PSU Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze Review

Seasonic Electronics has already indulged the community with its PSU solutions of M12II and S12II series. Currently, all the models included to those lineups are marked by 80 Plus Bronze certificate that testify their belonging to the high-end echelon. This year the company has completed the modernization of S12II series to add some advanced characteristics to its products. PSU S12II-520 Bronze is delivered with the nominal power of 520 W and is primarily designated to be employed in gaming PCs with a single high-performance graphics adapter.



Design Peculiarities and Cable Set


Power supply unit Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze goes in ATX 12V form-factor and boasts 80 Plus Bronze standards. The nominal delivery kit is not differentiated by any peculiar components, since the manufacturer included only a detailed user manual, four screws, network power cable, power adapter from PATA to a couple of sockets for FDD connection.


PSU casing is developed in black coloring with the …

One-Slot XFX RX 460 2 GB Core Edition OC and XFX RX 460 4 GB Core Edition OC Graphics Cards

Last week the HIS company was the first to introduce a one-slot AMD Radeon RX460 series graphics card, motivating other manufacturers to design parallel solutions. Thus, XFX announced the release of a pair of such video accelerators – XFX RX 460 2 GB Core Edition OC and XFX RX 460 4 GB Core Edition OC – which differ only in the VRAM capacity (2 and 4 GB respectively).



Both novelties are based on the AMD Polaris 11 graphics processor and support 896 streaming processors, 56 TMU as well as 16 ROP. The base GPU clock matches the benchmark of 1,090 MHz, and the dynamic frequency has increased from 1,200 to 1,220 MHz. The effective video RAM rate equals 7,000 MHz.


A compact cooler is designed to chill down internal components. Its construction contains a moderate-size heat sink and an axial flow fan. The front-end interface features the following ports: DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.


The price of XFX RX 460 2 GB Core Edition OC and XFX RX 460 4 GB Core Edition OC models has …

Overview of the Case be quiet! Pure Base 600

Pure Base 600 is the fourth chassis from the be quiet! company, completing the logic of dividing the model range of cases into three segments: the top one – Dark Base, the middle range Silent Base and the basic level Pure Base. But this is actually not a budgetary model, because in all respects it is a quality product which embodies the manufacturer’s view on what a simple computer case should be.


Characteristics

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 470 (H) x 220 (W) x 505 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel (0.8-1 mm)

Weight, kg: 7.4

Color: black

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": 2

3.5" external devices: –

3.5"/2.5" internal” 3/8 devices: (two 2.5" drives fit into the 3.5" basket)

Supported expansion slots: 7

Front fans: 3 x 120/2 x 140 mm (1 x 140 mm installed)

Rear fans: 1 x 120 mm (installed)

Upper fans: 3 x 120/2 x 140 mm (optional)

Interface sockets: 2 x USB 3.0, mic input and headphone output

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