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SAPPHIRE Brings NITRO Gear and Thunderbolt 3 Accessories to Computex 2017

SAPPHIRE Technology is unveiling brand new products at Computex 2017. The SAPPHIRE NITRO Gear Series will provide SAPPHIRE users with more customization options than ever, with LED fans as well as new backplate & shroud sets. After the enthusiastic reception of the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition, SAPPHIRE will offer a Special Edition version with blue shroud and backplate, and high factory overclock as part of its regular offer. For ultrabook owners, SAPPHIRE is bringing new Thunderbolt 3 dongles with 2x DisplayPort or 2x HDMI outputs.

Accessories for NITRO-charged gamers
Demand for personalization in PC gaming hardware is increasing. To meet it, SAPPHIRE is introducing a brand-new NITRO Gear Series of accessories. To begin with, the company will offer extra LED fans (with dual-ball bearing) in 3 backlight colors - white, red and blue. SAPPHIRE users can easily swap their stock fans with the SAPPHIRE Quick Connect system. Packs with one 95 mm fan in selected colors will be available to buy. The fans are compatible with all SAPPHIRE NITRO+ and Pulse RX 580 / 570 models as well as NITRO/NITRO+ RX 480 / 470 models.

Raijintek Intros the Aura 12 RGB Case Fans

Raijintek today introduced the Aura 12 RGB case fans. These 120 mm fans are characterized by RGB LED lighting projected onto the impeller by an LED diffuser running along the bore of the frame. The RGB LED setup can produce up to 256 colors, which can be configured using the included control module. This module can also set lighting modes.

The impeller of the Raijintek Aura 12 RGB features a variable angle fan-blade design that is said to improve airflow. The fan features hydraulic bearing. The fan takes in input from the control module over a proprietary 6-pin connector, and spins at speeds of up to 1,200 RPM, with up to 39.8 CFM airflow, and a maximum noise output of 24.8 dBA. The frame features rubber padding along the mount holes to absorb vibration. The fan is also available in packs of three, sold as the Aura 12 RGB-3. This package includes a control module with three outputs. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Corsair Announces New LINK Fan and Lighting Controllers

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware and PC components today announced the launch of the Commander PRO and Lighting Node PRO fan and lighting controllers, alongside the new HD140 RGB series of RGB cooling fans. Controlled by CORSAIR LINK software, Commander PRO is the ultimate in system control, providing complete command of up to six 4-pin PWM fans, two RGB lighting channels, four temperature sensors and two USB 2.0 headers.

Lighting Node PRO lights up your PC like never before, with two CORSAIR LINK controlled RGB lighting channels and four included individually addressable RGB LED light strips, each equipped with ten RGB LEDs for brilliant, customizable, system illumination. Finally, HD140 RGB joins the award-winning range of CORSAIR RGB cooling fans. Each 140mm fan boasts twelve vibrant, individually addressable LEDs, software controllable in CORSAIR LINK using either Commander PRO or Lighting Node PRO.

Noctua Introduces New A-series Fans and Accessories

Noctua today expanded its award-winning A-series of premium-quality quiet cooling fans with new 200mm, 120mm and 40mm models. Thanks to the series' signature features such as Flow Acceleration Channels and AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frames, the new NF-A20, NF-A12x15 and NF-A4x20 provide outstanding performance and superb quietness of operation. All models come with Noctua's trusted SSO2 bearings and a full 6-year manufacturer's warranty. In addition to the new fans, Noctua introduced the new NA-FC1 fan controller, NA-SAV3 and NA-SAV4 anti-vibration mounts and NA-SAC5 S-ATA power adaptor cable.

"Customers have been asking us for 20cm and slim 12cm fans for years, but meeting the quality standard users have come to expect from Noctua fans in these form factors has proven very challenging, so it took us quite some time to make sure that these fans live up to our name", explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "The NF-A4x20 has been conceived following requests by our industrial clients who are looking for a 40mm fan that provides superior performance in pressure-demanding applications as compared to the existing NF-A4x10."

MSI Unveils the TORX 120 mm Case Fan

MSI wants to monetize its innovations made in graphics card cooler fan designs. The company rolled out a "TORX" branded case fan that is based on the same design as the fans found in the company's TwinFrozr-series VGA coolers, first as part of its Core Frozr series CPU coolers, and now as in a standalone package. The unique selling point of these fans are the patented impeller design, which has two sets of blades in an alternating arrangement - the first kind of blades are traditional in design, which create a steady air-flow, while the second kind are called "dispersion" blades, which have a steeper curvature, that accelerates airflow.

The first TORX branded fan in a standalone package is 25 mm-thick 120 mm, with a conventional square frame, and rubberized mounts. It takes in 4-pin PWM power input, and spins between 500-1,800 RPM, with airflow ranging between 19.79-71.27 CFM, and a proportionate output noise range of 17.2-33.6 dBA. The fan hub features a fluid-dynamic bearing, and has a rated MTBF of 150,000 hours. The company didn't reveal pricing.

ENERMAX Intros ETS-N31, Compact CPU Cooler With a 92mm Fan

ENERMAX announces a new compact CPU cooler ETS-N31 for mainstream processors. With TDP capacity up to 130W, ETS-N31 is a budget friendly CPU cooler with effective cooling performance for entry-level and mid-range systems, such as budget workstations or gaming PC with a dedicated video card.

Compatible with mainstream sockets, including the latest AMD AM4
ETS-N31 comes with flexible mountings for Intel LGA 775/1366/1150/1151/1155/1156, and AMD AM4/AM3/AM3+/AM2/AM2+/FM1/FM2/FM2+. Furthermore, ETS-N31 also includes 1-clip fan bracket to help facilitate the installation.

Proven cooling techniques included & perfect RAM compatibility
ETS-N31 harnesses proven cooling techniques, VGF (Vortex Generator Flow, patented), VEF (Vacuum Effect) and HDT (Heat-pipe Direct Touch) to enhance cooling performance. Besides, this compact side flow cooler featuring asymmetric heat pipe design offers best possible RAM compatibility.

SilverStone Intros the FG Series RGB LED Fan Mounts

Want to add RGB LED bling to your machine but don't want to lose the steady hands of your high-end SanAce fans? SilverStone may have a way out. The FG121 and FG141 fan mounts latch on to your fans, and add RGB LED lighting. Made of clear acrylic, the mounts feature programmable RGB LED elements. The FG121 is designed for 120 mm fans, and is fitted with 24 LEDs. The FG141 is designed for larger 140 mm spinners, and holds 28 LEDs. It uses conventional 4-pin RGB LED control input. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Antec Announces the Rainbow 120 Series Fans

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, is presenting the new Rainbow case fan. The Antec Rainbow 120 RGB fan is backed by a 2-year limited warranty on parts and labour and has reached store shelfs and online-retailers with an MSRP of 14,90 Euros.

The Antec Rainbow 120 fan combines design with superior performance to deliver best-in-class airflow to noise ratio. The fan blades are engineered to direct the air flow from the center of the fan to the edges, effectively bringing greater air volume and harnessing the full capabilities of airflow for better cooling efficiency. The fan is equipped with hydraulic bearing to reduce friction for silent operation and to ensure a longer lifespan. The Rainbow 120 RGB fan also includes anti-vibration rubber cushions on all four corners to minimize vibrations and noise.

Thermaltake Announces New Riing Plus 12 LED RGB Radiator Fan

Thermaltake, the leading brand in the PC DIY and CaseMOD market, combines gorgeous LED light with cutting-edge technology to deliver a brand new experience for PC cooling. The Thermaltake Riing Plus 12 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition is a 120mm high-static pressure fan with a patented 16.8 million colors LED ring and 12 controllable single LEDs. The Riing Plus 12 RGB features compression blades, hydraulic bearing and a digital fan controller which can be controlled through the patented Riing Plus RGB Software.

Functions within the software allow users to personalize colors for each LED, and also provide users with numerous lighting schemes, such as Ripple, Wave and RGB Spectrum. The lights can even sync with music by applying Sound Control. Other basic functions are also designed in the software, including Color Palette, LED Brightness, Fan Speeds, PWM Mode, and CPU temperature monitoring. Paint your system with the new Thermaltake Riing Plus 12 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition.

Nanoxia Unveils Their New N.N.V. Series of Silent Fans

Nanoxia announces itself as the only brand in the PC industry allowed to make use of a specific piece of technology, employed by German car manufacturers to circulate air in the seat heating of their cars. This enables them to offer the first virtually vibration-free PC fan in the world.

You all know the effect what happens, when you connect a vibrating fan to a solid body - noise is generated. This is one of the main sources of fan generated noise. In order to counteract this effect, the user had to employ various forms of decoupling materials. With our fans of the Special N.N.V. series, this problem is solved once and forever. The new "No Vibrations" principle provides us with torques of a particularly pleasant nature.

Cooltek Announces the TG-01 Midi Tower Chassis

Cooltek announced the TG-01 midi tower chassis. With the TG-01 we present a fine Midi-Tower with "tempered glass" elements at a particularly attractive price-performance ratio. The main feature of the TG-01 is without doubt the use of tempered glass as a design element0. Both the front and the left side panels are made of the hardened glass and give the case a unique classic character. The I/O panel with 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 and the HD audio connectors can be found above the glass cover. The power button is located at the front of the top cover, as is the HDD- and Power-LED.

To maximize the benefits of a glass front, three LED fans are pre-installed on the inside of the front panel. We offer four different variants: each with three blue, red and green illuminated fans, as well as a version with RGB fans. The RGB version offers an RGB controller next to the power-button, which allows the user to switch between different colors and multiple light effects.

X2 Introduces the Magic Lantern RGB-PYT Fans

The all new X2 MAGIC LANTERN 12cm LED cooling fan is just magic. Always wanted to control your fans by the touch of a button? Now you can do so with these remote controlled high quality, LED colored cooling fans. The MAGIC LATERN comes in a 3 pack; you can set, change and run different color patterns from your fingertips. No need to get down turning a clumsy speed controller, also this can be done by the included remote control unit. These fans are equipped with pre-installed silicon rubber anti-vibration pads on each corner to make the fan even quieter!

Build with superior parts and components such as our proprietary Nano Tech Bearing. Nano bearing is made of the hardest material and does not need lubrication or sealing and is guaranteed for long lasting and ultra-silent performance. Equipped with 22 LEDs installed in a black and white transparent frame allowing for the RGBPYT (red, green, blue, purple, yellow, turquoise) colored lights to spread providing maximum illumination.

LEPA Launches CHOPPER ADVANCE Fans with Kaleidoscopic Lighting Effects

CHOPPER ADVANCE, the successor of the original Chopper series, is now ready to show off the new quad-ring LED technology that delivers vivid illumination effects. The new outlook also comes with LEPA's halo ring modular frame for 30% more airflow, PWM for speed control ( 600 ~ 1500 RPM) as well as durable BOL (Barometric Oil-Less) bearing technology, which promises high endurance (160,000 hours [MTBF]) and low noise (dBa of 8~20), which the company touts as making the new CHOPPER ADVANCE a one-of-a-kind offering.

Arctic Announces the F14 Series Case Fans

ARCTIC expands its fan range - and sets up the 140 mm series completely new. Not only the F14 are available in full model selection for the first time, moreover the big fans are quieter than ever before and equipped with innovative features. The standard class ARCTIC had already previously in the assortment - but due to the innovative design of the fan blades and the impeller the F14 presents itself now significantly quieter than its predecessor.

F14 Silent - Specially optimized for silent systems, the F14 Silent comes with inaudibly 0.08 Sone. An alloy/lubricant combination reduced friction, which not only lead to increased service life but most of all keeps the operating noise to a minimum.

NZXT Announces the Aer Series RGB LED Fans

NZXT announced the Aer line of 120 mm and 140 mm case fans with RGB LED lighting along the fan frames. The fans are characterized by non-circular inlets, housing a multi-color RGB LED array with 8 diodes. Interestingly, the impellers are opaque, matte-black. The LED colors, and lighting programs can be controlled using the NZXT CAM software, and through the NZXT Hue+ fan-controllers. The fans themselves are driven by 4-pin (PWM) power input, with a wide RPM range. The company didn't reveal pricing or availability.

Source: OC3D

Be Quiet! Unveils SilentWings 3 Case Fans

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years, introduces the new SilentWings 3. The third generation of this proven fan has been revised and now offers even higher performance than its predecessor. During development be quiet! also focused on a simplified, flexible installation. All these improvements make the SilentWings 3 the ideal choice for high-performance water and air-cooled systems.

be quiet! has invested much development time to create the latest version of the SilentWings fan. The goal was to improve the performance of the SilentWings 2 and to enable a wider range of uses. The seven revised and optimized fan blades create an excellent airflow. The funnel-shaped design of the rubberized frame allows greatly increased throughput. These improvements result in an extremely high static pressure, which makes the SilentWings 3 the perfect fan for radiators, heatsinks, and computer cases.

Thermaltake Announces Riing LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition

To fulfill the most demanding users, Thermaltake introduces its first digital radiator fan series - Thermaltake Riing LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition, a patented LED circular 256 multicolored 120mm radiator fan with Riing RGB Software. Through the software, users can easily adjust fan speed as well as fan colors for up to 48 Riing RGB fans. Especially, users can switch between "Performance" mode and "Silent" mode by simply dragging the "FAN MODE" bar. In addition, the "Color Palette" enables users to set the fan color to whatever they want.

Users can also use "RGB Cycle" to switch to a 256 multicolored mode. The lighting effect of the patented LED ring is visible from all direction. Regard the fan design, the blades are optimized to generate large air volume and achieve the best cooling performance. Moreover, the fan features hydraulic bearing that promises ultra-low noise. To strengthen the stability during operation, the four corners of the RGB fan are special designed with anti-vibration pads. Light up your game world with Thermaltake Riing 12 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium.

GELID Announces IPX Series Industrial Fans

Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions unveils the IPX 4 PWM, IPX 6 PWM and IPX 8 PWM - a brand new series of fans for industrial applications. The IPX Industrial Fan series provides protection against harmful deposits of dust and water from harsh environments. It is IP56 rated and allows continuous operation in extreme conditions and high humidity industrial environments.

The IPX 4 PWM, IPX 6 PWM and IPX 8 PWM feature precisely balanced impeller which guarantees stable operation even at the highest rotation speeds possible. The IPX 4 PWM, IPX 6 PWM and IPX 8 PWM also integrate ultra-durable mechanics, a double ball-bearing configuration from the renowned Japanese manufacturer NMB Tech. The new Smart PWM IC, designed specifically for the IPX Industrial Fan series, eliminates any clicking noise and controls fan speed according to heat-source load. The IPX 4 PWM, IPX 6 PWM and IPX 8 PWM have comprehensively optimized blades, the result of software simulations and real-prototype test which provide higher performance and dramatically improved airflow distribution without increasing noise level.

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.

Reeven Also Intros the Zephyros RGB LED Fan

Reeven also introduced the Zephyros 120 mm fan with in-built RGB LED. Featuring a patented impeller design that maximizes air-flow, the Zephyros spins at speeds of 1,000 RPM at its rated voltage of 12V. You can lower the speed by lowering the voltage. It features a sleeve-bearing with a rated MTBF of 20,000 hours.

Cooler Master Intros the Master Fan Pro Series

Cooler Master introduced three new fan lines under the Master Fan Pro series. These include the Master Fan Pro AirFlow, the Master Fan Pro Balance, and the Master Fan Pro Pressure. The three are differentiated by impeller designs optimized for three specific applications. The Master Fan Pro Air Flow is optimized for case ventilation and CPU air coolers. The Balance is optimized for air-coolers and liquid cooling radiators. The Pressure fan is optimized for case air intakes and enthusiast liquid cooling setups, where air pressure is paramount.

Rosewill Intros the RAWP-141209 Washable Case Fan

That's right, a case-fan that you can wash...with water. Rosewill may have solved the biggest woe of enthusiasts without access to dry-cleaning fluids to clean their fans, with the RAWP-141209. This 120 mm spinner is washable with water. Its other chops are pretty decent, too - a Teflon nano bearing, 500 to 1,500 RPM speeds, PWM support, and 64.75 CFM of maximum air flow. While it's washable, it isn't water-proof. So don't get the one idea on every DIY liquid-cooling enthusiast's mind - to immerse their radiators into a large fish-tank.

Noctua Shows Off New A-series 200 mm Fan

Noctua's fabled 200 mm A-series fan is closer to market availability, with the company greatly refining its design. In its latest prototype, the fan features a new fiberglass impeller. Fiberglass is chosen over ABS plastic as it is 26% lighter. A 200 mm ABS plastic impeller would need greater torque on the motor to get going at acceptable speeds. The motor features a larger 4 mm-dia chrome-steel axis (33% more bearing surface), and SSO2 ball bearing. Other features common along Noctua fan prototypes, such as acoustic optimization along the frame, a stepped inlet design, and vibration dampening pads are carried over.

Noctua Also Announced 15 mm Thick 80 mm, 70 mm, and 50 mm Fans

Noctua is extending the A-series 15 mm thick form-factor to several other sizes, including the popular 80 mm, 70 mm, 60 mm, and 50 mm. All four come with 20 mm thick frame adapter, should you run into trouble installing them. Much like the slim A-series 120 mm fan, these fans feature acoustic-optimized frames, double ball-bearing motors, 5V and 12V inputs (including PWM controls), and frosted translucent frames and impellers.

Noctua Unveils a Prototype 120 mm Slim Fan

Noctua unveiled a prototype slim 120 mm fan. The fan is just 15 mm thick (25 mm is the most common thickness for 120 mm fans). The fan features a metal reinforced hub, to make sure the hub and its four support structures don't disfigure over time. The motor features double ball bearing. The frame features a design that minimizes noise from the whiplash of the impeller. The frame further features rubber padding along the mount holes, to dampen vibration. Noctua did not put out fan-speed and air-flow numbers for this fan.
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