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Seasonic TFX 350W PSU Review
     Sat, Feb 28 2015 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We spend most of our review time analysing ATX power supplies, however we wanted to break with tradition today and take a look at the new Seasonic TFX 350 watt unit. This tiny supply is fully modular and ships with 80 Plus Gold Certification – but can it deliver the high level of quality we expect from a Seasonic design?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Enermax DigiFanless 550W Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 2:16P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Enermax has released the new Digital Fanless 550W power supply. As you can already tell by the name, it is passively cooled and fully digital. Apart from that it features an 80Plus Platinum certificate and Enermax is bundling this unit with a sophisticated management software.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

XFX XTS 520W Passive Modular Power Supply Review
     Tue, Feb 24 2015 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For PC users who are serious about noise there really is no alternative to a passive power supply. Sure there are power supplies on the market that operate incredibly quietly (such as Be Quiet’s Dark Power Pro range) and even power supplies that don’t spin up their fans until they pass a certain load amount, normally 40% load (Corsair’s AXi range for example). However, a fan is still a fan whichever way you butter it up and a fan means some noise irrelevant of how quiet that fan is. Enter XFX’s latest passive range of power supplies dubbed the XTS series. Today we are checking out the XFX XTS 520 which is a totally silent, passively cooled 520W power supply with a fully modular design, 80 Plus Platinum certification and a 5 year warranty. This really is the bees knees of power supplies and while 520W may not sound like much, that’s easily enough to power a Core i7 4960X system with a GTX Titan Black and a tonne of hard drives or SSDs, lots of memory and a full sized ATX board. With that said the XFX XTS 520 is a power supply that is versatile enough for any system from a low-end workstation to a high-end gaming PC: you can even run SLI or CrossFire with this power supply.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

XFX PRO 650W XXX Edition Semi-Modular Power Supply Review
     Tue, Feb 24 2015 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
XFX’s PRO series of power supplies are well renowned among the enthusiast community for their great performance and fantastic value for money. Anyone who’s ever heard about XFX’s current PRO series power supplies will know they are made by Seasonic – one of the primary reasons for their high build quality and great performance. The PRO series is divided up into three main categories: the Core Edition, the XXX Edition and the Black Edition. The Core Edition is 80 Plus Bronze with a non-modular design and is the cheapest, the XXX Edition is internally identical to the Core Edition but has a semi-modular design and so is a little more expensive. Finally the Black Edition is typically 80 Plus Gold, is fully modular, comes with a better fan and a hybrid fan option and is the most expensive of them all. To date we have reviewed the XFX PRO 650W Core Edition, the XFX PRO 750W XXX Edition and the XFX PRO 750W Black Edition. All three power supplies excelled in their own way thanks to XFX’s competitive pricing and Seasonic’s fantastic power supply quality and design. Today we have with us another XXX Edition power supply from XFX, more specifically the XFX PRO 650W XXX Edition. This power supply is targeting the more affordable end of the market with its modest 80 Plus Bronze certification and semi-modular design.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

XFX PRO 450W Core Edition Non-Modular Power Supply Review
     Tue, Feb 24 2015 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you’re building a budget system with fairly minimal power requirements you won’t really find wattages lower than 400-450W for a standard ATX power supply. While getting a cheap power supply may be important to ensuring you can keep costs of a system build down it is also important to remember that you still need a decent quality power supply: if it is stupidly cheap (<$20 or <£15) then chances are it is going to be nasty. That said this is the perfect scenario for something like XFX’s PRO 450W Core Edition power supply which we are testing today. Being a “Core Edition” XFX power supply that means it is both non-modular and Bronze rated making it the lowest cost of all XFX’s product stacks. Starting at just £35~ or $55 it certainly offers great value for money and a viable alternative to cheap unbranded power supplies that are likely to go kaput. Yet this power supply is still a fairly high quality Seasonic design and comes with an impressive 5 year warranty that you wouldn’t expect to find at such a price point. So let’s examine XFX’s PRO 450W Core Edition power supply more closely in today’s review.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Seasonic Platinum Series 660W Modular Power Supply Review
     Mon, Feb 23 2015 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since joining eTeknix over 3 years ago I’ve seen us work with a lot of big brand names and have personally done countless reviews with those brands. Power supplies are something I’ve been covering for just over a year and in that time Seasonic is a brand we’ve never worked with directly. The word “directly” is key as Seasonic “indirectly” work with just about every website that reviews power supplies because so many power supplies are built by Seasonic and rebadged to be sold by other brands: Antec, Cooler Master, Corsair and XFX are just a few brands of many who work with Seasonic to produce power supplies based on their OEM designs. Today we finally get to take a look at an actual Seasonic product and it is something fairly special: Seasonic’s 660W Platinum Series power supply. As the name suggests it boasts incredible 80 Plus Platinum efficiency as well as a fully modular design, a staggering 7 year warranty, high quality components and construction and support for SLI, CrossFire and Haswell C6/C7 low power states. Seasonic have always been at the forefront of power supply innovation in the desktop and server markets so we have absolutely no doubt that this power supply will match or even exceed our expectations.
  FULL STORY @ SEASONIC

Seasonic Platinum 1050WXP3 PSU Review
     Mon, Feb 23 2015 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the latest high end power supply from Seasonic – the Platinum 1050WXP3. This unit follows on from the success of the previous 1000W Platinum but brings some upgrades into the mix. The new unit has a pure copper bridge to improve high current conduction and a new IC added to the fan control based on hysteresis to reduce the number of times the fan turns on and off.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 
DEEPCOOL QUANTA DQ750 750W POWER SUPPLY
     Thu, Feb 19 2015 | 12:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The market is filled with 80 Plus Gold certified modular power supplies. So how will Deepcool's Quanta DQ750 750W step up? We took one in for a detailed hardware inspection.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Our first Corsair power supply
     Thu, Feb 19 2015 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our first Corsair power supply up for review in 2015 is the CS Series Modular 850W PSU; the CS850M. Corsair's CS Series Modular PSUs are designed for basic desktop use and light to moderate gaming where low energy use, low noise, simple installation, and good value are important. The Modular CS Series now includes five models; the CS450M, CS550M, CS650M, CS750M, and the new CS850M. All of the power supplies in the CS Series feature modular cables, high efficiency (80 Plus Gold certified) and quiet operation. In addition, Corsair continues to offer a full line of high quality power supplies, memory components, cases, cooling components, SSDs and accessories for the PC market.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

SuperFlower Leadex Platinum ’8 Pack Edition’ 2000W Review
     Wed, Feb 18 2015 | 12:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
‘Holy Moly’. This is the PG version of the first words I said when we were offered the new 2000 watt Superflower power supply for analysis. Renowned and highly respected UK overclocker Ian ’8Pack’ Parry partnered up with SuperFlower for the creation of this new monster unit. The ’8 Pack Edition’ is a fully modular design, 80 Plus Platinum certified and ships with enough cables to choke Godzilla.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold PSU Unboxing & Overview
     Tue, Feb 17 2015 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake has been making power supplies for quite some time. They have models for all segments of the market, from entry level to PSUs that meet even the most extreme enthusiast’s demands. In fact, we’d venture to say, if you’ve been building systems for a while, odds are you’ve used a Thermaltake PSU at one point or another. Today we have a close up look at Thermaltake’s latest behemoth of a PSU, something that is definitely built for the enthusiast in mind, the Toughpower 1500W Gold.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

SuperFlower Leadex Titanium 1600W Review
     Mon, Feb 16 2015 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are building a new rig with high power demands then our review today will be one you will not want to miss. The SuperFlower Leadex Titanium 1600W is designed with power sucking Crossfire and SLI rigs in mind. It is 80 Plus Titanium certified, fully modular and incorporates the highest grade Japanese capacitors. Be prepared to pay handsomely for the specification however – available at Overclockers UK for £299.99.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Fractal Design EDISON M Series 650 W @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Feb 13 2015 | 3:39P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design has for the first time worked with Seasonic, and the outcome is the Edison Modular series. Today, we will take a detailed look at the Edison M with 650 W capacity, the second-strongest unit of the series. It features Gold-certified efficiency, a semi-modular cabling design, and an FDB fan."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Luxa2 EnerG Slim 10,000mAh Power
     Sat, Feb 07 2015 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Luxa2 EnerG Silm 10,000mAh Power Bank is a great gadget with a solid construction and build. These power banks are often hard to review in such a short amount of time. While working on other reviews, I was able to travel with it and use it daily to grasp the feel of everyday use. While this is more of an extreme for some, it's hard to predict what the average user will use it for. I am on my phone half the day and found times where I was away from a power outlet for 12 hours while at my day job. That being said, Luxa2 does a great job of providing devices that fills the gap between unwanted downtime. I was able to charge my phone and other devices in just the same amount of time from a outlet, and while it was in my pocket! Combine that with a half life of 1,000 cycles, this power bank will outlive it's warranty as it's simply not possible to get that many charges out of it, even if used everyday. Many brands I've come across provided very limited warranties, leaving you to wonder if it will hold a charge the next day.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Antec EDGE 750W Power Supply Unit Review
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 3:39P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many people that i know often wonder the reason as to why"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050W 80 PLUS Platinum PSU Review
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 1:12P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake delivers on all fronts with the new Toughpower Grand 1050W Platinum power supply. Read on as Zac tells us all about it in detail."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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