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DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

04/14/2014 - 12:47

DC Output Load Regulation To simulate real world and maximum loading conditions, the EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 and 850 G2 power supplies were connected to the load testers and supplied with a constant 115 VAC.  In this test we are interested in seeing...

Under the Hood

04/14/2014 - 12:43

[inline:files/review/2014-04-14/15-Inside.jpg] Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 and 850 G2 Gold power supplies.  Internally the two units are very similar as you would expect as they are both...

A Detailed Look

04/14/2014 - 12:41

[inline:files/review/2014-04-14/10a-Back.jpg] The EVGA SuperNOVA G2 power supply enclosures are painted with a flat black hammertone finish and measure 180mm (7.1”) long.  The back panel includes an On-Off switch, AC receptacle and a small 2-...

Packaging and Parts

04/14/2014 - 12:37

The EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 and 850 G2 power supplies arrived securely packed inside standard retail boxes showcasing each unit’s features and specifications.   [inline:files/review/2014-04-14/7a-Boxes.jpg] [inline:files/review/2014-04-14/7b-750...

Specifications

04/14/2014 - 12:33

The EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 and 850 G2 Gold power supplies are rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 750 watts and 850 watts respectively at 50°C operating temperature. Both PSUs incorporate a single +12V rail. The 750 G2 can deliver...

Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Performance Mid-Tower PC Case Review

03/26/2014 - 08:09

[inline:files/review/2014-03-25/2-450D-Banner.jpg] The highly anticipated 450D mid-tower case is Corsair’s latest addition to their top of the line Obsidian Series and is the first new Obsidian case to be released in 2014. The Obsidian 450D mid-...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

03/25/2014 - 14:15

The Obsidian Series 450D Mid-Tower case shares many of the same design elements present on Corsair’s popular Obsidian 350D micro-ATX chassis, 750D Full-Tower and the 900D Super-Tower enclosures. The Obsidian 450D case can easily accommodate one or...

Focus on Cooling

03/25/2014 - 14:09

[inline:files/review/2014-03-25/30-Airflow.jpg] (Courtesy of Corsair) Air Cooling The Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Mid-Tower case was designed with an increased focus on high air-flow in mind to keep all your high-end gaming hardware running cool and...

Installation

03/25/2014 - 14:06

[inline:files/review/2014-03-25/23a-450D_built.jpg] (Courtesy of Corsair) Power Supply [inline:files/review/2014-03-25/23b-PSU.jpg] [inline:files/review/2014-03-25/23c-PSU.jpg]

A Detailed Look – At the Inside

03/25/2014 - 14:01

Looking into the 450D case from the left side reveals a typical ATX mid-tower case layout with the power supply located at the bottom instead of up top.   [inline:files/review/2014-03-25/17-Inside.jpg] The top section inside the enclosure is...