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Cooling Options

07/27/2016 - 13:58

The MasterBox 5 case was designed with high-end components and cooling system flexibility in mind to keep all your gaming hardware running cool and reliable. There are four different case fan mounting locations along with support for liquid cooling. Air...

Installation (Cont’d)

07/27/2016 - 13:53

Internal Hard Disc Drives [inline:files/review/2016-07-27/29a-HDDs.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-07-27/29b-HDDs.jpg] [inline:files/review/2016-07-27/29c-HDDs.jpg] The internal HDD cage contains two plastic drive trays, which are designed to hold either...

Installation of Components

07/27/2016 - 13:45

Power Supply [inline:files/review/2016-07-27/24a-PSU.jpg] The MasterBox 5 case is designed to mount a standard ATX power supply at the bottom. As a test, we installed a modular 750W PSU into the case. [inline:files/review/2016-07-27/24b-PSU.jpg]

A Detailed Look – At the Inside

07/27/2016 - 13:41

[inline:files/review/2016-07-27/19-Inside.jpg] Looking into the MasterBox 5 case from the left side reveals a typical ATX mid-tower layout with the addition of a plastic baffle in the bottom covering the power supply area. All the cutouts in the...

A Detailed Look from the Outside

07/27/2016 - 13:39

[inline:files/review/2016-07-27/10-Front.jpg] The MasterBox 5 case is made from a combination of steel and plastic parts.  The overall fit and finish of the case is good and our review sample is painted black inside and out. The riveted steel...

SilverStone SFX-L 700W Power Supply Review

07/22/2016 - 14:19

Introduction [inline:files/review/2016-07-08/2-Banner.jpg] SFX form factor cases and power supplies continue grow in popularity and in market share. As one of the original manufacturers of SFX power supplies, Silverstone Technology Co. is meeting demand...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

07/08/2016 - 18:09

SilverStone’s new 700W SFX-L Series PSU brings 700 watts of combined DC output to the small form factor market in an extended chassis. Its most obvious feature is its small size, but the PSU also incorporates many of the features found in...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

07/08/2016 - 18:04

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

07/08/2016 - 18:01

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

07/08/2016 - 17:58

[inline:files/review/2016-07-08/10-Back.jpg] The SilverStone SX700-LPT power supply enclosure is painted with a satin black finish. The power supply measures 130mm deep x 63mm x 125mm.  The back panel includes an On-Off switch, AC receptacle and...