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...

Corsair TX vs. OCZ ZT 550W

In this review we will compare two almost identical products from OCZ and Corsair. Even so, there are still some differences between the offerings. With 550W both PSUs deliver...

42 by Martin Kaffei on 3/26/2012

Rosewill Capstone 450W and 650W 80Plus Gold

We tested the Hive 550W a short while ago, and now Rosewill is following up with their Capstone series, which should be more efficient (80 Plus Gold certification). In...

33 by Martin Kaffei on 3/21/2012

Rosewill Hive 550W

Rosewill sent us their newest model Hive with 550W. The rated power makes these models good for most common GPUs as well as powerful CPUs. Features such as 80...

30 by Martin Kaffei on 3/17/2012

XFX 1000W Pro Series 80 Plus Platinum

We've recently tested the first 80 Plus Platinum PSUs to hit our labs, courtesy of Seasonic and Enermax. Both were good if expensive PSUs, and next up on the...

29 by Martin Kaffei on 3/1/2012

Seasonic Platinum Series 860W - Platinum without the Fuss

In a short time we've seen quite a few companies come out with their first 80 Plus Platinum power supplies. A couple weeks ago we reviewed the Enermax Platimax...

68 by Martin Kaffei on 2/24/2012

Lian Li's PC-90: The Hammer Strikes Hard

The majority of the enclosures from Lian Li that we've tested so far have been designed for mini-ITX and micro-ATX builds, but today we have on offer one of...

54 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/21/2012

Enermax Platimax 750W - 80 Plus Platinum Arrives

Since the introduction of the 80 Plus certifications, we've seen a slow but steady trickle down effect where labels that were once reserved for the highest of the high-end...

48 by Martin Kaffei on 2/10/2012

SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E: Devil in the Details

The overwhelming majority of cases from SilverStone we've reviewed so far have been based on some very unorthodox designs, featuring layouts that feel ATX in name only. Yet when...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/10/2012

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

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