PSU Chieftec BPS-650C2 Review

Chieftec, a renowned manufacturer of power supply units, has recently introduced a series of new PSUs, codenamed BPS, which included five different models. The two models differ from other items in color, dimensions, applied fans, and belonging to the lower PSU segment. The other three products belong to the high-end segment and own outstanding characteristics. Chieftec BPS-650C2 belongs to the high-end echelon that is confirmed as by its internal integration, so by general specifications.



Integration


PSU Chieftec BPS-650C2 employs modular system of cable connection and is notable by 650W of output power. The external design of the model did not outlive any dramatic changes, except for the availability of large stickers on the PSU casing. Quite the contrary, the integration has been given a completely new touch. BPS-650C2 is based on a new advanced platform developed by CWT. The manufacturer employed DC-DC converters for +3.3VDC and+5VDC channels. Those converters are …

Meet Self-Purified D.F.Vegas Fans from Enermax

Enermax has enlarged its lineup of fans with D.F.Vegas series. The series consists of two models: the D.F.Vegas & the D.F.Vegas Duo. The key differentiation between the two solutions lies in the current intensity as well as LED backlights. The first new-comer is equipped with 12 blue diodes, while the second model houses 12 red and 12 green diodes.



Enermax D.F.Vegas fans boast the implementation of self-purification technology – Dust Free Rotation (DFR). During the first ten seconds of operation the fan rotates contrary clockwise and then returns to standard rotational mode. That is how dust and litter is removed from the blades. If there is a need in manual cleansing, the blades can be easily detached.


Both fans are designed on Twister Bearing with MTBF index of 160 thousand hours. The frame accommodates a single 4-pin connector which supports PWM technology. Hence, it’s possible to limit the maximal rotation speed by 1100/1300/1500 RPM by means of a dedicated …

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.



Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH


What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.


By and large, …
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