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Richard Swinburne rounds up the latest hardware tech gear exhibited at Taiwans trade show, The Computex 2016.

Intel revealed that the new Kaby Lake CPU’s should be ready for release November 2016.  Intel partners at the show revealed that the parts would really be available first quarter 2017, with only a limited amount being released at the end of 2016.

Lian Li will be releasing it’s own water cooling kits shortly.  They will be designed to work with it’s own mini ITX cases, making it easy for PC builders to integrate water cooling kits into Lian-Li cases.

A new range of m.2 SSD’s were shown off from different makers, with a range of controller arrays including ones from Silicon Motion, Realtek and Seagate.  These new ones are to be released at the end of the 2016, so it will be good to see some other companies try to compete against the dominant Samsung 950 pro.

BitFenix Pillow:  Congratulations are due to Bitfenix for their new mini-ITX case : the “Pillow”.  It uses smooth rounded corners and lines for it’s front, rear and roof panel.

Aerocool DreamBox.  This didn’t launch at Compuex, but it still is a really cool concept, and one that MadTECH may build and display at its office in the near future, so keep posted.  Anyway, it is a PC-focused Meccano kit that you can connect and screw together piece by piece, with almost complete freedom in terms of design.  The Dreambox received a best choice award at Computex.

Sources : Richard Swinburne

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