PSU Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze Review

Seasonic Electronics has already indulged the community with its PSU solutions of M12II and S12II series. Currently, all the models included to those lineups are marked by 80 Plus Bronze certificate that testify their belonging to the high-end echelon. This year the company has completed the modernization of S12II series to add some advanced characteristics to its products. PSU S12II-520 Bronze is delivered with the nominal power of 520 W and is primarily designated to be employed in gaming PCs with a single high-performance graphics adapter.

Design Peculiarities and Cable Set

Power supply unit Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze goes in ATX 12V form-factor and boasts 80 Plus Bronze standards. The nominal delivery kit is not differentiated by any peculiar components, since the manufacturer included only a detailed user manual, four screws, network power cable, power adapter from PATA to a couple of sockets for FDD connection.

PSU casing is developed in black coloring with the …

MSI is preparing new model - Radeon HD 7970 with a water-block

The well-known in IT-maker Company MSI announced about appearance of new videoadapter based on GPU Tahiti XT chipset. Its diversity from the other Radeon HD 7970 can be seen with the naked eye, instead of an air cooler practically the entire surface of the PCB is covered with waterblock brand EK. It differs markedly from the original version, since it is designed specifically for the MSI R7970 Lightning model. Relation of adapter to the Lightning series is easily determined by the inscription at the interface connector PCI-E 3.0 x16, as well as non-standard set of video outputs (2x DVI, 4x Mini DisplayPort) and configuration of additional power connectors (2x PCI-E Power 8-pin).

Obviously, the accelerator is positioned as the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and has a nominal frequency of at least 1050 MHz. Will MSI risk, like Sapphire did, and provide the card with 6 GB of memory? Probably not. The «advanced» composition of the printed circuit board and water block of full coverage …

SilverStone Showcases a Pair of New Add-Ons to the Strider Gold S Series

SilverStone has recently replenished its production lineup with a pair of new power supply units. Codenamed Strider Gold SST-ST75F-GS and SST85F-GS, the couple has entered the award-winning Strider Gold S series. As seen from the codenames, the units are estimated for 750 W and 850 W power correspondingly. Thanks to the incorporation of unprecedented features and some 90% efficiency, the products has picked up 80Plus Gold award.

The Strider Gold S new-comers feature a totally modular design and are developed in ATX form-factor. They are equipped with a single +12V bus. The latter is able to ensure the maximal performance for a gaming system, due to the maximal current of 62/70 A for the junior and senior models respectively.

It should be noted that SST-ST75F-GS and SST85F-GS correspond to all actual security standards. As a result, the units support voltage stabilization features (in the range of ± 3%), as well as vibration-proof and noise reduction features. This …
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