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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

Shuttle Fanless Slim-PC DS57U
     Thu, May 14 2015 | 8:48P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Shuttle DS57U is a slim barebone PC that only needs RAM and a HDD or, even better, an SSD to boot. It comes with an Intel dual-core Celeron processor (Broadwell) and features lots of I/O ports, which make it suitable for a wide range of applications.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Super Flower Leadex Platinum 2000 W
     Mon, May 04 2015 | 12:38P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Super Flower meant to rock the boat and has without a doubt done so with the Leadex Platinum 2 kW that is only compatible with 230 VAC mains since a normal 115 VAC socket cannot deliver the amperes the unit requires at full load.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

TSST TB050PA Portable Charger Review
     Mon, May 04 2015 | 12:38P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The TB050PA is another portable charger from Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST). It is essentially a lower capacity version of the TB100PA, with a smaller 5,000 mAh capacity. This means it is also cheaper at £24.99 – but is it worth buying ahead of its bigger brother?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

LEPA G1600 MA EU 1600W PSU Review
     Mon, May 04 2015 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at a high end power supply rated to deliver 1600 watts of power. The LEPA G1600 has been a successful high end product for parent company Enermax – so much so that they have not updated it since the original release in 2012. Available for around £250 inc vat, is this a power supply you should be considering for a new ultra high end system build?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

SilverStone Strider Gold S ST75F-GS V2.0 750W Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 10:16A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
V2.0 of SilverStone`s Strider Gold S 750W PSU takes it to the minimum at 14.0cm long, while still being a fully modular, 80 Plus Gold certified power supply. We took one apart to see what is inside."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

 
BitFenix Fury 650W Gold Modular Review
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bitfenix have earned a strong reputation in enthusiast circles thanks to their wide range of quality case designs. In the efforts to diversify their portfolio they recently launched a power supply range – dubbed the ‘Fury’. Available in three capacities – we look at the mid model today – the Fury 650W. These semi modular power supplies have all achieved 80 Plus Gold Certification and are competitively priced. One of the main talking points is actually the individually sleeved cabling, eye catching at this price point.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Antec VPF550 Strictly Power 550W Power Supply Unit Review
     Tue, Apr 28 2015 | 1:21P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This may not come as a shock to some people (however it does to me sometimes) but not every gamer or professional in the market is willing to spend much on a quality power supply unit even if they happen spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars/euros on a single graphics card. The good thing with this however is that it's not possible sometimes since really strong graphics cards require quite a bit of power and to get that people have no choice but to spend a lot more than they'd like to. On the other hand if you just want to power a low-mid/end system you don't have to worry about that (not as much anyways) and so even a low-output PSU should suffice. Today we're taking a look at one such PSU, the Strictly Power VPF550 550W model by Antec.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Andyson Titanium N 700 W
     Fri, Apr 24 2015 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the release of the 1200 Platinum unit, Andyson has now also put a Titanium unit with four models into their portfolio. We will take a look at the N700 today: It features a semi-modular cabling design to keep its price down and promises to perform incredibly well.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

be quiet! Straight Power 10 800W 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Review
     Wed, Apr 15 2015 | 10:16A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The be quiet! Straight Power 10 800W PSU proves to be a hit and a miss. Make sure to read the full review to find out why."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Seasonic X-Series 1050W Power Supply
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the new X-Series 1050W power supply from Seasonic, a refresh on the older model which was hot news back in 2012. This new model is a pure modular design with 80 Plus Gold Certification and has received a handful of upgrades for 2014.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Super Flower Golden Silent 500W Semi-Modular Passive Power
     Thu, Apr 09 2015 | 12:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you want a truly silent system there are a lot of things to consider purchasing: a passive graphics card, a passive CPU cooler, SSD storage instead of mechanical hard drives and more importantly a passively cooled power supply. The advantages of a passively cooled power supply are numerous but the main advantage is that unlike most power supplies that will get noisy above 50% load a passive power supply never gets noisy. Other advantages include the fact that passive power supplies tend to require higher quality components in order to keep heat output down so when you buy a passive power supply you also know you’re buying quality and an efficient unit. Today I am taking a look at my second passively cooled power supply but this time from a brand not many people have heard of. Super Flower may not be well known as a consumer brand but Super Flower already feature inside many high-end power supplies sold by big brands, EVGA is the most notable one of those that springs to mind. In the UK market at least Super Flower are deciding to go at it as a standalone brand selling a wide range of their power supplies through Overclockers UK at very competitive prices. In this review I will be looking at Super Flower’s Golden Silent 500W passive power supply. This is an interesting power supply for a number of reasons: because it is 80 Plus Platinum rated, because it has a whopping big heatsink built into the PSU but also because the design has been built in its entirety from the ground up by Super Flower.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

SilverStone Strider Gold S ST75F-GS V2 PSU Review
     Wed, Apr 08 2015 | 12:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A lot of PC applications have been trending toward smaller footprints in the last few years. SilverStone is looking to further address this need by packing as much wattage as possible into a confined space. The Strider Gold S ST75F-GS V2 is fully modular and is billing it as the "world's smallest full-modular ATX PSU" at its capacity.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Silverstone Strider Plus 700W Review
     Tue, Apr 07 2015 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silverstone have earned a positive reputation over the years, crafting some of the finest computer cases for the enthusiast audience. They have also had great success with their range of power supplies, especially in the high end. Today we look at something more modest, designed for the mainstream audience – the Strider Plus 700 W, a 80 Plus Bronze certified modular power supply sporting a single +12V rail.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Sandberg Outdoor Powerbank 10400 mAh Review
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As most of you know portable batteries (also known as power banks) are not new in the market and as a matter of fact I’ve been testing and using such devices for roughly 5 years now so whenever someone tells me that this is the first time to ever hear about them I’m quite surprised honestly. For example 3 days ago my smartphone was quickly running out of juice while i was drinking a cup of coffee at my favorite place by the beach (WiFi does that) so i decided to get back to my car and bring a portable battery with me to charge it. Well i don't know if it was the design of the portable battery i used or the fact that it was larger than my smartphone (much thicker actually) but people where staring at me for quite a while (even the waitress came over and asked what that was). Now the reason i mentioned the design of this particular portable battery model is because it's a rather unique looking device and more specifically it's the latest Outdoor Powerbank by Sandberg.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

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