Day 3 felt like more of the same, though we did cover some of the other venues that made up of the entirety of COMPUTEX. Once again, we’ve listed some of the things we saw that we thought were interesting.
Right after the veiled was pulled after the Intel X299 launch, board partners all announced new motherboards based on the chipset and Gigabyte is no different. From Gigabyte’s camp, the most notable would be the Aorus X299 Gaming 9. It’s definitely decked to the nines, with not only reinforced brackets for the DIMM and PCIE slots, but it also has a shield – that also act as a thermal cooler – for all three M.2 slots.
RGB continues to be a big thing this year, so Kingston thought “why not?” The brand now has its own RGB mechanical keyboard in the form of the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB. It looks large with that detachable wrist rest, but it’s actually rather compact when you look at it up close. The RGB lighting is quite bright too, which is great.
What’s COMPUTEX without more components? So, we checked out G.Skill’s booth for their latest DDR4 RAMs and found the TridentZ. This series has editions with the bling and other with the horsepower, capable of going all the way up to 4,800 MHz in clock speed.
Since there’s not enough graphics cards for you people, let switch up a bit and show some. One of the more interesting ones would be GALAX’s GeForce GTX 1070 Katana. What makes it unusual is that it’s a single slot card, a form factor you don’t normally see on high-end GPUs. Unfortunately, we never get GALAX GPUs in Malaysia – at least not officially.
There’s a lot going on at the BitFenix booth but everyone’s favourite BitFenix Prodigy finally has a little brother. If you’re a fan of SFF PC cases then BitFenix’s new Portal case is something worth taking a look at. Forgoing a window side panel they opted to place the window on the top of the case which shows your graphics card in all its glory. Not to mention, an almost full aluminium body.
Thermaltake has definitely caught our eyes with their booth, we couldn’t keep our eyes off their new cases which sport an open-case format. Coming in three different sizes, their Core series is definitely something to look out for in the coming months. Water cooling enthusiasts will especially love the Core series, which gives them a way to openly express their modding capabilities.
In Win definitely has a few interesting cases with them this year, but the one that caught our eye right away was their Gaming Cube A1. The Gaming Cube A1 supports mini-ITX motherboards and has a touch of wood and tempered glass, which really made it stand out. It’s small, portable and looks incredible.
We’ve seen water cooled PSU’s, we’ve seen digital power supplies, we’ve even seen power supplies made specifically for Bitcoin mining. But for those who don’t need all that extra features, how about a fanless 600W power supply? One with an 80PLUS Titanium rating as well! It even comes with a whopping 12 years of warranty.