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Razer Announces Custom Designed NZXT S340 PC Case

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the NZXT S340 - Designed by Razer PC case. The chassis is the latest product to launch from the "Designed by Razer" licensing program, an initiative that provides for third-party production and sale of Razer-designed and -branded PC cases. Razer opened the door to collaborations with case manufacturers last year. "Designed by Razer" candidates are subject to vetting by the award-winning Razer design and engineering team prior to approval. Once greenlit, the joint enterprise mobilizes Razer's design expertise and product engineering sensibilities.

The NZXT S340 - Designed by Razer PC case features an all-steel chassis with Razer signature green triple-headed snake logo on the front panel and the cable management bar. The compact form of the case sits two inches below competing towers with a Razer green power LED and underglow. This latest in the line of cobranded cases offers Razer fans another premium NZXT case with distinct Razer design sensibilities to build into a beast and connect to an arsenal of Razer peripherals that will intimidate any opponent in-game or in real life.

NZXT Announces GRID+ V2 Digital Fan Controller

NZXT makes digital fan control easy with the new GRID+ V2. Welcome to the future of digital fan control. The new GRID+ combines a modern interface and a streamlined installation to ensure a simple, unintrusive solution for fan control. Now with improved software and support for individual fan control, GRID+ V2 offers complete control at a click of the mouse.

The GRID+ V2 is a software-controlled fan controller with 6 individually controlled channels and up to 30 watts total output, allowing users to control each fan channel independently. With the option to name each channel, users will be able to immediately identify faulty fans via the included free CAM software's smart notifications.

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

NZXT Announces the Noctis 450 Mid-tower Chassis

NZXT is redefining bold chassis design with its new PC case, the Noctis 450. The mid tower case is equipped with a unique blend of modern functionality from an award winning chassis and a streamlined yet aggressive exterior design style. Noctis introduces a new overlay of floating ventilation panels and a generous amount of mesh to bring you an uncompromising combination of design and function. The case comes with ambient underglow lighting in addition to NZXT's signature I/O LEDs and the lighting switch is updated to allow for multi-step adjusted lighting configurations.

The floating panel design provides 10 times more ventilation surface area compared to NZXT's award winning H440 case. For added cooling, Noctis 450 features a PWM fan hub that can support up to 8 fans. To take advantage of the PWM fan hub, users can connect it to the motherboard to allow for PWM signals to convert to voltage signals for case fans. Users can also connect the PWM fan hub to a Kraken product and adjust fan profiles via CAM. Additionally, the case comes pre-installed with three FN V2 120mm fans in the front and one FN V2 140mm in the rear to provide optimal cooling out of the box. Supporting both 140mm and 120mm fans, the steel top and front panels come Kraken ready and can fit radiators up to 360 mm.

NZXT Announces CAM 2.0 Monitoring Software

NZXT is proud to announce the launch of its advanced CAM version 2.0 PC monitoring software. Now equipped with double the data detection, a customizable interface and a highly functional FPS overlay, CAM 2.0 makes it easier than ever to monitor and maintain your PC.

CAM offers a wealth of information for both new and advanced users alike that are interested in maximizing the efficiency of their PC. With its all-encompassing approach to PC health, CAM actively monitors and records all essential statistics including network speeds, storage space, component temperatures and load usage over time. Additionally, new advanced detection offers comprehensive data on CPU / GPU specifications, motherboard voltages, HDD S.M.A.R.T. data and much, much more.

NZXT Unveils DOKO PC Streaming Service

DOKO is a PC streaming device that connects to your network and allows you to easily use your PC in the comfort of your living room. Run office software, stream limitless media content and play PC exclusive titles - do anything and everything your PC can do, anywhere in your home.

The current problem with modern PC streaming technologies and set-top boxes is that they all come with their own pre-defined limitations. TV boxes are restricted to their own set of media channels, file formats and limited applications. PC game streaming and screen mirroring devices are all restricted by their own platforms, proprietary technologies or latency issues.

NZXT Announces the S340 Color Edition Chassis

This Fall saw the S340 lead the way for NZXT in the entry-level case category, bringing premium quality and innovative design to the sub $70 space. Today we're pleased to announce the availability of the S340 in two new stylish colors: Matte Black paneling with either Gloss Blue or Gloss Red accents. Both colors will be widely available to all NZXT sales partners.

Forged from strong, cold-rolled steel, the S340 exudes an air of confidence that only the most durable of cases is capable of exhibiting. Axing the optical bays and relocating the HDDs to a lower position opens the case up like never before, making this one of the easiest cases to build in ever. A grommet-less cable management solution, alongside over twenty zip-tie locations and plenty of space behind the motherboard tray gives you unprecedented cable management options for a mid tower case.

NZXT H440 Razer Edition Case Starts Selling

Earlier this year, NZXT™ launched the remarkably clean H440 chassis. With its industry leading innovation and commitment to bringing users the cleanest PC inside and out, the H440 has quickly become an NZXT favorite around the world. Now, NZXT is ecstatic to introduce a special edition H440 that is custom tailored to meet the needs of gamers around the world.

NZXT Introduces its New Source 340 Case

Forged from strong, cold-­‐rolled steel, the S340 exudes an air of confidence that only the most durable of cases is capable of exhibiting. Axing the optical bays and relocating the HDDs to a lower position opens the case up like never before, making this one of the easiest cases to build in ever. A grommet-­‐less cable management solution, alongside over twenty zip-­‐tie locations and plenty of space behind the motherboard tray gives you unprecedented cable management options for a mid tower case.

When it comes to keeping cool, the Source 340 is no slouch. With Kraken X61 compatibility in the front intake, X31 compatibility in the rear exhaust, and a total of up to three 140 mm or for 120 mm fans you have plenty of chilling options. Thick front panel cutouts allow unrestricted airflow to reach our fully filtered intake. The Source 340 comes with the standard accouterments that you would expect from a premium case, such as USB 3.0, filtered intakes, a PSU shroud, and quality materials. Easily one of the most durable cases we've ever made, the Source 340 boasts 360 degrees of steel casing, extremely minimal plastic use, and extra thick side panels.

NZXT KRAKEN X31 AIO Water Cooling Unit Up for Pre-order, Pictured

Overclockers UK, have announced that they are taking pre-orders on the brand new NZXT Kraken X31 which is an All-In-One watercooling unit designed to give you the very best cooling with variable speed control. Featuring one of the best 120mm format radiators seen on an All-In-One cooling unit, the X31 is a product that system builders have been crying out for. Before, NZXT only had offerings with an AIO cooler in the 140mm size, now today this has changed and they now offer the X31 which is an 120mm radiator and fan, giving the user a huge range of flexibility.

Although the radiator is smaller compared to previous models, due to the new FX120 V2 fan, the NZXT X31 cooler performs comparably along with being extremely quiet. With improved mounting hardware and extended tubing, making the Kraken X31 a breeze to install. The FX120 V2 fan has a high static pressure and low noise output which is perfect for this unit, to ensure effectiveness and also quietness. Making this fan the perfect match along with the radiator.

NZXT Kraken X41 and Kraken X61 Liquid CPU Coolers Now Available

NZXT started selling its Kraken X41 and Kraken X61 "smart" liquid CPU coolers. Equipped with the ability to interface with NZXT's CAM software over USB, which lets you monitor/control coolant temperature, pressure, and fan-speeds; the two are among the first to ship with 140 mm radiators. The Kraken X41 features a 140 mm x 140 mm radiator, while the Kraken X41 features 140 mm x 280 mm. Both ship with NZXT's FX V2 PWM fans which spin at speeds between 800 and 2,000 RPM, pushing between 42.4 and 106.1 CFM of air, with noise output ranging between 20 and 37 dBA. The coolers are compatible with all modern CPU socket types, including LGA2011, LGA115x, AM3+, and FM2+. The Kraken X41 is priced at 99.99€, and the Kraken X61 at 124.99€.

NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Bracket Now in Red and Blue

NZXT launched its Kraken G10 GPU bracket - which lets you use its AIO closed loop coolers to tame GPUs - in two new color options, red and blue. The mount lets you adapt most Asetek-made AIO coolers, such as the Kraken X60 and Kraken X40 from NZXT, H105, H110, H90, H75, H55 , H50 from Corsair; KUHLER H2O 920V4, KUHLER H2O 620V4, KUHLER H2O 920, KUHLER H2O 620, from Antec; and Water 3.0 Extreme, Water 3.0 Pro, Water 3.0 Performer, from Thermaltake; to cool a variety of GPUs, including the Radeon R9 290X, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, R9 280X, GTX 770, R9 270X, and GTX 760. It's priced at US $29.99.

Razer Announces PC Case Design Licensing Program

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced a licensing program that provides for third-party production and sale of Razer-designed and -branded PC cases.

NZXT, a recognized leader in PC cases, was selected as a launch partner for the "Designed by Razer" licensing program based on a shared dedication to innovation. Next month, NZXT will kick-off this new Razer initiative with the "H440 - Designed by Razer." Under the terms of its agreement with Razer, NZXT will manufacture and distribute the H440 - Designed by Razer case through its retail channels.

Corsair HG10 VGA Liquid Cooling Adapter Spotted Working

Corsair's response to NZXT Kraken G10, the HG10 is an adapter that allows you to install Hydro series all-in-one CPU liquid coolers onto your GPU. We spotted a working demo at the company's suite, where it was shown taming a feisty Radeon R9 290X. Something tells us this accessory, will sell well, given that you're genuinely rewarded with extra performance for replacing your reference R9 290 and R9 290X cooling solution, with a better one. The R9 290X features a 95°C throttle, which the reference cooler is less than successful in keep the GPU away from. The HG10 is designed to work on most popular high-end graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA.

NZXT Introduces Three Products with CAM Software Functionality

In May, NZXT introduced the world to its first piece of software, CAM. A simple companion for your PC, CAM brings cloud integration, mobile support and a modern user interface together to create an effortless PC management experience. Now, NZXT is proud to introduce the first three CAM compatible products, the GRID+, the Kraken X41 and the Kraken X61.

GRID+ is a digital fan controller with 6 channels and up to 30 watts total output. Working alongside CAM's desktop and mobile applications, the GRID+ software allows you to manually or automatically adjust and monitor your fan speeds with ease. Additionally, CAM will notify you of any abnormalities such as disconnected fans, unusual voltage or odd fan speeds. Following in the footsteps of NZXT's original Grid, GRID+ can be installed in any discreet location, making cable management a breeze.

NZXT Announces its New Free Software Utility, CAM

Upgrading, managing and maintaining all of the components inside a computer can be a daunting task for both new builders and veterans alike. Over the years, computer hardware has advanced rapidly and as a result, monitoring software has become increasingly complex. CAM changes all of that as the first hardware monitoring software designed specifically to provide the best user experience possible. A beautifully simple interface combined with an interactive feature set provides an effortless approach to maintaining your computer.

Giving a modern refresh to antiquated monitoring methods, CAM offers the ability to sync your data to the cloud, allowing you to access your data and control CAM from anywhere using your mobile device. More than just a piece of software, CAM is a companion you can trust. With its all-encompassing approach to PC health, CAM actively monitors and tracks all of the important PC statistics ranging from network speeds, storage space, component temperatures, load usage over time and much more.

CYBERPOWERPC Announces Power Mega Pro High-Performance Workstations

Cyberpower Inc., a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, today announced its Power Mega Pro series - a redesigned family of AMD and Intel high-performance workstations powered by AMD and Intel processors that offer a minimum of 8 processing threads configurable up to 40 threads with dual Intel Xeon E6-2690 v2 processors.

From video editing to 3D design and rendering, the Power Mega Pro series is crafted with premium components to ensure a seamless, reliable computing experience to tackle the most demanding CPU and GPU-intensive applications. CYBERPOWERPC did extensive research and testing to design the perfect mix of seven base model Power Mega Pro systems - all of which offer workstation level performance for running advanced applications out of the box. Customers have a choice of the OpenGL performance of an NVIDIA Quadro GPU, or the ability to distribute a load across 20 or more Intel Xeon processing threads.

NZXT Unveils Phantom 240 Colors, Design Competition

NZXT invites YOU to help design its Phantom 240 Special Edition Colors! For years customers have asked us about custom color schemes and designs for cases. Naturally, as a company that values customer input above all, NZXT is excited to bring its valued customers closer than ever before to the design process.

Using the new Phantom 240 creator, users can make their own unique designs, choosing their own colors for up to five separate components and materials. Using Facebook as a social platform to share and vote on these designs, users will help NZXT create the new Phantom 240 Special Edition Colors.

NZXT Introduces the H440 Special Edition Colors

With its modern design and bold engineering, the H440 has quickly become an NZXT fan favorite. Now, NZXT is happy to announce the availability of three new special edition colors: Black/Blue, Black/Green and Black/Orange.

Each color is available exclusively through three different channels. The Black/Blue may be found on the NZXT Armory Store, the Black/Green may be found at Microcenter and the Black/Orange can be purchased from Newegg.

NZXT Introduces the New Phantom 240 Chassis

The classic Phantom styling you've come to love at its lowest price point yet. Since the first Phantom was launched in 2010, NZXT has continued to bring aggressive designs and innovative feature sets to all of its chassis. Over the years, the original Phantom and Phantom 410 quickly became NZXT's signature cases. Now, NZXT is happy to introduce its latest addition to the family, the Phantom 240.

A product designed with several years of feedback in mind, the Phantom 240 brings a refreshing new style and full-view window to the table while keeping its signature asymmetrical shape. Included with the chassis are two of NZXT's recently redesigned standard case fans, the 120mm FN V2, bringing additional cooling and lower noise levels.

NZXT Unveils the Sentry 3 Touchscreen Fan Controller

Take your build to new heights with the Sentry 3's perfect blend of precision and power. The Sentry 3 combines five powerful fan channels with an extraordinarily intuitive UI, giving you complete control over your entire rig's cooling with the swipe of a finger.

The Sentry 3's huge 5.4 inch color touchscreen is 33% larger than any other single bay fan controller screen on the market. The newly introduced PowerSlide Bar gives you ultimate control over your fan channels, letting you adjust speed on the fly. Channel linking allows you to join any of the five fan channels together and control the link group simultaneously.

NZXT to Release the FN V2 Series Case Fans

NZXT is pleased to announce the release of the FN V2 series case fans. Today's high-performance PCs require high-performance cooling, but as fan airflow increases, noise is a growing concern. NZXT's new FN V2 fans were redesigned from the ground up to offer better acoustics and even better performance than old-fashioned case fans.

Stylish, Strong, and Quiet
In real-world tests, the FN V2 fans achieve a remarkable noise rating of only 21 dBA, while still outputting an impressive 45 to 50 cubic feet per minute of cool air to protect valuable PC components. You can rely on the FN V2 fans to protect your PC quietly and unobtrusively well into the future. But you won't want to hide these fans away with their classic white blades and sleek design.

NZXT Also Outs Shine 3 Mechanical Keyboards in Partnership with Ducky Channel

In celebration of the H440 launch, NZXT is happy to announce its collaboration with Ducky Channel to create the extremely limited edition NZXT Shine 3 Mechanical Keyboard. Available in black/white and black/red flavors, the keyboard features Cherry MX Red switches and an abundance of LED backlighting capabilities.

The NZXT Shine 3 features seven different backlighting modes with user defined dynamic LED backlight areas, allowing you to choose exactly which keys you would like to have illuminated. Physical DIP switches allow you to access additional features such as: windows key lockout, ctrl and capslock swap, windows key and alt swap, or demo mode. The Shine 3 also comes standard with a braided, detachable cable and will be available exclusively on the NZXT Armory Store for $149.99.

NZXT Launches the H440 with Next Generation FN V2 Case Fans

Taking the sleek, modern designs of the H series to a whole new level, the H440 shatters tradition to bring you the cleanest PC ever, inside and out. NZXT has taken a bold step and completely removed the antiquated and often unused 5.25" optical bays to make room for a host of chassis improvements and innovations. Looking through the H440's massive full-view window will reveal an interior specially engineered to make any build seamless and beautiful.

An integrated power supply shroud completely conceals cables and offers an unprecedented amount of cable management space. Additionally, you'll find two SSD trays mounted above the shroud along with proper cutouts for precise cable routing. The H440 also comes equipped with four of NZXT's newly designed steel HDD trays, offering additional storage expansion.

MSI Planning Gaming Series Cases and Coolers

"Gaming Series" proved to be a successful way for MSI to package its graphics cards and motherboards. The signature deep-red and black color scheme, coupled with the "dragon" logo deck up MSI products in a premium way that only ROG managed for ASUS; and the company is looking to milk it further. According to an Expreview report, MSI is planning to launch Gaming Series-branded cases and cooling solutions. MSI isn't new to cases, but its cases haven't exactly made a mark for themselves, or seen wide availability. The company will, hence, tie up with proven case (and cooling) manufacturers such as NZXT, and share its branding with them.

Enthusiasts in China spotted MSI Gaming Series variants of popular NZXT cases, such as the Phantom 410 (pictured below), and also certain cases from Jonsbo, a local Lian Li-like case maker that specializes in all-aluminium monoliths. Sources also told Expreview that MSI could share the Gaming Series brand with the likes of Thermalright/Cogage, which could launch a variant of its True Spirit TS120 tower-type CPU air cooler.
Source: Expreview
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