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ZALMAN Announces the N4 Mid-Tower Case

Zalman today announced the N4, a compact-looking ATX mid-tower case featuring all the contemporaries for a case from this year—tempered glass, and airy mesh intakes. Measuring 396 mm (D) x 204 mm (W) x 446 mm (H), the case is characterized by a large mesh front panel with three included 140 mm ARGB-illuminated fans maintaining positive air pressure inside the otherwise conventionally laid out case with its horizontal partition. Also included are two 120 mm top exhaust fans, and a 120 mm rear exhaust.

The main compartment of the Zalman N4 offers room for graphics cards up to 30.5 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16.3 cm in height, while the bottom compartment holds PSUs up to 18 cm in length. Storage options include two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch trays, and two 2.5-inch mounts. A pair of type-A USB ports and HDA jacks make up the front-panel. The case is made mostly of steel and ABS plastic, but tempered glass makes up the left side panel, over the top chamber. The company didn't reveal pricing.

ASUS Announces EKWB GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards

ASUS today announced ASUS EKWB GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards that are the product of a strategic collaboration between ASUS and EK and emphasize robust design, DIY convenience and high performance. Consisting of ASUS EKWB GeForce RTX 3070, 3080 and 3090 graphics cards, the series delivers an out-of-the-box solution for custom liquid-loop systems.

The precision of ASUS Auto-Extreme technology and stringent validation during manufacturing guarantees reliability, while the low hydraulic restriction split-flow cooling system maximizes thermal dissipation across critical components and demonstrates the very best of EK design. These high-powered solutions are elegantly combined to have a single-slot footprint, which enables compatibility with a wide range of chassis, including small-form-factor builds.

SilverStone Introduces PermaFrost PF360W and PF240W AIO CPU Coolers

SilverStone today introduced white color trims of two of its PermaFrost series all-in-one, closed-loop, liquid CPU coolers. These include the PF360W with its 360 mm x 120 mm radiator, and the PF240W with its 240 mm x 120 mm radiator. The white trim extends from the pump-block body, through the Nylon sleeving of the coolant tubes, onto the radiator (including its aluminium fins), and the included Air Blazer 120RW fans.

The pump-block features an ARGB LED ornament with SilverStone's characteristic snowflake logo, and each of the included fans features ARGB LEDs at the impeller hub, with the impeller serving as a diffuser. Both models include an RGB controller module that cycles between 10 lighting presets, although you can directly plug the cooler into a 3-pin ARGB header of your motherboard for software control. Each of the included Air Blazer 120RW fans turn at speeds ranging between 600 and 2,200 RPM, pushing up to 92 CFM of air-flow with 3.53 mm H₂O static pressure, and 7.4 to 35.6 dBA noise output. Among the CPU socket types supported are LGA1200, AM4, LGA115x, and LGA2066. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Thermaltake Intros Pacific MX1 Plus CPU Water Block

Thermaltake today introduced the Pacific MX1 Plus, a CPU water block for DIY liquid cooling setups which bears a strong resemblance to AIO CLC pump-blocks, with its characteristic puck-shape. The block features an acrylic top with a silicone ARGB LED diffuser that's studded with LEDs. The block uses a standard 3-pin ARGB header for its lighting. The inlet and outlet are located toward the center-top (fittings not included). The primary material is nickel-plated copper, with a mirror finish at the cold plate, and a 0.15 mm micro-fin lattice for heat dissipation to the coolant. The block also includes a thermal diode (2-pin). Among the CPU socket types supported are AM4, LGA1200, LGA115x, and LGA2066. The block weighs about 670 g, measuring 93.4 mm x 93.4 mm x 52.2 mm (LxWxH). The company didn't reveal pricing.

ENERMAX Intros the ETS-F40 Series CPU Tower Coolers

ENERMAX is introducing a new tower CPU cooler family in the form of the ETS-F40 series, which promises heat dissipation of up to 200 W TDP. The coolers feature a compact design, with a single fin stack protruding directly from the baseplate and 4x 6 mm heatpipe array. The ETS-F40 series will be available in part numbers ETS-F40-FS (Essential version, with non-RGB fan); ETS-F40-BK (same as Essential, but with a solid black finish); ETS-F40-BK-ARGB (solid black finish with an ARGB fan); and ETS-F40-W-ARGB (solid white finish with an ARGB fan). Both the ARGB versions also sport RGB lighting in the top plate. The cooler further supports installation of a second fan.

The supplied fans are 140 mm in nature, PWM-controlled affairs which can spin as low as 300 RPM (up to 1200 RPM), if noise is your utmost concern but still want a (somewhat) active cooling solution. Cooler dimensions stand at 140 x 65 x 156 mm (w/ fan) for the essential version, while the added top plate in the others will increase height to 158 mm. The ETS-F40 Essential will be available from this month of October, while the other versions with the ARGB fan will enter the channels in December. The ETS-F40 Essential is currently available in an european etailer for ~€31, which could point to a $29 pricing for the base offering.

Alpenföhn Launches Gletscherwasser AIOs in 240 mm, 360 mm, in Collaboration With Der8auer

Alpenföhn is a name that still hasn't crossed TPU's benchmark suites, but we have written about the brand in the past. The company is now launching a new AIO cooling solution, (well, cooling lineup) in the form of the Gletscherwasser AIOs, which are available in both 240 mm (240 mm and 240 mm HS) and 360 mm (360 mm and 360 mm HS) according to the employed fans. The Gletscherwasser was designed in conjunction with overclocking poster-child Der8auer, though the extent of this collaboration is unclear. The new AIOs do promise "high performance cooling in a near silent delivery", as most brands do. The Gletscherwasser AIOs feature RGB lighting (via 2x 120 mm ARGB fans or 3x of such fans, according to the 240 mm or 360 mm model) as well as customizable top plates that users can change and customize to their liking. There's a remote control for that ARGB goodness as well.

The pump on the Gletscherwasser AIO liquid coolers can be configured to either extreme performance or "virtual silence" (rated noise of 17.8 dBA). Alpenföhn promises an anti-leak design, with internal pressure avoiding any spillage should the potential for a leak occur (in all parts, including the 465 mm tubing that connects the pump to the radiators. The radiators are made of aluminium, coming in at 27 mm thickness. The Gletscherwasser 240 and 360 fans speeds range from 500 to 1600RPM, with a rated airflow of up to 92.6 m³/h, a maximum pressure of 2.19 mm Aq and a rated noise of up to 23.6 dBA, while the HS (High Speed) models fans are a bit faster and louder, reaching up to 2200RPM with a rated airflow of up to 132.4 m³/h, a maximum pressure of 3.24 mm Aq, and a rated noise of up to 36.8 dBA.

ID-Cooling Intros Ice Flow ARGB Snow Series AIO Liquid CPU Coolers

ID-Cooling today unveiled the Ice Flow ARGB Snow line of all-in-one liquid closed-loop CPU coolers. These are essentially a whitewash of the original Ice Flow ARGB series the company unveiled in July 2020. With silvery white taking over the cooler's CPU block, its Nylon tubing sleeves, the radiator (including its aluminium fins), the compound fan's frame, and the impeller. The impeller is still studded with addressable RGB LEDs at the hub. A unique feature with the Ice Flow ARGB series is the location of the pump+reservoir, which is at the radiator, rather than integrated with the CPU water block. The Ice Flow ARGB flow debuts with a 240 mm x 120 mm variant that has a dual impeller compound fan. The cooler has the same specs and cooling capacity (of 250 W) as the original. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Razer Announces Expansion to Many More Gaming Peripheral Segments at RazerCon 2020

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, made October 10, 2020 a day to remember for the global gaming community. Fans across the world tuned in to the inaugural RazerCon to watch Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan's live mixed-reality keynote - a one-of-a-kind interactive session hosted against the iconic Singapore skyline. This was followed by Razer panels on new and unannounced products, and exclusive content showcases and giveaways from game studios such as Romero Games, Perfect World Entertainment, Paradox Interactive and technology partners such as Intel, NVIDIA and Western Digital.

The event was a huge hit with the fans, peaking at over 1 million concurrent viewers with a total of more than 250,000 hours viewed and 175 million impressions across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. In a true celebration of all things gaming, highly decorated veterans of the industry, including Brenda and John Romero, and Haz Dullul, presented their newest projects, whilst leading gaming celebrities CloakZy, CourageJD, PaladinAmber and many others engaged with the community during their sessions.

COLORFUL Launches CVN Guardian and WARHALBERD DDR4 Memory Series

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards, all-in-one gaming and multimedia solutions and high-performance storage, launches the CVN Guardian RGB DDR4 gaming memory for the latest AMD platforms and the WARHALBERD DDR4 memory for the 3rd generation AMD Ryzen platform and Intel desktop platforms. The COLORFUL CVN Guardian RGB Gaming Memory sports an eye-catching heat sink with an RGB lightbar that supports motherboard RGB sync. On the other hand, the WARHALBERD is a value-oriented DDR4 memory featuring CXMT memory modules for a wide application from gaming to office PCs.

The CVN Guardian RGB DDR4 gaming memory is the latest addition to the CVN family. Designed for gamers, the CVN Guardian sports a futuristic high-performance heat spreader with superb heat dissipation to ensure stable gaming performance. COLORFUL uses specially selected Hynix CJR memory modules that offer stable performance and excellent overclocking capabilities. The CVN Guardian Gaming Memory supports XMP 2.0 automatic overclocking function for a quick performance boost.

Antec Releases Dark League Chassis DP502 FLUX

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, announces a new mid-tower case of the brand-new F-LUX platform, the DP502 FLUX. Offering an industry-leading design of advanced ventilation, the second model of this series is taking the thermal performance of the Antec Dark Series to a new level. The DP502 FLUX will soon reach store shelves and online retail outlets in US with a competitive MSRP of $69.99 USD.

The DP502 FLUX features a swing-open small front panel with eye-catching hair-line surface. The electroplating-processed LED on the top left-hand side presents a Sci-Fi vibe. Measuring in at 463 mm x 220 mm x 486 mm (D x W x H), the DP502 FLUX offers an abundance of features that come with Antec's original F-LUX platform. F-LUX Platform adopts the design of a powerful ventilation system via the lower right-side panel which pulls cool air into the case through the lower PSU shroud and then up into the main interior. The case comes ready-equipped with three 120 mm ARGB fans in the front, one 120 mm fan in the rear and one 120 mm reverse fan on top of the PSU chamber to pull cool air into case through the ventilation at the right-side panel and at the bottom, offering a higher level of GPU cooling performance. Altogether the chassis offers space for nine fans. Moreover, the DP502 FLUX features seven reusable PCI-E Slots. The 4 mm tempered glass side panel features a tool-free thumbscrew design at the rear, which gives quick access to the interior and enhances the solidity. With 34.5 mm in the front and 26.5 mm in the rear, the case offers sufficient space for cable management.

Cougar Unveils the Gemini T Pro Case

Cougar today unveiled the Gemini T Pro, an ATX mid-tower case. Its design is characterized by bilateral symmetry, with a streaks of three acrylic ARGB LED diffusers running the height of the front- and top panels through the middle. Both the side panels of the case are tinted- tempered glass, and are fused with portions of the front panel. The two are hinged toward the end, and open up as shown in the picture below. Inside, the case features a conventional horizontally partitioned layout, with a completely concealed bottom compartment when viewed from the left side. The main compartment serves up room for graphics cards up to 40 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 17 cm in height, while the bottom compartment can house PSUs up to 20 cm in length. The case features 7 conventional expansion slots, and 2 vertical slots.

Storage options in the Cougar Gemini T Pro include two 3.5-inch drive bays that can each hold 2.5-inch drives, and three 2.5-inch drive mounts. Cooling options include either two 140 mm or three 120 mm front intakes; ditto for the top panel, a couple of 120 mm side intakes, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. You can mount 360 mm x 120 mm or 280 mm x 140 mm (or smaller) radiators along the front panel, 360 mm x 120 mm (or smaller) radiators along the top panels, and a 240 mm x 120 mm (or smaller) radiator along the side panel. Front panel connectivity includes a USB 3.x type-C, two USB 3.x type-A, HDA audio jacks, and a button that lets you cycle between presets for the ARGB lighting element. The case measures 227 mm x 535 mm x 527 mm (WxHxD). The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Announces the IceGem Line of AIO Liquid CPU Coolers

SilverStone today rolled out the IceGem line of all-in-one, closed-loop, liquid CPU coolers. The IceGem comes in three variants based on radiator size, the IceGem 360 (360 mm x 120 mm), IceGem 280 (280 mm x 140 mm), and the IceGem 240P (240 mm x 120 mm). It's pertinent to note here, that while the radiators of the 360 and 280 variants are 28 mm thick, the 240P stands out with a thicker 38 mm radiator. The IceGem series is characterized by a large, somewhat octagonal pump-block unit with a crystal crown-like acrylic ARGB diffuser ornament on top; Nylon sleeved tubing, the latest-generation 3-phase, 6-pole pump-block design, and a large rectangular cold-plate that has enough surface area to cover even the largest AMD Threadripper processors. All three variants in the series support sockets TR4 and sTRX4, besides LGA1200/115x, AM4, and LGA2066.

The radiator features aluminium finnage, and depending on the model, two or three pressure-optimized fans with ARGB lighting. The 240P and 360 variants include 120 mm fans that turn at between 600 to 2,200 RPM, pushing up to 93.4 CFM of airflow, 3.18 mm H₂O static pressure, and 7.3 to 36.6 dBA noise output, each. The 140 mm fans included with the 280 variant turns at 600 to 1,600 RPM, pushing up to 99.20 CFM of airflow, at 3.1 mm H₂O static pressure, and 9.8 to 23.4 dBA noise output. SilverStone rates the 240P variant as being capable of handling thermal loads of up to 280 W, the 280 variant up to 320 W, and the top 360 variant up to 350 W. All three variants are backed by 3-year warranties, although in some markets the warranty could be as high as 5-year. The IceGem 240P is priced at USD $139.99, the IceGem 280 at $159.99, and the IceGem 360 at $169.99.

In Win Launches 140mm Variants of Saturn and Jupiter Daisy-Chainable Case Fans

In Win today announced the availability of its premium Saturn Series ASN140 and mainstream Jupiter AJ140, 140 mm case fans. Both series provide an attractive soft-glow ARGB lighting effect through their frosted fan blades, illuminating the insides of the case, while the Saturn series also features rigid stripes around its transparent frame that provides a unique effect as the light refracts through.

The Saturn ASN140 provides up to 93.97CFM of airflow, while the Jupiter AJ140 provides up to 100.45 CFM of airflow. Their wide speed range, 4-pin intelligent PWM control and shock-proof rubber mounting pads means they are ideal for either CPU coolers, liquid cooling radiators or as part of an air-cooled PC. Both series are equipped with sleeve bearings to provide lower noise output and a longer lifespan.

CORSAIR Quietly Updates Hydro X Blocks, Confirms RTX 3000-series GPU Blocks

CORSAIR announces more new products each year than most companies, and this often means that marketing resources get devoted to the high-ticket items more often than not. Their custom watercooling line, the Hydro X Series, is not always one of them and so we end up seeing quiet updates without a press release or even a direct note from their representatives to the media. With the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000-series cards coming in three different categories as far as custom watercooling goes (reference, Founders Edition, AIC-variants), we took the weekend to briefly check what the usual custom watercooling suspects were up to. A page on the CORSAIR website confirms, among other things, that Hydro X GPU blocks are on the way for at least the reference PCB, if not more.

More interestingly, we noted that the Hydro XC7 and XC9 CPU blocks had been updated in more ways than one. We have detailed reviews of both (XC7, XC9) for those who want to see, and our review of the iCUE Nexus also showed a rebranding in the making for the company. The updated CPU blocks carry the new wordmark design for the logo on all 5 SKUs and, more importantly, change the mounting mechanism to allow for a captive system with new thumb screws that should make installation even easier on all Intel and AMD CPU sockets. This should bring with it increased compatibility with crowded m-ITX motherboards as well, and we see it reflected in the additional 719 motherboards in the compatibility list relative to before. Finally, a motherboard ARGB LED adapter is now included in the packaging, so you can use the integrated lighting with motherboard LED headers and control software, should you not want to pony extra for CORSAIR's ecosystem. Pricing for the Hydro XC7 is now $5 higher and the same as the XC9, which is confusing given it uses fewer fins on the cold plate and, the launch versions at least, employed a plastic trim compared to the metal on the XC9. We have contacted the company for clarification on this, and will update the post as we receive more information.

[Update, September 16: CORSAIR has a new photo for their example GPU block that looks suspiciously like it is meant for the FE RTX 3000-series cards. Note also the revised I/O port terminal which should help address some concerns people had about the previous design.]

SilverStone Intros Precision PS15 PRO Micro-ATX Chassis

SilverStone today introduced the Precision PS15 PRO, a Micro-ATX tower type chassis that implements many of the contemporary design elements, such as an airy mesh front intake, a tempered glass side panel, and a couple of 120 mm ARGB fans pre-installed along the front panel, along with a 120 mm rear fan. Inside, the case serves up room for graphics cards up to 31.4 cm in length, CPU coolers up to 15.4 cm in height, and PSUs up to 15 cm in length.

Ventilation options on the PS15 PRO includes two 140 mm/120 mm front intakes (both of which are occupied with the factory-fitted 120 mm ARGB intake fans); two 120 mm or one 140 mm top exhaust, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. The top panel features a detachable dust filter. You can mount a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator along the front panel. Storage options include a single 3.5-inch drive bay, and two 2.5-inch mounts. A couple of USB 3.x type-A ports and HDA jacks make for the front-panel IO. A 4-channel ARGB controller module is included. The case measures 192 mm (W) x 381 mm (H) x 351 mm (D). The company didn't reveal pricing.

EVGA Z490 DARK K|NGP|N Edition Now Available

Introducing the Z490 DARK K|NGP|N Edition, now the premier motherboard in EVGA's Z490 lineup. The Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is a limited-edition motherboard that features validated support for memory speeds at 5000 MHz+ (OC), and a collectable retail box hand-signed by K|NGP|N himself.

The EVGA Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is also packaged with an 18-phase power design, right-angled connectors, and an Intel 2.5 GbE NIC to ensure that the only limitation of your Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is your imagination. The Z490 DARK K|NGP|N is a masterwork of design and engineering, bringing the best performance and stability available on the Z490 chipset.

Alphacool Ready with RTX 30 Series Ampere Full-coverage Water Blocks and AIOs

Alphacool revealed that it is ready with a lineup of full-coverage water blocks and all-in-one CLCs for the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series "Ampere" graphics cards. These include the new Eisblock Aurora line of full-coverage blocks that combine a nickel-plated copper primary material with an acrylic top that can be with ARGB LEDs; and the Eiswolf 2 GPU all-in-one closed-loop cooler. Alphacool says its will release variants of its products for all the RTX 30 Series SKUs announced so far, including the flagship RTX 3090, the RTX 3080, and the RTX 3070. The company didn't reveal detailed specs, pricing, or availability information.

ZALMAN Rolls Out CNPS10X Optima II CPU Cooler

ZALMAN today rolled out a design update to its CNPS10X Optima CPU cooler from way back in 2011. Called the CNPS10X Optima II, the cooler features a completely new design, and uses contemporary design elements. The aluminium fin-stack tower-type cooler uses a fin-stack that's been wrapped in a plastic shroud, with its top plate featuring an ARGB LED lighting ornament. Four 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes make direct contact with the CPU at the base, conveying heat through the fin-stack, which is ventilated by a ZALMAN Dual Blade 120 fan. The fan features a split-blade impeller, hydraulic bearings, and ARGB LEDs in the impeller hub. It spins at 800 to 1,500 RPM, pushing 61.52 CFM of air, at 27 dBA max noise. The cooler comes in two color trims, white and black. Measuring 158 mm x 132 mm x 85 mm (HxWxD), it weighs 740 g. Among the CPU sockets supported are AM4, LGA1200, LGA115x, and LGA2066. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Cougar Intros Aqua ARGB AIO Liquid CPU Coolers

Cougar today introduced the Aqua ARGB line of all-in-one, closed-loop, liquid CPU coolers. It is available in three variants based on radiator size - the Aqua ARGB 360 (360 mm x 120 mm), Aqua ARGB 280 (280 mm x 140 mm), and Aqua ARGB 240 (240 mm x 120 mm). All three include a cuboidal pump-block design with ARGB LED diffusers at the top, along with an illuminated Cougar logo; and the company's VA-series ARGB fans (either 120 mm or 140 mm, depending on the variant).

The cooler includes an ARGB controller with an RF remote control, so you can set lighting, color, and pattern presets on the fly. The VA120 fan included with the 360 and 240 variants spin at 600 to 2,000 RPM, pushing up to 74 CFM of air at up to 2.78 mm H₂O pressure, and 39.55 dBA max noise, each. The VA140 fans with the 280 variant does 500 to 1,800 RPM, pushing up to 98.39 CFM, at up to 2.21 mm H₂O pressure, and 40.56 dBA max noise. Among the CPU socket types supported are LGA1200, LGA115x, LGA2066, and AM4. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Cooler Master MasterLiquid AIO CLC with Infinite Reflection Block Ornament Pictured

Cooler Master released a pair of new MasterLiquid all-in-one (AIO) closed-loop coolers (CLCs) in the Chinese market that feature the company's latest pump+block design. Available in 240 (240 mm x 120 mm radiator size) and 360 (360 mm x 120 mm) variants, the cooler is characterized by a pump+block ornament that features a laser-etched Cooler Master hexagon motif onto a glass surface that's backed by infinite reflection. This glass is surrounded by a ring-shaped ARGB LED diffuser. Depending on the variant, you get two or three Vortex 120 fans that spin between 650 to 1,800 RPM, pushing up to 62 CFM of air at 2.5 mm H₂O static pressure, with 8 to 27 dBA noise output, each. The 240 mm variant is priced at RMB 549 (USD $80), and the 360 mm variant at RMB 699 ($102). There's no word on availability outside China.

GELID Announces Stella Dual-Ring ARGB Fans

Tech innovator GELID Solutions unveils the latest 120 mm case fan supercharged with sophisticated Dual Ring Addressable RGB (ARGB) LED lighting and enhanced cooling techniques. The STELLA is a product of GELID Solutions GAMER product line. The STELLA introduces a perfect mixture of top-notch technologies and vivid design. It comes with 8 hub-mounted ARGB LEDs and 16 frame-mounted independent ARGB LEDs to illuminate stylish Dual Ring Lighting and create spectacular RGB effects. The fan also boasts Double Ball Bearing which adds to improve mechanics and ensures ultra-durable functioning, and features the new high-airflow optimized impeller to deliver enhanced cooling. The carefully designed PWM IC, a core part of STELLA, eliminates any clicking noise. Additionally, the intelligent GELID PWM (Pulse Width Module) drives the fan in extended speed range from 500 RPM to 1600 RPM, it constantly keeps the fan silent but accelerates speed whenever higher airflow is needed.

Selection of Five AMD A520 Motherboards Pictured

AMD earlier today formally launched its A520 entry-level desktop chipset, and while we await product launches from motherboard vendors, AMD put out pictures of at least five top implementations by them. We begin with the GIGABYTE A520 AORUS Elite, the company's top product based on the chipset. Once again, GIGABYTE appears to have a feature-rich ATX board based on an AMD chipset, following its $300 implementation of the B550 as an AORUS Master product.

This board appears to have all the basics for a cost-effective gaming PC build, including reinforced PCIe x16, an 8-phase CPU VRM with heatsinks over even the vSoC phases, a premium onboard audio solution that could be ALC1200-based, and provision for ARGB embellishments. MSI is bringing an Arsenal Gaming product to the party, with the MAG A520M Vector Wi-Fi, which is built in the narrow Micro-ATX form-factor, with a chunky VRM heatsink, 802.11ac WLAN, and two memory slots. ASUS rolled out the TUF Gaming A520M-PLUS, which too builds on the strengths of its TUF Gaming brand, with enlarged heatsinks, reinforced PCIe slot, four memory slots, and preparation for ARGB. ASRock unveiled the A520M Pro4, an entry-level board that covers all the bases, including preparation for WLAN, four memory slots, M.2 heatsink like the MSI board, and a second M.2 slot. Lastly, there's the BIOSTAR A520MH, which we detailed in its press-release here.

Abkoncore Intros AL700 SYNC Full-Tower Case

Abkoncore today introduced the AL700 SYNC, an ATX full-tower case characterized by an asymmetric front design. A longer design element cuts the front somewhat diagonally, right to left; while a smaller one runs left to right towards the center. One half of the case has a matte silver aluminium finish, while the other indented half appears to have ridges that conceal fan intakes. The diagonal line of indentation conceals an ARGB LED element. Both the right- and left side panels are made of 4 mm-thick tinted tempered glass. Inside the Abkoncore AL700 SYNC, you get a conventional horizontally-partitioned layout. The upper partition with the motherboard tray serves up room for graphics cards up to 40.5 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 17 cm in height.

The motherboard tray also features a graphics card reinforcement that can be aligned with any expansion slot. You get 8 conventional and 2 perpendicular expansion slots (riser not included). Storage features include two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch trays, and two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive mounts behind the motherboard tray. Ventilation includes three each of 120 mm vents along the front- and top panels, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. Three front- and one rear (pre-installed) HR120 ARGB fans are included, as is an 8-channel ARGB controller. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.x type-A, one type-C, and HDA jacks. Measuring 455 mm x 490 mm x 232 mm (DxHxW), the case dry-weighs 13.6 kg. The company didn't reveal pricing.

ID-Cooling Introduces SE-914-XT Series CPU Air Cooler

ID-COOLING today announced SE-914-XT Series CPU air cooler, featuring a comparatively big heatsink in the section of 130 mm height. Both coolers have 4 direct-touch copper heatpipes, 92 mm PWM fan and newly designed metal-mecha mounting system which is proved user friendly on the previous SE-224-XT series. Model names are: SE-914-XT ARGB & SE-914-XT BASIC.

With a quite thick heatsink design, these two coolers are designed for a TDP max at 150 W. In a height of 131 mm for the ARGB version / 126 mm for the Basic version, they can fit very well into medium size cases. ARGB version has a black heatsink and a top ARGB cover while BASIC version has only a top black sticker for a stealthy look.

Raijintek Intros ACHERON 360 Distribution Plate

Raijintek today introduced the ACHERON 360 liquid cooling distribution plate, a contraption that combines the functionality of a pump and a reservoir, with coolant distribution mounts located close to where you'd want them in a typical tower type case (near the CPU area and the expansion slot area), to better manage tubing. The ACHERON 360 comes in two variants based on the inclusion of a pump. The base variant lacks a pump, but has inlet and outlet for an external pump; while the ACHERON 360 D5 EVO includes a factory-fitted Raijintek D5 pump.

The ACHERON 360 D5 EVO's pump turns in five speed settings ranging between 1,800 and 4,800 RPM. At top speed, it is capable of 1,500 l/h discharge, and 50 psi pressure, with 30 dBA noise output. Both variants come with ARGB LED embellishments that peek through aluminium outer plates covering the mostly clear PMMA acrylic body. Both further feature a flow indicator. The distro-plate is 360 mm x 120 mm. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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