PSU Gigabyte GreenMax Plus 550W Review

Gigabyte, being one of the major players in the motherboards and graphics markets, quite rarely replenishes its production line with PC chassis and power supply units. Rarely, but right on target! Its GreenMax Plus PSU series is an evidence of the company’s versatile maturity. The series includes three models of 450W, 550W and 650W power. Let’s see what Gigabyte has to offer to all ‘high-fed’ by multiple products customers by the example of GreenMax Plus 550W (codename: GZ-EMS55A-C1) model.



General Features


The GreenMax Plus 550W is delivered in a handheld cardbox with a convenient holder. The unit itself is housed in a typical case with a black semi-gloss coating and a large ventilation grid. All basic specifications are marked on its side facet. The manufacturers claim the power of 504W (42A) for the +12VDC bus. Thereat, the correlation of power on the bus with the total power reaches the index of 0.916, which is considered to be an average benchmark for such type …

AOC Expands Its Lineup of PC Monitors with 69ID Series

AOC, a renowned developer of PC displays, has recently showcased its new series of IPS/AH-IPS monitors, entitled 69ID. According to the manufacturer, all models within the series feature the latest visual facilities, including 3D technology, and boast the most updated bezel-less framework. The users will get an opportunity of acquiring affordable 21.5-inch, 23-inch and 27-inch displays to be employed in office or home environment. Upon the whole, the new series counts six monitor models: AOC 69ID i2269Vw, AOC 69ID d2769Vh, AOC 69ID i2769Vm, AOC 69ID i2369v, AOC 69ID i2369Vm, and AOC 69ID i2269Vwm.



All 69ID displays support Full HD resolution and are equipped with white LED backlight. The latter is characterized by power-saving facilities. In combination with Eco Mode and e-Saver, LED backlight allows for a substantial cut in power consumption. In regards to design, the frontal coverage and a stand are made of brushed aluminum, whereas the rear panel distinguishes by a glossy …

Antec Announces Classic P70 PC Case

Antec, a well-known multi-profile hardware designer, is about to release its newest mid-tower case, entitled P70. The model attracts attention by a strict classic design with a solid steel framework, polycarbonate coating, and low noise level. Featuring 458x205x465 mm dimensions, it supports as mini-ITX/micro-ATX mainboards, so full-format ATX ones. The recommended retail price will probably make up $70.



Antec P70 comes with two external 5.25-inch bays, one external 3.5-inch bay as well as four 3.5/2.5-inch internal bays for HDD/SSD. Expansion facilities are backed by seven slots. It should be underlined that all drives and cards might be installed without accessory tools due to the implementation of a tool-free mounting system. With flexibility of application in mind, HDD bays are rotated 90 degrees.


The case is able to accommodate graphics cards of up to 380 mm in length, ATX power supply units, and CPU coolers of up to 170 mm in height. Top I/O panel cannot boast any …
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