And the battle continues. CLC vs. open loop vs. air, and each has their specific merits and their specific drawbacks. Obviously, open loop provides the most flexibility along with the greatest potential for performance, especially in low noise applications, but also has traditionally been significantly higher in price. Air cooling provides reliability, solid performance, great cost effectiveness and excellent performance/noise. CLC offers an aesthetic many appreciate along with great compatibility. But on the downside, CLCs have also offered only marginally (if any) better performance than air coolers while being priced at a premium and having far higher noise levels at similar performance. While many assumed that CLCs would be an “open loop light” offering many of the same advantages, to date they have had little in common with their custom loop brethren other than higher pricing. After a couple of years of stagnation, we saw Swiftech drop a bomb on the market with the open loop Aio X-Series, along with new CLC designs from DeepCool and Cooler Master. This left Corsair, the leader in the CLC market, poised to answer back, which is exactly what they are doing with their latest offerings the H110i GT and H100i GTX.
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Spring is in the air, and to celebrate EVGA is throwing in a FREE backplate for the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC (04G-P4-3975-KR) and EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC (04G-P4-2974-KR) graphics cards at participating ETAIL/RETAIL for a limited time! When purchased at participating locations, the backplate will automatically be included with the purchase, all you need to do is a simple installation. (Instructions included). "A backplate acts like a backbone on your card, boosting rigidity by providing extra support to the PCB, protecting critical components, reduces GPU temperatures, and most of all, looks great! Offer ends April 30th." See More
Cooltek adds the GT-05 PC chassis to their successful "Gaming Tower“ series with a compact mini-tower featuring an exceptional design."Versatile features, such as the incredibly simple hardware installation, an integrated card reader or the ability to customize the color scheme of the case, distinguish the case. The case is divided horizontally into two distinct thermal zones. The upper zone offers space for the motherboard with CPU, cooler and VGA card, as well as the optical drives and a 2.5 inch HDD/SSD. In the lower zone the PSU and two 3.5 inch drives can be mounted." See More
"EPI announces the availability of the 24" Philips Soft Blue display (247E6BDAD) which uses Anti-blue light technology to protect users against the damaging effects of blue light from LED-backlit computer screens. With people spending more time than ever interacting with digital devices, continuous blue light exposure through extended screen time poses a potential risk of long-term damage to eyesight. The Philips SoftBlue monitor is now available on Amazon.com for $170." See More