Cases/Cooling/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 designed for high-performance systems. The company is now the fifth major supplier of PSUs to offer gaming-grade SFX power supplies, such that enthusiasts now have five brands to choose from, up from two early this year. The Enermax Revolution SFX family currently includes two models rated for 550 W (ERV550SWT) and 650 W (ERV650SWT) power output. The new PSUs are compliant with the SFX12V V3.3 and ATX12V V2.4 specifications as well as carry the 80 Plus Gold certification badge. The power supplies come in standard 100-mm depth chassis and feature 80-mm fans that do not...

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...

61 by E. Fylladitakis 2 days ago

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...

24 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...

7 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...

84 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/24/2016

The In Win 303 Case Review: Minimalist ATX with Tempered Glass for $93

Today we are having our first encounter with one of the oldest PC case designers, In Win. The company supplied us with the 303, one of their most anticipated...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/12/2016

The SilverStone SX700-LPT SFX 700W PSU Review

In the interest of minimizing space and noise, living room gaming PCs often require compact, high performance PSUs. Today we are taking a look at the SX700-LPT from SilverStone...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/30/2016

The Phononic HEX 2.0 TEC CPU Cooler Review

Today we are having our first contact with Phononic, a newcomer in the PC cooling market. Their first and currently only CPU cooler, the HEX 2.0, is a very...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/26/2016

NZXT Unveils Fully Customizable Aer RGB LED Fans

For system builders looking for a bit of extra flair, NZXT has announced a new family of computer fans with RGB LEDs, whose lighting can be customized using the...

32 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2016

Enermax D.F. Vegas: Self-Cleaning Fans with LEDs

Enermax has announced that they have expanded their lineup of fans with its DFR (dust free rotation) technology, which can clean themselves up from dust, with two new models...

5 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2016

The Corsair Carbide 600Q Case Review: Upside Down But Right On

The concept of reversed and rotated motherboard tray cases is not new. Such designs primarily received attention with the introduction of the BTX form factor, when manufacturers were trying...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/12/2016

SilverStone Introduces VT01 Mini-STX Chassis for $35

At Computex, SilverStone started to show off its early mini-STX prototype cases. This week it introduced its first commercial product, the VT01. The new PC case inherits classic design...

21 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2016

The BitFenix Pandora ATX Case Review

BitFenix owes a lot of their recent success as a company to the Pandora. It is a case that was loved for its design and price to performance ratio...

26 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/11/2016

Thermaltake Releases New SFX PSUs: 450W and 600W, rated at 80 PLUS Gold

Thermaltake has introduced its first SFX power supplies designed for gaming PCs. The new Toughpower SFX series of PSUs will have two models, both of which are 80 Plus...

17 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2016

The Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU AIO Liquid Cooler Review

Alphacool has been a known manufacturer of liquid cooling products for many years but had virtually no presence in the mainstream market until recently. In this review we are...

69 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/1/2016

The SilverStone ST60F-TI Strider Titanium 600W PSU Review

SilverStone joined the 80Plus Titanium PSU bandwagon with three new units recently, all with reasonable outputs and interesting specifications. In this review we are having a look at the...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/29/2016

Battle of The CPU Stock Coolers! 7x Intel vs 5x AMD, plus an EVO 212

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...

80 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/22/2016

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

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