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Cebit Coverage Day Three
Cases and Power Supplies
Heading for the Thermaltake booth, I saw Chieftec displaying a new case which goes away from its doctrine of simple and “sleeper” cases.
Lian Li was a must-see, especially as I had seen pictures of its red Armorsuit PC-P80 online already. It was running a CrossFireX setup, which is also what the mod on the side of the case represents. Also shown was a black version of it, as well as a smaller version.
There were also a couple of Lian Li power supplies on display.
Across the alley was Silverstone, who showed some HTPC cases. Just like Corsair, Silverstone had a Wielander computer on display, obviously in a Silverstone case, but it was lacking the gold sadly. It also had a display of power supplies, advertised by the fact that the top 3DMark06 score was achieved with a Silverstone 1200W power supply. All of the computers at the booth were using Silverstone’s Sabertooth gaming mouse.
Sharkoon also had a pretty good showing, obviously including some Rebel 9 and Rebel 12 cases. The company also showed the Seraphim case, which looks a lot like a Lian Li PC-A71. Sharkoon has its own series of Gamer Hardware, each marked with the RUSH symbol. At CeBit, the company showed its RUSH hardware, including a mATX cube case, two types of keyboards, various headsets and a mouse. The most interesting thing at the booth was the Drivelink HDD to USB adapter, allowing for 3.5” IDE, 2.5” IDE and all SATA drives to be connected to any computer via a USB port.
Hiper was showing the new Type R II series of power supplies, each having at least eight USB ports on their rear panel. It also showed the Type M series.
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