Gaming PC Asus ROG CG8580 Review

The creation of a powerful gaming platform is an art rather than experience or set of advanced components. Each and every component in such platform should fit ideally and be ready to demonstrate an outstanding performance twenty-four hours a day. Those who do not have time or command in PC hardware can acquire ready-made solutions offered by multiple companies. Asus introduces its own gaming solution in the form of PC ROG CG8580 with utmost facilities and dramatic design.


Asus ROG CG8580 design speaks of a high-end gaming platform from the first sight. It is characterized by a unique submarine-like shaping with strict hashed lines and titanium color of the casing. It seems that there is no access to the interface panel of the chassis, but it's definitely not true. The frontal lid can be moved downwards to give access to the multi-format card reader, and three bays for the installation of 5.25-inch drives. One of the bays is initially destined for Blu-Ray …

Raidmax Comes Up with Viper GX II Gaming Chassis

Raidmax came to light with a new mid-tower case, entitled Viper GX II. Intended for hard-core gamers, it is available in a totally black, aggressive design with orange inclusions in the frontal panel. The model features 507x240x539 mm dimensions, thus, is targeting micro-ATX as well as ATX motherboards. The recommended by the manufacturer retail price makes up 64.99 Euro.

Raidmax Viper GX II is quite roomy with sufficient space for three 5.25-inch drives, seven 3.5-inch drives, and three optional 2.5-inch drives. Besides, there is place for seven PCI expansion cards. As far as graphics cards are concerned, their maximal admissible length should not exceed 415 mm; at the same time, the ultimate height of compatible CPU coolers makes up 165 mm.

The top facet accommodates a standard interface panel with four USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0 are available) and a pair of 2.5 mm audio slots.

To continue, the chassis is differentiated by an optimized air-cooling system. Hence, it …

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 …
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