Cases/Cooling/PSUs

As small form-factor gaming PCs gain traction, more companies enter the scene with small form factor power supplies. Enermax this week introduced its first power supplies in SFX form-factor designed for high-performance systems. The company is now the fifth major supplier of PSUs to offer gaming-grade SFX power supplies, such that enthusiasts now have five brands to choose from, up from two early this year. The Enermax Revolution SFX family currently includes two models rated for 550 W (ERV550SWT) and 650 W (ERV650SWT) power output. The new PSUs are compliant with the SFX12V V3.3 and ATX12V V2.4 specifications as well as carry the 80 Plus Gold certification badge. The power supplies come in standard 100-mm depth chassis and feature 80-mm fans that do not...

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...

36 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

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

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

The Cyonic AU-550x PSU Review

In this review, we are getting acquainted with a new PSU manufacturer, Cyonic. The newly founded brand offers just six units at this time, three of which are modular...

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/17/2015

The Rosewill Hive 850W PSU Review

Most of our US and Canada based readers are likely familiar with Rosewill. The company started as a subsidiary of Newegg and they were initially focused on producing simple...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/28/2015

The NZXT S340 Case Review

Today we are having a look at the NZXT S340, a metallic compact "ODD-Free" tower case designed for home and gaming PCs. Despite the 90% metal design and the...

48 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/13/2015

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...

135 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

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