Lately, more and more people have been modding their cases to the point where there is nothing else to touch up. Most people, such as myself, ignore one simple and obvious thing, the ugly big box called the power supply. Some people mod theirs, but they a minority. Today we will look at the Power Maxx 470W Aluminum Power Supply. Sounds sweet, lets check it out!
Just in the last few days, we reviewed the Matrix PSR-5605 case from Sky Hawk. In this new review, we take a gander at the PSR-5601 case which has a different LCD Status display shape and appearance. However, like the 5605, the Matrix 5601 is adorned with a motorized front panel door and some cool window and fan features. If you are in the market for a pre-modded case, check out the Sky Hawk Matrix line.
Well, the first thing I did was raise the clock multiplier to find the point where the system loses stability. I managed to get the clock multiplier up to 20 to achieve 2666 MHz, but this did require 1.9V. While raising the voltage is not uncommon, I still get uneasy going too far over the prescribed limits. Going too far over the default can result in a significantly shortened CPU life. CPU's aren't invincible, my goal was to get a high speed for an indefinite period of time. Usually I find this voltage limit when it requires a significant increase in voltage to gain only a few (5-20) MHz.
We have published our review on Altec Lansing's top 2.1 PC audio solution. With a primary emphasis on PC music the 621's will have limited appeal for the gamer, but offers a very sturdy solution for the all-round user.