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Cooler Master Intros MasterFan ARGB + PWM Hub: Control Both Speed and Lighting

Cooler Master earlier this week rolled out the MasterFan ARGB + PWM Hub (model: MFX-ZHHN-1NNN6-R1), a handy accessory to simplify both fan speed and lighting management. The device, which is slim enough to be tucked away in the crawlspace behind the motherboard tray, puts out six each of 4-pin PWM and 3-pin addressable-RGB connections. It draws power from a SATA power connector, and takes input from one each of 4-pin PWM and 3-pin ARGB connections from your motherboard. Among the six downstream PWM headers is a high-powered header marked in red, meant for multi-fan units. The hub comes in a metal body with a transparent plastic top, it measures 103 mm x 65 mm x 16 mm (WxDxH). The company didn't reveal pricing.

Update May 29th: Cooler Master informed us that this product is only officially available in the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and China regions, although you may find it from 3rd party sellers in other areas of the world.

Cooler Master Intros MasterFan MF120 Halo in White

Cooler Master added a new White color variant to its MasterFan MF120 Halo series, which debuted in January. It sees white take up almost the entire fan frame, including the rubberized bits, a decal over the impeller hub, and the impeller itself has a brighter tint. As with the original, the MF120 Halo White is characterized by two independent lighting zones, one made up of diodes in the impeller hub, and the other along the mouth of the frame, on both ends. There are no mechanical changes from the original. The fan takes in a single 3-pin ARGB connection for both lighting zones, and 4-pin PWM header for its main function. It spins between 650 to 1,800 RPM, pushing up to 47.2 CFM of air, at 1.6 mm H₂O pressure, and noise output up to 30 dBA. Its bearing has a rated lifespan of 160,000 hours. It is expected to be priced around $18 a piece.

Thermalright Intros TY-121BP FDB Low Impedance Fans

Thermalright introduced the TY-121BP FDB, a 120 mm case fan optimized for circulation applications. Built in a standard 25 mm-thick 120 mm format with rubberized frame mounts. The package includes rubber bolts in addition to metal screws. The fan features a long life (>40,000-hours rated) fluid-dynamic bearing. Taking in 4-pin (PWM) input, it spins between 600 - 1,800 RPM pushing 25.76 CFM of air at its lowest speed, and 77.28 CFM at top speed, with up to 2.70 mm H2O air-pressure. The noise output proportionately ranges between 19 to 25 dBA. The fan is currently selling in single-piece packages priced at $20, multi-fan packs are also in the works.

be quiet! Announces Pure Rock 2: High-compatibility Tower Cooler for the Masses

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, introduces Pure Rock 2. This update to the highly successful, entry-level Pure Rock cooler from 2014 ticks all the right boxes as the ideal upgrade from stock coolers by Intel and AMD. Pure Rock 2 offers an excellent price-performance ratio with a great cooling efficiency of 150 watts TDP, low noise level, and high memory compatibility. Even demanding, high-resolution multimedia or advanced gaming applications will not bring this cooler to its knees.

Pure Rock 2 is equipped with a Pure Wings 2 120 mm PWM fan, which has received accolades for its low noise level of no more than 26.8 decibels, even when the fan is spinning at its maximum speed of 1,500 rpm. Nine airflow-optimized fan blades reduce noise-generating turbulence and increase air pressure, while the four high-performance 6 mm heat pipes with heat pipe direct touch (HDT) technology provide a slightly improved cooling performance compared to the popular preceding model. Thanks to their impeccable build quality, Pure Wings 2 fans have a lifespan of more than 80,000 hours. Customers benefit from a three-year manufacturer's warranty for Pure Rock 2.
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Fractal Design Rolls Out Celsius+ Series AIO CPU Coolers

Cool, quiet and powerful - The new Celsius+ series of AIO coolers has just been announced by Fractal Design, featuring an ARGB-accented pump face, a fully redesigned block and an upgraded on-radiator PWM fan hub with ARGB support. Cleverly concealed wiring within the braided sleeves of the Celsius' low-permeability rubber tubing allows the entire system to connect at the pump with just a single power plug and an (optional and detachable) ARGB cable. As with previous Celsius coolers, selectable auto/PWM modes offer dynamically optimized performance with the choice of full user control for expert fine-tuning.
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Read the TechPowerUp Review of the Celsius+ S28 Prisma

EK Waterblocks Launches EK-Quantum Reflection Obsidian 1000D D5 PWM D-RGB Distro Plate

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is launching the EK-Quantum Reflection Obsidian 1000D D5 PWM D-RGB, a reservoir, routing, and pump solution specifically engineered for Corsair Obsidian 1000D case. This distro plate is made to provide a unique water-cooling solution with dual D5 pumps for users who demand premium aesthetics, silence, and enough flow for multiple GPUs or even dual systems in one case.

This distribution plate is designed to bring the slim-lined EK Quantum aesthetics to the front of the 1000D case and to offer high flow and silent operation thanks to two serially connected genuine D5 pumps. While it is slim, it's absolutely massive in surface and weighs in at a whopping 5.3 kilograms. EK-Quantum Reflection Obsidian 1000D D5 distribution plate will only fit the Corsair Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower.

DeepCool Rolls Out the MATREXX 55 PWM 2F E-ATX Case

DeepCool today rolled out the MATREXX 55 PWM 2F, a variant of the original MATREXX 55 from 2018, but a sibling of the more recent MATREXX 55 Mesh 4F from earlier this year, which replaces the tempered glass front panel with an airy steel mesh that lets the front intake fans breathe better. What sets this case apart from the Mesh 4F is the set of pre-installed fans. While the 4F includes four DC fans (three pre-installed along the front intake and one at the rear exhaust), the new MATREXX 55 PWM 2F includes just two fans, one at the front and the other out back. It's just that these included fans are of a higher quality, with 4-pin PWM input, and possibly a higher service life bearing.

The case is otherwise identical to the Mesh 4F, with its horizontally partitioned interior with room for motherboards up to E-ATX length, graphics cards that are up to 37 cm long, and CPU coolers up to 16.8 cm in height. Storage areas include two 3.5-inch drive bays that can each hold 2.5-inch drives, and two additional 2.5-inch mounts. Among the fan mounts are three 140/120 mm front, two 140/120 mm top, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. The case measures 440 mm x 210 mm x 480 mm (HxWxD), weighing 6.6 kg. The company didn't reveal pricing, but it could be identical to the Mesh 4F, at around $80.

EK Waterblocks Releases EK-Quantum Distribution Plate for Popular Phanteks Cases

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer is launching the EK-Quantum Reflection Evolv X D5 PWM D-RGB - a custom-designed water cooling reservoir, routing, and pump solution made to fit two Phanteks cases - the Phanteks Evolv X and Phanteks P600S. This distro plate is specifically designed to provide advanced water cooling with a market-leading D5 pump for users who demand premium aesthetics, silence, and powerful flow.

EK-Quantum Reflection Evolv X D5 PWM D-RGB offers an all-in-one solution that includes a D5 pump, reservoir, simple mounting mechanism, and multiple industry standard G1/4" threaded inlet and outlets. The placement of these inlets and outlets is aligned to match other EK cooling components and to minimize the number of bends the user has to make when creating the loop. The distro plate can support up to one CPU water block, four GPU blocks, and a top-mounted radiator.

SilentiumPC Unveils Fortis 3 EVO ARGB CPU Cooler

SilentiumPC rolled out several variants of its best-selling Fortis 3 tower-type CPU cooler since its 2015 debut, including a design refresh as the Fortis 3 v2, and its RGB variant late last year, which came with older standard RGB. Its latest iteration is the Fortis 3 EVO ARGB. The business end of the cooler, its large tower-type heatsink, is unchanged from the older variants. All that's really changed with the EVO ARGB is the fan.

The included Pulsar HP ARGB 140 mm fan features translucent white plastic making up not just the impeller, but also the frame. This allows bright addressable RGB LEDs embedded in the hub to project light not just through the fan blades, but also the frame. SilentiumPC has also re-tuned the motor to feature a speed range of 200 to 1,400 RPM (compared to 500 to 1,400 RPM on older models of Fortis 3). It also comes with a newer hydraulic bearing that enables a 50,000-hour service life. The fan takes in 4-pin PWM for its primary function, and 3-pin ARGB for the lighting. A "Nano Reset" ARGB LED controller comes included with the cooler, as does a 5 W/mK thermal compound. CPU socket compatibility hasn't changed: LGA2066, LGA115x, and AM4. Its price in Europe is 42.90€ (including VAT).
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ZALMAN Rolls Out CNPS16X CPU Cooler and New Thermal Pastes

ZALMAN today announced market availability of its new CNPS16X tower-type CPU cooler and three new STC-series thermal compounds. The CNPS16X features an aluminium fin-stack tower-type heatsink that's ventilated by a pair of 120 mm fans in push-pull configuration, held together by an ABS shroud. The top-plate of this shroud features an addressable RGB embellishment with the ZALMAN logo at the center. Besides this, both fans feature ARGB diffusers along the bore of their frames. ZALMAN has two color variants of the CNPS16X depending on the color of the shroud - black and white. Splitter cables are included so the ARGB connections of both fans and the shroud are combined to a single 3-pin connection.

The design of the CNPS16X involves a direct-touch heatpipe base, from which four 6 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes pull heat, spreading it through the aluminium fin-stack. This stack features wave-shaped fins that make hexagonal patterns when viewed from the side. This design helps with increasing turbulence and heat-dissipation to the air-flow. Each of the two included 120 mm fans takes in 4-pin PWM, spins up to 1,500 RPM, together pushing around 75-90 m³h of air, with 25-29 dBA of noise output. ZALMAN rates the thermal capacity of this cooler at 150 W. Among the CPU socket types supported are AM4, LGA115x, and LGA2066. The CNPS16X is priced at 59.90€ (including taxes).

SilentiumPC Announces Signum SG1V Evo TG ARGB Case

SilentiumPC today rolled out the Signum SG1V Evo TG ARGB case. This ATX mid-tower implements the hottest design trend - airy, mesh front panels. The 3-sided front panel features large hexagonal perforations along the sides with fine wire meshes inside; and a central portion with hexagonal outer perforations that combine with a finer inner mesh. Tempered glass makes up the left side panel. Together, these let the case's three included 120 mm front intake fans breathe easy. Other fan mounts include two 120 mm top exhausts, two 120 mm intakes along the horizontal partition, and a 120 mm rear exhaust (fan included).

All four included fans are the company's Stella HP ARGB 120 CF units, which offer addressable-RGB lighting (3-pin ARGB), detachable impellers, hydraulic bearings, 4-pin PWM input for the motors, and a speed range of up to 1,200 RPM, with up to 66.3 CFM of airflow. A 4-channel PWM splitter is included with the case. Storage features of the Signum SG1V Evo include two 3.5-inch trays that can each hold 2.5-inch drives, and two additional 2.5-inch mounts. The upper compartment serves up room for graphics cards up to 32.5 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16 cm in height. Front panel connectivity include two USB 3.x type-A ports, and HDA jacks. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Arctic Unveils the Freezer 7 X CPU Cooler

ARCTIC's long-running CPU cooler gets a worthy successor. It feels like the end of an era: the Freezer 7 Pro has long been one of our most loyal companions, and even though it wasn't a high-performance beast, it was known and loved by countless customers around the world. But after more than 10 years together, it's time to say farewell.

Out with the old, in with the new. With the new Freezer 7 X, we're able to present a successor that not only builds upon the success of its renowned predecessor - it outshines it. The Freezer 7 X reaps the benefits of an improved heatsink design along with a reworked heat pipe layout. In conjunction with the fan, which is optimized for high static pressure, the ARCTIC Freezer 7 X sets new standards in cooling. Compared to its predecessor, a performance increase of almost 10 % could be tested — and at a price that has been driven down by optimized and more efficient manufacturing processes.

EK Introduces EK-Vardar X3M, The New Addressable D-RGB Fans

EK Water Blocks, the premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is releasing a new version of its renowned 120 mm EK-Vardar fan. The EK-Vardar X3M 120ER comes with removable rubber dampers on the corners, making sure vibration is not transferred from the fan to the rest of the PC. Aside from that, the rotor has received airflow optimizations, and on the RGB versions, the lighting solution is upgraded to addressable D-RGB LEDs.

The EK-Vardar X3M 120ER is a high-static pressure computer cooling fan built for the highest-performance computer systems. It features removable rubber dampers on corners of the fan to reduce vibration and thus noise. These rubber dampers come pre-installed for use in push orientation but can be removed and mounted the other way for a pull orientation.

Akasa Rolls Out Vegas Chroma CPU Coolers with ARGB Lighting

Akasa rolled out the Vegas Chroma line of top-flow CPU coolers. The coolers come in two variants based on CPU socket types supported. The Vegas Chroma LG supports Intel LGA115x sockets, while the Vegas Chroma AM supports AMD sockets AM4 and AM3+. The cooler's design is an awful lot similar to Intel's stock HSF for desktop processors. An anodized aluminium heatsink with spirally-projecting fins, is ventilated by a 120 mm fan. Airflow from the heatsink ends up ventilating other components around the CPU socket, such as VRM heatsinks, M.2 heatsink, and possibly even memory.

The hydraulic bearing fan takes in 4-pin PWM for its main function, and 3-pin ARGB for the lighting. LEDs are embedded in the hub of the translucent white impeller. In both variants, the fan spins between 500 and 1,800 RPM, pushing up to 51.3 CFM of air, with a noise output of up to 32.5 dBA. Both variants measure 120 mm x 120 mm length and width; but differ in height. The LG variant is 59 mm tall, and the AM variant 63 mm. The LG variant weighs 380 g as it requires a back-plate, while the AM variant tips the scales at 340 g. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Thermaltake Launches Riing Quad 120 mm and 140 mm RGB Radiator Fans with NeonMaker Light Editing Software at CES 2020

Thermaltake, the leading premium brand of DIY PC components for Cooling, Gaming Gear and Enthusiast Memory solutions has announced Riing Quad 12 RGB Radiator Fan and Riing Quad 14 RGB Radiator Fan, the world's first 16.8 million 4-ring design radiator fan with 54 addressable RGB LEDs. Supports NeonMaker Light Editing Software and TT RGB PLUS Software, up to 20 of Riing Quad RGB Radiator Fan can be controlled at the same time.

The Riing Quad works with Amazon Alexa and can Sync with Razer Chroma Lighting as well as Thermaltake AI Voice Control. With a 9-Blade High-Airflow design, the Riing Quad utilizes 120 mm and 140 mm high-static pressure blade design, long-life hydraulic bearing and a PWM controlled motor to deliver remarkable acoustic and cooling performance to elevate the aesthetics of custom PC build.

Deepcool Rolls Out GAMMAXX GTE V2 White CPU Cooler

To help with your snow-themed builds on a budget, Deepcool rolled out a [mostly] white variant of its GAMMAXX GTE V2 tower-type CPU cooler. The GTE V2 White features a silvery-white top-plate that caps the aluminium fin-stack heatsink; white caps for the heat-pipes, while fan-frame and impeller, and a white LED illumination for the fan. The aluminium fins retain their typical chrome finish.

The GAMMAXX GTE V2 features a tower-type aluminium fin-stack heatsink to which heat is conveyed by four 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes that make direct contact with the CPU at the base. The included 120 mm fan takes in 4-pin PWM input, spins between 500 to 1,650 RPM, pushing up to 64.5 CFM of air, with a maximum noise output of 27.8 dBA. The fan features a hydro bearing. Measuring 129 mm x 77 mm x 157.5 mm (WxDxH), including fan, the cooler weighs 650 g. Among the CPU socket types supported are AM4 and LGA115x. Expect the cooler to be priced at a tiny premium over the USD $30 price of the standard model.

Aqua Computer Announces the OCTO - 8-channel Fan Controller

Shortly before Christmas, the German company Aqua Computer introduces a new 8-channel controller for PWM fans. The control with the name OCTO impresses with an enormous range of functions and this on a surface smaller than a credit card.

In addition to the core function of a fan controller, the device also offers two channels for digitally controllable LEDs and can control up to 180 LEDs with many effects. In addition to Aqua Computer's own RGBpx LED products, the OCTO can also be connected to LEDs from many third party manufacturers via optionally available adapters.

DeepCool Unveils GAMMAXX GT ARGB CPU Cooler

DeepCool today released the GAMMAXX GT ARGB, a refresh of the GAMMAXX GT RGB CPU cooler from 2017. The new GT ARGB, as its name suggests, implements modern addressable-RGB lighting with a 3-pin ARGB connection. The fan takes in 4-pin PWM to spin. DeepCool also used the opportunity to change the design of the top-plate of the fin-stack. It now comes in matte-black, with an illuminated DeepCool company logo. The included 120 mm fan is also updated (besides the ARGB illumination). It now spins at speeds of up to 1,650 RPM (the original's fan spun at up to 1,500 RPM), although the max airflow rating is reduced to 64.5 CFM (compared to 70 CFM of the original).

The GAMMAXX GT ARGB is a conventional tower-type CPU cooler featuring an aluminium fin-stack heatsink to which heat is conveyed by four 6 mm-thick copper heat-pipes that make direct contact with the CPU at the base. An included 120 mm fan ventilates the fin-stack. Among the CPU socket types supported are AM4, LGA115x, and LGA2066. Measuring 129 mm x 77 mm x 157.5 mm (WxDxH), the cooler weighs 676 g (including fan). The company didn't reveal pricing.

EK Water Blocks EK-Vardar Fans Go Digital with D-RGB Variants

EK Water Blocks, the Europe-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is releasing a 140 mm D-RGB version of its EK-Vardar fan - the EK-Vardar EVO 140ER D-RGB. Besides the new and advanced addressable lighting diodes, the new fan also incorporates the Extended Range (ER) of the PWM operation feature and the special Start-Stop function which brings a true 0 dB experience for the absolutely silent operation. Not only will you be able to enjoy a totally silent PC, but this feature is also very useful for preventing radiator dust buildup if your PC is idling for prolonged periods of time, and it also extends the lifespan of the fan itself.

The EK-Vardar RGB is a high-static pressure computer cooling fan, designed and built primarily for high-performance computer liquid cooling systems. The Vardar family of cooling fans carries the notorious name of a type of the cold northwesterly wind blowing from the mountains down to the valleys of Macedonia. They feature a black square frame that does not allow for the air to escape and ensuring optimal airflow through the radiator.

Scythe Unveils Shuriken 2 SCSK-2000 Low-profile CPU Cooler

Scythe unveiled the low-profile Shuriken 2 SCSK-2000 CPU cooler (not to be confused with the Big Shuriken series of large top-flow coolers). With a height of 58 mm (with the fan in place), the SCSK-2000 is meant for compact Mini-ITX desktop builds with fairly high thermal loads of around 100 W TDP. Its design consists of a dense aluminium fin-stack arranged along the plane of the motherboard, to which heat drawn indirectly through a nickel-plated copper base-plate is conveyed by four 6 mm-thick heat pipes. The heatsink is ventilated by Kaze Flex 92 Slim PWM fan. This 92 mm spinner takes in 4-pin PWM input, spins between 200 to 2,500 RPM, and pushes 4.96 to 41.30 CFM of air, with a noise output of up to 23.2 dBA. Measuring 94 mm x 93 mm x 58 mm (WxDxH), the SCSK-2000 weighs 350 g. Among the CPU socket types supported are AM4 and LGA115x. The cooler will be available from early-December. The company didn't reveal pricing.

CORSAIR Launches iCUE QL RGB Fans for Spectacular Lighting from Any Angle

Editor's note: Our review is here, for those interested.

CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced a new line of PC cooling fans to elevate the aesthetics of any build: CORSAIR iCUE QL RGB PWM fans. Available in 120 mm and 140 mm sizes, every QL RGB fan features quad light loops lit by a total of 34 individually addressable RGB LEDs, creating incredible visuals from either side. Multi-fan kits of QL RGB fans are bundled with a CORSAIR iCUE Lighting Node CORE RGB Lighting Controller, capable of controlling the lighting for up to six CORSAIR RGB fans at once through CORSAIR iCUE software.

No other RGB fan comes close to the brightness and vibrancy of QL RGB. With inner and outer light loops on both the front and back of the fan, it is uniquely capable of intricate, bright, and detailed lighting effects that impress from any angle, regardless of whether it's used for intake or exhaust. A semi-transparent fan blade allows the RGB lighting to shine through, while a durable machined aluminium hub cover on either side completes the QL RGB's stunning look.

Thermalright Rolls Out AXP-90 Full Copper CPU Cooler

Thermalright rolled out the AXP-90 Full Copper top-flow CPU cooler for low-profile PC builds. A smaller sibling of the AXP-100 Full Copper, and a variant of the aluminium-based original AXP-90, this cooler features a dense copper fin-stack that's arranged along the plane of the motherboard. Four 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes make indirect contact with the CPU over a mirror-finish copper base-plate, pulling heat through the fin-stack. A 15 mm-thick 92 mm TL-9015R fan ventilates the fin-stack. This fan takes in 4-pin PWM input, spins at speeds of up to 2,700 RPM, pushing up to 42.58 CFM of air, with as low as 22.4 dBA of noise output. With the fan in place, the AXP-90 Full Copper measures 97 mm x 92 mm x 47 mm (WxDxH), weighing 490 g. There are two sub-variants of the cooler specific to CPU socket type supported, the AXP-90 Full Copper LGA115X, and AXP-90 Full Copper AM4. Available on Chinese e-tailers such as T-Mall, the AXP-90 Full Copper is priced at RMB 299, or the equivalent of USD $42.70.

Raijintek Intros EOS 360 RBW Liquid CPU Cooler

Raijintek unveiled the EOS 360 RBW all-in-one, closed-loop, liquid CPU cooler. Characterized by a CPU water-block design that's sure to bring back memories of your Beyblade collection, it provides a slightly larger-than-usual rectangular copper base with a 0.12 mm micro-fin lattice. The pump is integrated with the 360 mm x 120 mm radiator, has a pressure head of 1.5 m, noise output of up to 30 dBA at maximum speed, and features a ceramic-axis bearing that lends it a service life of 50,000 hours. The radiator features 12 coolant channels, is made of aluminium, and is 29 mm thick. The three included 120 mm fans take in 4-pin PWM input for their main function, and 5 V ARGB for the lighting, spin between 800 to 1,800 RPM, feature hydraulic bearings with 40,000-hour service life, and push up to 75 CFM of air with 28 dBA noise output, each. Among the CPU sockets supported are AM4, LGA115x, and LGA2066. It is priced at USD $70 (MSRP).

Cooler Master Launches MasterFan SF120M Computer Case Fans

Cooler Master, a global leader in designing innovative PC components, introduces the MasterFan SF120M, a new addition to the flagship MasterFan Series of computer case fans. The SF120M is designed purely with performance in mind.

The SF120M features a patented, anti-vibration motor featuring dual ball-bearings to reduce friction, increase performance, and minimize noise during operation. Additionally, the frame's exclusive sound damping design featuring rubber corner pads lessen vibrations, further minimizing noise.

ENERMAX Launches 120mm SquA RGB White Fan Version

ENERMAX, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance PC hardware products, announces a white-colored version of SquA RGB fan series at Computex 2019. Its eye-catching lighting effects and superior cooling performance have got many media attention. SquA RGB white version is characterized by an exquisite white square-shaped lighting frame, addressable RGB synchronization, optimized low 300RPM starting speed, and superior cooling performance. SquA RGB white version will have Single Pack and 3-Fan Pack for retail market as well.

Combined with arc and straight lines, SquA RGB white version provides user two types of lighting patterns to match the system theme perfectly. Thanks to ENERMAX LED LIGHTING Technology, SquA RGB white version is able to offer incredibly bright and even lighting; the light further can be penetrated the holes around the back of the frame to create a visual feast as diamonds shining in the dark. With the pure white frame matched, SquA RGB white version will be a dream model for users to embellish their style rigs.
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