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be quiet! Power Zone 1000W Modular Power Supply Review
     Mon, Jan 12 2015 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is fairly common for high wattage power supplies to boast top-end components, the best performance and as a result of that a very hefty price tag – making them quite inaccessible for most consumers. However, it doesn’t have to be that way: there are affordable options. Enter Be Quiet’s Power Zone range of power supplies which cover 650-1000W with extremely competitive price points. Today we are looking at the 1000W flagship Power Zone power supply which is the power supply that we run on our high-end graphics card test system. One of the key features with the Power Zone units is that they offer a fully modular design, solid power & performance and most importantly competitive price points. To reach this competitive price points some things do have to suffer: this unit is only rated for 80 Plus Bronze and the fan is going to be a fair bit louder than we’d expect from Be Quiet to tame all that extra heat, potentially up to 2900 RPM. Yet the Be Quiet Power Zone series still has all the hallmarks of an enthusiast product so let’s dig in with today’s review and take a closer look at what the Be Quiet Power Zone 1000W PSU has to offer.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Super Flower Leadex Gold 850W Review @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 09 2015 | 4:21P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Leadex Gold 850 Watt, Super Flower has a PSU in their portfolio which they manufacture in-house. Especially in the case of their high-end power supplies SuperFlower is known for excellent build quality and apart from that their choice of components is very well though. Therefore it might not strike as a surprise, that we're really curious who this PSU is going to deal with our test parcours
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 520W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 4:05P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A completely fanless, 80 PLUS Platinum power supply built by Seasonic for SilverStone? Let`s see if this is the real deal."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

XFX XTS 520w Power Supply Review
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we are taking a look at a PSU from XFX. This model is from their new XTS range and offers platinum efficiency, fanless operation and modular cables."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Chieftec GPS-700A8 Review
     Tue, Jan 06 2015 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the GPS-700A8 Chieftec has an entry level power supply in its portfolio which offers 700 Watt output power. This unit comes with an 80Plus certificate at a low price point. Since Chieftec doesn't own their own PSU factory, they're using an OEM platform from High Power for this model. As usual we're curious to find out what this cheap 75 Euro 700W PSU is capable of.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Chieftec A-80 Series 650W Non-Modular Power Supply Review
     Thu, Jan 01 2015 | 6:18P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Chieftec A-80 Series 650W Non-Modular Power Supply Review A little while ago we ran a story about how the brand “Chieftec” were making a return to the UK market: Chieftec had previously been a sizeable player in the UK market selling a variety of cases and power supplies. Since their departure around 8 years ago they’ve been doing well in Asia and North America and now they are looking to get a foothold back in the UK and EU markets. As part of that they have launched a brand new range of power supplies and cases to get things moving. Peter Donnell, one of our senior reviewers, recently took a look at Chieftec’s newest full-tower case offering: the DX-02B. Now I will be taking a look at one of Chieftec’s newest power supply offerings; the CTG-650-80P. The more catchy name for it is the Chieftec A-80 650W power supply and as the “80P” model name suggests it comes with 80 Plus certification, the Bronze one to be exact. Aside from that it isn’t exactly the most exciting power supply in the world: you’ve got 650W of 80 Plus Bronze power with a decent chunk of cables and a fairly plain-Jane OEM style design. Of course, this isn’t a bad thing: Chieftec’s slogan for this product is “Why pay more than necessary?”. I couldn’t agree more, why waste money on painting the power supply, prettying up the cables and adding in loads of accessories when that just adds extra cost. Of course, without all those little extras the price to performance is going to be key here so let’s see exactly how it performs.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Chieftec A135 Series APS-850CB Review
     Thu, Jan 01 2015 | 5:18P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the A135 Series APS-850CB Chieftec has a mid-range power supply in its portfolio which offers 850 Watt output power. When looking for an 80Plus certificate we find a Bronze sticker on this unit. Since Chieftec doesn't own their own PSU factory, their using an OEM platform from High Power for this particular model. As usual we're curious to find out what this 93 Euro PSU is capable of.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

 
Super Flower Leadex Gold 650W Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 2:18A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we have been focusing recently on super high power output supplies in excess of 1000 watts, we felt today it was worth revisiting a popular unit sold by Overclockers UK for £85.99 inc vat. The Super Flower Leadex Gold 650W is fully modular with 80 Plus Gold Certification and support for two high end graphics cards – ideal for those building a new SLI or Crossfire system with a budget under £100.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

500-550 watt power supplies review: 40 models tested
     Tue, Dec 30 2014 | 11:18P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: After testing 40 power supplies, we can only draw two simple conclusions: 1. do not purchase exceptionally cheap power supplies; 2. the established brands do not offer bad power supplies in this segment. Codegen's and MS-Tech's offerings will generally only be purchased by system builders who are looking to earn a quick buck while building a cheap computer; individuals who purchase them to save a few tenners will only end up hurting themselves in the long run. Assuming they won't simply suffer a premature death, they'll likely result in unpredictable problems and a noticeably higher energy bill, and they're noisy to boot! You should therefore spend a little extra, but there's no need to overdo it.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Be Quiet! Straight Power 10 800W Power Supply Unit Review
     Tue, Dec 30 2014 | 4:18P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I recall a time long ago when you would walk into a computer store and the only power supply units you'd find were low-cost OEM models which surprisingly enough would last long if you were lucky. Fast forward to today and if you visit a computer store chances are that you will find yourself in front of a wall of power supply units from a very large number of manufacturers, with power outputs ranging anywhere from 250W and up to 1500W and various 80 plus efficiency certifications. Low-cost OEM models do exist even today aimed towards casual users who don't wish to spend much on one such device but today you can also find models that cost even more than a brand new laptop. Today with us however we have something more affordable and more specifically the latest offering by our friends over at be quiet! the Straight Power 10 800W power supply unit.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W Power Supply Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 2:18A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA has a bit of a rocky road with HardOCP when it comes to PSU reviews. Today we give EVGA the opportunity to redeem itself with its 1300 watt powerhouse touting "exceptional efficiency" and a fully modular design that is "silent and optimized for the enthusiast." All this with a 10 year warranty? It must be a badass.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Seasonic X-Series 1250W Power Supply
     Sun, Dec 28 2014 | 7:18A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seasonic have had an active couple of months – in May we reviewed their Platinum 1,200W Modular PSU and today we are looking at the new X-Series 1250W – a refresh on the older model which we looked at, way back in 2012. The new model is a pure modular design with 80 Plus Gold Certification, but it has received a handful of upgrades since the original launch. Is it worth shortlisting for an upgrade in 2014?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Corsair RM Series 1000 W
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 2:50A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's RM series includes some of the quietest PSUs available on the market. Today, we take a detailed look at the strongest member of this series, the RM1000. It promises good performance and ultra-silent operation, a rare feature for a 1 kW unit.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

SilverStone SFX SX600-G 600W Power Supply Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 2:18A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With many people looking for a smaller enthusiast computer system footprint, the size of a power supply gets very important. With SFF motherboards getting better for overclocking, many folks are looking for higher PSU powers for overclocking. SilverStone brings an SFX form factor 600 watt capable pint-sized PSU.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

TRENDnet TPL-407E2K Powerline 500 AV Adapter Starter
     Sun, Dec 21 2014 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"TRENDnet is a name that is known within the networking industry, though most regular consumers I imagine probably haven't heard of them like some of the other bigger networking names. TRENDnet has a 24-year history in creating and offering network solutions with great value along with performance.
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

SilverStone SX600-G SFX 600W Power Supply Review
     Fri, Dec 19 2014 | 4:49A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the overall build quality and performance are good, the SX600-G doesnt stand out in any particular area (other than size!) when compared to other enthusiast-grade 600W ATX power supplies. It normally would not bring home a PCPerspective Gold Award (especially with a 3-year warranty) except that the SX600-G is unique and occupies a very specific niche market. We have enjoyed our time with the SX600-G and have come to appreciate the advantages of a relatively high power small form factor PSU for use in compact, cramped chassis; even when they are designed to accommodate a full size ATX PSU. The SX600-G does an excellent job of delivering on its design goals and deserves to be recognized."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

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