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Editorials

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W PSU: Powering 128 Threads

be quiet! is making a name for themselves in the PSU market and within the enthusiast communities. They’ve released power supplies that offer excellent build quality, nearly silent operation, premium cabling, and ultra-high-quality circuit boards. Within their wide range of power supplies, the Dark Power 12 series is their elite offering consisting of 5 models. All of the PSUs in this series offer up to 95.9% efficiency for a rating of 80 PLUS® Titanium and fully digital control of PFC + LLC+SR/12V. One of the main innovations for this series is the frameless fan design and digitally controlled fan performance curve. There’s a shroud built into the case which acts as a fan frame, and as a result, the fan noise is substantially reduced. 

Editorials

Dust Prevention: Positive Pressure, Negative Pressure, Does It Really Matter?

For years we’ve all heard the claims that positive case pressure can help reduce the amount of dust entering your PC case. There have been countless opinions stating why positive case pressure is beneficial, but until now there have been no scientific data to prove these theories that we’ve run across. Being proponents of empirical testing and the scientific method in general, Overclockers has teamed up with be quiet! to conduct what could be the first physical testing as to whether positive case pressure really does reduce dust in your PC.

Cooling

Buyer’s Guide: 6 Killer Systems to Build Right Now

With the holiday season underway, our experts share parts lists for six pc builds for any budget. Whether AMD or Intel, our buyers guide has you covered. The goal of 2018 holiday buyer’s guide is to present a state of the union as to what a user should choose for processors, RAM capacity and speeds, motherboards, video cards, and power supplies.

Editorials

AMD FX Processors and DirectX 12

Today we’re going to have a look at the benefits of DirectX 12 and system performance when using an AMD FX processor. To best explain why Windows 10 and DirectX 12 will have such an impact on multi-core CPUs we need to take a closer look at what it’s doing behind the scenes.

Cooling

15 Case Fans Tested: Ultimate 140 mm Roundup

One question which frequently turns up on forums, “What’s the best fan?”, but even that question is too broad. Let’s tighten our focus to 140 mm case fans. They can move air through your case and stay reasonably quiet while they are doing that. So let’s look at a bunch.

Reviews

Lian Li PC-V2130 Full Tower Case Review

Lian Li is known for its high quality aluminum cases. Earlier this year they announced an update to their PC-V2100 line, cases they have been building for ten years. The PC-V2130 has arrived, and Lian Li has some new features for us to enjoy. They built this case with radiators in mind, for one thing. Is this the case for you? Read on.