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A Detailed Look from the Outside (Cont’d)

10/28/2015 - 14:43

[inline:files/review/2015-10-28/18a-Top.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-10-28/18b-Top.jpg] The top panel of the Silent Base 600 enclosure is also removable – held in place by six plastic clips, like the ones used to secure the front panel. Removing...

A Detailed Look from the Outside

10/28/2015 - 14:40

[inline:files/review/2015-10-28/11-SB-600-1.jpg] The Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Window Mid-Tower case is made from a combination of steel (0.7mm), ABS plastic, and rubber parts.  The overall fit and finish of the case is very good. The case is...

Specifications

10/28/2015 - 14:38

[inline:files/review/2015-10-28/9a-Dimensions.jpg] (Courtesy of Be Quiet!) [inline:files/review/2015-10-28/9b-Exploded.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-10-28/9c-Exploded.jpg] The Silent Base 600 Window Mid-Tower case is designed for users who are...

Packaging

10/28/2015 - 14:35

[inline:files/review/2015-10-28/7a-Box.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-10-28/7b-Box.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-10-28/7c-Box.jpg] The Silent Base 600 Window case arrived securely packed inside a standard retail box illustrating the enclosure’s...

Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 850W Power Supply Review

10/28/2015 - 13:38

Introduction Thermaltake is expanding their Digital Power Supply (DPS) lineup with the introduction of the new Toughpower DPS G Series, which includes six models ranging from 450W up to 1050W. We will be taking a detailed look at the Toughpower DPS G...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

10/17/2015 - 18:07

Thermaltake continues to expand their digital power supply lineup with the introduction of the new Toughpower DPS G Series. The DPS G Series supports Thermaltake’s comprehensive suite of Smart Power Management software, which can be used by...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

10/17/2015 - 18:04

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation, and AC Ripple

10/17/2015 - 18:01

PSU 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...

DPS Smart Power Management Software

10/17/2015 - 17:57

As we said in the introduction, one of the Toughpower DPS G power supply’s most unique features is the embedded micro controller that enables the PSU to communicate with Thermaltake’s Smart Power Management software. The SPM software goes...

Under the Hood

10/17/2015 - 17:53

[inline:files/review/2015-10-17/17a-Inside.jpg] Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside our review sample of the Toughpower DPS G 850W power supply.  Thermaltake appears to be using Channel Well Technologies (CWT) this time...