Manufacturer: Kingwin

Introduction and Features

Kingwin just released their first fanless power supply, the Stryker Fanless 500W, which is rated for 500W and can be easily overclocked to 600W output with only a slight drop in efficiency. That makes the Stryker STR-500 one of the highest output fanless power supplies on the market today. And the Kingwin Stryker 500W Fanless power supply is certified 80 Plus Platinum with up to 92% efficiency. High efficiency is always good but it is critical for a fanless power supply to help minimize waste heat. Combine that with a good combination of fixed and modular cables and a 5-year warranty and we have a very interesting new product to review!

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Kingwin has impressed us recently with several of their new power supplies, most notably the LZP-550W that we reviewed earlier this year, which won an Editor's Choice award. In addition to the new Stryker fanless PSU, Kingwin offers a complete lineup of PC power supplies ranging across seven categories along with PC chassis, external enclosures, docking stations, cooling systems, and accessories.

Continue reading the Kingwin Stryker 500W Fanless Power Supply Review!!

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Manufacturer: NZXT

Introduction and Features

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NZXT added two mid-tower case offerings to its Tempest series today that feature custom solutions for dual-radiator watercooling systems and dual "touch-powered" 120mm front fans with removable filters. The Tempest 410 and Tempest 410 Elite are available for $79.99 and $89.99. Today, we are kicking the tires on the Tempest 410 Elite to ensure enthusiasts and overclockers get the most bang for their buck for their next mid-tower case upgrade.

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Both Tempest 410 and Tempest 410 Elite cases incorporate a honeycomb mesh design to the front, top, and back panels and advanced cable management systems for concealing loose wires and power cords. The Tempest 410 Elite ups the ante with an acrylic side panel to see all the hardware inside the chassis.

Continue reading our review of the NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Mid-Tower Case!!

Manufacturer: Antec

Introduction and Features

Are you looking to put gaming-class power into your next build while working within a specific budget? Antec developed the High Current Gamer line for people who play games, for people who love games and spend countless hours gaming. The HCG series was designed to deliver the right balance between performance and high reliability at an affordable price.

Antec has one of the largest selections of PC power supplies on the market today and their High Current Gamer series offers five different power supply units ranging in output capacity from 400W up to 900W. The HCG-750 features 750W of continuous output power, is 80 Plus Bronze certified and incorporates all hard-wired cables with four PCI-E connectors, NVIDIA SLI-Ready and ATI CrossFire certification and typically sells for $100 USD.

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Continue reading our full review of the Antec High Current Gamer 750 watt PSU!

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Manufacturer: Corsair

The Obsidian Series gets a little brother

Corsair has had a good run as of late with a host of new products that fall WELL outside the original memory vendor stereotype.  I mean, seriously?  We have had cases like the Obsidian 800D, power supplies like the HX1000W, headphones and speakers like the HS1A and the SP2500 and of course the water coolers in the vein of the H50.  The list goes on but Corsair has obviously done a tremendous job of expanding a roadmap to stay relevant and among the most cutting edge enthusiast companies on the map.

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Today we are going to take a look at the Corsair Obsidian Series 650D chassis, a case that follows in the footsteps of the popular (but expensive) 800D and 700D options but lowers the price, and the height, quite a bit.  

Read on for the full video review...

Manufacturer: Kingwin
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Introduction and Features

The Kingwin LZP-550 PSU is one of the first 80PLUS Platinum certified power supplies to hit the market. And high efficiency isn't the LZP-550's only claim to fame. Check out our review to see why it earned an Editor's Choice award.Introduction
        

           
Kingwin has just released their first Lazer Platinum Series power supply, the LZP-550, which is one of the first 80PLUS Platinum certified PC power supplies on the market.  The LZP-550 PSU is rated for 550W output and can be easily overclocked to 650W output with only a slight drop in efficiency.  Kingwin's new power supply comes with a full compliment of fixed and modular cables, a quiet 140mm fan that doesn't even turn on until the load heats up, and includes universal AC input with Active PFC.  It is designed to support the latest Intel and AMD processors along with multiple high-end graphic adapters.  And last but not least, Kingwin has extended their traditional 3-year warranty to five years; now we're talking.

Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Introduction and Features

Today we have a double-header for you: two new PSUs in Corsair's Enthusiast lineup, the TX750 V2 and TX850 V2. Check out our review to see if these new contenders are destined for the PSU hall of fame and your next build!

Introduction

Corsair Memory continues to expand their PC power supply offering with the introduction of three new units in their Enthusiast Series; the TX650 V2, TX750 V2 and TX850 V2.  All three new Version 2 power supplies have been designed to deliver clean, stable, continuous power at an affordable price for your high-end gaming rig or workstation.  Along with the TX650 V2, the TX750 V2 and TX850 V2 that we are reviewing today feature premium quality components, an energy-efficient design (80Plus Bronze certified) and quiet operation.  All of the Enthusiast Series power supplies are backed by a 5-year warranty and lifetime access to Corsair's comprehensive technical support and customer service.

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Manufacturer: Thermaltake
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Introduction and Specifications

Thermaltake set a new standard for creativity and design when they introduced the original Level 10 case at Computex in 2009, but many PC builders couldn't afford the $800 price tag. In 2011, Thermaltake recognized the need for a consumer-level gaming case that featured many of the modern design elements and features that made the original Level 10 case so popular. The release of the Level 10 GT shows Thermaltake's commitment to the enthusiast community and does it at a more competitive price of $280 at most retailers.

Thermaltake finally creates Level 10 case for semi-budget users


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Manufacturer: PC Power & Cooling
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Introduction and Features

PC Power & Cooling's Silencer 760W delivers clean, stable power with excellent efficiency at an affordable price. However, don't let the name mislead you; this PSU isn't what many users would consider silent

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The Silencer 760W sits in the middle of PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer series of high performance power supplies.  It can deliver up to 760W of clean, reliable power with excellent efficiency for mission critical workstations and high-end gaming systems.  The Silencer 760W incorporates all hard-wired cables and comes with four PCI-E connectors, NVIDIA SLI certification, is backed by a 7-year warranty, and typically sells for $129 USD.


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Manufacturer: Silverstone
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Introduction and Features

If you are in the market for a solid SFX form factor power supply for a Micro ATX Media Center or Home Theater PC that will support a high-end graphic card, the SilverStone ST45SF deserves a very close look!

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SilverStone has a well earned reputation among PC enthusiasts for providing a full line of high quality enclosures, power supplies, cooling components, and accessories.  SilverStone recently added a new 450W power supply in the SFX form factor to their PSU line up.  The SFX form factor is frequently found in Micro ATX Media Center PCs and Home Theater PCs.

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Here is what SilverStone has to say about the ST45SF: "After successfully revolutionizing both HTPC and SFF market segments with innovative chassis designs, SilverStone engineers continue their push for advancement in these categories by releasing a true upgrade-worthy small form factor power supply, the ST45SF. This SFX unit is compatible not only with chassis that use SFX power supplies but also in smaller ATX chassis with the included adapter bracket. Despite its small size, the ST45SF has features that one would expect from an elite ATX power supply such as 80 PLUS Bronze level of efficiency, temperature controlled fan, 50°C temperature rating, and reliability for 24/7 operation. Enthusiasts oriented features are also present with single +12V rail and 8pin/6pin PCI-E connectors to fully support multi-GPU systems. For SFF users and SilverStone, the ST45SF is more than just an upgrade, it is an important milestone for the DIY desktop computer."

SilverStone ST45SF Main Features:
•    Supports standard SFX form factor and ATX (via included bracket)
•    450W continuous power output at 50°C and rated for 24/7 operation
•    80 PLUS Bronze level efficiency (82%~85% efficiency at 20%-100% load)
•    Class-leading single +12V rail with 36A capacity
•    Silent running 80mm fan (18dBA minimum)
•    Single PCI-E 8-pin and dual PCI-E 6-pin connectors
•    Active PFC

Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction and Features

Zalman’s latest high-end power supply uses two heat pipes to help quietly and efficiently deliver up to a 1,000 watts of clean, stable power with support for dual and 3-way graphics adapters. Check it out!

Manufacturer: Seasonic
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Introduction and Features

Seasonic's new X Series PSUs come with all modular cables and deliver excellent voltage regulation, high efficiency and can operate in silent, fan-less mode. Check out our review to see if the X Series 560W is the PSU to own for your next HTPC build.

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Manufacturer: Lian Li
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Introduction and Specifications

Lian Li is a legend in the PC enclosure industry because of their creative designs, quality construction, and overall uniqueness. There are slim pickings right now for users looking for a case that supports HPTX motherboards too. Lian Li met the needs of consumers head on and created the PC-V2120 to give power users a sleek and silent solution to house the best hardware components on the planet.

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Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction and Specifications

Antec has a reputation for manufacturing quality PC enclosures and power supplies, but most of their older designs didn't lend themselves to the flashy desires of the PC gaming community. After researching what features and options PC gamers needed in their cases, Antec developed the mysterious Dark Fleet series. The DF series brings together the company's high craftsmanship standards and the unique requirements of PC gamers and enthusiasts. We have one of the smaller form factor Dark Fleet cases on our test bench today called the DF-30. The unique cooling system, fan controllers, and 2.5" HDD support makes it a true competitor in the mid-tower chassis market.

Manufacturer: Silverstone
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Introduction and Features

It's been over a year since we reviewed our last PSU from SilverStone. They're back with the Strider Plus 850W PSU, which is fully modular, compact in size, and 80 Plus Silver certified. Check out the review to see if this new model is right for your next build.

Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction and Features

Antec's new High Current Pro 1200W PSU is designed to support the most demanding gaming rigs and high performance PCs with up to four graphics adapters and dual CPUs. Check out our review to see how this bad-boy measures up!

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Manufacturer: General
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Introduction, Features, Specifications

We all know Danger Den for their high performance watercooling systems, parts, and accessories. But, nowadays you can also purchase custom PC cases built to your own specifications! That's right, you can tailor every aspect of your acrylic case from the color, fan grills, and custom graphics. We saw their custom cases at this year's Quakecon and they provided one of their Black Series Tower 21 cases for us to review.

Manufacturer: NZXT
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Introduction and Features

The NZXT HALE90 850W PSU is bright white and 80Plus Gold certified, which translates to plenty of power with high efficiency, cool operation and minimal noise. Stop in and see if this NZXT unit should be the backbone of your next PC build.

Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction and Features

Today Antec debuts their new High Current Gamer line of PSUs designed to provide the reliability and stability that gamers demand at an affordable price. Check out the review – you won't be disappointed.

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Manufacturer: Coolit Systems
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Coolit Systems built upon the success of the ECO A.L.C. and added a versatile and configurable LCD screen to their new Vantage Advance Liquid Cooling System. The Vantage includes multiple options to use the CPU cooling system in quiet, performance, and extreme modes. This gives consumers the versatility they need to use the Vantage in different situations depending upon the user's performance needs.

Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Introduction and Features

Another top performer from Corsair – If you are looking for a fully modular, high-quality PSU with 80 Plus Gold efficiency that is very quiet, then check out Corsair's latest AX850!