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
PP Mguire
You always just take the duct off, but then you cant use a fermi card in it.
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#2
theorw
WOW 875 LOOKS FANTASTIC!!!!
I am getting it for my next PSU!
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#3
imperialreign
Steevo said:
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.
Don't forget - in the fine print of a modern GPU EULA, it clearly states that unless your resident zip code is within either the Arctic or Antarctic circle, all warranties and implied warranties are null and void.


The case actually looks nice - I'm kinda diggin the fact that a lot of manufacturers are now coating the internals and not just the external of the case . . . especially those that have a case window, it just looks more "professional," IMHO.

The keyboard looks nice as well . . . but, IDK, perhaps I've been too spoiled by my MERC Stealth, but I really think more "gaming" keyboards need to start adapting a "game pad" on the left-hand side of the board. It's more comfortable and more natural for gaming. Sure, it takes a little bit to get used to, and kinda borks a standard keyboard layout . . . but, it's aimed at being a gaming keyboard, not an enterprise or office board . . .
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#4
Icejon
Why is thermaltake selling a cheap looking keyboard with a fan? Its a shame that the M5 chassis with a handle is also a cheap knockoff of something else.
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#6
Sasqui
Mussels said:
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.
I totally LOL'd at that - couldn't have put it better. :roll:

My take is that they somehow always manage to take a good idea and make it bad.
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Mussels
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Sasqui said:
I totally LOL'd at that - couldn't have put it better. :roll:

My take is that they somehow always manage to take a good idea and make it bad.
my opinion of them has been low ever since my brother went to buy a second hand Xaser III, and we noticed the fan grilles didnt line up with the screw holes... so the fan was 2/3 sucking on metal on the side panel.
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#9
pantherx12
Mussels said:
my opinion of them has been low ever since my brother went to buy a second hand Xaser III, and we noticed the fan grilles didnt line up with the screw holes... so the fan was 2/3 sucking on metal on the side panel.
For me its a combination of
1. I tend to find their cases have razer edging or something, I'm used to little nicks and stuff but I've had WOUNDS from thermaltake cases :laugh:

2. Fans after a while they rattle , badly.
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#10
a_ump
kid41212003 said:

man fermi's gonna take all 7 slots it looks like :laugh:

but seriously, don't they still use ducts for CPU's in OEM comps? i took apart n helped fix my neighbor's pc and it still used that stupid side duct thing. I've always thought they hurt more than helped. couldn't this very well do the same with GPU's?
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MRCL
a_ump said:
man fermi's gonna take all 7 slots it looks like :laugh:

but seriously, don't they still use ducts for CPU's in OEM comps? i took apart n helped fix my neighbor's pc and it still used that stupid side duct thing. I've always thought they hurt more than helped. couldn't this very well do the same with GPU's?
For CPUs they have their use, if a horizontal blowing HSF is installed. The fans gets the air directly delivered to it BUT the surrounding components suffer.
Same for this duct here. It might help the GPUs, but blocks airflow significantly. Plus the air hs to make a 90° turn, which results in turbulences, which then again results in more noise.
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