Most PCs don't require a massive power supply capable of 750W or more sustained output, and even the 500-550W models can be overkill for many users. Today we'll be looking at he Silverstone Nightjar 520W power supply, a PSU with a moderate power output but a very distinct feature: it's completely fanless. Fanless PSUs aren't a new idea, but advances in technology have taken them from expensive and rather esoteric devices to modern designs that are more reasonable. The Silverstone Nightjar 520W retails for $139.99 including shipping (after rebate), a steep price for a 520W unit even if it is 80Plus Platinum certified, but that's due in large part to its fanless nature. Does it perform well enough to justify such a price? We'll...

Fractal Design Define Mini Case Review

Good micro-ATX enclosures have actually been frighteningly rare of late; manufacturers seem to be going big or going home, and only letting either beefy XL-ATX cases or diminutive mini-ITX...

57 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/22/2013

Corsair Obsidian 900D Case Review: Think Big, That's Only HALF as Large

An enclosure built from the ground up for custom liquid cooling loops is actually a fairly rarefied thing. Why wouldn't it be? Building a custom loop is expensive and...

63 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/16/2013

Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra Case Review: Were It Not For Competition

We've long maintained that Rosewill's Thor v2 is one of the best deals floating around for enthusiasts. In that enclosure, Rosewill has a product that's fairly feature rich, quiet...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/28/2013

Nanoxia Deep Silence Cases Officially Available Stateside

Ever since we reviewed the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 and Deep Silence 2 enclosures, they've essentially been setting the standard for what a silent enclosure can and should be...

9 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/26/2013

Cooler Master Storm Scout II Advanced Case Review: Falling Behind the Curve

Cooler Master has been fairly gung ho on the PR side about their Storm Scout II Advanced. While we missed the opportunity to review its predecessor, the Storm Scout...

15 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/19/2013

CPU Air Cooler Roundup: Six Coolers from Noctua, SilverStone, be quiet!, and Cooler Master

Now that CPU cooler reviews have begun in earnest here at AnandTech, it's been interesting to see just how conventional wisdom plays out in practice. There's been a pervasive...

63 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/14/2013

In-Win GT1 Case Review: Fighting an Uphill Battle

If you've ever looked at a builder's guide for a desktop system on any major tech site (including this one), you've undoubtedly noticed that the first thing to get...

66 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/8/2013

AMD Enlists Ben Heck to Build Rocket Launching Desktop PC

In preparation for its presence at SXSW Interactive, AMD enlisted the help of famed modder Benjamin Heckendorn to build a bunch of unique PCs. Traditionally, AMD would just show...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/5/2013

BitFenix Raider Case Review: All These Little Things

BitFenix has historically been fairly reliable at producing reasonably priced cases that have their own aesthetic flair and solid performance. They've been exactly daring enough with designs like the...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/28/2013

Rosewill Line-M Case Review: Wherefore Art Thou Micro-ATX?

Vendors are always very quick to send us their biggest, best, and brightest. Rosewill's own top-selling Blackhawk Ultra has been with us for a little while, but while we...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/26/2013

Deepcool CPU Air Cooler Roundup: Playing it Too Safe?

During our visit to CES 2013, we had a chance to meet with Deepcool, a deceptively large Chinese company that has been producing heatsinks for OEMs for some time...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/23/2013

Fractal Design Define XL R2 Case Review: Maybe We Can Have It All?

Amusingly and appropriately enough, the wave of silence-oriented enclosures that have been popping up recently haven't really drawn attention to themselves as a trend. Yet all of a sudden...

46 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/20/2013

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Case Review: Trimming the Fat

Just recently we had a chance to review Nanoxia's Deep Silence 1, arguably the most impressive silent case we've ever tested. Nanoxia was able to produce an enclosure capable...

39 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/14/2013

Fractal Design Launches Core 3000 USB 3.0

Last year, we looked at Fractal Design’s Core 1000, their entry level chassis that can be had for under $40. It performed “okay”, which is about all you can...

11 by Jarred Walton on 2/1/2013

Closing the Loop II: New Liquid Coolers from Corsair and Swiftech

When we visited CES 2013, it became increasingly clear that not only were closed loop liquid coolers here to stay, but that they are in fact "the next big...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/1/2013

AZZA Silentium Case Review: Knowing the Limits

The desktop enclosure market has broken down pretty simply into three categories with only the rarest of outliers. Cases under $100 will either have good acoustics or good thermals...

23 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/29/2013

Rosewill Armor EVO Case Review: Sometimes Performance Isn't Everything

As NewEgg's house brand, Rosewill has been growing in very interesting ways. Being the house brand of a major electronics retailer means dipping your toe into a lot of...

19 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/23/2013

NZXT Phantom 630 Case Review: The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

It wasn't that long ago that we reviewed NZXT's shiny new Phantom 820, a case that apart from its high price tag and slightly ostentatious design was pretty tough...

43 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/20/2013

Antec GX700 Case Review: Just What You Can Get For $59.99

Most manufacturers are quicker and happier to show us their medium-to-high end cases, but for a lot of users the case is admittedly a steel box they put their...

35 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/17/2013

Corsair Scales Up: H90 and H110 Released

I’m a big fan of these closed loop all-in-one liquid coolers. For a little extra on the cost of an air cooler we can get a quieter cooling...

27 by Ian Cutress on 1/17/2013

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