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DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

03/21/2014 - 12:15

DC Output Load Regulation To simulate real world and maximum loading conditions, the Cooler Master V Series 850W PSU was connected to the load testers and supplied with a constant 115 VAC.  In this test we are interested in seeing how well a PSU can...

Under the Hood

03/21/2014 - 12:12

[inline:files/review/2014-03-21/16-Inside.jpg] The Cooler Master V Series features a full-bridge LLC resonant topology on the primary side with synchronous rectification and DC-to-DC converters on the secondary.  The LLC resonant design allows for...

A Detailed Look

03/21/2014 - 12:10

The steel enclosure of the Cooler Master V Series 850W power supply features a black-matte, scratch-resistant finish and measures 170mm (6.7”) long, which is nice and compact for a 850W power supply.     [inline:files/review/2014-03-...

Specifications and Packaging

03/21/2014 - 12:08

The Cooler Master V Series 850W power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 850 watts at 40°C operating temperature (internal case air temperature).  The PSU includes universal AC line input (automatically adjusts to...

NZXT H440 White Mid-Tower Case Review

02/07/2014 - 14:42

NZXT is introducing the H440 Mid-Tower case in their H Series line.  The new H440 chassis will be available in two different color schemes; white with black accents and black with red accents. Both versions exhibit clean lines and a sleek design....

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

02/01/2014 - 13:09

[inline:files/review/2014-02-01/13-H440_L_1680x1050_0.jpg] (Courtesy of NZXT)

Case Cooling – Air and/or Water

02/01/2014 - 13:05

Air Cooling


02/01/2014 - 13:02

Power Supply [inline:files/review/2014-02-01/24-PSU.jpg] The NZXT H440 Mid-Tower case is designed to mount a standard ATX style power supply at the bottom.  The power supply is first mounted to a sub plate and then easily slides into position from...

A Detailed Look – At the Inside

02/01/2014 - 12:59

Looking into the NZXT H440 case from the left side reveals a typical ATX mid-tower case layout with the power supply located at the bottom behind a shroud. There are no 5.25” drive bays; instead you get five removable 3.5”/2.5” HDD/SSD...

A Detailed Look – From the Outside (Cont’d)

02/01/2014 - 12:56

[inline:files/review/2014-02-01/15-Back.jpg] Looking at the rear of the enclosure reveals a fairly typical ATX-tower style layout with the power supply mounted at the bottom of the enclosure instead of the top.  A 140mm exhaust fan comes pre-...