Most PCs don't require a massive power supply capable of 750W or more sustained output, and even the 500-550W models can be overkill for many users. Today we'll be looking at he Silverstone Nightjar 520W power supply, a PSU with a moderate power output but a very distinct feature: it's completely fanless. Fanless PSUs aren't a new idea, but advances in technology have taken them from expensive and rather esoteric devices to modern designs that are more reasonable. The Silverstone Nightjar 520W retails for $139.99 including shipping (after rebate), a steep price for a 520W unit even if it is 80Plus Platinum certified, but that's due in large part to its fanless nature. Does it perform well enough to justify such a price? We'll...
The Silverstone "Grandia Series" GD04 comes as a well regarded, oft recommended media center case. It has an attractive, understated look and the choice of silver and black lets...
Dustin Sklavos on 12/25/2010
Christmas time is coming and perhaps you want to give your significant other a new PSU. "Hey honey, check out this awesome new power supply I got you so...
Martin Kaffei on 12/9/2010
With sales of around 150,000 PSUs each month, Corsair is one of the largest vendors for retail power supplies. They have a lot of experience even if they don't...
Martin Kaffei on 11/30/2010
Over the past couple of years, Corsair has been branching out from just producing system memory. They've moved into Solid State Disks, power supplies, enclosures, and even brought their...
Dustin Sklavos on 11/26/2010
"You get what you pay for!" Is this maxim realy true? On the one hand there are more than enough expensive PSUs with high ripple and noise results with...
Martin Kaffei on 10/28/2010
Seasonic has a well-deserved reputation for building quality power supplies, with semi-passive cooling models delivering near-silent operation. Now they're launching their first fanless series, the "X-series Fanless", for users...
Martin Kaffei on 10/20/2010
Antec sent us their entry-level model EarthWatts Green PSU rated at 380W. Billed as an eco-friendly alternative to the usual budget PSUs, Antec boasts about the reduced energy costs...
Martin Kaffei on 10/2/2010
The Silent Pro series is one of the best-known series power supplies from Cooler Master, previously covering range from 500 to 700 watts. The range has now extended to...
Martin Kaffei on 9/5/2010
Water cooling is typically seen for an enthusiast, requiring pumps, reservoirs, tubing, know-how, and a cautious mind not to spill water all over your precious components. The benefits...
Ian Cutress on 8/4/2010
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Jarred Walton on 7/7/2010
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Martin Kaffei on 4/13/2010
I'm trying my hands at a new feature here on AnandTech called This Just In.The idea is simple: when something that's not under NDA shows up at my doorstep...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/25/2010
Loyd builds a small form factor, high performance, low power gaming system. Is it worth the effort and the cost?
Loyd Case on 1/27/2010
Enermax has launched two new PSU series, both with 80 Plus Gold certification. High efficiency and silence combine to create some of the best PSUs we've ever tested.
Christoph Katzer on 1/19/2010
In his first article on AnandTech, Loyd Case takes us through building his first Windows Home Server out of components he had laying around the Case House.
Loyd Case on 12/2/2009
We all know most users don't actually need the latest 1000W+ power supplies, and so we put together a roundup of twelve "sensible" PSUs. If you need a new...
Christoph Katzer on 2/20/2009