Cases/Cooling/PSUs

Now that you've picked out your CPU, it's time to start picking out the rest of your system components. And perhaps the most humble but overlooked of these components is the power supply unit (PSU). Available in a wide range of sizes and power capacities, there are a number of great PSUs out there, but choosing between them can be a challenge. So today we're bringing you our annual PC power supply guide, to help you sort figure out what the best options are, be it a low-wattage unit for a small form factor PC, or a hulking kilowatt unit for the most powerful PC.

The InWin Ego Fan: The Ultimate RGB LED Fan

If you are not completely frustrated by RGB LED components by now, this might put you over the top. The Ego fan from InWin is designed to be the...

14 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2018

My Face on a CPU Cooler: Two Minutes with ASUS’ Ryujin CLC

One of the first events of the Computex week was ASUS’ Republic of Gamers press conference. In typical ASUS fashion, a glut of about 11 press releases landed in...

21 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2018

The InWin Crown Fan: Why Bother with Closer Fan Blades When the Whole Fan Moves

In recent weeks and months, a lot of noise has been made about Noctua’s new fan design that uses precise tooling to create fan blades that are much closer...

36 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

InWin 307: How About 144 RGB LEDs on a Front Panel

Having addressable RGB LEDs in a PC is one thing, and having OLED panels on various components is another. There is a fine line between the two, especially when...

14 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

InWin 915: Premium Chassis Updates from CES Prototype

Back at CES, InWin showcased their newest 915 chassis aimed at the enthusiast market. At the time the design was still rough, however the final unit implementation was on...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/18/2018

InWin Z-Tower: Where PCs Crossover to Art

One constant over the last few years of Computex has been InWin’s ability to amaze. Out of all the companies to show new designs completely out of left field...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/18/2018

SilverStone Shows Off SST-ST2000-PT: 80Plus Platinum 2000 W PSU

SilverStone demonstrated the industry’s first 2000 W ATX power supply that carries the 80Plus Platinum badge at Computex this year. The Strider Platinum 2000 W PSU is aimed at...

9 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

Behind GIGABYTE’s Fish Tank Oil System: A New Take on Liquid Cooling

One of the more interesting designs out of the computer industry recently has been GIGABYTE’s fish tank PC build. The concept is similar to a simple mineral oil or...

24 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Magnets, How Do They Work? A Maverick / Streacom Prototype

If channeling Insane Clown Posse in the title was not enough, how about a fully configurable chassis where the user can move everything to every location inside the chassis...

17 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Streacom DA2 Fanless: The All-Aluminum Silent Chassis

Before Computex we reported on Streacom’s latest creation, the DA2. This is an all-aluminium chassis aimed at small form factor systems but with a key twist – the rails...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

FSP Readies Cannon: a 2000 W PSU for Mining and Extreme Desktops

FSP is well-known for high-quality moderately-priced power supplies but is not particularly known for high-wattage units. At last year’s Computex the company demonstrated a PSU that could output 1400...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2018

The BitFenix Formula Gold 650W PSU Review: Balanced

Today we are taking a look at the Formula Gold 650W power supply from BitFenix, a high-performance unit that trades modular cables for a lower retail price. The CWT-made...

16 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/13/2018

Enermax Readies Sub-$100 PC Case with Addressable RGB Lighting

Customizable RGB lighting is now featured on virtually all PC components aimed at enthusiasts. At Computex, a manufacturer told us that RGB-equipped products outsell non-RGB products 7 to 3...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

Afox and Qdion Have 3kW PSUs for Cryptocurrency Miners

With GPU cryptocurrency mining apparently here to stay, over the last couple of years hardware vendors have begun developing mining-optmized (or at least branded) gear for miners. This of...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

GIGABYTE Expands Aorus Range to PSUs with AP750GM and AP850GM

After launching their high-end gaming-focused Aorus sub-brand a couple of years ago, GIGABYTE has continued to invest in the brands over the years with new products and branching into...

1 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

Be Quiet!, Threadripper: The Dark Rock Pro TR4 HSF Is Here

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper made quite a splash in the industry with its massive core count and a server-class TDP. Building a system based on such a processor seems alluring...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/8/2018

Deepcool & Gamerstorm Add to CPU Liquid Cooler Lineups with Castle 240/280 RGB and Captain 240 Pro

Deepcool & Gamerstorm have released three new CLC coolers in the Castle 240mm and 280mm and the Captain 240 Pro. Both CPU coolers have RGB LED fans and some...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

Deepcool Unveils Matrexx Series Cases: ATX size, Fits E-ATX boards, $40-$90

Deepcool has unveiled a new series of cases named Matrexx at Computex 2018. The Matrexx series of cases comes in three SKUs, Matrexx 55, 70, and 75. Deepcool calls...

12 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

Lian Li Launches Strimer RGB PSU Cable

Modern enthusiast-grade PCs can have RGB LEDs in almost all components — from motherboard, to memory modules, to SSDs. Meanwhile, one of the things that is not RGB-lit in...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2018

Going BIG: EVGA’s SuperNova 2000W G+ Power Supply

For the systems that run many big PCIe accelerators, multiple processors, and also power a small heating system, EVGA is producing the power supply for you. Coming in at...

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

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