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...

400-450W PSU Roundup

We test four moderate power supplies ranging from 400W to 450W. What separates budget 400W units from higher quality midrange units? Read on to find out.

36 by Christoph Katzer on 11/6/2007

NVIDIA Introduces ESA - Enthusiast System Architecture

NVIDIA launches a new open standard for monitoring and controlling computer components.

28 by Wesley Fink on 11/5/2007

Cooler Master Hyper 212: Looking for a Winner

Cooler Master has not topped recent cooler tests. Will the mid-priced Hyper 212 turn the tide?

21 by Wesley Fink on 10/31/2007

Ultra High-End PSU Roundup

We test three power supplies ranging from 1200 to 1300 Watts. For those who need as much power as a small business, which if any of these units comes...

27 by Christoph Katzer on 10/22/2007

AMD's DTX Form Factor: Smaller PCs for Everyone?

Earlier this year AMD announced its DTX form factor, and we got a chance to play around with AMD's first DTX reference platform.

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2007

New Mid-Priced Coolers from OCZ and Scythe: The Small and the X of It

The Scythe Kama Cross and OCZ Vendetta introduce new approaches to $30-$40 CPU cooling. Do they succeed in providing good cooling value at a midrange price?

22 by Wesley Fink on 10/1/2007

Swiftech H2O-120 Compact and Corsair Nautilus 500: Is Water Better?

Swiftech has introduced a simpler and more reasonable two-piece water cooling system based on their Apogee water block. We compare it to the external Corsair Nautilus 500 and the...

58 by Wesley Fink on 9/17/2007

Seasonic S12II: 330W to 500W of Silence

As Confucius once put it, "Silence is the true friend that never betrays." We've heard the calls for a review of Seasonic's power supplies, and it's time to see...

21 by Christoph Katzer on 9/14/2007

Enermax Infiniti 650W

Enermax first launched their Infiniti line a year ago. We take a look at this pricey offering to see how it measures up to the competition.

24 by Christoph Katzer on 9/11/2007

Zippy Serene (GP2-5600V)

Zippy has sent us a second PSU for review, claiming 86% efficiency. Can it live up to these claims, and if so, can you actually find it for sale anywhere?

16 by Christoph Katzer on 9/3/2007

Silver Power Blue Lightning 600W

A seemingly new name in the European market sent us their 600W model for testing. The results might even be shocking.

33 by Christoph Katzer on 8/27/2007

Thermalright Ultima-90: Small Wonder?

Thermalright introduces a smaller version of the 6-heatpipe and top performing Ultra-120 eXtreme. Is the smaller package too compromised? How does it compete with the best tested at AnandTech?

37 by Wesley Fink on 8/20/2007

ZEROtherm BTF90: Sting like a Butterfly?

ZEROtherm creates a delicate butterfly-shaped cooler with claims of super silence and killer performance. Does the BTF90 deliver as promised?

19 by Wesley Fink on 8/13/2007

Silverstone Decathlon DA650: A modular alternative

Silverstone's Decathlon series differs from their Olympia line in that it features modular cables. In nearly all other respects, the designs are the same, but let's see how this...

7 by Christoph Katzer on 8/8/2007

Zippy Gaming G1 (GSM-6600P): Hybrid or Fence-Sitter?

Zippy has created a hybrid power supply that straddles the line between server and gaming requirements; can it actually satisfy either market, or does it end up making too...

16 by Christoph Katzer on 8/3/2007

The Enermax Liberty - Getting long in the tooth, but still worth a look

The Enermax Liberty line has been around for a while, but we wanted to test an older PSU to show how it stacks up against newer units. Those looking...

26 by Christoph Katzer on 7/30/2007

Gigabyte's New Odin GT 800W Power Supply

The Odin is the first power supply that can be controlled and monitored by software. It actually works, so might this be your next power supply?

23 by Christoph Katzer on 7/24/2007

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad CF-Edition

Our latest power supply review takes a look at the PCP&C Silencer, which is designed for the high-end enthusiast market.

31 by Christoph Katzer on 7/18/2007

The Single 12V Rail SilverStone Olympia OP650

As the first power supply in our new lab we will be looking at the Olympia OP650 from Silverstone. It comes with a single 12V rail and is fully...

46 by Christoph Katzer on 7/13/2007

AnandTech Power Supply Test Methodology

AnandTech has heard the requests and we are ready to begin publishing power supply reviews. Before starting, we wanted to take a moment to explain our testing procedures and...

49 by Christoph Katzer on 7/12/2007

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