Computex is a big expo. It fills up not just one, but three halls — one of which has two floors — around Taipei.
The noise of Computex makes it tough to find companies that truly stand out. There’s just so much show and so many interesting products on display it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd. This is why big manufacturers prefer the intimacy of their own shows to make big announcements — not the big tent of Computex or CES.
It isn’t likely that you’ve heard of inWin. It isn’t as big as Cooler Master or Corsair, but never the less the company had some interesting cases on the showfloor.
NZXT brought two cases to Computex: the Phantom 530 and H230.
The ATX sized 530 was built with keeping performance components cool, and accordingly it has space for lots of radiators. It also has noise absorbing material along the sides to lessen the roar of a massive GPU or CPU cooling fan.
NZXT’s H230 is also designed with cooling in mind, though it takes the minimalist approach. The H230 supports up to 120 mm cooling fans and provides plenty of space for cable clearance.
Corsair brought a number of products to Computex, previewing its planned refreshes of its cases, memory, and keyboard lines. Corsair has a reputation of putting out top quality products, but the marketspace for high end gaming peripherals is getting crowded. Does Corsair have what it takes to make its products stand out?
AMD had a sizeable presence at the show divided between its experience zone, where its chips in devices were demoed, and its keynote. AMD’s keynote wasn’t anything groundbreaking, though it did show off a next-generation Kaveri APU.
What makes AMD’s presence at Computex stand out is the fact that Intel is now following in its footsteps. Intel is arguably pushing an APU by any other name with Haswell, something remarkable since the company was playing catch up to Intel year-over-year for most of the last half-decade.