Cases/Cooling/PSUs

NZXT has announced its Kraken G12 mounting kit, which is designed to allow video cards to mount a closed-loop liquid cooler. In junctionwith a cooler, the adapter can significantly decrease GPU temperatures and improve cooling of VRMs; it is compatible with various coolers and cards. Closed-loop liquid cooling systems (LCSes) for CPUs have gained popularity among enthusiasts in the recent years due to high efficiency amid relatively small dimensions. But while high-performance GPUs have higher TDPs (and therefore greater heat generation) than advanced CPUs, few LCSes can be attached to graphics cards out of the box. Some companies (e.g., Corsair) offer special adapters (brackets) to make their liquid coolers compatible with popular graphics boards, but NZXT is the one of a few vendors to offer...

SilverStone Fortress FT04 Case Review

The chassis used in the SilverStone Raven RV04 returns in its premium model: does it ameliorate the existing issues or exacerbate them?

49 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/29/2013

Corsair Carbide 330R Case Review

Corsair fires a shot across the bows of Nanoxia and Fractal Design with a $99 silent enclosure.

28 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/25/2013

BitFenix announces the Prodigy M case - a Prodigy for mATX

One of my most used cases of last year is the Bitfenix Prodigy (my family own three between us), and Dustin gave it an Editor's Choice award back in...

36 by Ian Cutress on 8/14/2013

Phanteks Enthoo Primo Case Review

Work in this industry for long enough, and the word "innovation" will grate like glass in your eardrums. Every so often, though, a case comes along that merits it...

42 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/10/2013

Rosewill Throne Case Review

Rosewill returns with a case that they claim is bigger and badder than our in house favorite, the Thor v2 and priced to compete with their own super tower...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/2/2013

Cases and CPU Cooling Now Live in Bench

A few of you have asked for it, and I certainly wanted it, and now it's here: all of our case testing data with the current set of testbeds...

11 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/29/2013

Enermax Releases New Adjustable Speed Fans

Some time ago we did a roundup of radiator fans and found that the Enermax Magma turned in remarkably impressive thermal performance for its acoustics. I'd heard rumblings here...

7 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/28/2013

BitFenix Ronin Case Review

While cases north of $100 tend to offer the best performance and features, $99 and under is a place where vendors can aggressively innovate and differentiate between one another...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/22/2013

NZXT Phantom 530 Case Review

With the 530 model, NZXT continues to fill out their product line with a Phantom for every season and price tag. But is the 530 the Phantom they and...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/18/2013

Corsair Carbide Air 540 Case Review

Corsair's cases have been defined by excellent ease of assembly, solid watercooling support...and middling air cooling performance. The Air 540 is a completely different beast, though, and it looks...

41 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/3/2013

SilverStone Raven RV04 Case Review

A string of delays have kept the most radical entry in SilverStone's already unconventional Raven series from making its debut, and even now it's only materializing in limited quantities...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/20/2013

Computex 2013: Rosewill

On the Rosewill stand for 2013 we were shown a few interesting cases, plus a competitor to the Corsair AX1200i. The main case I particularly liked was the new Rosewill...

20 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Closed Loop Cooler Roundup

Closed loop coolers are only growing in popularity in the industry, and this month we have all three models of Thermaltake's latest revision in for testing.

18 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/31/2013

Lian Li PC-TU100 Mini-ITX Case Review

A year and a half ago, we reviewed Lian Li's PC-TU200, a decent but flawed portable enclosure. Has Lian Li improved on that design with the PC-TU100?

23 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/29/2013

PC-Q30: A New Curved Mini-ITX Chassis from Lian Li with an Acrylic Window

For many users who have gone to a large LAN event, taking stock of all the crazy PC builds is part of the experience. Some users modify the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 5/14/2013

Sea Sonic and Corsair Power Supplies Certified for Haswell

The Haswell launch gets just a little more complicated each day, with the latest wrinkle being that standard ATX power supplies that conform to the ATX 2.3 standard may...

23 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/14/2013

NZXT H630 Silent Case Review

It's been a little while since NZXT produced the popular but flawed H2 silent enclosure. The new H630 is radically different; does it make up the difference?

28 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/14/2013

SilverStone Sugo SG08 Mini-ITX Case Review

Continuing our series of reviews of smaller enclosures, we take a look at one of the smallest of all: SilverStone's impressively diminutive Sugo SG08 Mini-ITX case.

51 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/13/2013

Cooler Master Seidon 240M and 12 More Coolers: The Retest and Mega-Roundup

There's no right way to describe it; we're testing the Cooler Master Seidon 240M along with two new Noctua coolers in a new testbed. Alongside ten of our industry's...

60 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/26/2013

Corsair Obsidian 350D Case Review

Corsair's Obsidian 350D is the company's first micro-ATX case, and it's a heck of an entrance.

65 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/25/2013

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