Razer has simply introduced its new vary of PC elements, so that you may be one step nearer to having an entire PC setup completely made simply from Razer merchandise. Proper now, they’ve the total vary of peripherals (mice, mouse mats, keyboards, headphones), streaming equipment (webcams, microphones, seize playing cards), gaming chairs, and even clothes. So in fact the following step was to infiltrate the center of your pc. With the launch of their case just a few months in the past all that was left for the Singaporean large to beat was PC elements. With that, they’ve simply introduced they are going to be promoting a set of PC elements at RazerCon 2021.
Kicking off their lineup is their brand-new line of followers named the Kunai Chromas, adopted by a PC fan controller, an all-in-one cooler named the Hanbo Chroma, and an influence provide known as the Katana Chroma. As you possibly can anticipate from the names all of them are filled with RGB however truly fairly tastefully accomplished.
Razer Kunai Chroma Followers
The Razer Kunai Chroma are Razer’s first-ever followers, coming in two sizes of 120mm and 140mm. They’re on sale from the Razer web site proper now and can be found at retailers for a value starting from $44.99, which is more likely to be the 120mm model. That might be a steep value to pay for a singular fan however it’s actually not specified of their briefing. No different followers come near being as costly because the Razer Kunai Chroma followers. At that value, not even cutting-edge followers with maglev bearings just like the ML collection from Corsair are as costly as Razer’s providing.
Even so, the Razer followers are geared up with hydraulic bearings, the longest-lasting and quietest, apart from maglev-type followers. Nonetheless, they’re rated for almost seven years of use (60,000 hours) so even leaving your PC on 24/7 they need to final you some time. With a noise score of 15-35 dBA (120mm, 140mm rated for 15-30dBA), they need to additionally run pretty quietly. The 120mm model provides you 18 addressable LEDs and 22 for the 140mm mannequin. They solely gentle up the outer ring of the followers, which does give it have a glossy design with a steadiness of RGB and black, which makes for a handsome compromise between the 2 extremes of garish RGB followers and a stealthed-out look.
The 120mm mannequin of the Razer Kunai Chromas has an RPM ranging of 500-2200, with the 140mm being geared up with a barely decrease vary of 500-1600, which permits them to maneuver 17.48-65.5 cubic ft per minute (CFM) and 34.48-81 CFM (120 and 140mm respectively). That is respectable airflow and may have no points transferring numerous air into your system. That is particularly helpful as these followers are additionally getting used on their AIO, so it wants the ability to get air via the radiators and be an efficient cooler. It’s also possible to see this with the ML collection from Corsair, used on their H collection radiators the place the 120mm followers have an RPM of 400-1600, and 400-1200 for the 140mm, which report an airflow of 47.3CFM and 55.4 CFM respectively. And so the Razer followers present increased airflow, good for the switch of warmth from the radiator.
Razer Hanbo Chroma AIO
Outfitted with the Razer Kunai Chroma followers, the corporate additionally introduced an all-in-one cooler. Named the Razer Hanbo Chroma, this AIO is coming a little bit later than a number of the different merchandise they’ve introduced at RazerCon 2021, in November 2021. Razer states that it’s nonetheless going via high quality management, so we’re undecided what value they’ll be beginning at but.
You’ll have two choices with 240mm and 360mm fashions, which is able to each be utilizing the 120mm followers. The pump is an Asetek cooling block, pretty customary within the AIO market, with the pump and heatsink being constructed alongside Razer and Asetek in collaboration. Nonetheless, the cap in fact comes sporting Razer RGB, with a hoop spherical the surface and brand within the heart, sticking to that minimal RGB look. The efficiency of the pump is rated at 800-2800 RPM on each sizes, drawing 12v, 0.3A and with a copper plate, which ought to make for a reliable cooler. The cooler compatibility is pretty broad and customary, supporting AMD AM4, with the Intel compatibility spanning from LGA 1150 all the way in which to 1200. It’s going to even assist the new Intel LGA 1700 socket, so there’s no want to fret in regards to the chance that the cooler will grow to be out of date any time quickly. Razer didn’t remark if the Hanbo Chroma AIO can be appropriate with what we anticipate can be AMD’s AM5 socket.
Razer PWM PC fan controller
Along with an AIO and followers, Razer have additionally introduced a PWM fan controller, out there now. The controller is ready to join and energy eight followers. Nonetheless, there are not any RGB connectors, so if you wish to have a hub on your RGB, you’ll want the Razer Chroma Addressable RGB controller.
To have management via hubs of your RGB followers, you’re going to want each hubs to have full management of them, and with the PWM controller costing $49.99 and a Chroma controller costing $39.99, it’s not going to be low cost to completely deck out your setup with the Razer ecosystem. Nonetheless, if they’re common three pin RGB (because the Chroma controller helps) you will get away with daisy chaining on to your motherboard if in case you have sufficient sockets for them. Even so, we’re undecided you’ll be capable of management it via Razer’s Synapse software program, so that you’d must depend on bios or different software program controls.
Razer Katana Chroma PSU
The final introduced part is the Razer Katana energy provide, which can be out there in ATX dimension from 750-1200W platinum or a 1600W model titanium 80+ effectivity. These will grow to be out there in Q1 of 2022 and so they presently haven’t any introduced value. There can be some variations between every mannequin, with the specs not stating what may be totally different between them.
They are often seen within the renders supplied. The 750W provides a cut up ATX motherboard connector, 4 8-pin connectors for both CPU or PCI-e energy, three six pin connectors for SATA and peripherals, and naturally an RGB management connector for the 140mm fan within the energy provide. They didn’t specify what producer they’ve used, as many energy provides are literally made by third-party firms. However, Razer have mentioned that it’s been developed to their requested specs, promising the highest quality, together with 105c Japanese capacitors. With this excessive effectivity, high quality and safety it should possible be a stable product however with no price hooked up to it but, we’ll have to attend and see the way it holds up towards different manufacturers.
So, what does this all imply for the business?
With Razer getting into the market, they’re trying to topple the present market leaders akin to Corsair. PC elements are an extremely profitable market, and it is smart for Razer to need some slice of the pie. It’ll additionally profit them to have essentially the most elements being their very own in your construct, with one large ecosystem, not not like what Corsair or NZXT presently provides.
With their glossy, RGB, and black designs, the merchandise match nicely into the elements they have already got, and from the promotional imagery that options all of their new elements into their recently-released Tomahawk case, it does go nicely collectively.
With all these bulletins and more than likely extra down the road, Razer is changing into the Apple of the PC market, with minimalist designs and excessive costs to match. With a whole ecosystem of their very own merchandise, Razer is gearing as much as be an enormous participant within the elements market, however it stays to be seen if any of it’s definitely worth the possible very excessive price ticket they’ll come hooked up with.