A couple years ago, we looked at a 730 watt unit in Enermax' then new Revolution XT line and found it to be pretty decent. But times change, and so does the market. Enermax comes to us today with an update on that unit pushing twenty more watts. But is it enough to keep up with the market in 2016?
FSP comes before us today with another unit in their new Hydro G series, this time the 850 watt model. We tested the 750 watt version not long ago and found it to be quite a decent unit. Will things turn out the same for big brother?
80 Plus Titanium is starting to become more and more familiar to us as the months go by, isn't it? We've seen a number of flagship models come out now bearing the certification, and they've all done rather well for themselves. Personally, I've been waiting for the smaller units to show up. 700 watts and up is relatively easy for high efficiency units, because they have a much wider operating range to optimize efficiency for... I want to see Titanium come in below that number. Well, it looks like we're starting to push that envelope today. Say hello to the Strider Titanium 600W unit. Not only is this the lowest powered Titanium I've seen yet, but it continues Silverstone's efforts on improving power density. To the load tester!
Taipei, Taiwan - May 10th, 2016: FSP, the performance power specialist, announces the release of its Hydro X Series 80PLUS Gold certified power supplies. These ATX PSUs use premium components and Japanese-made electrolytic capacitors made to exacting standards in order to provide users excellent cooling performance at high efficiency with minimum noise.
Power Supplies Built for
Reliability and Long Life
FREMONT, CA – April 8th 2016 - Corsair®, the world’s most awarded and
recommended PC power supply brand1, today announced the immediate
increase in warranty from 7 years to 10 years for several series of Corsair
computer power supply ranges. From today all current and future Corsair AXi,
HXi, RMi and RMx PSUs will benefit from an additional three years of warranty,
with no extra registration or action required by customers.
Our friends over at Corsair made a name for themselves by manufacturing high-performance and quality RAM modules and SSDs and top-of-the-line PC cases but right now they are also among the most popular gaming peripherals manufacturers so since they just released the new M65 Pro RGB gaming mouse we just had to test it out. @ NikKTech
With new flash chips and an updated firmware underneath the hood of the OCZ Trion 150 480GB, the mission of this drive has not changed. The mission was not to explore new frontiers to raise the bar in performance. Instead, the mission was to offer more value for the money -- value with sufficient capacity to take on moderately sized traditional hard drives, while edging out the competition in speed, and beating them in warranty coverage. Has these changes in parameters impressed us with its statistics to make a purchase decision? @ APH Networks
Bold, modern design and
superior cooling capabilities give gamers the edge.
FREMONT, CA – April 8th 2016 - Corsair®,
a world leader in enthusiast PC hardware and components, today announced the
immediate availability of the Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA mid-tower
gaming case. With a large side panel window and bold angular styling, the
SPEC-ALPHA offers sharp looks in black/grey, red/white or the previously
un-announced black/red to complement its efficient cooling. Packed with
features to make your next gaming PC build better, the SPEC-ALPHA boasts three
120mm fans for Direct Airflow Path cooling, a three-speed fan control and the
ability to house a variety of high-end PC hardware.
Today we’re to look at what GIGABYTE has
to offer in the Z170MX-Gaming 5. This condensed motherboard shares some key
similarities with its larger siblings which make use of the ATX form factor.
Throughout there is an eye-catching design which carries with it a strong
feature-set, with extra emphasis on audio performance. @ Vortez
Revolutionary online tool makes custom cables
7, 2016) – CableMod – a leader in internal PC beautification
– gives users the tools to realize their perfect PC vision. We began with offering a wide variety of
cable colors, and support for the industry’s leading PSUs. Today, CableMod is
proud to announce the latest revolution in custom PC cabling – the CableMod Configurator. With the CableMod
Configurator, users will be able to customize their very own PC cables quickly
and easily, allowing them to tailor cables for over 150 PSU models.
Los Angeles, California — April 7, 2016 — RIOTORO®, a
California company dedicated to building innovative PC components, today
announced the ultra-compact CR1080 PC tower case. At 9.6 by 14.1 inches, the
elegantly styled CR1080 is one of the smallest and PC towers available, yet
packs a punch with support for full-size ATX motherboards, power supplies and
graphics cards. The CR1080 has a suggested retail price of $79.99 and is
immediately available at Amazon.com.
a few weeks ago Cooler Master introduced their new Masterkeys Pro L and S
keyboards. I spent a bunch of time with the L aka the full sized model but at
that time I didn’t have the chance to check out the Masterkeys Pro S. Well
after our review they were quick to get an S out to me. A lot of the features
of the Pro L are the same on the smaller S but there are a few differences. So
today I’m going to take a look at the Masterkeys pro S and show you guys what
is different. This won’t be as in depth of a review as the original, but if you
check out our original review HERE and then check this
out you should have a good idea of what the new Masterkeys Pro’s are all about
and if they are for you. @ LanOC
With a simple design change, Noctua has reinvented the
NH-D15. The new NH-D15S has that same awful color scheme, but now features
better memory and expansion-slot clearance, all thanks to its new asymmetrical
design. @ TechPowerUp
SAMA is a Chinese PSU manufacturer which, for the
moment at least, doesn't seem terribly interested in retail markets outside of
Asia. However, this isn't the case for companies looking to find new OEMs for
their products. Today, we will look at SAMA's flagship, the Forza Titanium,
with a capacity of 800W. @ TechPowerUp
SAN JOSE, Calif. —GPU Technology
Conference—April 4, 2016— MSI Computer Corp,
a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today
announced the availability of the WT72,
the world’s first professional NVIDIA® VR Ready mobile workstation equipped
with NVIDIA’s newest mobile GPU, the Quadro M5500.
The Ryos MK FX has a
feature list that reads like various others in its series, including Cherry MX
switches, dual 32bit ARM processors, 2MB of on board memory, as well as having
a built in wrist rest and thumbster buttons. However, the Ryos MK FX gets a full
RGB lighting makeover and is supported by ROCCAT Swarm, ROCCAT's unified driver
software. @ Vortez
Two weeks ago, I received my Iron Ring, signaling the beginning of my career as an engineer. However, it did not really mean a whole lot to me yet, especially as I still have a month of school to go. While the ceremony itself was interesting itself, since then, I have found it hard to actually remove the ring from my hand. No, this is not like a "Lord of the Rings" ring to rule them all, especially everyone else there received a ring like mine. Rather, I have become used to the ring itself. When I first received it, it was weird to keep it on, and I fidgeted with it all the time. After two weeks, however, my right handed pinky finger feels lighter and feels awkward without the ring on. @ APH Networks
Have you always wanted a power bank which could
be used to power many electronic devices and not just your mobile ones? If the
answer is yes the AL390 18.000mAh Laptop Power Bank by Xtorm should do the
trick. @ NikKTech