James Schell

Power Supplies Reviews

Enermax Revolution SFX 550W review

The SFX power supply market must be growing, because it seems like every few months now there are companies announcing new PSUs aimed at SFF enthusiasts. It was late last year that Enermax announced their Revolution SFX series, and today we’re now looking at the Revolution SFX 550W. While Enermax is no stranger to power supplies – and has even sold SFX units in the past – this...

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SilverStone SX550 Review

On the bench today is the SilverStone SX550, a 550W SFX power supply with Gold-rated efficiency, 80mm fan, and fully hard-wired cables. An interesting unit that slots in between the more budget units like the Bronze-rated ST30SF V2.0 and ST45SF V3.0 that I reviewed recently and the higher-end modular units in SilverStone’s ever-growing line of SFX and SFX-L PSUs. So without further ado...

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NVIDIA shows off Pascal Quadro cards

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Zotac GTX 1080 Mini now in stock!

Zotac announced the first short GTX 1080 video card at the end of last year and it’s been one of the most discussed video cards on the forum since then, but now it’s here! Amazon has it listed for $720, and shows in stock, with 2 left as of this writing. The price is a bit high, but presumably there’s a bit of price gouging going on since stock is so limited, and it’s...

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SilverStone ST30SF V2.0 and ST45SF V3.0 Review

Welcome to this special double feature PSU review! On the docket today are the SilverStone ST30SF V2.0 and the ST45SF V3.0, which are non-modular, Bronze-rated units with 92mm cooling fans of 300W and 450W capacity respectively. As the revision number at the end signifies, these are updated versions of previous SilverStone SFX power supplies and as such, they retain the old naming scheme. After...

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Galax GTX 1050 Ti OC LP and GTX 1070 OC Mini pictured

Thanks to a tip from forum member RobonHood, we’ve learned that GALAX has quietly announced their own low-profile GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 video cards, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC LP and GALAX GeForce GTX 1050 OC LP respectively. And while investigating the low-profile cards, I also found that GALAX now has a short GTX 1070 Mini! GALAX GTX 1050 Ti/GTX 1050 OC LP Amazingly, this is the...

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SilverStone SX800-LTI now available on Newegg

Like it says on the tin, the SilverStone is now in stock at Newegg! Link here. Edit: It’s now on Amazon for the MSRP of $180. You can read my review for the details but in short, the SX800-LTI is a Titanium-rated (!), fully-modular, semi-fanless, 800W (!!), SFX-L power supply from SilverStone. I think it’s a great unit, with my main complaints being the fan starts a bit earlier and at...

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Dr Zaber Sentry’s Indiegogo campaign launches!

I think that 2017 will be the year of the indie SFF case. Starting us off is the Dr Zaber Sentry, a console-sized case that can pack serious hardware, and is built like a tank. The crowdfunding campaign for the first production run is now live on Indiegogo here. The campaign has a goal of 100 units and a max limit of 1000 units for the first main production run (to keep logistics manageable in...

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ASUS at CES

ASUS had quite a few SFF related products in their booth on the show floor and our reporter Drew was sure to snap pics of them all. Plus, stayed tuned for the special CES episode of the Low Volume podcast, where Drew will be talking about his multi-hour chat with Raja Gill, the Technical PR Manager for ASUS USA and former AnandTech Senior Motherboard Editor! We covered the ASUS 200-series...

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HDPLEX CES Update

Larry from HDPLEX is in Vegas attending CES and Drew, our man on the ground covering the show, was able to catch up with him and get some updates on the upcoming AC-DC and DC-ATX units. For those unaware of the company, HDPLEX develops a line of fanless cases plus the cooling and power solutions to make them feasible, along with accessories like an ultra-flexible PCIe extender. The...