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SilverStone Releases the TP01-M2 Thermal Pads for Your M.2 SSD

That some M.2 SSDs throttle their speeds because of increased operating temperatures has already been demonstrated. Some companies, like Plextor, have even launched M.2 SSDs with specifically-developed heatsinks to reduce operating temperatures and thus reduce performance degradation. Other companies, Like MSI, have started incorporating M.2 heatsinks on their motherboard design, looking to attract more customers on the prospect of increased SSD performance - though some say the merits of MSI's approach are debatable.

Now, SilverStone has announced a more cost-effective - and compatible - way of improving thermals of your M.2 SSD of choice, by introducing its TP01-M2 thermal pads. These pads are colored blue (because blue means cool, see?), and the company claims their usage on a Samsung SM951 SSD brought about improvements of around 15ºC in the operating temperatures, down to 71ºC from the 86ºC sans thermal pads. These go for around 5€ a pack, which comes with two 20 mm (W) x 100 mm (D), one with 0.5 mm thickness, and another with improved cooling capabilities but a greater 1.5 mm thickness.

Source: Silverstonetek

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.

SilverStone ECM22 Gives You Two Additional M.2 Slots

SilverStone showed us the ECM22, a neat accessory that provides M.2 slots to machines that lack them. The half-height PCI-Express 3.0 x4 addon card gives you two M.2-22110 (110 mm long) slots with PCI-Express 3.0 x2 wiring. One of the two slots features SATA wiring, which simply relays connection from a SATA port on your motherboard. The card doesn't have any native logic of its own, and as such NVMe booting support will depend on your motherboard BIOS supporting it. It could still come as a boon to setups such as video-editing rigs, in which the creative professional could want as many high-bandwidth storage devices as possible.

Silverstone Announces the RL06 ATX Case

In yet another addition to their already populated line of computer cases, Silverstone has announced the release of the budget-oriented (by Silverstone's standards) RL06 ATX case. It is built primarily from steel and plastic, and sheds the more premium tempered glass alternative for a more cost-effective transparent plastic side window.

The RL06 will be available in two different color schemes: the usual, gamer-style black with red trim or a more subdued white with silver trim. The base model ships with a single 120mm fan on the rear of the case, but Silverstone also announced a Pro version which comes with three additional 120mm LED fans mounted on the front of the case.

SilverStone Unveils 800W SFX-L Power Supply

SilverStone today announced availability of its 800W SFX-L form-factor power supply (model: LTI-SX800). This PSU was first unveiled at the 2016 Computex expo. Measuring 125 mm x 130 mm x 63.5 mm (WxDxH), this PSU is built for SFX-L ready cases such as the Fortress-Z (FTZ01B). It features full modular cabling, with enough wiring for a high-end gaming PC with up to two graphics cards.

Under the hood, the LTI-SX800 features a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus Titanium switching efficiency, active PFC, and most common electrical protection mechanisms, against over/under voltage, over/under current, overload, overheat, and short-circuit protection. The unit is cooled by a 120 mm temperature-controlled fan. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Intros the 3 cm Thick NT08-115XP Ultra Low-profile CPU Cooler

SilverStone introduced the NT08-115XP, an ultra-low profile CPU cooler designed for media PC builds, and replacement for stock coolers. This top-flow cooler measures 101 mm x 101 mm x 33 mm (LxWxH), and is made of a copper-cored aluminium heatsink with forked, spirally-projecting fins, ventilated by a 10 mm-thick 80 mm fan that spins between 1,200-3,400 RPM, pushing up to 5.64-15.98 CFM of air, with a noise output of 16.5-28.98 dBA. The cooler is designed specifically for Intel LGA115x series CPU sockets (LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, LGA1151), and can handle thermal loads of up to 65W. It features a push-pin type retention mechanism similar to those found on Intel's stock coolers. The cooler is expected to go on sale on the 8th of December.

SilverStone Announces the Case Storage Series CS380 Chassis

Drive bays in mid- and full-tower cases becoming fewer by the days, making room for larger add-on cards and cooling contraptions. SilverStone announced a premium case for those seeking more drive bays, the Case Storage series CS380. This case is ideal for video-editing rigs and home-servers. The star-attraction here is its storage area, which includes two 5.25-inch drive bays, and eight hot-swappable 3.5-inch drive bays with SATA back-planes, which are compatible with 2.5-inch drives. The caddies are shielded by a lockable ABS front-door.

The CS380 is made almost entirely of steel. The motherboard tray serves up space for add-on cards up to 24 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 14.6 cm in height. Its cooling system includes a pair of 120 mm fans (included) ventilating the drive cage, two 120 mm top exhausts, and a 120 mm exhaust. Front-panel connectivity includes a pair of USB 3.0 ports. The case measures 215.3 mm x 487.5 mm x 426.5 mm (WxDxH). The company didn't reveal pricing.

8Pack Announces the Rocket Compact LAN PC

Aesthetically unparalleled. Uncompromised in performance. Most popularly known for pushing PCs past their limits and holding multiple records at the world's largest overclocking events, Ian "8Pack" Parry is no stranger when it comes to breaking the laws of what many PC enthusiasts would commonly consider to be the impossible.

Meet the 8Pack Rocket. Distinctly crafted, highly refined and equipped with nothing less than the best, 8Pack's latest beast isn't one that's happy being confined to the home. Designed for portability and travel, all-the-while packing the power; the 8Pack Rocket is an overclocked powerhouse for on-the-go performance that's perfect for LAN parties.

SilverStone SX800-LTI Leads the SFX-L Pack

SilverStone may have the most powerful and efficient power supply you can buy in the SFX-L form-factor. The new SX800-LTI from SilverStone belts out 800W of power at 80 Plus Titanium switching efficiency, with a single +12V rail design, DC-to-DC switching, APFC, most common electrical protections, a 120 mm fan keeping things cool, and full modular cabling. There appears to be enough cabling for a machine with 2-3 high end graphics cards. SilverStone will likely include an adapter that lets you use this PSU on a standard ATX case.

SilverStone Unveils an AIO Cooler with 160 mm Fan

SilverStone unveiled an AIO liquid CPU cooler with a fascinating 180 mm x 200 mm radiator, and the largest fan we've seen on an AIO cooler, at 160 mm with 15 mm thickness, the Tundra TD05. The idea behind this contraption is to offer cooling comparable to a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator, with a single fan that spins at moderate speeds. This cooler could be ideal for cases with large 160-200 mm fan vents along the side-panels. We doubt you'll come across a case with front/top panels with such big vents.

ECS Partners with Silverstone to Develop LIVA Pro

ECS partnered with Silverstone to co-develop the LIVA Pro, a NUC-rivaling product by ECS. It consists of a custom-design all-aluminium case by Silverstone, and innards by ECS, which include an LGA1151 socket to support Intel Core "Skylake" processors with TDP of up to 65W (some Core i5/i7 low-power quad-core parts should work); Intel H110 core-logic, two DDR4 SODIMM slots, one each of M.2 and 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gb/s drive bays, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, USB 3.0 type-A and type-C front-panel ports, and more.

SilverStone Announces Raven Z (RVZ01B-E) with Large PSU Room

SilverStone updated the design of its smash-hit SFF case, the Raven Z, to accommodate full-size (ATX) PSUs. The new RVZ01B-E from SilverStone measures 382 x 350 x 105 mm, weighing 3.7 kg, and features a standard ATX (PS/2) power supply bay. Bear in mind, though, that you're limited to 150 mm long PSUs. Some >1000W boxes may still not fit. SilverStone recommends that you choose a 140 mm long PSU, for greater flexibility in dealing with your cable ramen. The company didn't announce availability, although it's reportedly priced at US $79.99.

Source: TomsHardware

SilverStone Unveils the Strider Titanium Line of Power Supplies

SilverStone unveiled the Strider Titanium line of premium power supplies in mid-range capacities. As its name suggests, the Strider Titanium boasts of 80 Plus Titanium switching efficiency. Available in capacities of 600W, 700W, and 800W, the Strider Titanium offers fully modular cabling, with flat cables; and is just 150 mm long. The units are cooled by a low-noise fan, which when spinning, can be as quiet as 18 dBA.

Under the hood, the Strider Titanium trio feature single +12V rail design, new-generation electricals with ±3% regulation and lower ripple/noise. All three models come with enough juice and straws for gaming PC builds with up to two high-end graphics cards, with four PCIe power connectors. The higher-wattage models even come with two EPS power connectors, making them ideal for dual-socket workstation motherboards. SilverStone didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Intros Argon Series AR07 and AR08 CPU Coolers

SilverStone made additions to its Argon line of CPU coolers, with the new AR07 and AR08. The larger AR07 measures 140mm (W) x 50mm (D) x 159mm (H), including fan. Its heatsink weighs in at 453 g. Its rather contemporary design involves an aluminium fin-stack with a wavy "diamond edge" patterned fins that are designed to increase air-flow/turbulence, and with it heat dissipation, allowing SilverStone to keep fan-speeds and noise low. Three 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes draw heat directly from the CPU, to the fin-stack. The bundled 140 mm spinner does 800-1,500 RPM, pushing up to 93 CFM of air. The cooler supports all modern CPU socket types, including LGA2011v3, LGA115x, AM3+, and FM2+.

Next up, is the smaller AR08. This cooler is much smaller than the AR07, measuring 92mm (W) x 50mm (D) x 134mm (H) with fan, and weighing in at 285 g without fan. While it retains the aluminium fin-stack design elements from its larger sibling, including its three copper heat pipes that make direct contact with the CPU, it relies on a much smaller 92 mm spinner that does 1,500 to 2,800 RPM, pushing up to 49.5 CFM of air. The cooler still supports all modern CPU socket types, including LGA2011v3, LGA115x, AM3+, and FM2+. SilverStone didn't detail pricing.

SilverStone Raven RVX01 Mid-tower Chassis Detailed

Ahead of its November 2015 global launch, we got an exclusive sneak peak of SilverStone's upcoming Raven-branded ATX mid-tower chassis, the Raven RVX01. Made of ABS and steel, the case will offer the best design and practicality elements of the Raven series, at an affordable price, which will be game for even premium multi-GPU builds with heavy power supplies. It will come in two variants - with and without a side-panel window.

To begin with, the case features a top-oriented motherboard tray, in which the motherboard's I/O face the top, while the tray is accessible from the right panel. There's room for CPU coolers as tall as 162 mm, and graphics cards that are as long as 349 mm, and as tall as 150 mm (cards like the ASUS R9 Fury or GTX 980 Ti STRIX should be an easy fit). Also offered is an ATX PSU bay, with room for PSUs as long as 225 mm (big 1500W-class PSUs should fit).

SilverStone Releases CPS03 Mini-SAS Cable Assembly

To meet demands from professionals and enthusiasts with high performance storage demands, SilverStone created CPS03, a cable designed for Mini-SAS devices. With sideband connection (SGPIO) feature, the CPS03 is designed for always on and reliable operation with servers or workstations. On both ends of the cable are 36 pin SFF-8087 connector and SATA 7 pin * 4 (target device) with Sideband connector made out of industrial-grade material with weave sleeving for robust and trouble-free connections. Finally, CPS03's supports a four lane design to provide top performance for any professional SAS or SATA storage systems.

SilverStone Announces the Kublai KL05 Chassis

SilverStone announced the Kublai KL05 series case. The Kublai KL05 is a high quality ATX tower case designed for enthusiasts with the need for ample liquid cooling and storage space. It has convenient tool-less 5.25" drive bays and highly flexible cages designed to accommodate any combination of 2.5" or 3.5" drives. With a relatively tall and slender profile, it has surprising room for fitting liquid coolers.

Not only does it have complete support for 240mm and 280mm radiators on both the top and the front panel, it has numerous paths for tubing, mounting holes for fans, and easily removable filters for an exceptionally cool and clean build. KL05 is offered in two variations depending on front panel design so whether the preference is for a direct intake case with side window or a conservative, quiet build with indirect intake and sound-absorbing foam, there is a model perfectly suited for the intended task.

SilverStone Raven X RVX01 Pictured

The centerpiece at SilverStone's Computex booth was the might Raven X (RVX01). This ATX tower features a top-oriented motherboard tray, in which expansion slots and the rear I/O point upwards. One major advantage of this orientation is better conventional heat exhaust, and minimized PCB bending on long graphics cards thanks to Lady Gravity. The case comes in black with red tones. The RVX01 features tons of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drive bays located along its inner panels; fan mounts that include a rear 120 mm exhaust, a 120 mm top exhaust, and three 120 mm bottom intakes. Measuring 195 mm x 473 mm x 470 mm (WxHxD), the case is made of a steel frame with ABS front panels.

SilverStone CS380 Lets You Combine a Gaming PC with a Home NAS

Want a compact gaming PC that doubles up as a home storage? The CS380 "Compact Storage" case could be worth checking out. This micro-ATX case features an aluminium door (with noise-dampening material), steel frame, and ABS front panel bits. Behind the door are eight 3.5-inch drive caddies, with SATA backplanes, which let you hot-swap drives; and a standard 5.25-inch drive bay. Apart from the eight 3.5-inch caddies, the case has two internal 2.5-inch drive bays (for OS drives).

The eight 3.5-inch caddies are split between two drive cages of four; which are separated by room meant for long graphics cards. Its ventilation includes two 92 mm front intakes (located in the space between the drive cages); two 120 mm side vents, two 120 mm top vents (which can hold on to a 240 mm radiator); and a 120 mm rear exhaust. The case measures 212 mm x 435 mm x 444 mm (WxHxD).

SilverStone Milo ML08 is the Refined Cousin of the RVZ02

SilverStone is spoiling you for choice with console-size premium mini-ITX cases. First, it was the second-generation Raven Z (RVZ02), and now, the Milo ML08. This case offers a similar feature-set to its Raven cousin, but with a more restrained and subtle styling, and a handlebar, that lets you carry the case around. Measuring 380 mm x 87 mm x 370 mm (WxHxD), the case features a steel frame, with ABS front panel. Inside, you get the same SFX PSU bay, a slimline optical drive bay, two to three 2.5-inch/3.5-inch drive bays, a full-height graphics card bay, and oversized air vents over the CPU/motherboard area.

SilverStone Unveils Raven RVZ02 Mini-ITX Gaming Chassis

SilverStone gave its iconic Raven Z console-sized mini-ITX gaming PC chassis an update, with the RVZ02. The case now has a new front facade that's a departure from the ridged RVZ01, with fewer design character lines, and a cool "V-shaped" central LED cluster. The case has room for a standard-height mini-ITX motherboard, a full-height dual-slot graphics card, an SFX form-factor PSU, a slimline optical drive bay, and multiple internal 2.5-inch drives.

The demo build by SilverStone at the Computex show-floor dropped jaws, with a Core i7 "Haswell-E" processor, SilverStone Argon AR06 low-profile CPU cooler, ASRock X99E-ITX/ac motherboard, 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4-2933 memory by GeIL, ASUS GeForce GTX 980 STRIX graphics, SilverStone SX600-G SFX power supply, and an ADATA 256 GB SSD.

SilverStone Petite PT20 "Broadwell" NUC Case Picture

SilverStone's foray into the super-compact NUC enclosure market is led by its Petite series. Picture here, is the PT20, the company's enclosure for Intel Core "Broadwell" equipped NUC boards. The case may look aluminium, but is made of SECC steel. Measuring 125 mm x 50 mm x 110 mm (WxHxD), the case features a single 2.5-inch drive bay, cutouts at the right spots, including two USB 3.0 front-panel ports.

SilverStone ZEUS Series Smart PSU Pictured

Here's the first picture of SilverStone's next flagship smart-PSU line, the ZEUS. The company is expected to launch these in several high-Wattage variants, the one on display here is the 1200W variant. This fully-modular unit has enough juice and straws to power a GTX 980 Ti Quad-SLI machine. Its key features include a single +12V rail design, with a single 100A rail, 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, a temperature-activated 140 mm fan, which stays off below a temperature/load threshold, most modern electrical protection mechanisms, and an onboard sensor suite. The PSU talks to your system over USB (internal USB 2.0/1.1 connector), interfacing with a neat little tool that lets you monitor temperature, power-draw, efficiency, and other parameters for each of its voltage domains; and lets you customize its fan speeds.

SilverStone SFX-L 700W PSU Pictured Up Close

Here are some of the first pictures up-close of the SX700-LPT, the first 700W PSU in the SFX-L form-factor, which is smaller than ATX, but slightly bigger than conventional SFX. This unit features fully modular cabling, a single +12V rail design, 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, and enough juice and straws for a gaming PC build with up to two high-end graphics cards. Many of SilverStone's upcoming compact cases, including those for the living room and the desk, could feature SFX-L bays. The company will include SFX-L to ATX adapters, so you can use it in conventional cases.

SilverStone Ready with a 700-Watt SFX-L Power Supply

SilverStone is flexing its engineering muscle, to woo the compact gaming PC community that the SFX-L form-factor of power supplies have arrived, and ready for multi-GPU. SFX-L is slightly bigger than SFX but significantly smaller than ATX. The company is ready with a 700-Watt PSU in the SFX-L form-factor. Part of the company's new line of SFX-L category with the SFX series, the lineup will be led by the 700W SX700-LPT, and possibly followed by lower wattage models in the future. The company pioneered this form-factor with the 500W SX500-LG, earlier this January. The new PSUs will likely have enough juice and straws for gaming PC builds with up to two graphics cards. The SX700-LPT will boast 80 Plus Platinum efficiency ratings and the company is expected to show them off at Computex 2015, this June
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