Cases/Cooling/PSUs

In this review we are having a look at Riotoro’s first attempt to enter the PSU market - the Onyx 650W and Onyx 750W PSUs. The Onyx are subtle, semi-modular PSUs with an 80Plus Bronze efficiency certification, developed to deliver good overall performance and reliability at competitive prices.

The Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 360 DDC/XT Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Despite the convenience of all-in-one liquid cooling solutions, hardcore enthusiasts still prefer customizable “open loop” systems, even with their overall complexity and cost. In this review we are testing...

86 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/24/2016

The In Win 303 Case Review: Minimalist ATX with Tempered Glass for $93

Today we are having our first encounter with one of the oldest PC case designers, In Win. The company supplied us with the 303, one of their most anticipated...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/12/2016

The SilverStone SX700-LPT SFX 700W PSU Review

In the interest of minimizing space and noise, living room gaming PCs often require compact, high performance PSUs. Today we are taking a look at the SX700-LPT from SilverStone...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/30/2016

The Phononic HEX 2.0 TEC CPU Cooler Review

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...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/26/2016

NZXT Unveils Fully Customizable Aer RGB LED Fans

For system builders looking for a bit of extra flair, NZXT has announced a new family of computer fans with RGB LEDs, whose lighting can be customized using the...

32 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2016

Enermax D.F. Vegas: Self-Cleaning Fans with LEDs

Enermax has announced that they have expanded their lineup of fans with its DFR (dust free rotation) technology, which can clean themselves up from dust, with two new models...

6 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2016

The Corsair Carbide 600Q Case Review: Upside Down But Right On

The concept of reversed and rotated motherboard tray cases is not new. Such designs primarily received attention with the introduction of the BTX form factor, when manufacturers were trying...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/12/2016

SilverStone Introduces VT01 Mini-STX Chassis for $35

At Computex, SilverStone started to show off its early mini-STX prototype cases. This week it introduced its first commercial product, the VT01. The new PC case inherits classic design...

21 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2016

The BitFenix Pandora ATX Case Review

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...

26 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/11/2016

Thermaltake Releases New SFX PSUs: 450W and 600W, rated at 80 PLUS Gold

Thermaltake has introduced its first SFX power supplies designed for gaming PCs. The new Toughpower SFX series of PSUs will have two models, both of which are 80 Plus...

17 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2016

The Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU AIO Liquid Cooler Review

Alphacool has been a known manufacturer of liquid cooling products for many years but had virtually no presence in the mainstream market until recently. In this review we are...

69 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/1/2016

The SilverStone ST60F-TI Strider Titanium 600W PSU Review

SilverStone joined the 80Plus Titanium PSU bandwagon with three new units recently, all with reasonable outputs and interesting specifications. In this review we are having a look at the...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/29/2016

Battle of The CPU Stock Coolers! 7x Intel vs 5x AMD, plus an EVO 212

End users need to be aware of the performance of their current cooling solutions in order to reasonably assess the upgrade that will fit their needs. In this review...

80 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/22/2016

GIGABYTE Releases Xtreme Gaming XP1200M 80PLUS Platinum Power Supply

GIGABYTE has quietly released its new high-end power supply designed for expensive gaming PCs as well as workstations. The new PSU belongs to GIGABYTE’s Xtreme Gaming family of components...

8 by Anton Shilov on 7/7/2016

The Raidmax RX-700AT 700W 80Plus Titanium Power Supply Review

Raidmax, despite being that common a name in the west, is actually one of the oldest PC case and PSU manufacturers. Over recent years, they have focused on cost-effective...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/7/2016

ASUS at Computex 2016: The 10 Years of the Republic Of Gamers (ROG) Booth Tour

For anyone following our Live Blog coverage at Computex this year, ASUS had two large press events in quick succession in different parts of town. The first focused on...

43 by Ian Cutress on 6/22/2016

The NZXT Manta mITX Case Review

Many companies have brought their prowess to design cases for Mini-ITX motherboards, with the usual approach being the minimization of their external dimensions as designers are striving to fit...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/16/2016

NZXT H440 "EnVyUs" Edition Chassis Announced: H440 Gets an e-Sports Edition

Originally released in 2014, NZXT's H440 chassis has quickly become a popular product for the company. Due to this popularity NZXT has released a few different designs over the...

26 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2016

The Fractal Design Node 202 Case Review: Mini-ITX Gaming For the Living Room

PCs may be versatile and powerful multimedia and gaming machines, yet their insertion into elegant living rooms can be problematic, as large systems and tower cases are a major...

62 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/6/2016

Raijintek Shows Off Pumpless Liquid Cooling System

In the recent year’s all-in-one liquid cooling solutions gained significant popularity thanks to efficiency and quieter operation. However, even with those improvements, a closed loop cooler still needs a...

65 by Anton Shilov on 6/3/2016

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