Back in January 2013, Asetek filed a suit against CMI USA Inc, formerly known as Cooler Master, for patent infringement on two of the patents held by the company. Asetek requested that CMI must cease and desist the production and sale of its Seidon 120M, 120XL, and 240M liquid cooling systems because the pumps were too similar to its own design. On Wednesday, a jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that CMI had infringed on Asetek’s patents.
Just as you can configure and build your PC from scratch, cooling enthusiasts can also piece together a custom liquid cooling solution, provided they have the requisite cash and experience. For everyone else, self-contained liquid cooling systems are the next best thing, offering similar benefits but for less money and far less risk. Enter Thermaltake, one of the more active players in the LCS market, which just announced a trio of new cooling products.
A new 17-inch FangBook gaming laptop is one of three products CyberPower PC has on tap for CES.
It's always a welcome sight to spy boutique system builders hanging around the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Yes, we fully expect a full slate of tablets and gadgets to debut this week, but as far as CyberPower PC is concerned, now is the perfect time to unveil a trio of enthusiast products, including a new notebook, small factor factor (SFF) gaming PC, and a redesigned liquid cooling system (LCS).
You don't have to be a spendthrift to shop a system from a boutique builder. That's not to say you can't still configure a professionally built system that costs as much as a Kia, it's just no longer required. Even liquid cooling setups are fair game for frugal enthusiasts. Enter Origin PC's new Frostbyte 360 liquid cooling system (LCS). Origin PC claims it's reaching speeds up to 5.2GHz using the Frostbyte 360, and starting at $1,599 you can grab a Genesis system configured with the new cooler.
A number of people have been complaining about a fan control issue affecting their Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler. After tearing into some units, Corsair was able to root out the problem and confirm an issue exists with a "small number of H100 units with lot code 11359403." The lot code is printed on the box, and if yours matches up, Corsair recommends running a simple test.
Thermaltake has never been bashful about bucking trends in case design and kicking out some truly funky designs, none more out there than the Level 10 series. The Chaser MK-I isn't quite as unique as the Level 10, but still has a style all its own, a style that for better or worse screams "Thermaltake." If that's your bag, take note that the Chaser MK-I is back, this time sporting a liquid cooling system.