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eXtreme Outer Vision's online PSU Calculator tool serves as a very useful one when one is wanting to ensure their power supply is enough to meet the demands of all the specs crammed into a particular system. It assits in helping one determine not so much just how many Watts their exact system configuration needs, but even more importantly how much amperage is required to back said Wattage up.
OCZ has re-worked its previous StealthXStream line-up of power supplies and brought the StealthXStream 2 series to market as of this week.
The new series comprises 400W, 500W, 600W and 700W models, of which are 80Plus certified and compliant with ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V standards. These are non-modular power supplies aimed at the home user, gamer and also quite capable for the majority of enthusiast PCs.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - With so many companies products and showcases to cover at this year's Computex, getting a good scoop on every one of them was near impossible in the event's 4 day timeframe.
We were unable to spend much time at the Noctua booth, but that doesn't mean they didn't have anything interesting on display. The company is reknowned for making top quality heatsinks that rival the best of the best and they had some real nice looking next-gen products on display that we can all look forward to.
Taiwanese case maker Aerocool has started shipping its new Vs-9 mid-tower chassis to the European market which for the equivilent of around 50 bucks U.S. looks to give a good bunch of features for the price whilst having simplistic but classy styling.
The case has nine 5.25-inch drive bays and mounting drives inside is tool-free. Speaking of inside, you'll see in the below image the case is painted black inside and out; a new trend seen more in chassis' of today that most people will agree is a lot more attractive than grey metal.
If you're finding it hard to locate a quality fan controller that blends in well with the mesh fascia on your case, Sunbeamtech has just released its new Smart Fan Controller 6 and Controller 3 to suit 5.25" and 3.5" drive bays, respectively.
The 6 channel 5.25" variant offers up to 30W per channel, whilst the 3 channel 3.5" one gives up to 20W per channel. Both units are powered by a single Molex connector and there is also a connection for the motherboard to synchronize all the fan speeds using PWM signals.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Noctua had a well thought out booth at Computex this year that included a few prototype pieces and even some TweakTown propaganda.
I think everyone really wants to see the new upcoming stuff so we will start there. Noctua had a few prototype parts on display at Comptex 2010.
Thermalright are a solid player in the high performance air cooling market for CPUs and GPUs and always manage to wow the masses with improved heatsink designs in every generation.
At Computex last week they showed no slowdown in development with some eye popping and quite massive high performance air cooling solutions for both CPUs and GPUs.
This video below lets you see just how far they're taking the next generation of air cooling :-
Swinging out a final playing card in closing of Computex this year, Thermaltake has bettered its line-up of high performance Toughpower series power supplies with some new 80 PLUS Gold Certified models.
The new Toughpower Grand series sport a sleek glossy black finish with rounded edges and currently there are two models in the series; a 650W and 750W.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - A-DATA had plenty of stuff on display at their booth and this time we get a look at the companies range of power supplies that it has just launched. As you should know, A-DATA is primarily a memory come that also does pen drives and solid state disk drives, so it will be interesting to see how they end up performing when we put them through the paces.
A-DATA is not messing around from the outset and in the video we get an introduction to the Eye of Horus technology. This is an intelligent LED fan feature that is able to indicate power output from one of the A-DATA Horus Series units. You have 0%~50% with a green light, 50%~100% with a blue light and over 100% with a red light.
There are currently five models in the series including 1200, 850, 750, 650 and 550 watt versions. Each come with 80 Plus Bronze certification, Japanese made caps and they should go on sale sometime in Q3 this year.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Antec had a big range of new products on display at the show including cases, power supplies and accessories.
In our second Antec video, we get an introduction of the full line of new cases being displayed including the LanBoy Air, Dark Fleet and ISK 100.
We'll surely have all of these in for review soon for Chad to put through the paces.