PSU Evga 500B: a Perfect ‘Price-Quality’ Combination

Evga, a merited designer of a large spectrum of PC components, is about to release a new power supply unit, entitled 500B (codename: 100-B1-0500-KR). As seen from the title, this model features 500W power and is oriented at saving users, rather than enthusiasts. The unit is already marked by 80Plus Bronze certificate, due to 80% efficiency level on ordinary loading. Upon the whole, 500B is thought to be a perfect ‘price-quality’ combination, ready to comply with all basic users’ requirements.



Evga 500B employs a single +12V rail that ensures a stable power supply to the connected components and guarantees compatibility with new equipment. The unit is estimated for 40A current at +12V rail. Stability of operation might be secured also by means of an onboard protection system; it saves the system from power disruptions, overloading, low input voltage, high voltage, and from short circuit.


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Full-Tower Chassis Fractal Design Arc XL Review

Fractal Design approved itself as a reputable manufacturer of PC chassis long time ago. Nowadays, the company’s inventory embraces four lines of cases, intended for varied customer groups. Curiously enough, Arc series is a twin-brother of Define series in terms of framework, although it is differentiated by an improved ventilation. The Arc XL is a large-scale representative of the line, featuring a sleek design and offering huge integration facilities.



Basic Features


Fractal Design Arc XL is a full-tower chassis featuring 572x232x552 mm dimensions. The case is made of black steel with plastic inclusions. Its internal layout is ready to accommodate all types of motherboards, including the largest formats (XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mini-ITX, micro-ATX). Storage section is rich in four 5.25-inch drive cages (external) and ten 3.5/2.5-inch cages (internal). The availability of nine expansion slots allows for the creation of various graphics and multimedia configurations.


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Strider Platinum Series ST1200-PT Power Supply Review

While building up enthusiast or gaming system most people concentrate on purchasing the most powerful video cards or the best processors they are able to find and have enough money for. But the one more point most of them leave behind is that they need enough power to run everything. Though overall performance really depends on the choice of a processor and video card, without a quality PSU all the system’s performance will be useless.


Strider Platinum 1200W PSU for High Power Consumption Systems


This review will give you a glance at the SilverStone Strider Platinum 1200W PSU. The whole Strider Platinum series has been created to meet all the growing requirements of both gamers and enthusiasts, as well as those of the professionals. And the 1200W model offers enough power to drive even the most potent systems. This includes not only the highest capacity rate, but two EPS, and also eight PCIe connectors to give enough power to run multiple graphic cards and the …
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