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Thermaltake Draws Flack for Ripping Off Other Brands' Products

Thermaltake, a brand that has been associated with DIY PC for decades, is accused of blatantly copying designs of other [smaller albeit popular] brands' products, with some of the new products it unveiled at Computex 2015. It begins with the Suppressor F51, a case that was launched just a month before Computex, and was widely reviewed by the media. Our readers almost instantly noticed (and we agree) that the Suppressor F51 bears an uncanny resemblance to the Define R5, a pioneering case by Fractal Design. We could excuse similarities to an extant, but it appears that Thermaltake copied even intricate design details.

Legit Reviews compiled a list of other products Thermaltake copied in a similar way. These include its Riing series fans, which resemble Corsair Air Series 120 mm; the Commander FT fan-controller copies some UI design elements from the NZXT Sentry 3; and the most blatant rip-off being the W2 CPU water block, which looks identical to the Swiftech Apogee XL. Perhaps the biggest victim of this episode is CaseLabs. A very small player in the PC case industry, CaseLabs is critically acclaimed, and loved by PC enthusiasts to come up with some of the most original high-end case designs. The company's Merlin SM8 and TH10 cases are copied by Thermaltake into two of its prototype cases exhibited at Computex. These examples alone are class-action bait that, if pursued, could lead to a trade-ban for Thermaltake in markets such as the US and EU.


Source: LegitReviews

Fractal Design Gives its Kelvin Line of AIO Liquid Coolers a Design Update

Fractal Design gave its Kelvin line of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers a design update. The 120 mm T12, 240 mm S24, and 360 mm S36, now come with newer Dynamic GP-12 PWM fans, which offer quieter operation and increased air-flow (500-2,000 RPM speed range); a 9V speed control adapter for the pump; an improved fill-port design, which can be opened with a coin, letting you replace or top-up the coolant; and new PH2 heads on the radiator screws, so you no longer need an Allen key to deal with them.

Fractal Design Core 500 Detailed - Small Footprint, Big Potential

Fractal Design's other new case unveiling this Computex is the Core 500, which goes with the catchphrase "small footprint, big potential." This cube-shaped mini-ITX case is intended more for the desk than your living room. It has all the goods to let you build a mean gaming box with a high-end graphics card, and liquid cooling. Measuring 250 x 203 x 367 mm, the case features a multi-chambered design, with a horizontal main partition.

Inside the Core 500, there's room for CPU coolers as tall as 170 mm, graphics cards as long as 310 mm, and ATX PSUs as long as 170 mm (160 mm in case of modular PSUs). Storage areas include a 5.25-inch drive bay, with three each of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch bays. Ventilation is care of as 140 mm rear exhaust (a Fractal Silent R3 1K RPM spinner comes included), and two 140 mm top vents, which can hold on to 140 x 280 mm radiators (140 x 140 mm can be used without having to remove the 5.25-inch bay). The side and top vents feature magnetic dust filters. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports (standard header) and HDA audio jacks. The Core 500 will be priced at US $59.99.

Fractal Design Node 202 and Node 202+ Pictured

Fractal Design showed off its latest wares at Computex, beginning with the Node 202 and Node 202+ mini-ITX cases for HTPC builds. Featuring a slick, minimalist design, and dimensions that compare to game consoles (10.2L volume, 377 x 82 x 330 mm), the Node 202 has room for a standard-height mini-ITX motherboard, CPU coolers up to 56 mm tall, an SFX power supply, a full-height, dual-slot graphics card (using a PCIe x16 riser) up to 31 cm long; and two 2.5-inch internal drives.

There are two 120 mm fan mounts in the add-on card chamber, with dust filters. One such dust filter hovers over the CPU socket area, so your cooler doesn't breathe in dust. The Node 202+ has all that, plus a factory-fitted Fractal Design Integra 450W SFX PSU, with 80 Plus Bronze certification, 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, and two each of 6+2 pin PCIe and SATA power connectors. The Node 202 will be priced at US $79.99; the Node 202+ will go for $139.99.

Fractal Design Announces the Define S Chassis

Introducing the Define S. A new segment within the Define family is born and it's all about flexibility, silence, cooling and beyond. The Fractal Design Define S lends the appearance, sound dampening technology, and support for a wide variety of components from the widely popular Define Series, while introducing a new, innovative internal layout. The Define S case is packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction.

The modernized internal layout of the Define S omits the optical drive bays, instead focusing on a clear straight airflow path and uncompromising water cooling support.
The Define S case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, multiple ModuVent fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans.

TechPowerUp Fractal Design Giveaway: Here are The Winners

It's been an incredible past three weeks soaking in hundreds of entries from around the world for the TechPowerUp - Fractal Design Giveaway, which sees three lucky winners get some frosty cool Fractal Design gear. The entries are closed, and three winners randomly picked. Without further ado, the winners:
  • 1st: Toan from Vietnam, wins a Fractal Design Define R5 case + Edison M 650W PSU + Kelvin S24 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
  • 2nd: Bogdan from Romania, wins a Fractal Design Define R5 case + Kelvin S24 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
  • 3rd: Eric from the United States, wins a Fractal Design Define R5 case
A huge congrats to the winners!

Fractal Design Announces Venturi Series Fans

The Venturi Series of fans delivers high quality design and construction bringing forth a leading performance fan series with built-in rubber vibration dampening corners coupled with top quality electronics and materials. Venturi fans are ideal for high pressure or high airflow usage scenarios featuring detailed engineered elements that contribute to a low-noise yet a maximum performing solid fan.

The Venturi High Flow Series fans, HF-12 and HF-14, are optimized for low-restriction airflow environments, making them an excellent choice for computer case fans, or other low-restriction usage scenarios. Designed with a variety of performance-increasing and noise-reducing features, these fans can move an amazing amount of air compared to other fans at the same, minimal noise level.

TechPowerUp Fractal Design Giveaway

Fractal Design and TechPowerUp bring to you the season's hot new giveaway. Simply "Like" our Facebook page and fill up a short form (or make Facebook do it for you), and you could win one of three bundles from Fractal Design. The first prize is a bundle of Fractal Design Define R5 case, a Fractal Design Edison M 650W modular PSU, and a Fractal Design Kelvin S24 all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. The second prize winner gets the case and the cooler, while the third prize winner gets the case.

For more details and to participate, visit this page.

Fractal Design Unveils Silent Series R3 and Dynamic Series Fans

Fractal Design announces the Silent Series R3 fan series, an upgraded fan construction revamping the current Silent Series fan lineup, delivering a balanced, sturdy design. The new Dynamic Series of fans bring forth a custom designed and engineered fan, with bold aerodynamic features that allow it to stand out from the crowd.

Fractal Design Silent Series R3 fans offer excellent value for money, with good performance and assured reliability. All Fractal Design Silent Series R3 fans are equipped with long-life rifle bearings and an easy-to-hide, sleek black cable.

Fractal Design Announces Three New Kelvin Series Liquid CPU Coolers

Earlier this year, Fractal Design entered the liquid cooling market with the revel of the Kelvin Series. After final design and engineering tweaks, we are ready to present to you the precise, powerful and quality Kelvin T12, S24 and S36. The Kelvin water cooling is an open loop DIY system, a perfect option for those users looking for powerful water cooling with the benefits of a DIY system provides and the conveniences AIO systems deliver. Kelvin allows you to expand and improve the cooling for your system like the professionals.

Simple to install, silent operation, powerful performance and easy expandability define the Kelvin Series. The silent high-performance ceramic pump is strong enough to support considerable expansion, should you decide to include GPU blocks and/or additional radiators in the same loop. The Kelvin Series water cooling systems are constructed from enthusiast class components. Both the CPU block and the radiator are made from pure copper, for maximum performance and an increased product life span with zero maintenance required.

Fractal Design Announces Define R5 Chassis

The wait is over! Fractal Design is proud to announce the next generation of the, worldwide, award winning Define series. Fractal Design Define R5 is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction.

The Define R5 case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, updated ModuVent fan vent covers and finely tuned, new Dynamic Series fans. The Define R5 was designed with configurability in mind, accommodating up to 8 hard drives and all modern graphics card. Should you wish to expand your system with water cooling components or more fans the layout can easily be configured to meet your demand, now with more configuration options with simple modification opportunities.

Fractal Design Launches Edison M Line of PSUs

Fractal Design is proud to announce the NEW modular PSU family, Edison M, available in a variety of wattage levels. The Fractal Design Edison M series of power supplies feature excellent electrical performance, including 80PLUS Gold efficiency certification. Designed for maximum reliability, the Edison M units feature Japanese electrolytic capacitors with a full protection suite, including over-temperature protection. The modular cable system assists with a clean installation and the extra-long ATX12V cable accommodates cases with bottom mounted PSU positions.

Fractal Design Edison M units are equipped with a large, temperature-controlled FDB-bearing 120mm fan contributing to a maximum lifespan while keeping noise levels at a minimum. The Edison M is a highly reliable choice, for both gaming computers and powerful workstations.

Fractal Design Introduces the Integra M Series Power Supplies

Fractal Design is proud to announce the new Modular generation of the award winning Integra PSU. Fractal Design Integra M Series power supply units feature excellent electrical performance, including 80PLUS Bronze certified efficiency.

The modular flat cable system allows for a clean installation, and enhances airflow patterns inside the case. The short 140 mm length makes for easy installation in small computer cases, and the extra-long ATX12V cable accommodates modern, bottom-PSU cases.

Fractal Design Introduces the Kelvin Series AIO Water Cooling Systems

Fractal Design is proud to launch Kelvin, a uniquely Expandable All-In-One water cooling series. Available in three different versions T12 (120 mm radiator), S24 (240 mm radiator) and S36 (360 mm radiator).

Simple to install, silent operation, powerful performance and easy expandability define the Kelvin Series. The silent high-performance ceramic pump is strong enough to support considerable expansion, should you decide to include GPU blocks and/or additional radiators in the same loop.

Fractal Design Launches The Core X3 Case Series

Fractal Design's Core family of cases have always been centered around providing the core features and performance of Fractal Design's case lineage at an aggressive price point. Core has undergone an evolution thanks in part to the valuable feedback from our customers.

The new X3 Series of the Core Family of cases are liquid cooling ready, featuring superb airflow and an innovative vertical drive mounting system. Able to support up to six drives. The unique design of the vertical hard drive bracket ensures that it will not restrict optimum airflow. For added versatility the drive bracket is fully removable, allowing the end user incredible flexibility for mounting liquid cooling radiators up to 280 mm in size.

Fractal Design Introduces the Core X5 Series PC Cases

Introducing the next generation of the award-winning Core family of cases, the X5 series. This new series is characterized by an intuitive and easy-to-access interior. For maximum flexibility the X5 series features a removable HDD cage and tray system supporting up to four 3.5" or 2.5" drives, providing a great platform for water cooling.

The X5 series is comprised of 4 different models, each addressing the needs of the most popular end-user usage scenarios.

Fractal Design Introduces the Node 804 Micro ATX PC Case

The Node 804 is a Micro ATX chassis which focuses on cooling performance and maximum configurability, all packed in an interesting new form factor with an elegant design. The dual chamber layout separates hot running components from the cooler ones and allows unrestricted airflow over the motherboard, processor and graphic cards.

The case comes with three Silent Series R2 120 mm fans but can be upgraded with an additional 7 fans if desired. There are also plenty of options for placing water cooling components, tall heat sinks and hard drives. The flexibility of this case really gives the users the possibility to create their optimal system build.

Fractal Design Announces Node 304 White Chassis

Fractal Design brings you the Node 304 in white. The Node 304 features a unique modular interior for outstanding configurability. The Node 304 accommodates up to six hard drives. Unused mounting brackets can removed to allow for long graphic cards, additional airflow or more space for organizing cables. Additionally, it is equipped with three hydraulic bearing fans, easy-to-clean air filters in all intakes and two front USB 3.0 ports.

Featuring hybrid functionality, the Node 304 case is ideally used as a cool-running file server, a stylish and quiet home theatre PC or a powerful gaming system highlighting minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design and maximum functionality.

Fractal Design Announces Full Compatibility of its PSUs with Haswell

With the new 4th generation Intel Core processors, code-named "Haswell", Intel introduces new technologies for reducing the power consumption of the CPU during sleep. The new deepest sleep state, called C7, will be able to reduce the power consumption of the CPU to only 0.05A (0.6W). As this occurs in the deep sleep state, when most other 12V devices are either in low-power states or turned off, this can reduce the 12V load on the power supply significantly. For some power supplies this low load can cause voltage regulation issues, if combined with high loads on the minor rails (3.3V and 5V).

Fractal Design Announces Core 1000 USB 3.0 Case

Fractal Design brings you the Core 1000 USB 3.0 case! The Core 1000 USB 3.0 brings forth many features usually only seen in more expensive and larger cases. It supports long graphics cards up to 350mm in length as a result of the innovative, vertical HDD mounting bracket. The bracket is fitted with anti-vibration silicone grommets for optimal silence, while the front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior.

Fractal Design Announces Core 3000 USB 3.0 Case

Fractal Design brings you the Core 3000 USB 3.0! The Core 3000 USB 3.0 has plenty of cooling options with space to install up to 7 fans of various sizes. The front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior. The sleek black interior is matched and contrasted with white expansion slots and HDD trays. Similar to the Define Series, all the HDD trays are fitted with anti-vibration silicon grommets. The upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable, which allows for installation of even the longest graphic cards.

Fractal Design Announces Arc Midi R2

Introducing the Arc Midi R2. As the newest member of the Arc family of airflow cases, the Arc Midi R2 is developed with high-performance computer systems in mind. Featuring three high performance Silent Series R2 fans and ample water cooling options, the Arc Midi R2 layout maximizes airflow throughout the case and keeps even the most demanding systems at cool temperatures. Designed to house even the thickest radiators in both the top and front panels without extensive modifications, the Arc Midi R2 offers all this within a mid size case.

The chassis comes complete with a stylish window side panel, fan controller, easy to clean dust filters, high level of workmanship, flexible hard drive mounting system and plenty of space for cable routing.

Fractal Design and TechPowerUp Announce New Facebook Giveaway

Enthusiast PC casing and PSU maker Fractal Design joined minds with us to announce the year's first TechPowerUp Facebook Giveaway. Up for grabs are some cool Fractal Design hardware, including a Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl case, Fractal Design Newton R3 800W power supply, and a Fractal Design Adjust 108 fan controller. The giveaway needs you to do nothing more than to Like our Facebook page (if you haven't already), and fill up a simple form (or make Facebook do that for you), to partake.

For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

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Fractal Design Readies the Define XL R2 PC Chassis

Next year Fractal Design will debut the Define XL R2, a new PC case promising to offer 'superb cooling and ventilation capabilities with exceptional expandability, in a sleek and stylish Scandinavian form'. Coming in two color versions - Black Pearl and Titanium Grey, this chassis measures 232 (W) x 559 (H) x 560 (D) mm, it weights 16.4 kg and has support for mini ITX, micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards.

The XL R2 also features a ModuVent design (which allows the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow), four 5.25-inch and eight 3.5-inch bays, nine PCI slots, a top I/O panel (2x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, audio ports), a built-in fan controller, and three pre-installed 140mm Silent Series R2 fans – one in front, one at the back and one on the bottom.

The Define XL R2 is set to cost €120 / $130.

Fractal Design Rolls Out Node 605 ATX HTPC Chassis

Fractal Design unveiled its newest premium HTPC chassis, the Node 605. Large enough to hold ATX form-factor motherboards, the Node 605 bears a minimalist design, with brushed aluminum front-panel, and steel frame. The front-panel includes a slimline optical drive bay, a multi-format card reader, two USB 3.0 ports (standard header), Firewire, and HD audio front-panel jacks. All front-panel connections are concealed behind a lid that blends with the rest of the panel.

The Node 605 has four internal drive bays, which can hold 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. The four bays are arranged in two cages, which can be detached to create additional room for long graphics cards (up to 29 cm). The case has provision for a total of five fans, three 120 mm, and two 80 mm. Two 120 mm Silent Series R2 fans are included, so are dust-filters and a 3-channel fan-controller. Fractal Design did not disclose pricing and availability information.
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