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Thermaltake shows off PSUs and cases the joint

CES 007 Media centers with iPod docks
Wed Jan 17 2007, 10:24
THERMALTAKE SHOWED off a bunch of interesting things last week at CES. The high points were power supplies, some interesting cases, and the most extravagant case I have ever seen. The first two are mainstream, so that is what we will cover here.

The PSUs are all in the Toughpower line, the new ones are 1000, 1200 and 1500W variants. The first two are available now, the 1500W in July or so. They all have the new PCIe power connector, and an 8 to 6 pin adaptor to use with current cards.


The 850W version has 2x8 and 2x6 pin PCIe plugs, the 1000 and 1200W variants have 3x8 and 3x6, and the big 1500W will have 4x8 and 4x6. If you need more than that, well, you are doing something awfully interesting, my email is at the top, tell me about it.

Moving on we come to cases. The first is called the Soprano DX, it is more or less a standard Soprano but it has an integrated eSATA port on top along with the USB and sound outs. Amazingly useful, and for only $129, it is a good deal.


The last one is the Mozart iP, a $160 case with the most unique twist I saw at the show, an iPod video docking station. It also comes with a wireless remote, and if you can't guess, is aimed at media centres. As you can see, the case is brushed aluminium and looks very nice. µ


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