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...
We tinkered with this gaming chassis to explore the features that it brings to a gamer's desktop.
Purav Sanghani on 10/16/2004
In our first ever HTPC case review, we take a look at Ahanix's D.Vine 4 HTPC case.
Purav Sanghani on 10/10/2004
SilverStone tries its hand at the BTX look with its ATX form factor, BTX-style Temjin 6.
Purav Sanghani on 9/25/2004
Thermaltake does a number on the standard look of their case, throwing in curves and a shiny new paint job.
Purav Sanghani on 9/10/2004
The Centurion 5 from Cooler Master looks great on the outside with the internal features that will appeal to any user.
Purav Sanghani on 9/1/2004
SilverStone Technology brings us a new chassis loaded with features and stamped with a new look, curves and all. Read on to see what makes this unique case so attractive.
Purav Sanghani on 8/25/2004
We have seen Enermax at its best with its line of power supplies for desktop and server applications, but that isn't all they have under their name. We open...
Purav Sanghani on 8/14/2004
Like many case manufacturers, Chenbro claims to have designed a themed gaming chassis packed with features that will wow its customers. Check out what we think of this spider-themed case.
Purav Sanghani on 8/10/2004
As we wait for Thermaltake's upcoming fanless hardware, we spend some time with their Damier V6000A series aluminum chassis. Take a look at the changes that Thermaltake has made...
Purav Sanghani on 7/22/2004
One year after our first look at acrylic cases, we go back and look at how 4 clear case manufacturers have improved their products to compete with the rest.
Purav Sanghani on 7/6/2004
Computex 2004 brought with it many innovative products including new graphics technologies and upcoming processors. There have also been many advances in cases and cooling technologies, which were showcased...
Purav Sanghani on 6/26/2004
Super Flower slaps a Spiderman-like theme on this gaming chassis. Will a superhero look bring about superhero characteristics? Take a look at how the X-Mask performs against its foes...
Purav Sanghani on 5/20/2004
It's always exciting to see a case manufacturer do something different with their designs. Take a look at how Lian Li has changed the standard layout of the ATX...
Purav Sanghani on 4/29/2004
The MT-200 from Opus Technologies is a carbon copy of Thermaltake's VM3000 as far as its internal design goes. Take a look at our analysis of this titanium-shelled chassis...
Purav Sanghani on 4/23/2004
We have seen many cases that have been taken to the extremes of modding and the Guardian is no exception. Take a look at our review of this gaming...
Purav Sanghani on 4/5/2004
Each spring we see dozens of new products for case and cooling. We haven't had an update on power supplies or heatsink fans for a while, so here...
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/3/2004
We put the Ahanix Black Knight to the test. Take a look at how it performed in our benchmarks.
Purav Sanghani on 3/29/2004
Lian Li's PC-6070 improves on its PC-6xxx series with sound-dampening foam and many other features.
Purav Sanghani on 3/25/2004
SilverStone Technology, one of the newest competitors in the case market, introduces yet another mid-tower design in their line of desktop cases. We take this aluminum behemoth apart and...
Purav Sanghani on 3/16/2004
Thermaltake has done it again, improving on the original design of the Xaser III. The VM3000A is redesigned and packed with an onslaught of new features. Take a look...
Purav Sanghani on 3/11/2004