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 Obsidian 750D Case Review

Corsair launches a true successor to the venerable Obsidian 800D.

42 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/24/2013

SilverStone Precision PS07 Case Review Redux

We revisit SilverStone's mainstream micro-ATX enclosure to test its newest revision.

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/20/2013

NZXT H230 Silent Case Review

The successor to the H2 arrives, but it breaks NZXT's winning streak.

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/13/2013

LEPA Launches New Line of High Efficiency Power Supplies

LEPA Technology (closely related to Enermax) is launching two 80 Plus certified power supply lines along with a non-80 Plus certified budget line. The GM-MaxGold power supplies are certified 80...

6 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/9/2013

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...

30 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...

19 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?

22 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

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