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DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

08/11/2016 - 12:12

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...

A Detailed Look

08/11/2016 - 12:08

The new PRIME Titanium Series power supplies incorporate extremely tight voltage regulation, which Seasonic calls Micro Tolerance Load Regulation (MTLR). This results in the three primary rails (+3.3V, +5V, and +12V) exhibiting less than or equal to 0.5...

Specifications and Packaging

08/11/2016 - 12:03

Specifications [inline:files/review/2016-08-11/5-Nameplate.jpg] The Seasonic PRIME 750W Titanium power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 750 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail,...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

07/27/2016 - 13:03

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Cooling Options

07/27/2016 - 12:58

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 - 12:53

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 - 12:45

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 - 12:41

[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 - 12:39

[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 - 13:19

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...