Cases/Cooling/PSUs

End users need to be aware of the performance of their current cooling solutions in order to reasonably assess the upgrade that will fit their needs. In this review we will showcase the thermal performance of some popular stock CPU coolers, including the controversial aftermarket Intel BXTS15A and the highly touted AMD Wraith, marketed as offering 125W of near-silent cooling and the equivalent of a $30 freebie. We also included one of the most popular mainstream coolers available, the Cooler Master EVO 212, as a baseline comparison against aftermarket solutions.

GIGABYTE Releases Xtreme Gaming XP1200M 80PLUS Platinum Power Supply

GIGABYTE has quietly released its new high-end power supply designed for expensive gaming PCs as well as workstations. The new PSU belongs to GIGABYTE’s Xtreme Gaming family of components...

8 by Anton Shilov on 7/7/2016

The Raidmax RX-700AT 700W 80Plus Titanium Power Supply Review

Raidmax, despite being that common a name in the west, is actually one of the oldest PC case and PSU manufacturers. Over recent years, they have focused on cost-effective...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/7/2016

ASUS at Computex 2016: The 10 Years of the Republic Of Gamers (ROG) Booth Tour

For anyone following our Live Blog coverage at Computex this year, ASUS had two large press events in quick succession in different parts of town. The first focused on...

41 by Ian Cutress on 6/22/2016

The NZXT Manta mITX Case Review

Many companies have brought their prowess to design cases for Mini-ITX motherboards, with the usual approach being the minimization of their external dimensions as designers are striving to fit...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/16/2016

NZXT H440 "EnVyUs" Edition Chassis Announced: H440 Gets an e-Sports Edition

Originally released in 2014, NZXT's H440 chassis has quickly become a popular product for the company. Due to this popularity NZXT has released a few different designs over the...

26 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2016

The Fractal Design Node 202 Case Review: Mini-ITX Gaming For the Living Room

PCs may be versatile and powerful multimedia and gaming machines, yet their insertion into elegant living rooms can be problematic, as large systems and tower cases are a major...

61 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/6/2016

Raijintek Shows Off Pumpless Liquid Cooling System

In the recent year’s all-in-one liquid cooling solutions gained significant popularity thanks to efficiency and quieter operation. However, even with those improvements, a closed loop cooler still needs a...

65 by Anton Shilov on 6/3/2016

FSP Enters the Market of High-Wattage SFX PSUs with Dagger

FSP has introduced its first power supplies in SFX form-factor designed for high-performance gaming PCs. The new Dagger family of PSUs will contain 500 W and 600 W models...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2016

Corsair's Bulldog PC Barebone for the Living Room is now Available: $299/$399

Many PC and chassis makers these days are trying to address console gamers with computers that are as small as game consoles and fit into the living room design-wise...

13 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2016

Be Quiet! Introduces New Flagship Dark Base 900 Chassis

Be Quiet! has introduced its new flagship PC chassis, which combines the company’s expertise in building quiet PC components with extensive modularity and customization features. The be quiet! Dark...

24 by Anton Shilov on 5/26/2016

Cryorig Unveils Mac Pro-Like PC Case for Gaming PCs, Ultra-Slim Desktop Chassis

Cryorig has announced its new cylindrical PC chassis, which enables system makers and enthusiasts to build Mac Pro-styled gaming computers. The new case can house one graphics card and...

16 by Anton Shilov on 5/26/2016

The Zalman Z9 Neo Case Review

Large and expensive computer cases are not for everyone. Actually, their market share is very limited, as many users seek the most cost-effective and practical hardware. Today we are...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/20/2016

The Corsair Carbide 400Q Case Review

Today we are having a look at one of Corsair’s latest cases, the Carbide 400Q. The 400Q is a subtle ATX case that is designed with silence in mind...

63 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/29/2016

The Riotoro Prism CR1280 Case Review

In this review we are having our first encounter with Riotoro, a new manufacturer of PC cases and peripherals. The Prism CR1280 that we are putting to the test...

21 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/26/2016

Corsair Extends Warranty of Advanced PSUs to 10 Years

Unlike CPUs, video cards, motherboards and memory, power supplies do not get outdated after two or three years, which is why high-end PSUs usually survive multiple configurations. However, only...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2016

The SilverStone Strider Platinum 550W PSU Review

Today we are having a look at the “world’s smallest” 80Plus Platinum certified 550W ATX PSU, the SilverStone Strider Platinum. The company boasts that this fully modular, compact PSU...

27 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/8/2016

The FSP Hydro G 750W Power Supply Review

Today we are taking a look at the other premium PSU series from FSP, the Hydro G family. Unlike the Aurum PT that we reviewed some time ago, the...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/3/2016

AMD Launches the A10-7890K and Athlon X4 880K

In what seems to be a common theme every month, AMD’s recent APU release schedule has been to introduce one or two models each news cycle. For the most...

63 by Ian Cutress on 3/1/2016

AMD Launches new Coolers and 65W Kaveri APUs: the A10-7860K and A6-7470K

Over the past two years we’ve reviewed almost every AMD Kaveri desktop processor to have been released – the A10-7850K, the A8-7600, the A10-7800, the A8-7650K, the A4-7400K, the...

18 by Ian Cutress on 2/2/2016

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