EVGA removed the LEDs illuminating the company's logo to reduce height of the bracket. Since we last saw it, they've also decided to (likely) include a set of extra headers in case buyers have a card with a 6+8-pin or single 6-pin input. As a default, it looks like dual 8-pin power inputs will be available, but the headers are easily swapped with a few screws.
The Link will only push the power drawn/requested by the GPU, so even single header cards can connect to two PCI-e cables at the input end of the Power Link. Technically, you could almost certainly get away with one header, but we don't have a unit to test yet.
The internals consist of a PCB – which we weren't allowed to show, as the product is unfinalized – and a few capacitors to ensure efficiency doesn't degrade from the pass-through. The Power Link will likely cost around $30, but may end up bundled as an accessory with some EVGA cards. Its entire purpose is cable management and reducing cable visibility, so this is definitely a niche enthusiast product.
As for the DG-87, the finalized version of the case was at PAX West 2016. Pre-orders are already up for the four SKUs, spanning DG-84, -85, -86, and -87, and cost ranges from roughly $150 to $230. The largest case, the DG-87, seems to overcompensate with 8x 140mm fans in the front, top, and rear, but overcompensation is sort of what this case is good at – it is huge, after all. The unit has the same mirrored lower plate as we saw at CES, fitted with LED implants to indicate temperature of the internals, and is now outfitted with a K-boost button on the higher-end models. A fan controller, USB Type-C (somewhat unique), and the usual USB3.0 / 2.5mm headers are present on the same side panel. EVGA also provides an HDMI pass-through for VR headset users who'd like to reduce cable length lost going to the rear of the case.
The case also uniquely has a rear panel for cable management, and encloses all outgoing cables within a compartment that bundles them before exit.
It's filling the Corsair 900D market: Big, visually imposing, and using lots of bays and fans. We might look at this one more in the future, though we're busy with a few other projects first.
Video for visuals.
Editorial: Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke
Video: Keegan “HornetSting” Gallick