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ASUS Transformer Book T100 Convertible Notebook @ The Tech Report
DailyTech's roundup of reviews from around the web for Wednesday

Laptops
ASUS Transformer Book T100 Convertible Notebook @ The Tech Report

Memory
Kingston 8GB HyperX Predator KHX26C11T2K2/8X Memory Kit @ PureOverclock

Graphics
HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo Boost Clock 3GB Video Card @ Madshrimps
AMD Radeon R9 270X On Linux @ Phoronix

Storage
SanDisk X210 256GB Business Class SSD @ TweakTown
VisionTek GoDrive 7mm 240GB @ PureOverclock
Samsung 840 EVO SSD 750 GB @ Metku.net
Synology DiskStation DS414 @ Legion Hardware
Samsung XP941 NGFF M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 @ The SSD Review
Synology DiskStation DS114 NAS @ HardwareHeaven.com
Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB SSD (HDTS325XZSTA) @ Custom PC Review
MyDigitalSSD 128GB mSATA SuperCache 2 Caching SSD @ The SSD Review

Enclosures
Raidmax Vampire Gaming Tower @ Pro-Clockers
S2Innovation Axiom Pro PC Case @ Pro-Clockers
Rosewill Armor EVO Full Tower Case @ Hardware Canucks
Corsair Carbide 330R @ Guru3D
SilverStone Raven 4 B-W Full-Tower Chassis @ TweakTown
S2 Innovation AXIOM Pro Dust-Proof Midi Tower @ NikKTech
Corsair Carbide Air 540 @ OCC

Cooling
SilverStone Tundra TD02 AIO Liquid Cooler @ OCIA.net

Power Supplies
Cougar CMX v.3 850W Power Supply @ Legit Reviews
NZXT HALE82 v2 700 Watt Modular Power Supply @ Modders-Inc.com

Peripherals
Tt eSPORTS Cronos Gaming Headset @ HardwareHeaven.com
Gaming Mice Roundup 2013: Corsair, Steelseries, Gigabyte, Logitech and Razer @ TechSpot
Microlab MD312 Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker @ Benchmark Reviews


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too many watts
By Argon18 on 10/25/2013 12:01:36 PM , Rating: 2
I'm tired of all these new 700 and 800 and 900 watt power supplies. Not everybody runs an Extreme Edition CPU with Quad SLI and a dozen hard drives.

I've got a mid range GPU, power efficient CPU, and 2 hard drives. Measured at the wall, the highest consumption I've seen, while running intensive benchmarks, is ~270 watts. At idle, it's ~140 watts.

If you look at the efficiency graph of a power supply, it runs less efficiently as you approach either end of the graph. For my PC, max efficiency would be attained with a 350w or a 400w power supply. But choices there are slim. If I want a high-end product, like Corsair AX series for example, they start at 750 watts and go up from there! Where are all the high end "normal" sized power supplies??




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