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The new MAG GL Series power supplies from MSI are both PCIe 5.0 ready and ATX 3.0 compatible, though it's the addition of 16-pin connectors designed in yellow - the 12VHPWR for new GPUs in the GeForce RTX 40 Series - that feels like a great design choice.
This comes down to the 12VHPWR adaptors and cables burning out, an issue that became a big concern around the launch of the new GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080. Ultimately, most of the issues were around cables not being connected properly on the GPU side. Hence, adding yellow-colored 16-pin connectors for the MAG GL Series means you'll have visual confirmation that the connection is secure and fully seated.
"Examining the reported cases of power supply connectors being burnt when paired with high-end graphics cards, we've identified the main reason," writes MSI in the MAG GL Series power supplies announcement. "The connectors not being plugged in properly, and the connector pins [are] suffering from fallouts. With this new cable, we successfully tackle both issues head-on."
The new T-FORCE SIREN GA360 ARGB All-in-One Liquid Cooler is set to launch sometime in July, and after seeing it in person at Computex 2023 - it's definitely one to keep an eye on if you're into a more subtle and stylish look for your ARGB action.
The new AIO CPU cooler is the first collaboration between TEAMGROUP and ASETEK Designworks. It uses the new 7th generation ASETEK V2 pump with high-efficiency motors and AI-controlled PWM technology, allowing for real-time adjustments of the water block motor and fan speeds based on current CPU temperatures. Specs-wise, the pump operates at speeds of up to 2800rpm with a liquid flow rate of 850 ml/min. And with that, the sound generated by the pump does not exceed 20 dBA, which is impressive.
TEAMGROUP notes that it has been designed with the latest multi-core CPUs from both Intel and AMD in mind, so it fully supports the new LGA 1700 and AMD Socket AM5.
DEEPCOOL is a company that always seems to have something interesting to show when it comes to trade shows, so I wanted to see what they had to offer during our trip to Taipei, Taiwan for Computex 2023.
First up was the heatsinks in the DEEPCOOL suite. These models featured a led temperature readout on the top of the heatsink. The AK500S Digital and AK500s Digital are slimmer versions of the originals, however, have the same TDPs. Available in black or white.
Next DEEPCOOL displayed a few of their new PSUs. The PX-P series PSUs feature a 16AWG 12VHPWR connector that meets the specifications for ATX 3.0. Has five dedicated 6+2 PCIe Ports. Uses twin Japanese 105C main capacitors. Is 80 Plus Platinum Certified, which is 92% or more efficient under a typical load. Includes a 120mm true fluid dynamic fan bearing. Lastly is very compact at 160mm in total length of body.
FSP is best known for its power supplies, and on that front, we've already seen some pretty impressive tech from the company at Computex 2023 in the form of a 2500-watt ATX 3.0 PSU, dubbed the Cannon Pro. A monster of a PSU that can run four GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards comfortably, which is more 'good to know' than something you'd probably end up doing.
But, FSP had a number of additional cool things to show off at Computex, literally, with a range of CPU coolers, including AIO-based liquid coolers with RGB lighting and a new high-end dual fin-stack cooler called the MX09.
The MX09 features two fin stacks designed differently, with recesses that consider the placement of the I/O ports and shroud on the back end of the motherboard and memory on the front side.
The G.SKILL OC World Cup 2023 Grand Finals took place at Computex 2023, where the world's most talented overclockers came together with an ungodly amount of LN and put their OC skills to the test in front of a live audience.
After a gauntlet of overclocking challenges and tests using the Intel Core i9-13900KS CPU, ASUS ROG Z790 Apex motherboard, and G.SKILL DDR5 memory, Seby9123 from the United States took home the OC Champion crown.
Three finalists made it to the Grand Final round, Seby9123, CENS, and Rauf, which took place on June 2. The Grand Final round consisted of two maximum frequency challenges and three benchmarks with CPU clock speeds fixed at 7GHz. A remarkable display of OC skill and talent, especially when you factor in that, this was all done in front of a live audience at a packed Computex 2023.
Phanteks is a company I don't have much experience with but have always heard good things. So I wanted to see what they had to offer during our trip to Taipei, Taiwan for Computex 2023.
The first thing that Phanteks showed off was the new Revolt ATX 3.0 PSU they are releasing. Now coming in 1000, 1200, and 1600w flavors. Also what is new is that the Revolt will not ship with any cables other than the main power cable. This is because Phanteks has partnered with CableMod to offer only the cables that their target consumer would want, meaning you don't have a bunch of cable sets in a box that you paid for and are not using. Phanteks also has PSU sets for sale on their website as well.
Next up, Phanteks is releasing its Glacier One AIOs with their new D30 30mm fans. Available in white or black colors.
Antec is another company I always get excited about visiting. Having reviewed quite a bit of Antec products in the past, we wanted to see what they had to offer during our trip to Taipei, Taiwan for Computex 2023. In the image above, you will notice the Performance FT 1 case that we had previously reviewed, and loved. Antec is releasing a white version soon with ARGB fans and lighting, as well as one without. Available in Q3 2023, price of about $159.99 US.
The Cannon, while not new, was on display with a really high-end Intel build, complete with a custom hardline water-cooling loop.
The NeoEco line is getting a few more ATX 3.0 PSUs added to the product line, the NE850G M, NE1000G M, and the NE1300G M. All NeoEco PSUs come with a 10-year warranty and are 80 Plus Gold rated. A single 12VHPWR connector is also present on every model in the NeoEco series of PSUs. Available July 2023.
bequiet! Is a company I always get excited about visiting, this time I even was offered a beer before we started the booth tour, so I couldn't pass that up. Having reviewed be quiet! products in the past, we wanted to see what they had to offer during our trip to Taipei, Taiwan for Computex 2023.
The Dark Base Pro 901 is the successor to the greatly renowned Dark Base 900, this time with improvements in aRGB, 5.24" drive support, with pre-installed Silent Wings 4 fans, along with many other new features.
The Dark Base 701 is aimed at builders who want some style and flair. The open mesh design for high airflow and performance. Includes three pre-installed Silent Wings and 4 140mm PWM fans. An integrated fan controller with a PWM motherboard sync option is also included. PWM and an RGB hub for up to eight fans and two aRGB components. RGB lighting with an integrated RGB controller for a stunning look. The motherboard tray has an inverted layout if desired. Tempered glass side panel to allow a superb view of system components. Available in black or white.
Montech is a newcomer when it comes to Computex, but having reviewed a few Montech products we wanted to see what they had to offer during our trip to Taipei, Taiwan for Computex 2023.
The King 95 can accommodate two 360mm radiators while having support for a single 280mm radiator on the side.
Available November 2023, $109 - $159.
During Computex 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan, Lian Li was there to show off some of their new products, mainly PC cases, which they are quite well known for.
The SUP 01 Mid Tower ATX case can accommodate a front-mounted GPU via a special bracket. Mesh is also present on the front as well as the back side panel to allow for ample airflow. An ARG strip runs along the top of the bottom shroud for accent lighting. An aRGB PCIe 4.0 riser cable will also be included.
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