CES 2013: New Cases, Power Supplies, and Fans from Enermax

Shortly after arriving in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon, we paid a visit to Enermax’s suite at the beautiful Aria Resort. On display were of course power supplies, fans and cases of all colors, shapes and sizes.

Fans

It was actually quite fitting seeing multicolored flashing, pulsating LED lights, as it reminded of old school Las Vegas neon signs (perhaps why the product line has Vegas in the name). All of the Enermax fans are magnet bearing, not ball or sleeve bearing. This allows for easy cleanup of the blades without spraying dust all over the place with compressed air or digging awkwardly into the fan to try and remove dirt. Perhaps the best part is that there is much less friction associated with the Enermax magnet bearing, which seems to reduce noise level substantially (although it was hard to tell in a room full of fans).

Another cool concept is the U.R. Vegas USB fan. It has all the same features of the other Enermax fans, including of course flashy lights, but users can attach it to their case anywhere magnetically. Powerful magnets are used in place of screws to attach the fan anywhere on your case, even on the outside. This could be useful for smaller form factors or when cramming in radiators where they just don’t belong, attach the fan outside the case to save space inside for other components.

Enermax Heatsinks and Fans

Enermax Heatsinks and Fans

More Enermax Fans

More Enermax Fans

Enermax Magnetic Bearing and Fan Blades

Enermax Magnetic Bearing and Fan Blades

Enermax Fan Lighting Effects

Enermax Fan Lighting Effects

 

Power Supplies

Several new power supplies will be released over the next few months. The most notable feature will be the flat black cables. This allows for easier cable management and a more neutral color scheme (especially important for case modders).

Two New Enermax NAXN Power Supplies

Two New Enermax NAXN Power Supplies

Enermax MAXREVO Power Supply

Enermax MAXREVO Power Supply

Enermax Platimax Power Supply

Enermax Platimax Power Supply

Cases

Enermax has two new cases planned for early 2013. They are still a few months away but appear to have the features that one would expect, including removable drive bays, easy locking 5.25″ drives (which we were able to test out), USB 3.0 bays and hot swap on top of the case.

Two Enermax Case Mods and More Cases

Two Enermax Case Mods (Right) and Two More Cases (Left)

LEPA

Falling under the Ecomaster umbrella is a new brand called LEPA, which was launched in 2011, marketing their own line of power supplies and fans.

LEPA Power Supplies

LEPA Power Supplies

The fans on display had similar lighting effects as their Enermax counterparts. There were several vortex fans, similar to Silverstone AP series (air channeling fans), which channels air in a column instead of outward in several directions. In theory, this channeled air column provides superior cooling performance when compared to standard fans.

LEPA Fans on Display

LEPA Fans on Display

More LEPA Fans

More LEPA Fans

LEPA Exhibits Vortex Fan Air Channeling

LEPA Exhibits Vortex Fan Air Channeling

Variety of LEPA Lighting Effects

Variety of LEPA Lighting Effects

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