Cases/Cooling/PSUs

As users are becoming more and more aware of how PSUs operate and what the real energy requirements of their systems are, sales of high wattage units decrease in relevance to middle range units. Many manufacturers realize that and they began marketing high performance products of reasonable power output and pricing instead of focusing their efforts on high output units. In that light, EVGA expanded their very popular G2 PSU series downwards, adding 550W and 650W models to it. EVGA's G2 series is synonymous with the excellent balance between cost, quality and performance. We have seen their capabilities in our review of the 850W version. After all, there is good reason why the Super Flower Leadex platform is so popular. The new 550W and 650W...

SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: Fat Case in a Little Coat

While vendors have been all too happy to send us larger enclosures (and we've been all too happy to receive them), our coverage of Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX cases has...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/4/2011

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W & 910W

PC Power & Cooling, today a part of the OCZ Technology Group, sent us two PSUs from their Silencer series. The 760W as well as the 910W version bet...

19 by Martin Kaffei on 8/2/2011

Corsair Obsidian 650D: Transmuting Graphite to Obsidian

Corsair pretty much stormed out of the gate when they entered the enclosure market, starting at the top with the Obsidian 800D and gradually working their way down, and...

36 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/29/2011

Thermaltake Level 10 GT: Monument to Excess

This promised to be a good month for big stonking enthusiast-class cases, and we're delivering on the second half of our one-two punch with Thermaltake's monstrous Level 10 GT...

46 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/26/2011

Visiting FSP + Aurum CM 750W Preview

3rd June, Taipei. Many editors travelled to Taiwan to see new products at Computex. A stressful week comes to an end. This is a perfect time for sightseeing --...

15 by Martin Kaffei on 7/21/2011

SilverStone Raven RV03: Streamlined Bird of Prey

At this point, SilverStone's signature in the enclosure world is the 90-degree rotation of the motherboard. This unique engineering decision makes cases like the FT03 possible, but for a...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/20/2011

Cooler Master's Storm Enforcer: The Not-So-Quiet Storm

It's a treat to get one of Cooler Master's enclosures in for review: they've been at it for a long time, and they have cases that cover virtually every...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/5/2011

BitFenix Shinobi: The Budget Ninja

Compared to some of the vendors we've reviewed cases from thus far, BitFenix seems like a young pup. Antec and In-Win have been around for a long time, and...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/22/2011

Antec Sonata IV vs. Progress: Round Four

Reviewing the Antec Sonata IV presented an interesting opportunity for me: while the other cases we've reviewed thus far have been experiences with new hardware, the Sonata IV is...

24 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/10/2011

In Win Commander II 1200W

With Computex having recently wrapped up, we've got quite a few new power supplies on hand for testing. First up is the Commander II 1200W from In Win. This...

18 by Martin Kaffei on 6/10/2011

be quiet! with new 80 Plus Gold and Platinum PSUs

be quiet! with new 80Plus Gold and Platinum PSUs be quiet!, a German brand from Listan, showed some interesting new products at Computex. Late this year, be quiet! [Ed: silliest...

18 by Martin Kaffei on 6/8/2011

Moneual Sonamu G100: Back to the Future

One of the joys of doing case reviews is getting to see more exotic designs from smaller vendors looking to make their mark. Some of them are like ASRock...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/7/2011

Computex 2011: The ‘suit’-case from Lian Li

I had a chance to quickly go through the Lian Li booth today, and scope out what new products are on the horizon for the well respected computer case...

22 by Ian Cutress on 6/1/2011

Computex 2011: Antec's Solo II for $119

Antec also showed us its Solo II case at the show. A pretty standard looking chassis the Solo II is designed to be a good balance of functionality and...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

Computex 2011: This is the Antec P280

Antec was eager to share with us its upcoming P280 chassis. The case we were shown is still a prototype but it's going to be Antec's flagship when it...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

Meet the New 5.25" Optical Drive Standard: Slimmer, Slot-loading

I was walking around the show floor today and caught a glimpse of Antec's Solo II chassis with a slightly different optical drive bay. It turns out that there's a...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

Antec HCG 520W: A Good PSU for Bargain Hunters

We interrupt the Computex 2011 coverage for a full review.... In early April, we tested one of Antec's larger HCG power supplies. Today we're looking at a smaller version with...

13 by Martin Kaffei on 5/31/2011

NZXT H2: Not Quite Quiet

When we saw the NZXT H2's prototype at CES, we were impressed. The case isn't just unusually austere for NZXT, it's genuinely attractive and feature rich. More than that...

19 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/26/2011

Corsair TX750 V2: New and Improved

Today we continue with the second part of our series of 750W power supplies. The Corsair TX V2 is the second 80 Plus Bronze certified PSU with non-modular cables...

33 by Martin Kaffei on 5/16/2011

IN-WIN BUC: Just How Much $100 Can Buy

When building a new machine, it's often easy to pass by certain manufacturers in favor of old standbys like Antec, Cooler Master, SilverStone, or Thermaltake. Whenever another company becomes...

58 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/9/2011

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now