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Razer launches its own PC components with liquid cooler, case fan and power supply

Razer launches its own PC components with liquid cooler, case fan and power supply

Razer is expanding into PC components today with the launch of all-in-one (AIO) liquid coolers, case fans, and even platinum-rated power supplies. As you'd expect, all three include RGB lighting, a signature of Razer hardware. There's even a PWM fan controller that will control up to eight fans and is integrated into Razer's Synapse software.

The Razer Hanbo is the company's all-in-one cooler with an addressable RGB pump cap. Razer has partnered with Estec to create this AIO cooler, and it says Hanbo is designed for maximum thermal performance and silent operation. The pump orients 360 degrees, so you can place it in any case configuration.

Razer is making both 240mm and 360mm radiator sizes available, but the company is yet to release pricing information. These AIOs will arrive at some point in November, and Razer says it will continue to collaborate with Astec on new AIO coolers in the future.

Razer's new Kunai fans are also designed to help you cool down your PC build. These case fans use hydraulic bearings and will be available in both 120mm and 140mm sizes. Razer sports an RGB ring at the front and rear, offering 18 addressable LEDs on the 120mm fan and 22 addressable LEDs on the 140mm variant.

You'll be able to control Kunai fans using Razer's Synapse software, which offer up to 2,200rpm on the 120mm version and 1,600rpm on the 140mm version. Razer especially prides itself on the static pressure in these cases' fans and says it delivers 70 percent more than the competition. You can chain these wings or control them together in sequence.

RGB Case fans wouldn't be complete without a fan controller, so Razer has also built a pulse width modulator (PWM) fan controller. It will support up to eight Razer Kunai fans and will be fully integrated into Synapse to provide customizable fan curve control. Razer has placed a magnet on the back of the controller, so while you tend to hide it when it comes to cable management, it'll be secured with any steel on the back of a specific case.

Razer's Kunai Case fans start at $44.99, and the PWM fan controller costs $49.99. Both are available today.

The final Razer PC component is a range of Katana power supplies. These platinum-rated ATX power supplies are fully modular and include a zero rpm ARGB fan with full Razer Chroma compatibility. A variety of capacities will be available, from 750W to 1,200W, and there's also a 1,600W titanium-rated PSU if you really want to go all out.

Razer says it is using Japanese 105-degree rated capacitors and high-quality components for its power supplies and expects to start shipping them in early 2022 once they are fully certified. Razer hasn't announced pricing for the Katana power supply yet.

Razer is entering a crowded market with its expansion into PC components, with players like Corsair, Cooler Master, NZXT, and Noctua fighting to cool custom PC builds. Without knowing full pricing, it's hard to see where the Razer fits in right now, but the company's Chroma and RGB lighting compatibility will certainly appeal to some. Let's hope the pricing is attractive too.

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