Cases/Cooling/PSUs

Today I want to discuss a minor change in our PSU testing procedures, and how they have evolved since our 2014 - How We Test PSUs pipeline post. To date, all of our testing was being done in accordance with Intel's Power Supply Design Guide for Desktop Form Factors and with the Generalized Test Protocol for Calculating the Energy Efficiency of Internal AC-DC and DC-DC Power Supplies. These two documents describe in detail how the equipment should be interconnected, how loading should be performed (as the power lines should not just be loaded randomly), and the basic methodology for the acquisition of each data set. However, not all of our testing can be covered and/or endorsed by these guidelines. Even though these documents are just a few...

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

NZXT H630 Silent Case Review

It's been a little while since NZXT produced the popular but flawed H2 silent enclosure. The new H630 is radically different; does it make up the difference?

28 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/14/2013

SilverStone Sugo SG08 Mini-ITX Case Review

Continuing our series of reviews of smaller enclosures, we take a look at one of the smallest of all: SilverStone's impressively diminutive Sugo SG08 Mini-ITX case.

51 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/13/2013

Cooler Master Seidon 240M and 12 More Coolers: The Retest and Mega-Roundup

There's no right way to describe it; we're testing the Cooler Master Seidon 240M along with two new Noctua coolers in a new testbed. Alongside ten of our industry's...

60 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/26/2013

Corsair Obsidian 350D Case Review

Corsair's Obsidian 350D is the company's first micro-ATX case, and it's a heck of an entrance.

65 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/25/2013

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...

64 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...

16 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...

67 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/8/2013

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