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...
Join us as we review the little brother in Antec's Signature series and see how it compares to its older sibling and other power supplies.
Christoph Katzer on 10/1/2008
How big does your power supply really need to be for your new computer? We examine the real power requirements of modern components to provide answers; what we discover...
Christoph Katzer on 9/22/2008
Cooler Master officially launches its latest PSU series, but only in Europe for now. That's unfortunate as they have a lot going for them.
Christoph Katzer on 9/8/2008
Many users are more than happy using your standard computer cases - after all, it's easy to find everything from small SFF and mATX cases up through full-tower sizes...
Derek Wilson on 8/27/2008
Silverstone aims for silence with the ST45NF, and removing the fan will certainly achieve that goal. Can they also manage to provide clean and stable power? Find out as...
Christoph Katzer on 8/25/2008
One of the largest PSU ODMs in the business sent us their latest offering. You may not be familiar with FSP Group; the question is, are you missing out?
Christoph Katzer on 8/5/2008
Cooler Master looks to set new standards in power supply quality with their Ultimate Circuit Protection (UCP) power supplies, boasting 80Plus Silver certification and a 5-year warranty.
Christoph Katzer on 7/29/2008
There's a big difference between a power supply that runs your system "okay" and a high-quality unit that provides higher efficiency, lower noise, and more stable output. We have...
Christoph Katzer on 7/21/2008
Kingwin's low-end Revolution cooler takes a spin in our test bed, as we compare its performance with coolers that can cost three times as much. Unfortunately, sometimes you get...
Matt Campbell on 7/16/2008
Silverstone sent us their highest output PSU for testing. Capable of delivering up to 1200W, this is a unit for extreme users and systems.
Christoph Katzer on 7/7/2008
Zalman targets high performance users with large cases that are looking for less noise with their latest PSUs. How you plan to make a quiet system and still require...
Christoph Katzer on 6/27/2008
Sometimes, you need quality - price be damned - and it seems Lian Li's V2110 may be able to satisfy our desires. "Once you go black...."
Rajinder Gill on 6/10/2008
We take the PCP&C 500W Silencer for a test drive; the ride is nice, but engine noise may be a bit of a problem...
Christoph Katzer on 6/9/2008
Antec just launched their new Signature series of power supplies, designed to provide a top-quality experience. Does it succeed or does this signature besmirch their name?
Christoph Katzer on 5/7/2008
It took longer than expected, but Corsair now joins the crowd of companies offering kilowatt power supplies. We put their latest offering through our tests to see if it...
Christoph Katzer on 4/29/2008