Cases/Cooling/PSUs

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 relevance to middle range units. Many manufacturers realize that and they began marketing high performance products of reasonable power output and pricing instead of focusing their efforts on high output units. In that light, EVGA expanded their very popular G2 PSU series downwards, adding 550W and 650W models to it. EVGA's G2 series is synonymous with the excellent balance between cost, quality and performance. We have seen their capabilities in our review of the 850W version. After all, there is good reason why the Super Flower Leadex platform is so popular. The new 550W and 650W...

NZXT Kraken G10 Review: Liquid Cooling for Your GPU

Liquid-cooling is nothing new in the world of computers; enthusiasts first started creating custom water cooling setups back in the 80486 era, and even prior to that some mainframes...

61 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/11/2014

MSI Launches the Nightblade Gaming Barebones, a mini-ITX with OC

Traditional PC component manufacturers are moving into other areas of interest. For MSI that means devices such as tablets and notebooks, as well as moving forward with their traditional...

30 by Ian Cutress on 3/6/2014

Seasonic S12G 650W Power Supply Review

It has been 16 months since our last power supply review, but the long wait is finally over. We have a new PSU and cases editor, and this is...

77 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/28/2014

How We Test PSUs - 2014

After a lengthy hiatus, we're back with a new PSU and case reviewer. As we kick off our revised power supply testing and reviews, we wanted to cover the...

49 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/28/2014

Red Harbinger tests the Cryptocurrency Chassis Market: The DopaMINE

With the ups and downs of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin now part of the zeitgeist; notable trends are starting to happen. The software is being probed...

27 by Ian Cutress on 2/19/2014

Lian Li Launches the PC-A51 ATX Mid-Tower Reverse Air-Flow Chassis

It seems that the further down the chain of PC components, the more companies there are to produce the hardware. For desktop PCs we have two main CPU...

20 by Ian Cutress on 2/14/2014

Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Review

We've reviewed a few of Nanoxia's cases already, and they've done well overall. Today we're looking at their latest and grandest creation, the Deep Silence 6. As the name...

26 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/13/2014

Closed Loop AIO Liquid Coolers: 14-way Mega Roundup Review

There was a time when liquid-cooling a computer chip was considered to be "extreme", something you'd only see hardcore enthusiasts or overclockers doing. It took a lot of work...

138 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/12/2014

GIGABYTE Launches BRIX Gaming: AMD A8-5557M and R9 M275X

GIGABYTE’s push on the BRIX has been with so much gusto it is hard to keep up with all the possible models coming to market and ones they are...

22 by Ian Cutress on 1/28/2014

In Win: Tempered Glass Cases, PSUs, and NUC

In Win perhaps isn’t one of the most well-known of case manufacturers, but they’ve been around for a while and they have some decent budget cases. They’re looking to...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2014

Corsair Obsidian 250D Case Review

Corsair is a name familiar to any computer enthusiasts, and the company today offers numerous products: computer cases, power supply units, air and liquid CPU coolers, solid-state drives, and...

52 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/21/2014

Rosewill Cases, Keyboards, and More at CES

Rosewill is one of those manufacturers that seems to dabble in just about everything. We mostly know them for their cases, power supplies, keyboards, and mice, but there’s plenty...

13 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014

LEPA @ CES: PSUs, Cases, and Accessories

LEPA is basically an offshoot of Enermax, created by Ecomaster – the US distributor for Enermax PSUs (or at least that’s how I understand it). They were sharing a...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014

Enermax at CES: PSUs, Cases, and Cooling

Walk into Enermax’s CES suite and the first thing to greet you is a wall of quietly humming fans with blue LEDs, with a custom controller cycling through patterns...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014

OriginPC: New Genesis and Millennium Systems (and More)

OriginPC is a boutique PC system integrator with a twist: they ship their systems in gigantic wooden crates designed to kill reviewers like Dustin (RIP). The past couple of...

6 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2014

ASRock M8 Barebones Review: My Steam Box

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes. Most development in home computers veers towards the ultra large (high impact gaming machines for...

78 by Ian Cutress on 1/2/2014

Lian Li Launches the PC-Q33: Another Hinge Chassis, but mini-ITX

It seems that this is a week of Lian Li press releases – first up was the PC-V358 micro-ATX case that uses hinges to make accessing the components easier...

43 by Ian Cutress on 12/20/2013

Lian Li Release PC-V358 Chassis for Micro-ATX Builds

A lot of shiny cases come out of Lian Li, best known for their use of aluminum with an element of style. Chassis like the mini-ITX based TU-200...

30 by Ian Cutress on 12/18/2013

Seasonic to Power Hashfast Bitcoin Mining Equipment

Seasonic and HashFast Technologies announced that they have signed an agreement for Seasonic to produce power supplies for HashFast’s Bitcoin mining systems. Seasonic is one of the oldest and most...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/25/2013

The Neophyte's Custom Liquid Cooling Guide: How To, Why To, What To Expect

When Swiftech offered to provide us with the materials to build a full custom loop, we couldn't resist.

108 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2013

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