Competition is tough in the 850W Gold category, and while the Fractal Design Ion Gold 850W is at the bottom of our relative performance chart, it also costs way less than competing offerings.
The Thermaltake Toughpower GF2 ARGB 850W has good performance, but an earlier model is a little better.
The XPG Pylon 550W offers decent performance at an affordable price, but faces strong competition from Cooler Master and Corsair.
Performing as well as premium air cooling and costing less than expensive 360 AIOs, the IceGiant ProSiphon Elite makes for an interesting alternative for high-end performance builds.
MSI and EK’s MPG Z590 Carbon EK X is a mid-range motherboard with a monoblock to cool the CPU and VRMs. It includes three M.2 sockets, Wi-Fi 6E, capable power delivery and more, for around $500.
MSI’s MEG Z590 Ace is a premium class motherboard that includes overbuilt power delivery, 2.5 GbE/Wi-Fi 6E, four M.2 sockets, Thunderbolt 4 connectivity and more.
Thermaltake continues to scale the frequency ladder with its ToughRAM. Can the new DDR4-4600 memory kit shine?
The ASRock X570 PG Velocita includes robust VRMs, good performance and overclocking capability at a mid-range price point.
The B550 Taichi Razer Edition brings improved Razer Chroma integration, Killer networking, out-of-the-box Ryzen 5000 support, improved appearance and solid power delivery for $299.
The Trident Z Royal memory kits have a lot of pizzazz, but do they have the performance to back it up?