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A Detailed Look – At the Inside

05/31/2014 - 08:32

Gripping the front bezel by the slot opening under the front edge and pulling forward releases the bezel. All of the I/O cables are neatly labeled and should be plenty long. [inline:files/review/2014-05-31/19-In-bezel.jpg] Next, removing the case cover (...

A Detailed Look – From the Outside

05/31/2014 - 08:27

[inline:files/review/2014-05-31/11-Front.jpg] The Cooler Master Elite 110 mini-ITX case features a scratch resistant, black matte finish inside and out, which gives the case a simple but very attractive look. The Cooler Master logo at the bottom of the...

Packaging and Parts

05/31/2014 - 08:22

The Cooler Master Elite 110 mini-ITX case arrived securely packed inside a standard brown shipping cartoon that highlights the case’s main features and specifications. [inline:files/review/2014-05-31/5-Box.jpg] [inline:files/review/2014-05-31/6-Box...

Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 1500W Power Supply Review

04/30/2014 - 07:47

Corsair announced their latest flagship power supply, the 1,500 watt AX1500i Digital ATX PSU earlier this year at CES. We recently received a retail unit to review and have spent the past week putting it through our suite of tests. The new AX1500i...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

04/29/2014 - 21:45

[inline:files/review/2014-04-29/32-AX1500i-Banner-2.jpg] To say we were impressed is an understatement – the Corsair AX1500i Digital has proven itself to be an outstanding power supply! Here are a few of the reasons why:

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

04/29/2014 - 21:41

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

04/29/2014 - 21:38

DC Output Load Regulation To simulate real world and maximum loading conditions, the Corsair AX1500i 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 maintain...

PSU Testing Methodology

04/29/2014 - 21:35

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 controlled, real-world...

Corsair Link Monitoring and Control Software

04/29/2014 - 21:33

The digital design of the AX1500i allows for a full suite of telemetry to be communicated from the AX1500i to the PC over USB or a Corsair Link Commander Unit (sold separately). After downloading and installing the free Corsair Link software, you can...

Under the Hood

04/29/2014 - 21:29

[inline:files/review/2014-04-29/14a-Inside.jpg] Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the massive AX1500i Digital power supply.  As with previous AXi digital power supplies, Corsair continues to partner with Flextronics to...