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

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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    • Airmantharp
    • 7 years ago

    I want to see the likes of [H] beat the hell out of those Rosewill PSUs. If a fanless 500w unit can handle it’s rated output with them actively trying to destroy it, not only will I be impressed, but I’ll also consider it for an HTPC.

    • fredsnotdead
    • 7 years ago

    “Another notable difference: the Tachyon units all have modular cabling, while the SilentNight’s cables are soldered in.”

    It’s partially modular:

    Fixed Cables:
    1 x Main connector (20+4pin)
    1 x 12V 8pin (4+4pin)
    1 x 2PCI-E 6+2Pin Cable

    Modular Cables:
    1 x 4SATA Connector Cable
    1 x 2SATA + 2Molex Connector Cable
    1 x 3Molex + 1Floppy Connector Cable
    1 x 2PCI-E 6+2Pin Cable

    • Chrispy_
    • 7 years ago

    Corsair updates liquid coolers:

    Is this to avoid getting clobbered by Asetek? Until I heard about the first lawsuits, I actually assumed Corsair was just sticking their label on the Asetek closed loops that had already been on the market for a while

    After all, that’s what Corsair does; They buy products from OEM’s like Seasonic, CWT, Hynix, Elpida and just dress them up with pretty labels before charging us more for them. In some cases the cost is justified because Corsair support would be better than the support offered by the OEM.

      • Bauxite
      • 7 years ago

      Dell, HP, etc don’t make much either. I could name a hundred industries where the common consumer doesn’t realize their 1000s of “brands” are really made in about 4 factories in the world or something similar.

      [url<]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_design_manufacturer[/url<] [url<]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_equipment_manufacturer[/url<] Seems weird you want to single them out for it, got a gripe perhaps?

        • Chrispy_
        • 7 years ago

        Not at all, I assumed Corsair was legitimately reselling Asetek kits, that is all.

        It turns out they found a dubious OEM willing to blatantly copy Asetek instead.

    • Chrispy_
    • 7 years ago

    Gaming mouse mats:

    “glide-optimized textile surface that has been carefully screened to ensure consistent tracking with any gaming mouse sensor,”

    It’s the same microfiber cloth-on-rubber that everyone else is using. I bought a 60″ roll of it from a textile shop about ten years ago, for maybe £25, and it’s made me a good dozen mousemats for me and friends so far. At first I though it was only [i<]similar[/i<] to the Roccat Taito and Steelseries QcK, but then I noticed that the rubber density, bubble size and moulded base pattern were identical. Coincidence? Perhaps. I think I'm going to track down a wider roll and cover my office desk in the stuff, it's awesome!

      • Firestarter
      • 7 years ago

      You should make a website and offer to sell them in custom sizes, maybe add a color selection too if you can die them. Charge a premium!

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 7 years ago

        What would stop 1000 copy cat companies from starting up and selling them for less? It’s Nothing proprietary, so move along.

          • James296
          • 7 years ago

          agreed but still, it’s a nice idea

          • superjawes
          • 7 years ago

          Just label with “High Quality” and “The Original” and overprice.

          And you don’t need to be the best, just do enough business to make money.

          • Diplomacy42
          • 7 years ago

          The owner and original inventor of WD-40 never patented his secret formula. He said that it didn’t matter what the competition put in their cans, they could never touch the mystery that his formula invokes.

          if you market yourself well, you can sell anything to anyone

      • cynan
      • 7 years ago

      Just one question: Which [url=http://sara-vs-sarah.blogspot.ca/2011/03/scrapbuster-no-27-diy-mousepad-with.html<]Sara[/url<] are you?

        • Chrispy_
        • 7 years ago

        ROFL, They actually made a whole article on how to spray mount a sheet of cloth to a sheet of foam, using spray mount. AWESOME, who would ever be able to work that out themselves?

        TBH, the generic cloth and craft foam approach is fine, but isn’t that what all those $0.49 mousemats you get in office depots are? Why spend five bucks on foam, spraymount and some fabric (unless you really want a mousemat that looks like old pyjamas)?

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