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Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 750W Review

The Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 750W features sexy styling, a modular setup, an 80Plus Gold certification, and an Overclocking Key (what?!?) that promises to literally change the power delivery inside this unit. We're certainly intrigued, so let's take a closer look at this power supply from Be Quiet! and see if it can deliver the goods to a demanding consumer base.



 
 
 
 
 

Phobya NB-eLoop Bionic Fan Review

When it comes to looking for fans for your PC, we know that the options are almost limitless. With the number of manufacturers and brands out in the open market, it can boggle your mind when it comes to finding the right one for your needs. However, today we are going to look at some uniquely designed fans from Phobya. The Phobya's NB-eLoop Bionic fans are uniquely designed in Germany and provide the highest standard of technology. The special Bionic fan blade rotor along with the NB-EKA 2 Drive and the NB NanoSLI 2 Magentic floating bearing are aimed to please enthusiasts looking for a superior product. These are not your normal $3 fas you can pick up at a local electronics store. These are specialized to provide the highest of performance satisfaction. Today, we get to put these on the test bench and show you how they perform in both noise levels (dB) and airflow (cfm). Let's dive in and take a look.



 
 
 
 
 

be quiet! PowerZone 1000W

be quiet! may not be a very well known name in North America, but in the European market, and particularly in Germany, it's an entirely different story; they're industry heavyweights. With an established reputation in the power supply market, the company is looking to expand further west, particularly in North America, and from what we've seen so far with their products, they appear to be on the right track. The be quiet! PowerZone 1000W features stunning styling, fully modular design, and quiet operation. Priced at $189 and 80Plus Bronze certified, can the performance measure up? Let's take a closer look at the PowerZone 1000W and see if it can meet be quiet!'s claims and our expectations.



 
 
 
 
 

Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850

There aren't many 80PLUS Platinum power supplies on the market in the 800-900W power range, so the Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W comes with considerable interest to us. Antec is a respected name in the component industry, and while this one isn't a monster premium power supply like some we've seen of late, the HCP-850 is well featured and comes with a price $249. Let's take a closer look at this Antec power supply and see how it fares.



 
 
 
 
 

NZXT Hale90 V2 1000W

One of the things that virtually all power supplies have in common is the drab exteriors. However, NZXT has made a rather bold decision to bring to us their new HALE90 V2 series which showcase an all-white exterior. This move will set NZXT apart from the crowd just for the aesthetics alone. However, we shouldn't be buying a power supply solely based on its color; it still must meet the power requirements for our individual system’s requirements. The new HALE90 V2 1000W from NZXT is a premium-class unit that offers a fully modular design, unique and sleek styling, and claims excellent performance for demanding consumers.



 
 
 
 
 

BitFenix Ghost Chassis

With the number of manufacturers designing more of today's cases with the extra "bling", we are seeing a lot of chassis with large side panel windows and fancy LED lights. It is sometimes nice to have a change of scenery by looking at something a little different. Today we have the chance to share our experience with BitFenix's new "Ghost" Chassis. The BitFenix Ghost is a chassis that was designed to be a silent computing tower but not sacrifice the cooling capabilities of modern systems and accessories. The sleek, smooth and glossy exterior finish has a simple yet elegant design that really stands out from the designs we typically see. While there are few fancy bells and whistles with the exterior aesthetics, the "Ghost" has features that will surprise even the most avid users today. As we dive into the essence of the BitFenix Ghost we will take a look at some of the special features that makes this chassis different from the rest.



 
 
 
 
 

Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum 1000W

Of late we've started seeing a few more 80Plus Platinum certified power supplies, and today we're looking at one from Cooler Master: the Silent Pro Platinum 1000W. Good looks and nice features will only get you so far though, as performance is what matters in the end. Coming with a price tag of $250, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum 1000W looks to offer great performance for the price. Let's find out if that is indeed the case or not. Click through for more.



 
 
 
 
 

Xigmatek Fan Round Up

Xigmatek is a name well-known as a world leading innovator in PC thermal performance and peripherals. With so many advance innovations in today's tech world, we sometimes wonder, "do some of these slight changes in design from competitor to competitor really make a difference? Today we will be taking a look at Xigmatek's new line of PC fans and see if their unique designs answer that question. We are going look at 4 models, and each has its own touch of flare. We will be putting them to the test to see how they stack up to the competitors. We have the following models today: Xigmatek's XAF-F1253 (120mm Orange Blades), Xigmatek XAF-F1251 (120mm Black Blade), Xigmatek XAF-F1456 (140mm Blue Blade), and Xigmatek XAF-F1454 (140mm Smoked Blade). Before we dive into the essence of the XAF series fans, lets talk a little about Xigmatek.





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