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MSI Launches 400 Series Motherboards

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MSI has announced the Intel 400 series motherboards along with the brand new Intel 10th gen Core processors for socket 1200. Intel 10th Generation CPUs provide high specifications with up to 10 cores that improve both CPU and memory performance. MEG, MPG and MAG series are three different segments catered towards the most demanding enthusiasts or entry level gamers, satisfying all types of gamers.

To support the Intel 10th gen processors, MSI 400 series motherboards utilize the latest technology and the most advanced design. Enhanced cooling solution for both high-end and entry level products ensure best thermal condition, especially all Z490 motherboards featuring M.2 Shield Frozr. The entire MSI Z490 motherboard lineup improves conductivity for thermal and OC performance by adopting multi-layer PCB from 6 layers to 10 layers. Multi-layer PCB is beneficial for higher bandwidth and reliable circuit transmission.

Featured lowest 2.5G Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi 6 AX solution offer faster data transfer speeds for responsive online experience. Furthermore, all 400 series motherboards support addressable RGB LED with new EZ LED Control to turn on/off the light easily. Not only with improved performance, MSI 400 series gaming motherboards are equipped with pre-installed I/O shielding for convenient installation and are optimized for integration with MSI cooling system.

Being the flagship segment, MEG series focuses on the latest technology, aggressive cooling system and exclusive features to achieve maximum performance. MEG series motherboards feature active cooling system: Frozr Heatsink Design with double ball bearings fan, Zero Frozr technology, and venting on I/O shielding. MEG Z490 GODLIKE offers an even more powerful thermal design, including Stacked Fin Array, heat-pipe and MOSFET Baseplate which are all adopted for extreme and overclocking performance.

All three M.2 slots are equipped with M.2 Shield Frozr. MEG Z490 GODLIKE provides patented double side M.2 thermal solution to ensure the best thermal condition. Compared to other designs, MEG series motherboards adopt Mirrored Power Arrangement with ISL Phases controllers to double the phases. 16x 90A Smart Power Stage Design with 16x Titanium Choke III are also used to ensure identical, consistent and stable power delivery for 10th Gen Intel Core Processors.

MEG Z490 GODLIKE and MEG Z490 ACE both feature Chest Plate, a rigid metal back plate, to prevent potential bending or twisting damage during installation process. Audio Boost HD is also used for MEG series motherboards with dedicated ALC1220 audio processor, while the ESS Audio DAC and headphone amplifier deliver studio grade sound experience.

MEG Z490 GODLIKE’s exclusive features include Dynamic Dashboard II, which upgrades it with a colorful OLED for better customization, 10G Super LAN and Thunderbolt 3 port to provide higher transfer speed, and M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN 4 S accessory card with Smart Fan Function. For gamers who put heavy emphasis on high performance, MPG series motherboards are always the top choice to show personal style with unique looks and touches. All MPG series motherboards offer onboard Mystic Light LED with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects, controlled easily within MSI’s exclusive Dragon Center.

Premium Duet Rail Power Solution helps improve the stability of power delivery. With more processor cores, the thermal solution is essential to enhance heat dissipation effects. MPG Z490 GAMING CARBON WIFI features enlarged chipset heatsink and heat-pipe. MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI and MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI are both equipped with aluminum cover and MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS offers an Extended Heatsink Design, which are all well-prepared for the potential rise in temperature.

MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK features aluminum cover and MAG B460 TOMAHAWK has Extended Heatsink Design. Both enlarged heatsinks ensure better thermal effects. All M.2 slots are equipped with M.2 Shield Frozr to prevent throttling. Digital PWM with 12+1+1 Duet Rail Power System can guarantee stability and consistency for power delivery.

MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK is equipped with Dual LAN, including 2.5G LAN and Gigabit LAN with lower CPU overheard and long-term network usage. For B460 chipsets, MSI also has a complete MAG series motherboard lineup including TOMAHAWK, MORTAR and BAZOOKA motherboards with all equipping 12+1+1 Duet Rail Power System for more stability to meet entry level gamers.

Z490-A PRO features stable functionality and high-quality assembly for better professional workflows. Extended Heatsink Design, M.2 Shield Frozr, and Digital PWM with 12 Duet Rail Power System lead to reliable processing. The network solution is also upgraded to 2.5G LAN to offer faster networking experiences.

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Cooler Master Debuts LCD-Sporting MasterLiquid 360 Ion Cooler

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Cooler Master, a renowned name in PC components, today unveiled the MasterLiquid 360 Ion, its most advanced all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler. The MasterLiquid 360 Ion boasts several groundbreaking features, including the first-ever LCD integrated into an AIO cooler. This flagship cooler promises exceptional cooling performance for even the most demanding PCs. Here’s a closer look at what sets it apart:

  1. Pioneering LCD Display: The MasterLiquid 360 Ion features a unique 2.1-inch IPS LCD screen embedded directly into the pump. This display is fully customizable using Cooler Master’s MasterCTRL software, allowing users to monitor system vitals like CPU temperature, or showcase personalized graphics and animations.
  2. Dual-Chamber Cooling Power: The MasterLiquid 360 Ion utilizes Cooler Master’s Gen X Dual Chamber Design, which optimizes thermal efficiency by separating the hot and cold coolant channels for improved heat dissipation.
  3. Unmatched Cooling Performance: Three Mobius 120P ARGB fans are included with the cooler, delivering exceptional airflow and keeping your system cool under pressure.
  4. Extensive Personalization: The MasterLiquid 360 Ion caters to individual preferences. Addressable RGB lighting on the fans and pump allows for vibrant lighting effects, while automatic PWM control ensures optimal fan speed based on system needs. Compatibility with major motherboards guarantees seamless integration into existing setups.
  5. Simplified Installation: Cooler Master streamlines the installation process with pre-attached Mobius 120P ARGB fans and a user-friendly bracket design.

The MasterLiquid 360 Ion marks a significant leap forward in AIO cooler technology. Its innovative features and emphasis on user customization make it a compelling choice for PC enthusiasts seeking peak performance and a touch of personalized style in their builds.

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CORSAIR Debuts Daisy-Chainable RS Series Fans

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CORSAIR has launched its latest line of cooling fans today – the RS Series. Designed for both seasoned PC builders and newcomers, the RS Series promises impressive cooling performance with a focus on ease of use and affordability. The RS Series boasts a streamlined design that simplifies installation. The fans connect in a daisy-chain fashion, requiring only a single 4-pin PWM connector to your motherboard. This eliminates cable clutter and keeps your build looking clean.

For those who prefer a touch of visual flair, the RS ARGB version offers addressable RGB lighting that plugs into a single +5V ARGB header on your motherboard. Both versions feature Zero RPM Mode, which keeps the fans silent during low-load situations. The RS Series incorporates CORSAIR AirGuide Technology, which channels airflow precisely towards critical components. Additionally, the fans utilize magnetic dome bearings, known for minimizing noise and friction while ensuring a long lifespan.

The RS Series comes in 120mm and 140mm sizes, available in black or white to match your build’s aesthetics. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or building your first PC, there’s an RS fan to meet your needs. RS and RS ARGB fans are available now in single and multi-fan packs from the CORSAIR webstore and authorized retailers worldwide. The fans are backed by a two-year warranty and CORSAIR’s customer service and technical support network.

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CORSAIR Launches LX RGB Fans

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CORSAIR has launched the LX RGB Series of cooling fans, the latest addition to the acclaimed iCUE LINK ecosystem. Proving that amazing lighting and high-performance cooling are not mutually exclusive, the LX RGB Series redefines the expectations of PC enthusiasts – and thanks to iCUE LINK, makes building and connecting your masterpiece easy and convenient. Available in 120mm and 140mm sizes, in your choice of black or white to match the aesthetic of your build, each LX RGB fan features 18 individually addressable RGB LEDs spread across an inner and outer light loop, creating spectacular, fully customizable lighting effects – including the iCUE LINK-exclusive Time Warp mode that creates mesmerizing optical illusions.

All of this is made possible by the new and improved iCUE 5 software, making it easier than ever before to customize and switch between lighting effects or synchronize them with your games. These great looks are backed up by rigorous engineering and meticulous testing to deliver strong, efficient cooling to match. A combination of high airflow, reaching PWM-controlled speeds up to 2,400 RPM, and high static pressure make LX RGB fans well suited for use as case fans or attached to radiators. CORSAIR AirGuide Technology, with its anti-vortex vanes, also focus airflow direction to move air more efficiently through your case.

Moreover, the LX RGB Series is designed for quiet operation, with Magnetic Dome bearings minimizing friction to ensure low noise and superior longevity. Zero RPM Mode completely eliminates fan noise at low loads, with the fans spinning up only when your system demands it. Installation is made effortless with CORSAIR’s innovative one-twist QuikTurn screws, empowering you to install a full set of fans in seconds, saving both time and effort. iCUE LINK bridge connectors included with the fans let you stack them directly together to create a seamless bank of fans with no intervening wires, making installation even easier.

With the LX RGB Series, CORSAIR continues to push the boundaries of PC cooling and aesthetics with a powerful one-two punch of brilliant lighting and exceptional cooling. The LX RGB Series is available now in multi-fan Starter Kits with an iCUE LINK System Hub or single fan Expansion Kits from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.

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