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MONTECH Enters the Western Market With PC Cases and Power Supplies

MONTECH is a brand originally founded in 2016 that has been quite successful in the Asian market. Now it is looking to expand to Western countries, with a commitment to quality ensured by experienced engineers & designers from Taiwan.

MONTECH's core value is bringing "good value" to customers. The products are either better equipped or sold at a cheaper price than their competitors. Although the price may be lower than competitors', quality control is very demanding, including a random sampling of up to 40% of the finished products. The cases are aspiring to be very innovative and functional. The Air900 series, which will be launched this June, emphasizes airflow and dust protection. It comes with 3 dust filters (front, top, bottom), big area airflow design, and the unique design of detachable mesh on the sides.

Super Flower Announces the Leadex III 80Plus PSU Series With Semi-Passive Cooling Modes

Introducing the new Super Flower Leadex III series - an updated range of fully modular 80Plus Gold rated power supplies featuring three-tier adaptive cooling, industry leading power efficiency and packing premium Japanese capacitors.

Built on the award winning Super Flower design, the Leadex III improves on previous generations by introducing two semi-passive cooling modes that can be activated when using it under low or medium loads. Energy efficient, with minimal noise and heat output the Leadex III offers a premium solution to powering your system.

FSP Announces New SFX DAGGER PRO 550W and 650W Power Supplies

FSP, one of the world's leading power supply manufacturers, is pleased to announce two models in its brand-new line of DAGGER PRO SFX power supplies: the DAGGER PRO 550W and DAGGER PRO 650W. The DAGGER PRO series is an advanced version of our popular DAGGER PSU series, with improvements in efficiency, design, and connectivity. The new DAGGER PRO PSUs are fully SFX12V V3.3 standard compliant and can easily be integrated into the ATX chassis. They reduce cable clutter to a minimum, thanks to their modular design and high-grade ribbon cables - you only need to plug in the cables that you will actually use.

The powerful single +12V rail design of the DAGGER PRO series continually delivers maximum performance for the most demanding components, while FSP's unique MIA IC chip and DC-DC design provide safety and power efficiency. With an 80 Plus Gold rating, both models deliver high efficiency and low noise levels thanks to their semi-fanless design in which a large 92 mm ball-bearing fan cools only when required. With all these features, they are excellent for environment that requires minimum noise.

Enermax at Computex 2019 Part 2: Power Supplies

In part 2 of our 3-part series on Enermax at Computex 2019, we go hands-on with three of the company's new additions to its vast lineup of enthusiast PSUs. The lineup begins with an addition to the company's high-Wattage MaxRevo series, with a new 1800W model. This PSU requires 230VAC for its advertised Wattage, and can still put out 1600W with 115VAC. With 230VAC, the unit is capable of putting out 1900W of peak output, although 1800W is guaranteed (continuous output).

At both AC input types, the PSU's efficiency is rated 80 Plus Gold. Such high power is packed into a body that's just 18 cm (7 inches) in length. Its 135 mm double ball-bearing fan is capable of spinning at speeds of up to 3,100 RPM. This fan typically runs at 20-40% of its speed, but at the push of a button near the AC receptacle, can be forced to run at max speed. The MaxRevo 1800W comes with plenty of straws out of its fully-modular cabling plane, with at least two 4+4 pin EPS and ten 6+2 pin PCIe.

Seasonic Pushes the Fanless Envelope to 700W, Including 80 Plus Titanium

Each year we look forward to the next big fanless PSU. Seasonic did not disappoint this year, with the new Prime Fanless TX-700. This replaces the Prime Titanium Fanless 600W as the company's most powerful PSU of its kind. Its connectivity is updated to include two 4+4 pin EPS connectors, up to six 6+2 pin PCIe power, and up to twelve SATA power connectors. The best part? It holds onto its >94% 80 Plus Titanium efficiency even at 115VAC. Ripple noise suppression has been tightened to 20 mV, and micro-tolerance load regulation to 0.5%. Seasonic picked the choicest aluminium electrolytic capacitors, and worked on improving the thermals even further. The company backs their design effort with a 12-year warranty.

Seasonic also unveiled the compact 12 cm-long Prime Fanless PX-500 if your requirements aren't too steep. This 500W unit boasts of a respectable 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, the same ripple suppression and and MTLR features as its bigger sibling, and the same electrical/thermal protections. And you still get the 12-year warranty so the PSU outlasts everything else in your rig. The PX-500 has enough juice and straws for HEDT, with two 4+4 pin EPS, and four 6+2 pin PCIe.

Seasonic CORE TUF Gaming Alliance PSUs Pictured

Back in 2017, Seasonic introduced its CORE line of mainstream PSUs with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency. In 2019, the company wants to win more mainstream consumers, and hence unveiled a new line of CORE series PSUs boasting of 80 Plus Gold efficiency, partially/fully modular cabling, and ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance co-branding. The new 2019 CORE series come in various mid-range capacities starting from 450W, to 550W, 650W, leading up to 750W. The ones shown at Computex were 450W with partially-modular cabling and 650W with fully-modular cabling.

The new CORE series PSUs are built with compact 14 cm long bodies, and a new 120 mm fan that can stay completely off under a load/temperature threshold. The innards of these PSUs are new, with a few segment-first features such as DC-to-DC switching, and tight (±4%) voltage regulation across all three domains. There is a single +12V rail design, and an active-PFC component. Most common electrical protections are included, such as over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit protection. Seasonic is backing these PSUs with 7-year warranties.

Seasonic Connect a Godsend for Cable Management Novices?

Seasonic showed us a unique new innovation that could change the way you manage your cable clutter, particularly python-wrestling with your 24-pin cable behind the motherboard tray. Called simply the Seasonic Connect, the accessory is a PSU connection hub, or a disintegration of a conventional modular PSU's connector back-plane. A ruler-shaped structure runs behind your case's motherboard tray, with your PSU's various connectors (ATX, EPS, PCIe, SATA), on its either sides. Shorter-than-usual modular cables handle the "last-mile" connection to the various devices. A single ribbon cable runs between the Connect and the PSU, with high-capacity wires for the various voltage domains (+12V, 3.3V, 5V, etc.). Those into PSU cable modding would be breathing very heavily. The upcoming Prime GX750, an upper-mid range model with 80 Plus Gold chops, could be the first to implement this concept.

FSP Goes "Full Tilt" with the CMT710 Premium Case

FSP is doubling down on premium PC cases this Computex. The company unveiled the eye-catching CMT710 open-air chassis. Made from aerospace-grade aluminium and tempered glass, the case features a symmetric, forward-tilting design that's partitioned vertically right along the middle. Each of the two halves has enough width to accommodate 17 cm tall add-on cards or 140 mm-wide radiators. The left side houses the motherboard tray with room for add-on cards close to 40 cm in length. You can also use up the front space to mount a 420 mm x 140 mm radiator, while still leaving room for a pump+reservoir.

The right side is where you'd normally expect the PSU bay, a bunch of drive bays, and room for more liquid cooling gear, until you discover that this half of the case has enough room for a second motherboard, oriented upside down, complete with room for its own liquid-cooling loop. Both halves have vertical add-on card capability letting you show off your high-end VGA. If you decide not to have a second system, you have enough room for dozens of hard drives, elaborate liquid cooling setups, or anything your mind can conjure up in space meant for an entire system!

Zalman Debuts All New Fanless and RGB Spectrum Power Supplies

While at Computex 2019 we also had a chance to look at Zalman's power supply lineup which has seen some interesting additions in the FPSU800 and ZM-DFP 700 and 800 which are all new designs. The FPSU800 is billed as the worlds first 800-watt fanless power supply and uses DTH (Direct Touch Heat-pipes) and an all aluminium case to keep temperatures in check while also ensuring long term reliability. It is fully modular with RGB edge lighting keeping things neat and tidy with a touch of flair. In regards to the details, it is an 80 Plus Gold unit with capacitors rated at 105°C. When it comes to protection, the FPSU800 offers OPP, OCP, OTP, OVP, UVP, and SCP and has an Active-PFC design. As the name implies, only an 800-watt unit version is available.

Meanwhile, the ZM-DFP is a bit more gamer focused, available in 700-watt and 800-watt versions it features RGB Spectrum 120 mm and 80 mm fans. Much like the FPSU800, it is fully modular, 80-Plus Gold rated, and has the same protection mechanisms including an Active-PFC design.

Antec at Computex 2019: Neptune ARGB CPU Liquid Coolers, Signature Series PSUs, Katana ARGB DDR4 Memory Modules

Antec at Computex 2019 showcased a myriad of products, of which we bring you three families in this post: their Neptune ARGB CPU liquid coolers, the Signature Series of PSUs, and their Katana DDR4 memory modules.

The Neptune ARGB liquid coolers are available in either 120 mm or 240 mm AIO configurations, each packing a single or a dual fan setup (I leave it to you to guess which is which)s. These feature PWM controlled fans, have a flow rate of 1.5 L of cooling liquid per minute, feature RGb lighting (in case you hadn't noticed the ARGB in the name), and are rated for up to 40,000 H MTBF at a 25º room temperature.

ASUS ROG Strix Line of 80 Plus Gold PSUs Debut

ASUS kicked the door open to barge into the gaming PC PSU market with the ROG Thor high-end PSU last Computex. This year, the company is biting into the meat of the performance gaming market with the new ROG Strix PSU family, making its debut with a 650W model. This PSU offers low idle noise due to excessively large heatsinks, an ASUS-innovation Axial-Tech fan that's designed to direct all of its airflow downwards, with no sideways bleed; full modular cabling, and some cosmetic customization options, including a pair of magnetic stickers. Cabling includes two 4+4 pin EPS connectors, four 6+2 pin PCIe, nine SATA power, and a trio of Molex connectors. ASUS plans to expand this series in both directions.

Cooler Master Unveils V Gold and Platinum PSU Series

Cooler Master today welcomed a new entry to its "V Series" power supplies, adding various Gold and Platinum PSUs. These new models are representing successors to the very well known V series Cooler Master has launched a few years ago. In order to live up to its name, the new models are packing improvements in every aspect possible with less noise and more efficiency.

There are several new models ranging from 650-750 Watts for Gold and 850-1300 Watts for Platinum. What makes them different from previous V series models is a range of many small improvements like better wires to deliver more power to even hungrier GPUs. The Industry standard for wire size is 18 AWG, but Cooler Master went beyond that and put 16 AWG, in order to increase current capacity. The new 100 percent Japanese capacitors allow the new models to operate silently under 40% load.

FSP Leads the Way to AIoT and 5G at Computex 2019

FSP, one of the world's leading manufacturers of power supplies, is pleased to announce an extensive range of products for the Computex 2019 show in Taipei, Taiwan, from May 28 to June 1, 2019 - with a special focus on the fast-growing AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) sector and 5G-ready products. FSP will be showing power supplies, chargers and other power-related products designed specifically for these markets. In addition, they will be demonstrating a variety of specialized power supplies and PC cases for gamers.

The AIoT has the potential to drive revolutionary changes in numerous sectors, particularly in B2B, but relies on 24/7/365 uptime backed by a reliable power supply. FSP is ready to meet this demand. The key AIoT segments impact a huge range of applications including smart cities, transportation, logistics, environment, industrials, agriculture, utilities, smart building and consumers. For those key segments, FSP offers 1U, UPS and Redundant PSU which included CRPS for cloud and data center services. For edge computing (so-called 'fog' segment), FSP has Flex ATX, ATX and UPS. Finally, to fully cover the vertical, FSP offers adapters, open frame designs, Flex ATX, chargers and UPS for edge computing and devices at the client end.

DC-ATX Direct Plug from HDPlex Lets You Use External Power-bricks to Power ITX Motheroards Without 2-pin DC-in

The DC-ATX Direct Plug from HDPlex is an interesting new accessory that lets you power mini-ITX motherboards with conventional ATX/EPS inputs inside SFF cases that come with 2-pin external power bricks. The accessory plugs directly into the 24-pin ATX input of your motherboard, and takes input from a 2-pin DC. It also puts out 8-pin EPS for the CPU (over a 4-pin connector), one 6+2 pin PCIe power connector, and two SATA power connectors.

The accessory uses DC-to-DC switching to convert 12V to the various other voltage domains, such as +5V, 3.3V, and 5vsb. The accessory supports a power output only up to 200 Watts, which is still impressive for something its size. Available now, the DC-ATX Direct Plug from HDPlex is priced at USD $62.50. You can also buy a bundle that includes a 200-Watt power brick that's nano-ATX capable.

Cooler Master Launches the new V Gold Series Power Supply Units

Cooler Master, a global leader in PC component manufacturing, today, announced the availability of the new V Gold power supply unit (PSU), providing a new and improved series of PSUs for the next generation of high-end PC builders.

After five years, the V Gold succeeds Cooler Master's previously launched V Series PSU and will offer users an 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating. Available in the US and Canada in two wattage levels, 650W and 750W, the new V Gold PSU features a semi-fanless mode that enables the 135mm fan at 40% load. Users can manually de-activate the semi-fanless mode via the hybrid switch located at the rear of the PSU.

Corsair Unveils Carbide 175R RGB Mid-tower Case

Corsair updated its entry-level case lineup with the new Carbide 175R RGB (model: CC-9011171-WW). Positioned between its popular 100R and 275R cases and priced at USD $60, the 175R brings many of the features found on a higher priced segment to this one, such as RGB LED embellishments, a faux brushed-metal facade, and a fully enclosed bottom compartment. The front features an RGB LED illuminated company logo with intakes positioned along the top and bottom edges. One of the case's three 120 mm front intakes has a factory-fitted 120 mm fan with RGB LED illumination. Two 140/120 mm top exhausts, and a rear 120 mm exhaust make for the rest of the ventilation.

The left side panel is tempered glass with a dark tint. Inside, the Corsair Carbide 175R RGB features a conventional horizontally partitioned layout with a complete enclosure of the bottom compartment. Storage areas include two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch bays, and two 2.5-inch mounts behind the motherboard tray. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports (standard header) and a HDA audio combi-jack. Corsair includes dust filters for the top vents and PSU intake. The front panel logo and included fan support 3-pin addressable-RGB input letting you plug them directly to your motherboard for software control.

Thermaltake Outs Toughpower PF1 ARGB Power Supply Series

Thermaltake today rolled out the Toughpower PF1 ARGB of high-end power supplies. Available in three high-Wattage models of 850W, 1050W, and 1200W, these PSUs are characterized by their large 140 mm Riing Duo 14 RGB fans, and addressable RGB LED embellishments along both sides of the body, which together make up 18 diodes. To control the lighting, the PSU plugs into a 3-pin addressable RGB header of your motherboard or lighting controller. In the absence of external control, you can cycle through built-in lighting presets by pushing buttons at the tail end of the PSU, located sufficiently away from the main AC switch. Another switch located close to the AC switch, completely turns off the fan.

Aesthetics aside, these PSU have some serious chops: single +12V rail design with 80 Plus Platinum rated efficiency, full DC-to-DC switching, LLC digital control, 100% Japanese capacitors, active PFC, and most common electrical protection mechanisms against over/under voltage, over/under current, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. You get fully modular cabling, with all three models offering two 4+4 pin EPS connectors. The 850W model has up to six 6+2 pin PCIe connectors, while the 1050W and 1200W offer eight. Thermaltake is backing these PSUs with 10-year warranties. The company didn't reveal pricing.

FSP Announces Liquid-Cooled Hydro PTM+ 850W Power Supply

FSP, one of the leading manufacturers of power supplies in the world is pleased to announce its second liquid-cooled power supply, the Hydro PTM+ 850W. With the success of the Hydro PTM+ 1200W, the Hydro PTM+ 850W gives enthusiast gamers the ability to unleash the complete performance of their PC while remaining both a cool and silent PSU. During normal desktop use, watching movies, and light gaming, the Hydro PTM+ 850W remains completely silent as it can be passively cooled until 425W.

Using the integrated Bitspower liquid cooling systems allows the Hydro PTM+ 850W to deliver up to 1000W in power when the system demands it. In all other circumstances, the intelligent fan will keep performance great, and noise low. Its unique cooling solution and advanced design (using DC-DC modules) allow for an industry-leading 92% efficiency. The liquid cooling connectors use G1/4" / 12mm connectors for hard- and soft tubing, making it the best choice for case modders that look to fully integrated their PSU into their dream machine. Finally, changeable side-stickers and integrated RGB lighting allow users to customize the Hydro PTM+ 850W to their hearts' content.

SilverStone Rolls Out Strider Plus Bronze Series Mid-range Modular PSUs

SilverStone today rolled out the Strider Plus Bronze line of mid-range power supplies with full modular cabling. These PSUs feature an up-to-date ATX/EPS standards readiness and give you everything you need to set up a powerful gaming desktop. Available in capacities of 550W, 650W, and 750W, these PSUs feature a compact design with just 140 mm depth. A 120 mm fan with 18 dBA minimum noise output is used to keep the unit cool. SilverStone has included flat ribbon-type cables.

Under the hood is a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, with a 42.5A rail powering the 550W model, a 50.8A rail for the 650W model, and a 59.2A rail for the 750W model. You also get active PFC, the latest C-states support, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. The 550W model provides one 4+4-pin EPS and two 6+2-pin PCIe connectors; the 650W model offers one 4+4-pin EPS and four 6+2-pin PCIe, while the 750W model tops the range with two 4+4-pin EPS and four 6+2-pin PCIe connectors. All three models offer eight SATA power and at least three 4-pin Molex connectors. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Sharkoon Unveils WPM Gold ZERO Semi-modular Power Supply Series

Sharkoon Technologies is an international supplier of PC components and peripherals which boasts performance at a reasonable price. Sharkoon now presents the WPM Gold ZERO. This is an 80 PLUS Gold certified power supply unit using current technology and manufactured with high-quality components. In addition, tidy installation within the PC housing is made possible thanks to the semi-modular configuration of the cable connections.

Due to an efficiency of up to 90 percent, the WPM Gold ZERO has been certified with 80 PLUS Gold. This certification verifies the promised optimization of energy usage and provides assurance that the device will save on electrical power. With the WPM Gold ZERO, Sharkoon relies on state-of-the-art technology including superior LLC resonant converters. These ensure low switching losses and thus enable a higher efficiency. Through the power supply's technological design and its use of premium components, noise and heat levels are reduced to a minimum.

ENERMAX Intros REVOLUTION D.F. 80PLUS Gold Certified PSU with DFR Tech

ENERMAX, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance PC hardware products, introduces a new full modular power supply series, REVOLUTION D.F. With 80PLUS Gold certification, REVOLUTION D.F. provides stable and high efficiency performance during operation. The exclusive D.F. switch, which applies the patented Dust Free Rotation technology, allows users to activate the self-cleaning function anytime they desire. Furthermore, the unique Smart Airflow Control design with patented Twister Bearing fan delivers an almost inaudible operation within 70% system load. REVOLUTION D.F. series is surely a perfect match for the mainstream gaming rigs and multimedia workstations.

REVOLUTION D.F. series is engineered with several modern features, including the exclusive D.F. switch, DC to DC converter circuit, and 100% 105°C Japanese electrolytic capacitors, to make the 80 PLUS Gold Certified PSU more stable and durable than its peers. Adopting the patented Dust Free Rotation tech, the D.F. switch enables users to activate the self-cleaning function to blow away the accumulated dust by simply pushing the button anytime during operation.

ENERMAX Unleashes the Beastly MAXREVO 1800W Power Supply

ENERMAX, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end power supplies, announces the launch of MAXREVO 1800, a heavyweight 1800 watt power supply with peak power up to incredible 1900 watt. Characterized by the high-performance transformer, high-density PCB, and FMQ topology, MAXREVO 1800 PSU achieves a housing depth of only 180mm without sacrificing efficiency or performance, compared to its peers that normally come in 220 mm deep. Furthermore, 6 powerful +12V rails and 12 PCI-E connectors provide powerful output capabilities without compromising hardware safety. Specially designed for multi-GPU rigs, video editing workstations, industrial PC, and servers, MAXREVO 1800 is ready to quench the thirst of power-demanding systems.

MAXREVO 1800 is built with patented Turbo Switch; the design can help bring down the temperature of the critical components by 10-15°C. Through simply pressing the Turbo Switch, the PSU fan will spin at max speed (3100RPM) to create extra massive airflow to cool down the components.

FSP Introduces Modular Flex ATX PSU with Mechanical Design

With the current growth of the industrial control equipment, industrial computers, surveillance system, POS system, gaming machines, edge computing, and IoT device field markets, the needs for Flex ATX specification power supplies are also increasing. FSP has great advantages in the Flex ATX power supply product markets; not only does it have the most complete Flex ATX products (with over 30 models in this form factor), most of these products also complies with the 80PLUS requirement, offering a variety of efficiency ratings ranging from bronze to platinum.

FSP's Flex ATX models are available in standard direct output and modular cable configurations, and include the most modular models selections in the industry. The modular design can improve the ease of use of power supply. Customers can configure their power cables according to the system needs, and if the power supply is damaged in the future, they only need to replace the power supply. The special plug-in design for cables and jacks improves the convenience of replacement. The design of full modular connectors also allows users to quickly disassemble cables, locate issues and save debugging time whenever the system experiences problems.

HDPLEX Unveils the 800-Watt DC-ATX Power Brick: Convert Idle PCIe Connectors to Power a Second PC

HTPC case maker HDPLEX unveiled the DC-ATX 800W, a nano-ATX form-factor power-converter. This accessory, roughly as big as a power brick, takes in 6-pin PCIe, 8-pin PCIe, and 8-pin EPS connectors from your main rig, and depending on how many connectors you plug-in, puts out up to 800 Watts of power through a 24-pin ATX, and three downstream PCIe/EPS connectors, with the unit itself handing DC-to-DC switching of 12V to 5V and 3.3V voltage domains. This accessory is ideal if you have a high-Wattage power supply with multiple vacant EPS and PCIe connectors, and want to power a second mini-ITX machine, while saving a lot of space on the side. It uses some pretty high-grade components to ensure 24x7 operation, including Sanyo Japan-made solid-state capacitors, Infineon-made MOSFETs, Würth Elektronik inductors, and controller chips supplied by National Semiconductor and MPS. Available in the coming weeks, the DC-ATX 800W is priced at $190.

Silverstone Unveils 1550W Strider Titanium and 2000W Strider Platinum PSUs

At CES 2019, Silverstone updated its portfolio of unique short-length high-Wattage PSUs with the new Strider Titanium 1550W (ST1550-Ti) and Strider Platinum 2000W (ST2000-Pt). Their biggest USP is their high power density and short lengths, in the 18-19 cm range. The ST1550-Ti, as its name suggests, boasts of 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. It's a minor update to the ST1500-Ti the company launched in 2017. The ST2000-Pt, on the other hand, puts out 2000 Watts of power using a single 166A +12V rail. Owing to its short length, it ends up with a stellar 861 Watts/liter power density. Both models feature a large number of PCIe and EPS connectors to power heavily overclocked HEDT builds with multiple graphics cards.
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