CASES/POWER/COOLING NEWS

December 21st, 2012, 4:25 PM

Rosewill Announces Armor Evolution E-ATX Mid-Tower Case

With E-ATX and USB 3.0 support, this mid-tower case is the ideal case for any gaming enthusiast looking to keep their power PC compact. Rosewill’s new heavy hitter for the season is the Armor Evolution – the first mid-tower case to support both USB 3.0 and E-ATX motherboards.  Designed for high end gaming and PC enthusiasts, [...]

December 21st, 2012, 4:23 PM

Fractal Design Introduces Define XL R2

Building on the success of its award-winning Define XL case, the updated Define XL R2 includes the same cooling and ventilation capabilities as well as excellent expandability. Especially around this time of year, it’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the consumer world – the bells and whistles, the gimmicks, the distractions - sometimes it’s [...]

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 [...]