Cases/Cooling/PSUs

As mainstream power supplies continue to make their subtle shift to the ATX 3.1 standard, the pace of change is picking up. Already most vendors offer at least one ATX 3.1 unit in their lineups, and thanks to the relatively small set of changes that come with the revised standard, PSU vendors have largely been able to tweak their existing ATX 3.0 designs, allowing for them to quickly roll-out updated power supplies. This means that the inflection point for ATX 3.1 as a whole is quickly approaching, as more and more designs get their update and make their way out to retail shelves. Today we're looking at our first ATX 3.1-compliant PSU from Corsair, one of the industry's most prolific (and highest profile) power supply...

The Lian Li EDGE EG1000 1000W ATX 3.1 PSU Review: Power On The Edge

Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd., established in 1983, is a Taiwanese company specializing in the manufacture of computer cases, power supplies, and accessories. They are one of the oldest...

15 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/5/2024

Noctua Launches New Flagship Cooler: NH-D15 G2 with LGA1851 CPUs Support

On Tuesday, Noctua introduced its second-generation NH-D15 cooler, which offers refined performance and formally supports Intel's next-generation Arrow Lake-S processors in LGA1851 packaging. Alongside its NH-D15 G2 CPU cooler...

27 by Anton Shilov on 7/3/2024

The Enermax PlatiGemini 1200W ATX 3.1 + ATX12VO PSU Review: The Swiss Army Knife

In the retail PC PSU space, most of the focus on new standards and their capabilities in the past couple of years has been on ATX 3.0 and it's...

5 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/2/2024

The Lian Li Hydroshift LCD 360S AIO Cooler Review: Sleek, Stylish, and Lively

Among the packed field of PC hardware manufacturers, Lian Li is a company that arguably shouldn't even need an introduction. The quirky company has developed a devout following thanks...

10 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/28/2024

Frore Unveils Waterproof AirJet Mini Sport for Smartphones

Over the past couple of years, Frore Systems has demonstrated several ways that its AirJet solid-state active cooling systems can be used to improve cooling in fanless devices like...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/26/2024

The Cooler Master V850 SFX Gold ATX 3.0 PSU Review: Small Scale

In response to the increasing popularity of compact and portable gaming PCs in the past couple of years, we've seen several PC peripheral manufacturers release larger collections of SFX...

3 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/20/2024

Extreme PSUs Incoming: Enermax, Leadex, and Seasonic at Up to 2800W

Just several years ago, we were impressed to witness a 2,000W power supply for mining systems at Computex. But with arrival or AMD's Ryzen Threadripper WX and Intel's Xeon...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/18/2024

DeepCool Adds Vapor Chamber to an Air Cooler: AIO-Like Performance at Air Cooler Reliability

While the market for high-end CPU coolers has decidedly shifted towards closed-loop all-in-one liquid coolers over the last several years, air cooling remains alive and well. Even at the...

11 by Anton Shilov on 6/18/2024

Antec's 'Performance 1M' Mini-ITX Chassis Can House a GeForce RTX 4090

With the highly integrated nature of PCs these days, the Mini-ITX form-factor has become a very viable option for high-performance gaming system. With plenty of motherboards available for both...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2024

Noctua Shows Off Thermosiphon Based CPU Cooler Prototype At Computex 2024

Many companies showed off a range of concept designs during Computex 2024, but perhaps Noctua had one of the coolest. Noctua, primarily known for its air coolers, had a...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2024

No, It Does Not Fly: Corsair Demos '9000D Airflow' PC Case with 24 Fans

Trade shows like Computex always bring out their fair share of oddities, and this year was no exception, with one of the highlights being a Corsair PC case with...

9 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2024

The Enermax Revolution D.F. 12 750W ATX 3.1 PSU Review: Compact Contender

Enermax, established in 1990, is a renowned Taiwanese company in the PC hardware industry, particularly recognized for its innovative power supply units (PSUs), cooling solutions, and PC cases. Over...

1 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/7/2024

Frore Demos Solid-State AirJet Cooler in Action: Significantly Improving Both Laptop and SSD Performance

In recent months, Frore Systems has been turning heads with their fanless solid-state air cooler technology. The AirJet, as it's come to be called, was previously shown off at...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2024

Capsule Review: Sunon Maglev 120mm Fan

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Taiwan, Sunon (aka Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.), stands out as a prominent global producer of fans, blowers, and thermal management systems...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/17/2024

The Arctic Cooling Freezer 36 ARGB CPU Cooler Review: Budget Cooling Done Well

As modern high-performance CPUs generate more heat, there's been a noticeable increase in the demand for powerful air coolers capable of managing these thermal challenges. Traditional stock air coolers...

4 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/16/2024

The XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W PSU Review: Our First ATX 3.1 Power Supply

Just over 18 months ago, Intel launched their significantly revised ATX v3.0 power supply standard, and with it, the 600 Watt-capable 12VHPWR cable to power video cards and other...

31 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/2/2024

The AlphaCool Core Ocean T38 360mm AIO CPU Cooler Review: Loud and Proud

While the all-in-one CPU cooler industry is dominated, at least in mindshare, by flagship coolers from the industry’s biggest brands, the market segment overall has grown over the years...

2 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/29/2024

The Eurocom 780W AC Power Adapter Review: Big Power For Big Laptops

While desktop PC power supplies receive the bulk of enthusiasts’ attention for good reasons – not the least of which being the vast selection of options that comes from...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/22/2024

The Iceberg Thermal IceFLOE Oasis 360mm AIO Cooler Review: Affordable & Effective Cooling

Iceberg Thermal Inc. is one of the newer players in the PC cooling market. The company was founded in 2019 by an experienced team of designers and engineers setting...

0 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/17/2024

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