Cases/Cooling/PSUs

In a bit of offbeat news this afternoon, SilverStone has announced a set of thermal pads for M.2 SSDs, the SST-TP01-M.2. These pads are designed to eliminate (or at least reduce) throttling of modern, high-performance drives under high loads. The pads are made of silicone and Silverstone claims they can reduce temperature of SSDs by over 10°C. M.2 SSDs have a number of advantages over drives in traditional 2.5” form-factor: they are smaller, they are faster (because they use the PCIe interface with the NVMe protocol), they are (sometimes) cheaper to make, and so on. However, one of the main drawbacks of higher-end M.2 SSDs is the high heat dissipation of their controllers (and memory chips) despite their small form factor, which can lead to...

The BitFenix Whisper M 450W & 850W PSU Review

BitFenix recently released a new PSU series, the Whisper M, which is aimed towards advanced users that want a product balanced between price and performance. The series consists of...

13 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/15/2017

Eurocom Launches a 780 W External PSU for Laptops

The world is getting mobile and many things that used to come in full-tower desktop chassis are now available in mobile form-factors. For example, high-performance notebooks from companies like...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/11/2017

The Silverstone ST30SF & ST45SF SFX Power Supply Review

In this review we are having a look at the SilverStone ST30SF and the ST45SF SFX PSUs. There are only a handful of good SFX PSU designs available and...

31 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/26/2017

3-Way Low Profile CPU Cooling Shoot-Out: Reeven, Phanteks, & Noctua

Today we're taking a look at horizontal CPU coolers from Reeven, Phanteks, and Noctua. Although horizontal CPU coolers are likely to always remain a niche market relative to their...

42 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/18/2017

DEEPCOOL Showcase the GamerStorm Quadstellar: One Big Metal Shuriken Chassis

While we haven’t talked much about Deepcool over the years, every show I always ended up scheduling a meeting with them and they always seem receptive to ideas regarding...

14 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2017

Corsair’s Bulldog 2.0 Gets Kaby Lake-Compatible Z270 Motherboard, New Cooler

Corsair introduced its new Bulldog 2.0 small form-factor HTPC console-like barebones kit at CES. The new Bulldog 2.0 received a new motherboard based on the Intel Z270 PCH with...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2017

Thermaltake Adds RGB Lighting to Toughpower Grand Gold PSUs

Thermaltake has introduced a new lineup of high-end PSUs featuring RGB lighting. The new Toughpower Grand RGB Gold power supplies are equipped with 256 colors 'Riing' RGB fan, featuring...

5 by Anton Shilov on 12/30/2016

Calyos NSG Cube: Passively Cooled SFF PC with Intel Core and GeForce GTX 1060

Calyos plans to display its first passively cooled small form-factor gaming PC at CES early next month. The NSG Cube promises to pack an Intel Core processor as well...

20 by Anton Shilov on 12/20/2016

SilverStone Launches SX800-LTI: SFX-L, 800 W, 80 Plus Titanium

SilverStone has quietly published specifications of its new SFX-L power supply with 800 W output on its website. The SX800-LTI is designed for small form-factor gaming PCs that use...

8 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2016

Scythe Announces Mugen 5 CPU Cooler: New Design, Fan and Mounting

Scythe this month has introduced its fifth-generation Mugen cooler for CPUs. The Mugen 5 has a slightly different design compared to previous models to improve its compatibility with tall...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2016

SilverStone Launches 33mm Nitrogon NT08-115XP CPU Cooler for Ultra-Thin PCs

SilverStone has introduced its new CPU cooler designed for ultra-thin PCs, such as thin mini-ITX as well as mini-STX systems. The cooling solution is as thin as an Intel...

17 by Anton Shilov on 12/9/2016

Gigabyte Expands Xtreme Gaming Lineup with XC700W and XC300W Chassis

GIGABYTE this month quietly introduced two PC chassis that belong to the flagship Xtreme Gaming family of products. Both computer cases can boast a distinctive design as well as...

2 by Anton Shilov on 12/9/2016

Enermax Enters SFX Game with Revolution SFX PSUs

As small form-factor gaming PCs gain traction, more companies enter the scene with small form factor power supplies. Enermax this week introduced its first power supplies in SFX form-factor...

6 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2016

Best PC Power Supplies: Holiday 2016

For today's holiday buyers' guide we are having a look at power supplies. Once again, I shall begin with discussing and clarifying a common misconception among users, that a...

63 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/30/2016

The Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 ATX Case Review

Be Quiet! is becoming a renowned manufacturer of low-noise PC products. Today we are having a look at the Silent Base 600, an ATX case primarily designed with low-noise...

25 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/17/2016

The Zalman ZM1200-EBT 1200W Power Supply Review

It has been many years since we last had a review of a PSU from Zalman, even though they currently are offering dozens of models. In this review we...

9 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/10/2016

Lian Li PC-Q37 Announced: Two-Stage Mini-ITX Chassis with Tempered Glass

On Tuesday Lian Li introduced its PC-Q37 mini-ITX chassis designed for performance and modding enthusiasts based around small-form factor systems. The miniature PC case can accommodate high-end hardware and...

20 by Anton Shilov on 11/2/2016

Enermax SteelWing Small Form Factor PC Chassis: Aluminum and Glass, $160

Enermax has started shipments of its new SteelWing chassis this week, designed specifically for small form-factor desktop PCs. The new PC case is made of aluminum and tempered glass...

26 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2016

The Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 360 DDC/XT Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Despite the convenience of all-in-one liquid cooling solutions, hardcore enthusiasts still prefer customizable “open loop” systems, even with their overall complexity and cost. In this review we are testing...

86 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/24/2016

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