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Lian Li SUP-01 Compact Tower offers three-chamber design

1 week ago
A brand new case from Lian Li that will be shown at COMPUTEX is the SUP-01 Compact Tower. This is a 45l tower with a three-airflow chamber design. Some sites are taking pre-orders for $149.99, you'll be able to get it in black and white versions.

  • 45L tower with a compact footprint and cooling performance on par with LANCOOL 216
  • 3 airflow chamber design with front-facing upright graphics card, a dedicated main chamber for the motherboard, and AIO radiator and fans mounted in the right side chamber
  • Comes with 3 pre-installed 120mm PWM fans in the right side chamber
  • Airflow focused with steel mesh panels at the front, top, right side, and rear
  • Supports back-connect ATX motherboards
  • Built-in RGB strip along front and left side panel, and on PCIe riser bracket
SUP-01 Compact Tower
LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of chassis and PC accessories, launches the SUP-01, a small tower case that revolutionizes the conventional layout of standard PCs. Engineered with three distinct airflow chambers, each dedicated to essential components—GPU, CPU’s AIO, and motherboard. The SUP-01 positions the GPU at the center of the front panel on a fully adjustable bracket, and accommodates up to a 360 AIO behind the motherboard tray for enhanced cooling efficiency. A non-tinted tempered glass panel on the left side offers a clear view of the main chamber which supports up to regular ATX motherboards and ATX back-connect motherboards, and the PCIe riser bracket with built-in diffused LED strips. Additional LED strips decorate the top edge of the PSU chamber along both the left and front sides of the case. Available in black and white, the SUP-01 retails at an MSRP of $149.99.

A Revolutionary Concept
The SUP-01, with its compact 45-liter enclosure, challenges traditional PC designs by offering a smaller footprint without compromising high-end hardware compatibility. By integrating only the core components, users can swiftly assemble a thermally efficient computer comparable to the LANCOOL 216. Placing the GPU in an upright position at the front of the case enables fresh air intake for optimal GPU performance. The adjustable bracket allows precise positioning of the GPU, both vertically and horizontally, maximizing airflow and aesthetics. The SUP-01 features LED strips along the front and left side of the case, along with an additional strip on the PCIe riser bracket. These strips can be conveniently controlled via the built-in Mode and Color buttons, offering six preset modes and eleven colors for customization.

3 Airflow Chambers
The SUP-01 boasts three separate airflow chambers for efficient cooling. The GPU positioned at the front acts as an intake, while 3 pre-installed 120mm PWM fans serve as exhaust behind the motherboard tray, creating the first airflow chamber. For the CPU, an AIO with a radiator and fans mounted behind the motherboard tray creates the second airflow chamber, supporting up to a 280/360mm AIO. Additionally, a 120mm fan can be mounted at the rear of the case to cool motherboard components such as RAM, CPU power delivery, and M.2 storage.

Modern Compatibility
The motherboard mounting tray accommodates ATX back-connect motherboards, as well as standard ATX, M-ATX, and MINI-ITX motherboards. Equipped with a PCIe 4.0 riser cable mounted on a pre-installed bracket, the SUP-01 supports GPUs of up to four slots thick with a maximum length of 400mm at the front. Storage options include provision for up to two 3.5” HDDs or 2.5” SSDs in the PSU chamber, while an additional two 2.5” SSDs can be mounted above the PSU shroud in the main chamber, adorned with an elegant mirror cover.

Cougar FV270 mid-tower uses polyhedral tempered curved glass

2 weeks ago
Cougar reveals the FV270, this case sets itself apart via the use of a polyhedral, tempered curved glass perimeter. The case ships today in the US for $179.99, you can get it in black and white versions.

Cougar FV270
Transparency and brilliance are at the core of the FV270's design. The polyhedral, tempered curved glass perimeter eliminates obstructive edges for an unparalleled view of the interior.

Synthesizing bold aesthetics with functionality, the FV270 also establishes a new benchmark in airflow management: innovative angled cooling fan placements ensure focused airflow dynamics, and a lifted front accesses additional ventilation, bringing in cold current from below.

Cable management is seamless in the FV270, with reverse routing that keeps clutter hidden behind the motherboard. This feature, complemented by a solid side panel, ensures a sleek, clean exterior allowing your components to shine…literally.

The FV270 supports cutting-edge E-ATX motherboards and accommodates GPUs up to 420mm, with versatile brackets for horizontal or vertical mounting. This wide compatibility future-proofs builds and provides limitless possibilities for customization.

Protection from dust is thorough, with strategically placed and easily removable filters that safeguard your components. This filtration system extends the life of your hardware, reducing maintenance and preserving your PC's pristine condition.

An optional rotating mounting platform, illuminated from below, displays your collectibles and transforms your PC into a personal statement.

Combining transparency, functionality, and unorthodox design, the FV270 lets the world look through its glass brightly, to see your build not only as it is, but all that you imagine it to be.

Harmonizing form with function, the FV270's polyhedral design sets a new standard for airflow dynamics. Placing cooling fans on angled faces ensures uninterrupted, focused streams and the lifted front accesses an additional axis of ventilation, allowing air intake from below.

Prism of Light
The FV270 offers an unparalleled panoramic view of the interior with a tempered, curved glass perimeter. Unlike rectangular cases, this prism-inspired design eliminates obstructive straight edges and vastly increases transparency, amplifying both visibility and lighting brilliance.

Outside the Wall
Support for rear connector motherboards and reverse cable management conceals cable clutter behind the rear of the motherboard, covered by a solid side of the FV270. The clean exterior lets your components shine without distraction - literally.

Tomorrow, Today?
With broad compatibility for bleeding-edge E-ATX motherboards and accommodating GPUs of up to 420mm with rotatable brackets for horizontal/vertical orientation options, the FV270 is engineered for the gaming rigs of the future. Create without limit, build without constraints, and stay ready for the next gen of tech.

Security Detail
Strategically positioned and easily removable filters guard against dust infiltration and shield vital components. This comprehensive filtration prolongs the longevity of your hardware, minimizing maintenance efforts and preserving the pristine condition of your PC.

Quick Change
Tool-less bracket design streamlines setup: easily detachable top and bottom brackets let you install or change without hassle and opens up interior space.

Center Stage
An optional mounting platform – designed to showcase your prized collectibles within the panoramic interior – offers a dedicated space for hobby figurines, turning your PC into a personalized gallery.

Lian Li collabs with DAN Cases on the A3-mATX

2 weeks ago
Lian Li and DAN Cases show off the A3-mATX, a new compact case that will be sold for $69.99. The chassis is made from steel and supports Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards.

  • M-ATX case collaboration with Daniel Hansen from DAN Cases and LIAN LI
  • High-performance mesh panels at the top and both sides
  • ATX / SFX PSU mounting bracket adjustable with 5 different heights on both the front and right side
  • Supports 4.5 slots GPUs up to 415mm in length, AIOs up to 360mm, and up to 10 x 120mm fans
  • Glass side panel and vertical GPU mounting are available as additional accessories
  • Available in black and white at MSRP $69.99
Lian Li, a leading manufacturer of chassis and PC accessories, has partnered with DAN Cases to produce the A3-mATX. Featuring high-performance mesh panels at the top and both sides, the A3-mATX ensures optimal airflow and cooling for your compact system. The PSU mounting bracket that supports ATX and SFX power supplies is adjustable at 5 different heights, creating different clearance scenarios that allow this micro-ATX chassis to house larger components, enhancing flexibility. The case supports a wide range of hardware, including 4.5 slots GPUs up to 415mm in length, up to 360mm AIOs, and up to 10 x 120mm fans in total. A glass side panel and vertical GPU mounting kit are available as optional accessories, providing users with great levels of aesthetic customization. The LIAN LI A3-mATX comes in both black and white color options and is priced at $69.99 MSRP.

Superb Space Usage
Even with its micro-ATX footprint, the A3-mATX does not slack on what components it can fit. The possibility of accommodating 4.5 slots GPUs up to 415mm in length promises the option of going for high-end GPUs. AIOs up to 360mm can be installed on both the top and the left side for sufficient cooling, and the maximum capacity of 10 x 120mm fans for rigorous gaming sessions.

Adjusting the Case Interior to Your Needs
The PSU mounting bracket of the A3-mATX offers unparalleled versatility with its multiple mounting locations. Both the front and the right side of the case can house the PSU in five different height settings. Compatible PSU sizes include ATX, SFX, and SFX-L with a maximum length of 220mm. The hard drive mounting tray is also highly versatile with a total of 4 different settings on the front and the right side. Depending on the different configurations of the PSU, the compatibility of the GPU, radiator, and cooling fans changes accordingly, allowing users to express true freedom when building.

High-Performance Mesh Panels
The A3-mATX even with the volume being just over 26L, boasts 3 high-performance mesh panels on the top and both sides of the case, providing ample airflow for this compact chassis. The top panel is secured by 2 easy to remove thumb screws, while the side panels can be quickly removed with their toolless mounting mechanism. The reinforced plastic front panel goes for a modern, minimalist look, also detachable thanks to toolless mounting. A magnetic dust filter is provided at the bottom of the case, covering the entire bottom opening to keep your build nice and tidy.

Additional Aesthetic Upgrade
Two additional accessories are available for the A3-mATX, starting with a tempered glass left-side panel to provide users with an unrestricted view of their PC build, and a vertical GPU kit that allows users to opt for direct air intake for their graphics card from the left-side panel. Both accessories are available in black and in white, at an MSRP of $12.99 and $49.99 respectively.

The LIAN LI A3-mATX will be available on May 22nd, 2024, at an MSRP of $69.99 for both the black and the white versions.
Lian Li A3-mATX

Noctua goes Torx with its new NM-M1 mounting kits

6 months ago
Noctua reveals the NM-M1, a new SecuFirm2+ mounting kit available for existing Noctua coolers with a 78mm or 83mm mounting pitch. The firm explains the Torx screws are easier to operate in space-restricted environments and result in less wear on the screw heads. Most Noctua coolers launched since 2005 support the new mounting kit, notable exceptions being the NH-L9a and NH-L9i series, as well as all server and workstation heatsinks with larger bases.

Noctua today introduced its new NM-M1 enthusiast-grade multi-socket mounting kits. Available for Noctua coolers with 83 and 78mm mounting pitch, the NM-M1-MP83 and NM-M1-MP78 represent an ideal upgrade for users who want to migrate their Noctua CPU coolers to the new, Torx® based SecuFirm2+™ standard or to the latest sockets that their cooler did not yet support at the time of purchase. On AMD AM5, the offset mounting option can significantly improve performance with typical reductions in CPU temperatures of 1-3°C.

“The mounting system might seem like a sideshow when looking at a CPU cooler as a whole, yet in fact, it’s one of the key factors not only for the customer’s overall user experience but also for product safety and performance – poor contact pressure or contact quality can easily ruin your results even if the heatsink as such is working great”, explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “At Noctua, we have always taken pride in refining our mounting systems unremittingly, and the NM-M1 kits are a testament to this strive: integrating the latest SecuFirm2+™ standard as well as our offset mounting option for improved performance on AMD AM5, they keep raising the bar.”

The NM-M1 sets are Noctua’s most comprehensive multi-socket mounting-kits today: Supporting AMD AM5 and AM4 as well as Intel LGA1851, LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA1155 and LGA1156, they are the ultimate kits for a wide range of upgrading or switching scenarios.

The new SecuFirm2+™ standard uses Torx® T20 instead of Phillips head screws. The reduced cam-out of the Torx® drive makes it easier to operate, especially in space restricted environments such as pre-assembled PC systems. At the same time, there is less wear on the screw heads, which makes the plus version even more durable. With the included magnetic tip NM-SD1 Torx® T20 screwdriver, the NM-M1 kits are perfect for power users who frequently change their setups and demand the new gold standard in convenience and durability under heavy use.

The NM-M1 kits also include Noctua’s offset mounting bars for AM5 that make it possible to install the cooler shifted towards the south side of the socket by 7mm, thereby achieving better contact pressure right above the CCD(s). This improved contact exactly at the processor’s hotspot can significantly reduce CPU temperatures with typical improvements in the range of 1-3°C.

The sets are available in versions for heatsinks with 83mm mounting pitch (NM-M1-MP83) and 78mm mounting pitch (NM-M1-MP78), which makes it possible to upgrade most Noctua heatsinks since 2005 except for the NH-L9a and NH-L9i series as well as server and workstation models with larger bases. Both the NM-M1-MP83 and the NM-M1-MP78 are offered in regular versions with nickel-plated parts and variants. For the latter, all screws, fastening brackets and mounting bars are treated with a premium-grade, highly wear-resistant black coating. Perfect for creating all-black builds with Noctua’s line coolers!

The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices are as follows:
NM-M1-MP83: EUR 21.90 / USD 21.90
NM-M1-MP78: EUR 21.90 / USD 21.90
NM-M1-MP83 EUR 24.90 / USD 24.90
NM-M1-MP78 EUR 24.90 / USD 24.90

Noctua NH-D9L and NH-L9x65 go

7 months ago
Ever wanted a black version of Noctua's NH-D9L or NH-L9x65? Now is your chance as the company delivers versions of these two heatsinks:

NH-D9L and NH-L9x65
Noctua today expanded its line with all-black versions of the award-winning NH-D9L and NH-L9x65 CPU coolers: Staying true to the successful formula of the original models, the new versions with their black fans and black coated heatsinks combine the same signature quiet cooling performance with a sleek stealth look.

“Many users who build Small Form Factor systems value build-aesthetics just as much as performance and quietness of operation”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “Our NH-D9L and NH-L9x65 are highly popular among Small Form Factor builders, so we’re excited to introduce them in all-black chromax versions!”

The new NH-D9L and NH-L9x65 are identical to the award-winning regular models except for the colour: Featuring black coated heatsinks, black fans with black anti-vibration-pads, black fan clips and black mounting parts, they are literally black from head to toe. Thanks to thoroughgoing optimisations of the coating material and process, the models provide the same, renowned quiet cooling performance as their regular, non-coated counterparts.

The NH-D9L has been designed to provide excellent efficiency at a height of only 110mm. Its comparably low profile (15mm lower than classic 9cm tower coolers such as the NH-U9S) doesn’t only guarantee full 3U compliance but also makes the NH-D9L ideal for compact mini-ITX and Small Form Factor cases that have airflow paths parallel to the motherboard. Thanks to its 95x95mm footprint, the NH-D9L always clears the RAM and PCIe slots, even on ITX motherboards.

The NH-L9x65 covers a middle ground between the larger NH-L12 series and the ultra-compact NH-L9i and NH-L9a series. With 65 instead of 37mm height and four instead of two heatpipes, the NH-L9x65 is more powerful than its smaller siblings yet retains the NH-L9i’s 95x95mm footprint, which, like with the D9L, not only guarantees 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility on current motherboards but also makes the cooler more convenient to work with as it doesn’t overhang near-socket connectors.

Thanks to their highly optimised NF-A9 and NF-A9x14 premium fans that support fully automatic speed control via PWM, both coolers run remarkably quiet. Topped off with the professional SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system for Intel and AMD (including the new offset mounting bars for better performance on AM5), Noctua’s renowned NT-H1 thermal compound and a 6 year manufacturer’s warranty, they fuse everything users have come to expect from Noctua’s larger coolers into compact premium packages for space restricted systems.

Suggested retail prices: NH-D9L EUR 74.90 / USD 74.90
NH-L9x65 EUR 69.90 / USD 69.90

Corsair K70 CORE -- a new $99.99 gaming keyboard

7 months ago
Corsair reveals its K70 CORE, a new $99.99 full-sized gaming keyboard with the CORSAIR MLX Red linear mechanical switches.
CORSAIR® (NASDAQ: CRSR), a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced the launch of a new keyboard that delivers premium play for every gamer: the K70 CORE. Debuting with CORSAIR MLX Red linear mechanical switches, the K70 CORE offers a refined playing and typing experience in a full-size profile. Whether you’re a casual player or an aspiring esports pro, your ambition starts with K70 CORE.

K70 CORE introduces CORSAIR MLX Red linear switches, an ultra-responsive mechanical switch that offers smooth, satisfying keypresses ideally suited for keyboard enthusiasts and gamers. Factory pre-lubrication ensures that each keystroke exhibits silky-smooth travel, and switches are tightly constructed to reduce stem wobble. Along with CORSAIR OPX optical and MGX magnetic switches, CORSAIR Reds round out the lineup of original CORSAIR mechanical switches that give discerning players a trio of fantastic options.

Surrounding the switches are two layers of premium sound dampening foam, eliminating annoying pings and clacks that take you out of the game. Instead, you’ll enjoy softened acoustics that make gaming sound as good as it feels.

The K70 CORE makes it easy to personalize your play. More than just a volume knob, the keyboard’s multi-function rotary dial can adjust RGB brightness, scroll through webpages, and zoom. Next to the dial is a programmable button for controlling media with ease. CORSAIR iCUE software unlocks the keyboard’s full power, granting you the ability to customize per-key RGB backlighting, program macros, remap keys, and more.

Beyond superior sound and feel, the K70 CORE delivers on high-caliber durability and design. CORSAIR Red switches reside in a robust aluminum top plate and topped by resilient double-shot keycaps. This bolstered construction provides you peace of mind to play freely, knowing your keyboard won’t quit.

With such tremendous performance at a tidy price, the K70 CORE line empowers gamers to ambitiously play, win, and have fun.

Availability, Warranty, and Pricing
The CORSAIR K70 CORE gaming keyboard is available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized online retailers and distributors.

The CORSAIR K70 CORE gaming keyboard is backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

Corsair iCUE LINK LCD all-in-one watercoolers have 2.1-inch IPS LCD screen

7 months ago
Corsair adds a new flagship premium all-in-one watercooling series to its product portfolio. Called the iCUE LINK LCD series, these units have a waterblock with a 2.1" IPS LCD screen. There are 240mm, 360mm, and 420mm editions.

iCUE LINK LCD waterblock
CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance gear and systems for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, today launched its new flagship premium all-in-one coolers, part of the fast-growing iCUE LINK single-cable ecosystem: the iCUE LINK LCD Series. Featuring a crisp 2.1” IPS LCD screen with a fully customizable display, brilliant CORSAIR QX RGB fans, and cleverly hidden wiring, the iCUE LINK LCD Series delivers unmatched aesthetics. Of course, those aesthetics must be matched by powerful cooling, and the split-flow copper cold plate at the heart of iCUE LINK LCD coolers ensures that even the most thermally demanding CPUs live up to their full potential.

The iCUE LINK H100i, H150i, and H170i LCD all-in-one coolers come in radiator sizes of 240mm, 360mm, and 420mm respectively, for compatibility in a wide range of systems. With pre-applied CORSAIR XTM70, CORSAIR’s highest performing premium thermal paste, and tool-free mounting brackets, the iCUE LINK LCD Series installs in just minutes to the most popular motherboard sockets including Intel® LGA 1700, 1200, 115X, and AMD® Socket AM5 and AM4.

The iCUE LINK ecosystem’s patent-pending single-cable technology demonstrates that building a PC can be unbelievably fast and simple. Builders can connect QX RGB fans – either those included with the cooler or additional fans for system cooling – in a direct sequence using the universal iCUE LINK connector, all plugged into a single port on the iCUE LINK System Hub. The result is a cleaner system with fewer cables (and cable management) than ever before possible.

The ultra-bright 480x480 LCD screen on the pump cap defines every iCUE LINK LCD Series cooler, just as it empowers its user to express their personality in a multitude of ways, from esports team logos to animated GIFs of their favorite memes in 24-bit true color depth. And with the unique design of all iCUE LINK coolers, the cables are hidden from view for the best looking build.

The much-awaited standalone iCUE LINK AIO LCD Screen Module also launches today, enabling early adopters of iCUE LINK to easily upgrade any existing CORSAIR iCUE LINK CPU cooler with a vibrant LCD display. All iCUE LINK coolers launched in 2023 are compatible, including the iCUE LINK H170i RGB, iCUE LINK H150i RGB, iCUE LINK H115i RGB and iCUE LINK H100i RGB. The screen installs in seconds directly onto the pump cap with no tools necessary – just snap and latch and you’re ready to customize your screen in iCUE software. Previous CORSAIR coolers, including PRO, ELITE and ELITE CAPELLIX models are not compatible with the iCUE LINK AIO LCD Screen Module.

Merging two of CORSAIR’s most popular AIO features – a brilliant LCD display and the revolutionary power and ease of iCUE LINK – these coolers represent brilliance and simplicity at their best.

Availability and Pricing
The CORSAIR iCUE LINK H100i LCD, H150i LCD, H170i LCD, and iCUE LINK AIO LCD Screen Module are available for pre-order now from the CORSAIR webstore, with full availability from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors soon.

The iCUE LINK LCD Series is backed by a six-year warranty, and the iCUE LINK AIO LCD Screen Module is backed by a five-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

be quiet! Dark Rock Elite and Dark Rock Pro 5 -- heavy-duty air cooling

7 months ago
be quiet! will soon ship its two new flagships; the Dark Rock Elite and Dark Rock Pro 5 air coolers.
be quiet!, the German manufacturer for premium PC components, is announcing Dark Rock Elite and Dark Rock Pro 5. While Dark Rock Pro 5 is the successor to the award-winning Dark Rock Pro 4, Dark Rock Elite is a completely new product. The new coolers significantly improve upon the performance, features and usability of the Pro 4. Dark Rock Elite is aimed at users that require the highest performance and airflow, integrating ARGB lighting, a premium design for an elite experience, and an innovative rail system that makes RAM clearance even easier. Dark Rock Pro 5 meanwhile offers outstanding cooling performance at extreme low noise levels on all popular consumer sockets. Both coolers are built for maximum compatibility with high-end motherboards and RAM-modules and offer an integrated Speed Switch for an inaudible operation or maximum cooling performance.

Dark Rock Elite: peak performance, legendary design
Dark Rock Elite offers unprecedented performance and cooling power through cutting edge fan technology and combines it with an iconic design. The 7 high-performance heat pipes are accompanied by two Silent Wings 135mm PWM fans for maximum air pressure and perfect airflow. These turn up to 2,000 rpm in Performance Mode, unleashing the full power of the cooler, or use Quiet Mode to run virtually inaudibly at an efficient 1500 rpm in super-quiet PC builds. Users can easily choose between the two cooling modes with the integrated Speed Switch.

Dark Rock Elite comes with several exclusive high-end features, such as an innovative front fan mounting rail with adjustable height settings, up to a maximum clearance of 69mm over the second RAM slot. The maximum clearance of the heatsink over the first RAM slot measures a comfortable 63.3mm, while optimal VRM compatibility is accomplished with cut-outs on the edges of the heatsink. Its unique and iconic design with ARGB LEDs on the top cover for endless visual effects and its black coating with ceramic particles for ideal heat transfer make Dark Rock Elite a true eyecatcher in any system.

Additionally, Dark Rock Elite comes with a detachable top cover for easy installation, is compatible with liquid metal thermal paste thanks to its nickel-plated base, and is supported by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Dark Rock Pro 5: seriously cool and refreshingly silent
To improve upon the award-winning cooling performance of Dark Rock Pro 4, be quiet! has improved on its 7 high-performance heat pipes and two Silent Wings PWM fans for Dark Rock Pro 5. This has resulted in an immense cooling capacity and virtually inaudible operation, ideal for heavily overclocked systems and demanding workstations. The 120mm front fan has a funnel-shaped outlet for optimal air distribution and is height-adjustable to accommodate for high RAM modules. The 135mm middle fan is attached to the top cover for top installation. Thanks to a fixed mounting bridge on the cooler's base and detachable top cover, installation of Dark Rock Pro 5 is smoother than ever. Both fans feature advanced fluid-dynamic bearings, smooth 6-pole motors, and airflow-optimized fan blades.

Dark Rock Pro 5 offers the same integrated Speed Switch as the Elite, which allows users to choose between a Quiet Mode at 1500 rpm (120mm front fan) and 1300 rpm (135mm middle fan), respectively, for normal applications – and a Performance Mode that unleashes the full power of the cooler and brings the front fan's rpm up to 2000 rpm, while the middle fan runs at 1700 rpm.

The Pro 5 doesn't just offer outstanding performance: a high-grade top cover with mesh design and a special black coating with ceramic particles to increase heat transfer give this air cooler an elegant look that will feel at home in any system. Dark Rock Pro 5 also sports the aforementioned cut-outs on the edges for maximum VRM compatibility, is compatible with liquid metal thermal paste, and is supported by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Dark Rock Elite and Dark Rock Pro 5 are available in retail as of October 24 at a recommended retail price of $114.90 / €114.90 / £109.99 (Dark Rock Elite) and $99.90 / €99.90 / £99.99 (Dark Rock Pro 5).

Cooler Master ships shoe-shaped Sneaker X for $3,799

7 months ago
If you like shoes so much you want your computer to be a shoe, Cooler Master has just the thing for you as the company created a sneaker-shaped computer case. Called the Sneaker X, it's a gaming computer that's sold for $3,799.

For that price you get a shoe computer with an ITX form factor motherboard, Intel Core i7 13700K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, 850W SFX PSU, 32GB DDR5, 2TB NVMe storage, and all-in-one liquid cooling. A version with the RTX 4070 is also offered for $3,499.

Sneaker X

InWin VE Series PSUs offer zero-RPM mode

7 months ago
InWin launches the VE Series, a new line of power supplies with ATX 3.0 and PCI Express 5.0 support. They have a fully modular design, 80 Plus Gold certification, smart fan control, and a zero-RPM mode for no noise during low loads. InWin offers 750W and 850W models, both with five years of warranty.

In Win Development Inc. (InWin), a leading innovator in PC enthusiast gaming hardware, has introduced its new VE series power supplies, including VE75 (750W) and VE85 (850W), using an advanced DC-DC topology and 80 PLUS Gold efficiency rating. Providing an ideal mix of supreme performance, impressive efficiency, and silent operation for high-end PC builds, the VE series meets ATX 3.0/PCI-Express 5.0 requirements, including a 12VHPWR cable required for the latest NVIDIA RTX and A-series graphics cards.

Safety-First 12VHPWR Cable
The 12VHPWR cable uses thicker, high-quality 16 AWG wire, and each of the 16 connector pins can produce up to 9.5 amps of current to prevent damage. The VE series safely meets ATX 3.0 generation specifications, including general and GPU-specific power excursions.

Smart Temperature Controlled Fan
The 135 mm FDB fan features a passive ‘zero RPM’ mode that operates only when the PSUs internal temperature rises above 50C. This feature is enabled via on/off switch at the rear of the PSU unit. Intelligent internal temperature measurement and accurate fan speed control ensure an optimal balance between noise and cooling for safe operation. At 50% speed the fan still operates silently at under 25 dBA.

Fully Modular Design
The fully modular, flexible, flat black cables allow builders to maneuver, stack, and hide them around the case with ease. In addition to the 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and 12 VHPWR cables, InWin also includes two 8-pin PCI-Express power cables ready for all other graphics cards. Three SATA power cables (up to 9 devices) and a 4-pin peripheral power cable (up to 3 devices) and a 4-pin to floppy adapter are also included to cover all PC build types.

5-Year Warranty
InWin backs the VE series with a competitive 5-year warranty, ensuring customers can purchase with confidence. The VE series includes high quality 105°C Japanese aluminium electrolytic capacitors, a long-life FDB fan, a suite of global certifications, and full safety protection functions including OCP, OVP, UVP, SCP, OTP, and OPP.