Cases/Cooling/PSUs

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 A10-7700K, the A10-7870K and the A8-7670K. If there’s one thing that is clear, it is that AMD’s strategy in this space is to have a trickle effect - start with a few models and slowly fill out the product line. Some of those later models are part of the ‘Kaveri Refresh’ line, or ‘Godavari’, which are meant to be better binned and more robust parts. As part of this line, AMD is releasing two more APUs and another CPU into the mix. We’ll address the CPU in a separate piece because it implements something a...

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 33 - Computex 2015

AnandTech Podcast #33 - Along with CES in Vegas in January, one of the two biggest PC hardware shows in the world is held every year is Computex in...

9 by Ian Cutress on 7/8/2015

Top Tier CPU Air Coolers Q3 2015: 9-Way Roundup Review

If there is a season for advanced cooling solutions, that season is summer. As temperatures are rising, enthusiasts are easily enticed by high-end cooling solutions, making it easier for...

134 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/6/2015

EVGA expands the SuperNOVA G2 PSU series

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...

17 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/13/2015

Phanteks Computex 2015 Booth Tour

Phanteks had its new Enthoo EVOLV series cases in both mini-ITX and full ATX form factors on display in its suite at Computex. The mini-ITX version is made out...

3 by Kristian Vättö on 6/11/2015

Lian Li Computex 2015 Booth Tour

Lian Li had close to a dozen new or prototype-level cases on display at Computex. I've added most in the gallery at the end of this post, but I'll...

15 by Kristian Vättö on 6/11/2015

be quiet! Showcases New Silent Base 600 Case & SilentWings 3 Fans

be quiet! had two new products to show in its suite at Computex. The first one is Silent Base 600, which is a smaller and more affordable version of...

3 by Kristian Vättö on 6/10/2015

The Corsair CS450M PSU Review

Top tier PSUs certainly are technologically interesting, yet the mainstream products undoubtedly cover the vast bulk of the market. Today we are having a look at the Corsair CS450M...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/10/2015

BitFenix Shows Massive Atlas Case & LED Light Stripes

BitFenix had one new case on the show floor called the Atlas. It's a massive "dual-chamber" design that aims to build a very clean look since the PSU, hard...

9 by Kristian Vättö on 6/10/2015

Cougar Computex 2015 Booth Tour: $60 Hybrid Mechanical Keyboard

Every time I go to a trade show I come back with at least one or two highlights that really impressed me. At this year's Computex one of my...

20 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2015

Thermaltake Computex 2015 Booth Tour

Winner of Thermaltake's modding contest As E., our case, cooling and peripheral editor, wasn't at Computex this year, I had the opportunity of meeting with most of the companies to...

20 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2015

The SilverStone Fortress FT05 Case Review

In this review, we are having a look at the SilverStone Fortress FT05. It is an atypical Midi-ATX case, mixing the rotated motherboard tray design of the Raven series...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/5/2015

Antec Reveals the Signature S10 Premium Tower Case

That Antec designed a new case may not really sound like news. After all, cases are the primary focus of the company, which offers dozens of models. However, this...

33 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/1/2015

Corsair unleashes the Bulldog DIY 4K Gaming PC

Corsair certainly is a company that is not afraid of diversification and has proved that multiple times in the past. They started as a memory products manufacturer, diversified into...

33 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/1/2015

Update to PSU Testing 2015: A Minor Change

Today I want to discuss a minor change in our PSU testing procedures, and how they have evolved since our 2014 - How We Test PSUs pipeline post. To date...

18 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/4/2015

The Andyson Platinum R 1200W PSU Review

Back in the mid 2000s, a PSU company called Hiper used Andyson as its OEM. It has been a long while, mainly because Hiper shut down, that we have...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/24/2015

The SilverStone Strider Gold S 1500W PSU Review

In this review we are having a look at the world's most compact, and SilverStone's most powerful, 1500W consumer power supply. Stuffing 1.5kW inside a 180mm chassis is quite...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/7/2015

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case Review

The Enthoo Pro is most popular tower case of Phanteks, which the company claims to be "beautifully crafted, amazingly flexible, budget friendly and with maximized cooling potential". One might...

49 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/30/2015

The Rosewill Photon 1050W Review

It has been nearly three years since our last review of a Rosewill PSU and the company is now back with an entirely new series, the Photon. With the...

42 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/24/2015

Fractal Design Node 804 Case Review

Another cubic Micro-ATX case has found its way into our labs. This time, the Node 804 from Fractal Design is hoping to combine thermal performance and versatility with a...

70 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/18/2015

Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 650W & 850W PSU Review

Today we're looking at the flagship PSU series from be quiet!, the Dark Power Pro 10. We received two of the models, the 650W and the 850W versions, but...

25 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/2/2015

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