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Xilence Performance A Series 730W Non-Modular Power Supply Review
     Wed, Jun 10 2015 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During August 2013 the parent company of well-known German brand Be Quiet, Listan GmbH & Co. KG (Listan for short), announced their takeover of the German-Taiwanese brand “Xilence”. As part of the deal Listan took complete ownership of the entire Xilence portfolio and all of its trademarks. The Xilence brand now operates as a separate subsidiary company and brand under the Listan parent company. With the Xilence brand, Listan are hoping to address the mainstream and volume market segments of power supplies and cooling fans while reserving Be Quiet for more expensive and premium product offerings. The transition from its previous ownership to its new guidance and direction under Listan has now started to take effect. In mid-July Xilence presented their newest product range: the Performance A power supply Series. The main target of the Performance A Series is good quality power with competitive pricing. The Performance A series offers 430, 530, 630 and 730 watt variants with retail prices of €33.90, €37.90, €45.90 and €52.90 respectively. Today we are able to take a look at the Performance A Series 730W model and see exactly what it has to offer.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Antec Edge 650W Modular Power Supply Review
     Tue, Jun 09 2015 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Antec are unveiling a brand new power supply series which they are calling the “Edge” series. Some of the key features of the Antec Edge power supply series are a fully modular design, 80 Plus Gold certification, Antec’s respected 5 year warranty, custom rubber sleeving and quiet operation. That all sounds very good doesn’t it? Antec have clearly been listening to end user feedback because on paper the Edge 650W looks like a perfect power supply for the majority of enthusiast PC users. If we compare the Edge to Antec’s High Current Gamer series we can see obvious improvements in noise and aesthetics and compared to the High Current Pro series we can see obvious improvements in pricing. The Antec Edge 650 has a competitive price tag of $129.99 MSRP, so let’s find out if it has the performance as well!
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

XFX PRO 1250W Black Edition Modular Power Supply Review
     Tue, Jun 09 2015 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you get into the 1000W or higher range of power supplies the number of competitors starts to tail off compared to the highly competitive sub-750W market. The 1000W+ power supply market is very niche and not many power supply vendors even bother producing power supplies with this much wattage, at least not for the consumer market. That said if you’re interested in a power supply with enough wattage to drive three or even four way graphics card set ups then your options are limited. Today we are looking at one of those limited options, the XFX PRO 1250W Black Edition fully modular power supply. Thankfully limited options doesn’t mean limited quality as XFX’s Pro 1250W Black Edition Power supply is one of the best offerings on the market. In XFX tradition the OEM producer is the legendary Seasonic and this power supply boasts some great features such as a hybrid fan mode, 80 Plus Gold efficiency and a fully modular design.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

LEPA MaxPlatinum Series 1700 W
     Mon, Jun 08 2015 | 12:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we will evaluate LEPA's flagship PSU with a capacity of 1.7 kW and efficiency levels that its official specs say to surpass 80 PLUS Platinum requirements. This unit is only compatible with 230 VAC mains, so you won't find it in the United States.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Corsair New RMi Series PC Power Supplies - Computex 2015
     Wed, Jun 03 2015 | 2:20P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Corsair®, the most awarded and recommended PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced the addition of the RMi Series™ PC power supplies to the company’s award-winning line of PSUs. The new RMi Series PSUs raise the bar for what PC enthusiasts can expect from an 80 Plus® Gold certified power supply with the addition of silent Zero-RPM fan operation, Corsair Link customization and monitoring, all 105°C- rated Japanese capacitors, and fully modular cables. The new RMi Series PSUs are immediately available in 650, 750, 850, and 1000-watt capacities.

Building on Corsair’s legacy of enthusiast class PSUs, the RMi Series PSUs are designed from the ground up to deliver 80 PLUS Gold energy efficiency, reducing operating costs and excess heat, while delivering superior electrical performance, thanks to extremely tight voltage regulation and minimal ripple noise. To do this, Corsair has used only industry-leading 105°C-rated Japanese capacitors, providing unwavering power and reliability for high-end PCs. This ensures the electricity reaching a gaming PC’s power hungry components is as clean and stable as possible. The RMi Series PSUs are also stable, with a 140mm fluid-dynamic-bearing equipped cooling fan that runs in Zero RPM fan mode, only spinning up when the PSU needs to and operating virtually silently at low and medium loads.

For those who demand extra control, RMi is equipped with Corsair LINK, Corsair’s fully featured software suite, which provides real-time monitoring of the PSU’s power consumption, voltages, temperature and efficiency; users even have the flexibility to customize the fan speed or switch from a default multi-rail +12V power delivery to a single rail power delivery.

RMi is also designed with a fully modular cable system which allows users to use the bare minimum number of cables needed to for a cleaner look and improved airflow.

The PSUs are backed by a comprehensive seven-year warranty and Corsair’s comprehensive customer support.

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Specifications

80 PLUS Gold certified: High efficiency operation for less excess heat and lower operating costs
100% all Japanese 105°C capacitors: Premium internal components ensure solid power delivery and long-term reliability
Zero RPM Fan Mode: Allows for virtually silent operation at low and medium loads
Configurable +12V rail options:  Can be run in the default multi-rail +12V mode, or toggled to single-rail operation
Corsair Link Digital:  Advanced desktop application lets users monitor and log fan speed, voltages and power consumption, as well as control fan speed and toggle the +12V rail from multi-rail to a single +12V rail
Seven year warranty: A guarantee of reliable operation that will last across several system builds
Suggested Retail Prices
650W - $129.99 MSRP
750W - $139.99 MSRP
850W - $159.99 MSRP
1000W - $189.99 MSRP 

  FULL STORY @ CORSAIR

Corsair CX750M 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review
     Sat, May 30 2015 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
:"Corsair adds modular cables to the CX series to give you even more bang for your buck. Read the full review to find out just how much bang that is."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

600-650 watt power supply round-up
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although a 500W unit is actually capable of powering a pretty beefy system these days, choosing a 600-650W unit does offer a little more flexibility at only a modest price increase. Therefore, we tested 25 such power supplies, with prices ranging from $30 / £22 / €30 to $150 / £120 / €150. Based on our tests, we can once again conclude that there are no truly awful "branded" power supplies, just as was the case after our 500-550W power supply round-up. Furthermore, it's also clear that investing a little in a decent power supply is worthwhile: you really don't want to purchase budget models. Such power supplies are simply incapable of matching the quality standards that the rest of the market has established. So do yourself a favour, and don't try to save too much money on your power supply. A good system deserves a good power supply!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

 
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1600W 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our first look at an EVGA power supply proves to be quite worth the wait. Their 1600W SuperNOVA G2 packs a ton of power with great performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

EVGA SuperNOVA 650GS Review
     Wed, May 27 2015 | 12:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA recently released new power supplies in their SuperNova GS range and today we take a look at the 650 watt unit. This unit is 80 Plus Gold Certified and is a pure modular design. EVGA state that the components inside are high grade Japanese branded – to ensure long term stability and high performance. At only £76.99 inc vat, is this the mid range power supply you should be shortlisting for a new system build?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Seasonic Snow Silent 750W PSU Review
     Wed, May 27 2015 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the latest release from Seasonic – the Snow Silent 750W power supply. Regular readers may remember we reviewed their higher cost 1050W model back in December last year. This unit is fully modular, has 80 Plus Platinum certification – and incorporates a new low noise fluid dynamic bearing fan.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Corsair HX1200i '80 Plus Platinum' Power Supply review
     Tue, May 19 2015 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at one of the latest Corsair power supplies – the fully modular HX 1200i. This new power supply has been created with high efficiency and low noise emissions in mind. It will slot in above the HX1000i that we reviewed back in August last year as the flagship model in this specific range. At £199.99 inc vat should this be shortlisted for a new system build this year?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W PSU Review
     Mon, May 18 2015 | 9:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
be quiet! have earned a solid reputation over the years with the enthusiast audience. Their range of cases, CPU coolers and power supplies have consistently scored well on KitGuru – and today we look at one of their latest power supplies, the Dark Power Pro 11. This month they have 850W, 1000W and 1200W models launching, with lower wattage units hitting retail later. How good are these high end designs?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W PSU Review
     Sun, May 17 2015 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with four +12V rails (30/35 A), a 135mm Silent Wings 3 Fan, 8x SATA hard disk connectors and 4x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1200W Review
     Sat, May 16 2015 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Dark Power Pro 11 1200W BeQuiet offers a high end 1200W PSU, which achieves 80 Plus Platinum certification. Already at a first glance you can see a very high quality enclosure. Apart from that there is even a feature, specifically for overclocking, which allows to switch from multi rail to single rail.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

COUGAR GX-1050 V3 1050W Power Supply Unit Review
     Thu, May 14 2015 | 8:51P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Time and again we've pointed out the reasons behind why people always need to have a good CPU cooler especially during the hot summer months. However a CPU cooler is not the only hardware component of a system that needs to have a certain level of quality in order to keep that system running without issue even during the hottest possible days and leaving out the next obvious hardware component which is no other than the GPU cooler (which in most cases is ok as long as you don't push your card hard) there's just one other that needs special attention, the power supply unit. This of course doesn't necessarily mean that if you use a mainstream model it will burn out during the summer but generally speaking everything from the enclosure, cooling fan and interior components play a huge role in how long the device will keep going and what kind of performance you can expect from it. One of the somewhat "new" players in the market is COUGAR and since so far their products in general have performed on par with those of their much older rivals we decided to take a look at the latest GX-1050 V3 (G1050) 1050W power supply unit.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

XFX TS Series 550 Watt PSU
     Thu, May 14 2015 | 8:50P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the XFX TS Series 550 Watt PSU. The XFX TS Series 550W is an 80 Plus Gold certified PSU that combines great performance, innovative design, and the high quality required by hardcore gamers and DIY enthusiasts.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

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