New Deepcool PSU’s, Cooler & Chassis At CeBIT 2014

We stopped by the Deepcool booth at CeBIT 2014 to take a quick look at their current and upcoming product ranges for this year. First up we have the Lucifer as well as their new low profile series (pictured below), we actually reviewed the Lucifer a few weeks back, so if you would like to know more you can read the full review right here.

Unfortunately they didn’t have any product name cards out, so I don’t have the model numbers for these coolers. Of course you can see that they are mid to high end products as the left one packs four heat pipes and the right one packs six heat pipes, both feature dual towers and high performance 120mm and 140mm fans respectively. I have no doubt these things will shift some serious heat, but we’ll have to ask Deepcool for samples so we can tell you how good they actually are.

On display here we see their new Quanta series of PSU’s, all semi modular and all packing some series power that will prove popular with those running multiple GPU’s for gaming or mining. Available in 750, 1000 and 1250W variants and high quality Japanese capacitors.

Deepcool tackle the world of Steampunk with their  mini ITX gaming chassis, it may not be to everyone’s taste, but I think it looks rather funky.

Next up we have the Aurora PSUP’s, targeted a budget friendly end of the market these are ideal for low to mid power system,s although those wanting an extra kick for a multi GPU setup can enjoy the semi-modular, flat cable equippped DA700.

That’s all from the Deep Cool booth for now, but we’ll have more for you over the next few weeks as we get our hands on some of the products we have seen here today.

Impressive New Range Of Lian-Li Products On Display At CeBIT 2014

Never one to disappoint with their ultra high-end chassis products, Lian Li rocked up to CeBIT 2014 with a huge range of new products that we can expect to see in 2014, as well as a few established fan favourites from 2013.

The PC-A61WX that you can see above is a lovely ATX / Micro-ATX compatible tower that features room for four 5.25″ drives, 6 x 2.5″ HDD’s and 1 x 2.5″ drives. It features modular rear suspended hard drive bays that allow great flexibility for long graphics cards and extra front mounted cooling.

Pictured below we have the gargantuan PC-V2130WB, not exactly the easiest product name to remember, but this beast can handle up to 12 hard drives, HTPC or E-ATX motherboards, 10 expansion cards, large PSU’s, 360mm GPU’s and even comes mounted on wheels to making moving what could quickly become a very heavy system a whole easier.

PC-V2130WB not big enough for you? Then the double wide PC-D8000 may be ideal. It features 11 expansion slots, 12 hard drive bays, three more 2.5″ only drive bays, HPTX, EATX, ATX and Micro-ATX motherboard support and extensive fan and radiator mounting options. The PC-D600WB features 10 x 5.25″ drive bays, 8 expansion slots, e-ATX, ATX and Micro-ATX motherboard support and 12 hard drives in total, plus it comes fitted with a gorgeous side panel window so you can show off you ultra-high-end rig.

We’ve got more coverage from Lian Li as well as the rest of CeBIT 2014 coming very soon, so stay tuned for more.

Antec’s 2014 Product Range Shown At CeBIT 2014

Here we are at the Antec booth at CeBIT 2014 and the first thing that caught our eyes was this funky new PSU. The EDG750 features 750w of continuous power that makes it an ideal choice for those interested in overclocking, coin mining and gaming. It features two 12v rails and will run at 80 Plus Gold efficiency.

Anti vibration rubber ends not only provide a practical function, but also add a little extra style. These can be swapped out to colour match the PSU to your personal preferences.

The PSU features a fully modular design and can even be switched into a hybrid mode to allow it to run passively cooled for completely silent operation.

Next up we have a wide range of new buget chassis models, as well as the funky HTPC style case, the NSK 1380.

The new HCP Platinum 850W PSU is another prime pick for high-end users, it’s super efficient, features rock solid build quality and continuous power deliver that make it ideal for a multi-GPU gaming rig.

Hey look, some lovely eTeknix awards on that poster!

That all the new stuff from the Antec booth for now, but I can tell you that we have another new Antec product in the eTeknix office, the P100 mid-tower chassis and we’ll be bringing you a full review of that very soon.

Check back later today for even more coverage from CeBIT 2014.

New Small Form Factor be quiet! PSU’s And More At CeBIT 2014

be quiet! are one of the coolest component manufactures on the market today, their power supplies and cooling products have gone on to win countless awards for their exceptional build quality and performance. The latest and greatest entry to their CPU cooler series is the Dark Rock Pro 3, a real big boy of a cooler that features dual heat sinks and a pair of Silent Wings 2 fans for huge cooling potential and ultra silent performance.

It features incredible build quality that really sets it apart from the competition and a huge array of heat pipes to help keep your system cool and quiet. This product is already available at most major retailers and we’re happy to say that we’ll have one in for testing in the next few weeks.

Moving on to their power supply products we have their latest SFX and TFX products, both a none-modular and offer the impressive cool and quiet performance that be quiet! are world renowned for. We actually saw these two products earlier this year at CES 2014 (more info) and look forward to testing them out later in the year.

The latest Dark Power Pro 10 features 80 Plus Gold Efficiency and Platinum Efficiency for the 850W model. A powerful single 12V rail makes it ideal for overclocking and it’s backed up by a stunning 5 year warranty.

That’s all from the be quiet! booth for today, but we’ll be back shortly with even more coverage from CeBIT 2014.

2014 Range Of Lepa Products At CeBIT 2014

Lepa are a component manufacturer that fly under the Enermax banner, and while their products are often similar to Enermax, it is because they share many of the same design team and researchers between the two brands. Lepa has generally been targeted at different markets than Enermax, but now that the brand has built up a solid reputation of their own, we are starting to see more and more of them in western markets.

Below we have their new range of budget friendly coolers, based around the Enermax ETS-T40 (our review) design they offer great cooling performance and funky colour choices that would suit almost any kind of system build.

The new Lepa 120mm and 240mm coolers are again based around Enermax products, but feature high performance fans and a unique exterior pump design.

A wide range of new chassis products will be hitting the market this year, ranging from midi to full towers and we’ll be getting these in for review in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned for more information on these.

The PSU market get’s their new MX range, offering up the MX Bronze, Gold and Platinum series with the none modular (white), semi-modular (red and black) and semi-modular G800M (black).

Their latest prototype was secured under a cover, but was their demonstration of their future PSU products and features a fully passive design for completely silent performance, perhaps we will see more details about this at Computex later this year.

Boom! Saving the best for last. The P1700M is full modular and features a staggering 1700W of power at Platinum efficiency rating, if you’re interested in building a monster of a BitCoin mining rig, then this GPU should be on your shopping list. Build quality is incredible and all the finest components money can by have been poured into it, we can’t wait to get our hands on one and put it through its paces.

That’s everything from the Lepa booth for today, but we’ll be back later with even more coverage from this years CeBIT 2014 in Hanover.

Latest Club 3D SenseVision MST Hub Technology On Display At CeBIT 2014

Here we are once again at the wonderful Club 3D booth at CeBIT 2014, we’ve already brought you coverage of their superb Poker Series ’14 graphics cards and now we’ll be taking a look at their new SenseVision ranges.

Sense Vision comes in the form of Club 3D’s Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hubs and allows you to stream video to multiple displays via a single Display Port connection. We actually reviewed one of their most recent models a few months ago and you can read that detailed review right here.

The new hubs as well as some prototype ones that we take a closer look at in the video below allow you to expand your desktop with relative ease, outputting video, audio, USB power and more from a single Display Port. This can be from your compatible graphics card or from any other compatible device such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, which can its self power up to three external displays, allowing you access to a highly versatile desktop environment without the need for a full system.

Below Club 3D talk us through their latest MST Hub products that will be hitting the market in 2014, enjoy the video and stay tuned for more coverage from both Club 3D as the rest of CeBIT 2014.

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New Fractal Design Node 804 Chassis At CeBIT 2014

 

Here we are at the Fractal Design booth at CeBIT 2014 to check out their latest entry to the popular node series. Taking hints from their popular Node 304 chassis the new Node 804 looks set to make everything bigger and better than ever before. Featuring a dual compartment design (like that of the Corsair Air 540) you can expect to pack this new chassis full of high end components without the need for a much bigger full-tower chassis.

The overall design is what we have come to know and love about Fractal Design, it’s exterior design is sleek and bold, with build quality that feels strong enough to with stand more than a few serious knocks and bumps. With a focus on cooling performance and maximum configurability this is already shaping up to be one of the best cases on the market and the best new is that it actually launched this week! So expect to see it showing up at retailers very quickly and selling out just as quick.

“The dual chamber layout separates hot running components from the cooler ones and allows for unrestricted airflow over the motherboard, processor and graphics card.” Said Fractal Design.

Fitted with three high quality 120mm fans as standard, with room for up to ten in total should you need them. A Flexible modular internal design to allow for water cooling configurations  with up to four radiators simultaneously or tall heat sinks, and a unique hard drive mounting system allows for the fitting of up to 8 x 3.5″, 4 x 2.5” or up to 10 x 3.5”, 2 x 2.5″ drives HDD/SSD! With that much storage you could even use this as a small server or NAS box.

Every intake features a washable dust filter, the side panel features a windowed section and the front is finished in high quality brushed aluminium. A built in fan controller, slim ODD drive bay and room for up to 5 expansion cards mean that the Node 804 ticks a LOT of boxes that will no doubt prove popular with system builders.

Specifications

  • Micro ATX and Mini ITX motherboard compatibility
  • 8 – 3.5″ HDD positions
  • 2 – 2.5″ dedicated SSD unit positions
  • 2 – Extra positions for either 3,5″ or 2,5″ drives
  • 5 expansion slots
  • 10 – Fan positions (3 x 120mm Silent Series R2 fans included)
  • Filtered fan slots in front, top and bottom
  • CPU coolers up to 160 mm in height
  • PSU compatibility: ATX PSUs up to 260 mm deep
  • Graphics card compatibility: Graphics cards up to 320mm in length. Graphics cards up to 290 mm in length may be installed if a fan is installed in the lower position in the front.
  • Velcro strap for easy cable management
  • Clear Window side panel included
  • Colors available: Black
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 344 x 307 x 389 mm
  • Net weight: 6 kg

Cooling system

  • Front: 4 – 120mm fans (included is one hydraulic bearing 120mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Rear: 1 – 120/140mm fan (included is a hydraulic bearing 120mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Rear: 1 – 120mm fan slots (included is 1 hydraulic bearing 120mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Top: 4 – 120x140mm fans (not included)
  • Fan controller: 1 – Integrated fan controller for up to 3 fans (included)

Water cooling compatibility

  • Front (right chamber) – 240 mm radiator configurations up to 60 mm thick (with fans) and 278 mm tall are allowed.
  • Front (left chamber) – 240 mm radiator configurations up to 60 mm thick (with fans) and 278 mm tall are allowed. Using a radiator in this position prevents the use of a fan in the top position just next to it.
  • Top (right chamber) – 240/280 mm radiators up to 130mm hick (with fans) may be fitted if the HDD drive bays are taken out or placed elsewhere. No limitation to thickness.
  • Top (left chamber) – 240 mm radiator configurations up to 130 mm thick (with fans) will fit. Radiators in this position limits the height of memory modules to 48 mm tall.
  • Maximum radiator configuration: 1x240mm,1x280mm and 2x120mm radiators simultaneously.

We really can’t wait to get our hands on this chassis, not only because it looks fantastic from the exterior, but the component compatibility means this could be one of the most versatile chassis in its class.

We’ve got plenty more coverage from CeBIT 2014 to come, check back shortly for even more great new products.

Club 3D Display Graphics Products And Power Supplies At CeBIT 2014

While we love taking a look at the ultra-high performance ranges of graphics cards, it’s often easy to forget that their the play things of a small part of the market as your average consumer typically buys into the low and mid ranges. On Display are three mid range cards, the AMD Radeon 280X which has been treated to a new cooler, the R9 270 which now features the popular Coolstream cooler, great for reducing noise and temperatures when compared with the stock AMD offerings and the HD7800 series, which also features Coolstream and is still a popular choice for those wanting to power three displays via Eyefinity.

Further down the range we also have the entry-level cards and while they may not be power houses suitable for modern games, the HD 6450 series cards are perfect for HTPC users as they can operate multiple displays at high-resolution while operating completely silent, this also makes them perfect for professional or business computers. The Radeon R7 250 offers a little more power and features a semi-passive cooler while also being suitable for lower end systems, HTPC / Media centre builds and business use.

Also on display you’ll notice a wide range of adaptor cables, while they may not be the most exciting products on earth they’re still very important. Club 3D have been earning a solid reputation for their connectivity devices, especially their MST hubs while we discussed earlier today in an interview with Club 3D and having devices such as their DisplayPort hubs, as well as a range of connectors means you should have no issue hooking almost any display type or configuration into your Club 3D graphics card or similar compatible device.

Finally we have two of their new power supplies which come in semi-modular and non-modular formats, offering great value for money for the mid range markets and high end gaming markets. Club 3D were kind enough to spare us some extra time to talk about all of these products and their uses in yet another great video interview which you can check out below.

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We’ve got plenty more coverage to bring you this week from CeBIT 2014, so stay tuned for even more updates from many of the top manufacturers at this years event.

Club3D Showoff Latest Poker Series GPU’s At CeBIT 2014

Here we are at CeBIT 2014 in Hanover where hundreds of technology companies from around the world have gathered for one of this years largest trade shows with their latest and greatest products. To start things off we’ve stopped by the Club 3D booth to see what products will be available to consumers this year, starting with the latest additions to their legendary Poker series.

The Poker series is a special brand for Club 3D that allows them to distinguish their custom graphics cards from their stock offerings, so users can expect these cards to have everything from new coolers, faster clock speeds, improved component quality, overclocking potential and a whole lot more.

Much like a deck of cards in Poker, the graphics cards in the series are ordered from the royalQueen which offers light modifications such as improved cooling, then you have the royalKing series which offers higher end performance, better cooling, factory overclocks and more, finally with the royalAce you can expect everything to be dialled up to 11 to offer flagship performance out of the box.

Below we have their new Radeon R9 270X royalQueen which features 1280 stream processors, a 1080MHz clock speed, 2048MB GDDR5 memory at 5600MHz. TDP of 175 watts, Eyefinity 4 capability and it’s fitted with their high performance Coolstream cooler.

The Radeon R9 280x royalQueen offers up a lot more performance than the 270X with 2048 stream processors, a 1000MHz clock speed, 3072MB of GDDR5 at 6000MHz, a max TDP of 280W, 6 display Eyefinity (when combined with the DPI1.2 MST Hubs), the Coolstream cooler and quad Crossfire capability.

The 290X royalKing start to push into their enthusiast range, offering up a whopping 2816 stream processors at a clock speed of 1030MHz, 4096MB GDDR5 at 5000MHz, a max TDP of 250W, 6 display Eyefinity (when combined with the DPI1.2 MST Hubs), a 512Bit memory interface and a powerful dual fan Coolstream cooler. This card is ideal for pushing 4K and eyefinity systems and can be run in dual Crossfire configuration for some seriously high-end performance.

Finally we have the leader of the pack ,the 290x royalAce edition (no box displayed in case). This card is as flagship as the come, offering up 2816 stream processors and 4096MB of GDDR5 memory just like the royalKing edition, but this time with a higher clock speed of 1050MHz and 5400MHz respectively. The higher clock speeds are handled by select high performance components and a tripple fan CoolStream cooler, making this one of the fastest and most powerful GPU’s on the market today. This card is also capable of dual CrossFire and 6 screen eyefinity.

It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in cryptocurrency mining, or gaming from any resolution such as 1920×1080 right up to 4K, it looks like Club 3D have you covered. All of these cards are available on the market right now, expect to pay a premium for each series over the standard club 3D cards, but also expect to get a considerable improvement in performance for your investment.

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We’ve got lots more great coverage from Club 3D and many other brands here at Computex 2014, as well as more great video interviews from the Club 3D booth coming very soon, so stay tuned for more information throughout the week.

Silverstones New 600w Gold SFX Form Factor PSU Revealed At CeBIT 2014

We’re back at the Silverstone booth at CeBIT 2014 for a look at the last product from their display, and naturally we’ve saved their best product for last. The New Silverstone SFX power supply is a real game changer, offering up a whopping 600W of power with an 80 Plus Gold rating and a fully modular design. It feature flat cables that make it extremely easy to work with in small form factor builds and it is also the perfect companion for the smash hit, the RVZ01 Raven series chassis, a popular choice for those looking to build SteamBox style systems.

While 600W may not sound like a lot compared to it’s full ATX PSU counterparts, it’s a new benchmark for SFX. 600W is more than enough to power a heavily overclocked CPU and any of today’s high end graphics cards such as the Titan or R9 290X, making this a big win for those looking to build a compact gaming build.

The 80 Plus Gold power rating means that with great power comes great efficiency, something that will no doubt please your wallet in the long run as you can bet this tiny-beast of a PSU is a snip under £100.

The SST-SX600-G isn’t available just yet, but will be launched very soon, so if you’re saving up for an SFX compatible SFF gaming chassis, then this really should be at the top of your list for components, especially if you’re wanting to build a high-performance system.

New Enermax Cooling Accessories & Power Supplies On Display At CeBIT 2014

 

Here we are once again at the Enermax booth at CeBIT 2014 as we take a look at some of their existing cooling and power supply products as well as new products for 2014. First up we have the Revolution X’t PSU (pictured above) which features a heavy duty design, a custom 139mm ultra silent twister fan, 80 Plus Gold certification and the ability to push more than 97% of the total power through its massive 12V rail. Available in 430W, 530W, 630W and 730W variants, the Revolution X’t is available now.

Next up we have the Revolution87+ 850W 80Gold semi-modular PSU (pictured below) which was designed with SLI / Xfire in mind. Features a quiet 140mm fan design, 4 x 12V rails, heat guard technology to allow the fan to keep spinning after system shut-down, high-quality Japanese capacitors and all the usual protection features you would expect these days.

While not exactly new products, we can’t help but snap a picture of their Vegas, BIG LED and Twister Fans, which offer some gorgeous lighting effects while being able to move some seriously impressive airflow.

We know it’s not easy to get too excited about notebook coolers, but it’s great to see that Enermax still continue to support their range with new models.

Case accessories may not be that exciting, but card readers, USB hubs, hard drive cages and lockable drive bays are vital tools for many of us and it certainly looks like Enermax has got all the important stuff covered.

We’ve got even coverage more from the Enermax booth to come and a lot more from the rest of CeBIT 2014, so stay tuned for more updates very shortly.

Enermax Display Many New Chassis Products At CeBIT 2014

Here we are at the Enermax booth at CeBIT 2014 and the first thing we noticed is that it is packed full of new products that will be hitting the market this year. First up we have a range of new low-to-mid budget gaming chassis that are packed full of features, cooling options, window side panels, air filters and a whole lot more that will no doubt please those looking to build their next gaming rig.

First up we have the Thormax Midi tower which features a huge side panel window, room for a 240mm water cooling radiator a modular storage bays.

Then we have the slightly less aggressive design of the Thorex midi-tower which features modular storage bays, additional side panel fan mounts and room for up to 2 dual slot graphics cards.

The Ivektor Q Midi Tower features much of the same specifications as the Thorex with the addition of a unique front panel design with an integrated LED display for your system temperature.

The popular Ostrog chassis is making a return this year with the Ostrog Q, bringing a new front panel design, better cooling and side panel fan mounts.

The ECA2080 Micro-ATX chassis has a bold design thanks to it’s soft-touch style front panel, while also featuring a pair of USB 3.0 ports and a single USB charger port. On the interior you’ll find 3 x 2.5″ hard drive mounts and 3.5″ / 2.5″ hard drive mounts.

The higher end of their chassis ranges features the epic Thormax GT full tower, which features a very aggressive design that is targeted towards the gaming market. The side panel features a headset hanging bracket, while the interior will handle E-ATX motherboards, large PSU’s, four large graphics cards, a 240mm and 360mm water cooling radiator and plenty of modular storage bays.

The Ivektor Midi-Tower features a super cool looking white soft-grip coating, room for three large graphics cards, a built in fan controller, modular storage bays, two high quality 140mm fans in the front and room for a water cooler in the back.

Finally we have the lovely ECA 1010 Mini-ITX chassis, with a plastic front panel that features a rather convincing brushed aluminium style finish, loads of ventilation, room for a ATX PSU and a large graphics card, making it an ideal choice for a SteamBox style / LAN gaming build.

There is plenty more to see here at the Enermax booth and we’ll be back very shortly with more great coverage from here as well as many other brands here at CeBIT 2014.

Silverstone Desktop Amp & DAC At CeBIT 2014

Here we are once again at the Silverstone booth at CeBIT 2014 and while we’ve already had great fun checking out their new chassis products for 2014, I can’t help but be even more excited about their audio products. Silverstone are well known in the industry for their attention to detail and premium grade engineering, a mindset that works well when designing high-end audio equipment.

Below we have the RAV01 and the RAV02 audio products, both of which are part of Silverstone’s premium grade gaming series “Raven”. The devices booth look simple enough, black boxes with a pair of audio jacks on the front. The RAV01 is external and compact, while the RAV02 is a little larger to allow mounting in a 5.25″ drive bay slot on your chassis. Both of them are designed to filter and improve the quality of your sound while gaming, perfect for blocking background noise and giving your headset an extra kick.

The really awesome stuff comes in the form of the new desktop amp and DAC (Digital Audio Converter). These two sleek looking devices are made from beautifully finished brushed aluminium and while they can be run separately you can hook the pair together to really reap the benefits of high-end headsets and headphones on your desktop. Improved signal quality and power delivery really makes a big difference and I’ll be taking a closer look at these products in the coming weeks for an in-depth review.

There is still more great things to see at the Silverstone booth as well as from the rest of the show here at CeBIT 2014, so well be back very soon with even more coverage from the show floor.

OCZ Unveil Latest SSD Models For 2014 At CeBIT

Given their recent acquisition by Toshiba, the tech world has been eager to see how OCZ will continue its presence in the SSD market. We stopped by their booth at CeBIT 2014 to see what they had on display and as far as we can tell, they’re still going very strong indeed and have a nice range of new products, some of which were released recently and others that have been tweaked and revised for 2014.

The Vertex 460 and the Vector 150 (pictured above) are both feature 19nm Toshiba NAND flash, SATA III and are designed to target everything from the desktop market to server applications.

The Deneva 2 products have been around a little while now, but their mixture of cost effectiveness and industry leading endurance and reliability make them a prime choice for enterprise storage environments such as cloud storage, web-serving and data warehousing. Not exactly the play thing of your average consumer, but there is no reason why you couldn’t enjoy the 64GB – 512GB capacities if you’re interested in building a high end NAS or rendering rig.

The Intrepid 3000 SATA III series continues their range for data center solutions.

Then we have the ZD-XL SQL Accelerator integrated flash and hardware solution, ideal for boosting the performance of existing SQL Server deployments and it comes in capacities of up to 1.6TB.

The Z-Drive 4500 is OCZ’s fastest and most robust PCIe SSD ever thanks to new Toshiba flash which can boost performance via OCZ WXL software and flash virtualization.

That’s all from the OCZ booth today, but we’ll be back very shortly with even more coverage from this weeks CeBIT 2014 here in Hanover.

Silverstone Display Upcoming Fortress FT05 & Raven RV01 Chassis At CeBIT 2014

Here we are once again at the Silverstone booth at CeBIT 2014 and out on display we have four great chassis products, two existing ones and two more that will be hitting the market very soon. The PS09 is something we’ve already seen here at eTeknix and you can read our full review right here and the larger PS10 is fairly similar, but offering up more space and room for ATX motherboards Vs the PS09’s Micro-ATX motherboard support. What were really interested in are the two big cases on the right, the first being the Silverstone RV05 and the second being the FT05.

The RV05 is Silverstones latest entry to their Raven series, which I think is one of the most epic and unique chassis ranges on the market today, to give you an idea of what I mean you can read our review of the RV01, RV04-B and the RVZ01. The RV05 features a smaller exterior form factor that it’s older brothers, but still has a lot of space on the interior thanks to its innovative design. We actually saw a little of this case back in January at CES 2014 and we really can’t wait to get one in for review.

eTeknix CES 2014 – Silverstone Suite RV05

The FT05 is the latest entry in the Fortress series, which again features much of the innovation and extreme performance of the Raven, but with a much bolder and cleaner design. While on some levels this is the same case on the interior, it’s most certainly aimed at a different part of the market. Just check out our FT04 review to see how great these chassis can be, if that isn’t enough to get you excited about the FT05, then nothing will be.

eTeknix CES 2014 – Silverstone Suite FT05

We’ve got even more coverage from the Silverstone booth at CeBIT 2014 on its way, so stay tuned for more updates from here and from the rest of the show.

http://www.eteknix.com/silverstone-fortress-series-ft04-chassis-review/

Silverstone’s Latest NAS, HTPC & SteamBox-Style Chassis On Display At CeBIT 2014

Here we are once again at CeBIT 2014 with more great coverage from some of the top manufactures from around the world. Silverstone are already highly regarded for their attention to detail and innovation and the new cases on display at the show are no exception. First up we have the lovely new SG08-Lite (top left) which features an bold exterior design, extensive ventilation for keeping your GPU and other components cool, a slot loading optical drive bay, ATX PSU support and room for a mini-ITX motherboard.

Next to that we have on of the coolest cases on the market today, the RVZ01 gaming chassis (2nd from left) which features room for a large GPU and plenty of storage thanks to its innovative design. We actually reviewed this case recently, so if you would like to know more you can check out the full review here (spoiler: It’s awesome).

Next in line we have the DS260 mini-ITX chassis (below), easily our favourite Silverstone product at CeBIT 2014. It features a thick aluminium construction and despite only being a mock-up it’s already looking superb. It features a hybrid design that makes it ideal for a mini-ITX style system, but it’s real purpose in life is as a NAS box.

Aside from feature a sturdy chassis which features carry handle style side panels, you’ll also find tabbed hard drive bays which can be lifted out right from the top of the case. If you’re in need of a case that allows quick and easy hard drive swaps then you’re going to love this. If you need to do mass backups, file transfers, or need very flexible storage then the DS260 may very well be one of the best choices on the market for a self-build NAS system.

The new GD09 is a serious power house for those wanting to build a mighty HTPC style build, although I guess there is no reason why you couldn’t use it for a desktop based system dependant on your requirements and preferences. It is compatible with ATX motherboards, ATX PSU’s, multiple large graphics cards (just like any other ATX sized chassis), features plenty of air filters, fan mounts and everything else you would expect from a high-end Silverstone product.

If your space requirements are a little more limited, the ML06 features support for mini-ITX motherboards, but still features plenty of ventilation, dust filters and side inputs for USB 3.0 and HD Audio that make it an ideal compact solution for a HTPC or space-saving desktop system.

ML06 not small enough for you? Then check out their gorgeous new range of PT14 NUC style cases, which feature passive CPU cooling designs that range from eSATA storage compatibility in the smaller ones, to full 3.5″ hard drive support of the larger models, making them great for digital advertising, HTPC, media streaming, or just a powerful, yet compact system that you can take with you with ease.

We’ve got plenty more to share with you from CeBIT 2014 and even more from the Silverstone booth, we will be back shortly with coverage of some of their larger chassis products, as well as other accessories.

Lian Li DK01 Desk Chassis And More To Be On Display At CeBIT 2014

Lian Li are one of the coolest chassis manufacturers around, ever praised for their mastery of aluminium construction and high-performance, high quality products. Now their engineering boffins will be showing off their latest wares at CeBIT 2014 and the best part of all (in my option) is that I’ll be at the show to take a first hand look at them

The DK01 is a desk and PC fusion, combining what we know and love about Lian Li PC cases into the form of a desk. Constructed from aluminium, the hybrid chassis is targeted at the DIY system builder and mod market, eliminating the need for a separate chassis and desk combination, which is a huge space saver, and it looks freaking awesome at the same time!

While the DK01 will no doubt be the star of the show, Lian Li have a lot more treats planned for us at the show, including the reveal of their PC-A51, PC-B16 and PC-A61, all of which have been developed with the help of the community, which has allowed them to tweak and tune them to the needs of the Lian Li buying public.

“These three fully aluminium chassis are a conglomeration of user feedback on prototype models and Lian Li’s time-honed expertise and engineering capabilities. Visitors to the booth will be able to provide their feedback for the PC-B16 and PC-A61 as well as the DK01, which will be updated additionally after the show.” Said Lian Li in a recent statement

Finally, their bonus treat will be two as-yet-unreleased models, which we can only imagine will be incredible given Lian-Li’s trend for revealing incredible projects at trade shows, just look at the CK-101 Train Chassis from a couple of years ago, if that doesn’t get you excited for what this one could be, nothing will.

Stay tuned for more information, CeBit is only a couple of weeks away now and we’ll be on hand to bring you all the latest from the show floor.

Thank you Lian Li for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Lian Li.