Razer Reveals All-New PC Components to RGB Your Life
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That's actually just the aesthetic of what they do. You know, being Razer products and all. Anyway, overnight the gaming and lifestyle tech giant unveiled a number of new PC components to join the current Master Race growth spurt, dropping information on the Razer Kunai, Razer Hanbo, Razer Katana, and Razer PWM Fan Controller -- all of which could go into your next desktop super-build to give you an edge. Plus RGB. Can't ever forget Razer-powered RGB lighting.
Beyond function, it should just be highlighted these new components simply ooze cool, but I'll let smarter heads than I explain what's the what:
[Razer's] new portfolio of high-performance PC components engineered [are] for enthusiasts to build the ultimate gaming desktop. The new components will include cutting edge hydraulic case fans, all-in-one liquid coolers, a variety of industry leading platinum rated power supplies and controllers for maximum performance and customisation.
The new components have been designed to meet the highest reliability standards, while also incorporating simple plug-and-play software that allows easy access to PC thermal information. Additionally, these high-performance products are enabled within Razer Synapse, and are designed with addressable RGB (aRGB) lighting to support an enhanced immersive gaming experience.
"Today, we continue our expansion of the Razer ecosystem into high-performance PC components, and bring Razer excellence into a brand-new category,” says Min-Liang Tan, Co-founder and CEO of Razer via press release. "The products we launched today are just the beginning of the many top-of-the-line PC components that we will be bringing to market in the near future. 'For Gamers. By Gamers' is at the core of everything we do, and these new components deliver upon that promise with impeccable build quality for top notch desktop gaming performance.”
Razer's slowly building domination of the modular desktop R&D hardware space (read: BYO PC stuff) is now showing dividends, with this writer in particular looking at my dull PC case just wishing to fill it with this reported goodness. In addition to aesthetic and function, Razer has also committed to making its modular designs as plug and play as possible, minimising the requirement for elitist hands, in favour of an "everyone can Razer" approach (just made that up, you're welcome, Razer!).
Here's a breakdown of the new components, as described by Razer:
The Razer Kunai are high-performance PC case fans available with the industry’s latest hydraulic bearing technology. These cutting-edge fans are designed for maximum airflow performance and are optimised to efficiently cool the PC while offering quieter acoustics. Available in 120-millimeter and 140-millimeter sizes, the fans feature LEDs with a large array of aRGB lighting capabilities to fit the form and style of any gaming PC.
The Razer Hanbo are All-In-One (AIO) liquid coolers available in an addressable RGB pump cap. Born from a technology partnership between Razer and Asetek, the cutting-edge computing cooling solutions provide maximum thermal cooling performance of CPUs and are available in 240-millimeter and 360-millimeter radiator sizes. With an optimised pump intake design for silent operation and improved reliability, the liquid cooler delivers reliable gaming performance while including customisable and addressable RGB lighting. Moving forward, Razer and Asetek will continue to collaborate on all-new AIO cooling technology.
The Razer Katana are Platinum rated ATX power supplies that deliver the power needed with the performance, reliability, and CPU/GPU support gamers desire. These fully modular power supplies feature premium electrical components for ultra-efficient power delivery, capable of providing clean and consistent power for gaming PCs. Available in a variety of wattages from 750 to 1,200 watts in a Platinum rating, and an exclusive 1,600-watt Titanium rated power supply, the full line includes a zero RPM aRGB fan and full Razer Chroma compatibility.
In addition to these new industry leading solutions, Razer will also launch a new Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) Fan Controller designed to support up to eight Razer Kunai fans. The Razer PWM Fan Controller integrates with Razer Synapse software for customizable fan curve control to help improve the airflow and thermal performance of any gaming PC.Pricing for the full suite hasn't been fully revealed, with a global roillout taking place after the US gets its grubby mitts on these first this month. Though everything barring the Katana will see the lights of day here this year, with that component slated for early 2022.