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A Detailed Look – At the Inside

03/24/2016 - 14:16

[inline:files/review/2016-03-24/19-Inside.jpg] Looking into the Eclipse P400S case from the left side reveals a typical ATX mid-tower layout with the addition of a large sheet metal baffle in the bottom. Behind this baffle is the power supply at the rear...

A Detailed Look from the Outside

03/24/2016 - 14:12

[inline:files/review/2016-03-24/13a-Front.jpg] The Phanteks Eclipse P400S case is made from a combination of steel, plastic, and rubber parts.  The overall fit and finish of the case is good and our review sample is painted black inside and out. The...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

03/15/2016 - 09:41

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Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

03/15/2016 - 09:36

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

03/15/2016 - 09:33

Testing Methodology Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  PCPerspective’s power supply test bench can place a precise DC load on the PSU under test.  Each power supply is tested under...

A Detailed Look

03/15/2016 - 09:29

[inline:files/review/2016-03-15/10a-Back.jpg] The EVGA 650 GQ power supply enclosure is painted with a matte black hammertone finish and measure 165mm (6.5”) long.  The back panel includes an On-Off switch, AC receptacle and open honey-comb...

Specifications and Packaging

03/15/2016 - 09:25

[inline:files/review/2016-03-15/5-Top-Fan.jpg] The EVGA 650W GQ power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 650 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail that can deliver up to 54.0A (648W...

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Silent Mid-Tower Case

03/14/2016 - 06:54

Introduction [inline:files/review/2016-02-17/2-Banner-1.jpg] There has been growing interest in recent years in quiet computing with more users looking for components that will help them build a quiet PC. Thermaltake’s new Suppressor F31 Silent ATX...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

02/17/2016 - 11:35

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Cooling Options (Cont’d)

02/17/2016 - 11:25

The following table lists the noise generated by the two included case fans while operating at different speeds/voltages.  Sound Pressure Levels were taken 3’ from the front of the enclosure.  The ambient background noise level was...