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XIGMATEK Unveils the Midgard IV Chassis

XIGMATEK unveiled the 4th iteration of its Midgard chassis, the Midgard IV. This version sees the case embrace the layout of the season - two horizontal compartments, the top one housing the motherboard tray, and the bottom one housing the PSU with drives. XIGMATEK went a step further with using the bottom compartment's roof as a base for an add-on card stabilizer, which works to counter the PCB bending of your graphics cards. You have room for graphics cards as long as 45 cm, and CPU coolers as tall as 17 cm. The motherboard tray supports EATX boards besides standard ATX types.

Unlike other cases launched this Computex with a similar layout, the Midgard IV also gives you three 5.25-inch drive bays. It's just that where you normally expect 3.5-inch drive cages to be, you have empty space; and the bottom compartment holds three 3.5-inch drive bays. There are a total of seven 2.5-inch bays all around the case. The 5.25-inch drive cage is detachable. You get room for a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator with the cage in place, or a 360 mm x 120 mm radiator with it removed. You also have room for a 360 mm x 120 mm radiator up top with the 5.25-inch cage removed (or a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator with the cage in place). The case measures 510 mm x 210 mm x 530 mm (LxWxH).

ID-Cooling Unveils the Stream 2 Chassis

ID-Cooling is on fire with quasi open-air cases this Computex. Besides the enthusiast-grade Stream 4 chassis, the company also unveiled the smaller (and more enclosed) Stream 2. This case design involves two blunted triangular rails, to which panels are attached on each side, making up the various case mounts, and tempered-glass covering the side-panels. The case has room for a micro-ATX or mini-ITX motherboard, with fairly long (30 cm-ish) graphics cards, standard ATX PSUs, and two liquid cooling loops - one with a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator, and the other with a 120 mm x 120 mm radiator. You also get a handful of 2.5-inch/3.5-inch drive bays.

SeaSonic Unveils its Flagship Prime Titanium PSU Series

PSU giant SeaSonic unveiled its new flagship PSU line, the Prime Titanium. The company showed off an 850W model from the series at the 2016 Computex show. As its name suggests, the PSU boasts of 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. The PSU offers some of the tightest ripple suppression, at under 20 mV. Its hold-up time is 30 ms, allowing for better protection against erratic AC power (eg: during storms). The Hybrid Fan Control spins up the 140 mm fan only beyond an ideal load/temperature threshold, making the PSU quiet during productivity usage. The unit offers fully modular cabling, with enough cabling for a machine with up to three graphics cards, and a motherboard with two 8-pin EPS inputs.

In Win Intros Aurora: the First Case Fan with Wireless Remote and Daisy Chaining

In Win introduced the wackiest (and possibly the smartest) case fan we've seen at Computex this year, the Aurora. This is the first fan to support wireless remote control. It's also the first fan to support multi-unit daisy-chaining, so one fan's power input and control can be shared with multiple fans. This way, you can control each of your multiple liquid cooling radiators by simply pointing the remote at them.

As simply a fan, the Aurora is a 120 mm spinner, with 800 to 1,400 RPM speeds in PWM mode, and 2,000 RPM in high-voltage mode (12V). At 1,400 RPM, it can push 40.26 CFM of air, with a noise output of 23.7 dBA. The remote allows you to fine tune fan-speed (within the PWM speed range), set and switch between presets, and control the lighting. Each fan features two 6-pin power ports, with which you can daisy-chain multiple fans. Each fan ships with a connector.

Rosewill Cullinan Tempered Glass Panel Case Pictured

Rosewill's flagship case for this year's Computex wasn't a brutish full-tower, but a more elegant looking glass case, the Cullinan. This case features tinted tempered glass panels lining the front and side panels. It features a dual-compartment layout with the top (motherboard tray) compartment having no intrusion from drive bays, letting you either seat EATX motherboards, or standard ATX ones with lots of room to spare for your liquid cooling gear. You can install graphics cards as long as 42 cm, and CPU coolers as tall as 18 cm. Both the top- and front-panel feature vents for 360 mm x 120 mm radiators. Other features include an integrated fan-controller. The drive bays are relegated to the bottom compartment with the PSU, and behind the motherboard tray.

A Yacht-shaped Case from Lian-Li This Computex

Lian Li has a tradition of launching at least one off-beat, entirely unexpected case each year at Computex, to show off its design prowess. This year's offering is the PC-Y6. Available in white (PC-Y6W) and black (PC-Y6B), this yacht-shaped case made of aluminium and tempered glass, has a more boutique (less practical) design for its volume.

It measures 764 mm x 293 mm x 259 mm (WxHxD), and takes up as much space as a mid-tower. What it can enclose, though, is a mini-ITX motherboard, a video card as long as 30 cm, a CPU cooler as tall as 6 cm, a standard ATX PSU, and two each of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives. There just the one 120 mm front fan mount. The rest of it is mostly open-air. This case could make for an interesting and functional prop in the luxury suite of an actual cruise ship, or a yacht.

Lian Li PC-09WRX Pictured Up Close

Tinted tempered glass appears to be the cool new material at Lian Li, and Computex in general. The traditionally aluminium case maker dressed most of its cases in the hot new material. Our tour of the booth begins with the PC-09WRX. This may not be the first dual-compartment case, but looks distinct, in that its left (motherboard tray) compartment is made almost entirely of tempered glass, while its right (PSU, drives) compartment almost entirely of aluminium. The left compartment is larger, to make room for more of the liquid cooling gear you want to show off.

The motherboard tray supports large E-ATX boards, besides common form-factors. It has room for graphics cards as long as 29 cm, and CPU coolers as tall as 29 cm. You can mount 360 mm x 120 mm radiators on both the front and top panels of this compartment. The right compartment can hold PSUs as long as 29 cm, and features six 3.5-inch drive bays, which are each convertible to 2.5-inch, and two other 2.5-inch bays. As expected, the case features an RGB LED kit.

Nanoxia Basic 1 Case Pictured

Nanoxia of the DeepSilence fame is now an established player in the casing and cooling space. The company's new entry-level case, the Basic 1, was shown off the crowds at Computex. As its name suggests, this ATX mid-tower covers all the basics of a 2016 gaming PC build, and then some. A striking new feature is its HDD hot-swap cage with five 2.5-inch bays, that's accessible from the front panel, by removing a panel cover.

ZADAK511 Also Announces a Trio of SSDs

It's becoming clear that the running theme for Computex 2016 is "Must RGB Every Possible Thing!" Take ZADAK511 Shield RGB, for example. It's a solid-state drive with RGB LEDs embedded, which you can control by plugging it not just into your usual SATA interface, but also a USB 2.0 header on your motherboard. The 10 mm (12 mm?) thick drive is meant for open-air benches, or cases in which every component of your build is in plain sight - including the SSD. The design language from the Shield DDR4 memory carries over. For the more restrained enthusiasts who just want a 7 mm-thick drive, ZADAK511 has a more plain looking drive with a brushed aluminium finish.

ZADAK511 Unveils its First DDR4 Memory Kit

ZADAK511 is a new enthusiast hardware brand that's taking flight from Computex 2016. The company partnered with HWBot to launch a new memory overclocking challenge. At Computex, the company launched its first enthusiast memory kit, the ZADAK511 Shield DDR4-3000. You see a characteristic silver-on-black neo-Gothic stylic on all the company's products launched. The memory does DDR4-3000 at timings of 16-18-18-38, although its voltage is unknown. The company apparently also has a DDR4-4266 kit, which it's giving away in the HWBot contest. So far, we've only seen 4 GB densities on these modules.

Cougar Also Unveils the Ultimus and Attack X3 RGB Keyboards

Cougar brought two new mechanical gaming keyboards to the Computex floor, the Ultimus and Attack X3 RGB. The Ultimus features a simple and elegant design with an aluminium face-plate, a simple 104-key layout with Function key enabling various system macros, full N-key rollover in USB mode, and RGB LED lighting along its Cherry MX mechanical switches. The more familiar looking Attack X3 RGB is just a variant of the Attack X3, featuring RGB LED back-lighting the the keys. Not much else has changed from the original.

AeroCool Dreambox Chassis Pictured

Here's the first look at Dreambox, AeroCool's Computex Design Award winning chassis. The case is a bunch of pipes and rods that you use to put together a cubical or tower-type case of your own design, and then add from the various pieces of included tempered glass panels. It should be particularly useful for case-modders who wish their case was shaped in a certain way. Here's an example build of the Dreambox.

MSI Shows Off Gaming Carbon Themed CPU Air Cooler

Want to take your MSI Gaming purism to the next level? Check out this MSI Gaming-branded CPU air cooler we found at Computex. This unnamed cooler features an aluminium fin-stack tower-type heatsink, ventilated by a pair of 120 mm spinners in push-pull configuration. The fans are 4-pin PWM ready, and the cooler itself embeds an RGB multi-color LED illuminating the MSI Gaming "dragon" logo with a faux carbon fiber background sticker. MSI is demoing this cooler on a socket LGA2011v3 motherboard, so that should tell you that this cooler has the chops to tame 140W Core i7 HEDT CPUs.

GeIL Announces the EVO Forza DDR4 Memory Series

GeIL, a leading global manufacturer of PC components and peripherals, presents its latest addition to the EVO hardcore gaming memory product family - the DDR4 EVO FORZA Series. Developed with GeIL's MTCD - Maximum Thermal Conduction & Dissipation technology, the FORZA heat-spreader provides superior cooling performance.

Available in Hot-rod Red and Racing Yellow, the EVO FORZA Series is designed to be compatible with the latest Z170 and/or X99 platforms with frequency of up to 3866 MHz. In order to ensure the highest quality and reliability, the EVO FORZA Series are thoroughly tested and burned-in by GeIL's own DYNA4 SLT & DYNA4 DIMM SLT fully- automatic testers.

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Founders Edition Owners Complain of Fan Revving Issues

NVIDIA's decision to sell its reference-design GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card at a $100 premium over the SKU's MSRP of $599, is beginning develop cracks, with early adopters complaining of erratic default fan behavior. The GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics card features NVIDIA's reference lateral-blower-type cooler, which didn't exactly blow us away, in our review of the card. Customers across the forumscape, including on NVIDIA's own GeForce Forums, are complaining of an issue where the fan of the cooler has a mind of its own, and revs up from 2,000 RPM to 3,000 RPM intermittently, and drops back to its idle speed. This, users complain, is particularly annoying if you're not gaming.

The users observe that these sudden and unpredictable spikes in fan-speed are not in response to rising GPU temperatures or clock speeds. Sudden variations in fan-speed are worse than gradual variations in response to legitimate triggers, as it also means sudden changes in noise, which is distracting. Users also observe that you can't even use third-party software (eg: EVGA Precision) to stabilize or override the fan-behavior, as the speed-spikes don't respect custom settings.

MSI Readies a "Backpack" Portable Gaming PC for VR

Get this - a portable gaming PC that's battery-powered, to which you plug in your VR headset, strap around your arms like a backpack, and walk around in an open space. MSI is tinkering with that concept, with its new untitled backpack gaming PC. The PC will be powered by cutting-edge desktop-grade Core i7 processors and GeForce GTX 980 graphics (likely GTX 1080M when it comes out?). It lets you plug in your VR gear with minimal cable clutter, and walk around without being confined to a static gaming PC. The company will detail this product further at its 2016 Computex booth.

FSP Also Readies the Dagger Line of SFX PSUs

FSP is also giving finishing touches to its first SFX form-factor PSUs targeted at SFF gaming PC builds, with the Dagger series. These units feature fully modular cabling, with enough juice and straws for high-end CPU and graphics hardware. The series initially features 500W and 600W models, boasting of 80 Plus Gold efficiency ratings, DC-to-DC switching, and complies with the latest ATX v2.4 specifications. An 80 mm dual-bearing fan keeps the unit cool. The company will reveal more information, including tentative launch, at its 2016 Computex booth.

ASUS Teases Upcoming G Series Notebooks Powered by "Pascal" GPUs

ASUS teased an upcoming Republic of Gamers G-Series notebook. It didn't stop at the teaser pics, and went on to tease performance numbers of the untitled "GXXX" graphics processor at the heart of this beast. We'll go out on a limb here and guess that it's a new mobile GPU based on the "Pascal" architecture; more so because ASUS is claiming that it's faster than even the desktop GeForce GTX TITAN X, and has 3DMark 11 Performance-present score to show for that. ASUS plans to exhibit the notebook at the 2016 Computex; and it's becoming increasingly clear that the third GP104-based SKU promised for June 2016 could be a mobile chip after all.

AMD to Launch First "Polaris" Graphics Cards by Late May

The first AMD Radeon graphics cards based on the company's "Polaris" architecture are slated for a late-May launch, according to Thai tech-site Zolkorn. The company is reportedly planning an elaborate launch event in Macau, China, days ahead of the 2016 Computex trade-show in Taipei. AMD has reportedly already sent invites to media outlets, although to a very limited number (in comparison to, say, NVIDIA's GTX 1080 event in Austin, US). The event could see a paper-launch of the first Radeon R9 400 series graphics cards based on the 14 nm "Ellesmere" and "Baffin" chips, with AIB-branded cards being exhibited at Computex, and market-availability following shortly after.


Source: Zolkorn

G.Skill Announces OC World Cup 2016

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, thrilled to announce the commencement of the 3rd annual "OC World Cup 2016" overclocking competition. Each year, G.SKILL hosts the OC World Cup overclocking competition with the live four-day finals at the G.SKILL booth during Computex. This year, G.SKILL will be providing a $16,200 USD total cash prize pool for the winners. Following the tradition of the event, the Grand Champion of the OC World Cup 2016 will walk away with a grand cash prize of $10,000 USD.

G.SKILL OC World Cup is split into three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Finals. Live Qualifier and Grand Finals will be held live at the G.SKILL booth during Computex from 31st May to 3rd June 2016. The Online Qualifiers round will be held on HWBOT from 7th March to 11th April 2016, featuring 3 benchmarks: Highest DDR4 Frequency, 3Dmark 01 with IGP, and 3DMark 11 with IGP. The benchmarks are selected to challenge the memory tweaking skills of overclockers on G.SKILL DDR4 memory, 6th Gen Intel Core processor, and Z170 platforms. The top 6 Online Qualifier contestants will win the tickets to participate in the OC World Cup 2016 Live Qualifiers at Computex 2016.

NVIDIA to Unveil "Pascal" at the 2016 Computex

NVIDIA is reportedly planning to unveil its next-generation GeForce GTX "Pascal" GPUs at the 2016 Computex show, in Taipei, scheduled for early-June. This unveiling doesn't necessarily mean market availability. SweClockers reports that problems, particularly related to NVIDIA supplier TSMC getting its 16 nm FinFET node up to speed, especially following the recent Taiwan earthquake, could delay market available to late- or even post-Summer. It remains to be seen if the "Pascal" architecture debuts as an all-mighty "GP100" chip, or a smaller, performance-segment "GP104" that will be peddled as enthusiast-segment over being faster than the current big-chip, the GM200. NVIDIA's next generation GeForce nomenclature will also be particularly interesting to look out for, given that the current lineup is already at the GTX 900 series.

Source: SweClockers

Synology Launches the RT1900ac Router in the US Market

Today, Synology Inc. - a manufacturer of network attached storage (NAS) - launched its first router, the RT1900ac, in the U.S. market. The highly anticipated device has already earned several awards and recognitions globally, including a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree (computer accessories category) and a Computex 2015 Gold Award.

"The Router is a critical element for any modern network, and yet it often remains complicated to use. By leveraging our expertise in network attached storage and maximizing the user experience, Synology provides a pleasant, efficient, advanced solution for enthusiasts and professional users," said Derren Lu, chief executive officer of Synology Inc.

Synology Announces the RackStation RS2416+ and RS2416RP+ NAS

Synology America Corp. unveiled the new RackStation RS2416+/RS2416RP+, a 12-bay network-attached storage solution featuring schedulable snapshots and resilient data integrity, on-the-fly scalability up to 24 drives, as well as reliable performance suited for the modern workplace.

With support for the next-generation Btrfs file system, RS2416+/RS2416RP+ offers metadata mirroring and checksums that guarantee a higher level of data availability and survivability. Snapshots can be automatically captured as frequently as every five minutes, allowing businesses to go back in time and recover previous versions of files and folders. Up to 256 daily, weekly, or monthly snapshots can be retained when equipped with expanded memory.

ASUS Compact DirectCU 3 Cooling Solution Pictured, Debuts on GeForce GTX 960

ASUS will be designing its DirectCU 3 cooling solution in different sizes. We've seen the super-tall, almost-triple slot version, strapped to a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, at Computex. Here is its more tame, two-slot, normal-height sibling, which ASUS could feature on several of its performance segment products, such as the GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, and perhaps even the upcoming Radeon R7 370 and R9 380. The card pictured below is a GTX 960.

The DirectCU 3 cooler appears to feature three heat dissipating components, a central heatsink that draws heat from the GPU, with two aluminium fin stacks on either sides, suspended along three 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes, which make direct contact with the GPU. A trio of temperature-activated 80 mm spinners ventilate it. This particular card offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1228 MHz core, 1291 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz memory (vs. 1127 MHz core and 1178 MHz GPU Boost reference). The card started selling in China, there's no word on a wider launch. The cooler itself, though, will feature on a boat-load of upcoming products from ASUS.


Source: VideoCardz

BitFenix Pandora ATX Case Detailed

BitFenix unveiled the Pandora ATX at Computex 2015. The case is a re-imagination of the original Pandora ITX case, launched last Computex, for the ATX form-factor. The Pandora ATX is scaled up in almost all ways to the original, and retains its styling. The case offers room for ATX and E-ATX motherboards, with eight expansion slot covers (so you can install a dual-slot graphics card on the bottom-most slot of your motherboard). There's room for CPU coolers as tall as 160 mm, graphics cards as long as 380 mm, and PSUs as long as 220 mm.

Storage spaces include two 3.5-inch, and three 2.5-inch internal drive bays. Cooling system is governed by a 4-channel PWM-based fan-controller, with a 2.8-inch TFT LCD display, giving you fan-speed and temperature readouts. Fan vents are aplenty, with two 140 mm (or three 120 mm) front intakes, two 140 mm (or three 120 mm) top exhausts; and a 120 mm rear exhaust. The front and top vents can each hold on to either a 3x 120 mm, or a 2x 140 mm radiator. Both these big vents have magnetic dust filters.
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