Cases/Cooling/PSUs

BitFenix owes a lot of their recent success as a company to the Pandora. It is a case that was loved for its design and price to performance ratio. However, the Pandora was compact and could only take up to Micro ATX motherboards, with limited expandability and cooling options. In this review we are having a look at a newer version of the Pandora, the Pandora ATX, which shares the aesthetic design of the original Pandora but is both much larger and comes with extensive support for liquid cooling systems.

The SilverStone Strider Platinum 550W PSU Review

Today we are having a look at the “world’s smallest” 80Plus Platinum certified 550W ATX PSU, the SilverStone Strider Platinum. The company boasts that this fully modular, compact PSU...

27 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/8/2016

The FSP Hydro G 750W Power Supply Review

Today we are taking a look at the other premium PSU series from FSP, the Hydro G family. Unlike the Aurum PT that we reviewed some time ago, the...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/3/2016

AMD Launches the A10-7890K and Athlon X4 880K

In what seems to be a common theme every month, AMD’s recent APU release schedule has been to introduce one or two models each news cycle. For the most...

63 by Ian Cutress on 3/1/2016

AMD Launches new Coolers and 65W Kaveri APUs: the A10-7860K and A6-7470K

Over the past two years we’ve reviewed almost every AMD Kaveri desktop processor to have been released – the A10-7850K, the A8-7600, the A10-7800, the A8-7650K, the A4-7400K, the...

18 by Ian Cutress on 2/2/2016

CES 2016: Cooler Master’s MasterWatt Connected Digital PSU Almost Ready

As one gets older, or designs PCs for certain users in mind, how much power is being consumed is a key metric. The easiest piece of equipment to use...

4 by Ian Cutress on 1/15/2016

CES 2016: Deepcool’s Genome is a Water Cooling Equipped Case with a Helix Reservoir

We’ve dealt with closed loop liquid coolers for computer processors for the best part of five years now, and there are users different sides of the fence regarding their...

11 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2016

The Rosewill Quark Series Power Supply Review (750W, 850W, 1000W, 1200W)

Today we are having a look at the Quark PSU series from Rosewill. Rosewill is a North American manufacturer, most commonly known as being Newegg's in-house brand. Rosewill is...

34 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/13/2016

CES 2016: Deepcool’s Gamer Storm brand Exhibits Water Cooling for a Power Supply

Typically the water cooling scene in PC building focuses on two main areas – the processor and the graphics card, with memory or the motherboard being a distant third...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2016

CES 2016: be quiet! Doubles Revenue in 2015

One of my first meetings of the week here at CES 2016 is with be quiet!, a German based company that focuses on silent cooling, power supplies, and now...

5 by Ian Cutress on 1/5/2016

The EKWB EK-XLC Predator 240 Liquid Cooler Review

Today we are having a look at the EK-XLC Predator 240, the first AIO liquid cooling solution from EKWB. EKWB is a company that specializes in and is known...

35 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/15/2015

The Corsair SP (Static Pressure), AF (High Airflow) 120/140mm Fan Review

Both the selection and the testing of a fan can be a rather complicated matter. Even if someone knows the exact performance curve of a fan and can make...

92 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/25/2015

Best PC Power Supplies: Holiday 2015

For today's holiday buyer's guide we're taking a look at power supplies. I want to kick off this year's guide by once again discussing and clarifying a common misconception...

41 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/20/2015

The Corsair H80i GT and H100i GTX AIO Coolers Review

Today we are having a look at the upgraded 120 mm AIO liquid coolers from Corsair, the single slot H80i GT and the dual slot H100i GTX. Both come...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/16/2015

The Cougar QBX Mini ITX Case Review

Cougar originates from Germany and originally specialized in advanced computer peripherals. During the past few months we have looked at several of their high end peripherals and mice. The...

41 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/13/2015

The Andyson N500 Titanium PSU Review: High Efficiency For The Common PC

80Plus Titanium certified PSUs are very rare and most are high output units that are not meant for normal PCs. Andyson is making a surprise move with the release...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/8/2015

The Corsair RM1000x and RM1000i 1000W Power Supply Review

Just over a year and a half ago we had our first encounter with Corsair's RM PSU series. The company upgraded their highly successful quiet PSU series and split...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/30/2015

HDPLEX Unveils 2nd Generation H5 Passive PC Chassis

The advent of CPUs with low TDPs (but having enough power to handle HTPC duties) has resulted in passive HTPCs becoming more and more popular. There are a number...

16 by Ganesh T S on 9/15/2015

The Streacom F12C Aluminum Desktop Case Review

Very few companies design high performance desktop cases and, to the dismay of HTPC enthusiasts, such releases are infrequent. Due to the limited volume, the design of a mechanically...

45 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/14/2015

The Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Review

Modular computer cases are not a new concept but attempts to produce actual retail products are very rare. Cooler Master is making a very bold move towards that direction...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/27/2015

The SilverStone SX600-G SFX PSU Review

With the recent strong penetration of computers into the living room and other applications that often require small form factor cases, the demand for quality SFX PSUs is slowly...

20 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/21/2015

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