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DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

03/15/2016 - 10:33

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

03/15/2016 - 10:29

[inline:files/review/2016-03-15/10a-Back.jpg] The EVGA 650 GQ power supply enclosure is painted with a matte black hammertone finish and measure 165mm (6.5”) long.  The back panel includes an On-Off switch, AC receptacle and open honey-comb...

Specifications and Packaging

03/15/2016 - 10:25

[inline:files/review/2016-03-15/5-Top-Fan.jpg] The EVGA 650W GQ power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 650 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail that can deliver up to 54.0A (648W...

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Silent Mid-Tower Case

03/14/2016 - 07:54

Introduction [inline:files/review/2016-02-17/2-Banner-1.jpg] There has been growing interest in recent years in quiet computing with more users looking for components that will help them build a quiet PC. Thermaltake’s new Suppressor F31 Silent ATX...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

02/17/2016 - 12:35

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Cooling Options (Cont’d)

02/17/2016 - 12:25

The following table lists the noise generated by the two included case fans while operating at different speeds/voltages.  Sound Pressure Levels were taken 3’ from the front of the enclosure.  The ambient background noise level was...

Cooling Options

02/17/2016 - 12:19

The Suppressor F31 case was designed with quiet operation and good air-flow in mind to keep all your high-end gaming hardware running cool and reliable. There are up to nine different case fan mounting locations along with support for liquid cooling. Air...

Installation of Components

02/17/2016 - 12:14

Power Supply [inline:files/review/2016-02-17/25a-PSU.jpg] The Suppressor F31 case is designed to mount a standard ATX power supply at the bottom. The PSU sits on four rubber pads. As a test, we installed a typical 750W PSU into the case. [inline:files/...

A Detailed Look – At the Inside

02/17/2016 - 12:08

Looking into the Suppressor F31 case from the left side reveals a typical ATX mid-tower layout with the power supply located at the bottom.   [inline:files/review/2016-02-17/21-Inside.jpg]

A Detailed Look from the Outside

02/17/2016 - 12:04

[inline:files/review/2016-02-17/13a-Front.jpg] The Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Window Mid-Tower case is made from a combination of steel, plastic, and rubber parts.  The overall fit and finish of the case is very good and the case is painted black...