Power Module Chieftec A80 650W Review

The requirements of customers towards contemporary power modules are quite tough. They should own good performance characteristics and high coefficient of efficiency level, as well as 80Plus marker. The latter speaks about quality and ability to satisfy the needs of any PC. However, all PSU are classified according to different criteria, so one can find appropriate product even without 80Plus standards. The compliance with those standards is realized on 115V and 230V conditions but there are a number of standards applied to 220V-240V. Power module Chieftec A80 650W doesn’t belong to the army of 80Plus products, though can boast outstanding performance and efficiency. It is primarily targeted at the segment of affordable PSU solutions.

Design and Framework

Chieftec A80 650W design is developed in a classical template common for the models with a solid frontal fan. The casing consists of a ventilation perforation, decorative grid with the brand logo, sockets for module …

MSI Showcases R9 280X Gaming 3G LE Graphics Card with Under-Frequency

MSI Gaming lineup of graphics cards is currently rich in numerous models targeting gamers with any taste and budget. Nonetheless, the company never stops pleasing its fans, so the appearance of a new R9 280X Gaming 3G LE (Light Edition) card is quite viable. The new-comer is much alike its predecessor — R9 280X Gaming 3G, released last autumn, — but features reduced frequencies. The other specifications are almost identical.

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G LE is based on AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU. Its modified frequency chart looks the following way: nominal clock frequency in Silent/Gaming/OC mode makes up 860 MHz, whereas dynamic clock frequency differs, depending on the mode. Hence, in Silent mode it equals to 1000 MHz, in Gaming mode – to 1010 MHz, and in OC mode – to 1020 MHz. Just to compare, the predecessor boasts some 1000 MHz nominal and 1050 MHz dynamic index.

The layout of the graphics card involves 3 GB of GDDR5 memory (384-bit bus) that runs at 6 GHz, Military …

Cooler Master Starts a Batch Production of Two Seidon Models

Cooler Master announces an official release and starts a batch production of two new liquid cooling systems that join Seidon series. Codenamed Seidon 120XL and Seidon 240M, these two models will become a real smile of fortune for the devotees of up-dated technologies. Compact size and affordable price are the key advantages of Seidon representatives. Both liquid coolers demonstrate compatibility with such platforms, as Intel LGA 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, and AMD FM1, FM2, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+.

According to Cooler Master, Seidon 120XL and Seidon 240M are quite independent systems which require minimal efforts while mounting or maintenance. They are a perfect choice for those people willing to provide enough room around CPU socket and simultaneously get the utmost cooling effect.

The first model, Seidon 120XL, is a refined version of Seidon 120M. It consists of a quite thick aluminum heatsink, copper micro channels, and a single 120 mm fan. In its turn, Seidon 240M …
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