NZXT has sent us a brand new just-released power supply known as the HALE82 850w. If the HALE branding sounds familiar you’re probably thinking of NZXT’s HALE90 series of PSUs. The only downside to the HALE90 units is that 80+ Gold parts and designs are expensive! The HALE82 series is 80+ Bronze rated and should cost significantly less than the HALE90 units, while maintaining the excellent NZXT quality.
Antec was kind enough to send Overclockers.com a shiny new HCP-850 W power supply to review, this is Antec’s second model in the High Current Pro (HCP) series. While it is in related to the HCP-1200 W in name and efficiency the internals are almost certainly significantly different. We will, of course, check!
The last ASUS board we looked at was for AMD’s new Bulldozer platform, the Crosshair V Formula. It is currently their top of the line AMD board, but it isn’t top of the line like an “Extreme” ASUS board. Today we’re looking at the Rampage IV Extreme, and let me tell you, top of the line may not be strong enough.
Antec has been in the PC enclosure game for quite some time now, putting out gems like the full-tower Twelve Hundred and the Nine Hundred (now on V2), as well as some uniquely designed cases such as the LanBoy Air and Skeleton. They have given us a chance to review their brand new case as it is brought to market: the Antec Eleven Hundred. This case is designed to fill the gap between the mid-tower Nine Hundred V2, and the full-tower Twelve Hundred.