Cases/Cooling/PSUs

In a bit of offbeat news this afternoon, SilverStone has announced a set of thermal pads for M.2 SSDs, the SST-TP01-M.2. These pads are designed to eliminate (or at least reduce) throttling of modern, high-performance drives under high loads. The pads are made of silicone and Silverstone claims they can reduce temperature of SSDs by over 10°C. M.2 SSDs have a number of advantages over drives in traditional 2.5” form-factor: they are smaller, they are faster (because they use the PCIe interface with the NVMe protocol), they are (sometimes) cheaper to make, and so on. However, one of the main drawbacks of higher-end M.2 SSDs is the high heat dissipation of their controllers (and memory chips) despite their small form factor, which can lead to...

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

Super Flower & 8Pack Release the World's First 2kW Consumer PSU

A new record was broken today, as Super Flower announced the release of the most powerful consumer PSU ever made, the Leadex Platinum 2000W. The PSU has been allegedly...

65 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/30/2015

BitFenix Neos Case Review

BitFenix is a company known for their cost-effective products and unique designs. Today we'll look at the Neos, a low-cost case designed primarily with aesthetics in mind. Is it...

54 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/21/2015

Antec CES Suite Tour

The story of Antec of the past few years has been rather curious. Five years back, it seemed like just about everyone was using Antec cases and power supplies&hellip...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2015

be quiet! CES Suite Tour

One of the companies I visited is a company that's perhaps a bit less well known in the US, be quiet! (I joked with the representatives that they should...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2015

Corsair HX750i Power Supply Review

Today we will look at the latest revision of Corsair's HX series, the HX750i PSU. Corsair came a long way since their first PSU, the HX520W, with the HX750i...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/14/2015

New at CES 2015: CoolChip Technologies and Cooler Master Join Forces

Even though I follow the air cooling market, I perhaps do not follow it in extreme detail, but a couple of years back we saw a new form of...

14 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

Cooler Master at CES 2015: Reorganization with a Surprise

When I met with Cooler Master at Computex 2014, the company at the time was discussing the fact that they had lost their focus over the past few years...

8 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

As mainstream as it gets: Corsair announces the Carbine 100R case

Two years ago, Corsair released the Carbide 200R and the $59 case proved to be a remarkable budget-friendly solution. Back then we were wondering "how low can you go"...

13 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/6/2015

Corsair Debuts the Hydro H110i GT AIO Cooler and HG10 N780 Edition GPU Cooling Bracket

Corsair decided to up the stakes in the AIO liquid cooler market and is releasing the Hydro Series H110i GT cooler, an upgraded version of the H110 that we...

12 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/6/2015

SilverStone Raven RV05 Case Review

Today we are having a look at the Raven RV05, an atypical Midi-ATX case from SilverStone with a rotated motherboard tray and a unique visual appearance. It is the...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/24/2014

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