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 …

Monitor Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED Review

In the pursuit for the state-of-the-art technological tendencies, a lot of manufacturers sometimes forget about the needs of their customers. Still, there are some companies, like Viewsonic, that never sacrifice the longing of their potential audience for convenience and performance, by delivering only high-quality and targeted products. Monitor VX2770Smh-LED from Viewsonic is one of such products that is intended specifically at PC users, satisfying their basic needs and even surpassing their expectations.



Design and Ergonomics


Viewsonic VX2770Smh-LED is a 27-inch monitor with 1920x1080 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is based on AH-IPS array and is equipped with W-LED power-saving backlight. Its design might be characterized as a symbiosis of a frameless display and a stand in the form of a leg – a brand Viewsonic development. The display casing is made of dull plastic, while its stand is all about glossy plastic. Cable-management system, as well as VESA bracket, …

BitFenix Offers a Small-Sized Phenom Mini-ITX PC Chassis

BitFenix has expanded its Phenom series of PC cases with a new small-sized model – the Phenom Mini-ITX. It features 250x330x374 mm dimensions and comes in two color variations: back and white. The chassis is made of steel with plastic inclusions and has got SofTouch coating. Irrespective of the envelope, the greenhorn offers quite appropriate internal spacing for the creation of a modern PC system.



BitFenix Phenom Mini-ITX comes with a single 5.25-inch drive bay and is able to accommodate up to six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. It also has a removable FlexCage drive bay. Besides, the framework includes a dedicated adapter for 5.25-inch devices; if it is removed, the chassis is ready to house up to six 3.5-inch items and up to eleven 2.5-inch items.


Internal space is optimal for rather lengthy graphics cards, up to 330 mm, on condition of a removed FlexCage. The maximal height of CPU coolers should not exceed 175 mm. Special attention has been paid to the cooling system. …
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