Posts Tagged modular

Rosewill Silentnight 500 Watt Power Supply Review

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Passively cooled computer components are kind of a holy grail item. It’s difficult to design them in such a way that they’ll operate well without failure. Especially when considering variables like climate and system application. In other words, a passively cooled computer component might operate perfectly well in the Pacific Northwest of the US, but find it a challenge to …

Rosewill Tachyon 1000 Watt 80PLUS Platinum ATX Modular Power Supply Review

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Power supply manufacturers are really focusing on 80Plus efficiency standards versus max wattage. And, it seems that many of them are paying closer attention to what we the consumers want. For example, we recently tested one of Rosewill’s strategically focused 750 watt Fortress Platinum power supplies and found that the OEM, ATNG, manufactures decently efficient units for them. While the …

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 650W ATX Power Supply Review

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About six years ago, I reviewed, tested and installed a be quiet! 550 watt power supply in my son’s gaming computer. It was a decent budget power supply and provided surprising efficiency of 50% at the time. In fact, the PSU is still in my son’s massively used and abused gaming PC and has yet to be the source of …

Silverstone Raven 3 (RV03) Full Tower Computer Chassis & Strider Gold 850 Watt Power Supply Combo Review

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What separates a true Silverstone premium case from any other? It’s mainly the creative orientation and placement of system components to yield the best thermal performance. Instead of the common mounting methods, Silverstone engineers use something called a 90-degree method for their high end cases. This means the PCI slots (or back) of the system face out the top. The …

Antec LanBoy Air Fully-Modular Computer Chassis Review

Antec LanBoy Air Fully-Modular Computer Chassis Review

Antec offers some of the cleanest yet abstract enclosure designs on the planet. It’s like one department is always keeping professional while another keeps it interesting. Every so often we see something that doesn’t seem to make sense at first glance. The Antec LanBoy Air enclosure is one of those special creations. Built for gamers and enthusiasts with hot and …