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PCR's guide to cooling and cases

We take a look at some of the latest products on the market
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Custom cooling solutions and cases are always popular with the PC enthusiast market. PCR examines some of the latest products on the market.

ARCTIC FREEZER I30
SRP: £24.39
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: The Freezer i30 is an enthusiast-grade CPU cooler for the latest Intel socket 2011, as well as socket 1155 and 1156.
SPECS: Direct touch heatpipes, precision machining, fan vibration absorption, new mounting system, virtually silent, interchangeable fan.

FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINE XL R2
SRP: £104.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: Fractal Design builds on the success of its awarding-winning Define XL computer case with the Define XL R2.
SPECS: High density noise reductive material, patented ModuVent design, additional PCI expansion slots, two HDD cages, three-speed fan controller, three Silent Series R2 fans included.

ZALMAN 320 LIQUID COOLER
SRP: £70.33
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: High cooling performance with pure copper water block and inner pure copper micro fins through efficient heat transfer.
SPECS: Blue LED, built-in pump, slim water block design, copper micro fins and base, high compatibility and durability.

XILENCE BLACK HORNET SQ SERIES
SRP: £94.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Meroncourt
THEY SAY: Xilence presents the Interceptor case’s ‘little’ brother: the Black Hornet. It has room for ATX motherboards and for dual radiator water cooling, which can be built into the upper section of the case.
SPECS: Dual 120mm fan support, cable management, bottom mounted PSU, hot swap docking station, HDD cage, unique hot- swappable front loading trays.

XILENCE RED WING 120MM CASE FAN WITH PWM FUNCTION
SRP: £9.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Meroncourt
THEY SAY: Black and red 120mm case fan from Xilence with PWM function. Cool your PC components with this Xilence fan. It offers you an extremely good price-performance ratio and cools your PC efficiently at a low noise level.
SPECS: 120mm fan, 12v DC, PWM functionality.

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XILENCE INTERCEPTOR PRO
SRP: £279.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Meroncourt
THEY SAY: The Interceptor Pro from Xilence represents an HPTX case of the very best quality.
SPECS: Support for one triple and one quad watercooling radiators, front panel interface, enhanced cable management, removable dust filters, supports extra-long graphics cards, adjustable vents, 10 PCI expansion slots.

XILENCE RED WING 80MM CASE FAN
SRP: £4.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Meroncourt
THEY SAY: An 80mm case fan from Xilence - known for its silent PC components and excellent price performance ratio - in black-red.
SPECS: 80mm case fan, 12v DC, 1500rpm.

ARCTIC MX-4 THERMAL COMPOUND
SRP: £2.91
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: The Arctic MX-4 is a new thermal compound that guarantees exceptional heat dissipation from components and maintains the needed stability to push your computer system to its maximum.
SPECS: Carbon micro-particles offer excellent thermal conductivity, metal free and non-electrically conductive, safe and easy application.

ZALMAN CASE MINI T2
SRP: £15.34 + VAT
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: Aerodynamically designed. Front right and left vents provide cool air into the system.
SPECS: Up to six system fans, bottom PSU installations, powerful cooling, front interface, liquid cooling support, spacious interior.

ZALMAN MIDI ZS PLUS
SRP: £38.33 + VAT
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: Aerodynamically designed front and top vents provide cool air into the system.
SPECS: Supports up to five system fans, bottom PSU mount, powerful cooling, front interface, liquid cooling support, acrylic side panel, tool-free installation, spacious interior.

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ARCTIC F PWN CONTINUOUS OPERATION CASE FAN
SRP: £4.61
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: Dedicated to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, the F PWM CO series case fans cool your computer system quietly.
SPECS: Forwards the PWM signal from the CPU to the whole ventilation system, continuous operation, reduced friction, constantly silent, simple set-up.

ZALMAN Z12 PLUS
SRP: £43.69 + VAT
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: Features luxurious interior with black coating finishing touch and tube apertures are provided at the rear of the case for convenient water cooling set-up and maintenance.
SPECS: Supports up to five cooling fans, wide-band front mesh, power supply exclusive cooling, adjustable fans, acrylic side panel, liquid cooling support.

FRACTAL DESIGN NODE 304
SRP: £69.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: The Node 304 is the latest compact computer chassis from Fractal Design featuring a unique modular interior for outstanding configurability.
SPECS: Modular interior, fits up to six hard drives, filtered air intakes, accommodates CPU coolers and single-fan water cooling, three Silent Series R2 fans included, supports ATX power supply, USB 3.0 support.

CONTACTS
Entatech: 0333 101 1000
VIP Computers: 0871 622 7500
Meroncourt: 01462 680060

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