Now that the end of November fast approaches, a lot of people will be gearing up to build new computers for the holiday season. Some of these people might be looking for affordable, decent quality power supplies, and will be wondering if perhaps the EVGA 450BT 80 Plus Bronze unit might just be good enough to get the job done. Let's find out right now, shall we?
Sometimes, it's good to look at power supplies on the lower end of a company's product range. Such is the case here today as we take a good hard look at something clear at the bottom end of EVGA's lineup, known as the N1 series. I have the 750W model in front of me, bought brand new off a store shelf, and we're going to see just what it can do. This is a unit so far down in the bargain bin that it doesn't even bear 80 Plus certification. Let's see what happens.
A couple years ago, Corsair came to us with their then new SF600 80 Plus Gold unit and told us they would like to rule the SFX market. We quickly discovered they had good reason to be optimistic. But times have changed, and things rarely stand still in this business. Corsair's now added to their SFX units and would like us to make sure things are still good. Folks, meet the Platinum version of the SF600: it's promising big things, and it wants your money.
Effective 01 December 2018, Sea Sonic USA is to increase the MSRP for all power supplies manufactured in China and destined for the US market. This is the result of recent market developments, but all orders placed prior to this date shall follow current pricing.
Based off the excellent Seasonic FOCUS Plus 850 Gold 850W, the
NZXT E850 850W delivers excellent performance along with real time digital monitoring capabilities, where you can conveniently see how your power supply is performing and play around with the fan profile to your liking. @ APH Networks
Tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard sales are on the rise lately so as expected many both well established and rather new gaming peripheral manufacturers have launched their very own models lately in an effort to try and get a piece of the pie. Now although i never owned a tenkeyless gaming keyboard nor did we ever used one in the lab (aside of course the ones we test/review) it's a fact that there are many people out there who may not have enough space on their desks for regular sized keyboards (some may never even use the numeric keypad so that could also be a reason as to why they'd choose a tenkeyless model) or who may prefer a shorter distance between the keyboard and the mouse. @ NikKTech
The crowded and competitive SSD market means the Gigabyte M.2
PCIe SSD 256GB is a decent option, but not necessarily an outstanding choice
in a sea of equally or more desirable products. @ APH Networks
Das Keyboard, known for high quality
classic design mechanical keyboards, takes a giant leap forward the
technology train by introducing cloud-connected Q-series keyboards. The
Das Keyboard 5Q allows for internet-based monitoring and control of your
life, while also ticking the feature list of RGB backlighting, an
exclusive switch, and software driver support. @ TechPowerUp
Corsair H115i Platinum RGB boasts a revised CPU block with 16
individually addressable LED lights, as opposed to the single selectable
colour on the H115i Pro RGB. Along with the revised lighting is a
larger cold plate for better thermal conductivity and performance
overall as well as an improved radiator core for larger surface area. @ Vortez
H100i RGB Platinum adds to the previous iteration in several ways,
including a more pronounced presence of RGB lighting, with multi-zone
LED lighting on the pump housing, with 16 individual LEDs, as well as
ML120 RGB fans on the radiator. We also see an improved radiator core
and copper cold plate which increases surface area and therefore
performance. @ Vortez
The award winning Hydro
Series of AIO Liquid CPU Coolers by CORSAIR is back this time with
high-performance RGB magnetic levitation fans and 16 multi-zone RGB LEDs
located at the top of the pump. @ NikKTech
Corsair once again looks to take the
closed-loop cooler crown with the new Hydro Series H115i Platinum.
Sporting RGB ML series fans, a larger 280 mm radiator, and an improved
mounting system, it received a slew of updates which translate into a
solid performer that not only gets the job done, but looks the part as
well. @ TechPowerUp
FREMONT, CA, November 1st, 2018– CORSAIR®,
a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components,
today launched the latest in its line of best-selling Hydro Series
all-in-one liquid CPU coolers, the CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i RGB
PLATINUM and CORSAIR Hydro Series H115i RGB PLATINUM. The new pair of
coolers take the Hydro Series to new heights in both cooling performance
and dazzling RGB lighting across both the fans and pump head.
The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming Z comes at
NVIDIA Founders Edition pricing of $600, yet beats that card in every
regard. The cooler is whisper quiet, even during heavy gaming sessions;
and when not loaded, the fans turn off completely, thanks to the
idle-fan-stop feature. @ TechPowerUp
eTeknix reported today that SeaSonic CEO Vincent Chang sent out a press release regarding the new price structure for their PSUs. With the US engaged in a tradewar with China, tariffs are put in place on some goods coming in manufactured there.
Read more at eTeknix: https://www.eteknix.com/seasonic-reveals-increased-prices-for-products-due-to-tariffs/
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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