In this Holiday Buyer's Guide, we will be evaluating and recommending desktop PC power supply units. We should clarify that the selection of a PSU is based on parameters both objective (e.g. wattage, performance) and subjective (e.g. design, modular cables). That makes it very difficult to limit the selection of a PSU to just one per possible target class. We will be recommending at least two options for each market, based on objective parameters and our subjective opinion. Before we get to the power supplies, we want to dispell a common misconception among users – that a high wattage PSU will be better. That is not necessarily the case, because all switching PSUs are designed so as to deliver their maximum efficiency at about half-load...

NZXT Switch 810: When Too Much Isn't Enough

NZXT recently released the Switch 810, a new high-end full tower model they proudly had on display at CES at the same time they were seeding samples to reviewers...

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/1/2012

NZXT HALE82 650W and 750W

NZXT is a well known provider of "eye-catching" cases and peripherals, but like many other brands they offer power supplies as well. These include the HALE90 series, their first...

5 by Martin Kaffei on 1/26/2012

Antec Three Hundred Two: Stay Cool, Budget Enthusiasts

While flagship enclosures are certainly interesting and there are some great deals to be had even just north of $100, competition south of that border is mighty fierce and...

50 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/24/2012

Cooler Master Cosmos II: Large and in Charge

The Cooler Master Cosmos is more or less legendary among top-of-the-line enclosures. It's not hard to see why, either: it's big, it has loads of expansion, and it looks...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/23/2012

Cooler Master and Thermaltake Continue to Expand

Even though Cooler Master and Thermaltake are two very different companies and very different brands, they compete in similar markets and much like Corsair and my waistline, they're expanding...

5 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/12/2012

Corsair Continues to Expand

Corsair has been making a tremendous number of waves over the past year, as announcements made at last year's CES are beginning to come to fruition. They continue to...

9 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/12/2012

EVGA Plans to Enter the PSU Market with the NEX PSU

While we won't see final hardware for a couple of months, EVGA is teasing its entry into the power supply market with a 1500W sample of its upcoming NEX...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/11/2012

Lian Li Enclosures, Big and Small

In addition to the craziness going on over at the SilverStone suite, Lian Li had a mountain of new case designs on display. Most of them are smaller units...

6 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/10/2012

SilverStone Precision PS07: Temjin For Less?

We were big fans of SilverStone's Temjin TJ08-E when we reviewed it back in August. Who wouldn't be? Even SilverStone was surprised at just how effective the little enclosure...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/3/2012

BitFenix Outlaw: When Inexpensive Doesn't Mean Cheap

A lot of our case reviews lately have been for enclosures that hover around the $99 price point and then range below. The big, expensive ones are exciting and...

23 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/23/2011

Lepa B-Series 850W - The Leopard Attacks

This is our first look at a power supply from a relatively new company, Lepa. We'll be looking at their B850 (850W) model, that looks to target the upper...

14 by Martin Kaffei on 12/15/2011

The Antec Giveaways: Part 2

If you're looking for a new case, Antec is setting side a pair of its Eleven Hundred model cases for two lucky AnandTech readers. The Eleven Hundred features three...

2347 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/14/2011

Rosewill Ranger: All About Compromising

When you start dipping well below an MSRP of $99 for an enclosure, you'll see manufacturers having to make compromises in the design and build quality in order to...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/14/2011

Lian Li's PC-A05FN: Alternative Thinking at a $99 Price Point

If you're willing to shell out the money for them, there are a lot of interesting alternative enclosure designs on the market. Companies like SilverStone, Thermaltake, and Lian Li...

65 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/7/2011

Antec Responds to Buyer Concerns, Offering P280 and Eleven Hundred Buyers USB 3.0 to 2.0 Internal Adapter

In an e-mail announcement, Antec has decided that buyers of their latest cases who don't have USB 3.0 built-in to their rigs shouldn't lose the use of two USB...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/6/2011

NZXT Phantom 410: The Boutique Favorite Goes On a Diet

If you browse custom builds across different boutiques, you'll find NZXT's name comes up an awful lot. One of their enclosures, in particular, tends to see a lot of...

15 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/2/2011

The Antec Giveaways: Part 1

Earlier today Dustin reviewed Antec's new P280 chassis, but now we've got two of these cases to give away to a couple of lucky readers. In our review, Dustin...

2029 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/15/2011

Antec P280 Review: When Enthusiasts Are Engineers

Antec's existing Performance One series, peaking with the P183 and P190, has become a standard for silent, high performance computing. These enclosures have been extremely popular from the word...

164 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/15/2011

Fractal Design Define R3: A Fan Favorite Keeps the Noise Down

One of the perks of this job is getting to see some up-and-comers get championed by our readership and then turn around and find out what the fuss is...

84 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/11/2011

Corsair Hydro Series: H60, H80 and H100 Reviewed

Closed-loop liquid CPU cooling solutions are gaining popularity as more and more vendors are carrying their own variation. We've even seen both Intel and AMD announce the inclusion of...

91 by Jared Bell on 11/7/2011

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