Premium Chieftec Navitas 650 W PSU Review

Announced several months ago, Chieftec Navitas series of PSUs has managed to win the hearts of PC enthusiasts in many areas across the globe. Unlike the majority lineups where the junior model features 450/550 W power, Navitas offers 650 W GPM-650C as the first model in the line to satisfy the needs of fastidious customers. Upon the whole, the series counts five models of 650 W, 750 W, 850 W, 1000 W, and 1250 W power. Let’s see whether the junior representative of the series deserves universal acclaim.



Basic Specs and Connectors


Chieftec Navitas 650 W is delivered in a gray cardbox that contains its basic specifications. The unit is able to gain up to 648 W power on +12VDC rail efficiency. The correlation of efficiency on +12VDC rail and an overall power makes up 0.997 points. The model itself is housed in a gray case with large texture coating. Its layout might boast the incorporation of a high-voltage Nippon Chemi-Con capacitor and as much as efficient Capxon …

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.



Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH


What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.


By and large, …

The Thermaltake Versa N27 Chassis Will Be Available in Two Versions

The Versa line of Thermaltake chassis has been extended by the Versa N27 Mid-Tower model, designed either in black (Versa N27 namely) or in white and black (Versa N27 Snow Edition). The code names of these products are CA-1H6-00M1WN-00 and CA-1H6-00M6WN-00 respectively.



The new PC cases by Thermaltake offer mounting seats for a Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX or ATX mother board, 7 PCI/PCI Express expansion cards, ATX-compatible power supply unit, a 160 mm CPU cooler, up to four 3.5” HDD or five 2.5” SSD. The graphics card length restriction is 250 mm.


Two out of five NAND flash memory based drives are located in other than basic sectors – behind the mother board tray and on the supply unit cover. The latter is supposed to be optional. The supply kit contains one 120 mm fan on the back panel. In total there is enough space for at least 5 fans.


The interface panel on top features a USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, as well as headphones and microphone jacks.


The width of Versa …
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