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Introducing: Stormforce Gaming Watercooling Systems

Stormforce Gaming now offer fully customised Watercooling Systems in partnership with Corsair

Stormforce Gaming is now offering an easy introduction into the world of performance PC cooling. Our Watercooled system range is designed with performance, silence and aesthetics in mind.

Every Stormforce Gaming Watercooling system is assembled by expert technical staff. The systems contain the best watercooling hardware from Corsair as well as the most comprehensive hardware installations and cable management that we have ever produced in commercially available systems.

Modern day watercooling components make cooling your system more accessible than ever. These days a watercooled system is fairly simple to put together and identifying compatibility between components is a lot less of a headache than it was years ago. With that in mind, why should you choose to buy a custom cooled system from Stormforce vs building one yourself?

Watercooling is a real benefit to performance enthusiasts. Modern PC hardware has intelligent boost behaviour where CPUs and GPUs will both enhance their frequency as much as they can when under load.
This is sometimes limited on traditional heatsink and AIO cooling solutions as the chips can hit their maximum temperature thresholds and throttle down their speed to maintain a safe operating temperature.
With watercooling, this sort of situation happens a lot less. A typical watercooling system will usually provide ample headroom for modern hardware to boost for much longer whilst remaining cool and quiet.

A full watercooling system will consist of a lot of fans and elements that need controlling. With this comes a lot of cables to control fan speeds, lighting and temperatures. Each system we produce with custom water loops has extensive cable management to ensure that all of these extra cables are channelled in the most elegant way possible.

In the last few hardware generations, there was a diminishing benefit to offering watercooling systems for performance. The chips rarely got hot enough to hit temperature thresholds in any situation outside of the most extremely demanding applications. Watercooling became more popular for looks than the practical benefits.

With the latest generation of Intel and AMD high performance CPU models as well as the flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX and AMD Radeon graphics, there is a revived demand for more exotic cooling solutions once again. Each of the latest CPU and GPU releases can run hot and having a custom system will enhance performance as well as assure silent and efficient system operation.

 

Watercooling Basics

The pumps we use are all Corsair Hydro X Series which are able to maintain excellent flow rates around even the most complex cooling loops. These are very reliable units with a low failure rate and high performance. In all of our testing, this is one of the quietest performance pump solutions available.

The pump will move fluid around the loop to the blocks. We supply systems that cool the CPU or CPU and GPU but the principle remains the same. Once the fluid moves into a metal block mounted to a hot component, the heat from that component is transferred into the fluid and is pushed away from the block by the pump.

Afterwards the liquid reaches a radiator to help dissipate the heat from the coolant. More complicated cooling systems can feature multiple radiators.
We use the Corsair XR5 radiators. These copper and brass, premium radiators are high performance units that are able to handle the heat output of the most extreme gaming hardware. Attached to these radiators, we use Corsair SP Elite fans which are optimised for excellent airflow and provide high static pressure which is essential for a fan being used on a radiator. These fans offer vivid lighting and quiet performance but ensure that airflow passes through the radiators efficiently.

After the liquid passes through the radiator and has cooled down, it will reach the pump again to continue the loop around your system.
To round out our full offering of Corsair Hydro X products in our waterloops, every loop we create uses Hydro X Fittings and Tubing. Depending on the complexity of your loop and your personal preference, we can design a system using soft tubing which offers a lower cost point of entry into custom watercooling.

For gamers who want the ultimate in customised system design, Stormforce Gaming offers watercooled systems with the option of Hardline tubing to provide the ultimate showcase of watercooling hardware. Hardline tubing is bent to shape using specialist tools to assemble a watercooling loops with a unique aesthetic that provides a neat and tidy approach but with a real sense of customisation.

Corsair Hydro X

As a Corsair iCUE certified partner, Stormforce Gaming proudly offer all of our custom watercooling systems built with the full range of Hydro X watercooling hardware from Corsair. We have tested every brand of watercooling hardware and feel that the level of integration and reliability that Corsair products offer matches the ethos of what we think a flagship gaming system should be. Every test we have performed in house has pointed at the Corsair Hydro X range to be the best option for ultimate system control and cooling performance.

Every Hydro X product from Corsair has a uniform aesthetic and where possible is compatible with the excellent iCUE software to control temperature, lighting and other system parameters. Every Stormforce Gaming system featuring iCUE allows you to extensively customise your system lighting and cooling. Our exclusive use of Hydro X components allow us to take cooling performance to the maximum or even stop fans completely making them kick in when the water temperature increases.

Each Stormforce Gaming watercooling system will feature carefully selected hardware from the Corsair iCUE range to ensure optimum performance, a clean and tidy installation and most importantly, an eye catching aesthetic. If you choose a CPU cooling only soft tube loop with your custom configurator system, a pre built solution using hardline tubing or contact us to develop a fully customised bespoke build. The same incredible attention to detail will be applied.

Watercooling Warranty

All Stormforce Gaming systems from our most affordable entry level units all the way up to our top of the range iCUE Watercooling Systems include our comprehensive 3 year full coverage warranty package. Many system builders have a three year warranty but expect you to cover return shipping costs after a brief term. We take care of every aspect of caring for your system over the full term. Our Watercooling systems have easy maintenance in mind and where possible we are including drain ports to help customers keep their systems in peak condition.

We also offer lifetime technical advice on every watercooling system we assemble meaning that every customer has reassurances that their investment is protected.

Maintaining your Loop

The beauty of watercooling is that it is fairly hassle free after initial install. Our watercooling loops are designed with a focus on looks but we also put huge emphasis on making owning a watercooled system as easy as owning and maintaining an air cooled system.

Just like any computer, regular cleaning of fan ducts, radiators and surfaces with a compressed air blast is recommended. This will ensure airflow through your radiators remains optimal.

Your watercooling loop requires some very basic maintenance steps too. Our customer service team is able to guide you through this if you need a hand or have any questions.

After your system arrives, we will ship you a care package to help make maintaining your system as easy as possible.

every week – check your coolant level to ensure that you have enough in your reservoir. A check through your windowed side panel should allow you to see the coolant level in your reservoir. If the coolant level is lower than half way up the reservoir then it would be worthwhile topping up your system.

every three months – use an air duster to blow dust out of your radiators to ensure optimum airflow. Make sure you do this with the power to the system completely disconnected.

every 12-18 months – empty out your reservoir and drain as much fluid as you can from your system, flush the system out with plain distilled water [you will need roughly 5 litres] by filling it, running it and emptying it. repeat until the loop is clean. then refill with fresh fluid.

 

How To Order

Our complex systems showcasing hardline tubing and tier one hardware will be available to buy on a next day basis. Each of these systems will be a unique offering built in limited numbers. Keep an eye on our website for new listings. These systems will typically include CPU and GPU watercooling and will be available on our site as new watercooling hardware is released.

Some of our Prism configurators will have the option to switch out the high performance AIO liquid cooler for a more advanced custom loop. For these customised systems the CPU will be cooled with a custom watercooling loop designed for minimal maintenance and maximum performance. View our configurator range HERE

For bespoke watercooling requirements, we work closely with customers to provide an itemised quote. For customers with exact requirements, we will do our best to provide a quote for a customised system that meets all of your needs and can accommodate most requests that you might have. Contact our team HERE

 

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Stormforce Gaming x Cougar Gaming – Case Range Update

Cougar Gaming are the latest addition to the Stormforce Gaming Prebuilt System range.

The most important part of any Gaming PC is the case. For many people, the case IS the computer.

The way your gaming system performs can depend heavily on the case so we put a lot of time into choosing the right ones for our systems.

When we select components for our range at Stormforce, we look at a huge amount of factors on each product to make sure it will perform long term for our customers.
Every gamer has different priorities on what they want from a gaming PC but we all share one thing in common, reliability. If your system runs too hot or is unpredictable when you are in a game, it can ruin hours of hard work.

When selecting a case for our gaming PC range, we try to find models that are well built, hard wearing and good looking. Nobody wants their high performance gaming system in a boring case, so factoring in aesthetic features like addressable RGB lighting, tempered glass side panels, good cable management and fan control options is super important to give gamers the complete package.

Stormforce Gaming partnered with Cougar Gaming at the start of 2022 with the goal to produce a range of gaming systems with a small desktop footprint, exceptional cooling performance and a stylish design. We selected three cases from the Cougar range that really impressed us. In addition to this, each Cougar Gaming case we offer comes with enhanced custom Stormforce packaging solutions to ensure that your system is cushioned and well protected in transit. In the unlikely event that you need to use our industry leading warranty service, the enhanced packaging will help protect the system on its way back for repair. (We collect your system for the full three years of your warranty at our cost, most other system builders don’t do that)

Cougar Gaming MX410 Mesh-G RGB 
This compact ATX gaming case has a full mesh front panel to help maximise airflow through the system. With three front mounted 120mm ARGB fans, this case provides quiet operation with unimpeded airflow that helps to keep your whole system cool. In addition, the MX410 Mesh-G RGB can accommodate a huge variety of gaming system configurations including high power graphics cards. This case comes complete with a good mix of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 front panel connectors to provide you with huge levels of high speed connectivity.

 

Cougar Gaming MG140 Air RGB 
We wanted to introduce a compact microATX gaming case to our range that would appeal to a diverse group of gamers. The MG140 Air RGB features a clean front panel with hidden mesh venting that allows for good airflow but with a mature, stylish aesthetic that would look right at home in a contemporary office or in an RGB bonanza gaming setup. The MG140 has a tiny footprint which maximises internal capacity to accommodate a good variety of performance hardware.

 

 

Cougar Gaming MX430 Air RGB
Rounding out our new trio of gaming cases, the MX430 Air RGB builds on the foundation of the compact MG140 and raises the bar. Featuring similar design language, the MX430 continues the sleek aesthetic that looks at home on any desk. With full lighting control and great support for components, the MX430 allows us to build our systems with optimised cabling to enhance the airflow capabilities of the case.

 

A host of customisable lighting options to fit into any setup

The Cougar Gaming cases in our range were selected to provide a flexible case option within the Stormforce Gaming product catalogue. Each of these cases have fully customisable RGB lighting which can be adjusted to your tastes. If you want a rainbow of colours, a static colour or a subtle white lighting to match your desktop layout then each of our Cougar Gaming offerings can match up with the look you are going for. If RGB lighting isn’t your thing then the lights can be turned down or off if you prefer a more stealth look.

 

 

Cougar Gaming cases showcase epic Cable Management

With a chambered design, the power supply and cables within your system are separated from the main area of your case. By splitting the chambers within your case, airflow gets to the right places and cables can be discreetly routed in a neat and effective way.

At Stormforce Gaming, our expert technical staff have years of experience in assembling performance gaming and workstation systems. Each system we build is approached with the same care and attention regardless of its price tag. When you get your new Stormforce Gaming system delivered, it may not be immediately apparent that the cabling within your PC has been executed with such care. Removing the rear panel showcases the expertise of our assembly staff as well as the benefits that our Cougar Gaming cases offer. Each case gives us an opportunity to mange cables away from the main airflow path. This helps to optimise airflow reaching key components in your system such as your CPU cooler, graphics card and motherboard.

MX430 Air RGB Cable Management

Cougar Gaming MG140 Air RGB Cable Management

Cougar Gaming MX410 Mesh-G RGB Stormforce Cable Management

 

View the full Cougar Gaming case range at Stormforce Gaming – Click Here