Coolit has been known for years for easy to install, fully integrated and ready to use cooling solutions. I must admit I was never a big fan of the ALC Domino unit, being to loud and not performing well enough. Their design team worked hard and boy did they have a nice surprise for me at CeBIT. With the new Eco and Vantage ALC models they really got something going here. Far easier to install with an innovative multi socket adjustable bracket. The ECO model lacks the LED readout, has got the TIM preapplied and uses a slower fan on the single fan radiator. Bundled with the Maestro software you get wireless access to any fan in there, also allowing functions like thermal shutdown,..., even text warning on your cellphone if something goes wrong with your PC is a possibility. With the Maestro software you can adjust fan curves, LED warning colours, etc... You really have to see it before you can grasp all the functions. Would be nice to get one unit at the Shrimps lab and to duel the Corsair H50 unit.
But Coolit didn't stop at CPU cooling alone. Trying to create a multi purpose block for GPU's ain't an easy task to do. Yet somehow they seemed to have pulled it off with the OMNI ALC unit. By using a 2 piece block where one part needs to be adapted to the graphics card's design and the other one is just bolted on for the heat transfer. The GPU's are cooled by a 2 fan radiator. Only time will tell if Coolit can keep up with the ever changing designs of graphic cards. Prices for new blocks should be around 30-40 dollars. Far less then normal waterblocks. But you may wonder, since they are closed prefilled loops, how do I add a second card ? Coolit will have the GPU unit pre-bundled with 2 blocks. One dummy slot can be used if you have only one graphics card in your system.
Last but not least they showed us the XO2 prototype. Cooling CPU, PWM's, NB , SB and GPU with just 2 blocks is really impressive. Really shows off the level of engineering these guys are at. Corsair :
Corsair going air cooling now : with 2 models the A70 and A50 (A stands for Air). The first with a dual fan solution in push and pull configuration and a 4 heatpipe, direct contact solution. The A50 is a single fan solution and lacks one heatpipe compared to it's bigger brother.
The Obsedian 700D is a slightly cut down version of the 800D case. Size remains the same, but the hot removable swap bays are just HD brackets now and the sidepanel has got no longer a window.
Ram wise, no new things besides the high end stuff we already know ( GTX1 & 2). USB dongles have been updated with the new extremely fast GTR models and the new Padlock 2
All the HX power supplies will get a factory warranty of 7 years instead of 5
SSD wise Corsair got the entire range well covered, going from high speed and price to affordable : Performance
series.The Sandforce SF-1200 based F100 (Gb) and F200 (Gb) will be on the market soon.