CASES/POWER/COOLING NEWS

December 20th, 2012, 12:00 AM

Phanteks Launches PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Series

The PH-TC12DX is a U-Type, dual tower heatsink that features advanced thermal deflection technology at a price that isn’t too steep. To begin with, the PH-TC12DX has four 6mm heatpipes, aligned linearly and developed to have the least possible amount of thermal and air resistance.  The key feature, however, is Phanteks’ patented PATS and CPSC [...]

December 18th, 2012, 7:38 PM

Corsair Launches CX Series Modular Power Supplies

Corsair announced today the addition of modular versions of their affordable CX Series PSU line. The CS Series Modular power supply units are available in 430, 500, 600, and 750 watt configurations, and provide the same reliability of any other Corsair PSU on a price just as affordable as the original CX Series lineup.  Unlike [...]

December 10th, 2012, 3:00 AM

COUGAR Introduces White Editions of Mid-Tower Cases

For those who have been waiting for an alternative to the standard black finish on COUGAR’s Volant and Solution mid-tower cases, the day has come. Just in time for the holiday season, COUGAR has announced that both the high end and more affordable end of the spectrum for their mid towers will now be available [...]

December 5th, 2012, 9:53 PM

be quiet! Releases Upgraded SilentWings 2 Fans

The SilentWings 2 fans have been highly praised since initial release, and now Germany-based be quiet! has added PWM to their most popular fans. The initial design of the fan was already great – a 300,000 hour lifespan, custom anti-vibration mounting, and an advanced bearing technology called fluid dynamic bearings (FDB) were key features in the success of [...]

December 5th, 2012, 9:51 PM

Spire Introduces X2 Branded Nano-Tech Fan Series

Utilising a special nano-particle lubricant, the new X2 Nano-Tech fans offer an exponentially longer lifteime than standard fans. Typical oil seal bearings in fans wear down easily due to the constant friction, and therefore have a fairly short lifetime.  Advertised as having a 70,000 hour lifetime, the X2 Nano-Tech fans are made using smaller ball bearings [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 9:06 PM

COUGAR Releases Multi-Function Challenger Gaming Case

COUGAR’s new mid-size tower is marketed as high-end, but can accomodate both small and large gaming needs. The Challenger comes with just about every feature one would expect of a mid-size gaming case – cooling considerations, plenty of PCI slots, and enough space to cram it full of gaming power.  However, COUGAR’s unique 3-mode drive [...]

November 30th, 2012, 7:47 AM

Reports Jump Gun; Scythe Not Going Anywhere

After a message was posted to Scythe USA’s website, many claimed the company was going out of business.  HWC dug a bit deeper and found that Scythe will still be around. For years Scythe has been regarded as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heatsinks and fans so when certain sites “broke” the news [...]

November 29th, 2012, 5:35 PM

Rosewill Unleashes Its new Monstrous HERCULES 1600W Power Supply

For any power-hungry users who have ever had any concerns about being able to support that extra bit of hardware, your prayers have been answered. The gods up on Mount Rosewill have sent their half mortal son to us, and he packs some serious wattage.  1600W of power, a 135mm silent fan on top, 16 [...]

November 28th, 2012, 5:06 PM

BitFenix Releases Elegantly-Designed Survivor in White

An updated design on the original Survivor,  BitFenix’s new mid-size tower is lightweight, rugged, and affordable, perfect for a portable gaming rig. The case is cool and simple in appearance, but well-executed: solid white SofTouch finish with a blue LED BitFenix logo across the front of the chassis, and the unique curved design of the [...]

November 13th, 2012, 11:01 AM

NZXT Launches Respire T20 & T40 CPU Coolers

By utilizing Seamless Direct Touch heatpipes and a number of other innovations, NZXT is hoping their new Respire CPU coolers can overcome the competition.  At first glance, there really isn’t anything special about NZXT’s Respire T20 and Respire T40. Their tower-style designs, large aluminum fin arrays, 120mm fan mounts and copper base plates can be [...]