It's been a little while since we last looked at a Riotoro unit, but it's as good a time as any to see if their units are still worthy of our attention. In keeping with the theme of my last review, we'll check out a 500 watt Riotoro bargain unit called the Builder Edition. We'll find out just how well it holds up.
I've decided to shake things up a little today. We haven't looked at the extreme low end of the power supply market in a while, so that's the plan for this review... to take one of EVGA's most bargain basement units and see if we have ourselves a gutless wonder or something actually half decent. Folks, I give you the EVGA 450BV.
For the first time since 2012, we're looking at a brand new unit from NZXT - the E series at 850 watts. They're back, and they're looking to make an impact with a unit that features software integration as one of its many perks. Shall we find out how it stacks up against some strong competition? Of course we shall.
Tom's Hardware has changed in the Avram Piltch era. In recent months, some veteran staff have jumped ship and many others are desperately looking for a life raft before the full implementation of Tom's Hardware 2.0, a Google SEO driven site. These sites, like Tom's Guide, don't break new stories but rather identify trending topics and then quickly build content to match. Purch has an internal team scrubbing the internet each day that assigns stories to different teams inside the company.
The Tom's Hardware 2.0 formula has not sat well with veteran journalists and editors that continued the twenty-two year legacy of Tom Pabst.
Gold-Rated 500W/600W Power Supplies for SFF Gaming Computers
March, 2017 – Taipei, Taiwan – FSP, the performance power
specialist, is eager to announce its Dagger Series SFX power
supplies. Available in 500W and 600W models, these PSUs offer PC
builders high-wattage, high-performance options for small form factor
Thermaltake decided to
jump on the RGB wagon by taking their very successful Water 3.0 Ultimate
AIO liquid CPU cooler and replacing its regular high-speed fans with
their ultra-low noise Riing RGB ones. The result may not produce the
exact same cooling efficiency numbers but it looks great and is almost
whisper quiet even at load. @ NikKTech
The Swiftech MCP655 is perhaps the most
well-known retail option of the Laing D5 pump and is Swiftech's attempt
at bringing to market a pump that is proven to be reliable, quiet, and
high performing. The additional touches provided by Swiftech include a
vibration dampening mounting kit and an acrylic top promising good
performance and aesthetics alike. @ techPowerUp!
One interesting detail on the Core P3 is the fact it comes unassembled, so you can assemble it the way you want.
Another characteristic is that there is room at the front can be used for watercooler radiators up to 420 mm, but it may also be used by storage units (hard disk drives and SSDs), fitting up to three 2.5 inches and two 3.5 inches units. So, the total number of bays will depend on the use of a radiator and its size. @ Hardware Secrets
The Cougar Panzer Max is a full-tower
representation of the Panzer chassis. It is larger, bulkier, has more
space, and looks a lot more menacing to boot. It really does resemble a
tank, which is what "Panzer'' means in German. So in this review, we
take the Panzer Max for a joy ride, fill it with some ammunition, and
see if it is a straight shooter. @ techPowerUp!
For example, when gaming peripheral manufacturers got together to think
of ways to get people to spend $100 rather than $30 on their next
keyboard, they came up with the mechanical keyboard. To try to get
people to spend $150 rather than $100 on their next mechanical keyboard,
someone started to put in RGB backlights. These are strategies that
worked in the past. But are there more ways to tread into waters that
other people have not trod? AZIO thinks so. @ APH Networks
How many times have you sat there and thought about getting a 3D
Scanner? If you are in to 3D printing then it’s probably a lot. If you
go online and look for a 3D scanner you will find a lot of them with
extremely high price tags. From $120 - $32,000. Seems a bit crazy on the
high end but you are paying for the resolution. The idea behind a 3D
scanner is that you use a laser that bounces back to a camera to tell it
the contours of the model. Well what does a Kinect do? It scans a body
for motion tracking using lasers and a camera. BINGO, there is a 3D
scanner waiting to be used. @ TechwareLabs
it comes to SSDs most people these days are starting to focus on NVMe
drives or at least M.2 drives. There is still interest and need for SATA
drives as well though. A lot of the SATA drives have been focused on
cheaper TLC based NAND but there is still a need for MLC NAND and that’s
where the OCZ VX500 that was introduced last fall has been hanging out.
It’s designed as a replacement for the OCZ Vector 180. They have
dropped the Barefoot 3 controller and moved to a Toshiba based TC358790.
That combined with the MLC NAND has me excited to finally take a look
at the VX500 and see how it performs and where it fits in today’s
marketplace. @ LanOC Reviews
Designed and manufactured
with gamers and demanding users in mind the brand new Cube Mini-ITX PC
Case by Antec is not only certified by our friends over at EKWB but it
also looks great and competes with much larger models in terms of
interior space. @ NikKTech
offer from the MSI GS43VR is a powerful specification which revolves
around Intel’s Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4 and then 1080p champion by way
of the renowned 6GB GTX 1060. These key components supply a strong
platform which is further strengthened by the robust Samsung SM951 SSD. @ Vortez
Today, a new reader review has been published. Berserkus is testing the AeroCool Project7 P7-C1 Tempered Glass Edition mid-tower case in his first reader review on OCinside.de. The tempered-glass side panel looks very good and we should not be afraid about scratches when cleaning, which unfortunately happens with plexiglass. @ Redaktion OCInside
FREMONT, CA – March 23rd 2017 - CORSAIR®,
a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware
and PC components, today proudly announced its first fully built gaming
PC, the CORSAIR ONE. Designed to deliver premium PC performance in an
incredibly small package, CORSAIR ONE brings together decades of CORSAIR
memory, cooling, power supply, and chassis engineering with the latest
in cutting edge PC hardware to create a PC unlike anything else
The recently launched Rosewill EX-500 and
EX-700 aim to take on the usual brands that dominate the price range by
offering high-quality craftsmanship coupled with a nice accessories pack
and - of course - better sound. We listen closely to see whether they
can hold up on these promises. @ techPowerUp!
03 March 2017, Taipei, Taiwan - In early 2003 the ATX Mainboard 20-Pin connector was upgraded to the current ATX 24-Pin connector. Although rumors for another change have since been around, the 24–Pin standard continues and there is still no significant change in sight.