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Cooler Master Announces Hyper TX3 EVO and Hyper 212 EVO CPU Coolers

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, signals the rebirth of two household names in computing, the Hyper 212 EVO and Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Coolers. They come packed with an improved tower fin design, heat pipe layout, upgraded fans, and fan brackets. All of which provides an even more extreme value for end-users of all types.

Xigmatek Intros XAF Series 140 mm Fans

Xigmatek released its latest XAF series case fans, including the XAF-F1451 (black) and XAF-F1452 (white). The two are 140 mm (140 x 140 x 25 mm) in size, but are designed to fit the in the mount holes of both 140 mm and 120 mm cases (provided there's room around the fan frame). There are several selling points, starting with the wavy blade design that is claimed by Xigmatek to increase air-flow by 25% and reduce noise by 10% (compared to typical 140 mm fans spinning at its speed). The fan supports PWM control, and spins at speeds between 800 and 1300 RPM, with noise levels under 18 dBA. The motor uses copper bushing axis bearing, and is rated to have an MTBF of 150,000 hours. European retailer Caseking.de has them up for sale at €14.90.

NZXT Announces the Sentry Mix 6-Channel Fan Controller

NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce Sentry Mix. This high performance 6 fan controller features an intuitive slide design and a power output of 50W that will satisfy the cooling needs of enthusiasts. Sentry Mix also provides aesthetic enhancements with a matte-black finish and interchangeable numerical LED lights to color code your fan control.

“Sentry Mix takes its inspiration from the legendary sound mixers that command the acoustics of rock concerts” said Johnny Hou, Founder and Chief Designer at NZXT. “Mix puts the power right at your finger tips with optimal control and customization with a simple, quick slide.”

Cougar Intros Five New Vortex Series Fans in the UK

PC cooling and power-supply specialist Cougar started selling Vortex series of performance PC fans in the UK. Cougar's new fans include the high-end Vortex PWM, followed by Vortex HDB, and Vortex (standard). Vortex PWM and Vortex HDB feature hydro-dynamic bearing, the Vortex HDB lacks PWM-based speed control. The standard Vortex fans feature hyper-spin bearing. Vortex PWM is currently only available in 120 mm size, while the Vortex HDB and standard Vortex are available in 120 mm and 140 mm sizes.

All five fans feature speeds in the higher-end of the spectrum of typical fan speeds. The Vortex PWM 120 mm features a PWM-controlled speed range of 800~1500 RPM, Vortex HDB models spin at 1200 RPM, and so does Vortex standard 120 mm. It's just the Vortex standard 140 mm that spins a little lower, at 1000 RPM. But no gripe there. Going by Cougar's ratings, any of these five fans will give you airflow in excess of 100 m³/h, and stay under 20 dBA in noise output. All five models look the same, with their rounded-rectangular frames with rubber padding, and orange-colored impellers, keeping up with Cougar's signature colour scheme.
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Zaward Readies Golf Fan G3 Series Case Fans

Zaward is readying a wave of new PC fans branded under its Golf Fan G3 series. The most prominent feature of these is the dimpled surface of the fan blades, which improve airflow, which then offsets lower fan-speed, resulting in lower noise-to-airflow. Zaward claims 15% improvement of that ratio compared to fans with regular blades (generic fan design). Zaward is preparing to release no less than 12 models, that include 80 mm, 120 mm, and 140 mm sizes. There are models with speed range (likely PWM control), and those with fixed rated speeds (should be controllable by voltage). All fans will pack rubber bolts that absorb the fan's vibration, and works to reduce overall system noise. The fans are up for inquiry for pre-order on the company website, at undisclosed prices.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

Lamptron Unveils FC9 Slider Type Fan Controller

Lamptron unveiled its latest internal case fan controller, the FC9. With this, Lamptron broke away from the rotary-knob styled speed control to a slider styled one. The FC9 lets you control up to four channels, each delivering up to 50W of power. The unit draws power from a standard 4-pin Molex connector. It measures 148.5 x 42.5 x 75 mm. It comes in two brushed aluminum bezel color options of black and silver. The LEDs colors are user-changeable between white, blue, green, cyan, red, purple, and yellow. Lamptron recommends users to have at least a 600W PSU to use this as intended. Pricing and market availability information was not given out.

Scythe Announces Kaze Q12 and Kaze Q8 Fan Controllers

Japanese cooling expert Scythe is announcing two new Kaze Q Series fan controller. Modern PC Chassis are getting equipped with more fans and allow mounting of additional fans in various sizes, but not every fan is adjusted to low fan speed to assure silent operation. This is where users usually wish to get their hands on to adjust each fan individually to optimum operation volume and speeds. Scythe Kaze Q8 and Kaze Q12 are aiming for exactly these purposes where the core function of controlling fans is the main focus.

Kaze Q8 is designed more compact for restricted space limitations inside a PC Case and can be therefore mounted into a common 3.5" bay. Despite the compact size up to 8 fans can be connected and controlled individually. For PC Cases with an vacant 5.25" Bay, Kaze Q12 is the perfect choice with its total of 12 fan channels for maximum utilization. Fan speed is adjusted for both models using voltage regulations for each channel separately with a control range between 5 and 12 volts. As soon as voltage is flowing over one of the channels, the corresponding channel's LED is visualizing this by illuminating in blue color. It's furthermore possible to completely turn of each fan channel if required.

Noctua Innovates New Fan Design

Noctua displayed its new innovation in fan design, called Focused Flow. One of the first fans that use this design come in 120 mm size. Its design goal is to channel (or "focus") air flow towards the center of the fan, making it ideal for use with heatsinks and radiators. The biggest design change here is the stator guide vanes, that are a set of structures permanently fixed between the frame and the center. There are a number of innovations that improve air flow and reduce noise. Notable features are micro-structures on the inner-walls of the frame that dampens the whipping noise made by rotating fan-blades, and integrated vibration dampening material at the edges. The new Focused Flow 120 fan will be used by Noctua on all its upcoming CPU coolers.

HIS Intros Radeon HD 6790 Fan Graphics Card

HIS rolled out a new custom-design Radeon HD 6790 graphics card, the HIS HD 6790 Fan. "Fan" editions are known to bring with them airy fan-heatsinks that rely a fair bit on the fan's airflow and the way it's channeled, rather than adding weight to the heatsink. Apart from being custom-design, the card features reference clock speeds of 840 MHz core and 1050 MHz (4200 MHz effective) memory, and is loaded with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface. Based on the 40 nm Barts GPU, the HD 6790 has 800 stream processors enabled, along with its full memory bus width. Display outputs on this card include two DVI, and one each of HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2 (full-size). Expect standard pricing of US $160.

NZXT Intros Colorful, Illuminated FS Silent Series Fans

NZXT released colorful new additions to its FS Silent Fan Series, the FS-200 LED. Available in red, green, and blue, these LED-lit variants of the famous round-framed 200 mm fan bear the same exact specifications as the original. The fans come with switches (compatible with NZXT Phantom LED switch) that can toggle the LEDs on/off, so you can still have a colorful fan if you find its lighting too gaudy for your case.

The new fans use continue to use black frames like the original, the edges of the four arms of the round frame hold the color LEDs, the impellers are colorful and transparent. With a speed range of 500 to 900 RPM, these 200 mm spinners can push up to 89.5 CFM of air while being as quiet as 20.16 dBA. It uses rifled bearing, with a rated lifespan of 40,000 hours. Its cord is sleeved, and draws power from a 3-pin fan header. Attachments for 2-pin header and Molex connector come bundled. Slated for release in late May and backed by 2 year warranty, the NZXT FS-200 LED are priced around US $18.
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