Hardware | Corsair is working on AIO cooler with integrated display

Last weekend, Corsair posted a first teaser of a new AIO cooler, which clearly appears to have a circular display.

The integrated screen is most likely an LCD panel, which are often found in luxury AIO cooling systems. Corsair was one of the first major players in the field of all-in-one liquid coolers, but never went ‘beyond’ RGB lighting in and around the cooling system.

Corsair’s new AIO cooler doesn’t have an official name yet, but it looks like the system is (for now) exclusive to the Intel LGA1700 socket — and with it the Alder Lake generation of Intel processors. Whether the cooler will also be made compatible with previous Intel sockets or the offering of competitor AMD is still unclear.


Hardware | Lian Li postpones new case due to failed mesh panel

Hardware manufacturer Lian Li has delayed the arrival of the new O11 Air Mini case for two months. On social media, the manufacturer announced that the delay was due to undersized mesh panels.

“After thorough checks on the first batch of O11 Air Minis, we discovered that the mesh panel was different from our intended design,” Lian Li said. Originally, the mesh apparently should have been twice as fine, resulting in 5 degrees Celsius lower CPU temperatures, according to Lian Li’s internal tests.

Instead of sending thecase out into the world in this way, Lian Li now deletes the entire first edition. A new release date has not yet been set, but pre-orders of the O11 Air Mini will be postponed at least two months.

The O11 Air Mini is a variation of Lian Li’s popular O11 Dynamic case. Not only has the case been made a little more compact this time, airflow should also be a priority in this model. Three of the six sides consist almost entirely of mesh panels, with enough space inside for six 140mm fans and/or several 120mm alternatives.

Lian Li announced the O11 Air Mini early this month. The case has a target price of $109, which includes two unlit 140mm and one 120mm fans. In the Benelux, the sale of the case does not seem to have officially started yet.


Hardware | PS4 making a lot of noise? This is how you clean it

Do you notice that the PS4 makes a lot of noise while playing? Or is the console no longer working properly? Then you can do two things: sell it or open it once and clean it well inside. There is a good chance that the problem will disappear.

This article explains how to properly open the PlayStation 4 and what you need to know about cleaning. Fortunately, it is not all that difficult, so this job can be done within an hour. Make sure you have the right materials at home and then follow the steps below.

Supplies:

  • Compressed air
  • Cotton swabs or a (soft) toothbrush
  • Possibly isopropyl alcohol if you do a thorough cleaning
  • A dry cloth
    Philips screwdriver
    T8 or T9 Torx screwdriver (for the first PS4 model)

Opening and cleaning PS4

Before we begin, it’s a good idea to make sure the PlayStation 4 (whatever model you have) is actually turned off before unplugging it. This prevents possible damage because a game or app was still open or an external hard drive was connected.

Then clean the openings with some compressed air, about six inches away, such as all USB ports on the front and back. With a cotton swab or clean toothbrush, whether or not dipped in isopropyl alcohol, you can make short work of the stubborn dirt that may be present.

Now it’s time to open up the PlayStation 4 itself. For the old model you need a T8 or T9 Torx screwdriver for that; the top of the Pro and Slim, however, click right off. Clean the inside of the cover with a dry cloth. Now press the center of the fan with your finger and hold it well. Blow the fan clean, at an appropriate distance, with short gusts of wind from the compressed air canister. Do not run the fan as this can cause problems such as a short circuit.

Now use both screwdrivers to loosen the rear part. The metal plate must also be removed. You do that with the Torx screwdrivers. After removing the plate, use the compressed air again (keep the distance) to blow everything clean. You can also use the toothbrush for stubborn dirt, possibly with the help of isopropyl alcohol. You can also use a cotton swab to hold the fan in place so that it doesn’t move when you use compressed air.

After blowing clean, the console should be left alone for about half an hour. After that half hour you can put all the parts back. So keep the screws handy and put them in a place where you can easily find them.


News | PlayStation 5 fan will be quiet compared to PS4 fan

The fan of the PlayStation 5 is said to be very quiet compared to the fan in the PlayStation 4.

Japanese publications have gone hands-on with the PlayStation 5, and 4Gamer reports after the hands-on that the upcoming console’s fan makes very little noise. This is striking, as the fan in the PlayStation 4 is known for its clearly audible sound.

4Gamer reports that the console remains silent even when playing graphically demanding games like Godfall. The PlayStation 5 was tested by the release in a room that was at room temperature. During game play, the air coming out of the console was not noticeably warm. “We could barely hear the rotating fan noise.”

“I noticed that the sound the console made while it was on is very quiet,” they continue at 4Gamer. “I quickly forget because I focus on gameplay, but the console didn’t make a roaring noise when I got close to it. The PS4 fan is much more noticeable when the console has to work hard – the one in the PlayStation 5 is much less noticeable. “

The PlayStation 5 will be available on November 19th