Computex 2017 Day 2 – Another super busy day, and here are some of the highlights so far … We visit Lian-Li, Enermax, Noctua, Inwin, BitFenix, Adata, Bitspower, Bykski, GEIL, G.Skill and Raijintek.
Lian-Li has a new CEO, or should I say, the CEO’s kid will be taking the helms real soon. And with that say, we are already seeing changes in their products. More RGB, more modding and customization, and of course some nice mods on display at the booth.
We also saw new SFX power supplies, new RGB fans, and a new PCIE riser/extender cable.
I was quite impressed with Enermax’s booth. Even though there was no showgirl to attract us, their new water cooling products certainly did.
There was new reservoir/pump combos, water blocks, flow-meters, cool looking fans, and of course their power supplies and chassis.
My man Jakob was there once again at Noctua. Same looking booth with some new products to support the Intel X299 platform (LGA2066) and the new AMD X399 platform (TR4/SP3) – Threadripper.
Oh this year, they’ve added some color!! Yes, some colored sleeving for the cables and color anti-vibration fittings, as well as color covers for your heatsinks.
This year, I was greeted by a very enthusiastic PR from Inwin – She was great! We loved her. Why? Because she showed us everything we wanted to see at the Inwin booth …
There were some new Inwin chassis which incorporated some wood designs – interesting. And also, there was a mod in collaboration with EKWB, which looked pretty good.
And finally, thing that caught our eye was the sphere PC called the “Winbot” from Inwin. It’s a concept so there’s no real name for it, but they’re calling the “Winbot” for now. This thing is absolutely nuts! The hardware components are all inside a glass sphere, and you can control it by Alexa using voice commands. It also has a device for facial recognition!
We met Umberto from Bitfenix, who was kind enough to take us on a tour of their latest products. On display were some rather nice mini ITX chassis and some midi tower with tempered glass … all available at shockingly affordable prices!
We also saw some nice RGB fans from Bitfenix, as well as some super quiet PSUs all 80Plus Gold certified.
Nothing special about Adata this year, apart from some new NVMe SSDs and portable SSDs. No new ram or no new XPG products.
There was two nice show girls at the booth, which help boost the atmosphere a little. I’ll asking Adata for some NVMe SSDs in our next project build. Let’s see if they will deliver 😉
We finally met Eric and Vincent from Bitspower this year. They have been one of our major sponsors for water cooling components for some of our PC project builds, and we will continue to work with Bitspower for future projects also.
This year, Bitspower have expanded their GPU water blocks to include a wide manufacturers including MSI, Asus, Gigabyte, Zotac and many more. Also on display are tons of mono-blocks for a wide range of motherboards.
One of the star attraction was the water-cooled power supply. Yes, you heard me … FSP was crazy enough to include a custom water block within their PSU (photo no.4 and 7)
Another up-and-coming brand is Bskski. Actually, they are HUGE in China, when comes to water cooling components. Watch this space for more news and interesting products from Bykski.
Wing Lui, our senior editor loves their products. They have tons of tube fittings, reservoir, pumps and water blocks that will suit any modder.
Epicgear and/or GEIL shared the same booth … that’s because they are the same company. GEIL specializes in memory products, while Epicgear are known for their gaming accessories such as keyboards, mice and headsets.
New products include the the Super Luce now in RGB. I would love to give them a try. Also, the recently reviews EpicGear MorphaX, which won a Computex design award.
If you’ve been to G.Skill’s booth before, you’ll know you won’t be disappointed when it comes to overclocking. Each year, they try to break all the overclocking records. There were at least 12 large canisters/drums of LN2 dotted around their booth.
Interestingly, they had all the G.Skill RGB ram on display running on X299 systems (quad channel mode) at speeds of 4000MHz all the way to 4400MHz with super low latencies.
Now, Raijintek is probably one of the most underrated brand I’ve come across. They recently spent a few years redesigning every product they have, and now they’re attacking the market quite aggressively.
In fact, looking at some of their products … they’re pretty good. I like their RGB ring fans, quality sleeved cables, their chassis and their AIO coolers.
Thanks to Tony who showed us around the Raijintek booth. Thanks buddy … it was good to see you!
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- Computex 2017 Day 2 – Lian-Li, Noctua, Inwin, BitFenix, Adata, Bitspower, Bykski, GEIL, G.Skill, Raijintek
- Computex 2017 Day 3 – Roccat, EVGA, Phanteks, TeamGroup, Kingston, Corsair, Patriot, Antec, Gigabyte, Streacom
- Computex 2017 Day 4 – Asus, Alphacool, BIOSTAR and Inno3D
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