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XIGMATEK Unveils Vector S550 Power Supply

XIGMATEK unveiled the Vector Stealth 550W power supply. This partly modular PSU is characterized by a racy-red body, and offers 550W continuous power output with 80 Plus Silver switching efficiency, a single +12V rail design; and most modern PSU features, such as APFC, electrical protections, Core C6/C7 states support, etc. The PSU offers cabling for a gaming PC with a single high-end graphics card. Connectors include a 24-pin ATX, an 8+8 pin EPS, two 6+2 pin PCIe, six SATA, three Molex, and one Berg. The unit is cooled by an LED-lit 135 mm fan.

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XIGMATEK Intros Nebula C Case in Pink, Purple, Yellow, and Two Shades of Green

You know XIGMATEK pulled out its sunglasses, SPF, and flip-flops, when it launches its latest cube-shaped case, the Nebula C, in fab pink, purple, yellow, and two Summery shades of green (emerald and lime). Built with SECC steel frames, the Nebula-C is studded with glossy ABS panels, which appear to be the same material Apple and Nokia use on their colorful phones (albeit thicker). As with other Nebula-series cases, there's a signature orange cutout at the bottom-left.

The Nebula C is a cube-shaped mini-ITX chassis, with room for a standard-height mini-ITX build (up to 80 mm tall CPU cooler), two expansion slots holding room for a full-height graphics card (up to 230 mm long), one each of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch internal drive bays, a standard-size ATX PSU, a 120 mm rear spinner, passive vents at the bottom, and USB 3.0 front-panel ports. Measuring 260 mm (L) x 260 mm (W) x 305 mm (H), the case weighs a little over 3.5 kg.

XIGMATEK Announces Dark Knight II CPU Cooler

XIGMATEK announced the Dark Knight II SD1483 CPU cooler. Available in frosty-white and matte-black, this aluminium fin-stack heatsink features a ceramic coating on its fins and heat pipes, which increases surface area for heat dissipation. Measuring 120 (W) x 50 (D) x 159 (H) mm, the heatsink features a copper base, from which three 8 mm thick heat pipes, which make direct contact with the CPU, convey heat to the aluminium fin stack, which is then ventilated by the included 140 mm XIGMATEK XAF LED fan, which offers an air-flow of 90.3 CFM, with a maximum noise output of 18 dBA. XIGMATEK didn't announce pricing or availability.

Xigmatek Announces TYR-SD962 CPU Cooler

Xigmatek announced the TYR-SD962, its latest entry-level CPU cooler. Featuring a conventional tower-type heatsink design, the cooler is made of a base that doubles up as a tiny heatsink, from which two 6 mm thick copper heat pipes pass, making direct contact with the CPU. The heat pipes convey heat to an aluminium fin-stack, which is ventilated by a 92 mm fan. Xigmatek bundles a 9225 fluid-dynamic bearing fan, which takes in PWM control, spins between 1,200 and 2,800 RPM, with a noise output of up to 28 dBA. Measuring 65 mm x 85 mm x 121 mm (excluding the fan), the heatsink weighs 310 g. It's game for thermal loads of up to 100W, and is compatible with LGA1150, FM2+, and AM3+ (95W TDP or below only).

Xigmatek Also Launches the Eris Cube-type Mini-ITX Case

In addition to the Maverick S line of PSUs, Xigmatek launched the Eris, a cube-type mini-ITX case. Dressed in matte-black steel, with faux brushed-metal front, the Eris measures 225 mm x 355 mm x 180 mm (WxDxH), dry-weighing 3.06 kg. It offers enough room for a 240 x 120 mm radiator. Its storage system includes a 5.25-inch drive bay, which can be used up to hold a 3.5-inch drive inside, and another 3.5-inch/2.5-inch discrete drive bay. The case features two expansion slots, and can hold full height graphics cards as long as 300 mm. There's room for CPU coolers as tall as 140 mm. Ventilation includes two 120 mm top exhausts, two 80 mm side exhausts, and an 80 mm rear exhaust. The case features passive intakes at several spots. Xigmatek didn't announce pricing or availability details.

Xigmatek Announces Maverick S Line of Power Supplies

Xigmatek rolled out the Maverick S line of mid-range power supplies, which are designed to offer high value for money, and come at price points deep inside the $100 mark. Although designed to fit ATX or micro-ATX cases, the Maverick S conforms to the PS3 form-factor, which has the same height and width, but lesser depth than standard ATX. The unit measures 150 mm x 85 mm x 123 mm (WxHxD). It still uses a 120 mm PWM controlled spinner to keep cool, which is tucked away behind a refreshing new grille pattern. Xigmatek also launched the conventional ATX version of these PSUs, the Maverick, which comes with a depth of 158 mm.

The Maverick S is a partially modular PSU, with ATX, EPS, and at least one set of PCIe power connectors being fixed, which others being modular. It comes in three models, 400W, 500W, and 600W. The three feature single +12V rail designs, active PFC, most common electrical protection systems (over/under voltage, overload, short-circuit). All three models offer 80 Plus Bronze certified efficiency, and ATX 2.3/EPS 2.92, with support for Core "Haswell" C6 power-states. The company didn't disclose pricing or availability details.

XIGMATEK Unveils Spirit and Spirit-M Cases

XIGMATEK unveiled the Spirit entry-level ATX mid-tower case, and it micro-ATX variant, the Spirit-M. Measuring 500 mm x 513 mm x 195 mm (DxHxW), the case is designed for performance gaming PC builds with liquid-cooled CPUs. Its motherboard tray can hold CPU coolers as tall as 160 mm, and graphics cards as long as 320 mm. Drive bays include three 5.25-inch, and four each of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch. Ventilation includes two 120 mm front intakes, a 120 mm rear exhaust, two 140 mm top exhausts, and two 140 mm side intakes. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports, and HDA jacks. The Sprit-M, on the other hand, measures 410 mm x 362 mm x 180 mm, featuring just one 5.25-inch drive bay, three 3.5-inch/2.5-inch bays, and surprisingly, a similar cooling system to its bigger sibling. What's more, it supports even longer graphics cards than the Spirit does, at 370 mm.

Xigmatek Unveils Odin ATX Full Tower Case

Xigmatek unveiled its latest high-end PC case, the Odin. It's positioned a notch below Elysium, the company's flagship super-tower. Measuring 580 mm x 205 mm x 495 mm (L x H x W), this monstrosity is made of high-grade SECC steel, and ABS plastic. It can house E-ATX motherboards in addition to common ATX and ITX motherboard form-factors. The card offers room for add-on cards as long as 330 mm, without having to detach any drive bays. The case features a concealed drive cage, which dampens vibrations from hard drives. The cage holds seven 3.5-inch drive trays, which each feature mount holes for 2.5-inch drives. Also featured are three 5.25-inch bays. Ventilation includes a 140 mm front intake, a 120 mm rear exhaust, two 140 mm top exhausts that feature individual lids on top of the case; and a 140 mm bottom intake. Front-panel connectivity includes two each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and HDA jacks. Xigmatek didn't announce pricing.

Xigmatek Launches Midgard III Gaming PC Case with Qi Wireless Charging Point

Xigmatek launched the first PC case with an integrated Qi wireless charging point, so you can charge your Qi-enabled smartphone by simply placing it on top of the case. Quite a few high-end Android smartphones feature Qi, and for smartphones that don't, wireless charging braces exist. The wireless charging dock draws power from a conventional Molex connector, sipping 5VSB power off the PSU, even when the system is shut down. Measuring 260 mm x 515 mm x 409 mm (WxHxD), the Midgard III is made of SECC steel and ABS, much like its predecessors.

The ATX mid-tower seats conventional ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX motherboards, with cutouts near the CPU socket area, and around the board, for managing your cable spaghetti. The motherboard tray has room for add-on cards as long as 33 cm (even more room with the drive cages detached), and CPU coolers as tall as 16 cm. The case offers three 5.25-inch drive bays, and six 3.5-inch/2.5-inch bays spread across two detachable cages of three bays, each. Its cooling system includes two 120 mm front intakes, a 120 mm rear exhaust, a 120 mm bottom intake, and two 140 mm top exhausts, with enough clearance for a 280 x 140 mm radiator. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports (standard header), two USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and HDA audio jacks. Xigmatek didn't announce pricing or availability.

Xigmatek Nebula Mini-ITX Chassis Available Now

Xigmatek announced availability of its Nebula cubical mini-ITX chassis. Unlike other monolithic cubical cases with bluntly rounded edges, the Nebula features a few interesting design bits. You'll find the case seated on a chrome bottom-tier, and an equally suspended top-tier. The black panels feature a piano-black finish. One of its edges is sliced into with the case's power LED glowing in amber/orange. Front panel connectivity includes a pair of USB 3.0 ports (standard header) and HDA front-panel jacks.

Under the hood, the Xigmatek Nebula features room for a normal-sized mini-ITX motherboard, with room for up to 200 mm long dual-slot graphics cards (an ASUS DirectCU Mini will make it). There's also room for CPU coolers that are up to 80 mm tall. Its storage area has room for two 3.5/2.5-inch drives, with no optical drive slots on offer. There's room for a standard ATX/EPS power supply. The case passively draws in air from bottom vents, a 120 mm Xigmatek XOF PWM-controlled fan pushes hot air out from the rear.

Xigmatek Announces Aquila Micro-ATX Chassis

Xigmatek announced the stylish new Aquila micro-ATX chassis. Its design involves two pronounced matte-silvery beams onto which the frame is suspended, which is inclines from within, at an acute angle. The motherboard tray is oriented along the plane of the base, rather than perpendicular to it, which results in oodles of room for tall CPU coolers (up to 18 cm tall), and long graphics cards (up to 33 cm long). The motherboard tray, and a 5.25-inch drive bay make up the top compartment of the case, with valved cutouts running to the bottom compartment, which houses the PSU bay, two 3.5/2.5-inch bays, and two 2.5-inch bays.

Xigmatek Aquila's ventilation system is very flexible. With all its drive bays in place, you can install 120 mm or 140 mm front intakes, or make a few adjustments to seat a large 200 mm intake. The rear panel features room for a 140 mm exhaust. The top features room for two 140 mm fans, which can hold on to a 140 x 280 mm radiator. Front-panel connectivity includes a pair of USB 3.0 ports (standard header), and HD audio jacks. It measures 390 mm x 403 mm x 265 mm (LxHxW). Xigmatek didn't disclose pricing.

Xigmatek Intros Accessor USB 3.0 Front-Panel Utility Consoles

Xigmatek rolled out Accessor, a new line of front-panel utility consoles that give you accessible USB ports, and multi-format card readers. The series include 5.25-inch Accessor Ultimate and 3.5-inch Accessor Pro variants, which fit into exposed drive bays in your PC case. Both use a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed internal standard header connection to your motherboard; the 5 Gb/s bandwidth is then used to drive downstream USB 3.0, USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and multi-format card readers. Power is drawn from a standard 4-pin Molex connector.

Accessor Ultimate offers one eSATA port (relayed from an internal SATA port), two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and a card reader that supports CF, SD, MMC, MS, xD, M2, and micro-SD formats. On its other end is a USB 3.0 standard internal header (for downstream USB 3.0 ports), a USB 2.0/1.1 internal header (for the USB 2.0 hub), a SATA cable (for the eSATA port), and a 4-pin Molex connection. The Accessor Pro, on the other hand, gets you one USB 3.0 port, and the same exact card-reader as the Accessor Ultimate. Unlike it, though, the Accessor Pro features a standard USB 3.0 type-A plug that runs to the rear panel of the motherboard, and a single-port USB 2.0/1.1 header for the card reader. Both are available in two color options - black and silver. Xigmatek didn't reveal pricing/availability information.

Xigmatek Rolls Out Gaia II and Loki II CPU Coolers

Xigmatek rolled out second generations of two of its iconic mainstream CPU coolers, Gaia II and Loki II (pictured in that order). With its 120 mm PWM fan detached, the Gaia II measures 120(W) x 50(D) x 159(H) mm, and is a conventional aluminum fin tower heatsink, with three 8 mm-thick exposed copper heat-pipes tasked with drawing heat directly from the CPU, and transporting it to the aluminum fin stack. Weighin 460 g, the Gaia II is a mid-range heatsink. Its included 120 mm spinner can push up to 56.3 CFM of air, spinning at 800 to 1,500 RPM. Gaia II is designed to handle thermal loads as high as 150W.

Moving on, Loki II is a compact tower-type CPU cooler for light thermal loads, as high as 130W. It features a dense aluminum fin stack to which heat directly drawn from the CPU is conducted by three 6 mm-thick exposed copper heat pipes. The heatsink is ventilated by a rare 92 mm PWM-controlled fan, which can push up to 52 CFM of air, spinning at speeds between 1,200 and 2,800 RPM. Measuring 92(W)x134(H)x50(D) mm without the fan, Loki II weighs about 330 g. Both coolers are designed to support the latest CPU socket types, including Intel LGA1150/LGA1155/LGA1156, LGA1366, AM3+/AM3, and FM2/FM1. Xigmatek didn't announce pricing, but we imagine the two Asgardians to replace their current-generation counterparts, at $30 and $25, respectively.

Xigmatek Orthrus is a C-type CPU Cooler of a Different Kind

While Xigmatek's Boreas and Janus are textbook C-type heatsinks, the company let its imagination take a stroll with the new Orthrus (SD1467). The design starts off with a conventional copper base with HDT, and seven 6 mm-thick heat pipes taking flight, the central ones go to a large aluminum fin stack, while the peripheral ones go to a smaller fin stack located below the larger one, and arranged in an incline. The larger one is ventilated by a 25 mm-thick 140 mm PWM fan, which spins around 800 to 1,600 RPM; while the smaller one uses an 80 mm PWM fan, spinning at 2,000 RPM. A black ABS shroud covers the heatsink from the top, so you don't feel like Victor Frankenstein each time you take a peek into your case. The cooler measures 146 x 200 x 165 mm (WxDxH), weighing about 875 g. It can handle thermal loads as high as 180W. All modern CPU socket types are supported.

Xigmatek Unveils Boreas C-type CPU Cooler

Quickly following up on last month's launch of the Janus low-profile C-type CPU cooler, Xigmatek unveiled its biggest of the kind, the Boreas (LD1465). Its design consists of a copper CPU base with five 6 mm-thick copper heat-pipes making direct contact with the CPU (HDT), and conducting it to a dense aluminum fin stack that's arranged along the plane of the motherboard. Two large 140 mm PWM controlled fans sandwich the fin-stack, ventilating air in a push-pull fashion. Without fans, the heatsink measures 140 x 140 x 100 mm (LxWxH), weighing 600 g. Fans add another 25 mm to its height, and 350 g to its weight. You can pull out the top fan to make the heatsink more SFF-friendly, or pull out the bottom one for extra clearance with components around the CPU socket, such as tall memory modules, fancy VRM heatsinks, etc. The two fans support PWM control, and spin at speeds ranging between 800 and 1,500 RPM, each pushing up to 38.42 CFM of air. The cooler is designed to handle chips with TDP of up to 150W.

Xigmatek Shows Off XOF Colorful Series 120 mm Fans

Xigmatek unveiled its XOF Colorful line of mainstream 120 mm fans. Available in five color options that exclude black and white, XOF are your typically sized 25 mm-thick 120 mm fans, with mount holes on only one side of the frame, to reduce plastic. These fans spin at speeds of up to 1,400 ±200 RPM, pushing up to 53.34 CFM of air, with noise levels as high as 14 dBA. The motors use fluid-dynamic bearing, with a life-expectancy of 50,000 hours. The fans give you a common 3-pin connection, making you use the voltage method of speed control. Starting voltage of these fans is set at less than 9V.

Xigmatek Announces Janus Low-profile CPU Cooler

Xigmatek rolled out the Janus low-profile CPU Cooler. It uses a C-type aluminum fin-array design. From a mirror-polished nickel-plated copper base, six 6 mm-thick heat pipes convey heat to an aluminum fin-stack arranged along the plane of the motherboard. It is ventilated by two fans arranged in a top-flow push-pull configuration. The top fan is a 10 mm-thick 120 mm spinner, while the bottom one is a 15 mm-thick 80 mm one. The bigger fan spins at 800-1200 RPM, pushing up to 38.42 CFM of air; while the smaller one does around 2000 RPM, pushing 13.53 CFM. Measuring 120 x 110 x 45 mm (WxDxH), the Janus weighs about 430 g. It supports most modern CPU socket types, including Intel LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA1366, and LGA775; and AMD AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2, FM2/FM1.

XIGMATEK Announces Assassin Line of E-ATX Cases

XIGMATEK announced Assassin, a new line of E-ATX full-tower cases, consisting of black and white versions, with windowed and non-windowed variants. The Assassin features a edgy design chrome accents lining the 5.25-inch bay covers, that run the entire height of the front-panel. The cases are made of SECC steel, and ABS plastic, with acrylic windows on the applicable variants.

Measuring 210 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm (WxDxH), the Assassin tucks in enough room for E-ATX, ATX, micro-ATX, or mini-ITX motherboards. It features three 5.25-inch drive bays, and eight 3.5-inch ones arranged along a single massive drive cage; both drive bay types are tool-free. The case features eight expansion card bays, so you could install a dual-slot graphics card even in the bottommost slot of your motherboard. The motherboard tray features valved flaps for cable management.

XIGMATEK Also Announces Xi-3 HDT Thermal Compound

In addition to the Dark Knight Frostbourne Edition CPU cooler, XIGMATEK announced the new Xi-3 HDT thermal compound optimized for CPU coolers with heatpipe direct touch (HDT) bases. In such a base, heatpipes of the cooler make direct contact with the CPU, and are nested inside grooves of the base. Gaps between the base and the heat pipes tend to reduce surface area of contact between the cooler and the CPU. By design, HDT bases are less "polished," it helps to have a thermal compound that can seep into to surface irregularities better.

The Xi-3 HDT from XIGMATEK is advertised to have smaller particle size, while making up with higher density. The company didn't specify the composition of the compound, but detailed its characteristics. Its viscosity is rated at 104 Pa·s, specific gravity at 2.5 g/cm³, and an impressive 9.1 W/mK thermal conductivity. As with most performance TIMs on the market, it features an anti-bleed composition, isn't electrically conductive, and has an applied life rated at 10 years. It is sold in 4 g syringes, the company did not reveal pricing.

XIGMATEK Dark Knight Frostbourne Edition CPU Cooler Announced

After giving its Dark Knight SD1283 a pitch-black color-scheme with the Nighthawk Edition released last April, XIGMATEK announced availability of its polar opposite color scheme, the Frostbourne Edition. The aluminum-alloy fin tower-type heatsink's fins, three 8 mm-thick U-shaped heatpipes that make direct contact with the CPU, and the included fan, bear a matte white finish. The fins feature XIGMATEK's Stealth ceramic coating, which works to increase surface area for heat dissipation. The cooler is designed to handle TDP of up to 160W.

Measuring 120 x 50 x 159 mm (WxDxH) heatsink-only, and weighing 406 g, the Dark Knight SD1283 Frostbourne Edition includes an XOF-F1251 120 mm fan with 4-pin PWM connector. It spins in the range of 800 and 1,400 RPM, pushing up to 60 CFM of air, with a company rated noise output under 16 dBA. The cooler supports nearly all modern client CPU socket types, including Intel LGA2011, LGA1155/LGA1156, LGA775; AMD AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2, and FM2/FM1. The Dark Knight SD1283 is expected to be priced around the $50 mark.

Xigmatek Unveils the Vector Series Power Supplies

Norse mythology buff Xigmatek has today announced not one but three new lines of power supplies, the Vector S (80Plus Silver certified), Vector G (80Plus Gold) and Vector P (80Plus Platinum). Claimed to be 'optimized for low thermal signatures, ultra-low noise operation, and stable power delivery', these PSUs comply with the Intel ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 standards, and feature a semi-modular design, high-grade Japanese capacitors, a 135 mm fan, a MTBF of 120,000 hours, active PFC (up to 0.99 PF rate), and multiple 12V rails (up to four on the Vector S units and on the 850 W Vector G model).

The Vector G PSUs come in 650 W, 750 W and 850 W flavors, the Vector P in 600 W and 700 W, while the Vector S line goes from 650 W, through 750 W and 850 W, up to 1050 W.

Xigmatek Talon PC Chassis Announced and Up for Pre-Order

Xigmatek has now officially unveiled the Talon, a mid-sized PC chassis 'inspired by the latest in advanced aeronautical and automotive design concepts'. Part of the Stealth series, this new case measures 561 (L) x 553 (H) x 220 (W) mm, it offers support for ATX, micro ATX and mini ITX motherboards, and features a black coating both inside and out, a top-placed I/O panel (2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HD audio ports), three external 5.25-inch bays, eight 3.5-inch internal drive trays (up to five 2.5-inch drives can also be installed), and two pre-installed fans – one 200 mm model in front, one 140 mm spinner at the rear.

The Talon is now listed with a price tag of €99.90 and is set to ship on January 14.

Xigmatek Readies the Talon Mid-Tower Chassis

Xigmatek is currently preparing the introduction of Talon, the first PC case in the company's new, Stealth Series offering. The Talon is a mid-tower chassis which features a rubber coating on its top and front panels, support for ATX, micro ATX and mini ITX motherboards, three 5.25-inch and eight 3.5-inch bays (five 3.5-inch trays can be used to hold 2.5-inch drives), two top-placed USB 3.0 ports, and a side window.

Xigmatek's case also has two pre-installed fans - a 200 mm model in front and a 140 mm spinner at the rear, and can house graphics cards up to 330 mm long. The Talon's price tag is not yet known.

Source: ChipLoco

Xigmatek Announces the Alfar PC Chassis

Xigmatek has now unveiled its newest PC case, the Alfar midi-tower which is set to start shipping at the end of this month (November 30th). Coming in three versions (with either a black, silver or orange painted front mesh), Alfar measures 195 x 445 x 505 mm, it weights 6 kg and has support for ATX, micro ATX and mini ITX motherboards, a top-placed I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports, three 5.25-inch, four 3.5-inch and four 2.5-inch bays, plus two pre-installed 120 mm fans (front and back).

The Alfar costs €49.90 and is available (for pre-order) through

Xigmatek Releases the PRAETON LD963 CPU Cooler

Xigmatek has just rolled out a new CPU cooler, a low profile model dubbed PRAETON LD963 that can handle Intel (LGA 1366/1156/1155/775) or AMD (FM1/FM2/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+) processors with a TDP of up to 115 W. Seen below, Xigmatek's creation measures 104 (W) x 93 (D) x 44 (H) mm, and has three 6 mm heatpipes using H.D.T. (Heat-pipes Direct Touch) technology, aluminum alloy fins, and a 90 mm Hydraumatic bearing fan operating at 1200 to 2800 RPM (maximum sound output if 22 dBA).

The PRAETON LD963 is selling for £49.58 (~ $ 79.59 / €61.54).

Update: Xigmatek informed us, that the price is wrong. The cooler will sell for roughly 20 Euro including taxes
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