Introducing the S340 Elite Hyper Beast

NZXT is excited to announce the S340 Elite Hyper Beast Limited Edition, a monstrous psychedelic evolution of the popular S340 Elite mid-tower. Following up on last year’s highly sought after H440 Hyper Beast, NZXT and graphic artist Brock Hofer have again joined forces to deliver a case crafted for the dedicated CS:GO player. This new chassis features the breathtaking Hyper Beast weapon skin found on CS:GO’s infamous AWP sniper rifle.

Like the H440 Hyper Beast, this rare S340 Elite will be produced in a one-time production of 1,337 units, each with a uniquely numbered limited edition metal badge.

“From the overall excitement surrounding last year’s H440 Hyper Beast, we knew we had to collaborate with Brock Hofer again to deliver something even wilder, ” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO. “We love CS:GO and share the same passion that the community has when it comes to showcasing their prized possessions with the coolest artwork. The S340 Elite Hyper Beast is an extension of this and truly allows the dedicated CS:GO fan to turn one of the game’s most popular weapons skins into a one-of-a-kind build.”

S340 Elite Hyper Beast main features:

  • Limited Edition S340 Elite with Hyper Beast Design
  • Special gradient colored cable management bar
  • Red LED on Power button
  • 4mm tempered-glass side-panel
  • Black VR cable management puck
  • Front VR accessibility
  • Interior cable management clamps
  • Additional SSD tray











A Unique Creation

Working closely with Brock Hofer, the graphic artist creating the Hyper Beast art used on CS:GO skins, NZXT has brought the beast to the physical world. This exceptional S340 Elite version has a one-time production of 1,337 units, each with a unique numbered, limited-edition metal badge.

Monstrous Window

The S340 Elite’s 4mm thick tempered glass panel makes building in NZXT’s popular mid-tower chassis even more rewarding. Crisp in clarity, the new tempered glass panel enhances the award-winning all-steel construction design of the S340 by highlighting all builds with uncompromised beauty.

Enhanced with Virtual Reality Gaming

Getting VR up and running with the S340 Elite is a snap with the HDMI and USB-port connectivity readily available from the top panel. The innovative magnetic cable management puck allows users to wind up VR and audio headset cables with ease, or split the puck apart for longer cable coverage.

The Cleanest Mid-Tower Interior

The S340 features an open interior design with a steel cable management bar that splits the front intake from the rest of the case. A new clamping system has been added behind the cable management bar and along the rear, enabling users to achieve a clean and hassle-free build with minimal efforts.

No Corner Left Untouched

Fully-filtered intakes, steel-plated audio jacks, captive thumb screws, and cable management solutions are just a few of the design features that keeps every build looking sleek inside a compact chassis.

Water Cooling Ready

There’s no sacrificing performance with this small mid-tower case that boasts full compatibility with NZXT’s entire line of Kraken Series liquid coolers.

MSRP Pricing:
S340 Elite Hyper Beast – $199.99 / 199,90 €

Availability:
USA / EU – Late May

Please visit nzxt.com/retailers to find a store in your region.

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Unlock the True Power of Your GPU with the NZXT Kraken G12

NZXT announces today the Kraken G12 kit, allowing users to use their liquid AIOs to better cool their GPUs.

Lower temperatures at lower noise improve both gaming performance and experience. By mounting an AIO, like the NZXT Kraken Series, users can significantly lower their GPU’s temperatures compared to its stock cooling, increase overclocking performance, and reduce noise output for an improved gaming experience. An update to the previous Kraken G10, the Kraken G12 allows for easier installation and wider compatibility with more than 30 popular liquid AIOs on the market.

“Being able to play the latest games at the highest settings, without sacrificing performance is something all gamers want. While aftermarket graphic cards have improved lately, most stock cooling systems still can’t reach the performance level of liquid cooling. That’s why we decided to design the updated Kraken G12 to be easier to install and support the latest liquid AIOs” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder, and CEO.

Kraken G12 main features:

  • 40% better cooling over stock GPU coolers
  • New redesigned bracket for easier installation
  • Compatible with more than 30 liquid AIOs on the market
  • Cooling: 92mm dedicated fan for both memory and VRM, compatible with aftermarket VRM heatsinks
  • Support for both reference and non-reference AMD & NVIDIA designs graphic cards












Improving GPU cooling is easy

Users can quickly mount any Kraken Series liquid cooler onto their graphics cards with the Kraken G12 mounting kit. It delivers a 40% increase in cooling capacity over stock cooling, allowing for higher GPU clock speed and increased frame rates with reduced noise.
The installation process is easier compared to the previous Kraken G10 thanks to a newly designed bracket.

Wide compatibility

The Kraken G12 supports both reference and non-reference design AMD and NVIDIA GPUs, for more than 30 liquid AIOs, including aftermarket VRM heatsinks.

Active cooling for VRM

The Kraken G12 comes with a 92mm fan, providing active cooling for the VRM and memory on the graphics card.

MSRP Pricing:

$29.99 USD
Availability:
Mid to late April

Please visit nzxt.co/krakeng12 for more information.

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Airflow Enhanced with Aer F

Continuing to deliver increased performance for PC gamers and builders everywhere, NZXT today announces the newest member of its Aer family of fans with Aer F.

Designed to maximize airflow, Aer F is engineered to move air efficiently, letting even the most powerful systems breath with ease. Featuring the same chamfered intake and exhaust and winglet-designed fan blades found in Aer P radiator fans, Aer F delivers powerful airflow with reduced drag, minimizing resistance and vibration. Like its Aer family counterparts, Aer F is made with long-lasting fluid dynamic bearings further enhancing their durability and cooling performance.

Pushing PC gaming to its limits is very important to us at NZXT,” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO. “Whether you are overclocking the latest processors or running two Geforce GTX 1080 Ti graphic cards in SLI, products like Aer F are designed to maximize performance without being intrusive. Having a PC running cool and quiet makes for a deeper more immersive gaming experience.

Aer F main features:

● PWM fan designed for better airflow and near-silent performance.

● Winglet constructed fan blades minimize drag, improving overall cooling. 

● Patented fluid dynamic bearings (FDB) deliver long-lasting operation. (60,000 hours / 6 years)

● Sleeved cables for easy and clean cable management. 

● Replaceable color trim choices give builders the flexibility to customize their builds (sold separately)












Silence and Cooling Optimized

With sleeved cables, vibration dampeners, chamfered-intake and exhaust, and winglet designed fan blades on the impeller; Aer F is designed and engineered from top-to-bottom to make sure gamers get the best cooling performance without compromising their gaming experience.

Built to Last 

Patented fluid dynamic bearings, made from copper, gives Aer F the durability to perform for six years, staying relevant well beyond your next graphics card.

Color Your Way

Aer Trims, compatible with Aer F and Aer P, are available in Red, White, and Blue, enabling builders to color-coordinate their builds, their way. Aer Trims are sold separately.

MSRP Pricing:

Aer F120 (Single Pack) – $17.99 USD

Aer F120 (Twin Pack) – $29.99 USD

Aer F140 (Single Pack) – $19.99 USD

Aer F140 (Twin Pack) – $32.99 USD

Aer Trims 120mm (Available in Red, White, and Blue) – $5.99 for two trims

Aer Trims 140mm (Available in Red, White, and Blue) – $5.99 for two trims

Availability: 

USAPre Order Now at NZXT.com

EU – Early April

ROW –Late March

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#PUCKIT Challenge Voting Now Open!

It’s been an awesome month of seeing hilarious Puck pictures on social media but the #PUCKIT Challenge has officially come to a close!

Thank you to everyone who participated – we asked you to get creative and you definitely delivered!

We’ve narrowed down the submissions to our three favorites and you can now vote for who you think deserves to win a custom purple-themed PC built by NZXT, PNY, and PrimoChill!

Take a look at the finalists below and click here to cast your vote.

#1: Super Puck Bros. by @quintasmel

#PUCKIT and @nzxt for you covered

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#2 Puck Poem by @silver_myth

@nzxt #puckit Twitter: _silver_myth_ 💜💜💜

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#3 The Olympucks by @duo.tech.media

#puckit @nzxt No Olympic Games this year… But 2017 is the year of the Olympucks

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Winner will be announced Friday, March 10, 2017!

Please support our partners: PNY / PrimoChill

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How Do You Puck It?

We love building PCs and the people who build them.

We originally created the Puck as a way to thank these people by throwing it in as a nice surprise with their new S340 Elite.

Little did we know what would happen next.

The Puck immediately became the talk of the town.

Builders and gamers from all over the world took notice.

Some of you were amazed at the Puck’s many useful features.

Others questioned if the Puck was even a real thing.

Heck, some of you even threw the Puck in the trashcan.

But whether you were a fan or a hater of the Puck didn’t matter…eventually everyone could agree on one thing…

THE NZXT PUCK IS PRETTY P̶U̶C̶K̶I̶N̶G̶ COOL!

Enough of you believed in the Puck that we had to make it happen.

But we’re not done yet…we want to show even more non-believers what the Puck is all about!

Do you believe enough in the Puck to join us on this mission?

Enter the NZXT #PUCKIT Challenge! 

Upload a picture or video of your NZXT Puck to social media with the hashtag #PUCKIT. Don’t be shy and just let the Puck do its thing. We’ll choose the 10 best pictures we think really capture the spirit of what the Puck is all about and you’ll then vote for your favorite one.

One lucky Puck believer will win a custom purple-themed NZXT PC!

Important Dates

Picture Submissions: February 1-28 2017

Competitor Selection: March 1-10 2017

Voting: March 10 -17 2017

Winner Announcement: The winner will be announced live on twitch.tv/NZXT on March 20, 2017, where we will unveil the PC alongside a very special surprise guest!

Who could it be?…tune in to find out!

So, are you believer now?

Good!

Now go out there and Puck everything!

Puck Everything

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NZXT Noctis 450 stands with the Republic of Gamers

NZXT announces today the Noctis 450 ROG, a Special Edition case aimed at dedicated PC Gamers. This ATX mid-tower case is ROG-certified, displays an exclusive Gun Gray finish and features Aura Sync RGB-lighting technology.

“The original Noctis 450 highlighted NZXT’s return to bold and daring designs. As we joined forces with Republic of Gamers (ROG) to develop a dedicated case for high-end gaming systems, it felt like the perfect tailored fit to build a Special Edition case. With exclusive aesthetics, ROG certification and Aura sync compatibility leading to new features, Noctis 450 ROG focuses on users aiming at building powerful systems that leverages the Republic of Gamers ecosystem.”

– Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO

“The Republic of Gamers (ROG) initiative guarantees that you have the best possible gaming experiences, always. So, we work closely with trusted partner companies to verify, test and certify products that fit perfectly with ROG motherboard. ROG certification is based on extensive testing and validation by ROG engineers, and only the very best succeed to become ROG Certified. We’re happy to launch the Noctis 450 ROG together with NZXT, as both teams share the same ambition to make PC gaming the ultimate premium experience.”

– Kris Huang, Senior Director at ASUS

NZXT Noctis 450 stands with the Republic of Gamers
NZXT Noctis 450 stands with the Republic of Gamers
NZXT Noctis 450 stands with the Republic of Gamers
NZXT Noctis 450 stands with the Republic of Gamers
NZXT Noctis 450 stands with the Republic of Gamers

Noctis 450 ROG main features:

  • ROG-certification guarantees premium compatibility and quality
  • Aura sync allows simple yet sophisticated lighting effects synchronization through Aura certified motherboards, driving the case’s power LED, underglow, PSU shroud and 2 internal LED strips
  • Exclusive Gun Gray finish

Republic of Gamers (ROG)

The result of rigorous trials, ROG-certification means unquestioned compatibility and quality. Noctis 450 ROG is compatible with Aura sync to enable synchronized lighting effects, with no less than 9 different lighting modes, by connecting the case with Aura certified motherboards through a dedicated connector. It powers two internal LED strips, the case’s power LED, underglow and PSU shroud. For motherboards which are not Aura certified, a 4-pin adapter is included allowing to turn all internal and external LEDs red.

Stunning design, inside and out

With elegant, curved lines, the Noctis 450 beautifies gaming rigs with a sophisticated design. The chassis is designed to house all the hardware enthusiast PC gamers may need, including multi-graphic card support and SSD mounts.

Cooling optimized for long battles

The Noctis 450 ROG massive ventilation surfaces, fully-filtered front and PSU air intakes and four included fans, enable extreme cooling that very demanding gaming systems need. The front and top panels feature mounting points for radiators up to 360mm, ready for push/pull configurations and support the latest Kraken AIO liquid coolers.

Effortless cable management

With 80% more cable management space than competing mid tower cases, the Noctis 450 ROG ensures a hassle-free build, empowering users to become experts on sleek cable management, transforming PC building into and easy and enjoyable experience.

Noise control

An integrated 8-port PWM fan converts the motherboard’s PWM signals into voltage regulation for the Noctis 450 ROG case fans, keeping the system cool and silent under low load.

Availability: NA – Early February EU – Mid February

MSRP: NA – $179.99 USD EU – €179.90 

Learn more at: https://www.nzxt.com/product-overview/noctis-450-rog

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