change between the 21 built-in light effects, or pass the lighting control to the motherboard RGB software. Located at the top of the front panel, the SKY ONE LITE offers a modern array of I/O including 2x USB 3.0, 1x Audio, and 1x mic port, as well as 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port.
Hinged Tempered Glass and Hardware Compatibility
Displaying the PC gracefully, the left side of the SKY ONE LITE is equipped with a tempered glass panel featuring a zero drill hole design to improve its sturdiness. Mounted on hinges, the panel can be quickly swiveled open and even removed for complete and safe access to the PC’s high-end hardware, which includes support for graphics cards of up to 350mm in length, CPU coolers of up to 170mm in height, ATX PSUs of up to 180mm, and up to 3x 2.5” SSDs and 2x 3.5” HDDs.
Frost White Edition
The SKY ONE LITE is available in Frost White edition, an all-white design on the interior and exterior. The chassis has a high-quality white coating that is whiter than the standard white cases. The interior features white rubber grommets, white fans, and white dust filters. On the exterior, the SKY ONE LITE features a white frame, a white pull-tab for the side glass panel, and even silver screws.
LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of chassis and PC accessories, announces the latest addition to the LANCOOL series with the LANCOOL III. Designed to provide the best-in-series stock performance, the LANCOOL III comes equipped with a redesigned front panel with 51% porosity, four pre-installed 140mm PWM fans, and simultaneously support up to three 360mm radiators at the top, front, and bottom. The LANCOOL III features an updated front panel design with continuous aluminum strips which act as side panel handles, and an improved cable management solution. The LANCOOL III is available in black or white, and RGB or non-RGB editions.
To deliver great out-of-the-box performance, the LANCOOL III is air-flow optimized with a 51% porosity front mesh panel, fine mesh panels at the top and both sides of the PSU shroud, and four pre-installed 140mm PWM fans. The LANCOOL III provides a wide range of cooling compatibility options, allowing users to install up to a 360mm radiator at the front on the multi-position bracket, above the PSU shroud (80mm thick max), and up to a 420mm radiator at the top (75mm thick max) in an offset position with enough clearance for 60mm tall memory sticks. With support for up to E-ATX motherboards, 420mm long graphics cards, and ATX PSUs, the LANCOOL III also offers multiple storage solutions for mounting up to 12 x 2.5” SSDs or 4 x 3.5” HDDs and 8 x 2.5” SSDs.
Functional New Look
The LANCOOL III sports a futuristic look with its two brushed aluminum strips located at the front. Each strip doubles as a door handle for the right and left side tempered glass panels. With a modern I/O located at the top of the front panel (Power button, Reset button, two USB 3.0, USB Type C, Audio), users have the option to relocate it to the bottom for easier access when the case is placed on a desk.
For the LANCOOL III RGB, the I/O panel is equipped with additional RGB control buttons to provide lighting customization to the 3 x 140mm ARGB pre-installed fans at the front.
Advanced Cable Management
The second chamber of the LANCOOL III provides comprehensive cable management to ensure the case is looking its best. Behind two removable cover panels mounted on hinges and magnetically closed, 8 x Velcro straps are built into the case. Three large Velcros with multiple channels to organize and separate the front panel cables, motherboard 24-pin and GPU power cables, and fan hubs. Around the motherboard area, 5 x smaller Velcro straps are installed for routing cables such as the CPU EPS cable and storage drives. In addition, there is enough room for the mounting of up to four fan/ARGB hubs.
Vertical GPU Additional Accessory
Vertical GPU mounting is also possible in the LANCOOL III by using the O11D EVO vertical GPU kit. Users have the option of a black or white kit that’s equipped with a PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 riser cable. The vertical GPU kit can be installed in the LANCOOL III at different heights with a lower position leaving 6mm of clearance between the kit and the top of the PSU shroud, and a higher position leaving 46mm of clearance for fans and a radiator above the PSU shroud.
The LANCOOL III is available for pre-order starting July 15th, 2022.
InWin has launched its new A3 and A5 PC chassis for compact and powerful micro-ATX and E-ATX PC builds. Following the minimalistic, modern design traits of the popular InWin A1 Series, the new A3 and A5 provide new opportunities for PC builders to maximize support for larger hardware while retaining the smallest footprints.
The A3 and A5 support high-end graphics cards up to 340 mm long, high efficiency ATX power supplies up to 200 mm long, plus space for multiple 2.5”/3.5” storage devices. Up to five fans can be installed in a bottom-to-top airflow, providing ample cooling opportunities; 240 mm AIO/liquid cooling radiators can be optimally placed at the top of the case, exhausting the heat directly from the chassis. The compact size, vertical airflow layout, superb upgrade options and modern design aesthetic set the bar for a superior PC system.
The tinted, tempered glass side panel offers a convenient, screwless quick-release button for fast and easy access to the hardware inside.The discrete gold accents and logo provide an attractive design contrast. The top and side panels, plus bottom air filter all feature screwless removal designs for easy internal access and cleaning.
Speedy front panel I/O connectivity includes the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C connector offering 20 Gbps of wired performance to external peripherals and accessories such as external drives. Other connectivity includes two USB 3.1 Gen-1 Type-A (5 Gbps), plus 3.5 mm HD headphone and microphone jacks. The front I/O is placed on the top of the chassis for optimal accessibility.
InWin equips the A3 and A5 with a slim Mercury AM120S PWM fan with ARGB lighting, giving users great cooling performance and attractive illumination right out the box. The AM120S features a unique engraved blade design to reduce noise and improve the balance of air pressure across the blades. Several AM120S fans can connect together using InWin’s ‘Lock-N-Go’ extension cable for practical, user-friendly cable management.
For more information about the new InWin A3 and A5 compact PC chassis, please visit the InWin website at: https://www.in-win.com/en/gaming-chassis/a3 & https://www.in-win.com/en/gaming-chassis/a5
With the RGB illumination activated you can expect around 32 hours of gaming fun on a single charge. Alternatively, the keyboard can also be used in a wired mode. Pricing in the Corsair webshop is $179.99.
CORSAIR® (NASDAQ: CRSR), a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced the new CORSAIR K70 PRO MINI WIRELESS RGB 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, delivering the celebrated performance and design of the renowned K70 Series in a compact, portable 60% form-factor. From the keyswitches and keycaps to accents on the frame itself, the K70 PRO MINI WIRELESS is exceedingly customizable, combined with the K70 Series’ award-winning performance and hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology, so that you can create exactly the keyboard you want and win with it anywhere.
With the ability to tailor a multitude of options to your preferences, the K70 PRO MINI WIRELESS is the most customizable CORSAIR keyboard yet. It comes equipped with your choice of 100% CHERRY MX Red or SPEED mechanical keyswitches – both guaranteed for 100 million keystrokes – which are hot-swappable, so you can quickly slot in your favorite MX-compatible keyswitch (or even mix-and-match for different keys). Likewise, the keyboard’s durable, wear-and-shine-resistant PBT double-shot keycaps feature a standard bottom row layout, so any set of custom keycaps will fit. Lastly, the iconic aluminum frame, a hallmark of the K70 Series, now comes with an accent bar that can be swapped out to add an extra splash of color to your keyboard (additional colors sold separately).
With three ways to connect, the K70 PRO MINI WIRELESS is versatile enough to use with all the most popular gaming platforms. Take advantage of SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS for the fastest wireless speed on PC, Mac, and consoles, or switch to Bluetooth® for compatibility with the vast majority of modern devices, including mobile or tablet. Plug in with USB wired mode for maximum performance with lightning-fast 8,000Hz hyper-polling – 8x faster than standard gaming keyboards – so all your commands are delivered as fast as possible when playing fast-paced games where every millisecond counts.
The K70 PRO MINI WIRELESS makes a brilliant statement in any setting. Customizable per-key RGB backlighting shines bright, with up to 20 layers of onboard lighting effects powered by CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology, while a radiant 360° RGB LightEdge projects even more RGB lighting around the entire perimeter of the keyboard. Unite lighting effects with the rest of your setup using powerful CORSAIR iCUE software, which also enables key remaps, custom macros, and real-time RGB lighting integration when playing select games (wired mode only).
The K70 PRO MINI WIRELESS’ compact profile is tailor-made for taking with you anywhere. Its highly portable 60% form-factor offers almost all of the functionality of a full-size keyboard thanks to expansive onboard shortcuts that activate a wide range of commands and media controls, and the ability to further customize inputs in iCUE software. A detachable braided USB Type-C cable gets you connected quickly for playing and charging on any system, while storage for up to 50 onboard profiles ensures you’re never without your own customized settings and lighting. When connected wirelessly, a long-lasting battery keeps you in the game for up to 32 hours with brilliant RGB effects or 200 hours with backlighting turned off on a single charge.
CORSAIR® (NASDAQ: CRSR), a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced the 2022 models of the HX1500i and HX1000i Fully Modular Ultra-Low Noise ATX Power Supplies, delivering unwavering 80 PLUS Platinum-certified power for today’s most demanding and ambitious systems. Using a fully digital platform to provide unparalleled performance and advanced features such as control over fan curves and power settings integrated into CORSAIR iCUE software, the HXi Series is ready to power your new premium PC build running the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ or AMD Ryzen™ processor and high-performance graphics card.
Building upon the all-digital legacy of the renowned CORSAIR AXi Series, the new HXi Series power supplies offer the power, efficiency, and stability to match today’s, and tomorrow’s, most power-hungry enthusiast components. Cybenetics-Platinum certified and rated for up to 91% efficiency, HXi PSUs draw less power and create less heat at comparable loads, while a high-performance 140mm fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) fan keeps your PSU cool with impressively low noise, rated A for HX1000i and A- for HX1500i by Cybenetics. Support for 0 RPM PWM signals means the fan can even switch off entirely at low and medium loads, for near-silent operation. The HX1500i and HX1000i are both built with 100% industrial-grade, 105°C rated Japanese electrolytic capacitors, on a fully digital platform with resonant LLC topology and DC-to-DC conversion, guaranteeing exceptionally steady and reliable performance.
CORSAIR iCUE software opens up a range of detailed control options for the HXi Series, so you can fine-tune your power supply to your needs. Use iCUE to create custom fan curves to dictate at which temperatures you want the fan to ramp up, monitor your power output and efficiency in real-time, and toggle between single or multi-rail overcurrent protection (OCP) on-the-fly.
Supporting Modern Standby sleep mode for extremely fast wake-from-sleep times and even better efficiency at low loads, and shipping with three included EPS12V connectors for full compatibility with modern motherboards with a ten-year warranty to guarantee your power supply through the life of your system, the HXi Series delivers the platinum power you need for your next high-end PC.
be quiet!, the German manufacturer for premium PC components, proudly introduces the Silent Wings 4 and Silent Wings Pro 4 fan series. These high-end fans are built for maximum performance in cases, on heat sinks, and on radiators, delivering not just great airflow but also impressive static pressure. The fans also feature a new mechanism for the mounting corners, making it easier than ever to adapt the fans to different situations, and some visual design improvements. And with the Silent Wings Pro 4, be quiet! has turbo-charged its fans to reach extremely high rotational speeds yet offering consumers a choice to configure these fans for low noise, a noise/performance balanced mode, or maximum performance.
With the new Silent Wings 4 series, be quiet! has focused on improving static pressure, which is of vital importance when mounting fans to heat sinks or liquid cooled radiators. Compared to the award-winning Silent Wings 3 series, the fan blades have a different shape and feature a lower tip clearance (1.0 mm for all Silent Wings 4 models versus 1.2 mm for Silent Wings 3), while the funnel-shaped air intake is replaced with a funnel-shaped air outlet, dispersing the air over a greater area. These changes have made a drastic improvement in static pressure, therefore making Silent Wings 4 a top choice for heat sinks or radiators, while keeping its noise levels impressively low.
Easier mounting and visual improvements
Silent Wings 4 comes with two different mounting corners: vibration-free rubber push-pin corners and traditional hard-plastic screw-type corners. Thanks to a reworked mounting system it is easier than ever to exchange these corners, without the need for tools. Visually, the fans now feature a sleek black-on-black manufacturer logo. Silent Wings 4 comes in two sizes (120 mm/140 mm) and three different models: 3-pin, PWM, and PWM high-speed. The regular models are best suited as case fans with their maximum speeds of 1600 rpm (120 mm) and 1100 rpm (140 mm), while the high-speed versions are specifically tailored to heat sinks and radiators thanks to their higher speeds of 2500 rpm and 1900 rpm respectively. All Silent Wings 4 fans rely on a proven combination of a 6-pole fan motor with three phases and fluid-dynamic bearings for a long lifespan of 300.000 hours.
Going Pro for maximum performance
For consumers who really want no holds barred, be quiet! is introducing Silent Wings Pro 4. While these fans offer the same improvements as the Silent Wings 4, the rotational speed has been turbo-charged to 3000 rpm for the 120 mm version, and 2400 rpm for the 140 mm version. A speed switch on the back makes it easy for customers who don't want to deal with PWM fan curves to set the maximum speed based on their preferred usage: Medium for silence-optimized operation, High Speed for a noise/performance-balanced mode, and Ultra High Speed for maximum performance. Silent Wings Pro 4 includes one additional corner type, specifically created for radiators. These radiator corners form a tight fit on the fan to prevent air leakage and to ensure maximum static pressure. The fans also feature a high-grade mesh sleeve cable and easy-to-use motherboard connector.
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