Power Supply Unit FSP Raider RA550 Review

Power supply units with 80Plus Bronze standard were rarity in earlier times and distinguished themselves by rather high cost. Nevertheless, nowadays customers are able to acquire PSU models with this standard for quite a moderate price. This is explained by the surplus congestion of products in the market and the need to supply different consumer groups with high-end, but at the same time, cheap PSU solutions. FSP Raider RA550 is characterized exactly by moderate price and high efficiency index. This allowed the very model of PSU to receive 80Plus Bronze marker.

Design and Framework

First of all, it should be mentioned that FSP Raider series is presented by several models which include RA 450W, 550W, 650W and 750W. PSU model under consideration, RA550 cannot boast a refined design template. Quite the contrary, it is developed in a classical design, with the provision of specifications on the side and rear plates. The casing is made of thin hard steel which is covered by a …

Zalman Debuts with Reserator 3 Max Dual Liquid Cooler

Zalman has officially launched a new liquid cooling system, Reserator 3 Max Dual, firstly introduced at CES 2014. It is peculiar by the support of all up-to-date CPU sockets for AMD and Intel platforms, as well as by outstanding performance. With the aim to enhance heat dissipation effect, the company supplements the model with a proprietary Zalman ZM-STG2M thermal grease.

Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual consists of a waterblock with a copper base, two connecting hoses, two heatsinks, and a pair of 120 mm fans. The base of the waterblock boasts an improved framework; it has got a flanged coating that promotes for the acceleration of heat dissipation. Both heatsink sections are nickel-plated. The heatpipes implemented within their framework resemble a maze; this allows liquid to employ the maximal dispersion area.

The incorporated 120 mm fans are equipped with a long life bearing and a bright blue LED. Their operation is adjusted by means of PWM technology, so the rotational …

Asus Showcases Radeon R9 280 Strix OC Edition Graphics Card

The lineup of Asus Strix graphics cards, in addition to GeForce GTX 780 model, has been replenished with one more representative – the Radeon R9 280 Strix OC Edition (codename: Strix-R9280-OC-3GD5). The heart of the card is AMD Radeon R9 280 GPU (Tahiti PRO) with overclocked clock frequencies. Hence, the GPU index has been increased from etalon 933 MHz (overclocked) to 980 MHz. This provides for even more striking performance on gaming and overclocking cessions.

The graphics card is equipped with 3 GB of GDDR5 memory featuring 384-bit rail. Its frequency has also been increased, demonstrating 1300 MHz at the start and reaching 5200 MHz at the toughest loading. The model boasts a rich set of video interfaces, including one HDMI, one DisplayPort, and a pair of DVI ports. This ensures the creation of multi-screen configurations.

The integrated PCB employs an improved Super Alloy Power hardware base, as well as a 10-phase Digi+ VRM system. Cooling is ascribed to DirectCU II …
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