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CoolerMaster V750W Fully Modulated 80+ Gold PSU
     Tue, Sep 29 2015 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When building a PC some will debate the PSU (Power supply) as the most essential component, warranting a thorough analysis of the available choices. Choosing a well built PSU with a high efficiency rating, good solid construction / internals, and enough power headroom to cover your future upgrade plans means you could potentially not have to think about spending money on a PSU for years, or even not have to spend money buying one on your next build. Still running that non modulated PSU from a few years back or that came with your pre-built PC? (If you were unfortunate enough to buy a pre-built PC that is) It’s most likely time for an upgrade.

Treqkr50 Solar Charger 5000mah Portable Power Bank Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:53P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’ve reviewed a lot of portable power banks or portable batteries and most are the same, but some are different like the one I today which is solar powered, or it can be powered by the sun. There are many of these out there and this one works just like all the others. The Treqkr50 is a 5000mAh power bank with a secondary solar panel built-in so in an emergency you can power your phone by the sun. It works fine, read on to learn more… "

Cooler Master V750 Modular Power Supply Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:52P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master is one of most recognisable and well-respected names in the PC component market. Over the years, Cooler Master has created some of the best power supplies, coolers and chassis around, not forgetting their gaming division CM Storm, which has delivered some very impressive headsets, keyboards, mice and much more too! With all that in mind, I am very excited to see another Cooler Master product in the office today, their brand new V750 power supply, which promises premium performance in a tidy and compact form factor.

Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W PSU Review
     Sat, Sep 26 2015 | 12:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W PSU Review Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W PSU Review At the beginning of April we reviewed the incredible Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300 W. This power supply ranked as one of the best we had ever reviewed, and today we look at the more cost effective 850W model. Can the HCP 850W power supply cement Antec’s standing in the high end power supply sector?

Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1000W Power Supply Unit Review
     Mon, Sep 21 2015 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The recent introduction of the new GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards by NVIDIA and the Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards by AMD has "pushed" enthusiasts and serious gamers all around the world to also upgrade other parts of their systems most notably their power supply units. True these two card models are not the most power hungry ones in the market currently but they do require a good amount of power especially at load (roughly 300W for the GTX 980 Ti and 400W for the R9 Fury) and let's face it if you have enough money to get one or more of these cards you should also invest in a good power supply unit just for your peace of mind (that is if you don't already own one). Be Quiet! recently also updated their product catalog with their flagship Dark Power Pro 11 line of power supply units and for the past 2 weeks we've been using the 1000W model with exemplary results.

Antec ISK 310-150 Mini-ITX Chassis With Built-in 150w PSU Review
     Sun, Sep 20 2015 | 12:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just a few months ago, we took a look at the rather fantastic and affordable Antec ISK-110, which features a 90w built-in PSU and room for a mini-ITX motherboard. It was perfect for mounting on the back of your monitor, making it a very compact and space-saving desktop system that is ideal for offices; I should know, I’m using one for my spare workstation and it’s brilliant! Today we’ll be taking a look at something a little higher up the price and specification range, the Antec ISK 310-150, much like its little brother, it comes with support for a mini-ITX motherboard and it’s fairly small, although still bigger than the ISK110. It also features a built-in PSU, but the maximum power has been upped to 150w, giving you much more headroom for a high-end CPU or APU based system.

Thermaltake Toughpower DPS 750W Modular Power Supply Review
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The term “digital power supply” is rarely used in the power supply market at the moment; we have seen digital power supplies before (the Corsair AXi series springs to mind) but they still remain uncommon and unpopular due to their high price. Thermaltake are the latest power supply brand to venture into the digital power supply arena with their Toughpower DPS series units, of which we have their DPS 750W model in for testing today. On paper the DPS 750W is a direct rival to Corsair’s AX760i offering similarly strong efficiency, the same 7 year warranty, a fully modular design, quiet operation and digitally controlled voltage regulation. Thermaltake’s DPS 750W does benefit from a fairly unique piece of software that is bundled with the power supply but Corsair’s AX760i also has something similar in the form of Corsair Link. Thermaltake’s software allows you to monitor efficiency, voltages, watts, energy costs, the power supply temperature and control the fan speed.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 550W Power Supply Review
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 3:31P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s no secret that be quiet! make some of the best PSUs money can buy, we’ve seen time after time that they can deliver great looking and performing products. A few months ago, we took a look at one of their latest and greatest units, the Dark Power Pro 11 1200W PSU and it was certainly impressive, offering excellent power delivery, whisper quiet performance and gorgeous aesthetics, but what if you don’t need huge amounts of power for your system, but you still want a very high-quality unit? That’s where the new Dark Power Pro 11 low-wattage models come into play.

Cooler Master V Series 550W PSU Review
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 3:30P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master are set to release three new power supplies in October and today we look at the entry level capacity model - the V550. This compact 550 watt supply is a pure modular unit featuring 80 Plus Gold certification and thanks to the incorporation of a Silencio FP fan, noise levels are said to be very low indeed.

Cooler Master V1200 Platinum 1200W Modular Power Supply Review
     Mon, Sep 14 2015 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Developing a power supply with a wattage as high as 1200W involves a lot of technical expertise; this is why you’ll find the number of OEMs producing power supplies at this wattage level is lower than in the sub 750W market. The market for 1200W power supplies is significantly smaller too with only a handful of desktop PC users needing this much wattage. Furthermore, the build quality and standards of high-wattage power supplies tend to be higher so users in this market segment will upgrade less: especially when 5, 7 and 10 year warranties are becoming the norm. Cooler Master know all of the aforementioned things which is why they teamed up with veteran power supply vendor Seasonic to produce theirPlatinum series V1200 unit. On paper this unit is as good as it gets with 80 Plus Platinum efficiency certification, a semi-passive fan operation mode, high quality Japanese capacitors, a fully modular design and a 7 year warranty. In terms of hardware support Cooler Master offer a staggering 12 PCIe connectors and dual EPS 8 pin connectors allowing you to easily run quad GPU systems or even dual CPU socket based motherboards such as the Haswell-EP Xeon platform from Intel.

Corsair HX1000i Modular Power Supply Review
     Sun, Sep 13 2015 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair’s power supply portfolio seems to be constantly evolving with major updates coming all the time as Corsair learn from previous product releases and customer feedback. In late 2013 we saw the introduction of the RM series which was Corsair’s newest range of Gold rated power supplies with all the bells and whistles of a high-end PSU like a fully modular design with black cables, Corsair Link support and a semi-passive fan mode. The Corsair HX1000i that we have with us here today is the second largest wattage of the new HXi series of power supplies. The HXi series builds on the RM series platform in many ways. Channel Well Technology are the OEM producer of both series platforms and the HX1000i is an enhanced version of the RM platform as it features better efficiency, more sophisticated ripple suppression capabilities and extra bells and whistles such as digital monitoring and controls of the rail mode and fan speed. These digital controls are what give this product the “i” moniker that set it apart from previous HX series Corsair power supplies, but it is important to note the HXi series does not have digital circuits like the AXi series has. The HXi series should be thought of as partially-digital whereas the AXi series is fully digital.

Cyonic AU-650x Full Modular PSU Review
     Fri, Sep 11 2015 | 12:33P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cyonic’ is a company name not many of our readers will recognise. They are a new brand who claim to target the enthusiast audience with competitively priced, high quality power supplies. Today we look at their AU-650x – a fully modular DC to DC converter design featuring premium quality Japanese Electrolytic Capacitors. At £85 inc vat at Scan in the UK – should this new power supply be making a final shortlist?

DeepCool Quanta DQ1250 1250W PSU Unboxing & Overview
     Sun, Sep 06 2015 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the wonderful world of DIY PC building, easily one of the most important components in any system is the power supply. Unfortunately, this is usually one area that is an afterthought for most users, as for the most part, power supplies tend to lack the excitement that is brought upon us by the more performance-effecting components such as the CPU and GPU. Well, today we hope to help in changing that by bringing you an unboxing and overview of the ultra high-end DeepCool Quanta DQ1250, which is a platinum rated, semi-modular 1250W power supply which aims to deliver enough power for even the most demanding configurations, while still keeping cool, quiet and efficient.

FSP Aurum 92+ 650W Power Supply Unit Review
     Sat, Sep 05 2015 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Professionals, serious gamers and even enthusiasts always use quality components in their PCs and although their needs are not exactly identical still they all agree that quality PSU is always a good investment (at least judging from the people we all know). Although however finding a quality PSU is not really hard (the easiest way is to check its 80 plus Certification and price) some people have a hard time figuring out just how much juice they need for their PCs. I've always believed that having a PSU with ore output power and never use it is far better than to need the extra juice and not have it but at the same time when i see PCs that can never possibly surpass the 500W mark recommending a 1KW model to those people makes no sense at all. FSP released the Aurum PT line of power supply units over a year ago and long after our review of the top PT model we decided to take a look at the 650W 92+ one released quite a bit earlier.

SilverStone SX600-G SFX Series Power Supply Review
     Wed, Sep 02 2015 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silverstone is well-known for their high-end products, having created some very impressive power supplies, coolers, chassis products and a whole lot more over the years. One of their strongest areas is certainly in the power supply market, even more so when you look at smaller form factor units such as SFX. The benefits of SFX units are obvious, as they’re much smaller than ATX PSUs, which makes them great for slim and compact chassis designs, such as the RVZ01 which Silverstone produces. These slim chassis are often designed for compact workstations, or HTPC use and more recently “Steam Machine” style rigs. Squeezing a massive graphics card into a compact chassis isn’t impossible, but powering a monster GPU is not so easily accomplished with a tiny power supply and that’s where the new SX600-G comes into play.

Netis PL7500 Kit AV500 Powerline Adapter Kit Review
     Mon, Aug 31 2015 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Powerline Network adapter are an amazing invention that can help you bring network to corners of your compound that otherwise wouldn’t be possible and today I’m taking a closer look at Netis’ PL7500 Kit containing two PL7500 AV500 Powerline adapters.

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