Friday, January 15th 2010

Thermaltake Input Devices, New Power Supplies and Cases

We also got a chance to drop by the Thermaltake suite at CES. They have quite a few new items on display. Let us start with the input devices. The Challenger and Challenger Pro gaming keyboards come with onboard memory, one or two USB 2.0 ports respectively and a small cooling fan, which clips onto the top edge of the part. They will also offer a gaming mouse called "Black" with up to 4,000 DPI in combination with a weight system and a pair of headsets (not pictured).

Thermaltake has also shown off their Grand PSU, which is now finished. Its main feature is the overall shape, while still delivering the quality we have come to expect from these units. We also got a glimpse at a 875W Toughpower XT and an 1200 W TR2 RX.

To round things up, we actually have a shot of the Element V NVIDIA Edition, which is certified to cool the upcoming DirectX11 Fermi from the green camp. The major difference between this unit and the normal one is the additonal cooling contraption for the GPUs along with the color change. Last but not least, there is the V5 Black Edition, aimed at the gamer on the go with a black interior paint and a solid handle for easy transportation.

Source: Thermaltake
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37 Comments on Thermaltake Input Devices, New Power Supplies and Cases

#1
MRCL
Sooo... an air tunnel. Thats it? That makes it Fermi certified? Oookay...
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#2
pantherx12
I can imagine that duct causing more problems then it solves.
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#3
MRCL
Its gonna be loud if there is a vertical cooler (duct) and horizontal (card) at work, air turbulences = noise.
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#5
pantherx12
by: shiny_red_cobra
Why would a keyboard need onboard memory?
Custom key maccros everywhere you go.

Means you can take it with you somewhere and still have all the extra keys have their special functions.
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#6
PP Mguire
Mmm smaller 1200w PSU than these ginormous things. TT finally thought for once.
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#7
Mussels
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by: PP Mguire
Mmm smaller 1200w PSU than these ginormous things. TT finally thought for once.
or they just over-rated what its capable of.
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#8
pantherx12
It is possible, Be Quiet has a 1200 that's the exact same size as their 750 ( what I have)

Only slightly bigger then a regular psu, a shit ton heavier though.
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#9
Velvet Wafer
lol my system is fermi ready too... i also got a 120 there:laugh:
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#10
PP Mguire
by: Mussels
or they just over-rated what its capable of.
I doubt it really. Ive taken my 1000w apart and the reason its so large is cause its basically 2 500s put together so thats 4 rails. If they made a single rail 1200w variant then that would decrease PSU size a bit.
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#11
werez
I like the keyboard , it looks pretty good .
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#12
Mussels
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by: PP Mguire
I doubt it really. Ive taken my 1000w apart and the reason its so large is cause its basically 2 500s put together so thats 4 rails. If they made a single rail 1200w variant then that would decrease PSU size a bit.
oh i'm not saying its impossible for them to shrink it down, just saying that its also possible its over-rated (it happens a lot these days)
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#13
pantherx12
by: Mussels
oh i'm not saying its impossible for them to shrink it down, just saying that its also possible its over-rated (it happens a lot these days)
Ahh I misread.. due to an assumption so maybe not technically misreading :laugh:

Aye all to true, especially if you get stuff from brands like EZcool like try to look nice bits of hardware only to be overrated by 300-400 watts and your left with a psu with close to 50c exhaust heat D:
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#14
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
Not a fan of that keyboard. It looks like that OCZ elixer but red. Also appears to be just another dome switch keyboard.
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#15
El_Mayo

How does a motherboard fit behind that?
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#17
MRCL
by: El_Mayo
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/10-01-15/tt6.jpg
How does a motherboard fit behind that?
You have to unscrew that air duct (wow what a scientific breakthrough), install the mobo, connect everything and as a last thing screw the duct back on. Sheesh it couldn't be any less of a hassle.

by: Mussels
what? this case is only certified for fermi, not for a MOTHERBOARD!
SLI-cases, I KNEW IT!
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#18
El_Mayo
by: Mussels
what? this case is only certified for fermi, not for a MOTHERBOARD!
:roll::roll::roll:
no seriously

oh okay thanks for that MRCL
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#20
Mussels
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the silly part is, they coulda had the fan on the side panel and made it all the more easier - especially when SLI gets added in, and the cards dont line up with the duct anymore...
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#21
pantherx12
by: Mussels
the silly part is, they coulda had the fan on the side panel and made it all the more easier - especially when SLI gets added in, and the cards dont line up with the duct anymore...
It's thermaltake, its been 3 or 4 years since they made anything decent :laugh:
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#22
MRCL
by: Mussels
the silly part is, they coulda had the fan on the side panel and made it all the more easier - especially when SLI gets added in, and the cards dont line up with the duct anymore...
I see a side fan on that case. So they have a side fan + that contraption. :slap:
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#23
Mussels
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by: MRCL
I see a side fan on that case. So they have a side fan + that contraption. :slap:
right, i forgot, thermaltake.

they figure one solution works, so use both - doesnt matter if they get in each others way and stop the whole thing working.
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#24
pantherx12
by: Mussels
right, i forgot, thermaltake.

they figure one solution works, so use both - doesnt matter if they get in each others way and stop the whole thing working.
Even better, they opted for what looks like a pretty big side panel fan.

Turbulence and air flow blocking ftw!
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#25
Steevo
I think the air tunnel, ginormous fan on the side, and two top case fans are to keep the SLI cool. Plus a quick dunk in the LN.
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