PSUs, PC Cases and Modding

DIY Modding: White Edition for small money – We paint a graphics card

During the review of the BeQuiet Shadow Base 800 FX, I simply felt the need to install a white graphics card. Since no adequate model could be found in the short term and I had a rough idea of what the whole story should look like, we did it ourselves without further ado. And even if this is not the holy grail of knowledge today, we can all [...]

FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W ATX v3.0 in test – How good is cheap?

ATX 3.0 and 1000 Watt for under 160 Euro? Another reason to let my friend Aris from Hardwarebusters have his say (and picture) on our site, because he not only tested this power supply intensively, but also officially certified it via his company Cybenetics. There you can also find the equipment and the test setup. Since it is surely interesting [...]

Fractal Design Terra ITX case Review – Optional sliding box of tricks

It was less than half a year ago when we last reviewed an ITX case from Fractal Design, and yet we already have another one. The Terra combines the elegant look with real wood from the “North” ATX cases with a small case that still has a trick up its sleeve. Click here for the article of the latest ITX case from Fractal Design: [...]

Real case modding: sandblasting and coating with Cerakote

There are many hobbies (or ways to waste money and especially time) and one of them is case modding. And it is not meant in today’s article the assembly of purchased RGB-lit components, but still real manual work and customization. And so today we will write about our experience with sandblasting and coating with Cerakote. We, that is [...]

be quiet! Dark Power 13 850W power supply in review – impressive efficiency, absolutely silent and with a decent performance

The be quiet! Dark Power 13 850W uses a high-end FSP platform that offers the highest efficiency, completely silent operation, and ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 compatibility. The golden mean is tested today, because besides the 850-watt model, there is also the 750-watt variant and one with 1000 watts. Already the 850 watts are completely sufficient for [...]

Cooler Master V1300 SFX Platinum Review – Smaller and more powerful is currently not possible!

An SFX power supply with 1300W maximum power, is that possible? Yes! Cooler Master has done it, as the V1300 SFX is the most powerful SFX power supply on the market today. However, there is a catch (actually two): it can only deliver its full power with a 230VAC input. Basically, this power supply is a V1100 SFX designed for 230V networks, so it [...]

Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1200W ATX v3.0 PSU Review – True 12VHPWR connector for NVIDIA’s big GeForce cards

Since the launch of NVIDIA’s top ADA models and the tiresome wrangling over the 12VHPWR connection, many enthusiasts are looking for potent power supplies according to the new ATX 3.0 standard. Thermaltake offers a real ATX v3.0 power supply with Toughpower GF3 1200W, which could be a serious alternative for many owners of a GeForce RTX 4090 [...]

NZXT H5 Flow meets Call of Duty MW2 – Showdown in the tinkering cellar

In today’s workvlog I show you again a themed build, but this time the whole thing is kept a bit more simple and should animate something that you can create a real eye-catcher even without an elaborate custom loop water cooling. The only prerequisite you need is some creativity and a bright idea. Who knows my builds, also knows that I [...]

SHARKOON TK5m RGB Review – Compact budget case for ATX motherboards

As a constant in the budget segment, Sharkoon always knows how to surprise with unexpectedly good quality and excellent value for money. In this test, we want to find out whether the compact TK5m can do the same. Can you expect anything at all at a price of around 65€ despite four pre-installed ARGB fans? The market for inexpensive cases is [...]

HYTE Revolt 3 PC Case Revire – Cute cheese grater with a big potential

You could almost think that today there would be another review of the NZXT H1, which recently got a revised version, but no, this is about the Revolt 3 case from HYTE, a brand of the system dealer iBUYPOWER, which looks similar at first glance. According to their own statement, they want to “show their commitment to the DIY market.” [...]

Cybenetics ATX v3.0 Spec Power Excursions Calculator – Freeware tool for power supply calculation according to Intel’s specifications for load peaks | Download

We have already discussed the topic of load peaks with the upcoming graphics cards including PCIe 5.0 as well as the new ATX 3.0 standard and Intel’s statements on this topic in detail several times. But since in the end no one really knows what to do with all these standards and theory in their own practice, my friend Aris (Dr. Aristeidis [...]

Insights into ATX v3.0, ATX12VO v2.0 and PCIe 5.0 – When resource waste becomes the new standard | Investigative

The race for ever faster CPUs and above all GPUs is now producing such blossoms that even existing standards have to be softened or modified for the new energy waste offensive that soon every end consumer will have to save up for a portable nuclear power plant if they don’t want to be in debt with the energy supplier well into old age. To [...]

On bang and drop – power failure as a power supply killer

Who doesn’t know it, that moment of unbridled hatred when the power generally goes out. So when not only the fuse does its work, but the whole place suddenly goes dark? Storm or no storm, it doesn’t even have to be a direct lightning strike, which then gives the domestic electronics the final neck break. This is exactly what happened [...]

Corsair 7000D Airflow Review – elegance and function on a grand scale

With the generously dimensioned 7000 series, Corsair brings two full-tower cases with high-end requirements to the market. In this article, I want to put the feature-oriented Airflow version through its paces and find out if the 20kg Behemoth lives up to its claims. An all-in-one compact water cooling system can be installed by anyone, there is [...]

View behind the factory backdrops: This is how a power supply from Be Quiet is created! at the contract manufacturer (OEM) | Documentary

Since I’d like to go to the factories of the contract manufacturers and always try to take a look behind the scene, but just the cute little Corona virus lurks grinning behind every Far Eastern corner and i’m hämisch with a hearty “You can’t pass”, it must direct an older collection of images. The production is [...]