Release roundup: Efficient PSUs, liquid cooling, and mouse pads


— 6:00 AM on October 26, 2012

This week in the roundup, we bring tidings from the folks at Corsair and Rosewill:

  • Corsair announces updated Hydro Series H60 and New Hydro Series H55 liquid CPU coolers. Priced at $79.99, the new Hydro H60 builds upon its previous-gen namesake with an improved cold plate and manifold, larger tubing, a new magnetic mounting bracket, and a 120-mm fan based on Corsair's retail Air Series SP120 offering. As for the H55, that model is priced at $69.99 and is meant to succeed the existing H50. It, too, features the new cold plate and manifold, but it seems to have a cheaper fan. Both coolers are covered under a five-year warranty.

  • Corsair announces gaming mouse mats. Corsair has been diversifying like crazy lately. Its latest venture is mouse mats—a whole lineup of them. The Vengeance MM200 features a "glide-optimized textile surface that has been carefully screened to ensure consistent tracking with any gaming mouse sensor," and it's available in four sizes priced between $12.99 and $24.99. As for the MM400, that offering has a "tuned, low-friction polymer surface that has been engineered to provide outstanding glide and precise control, for pixel-accurate aiming." The MM400 is only available in one "over-sized format" (which measures about 148 square inches) with an asking price of $29.99.

  • Rosewill® releases new 80+ Platinum power supplies. 80 Plus Platinum certification implies power efficiency as high as 94%, and Rosewill says both of its new PSUs conform to the spec. The SilentNight has a 500W output rating and a totally fan-less design with cooling fins along the sides. The Tachyon, meanwhile, is cooled by a "silent" 140-mm fan and is available in 550W, 650W, 750W, and 1000W variants. Another notable difference: the Tachyon units all have modular cabling, while the SilentNight's cables are soldered in.

It's nice to see a fanless PSU with a relatively meaty output rating and uber-high efficiency. The SilentNight isn't cheap, though. Newegg charges $139.99 for it right now.

   
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