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 …

Sapphire Announces the Release of New HD 7950 FleX Edition

The market of graphics cards is constantly replenished by new products from established and developing companies. The Sapphire Technology company has made a considerable step in this field and introduced a new graphics card HD 7950 FleX Edition based on Graphics Core Next architecture. This model is distinguished by the capability to connect three monitors with DVI interface simultaneously without the need to use dedicated adaptors. Such welcome option became possible due to the integrated Eyefinity and FleX technologies.

The graphics card enables the connection of 2 monitors with the available DVI ports, and the third monitor – with the HDMI port by means of a special adaptor (that is included in the nominal delivery set). Moreover, HD 7950 FleX Edition is equipped with a couple of Mini DisplayPort video outputs in order to attach additional monitors. Hence, this graphics card will be an optimal solution for gamers who would like to create various configurations.

To …

Asetek to Finalize the Development of the 4Gen LCS

Asetek, a well-known manufacturer and supplier of water/liquid cooling solutions, announces the final stage in the development of the 4th generation of its patented liquid-cooling system. Currently, the products developed by Asetek are widely used by OEM-companies in their own systems. However, in accordance with the voiced information, the LCS of the fourth generation will be delivered as OEM-product line, so as a brand Asetek product. The prospective release date is scheduled for the end of 2012.

The 4th generation of patented liquid cooling systems features an elaborated waterblock base and totally refined pump. Such improvement might provide for a dramatic increase in performance. The implemented pump creates a higher pressure and more efficiently distributes the liquid current at the entrance to the micro-channel base structure.

At the same time, thermal resistance has been reduced at 20% which resulted in 1.2 times better waterblock heat irradiation properties. …
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