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...

Computex 2012: be quiet! Brings German Engineering & Design to the US

I just met with be quiet! a famous German PSU maker where I learned the company will be finally entering the US market later this year. Differentiation in the...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Computex 2012: New Efficient PSUs & LED Controller from NZXT

NZXT is also showing off its new line of 80 Plus Bronze certified PSUs, the HALE82 N (non-modular). The HALE82 supports up to 3.5A for 5V standby, enabling high...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Computex 2012: NZXT's Cryo V60 & X60 Notebook Coolers

With features like configurable TDP with Ivy Bridge and more users moving to notebook-only usage models, finding new ways to add extra cooling to increasingly small form factor notebooks...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

BitFenix Prodigy Review: The Affordable Performable Mini-ITX

The mini-ITX form factor is starting to pick up steam these days, and with good reason. Micro-ATX boards are already capable of essentially hitting feature parity with full ATX...

79 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/1/2012

Streacom Updates Passive HTPC Chassis Lineup with FC9 and FC10

The advent of CPUs with low TDPs (but having enough power to handle HTPC duties) has resulted in passive HTPCs becoming more and more popular. Streacom (started in 2010...

15 by Ganesh T S on 5/23/2012

SilverStone FT03 Mini Review: We'll Make You Fun Size

One of the first cases we reviewed back when we initially established our case testing methodology last year was SilverStone's FT03, a very unique Micro-ATX design guaranteed to be...

67 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/22/2012

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W

We have already reviewed quite a few PC Power & Cooling products on AnandTech, but this time we will be looking at their first series with modular cables and...

17 by Martin Kaffei on 5/19/2012

Corsair Vengeance C70 Case Review: Going for the Gamers

Corsair has had an excellent run as a case designer, showing growth with each new enclosure by adding some features, subtracting other ones, moving things around, and generally continuing...

46 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/17/2012

Cubitek HPTX ICE Review: How Far Aluminum Can Go

Aluminum has been experiencing a bit of a renaissance in the notebook industry, spearheaded largely by Apple and now Intel's ultrabook initiative, but as a construction material for desktop...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/11/2012

SilverStone Grandia GD07 Review: Centering and Serving Your Media

The last time we reviewed one of SilverStone's Grandia enclosures, it was the GD04, and it was a review that launched the first major revamp of how we test...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/29/2012

Codegen P-Case 460W - Low Price, Poor Quality

Today we will review a Codegen PSU. This product is not available in the US as they sell it in some European countries only, but it's still a nice...

27 by Martin Kaffei on 4/27/2012

FSP Aurum Xilenser AU-500FL 500W

FSP is one of the largest manufacturers for OEM power supplies and adapters. Now they're launching a new fanless series, the "Aurum Xilenser", for users that want absolute silence...

41 by Martin Kaffei on 4/20/2012

Fractal Design Core 1000: How Little is Too Little

Extreme budget enclosures are interesting creatures. While the best balancing acts usually show up around the $100 price point, and going north of $150 will generally get you the...

52 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/13/2012

Antec Eleven Hundred: The P280's Gloves Come Off

Towards the end of last year, I took a visit out to Antec's campus in Fremont to see two new cases: the headlining P280, and the shortly-to-follow Eleven Hundred...

39 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/9/2012

Corsair Obsidian 550D: Starting to Specialize

We've been keeping track of the evolution of Corsair's line of enclosures since the Graphite 600T was released. Even as the newer enclosures generally found themselves lower and lower...

58 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/29/2012

Introducing Our 2012 Case Testbeds and Revised Methodology

Over the past year we've tested more than twenty different enclosures using our existing testbed and produced a mountain of comparative data. The goal of the undertaking is produce...

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/29/2012

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

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