Cases/Cooling/PSUs

Today I want to discuss a minor change in our PSU testing procedures, and how they have evolved since our 2014 - How We Test PSUs pipeline post. To date, all of our testing was being done in accordance with Intel's Power Supply Design Guide for Desktop Form Factors and with the Generalized Test Protocol for Calculating the Energy Efficiency of Internal AC-DC and DC-DC Power Supplies. These two documents describe in detail how the equipment should be interconnected, how loading should be performed (as the power lines should not just be loaded randomly), and the basic methodology for the acquisition of each data set. However, not all of our testing can be covered and/or endorsed by these guidelines. Even though these documents are just a few...

The Andyson Platinum R 1200W PSU Review

Back in the mid 2000s, a PSU company called Hiper used Andyson as its OEM. It has been a long while, mainly because Hiper shut down, that we have...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/24/2015

The SilverStone Strider Gold S 1500W PSU Review

In this review we are having a look at the world's most compact, and SilverStone's most powerful, 1500W consumer power supply. Stuffing 1.5kW inside a 180mm chassis is quite...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/7/2015

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case Review

The Enthoo Pro is most popular tower case of Phanteks, which the company claims to be "beautifully crafted, amazingly flexible, budget friendly and with maximized cooling potential". One might...

45 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/30/2015

The Rosewill Photon 1050W Review

It has been nearly three years since our last review of a Rosewill PSU and the company is now back with an entirely new series, the Photon. With the...

40 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/24/2015

Fractal Design Node 804 Case Review

Another cubic Micro-ATX case has found its way into our labs. This time, the Node 804 from Fractal Design is hoping to combine thermal performance and versatility with a...

70 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/18/2015

Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 650W & 850W PSU Review

Today we're looking at the flagship PSU series from be quiet!, the Dark Power Pro 10. We received two of the models, the 650W and the 850W versions, but...

25 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/2/2015

Super Flower & 8Pack Release the World's First 2kW Consumer PSU

A new record was broken today, as Super Flower announced the release of the most powerful consumer PSU ever made, the Leadex Platinum 2000W. The PSU has been allegedly...

64 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/30/2015

BitFenix Neos Case Review

BitFenix is a company known for their cost-effective products and unique designs. Today we'll look at the Neos, a low-cost case designed primarily with aesthetics in mind. Is it...

54 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/21/2015

Antec CES Suite Tour

The story of Antec of the past few years has been rather curious. Five years back, it seemed like just about everyone was using Antec cases and power supplies&hellip...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2015

be quiet! CES Suite Tour

One of the companies I visited is a company that's perhaps a bit less well known in the US, be quiet! (I joked with the representatives that they should...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2015

Corsair HX750i Power Supply Review

Today we will look at the latest revision of Corsair's HX series, the HX750i PSU. Corsair came a long way since their first PSU, the HX520W, with the HX750i...

31 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/14/2015

New at CES 2015: CoolChip Technologies and Cooler Master Join Forces

Even though I follow the air cooling market, I perhaps do not follow it in extreme detail, but a couple of years back we saw a new form of...

14 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

Cooler Master at CES 2015: Reorganization with a Surprise

When I met with Cooler Master at Computex 2014, the company at the time was discussing the fact that they had lost their focus over the past few years...

8 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

As mainstream as it gets: Corsair announces the Carbine 100R case

Two years ago, Corsair released the Carbide 200R and the $59 case proved to be a remarkable budget-friendly solution. Back then we were wondering "how low can you go"...

13 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/6/2015

Corsair Debuts the Hydro H110i GT AIO Cooler and HG10 N780 Edition GPU Cooling Bracket

Corsair decided to up the stakes in the AIO liquid cooler market and is releasing the Hydro Series H110i GT cooler, an upgraded version of the H110 that we...

12 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/6/2015

SilverStone Raven RV05 Case Review

Today we are having a look at the Raven RV05, an atypical Midi-ATX case from SilverStone with a rotated motherboard tray and a unique visual appearance. It is the...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/24/2014

PSU Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

In this Holiday Buyer's Guide, we will be evaluating and recommending desktop PC power supply units. We should clarify that the selection of a PSU is based on parameters...

21 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/3/2014

Zalman's Future May Not Be That Bleak After All

It appears that Moneaul's multi-million dollar fraud will not be driving Zalman to bankruptcy after all. Word comes that the Korean courthouse handling the case has decided that Zalman...

17 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/24/2014

Cooler Master V1200 Platinum Power Supply Review

Cooler Master is one of the oldest and most reputable companies that offer advanced cooling and power solutions. If you are a PC techie, chances are you've owned at...

28 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/21/2014

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