EKWB Launches a New Water Block for GV-N680SO-2GD

Early August of 2012 was marked for Gigabyte by the release of its one more graphics card, codenamed GeForce GTX 680 SOC (GV-N680SO-2GD). This card can boast the availability of high factory frequencies and quite mighty cooling system. The nominal frequencies have been heightened to 1137MHz, 1202MHz, and 6200MHz for memory. Such outstanding characteristics required the integration of a high-quality and high-performance cooling system which consisted of five(!) fans. This made the card rather voluminous, cumbersome and noisy. That was when EKWB decided to design a dedicated water block to be employed with this remarkable graphics adapter.



Water block EK-FC 680 GTX SOC is housed on a copper base, good-quality acetal cover, and rubber shims as a compressor. The model is delivered with pre-installed fixing stands to facilitate the installation. It should be noted that this water block entirely covers the frontal part of the graphics card, along with the adjacent RAM modules and …

The Thermaltake Versa N27 Chassis Will Be Available in Two Versions

The Versa line of Thermaltake chassis has been extended by the Versa N27 Mid-Tower model, designed either in black (Versa N27 namely) or in white and black (Versa N27 Snow Edition). The code names of these products are CA-1H6-00M1WN-00 and CA-1H6-00M6WN-00 respectively.



The new PC cases by Thermaltake offer mounting seats for a Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX or ATX mother board, 7 PCI/PCI Express expansion cards, ATX-compatible power supply unit, a 160 mm CPU cooler, up to four 3.5” HDD or five 2.5” SSD. The graphics card length restriction is 250 mm.


Two out of five NAND flash memory based drives are located in other than basic sectors – behind the mother board tray and on the supply unit cover. The latter is supposed to be optional. The supply kit contains one 120 mm fan on the back panel. In total there is enough space for at least 5 fans.


The interface panel on top features a USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, as well as headphones and microphone jacks.


The width of Versa …

Be Quiet! Adds a Couple of Dark Base 900 Cases

Be Quiet! has supplemented its lineup of PC cases with two Super-Midi Tower models: the Dark Base 900 & the Dark Base Pro 900. Both new-comers allow for the installation of ATX/XL-ATX/E-ATX motherboards with the maximum of 8 expansion slots. The chassis is made of SECC steel with a mixture of ABS-plastic inserts. The Pro version comes with a side window made of a quenched glass.



Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 cases (585.5x577.2x242.7 mm) feature a pair of 5.25-inch drives bays, seven 3.5-inch bays as well as fifteen 2.5-inch drive bays. They are ready to accommodate CPU coolers of up to 185 mm in height, PSU of up to 284 mm in length, and graphics cards of up to 325 mm (with the drive bay)/470 mm (without the drive bay) in length. The range of external interfaces includes a single HD audio port & four USB ports (2x v 2.0, 2x v 3.0).


The difference between the two lies in the implemented cooling system. Both chassis come with an integrated fan controller. The controller inbuilt …
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