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CES 2012 Coverage

Bosco    -   January 19, 2012
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NZXT

Everyone knows and remembers the case named Phantom by NZXT — mostly for its looks, functionality, and feature-rich design. Adding to that lineup is the much alike, but smaller and more affordable, Phantom 410. However, instead of a plain black, white, or even pink color scheme, NZXT chose to poll users from all over the world for what color schemes we wanted to see. What NZXT determined from these results is that we like dark blue on white, white on black, and orange on black. Another mainstream case we got to see was the Source 220. Next to the Source 220 is a set of NZXT's new colored fans, which are available in quite a lot of colors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside of the 5.25" bays in the Source 220 case were a couple of new things from NZXT. We got to see the NZXT multi-memory card reader in both white and black mesh to match current schemes, but we also got to put our eyes directly on NZXT's Sentry Mesh fan controller, which supports over 150W of fans at 30W per channel! This controller can literally support more fans than your case can without breaking a sweat. We also got to see NZXT's "HALE82" line of power supplies. Though currently manufactured by Seasonic, the HALE82 line is a 80 Plus Bronze certified, modularly designed, SLI/CrossFire-capable power supplies available in 650W, 750W, and 850W.

 

 

CyberPower PC

When it comes to high end computers and gaming, most of the market is in the DIY sector where pre-builts just aren't an option. However, for those who want the luxury sports automobile of computers, CyberPower PC is the answer. Although there wasn't much on display from CyberPower PC this year at CES, we still got to see a couple of neat things from the company. First were two computers toward the front of the area. The white case with blue lighting is based around the AZZA Genesis 9000 case. It is capable of handling a 4x120mm radiator at the top and a 2x120mm additional radiator at the bottom. CyberPower PC's main focus this year is continuing to improve water cooling performance and eventually reaching a maximum temperature of 55 °C on the CPU, even after extreme overclocking. The other system with red lighting was demoing Battlefield 3 with two GTX580s in SLI. The chassis is the NZXT Switch 810, which launched shortly after CES was over. At the time, we weren't allowed to take pictures of the inside of the case, but you can expect a review from us shortly!

 

 

The biggest thing from CyberPower PC at CES this year is definitely the Black Mamba. The Black Mamba uses a modified Azza Fusion 4000 gaming chassis, which is a huge, mega tower that can fit two systems in one housing. The first, lower system is the main gaming/extreme system and has plenty of room for a complete, full-coverage water cooling loop, three or four video cards, and radiators in both the top and the bottom of the case. The upper system is where you'll keep a mini ITX system. Ideally, you'll be using some sort of server platform to account for backups, file sharing, anti-virus, permissions, etc. This is a very cool system from CyberPower PC, but don't expect to see these all over the place due to the hefty price tag. However, with the right needs, it's a perfect solution.

 




  1. Introduction
  2. CES Day 1 Part 1: IN WIN
  3. CES Day 1 Part 2: Other World Computing
  4. CES Day 1 Part 3: Sennheiser
  5. CES Day 1 Part 4: Diamond Multimedia
  6. CES Day 1 Part 5: Arctic
  7. CES Day 1 Part 6: Samsung
  8. CES Day 1 Part 7: Samsung (Continued)
  9. CES Day 1 Part 8: Lian Li
  10. CES Day 1 Part 9: Plantronics
  11. CES Day 1 Part 10: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  12. CES Day 1 Part 11: Ubuntu, Supermicro, Ice Dragon Cooling
  13. CES Day 2 Part 1: Zalman
  14. CES Day 2 Part 2: Zalman (Continued)
  15. CES Day 2 Part 3: Zalman (Continued)
  16. CES Day 2 Part 4: Genius
  17. CES Day 2 Part 5: NVIDIA
  18. CES Day 2 Part 6: Gigabyte
  19. CES Day 2 Part 7: MSI
  20. CES Day 2 Part 8: Sapphire
  21. CES Day 2 Part 9: Cooler Master
  22. CES Day 2 Part 10: Seagate, VIBRAS
  23. CES Day 2 Part 11: Zotac
  24. CES Day 2 Part 12: Razer
  25. CES Day 2 Part 13: Razer (Videos)
  26. CES Day 3 Part 1: Patriot Memory
  27. CES Day 3 Part 2: Ferrari by Logic3
  28. CES Day 3 Part 3: beyerdynamic, Stream TV Networks
  29. CES Day 3 Part 4: ECS
  30. CES Day 3 Part 5: NZXT, CyberPower PC
  31. CES Day 3 Part 6: ASUS
  32. CES Day 3 Part 7: Corsair
  33. CES Day 3 Part 8: OCZ Technology
  34. CES Day 3 Part 9: Thermaltake
  35. CES Extras: Random Photos
  36. CES Extras: Cars Part 1
  37. CES Extras: Cars Part 2
  38. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 1
  39. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 2
  40. CES Extras: Booth Babes with Staff
  41. CES Final Thoughts
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