Cases/Cooling/PSUs

Today we are having our first contact with Phononic, a newcomer in the PC cooling market. Their first and currently only CPU cooler, the HEX 2.0, is a very surprising and unique product. It looks like a relatively small tower cooler, yet it has an integrated electronically controlled TEC (thermoelectric) heat pump that is controllable via software.

Cryorig Unveils Mac Pro-Like PC Case for Gaming PCs, Ultra-Slim Desktop Chassis

Cryorig has announced its new cylindrical PC chassis, which enables system makers and enthusiasts to build Mac Pro-styled gaming computers. The new case can house one graphics card and...

16 by Anton Shilov on 5/26/2016

The Zalman Z9 Neo Case Review

Large and expensive computer cases are not for everyone. Actually, their market share is very limited, as many users seek the most cost-effective and practical hardware. Today we are...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/20/2016

The Corsair Carbide 400Q Case Review

Today we are having a look at one of Corsair’s latest cases, the Carbide 400Q. The 400Q is a subtle ATX case that is designed with silence in mind...

64 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/29/2016

The Riotoro Prism CR1280 Case Review

In this review we are having our first encounter with Riotoro, a new manufacturer of PC cases and peripherals. The Prism CR1280 that we are putting to the test...

21 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/26/2016

Corsair Extends Warranty of Advanced PSUs to 10 Years

Unlike CPUs, video cards, motherboards and memory, power supplies do not get outdated after two or three years, which is why high-end PSUs usually survive multiple configurations. However, only...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2016

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...

47 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

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