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Corsair TX850 V2 Power Supply Review
     Sun, Jun 26 2011 | 12:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Let's take a look at the revamped Corsair TX850 power supply, dubbed TX850 V2, now featuring a DC-DC design and 80 Plus Bronze certification. It is important to understand that while the old TX850 was manufactured by CWT, being a relabeled 850VH unit from this manufacturer, the new Corsair TX850 V2 is manufactured by Seasonic, being internally identical to the XFX PRO 850 W unit. "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

FSP Aurum CM Gold 750 W Power Supply Review
     Fri, Jun 24 2011 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In the beginning of this year, FSP launched its 80 Plus Gold power supply series, dubbed Aurum Gold series (which is a redundant name, by the way, since Aurum means "Gold" in Latin; calling something "Gold Gold" makes no sense). With models ranging from 400 W to 700 W, this series surprised everybody with its incredible low price, thanks to the unusual electronic architecture used. FSP is now launching another series based on the same design, featuring a modular cabling system and offered in 550 W, 650 W and 750 W versions. The first version won't be available in North America, but the other two should arrive in the North American market by the end of this month. Let's see if the 750 W model is a good buy."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Lepa G700-MA 700W Review
     Wed, Jun 22 2011 | 4:36P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Lepatek G700-MA 700W PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with three +12V rails (25A), a 140mm Fan, 8x SATA hard disk connectors and 4x PCI-e 6+2-Pin. Better than Enermax PSUs?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

The Linux Kernel Power Problems On Older Desktop Hardware
     Wed, Jun 22 2011 | 4:33P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As mentioned last week, a plethora of Linux power tests are on the way now that we have found an AC power meter with USB interface that works under Linux and we've been able to integrate nicely into the Phoronix Test Suite and its sensor monitoring framework. In this article is one of the first tests that have been completed using this power-measuring device as we monitored the Linux kernel power consumption for an old Intel Pentium 4 and ATI Radeon 9200 system for the past several kernel releases. Even this very old desktop system looks to be affected by the kernel power problems."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Arctic Fusion 550R Review
     Wed, Jun 22 2011 | 4:33P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Arctic Fusion 550R is a very small, silent and cheap power supply delivering efficient performance for your mid range equipment. The Fusion R is the upgraded PSU from the previous Fusion; the differences are increase in voltage to give more reliable efficiency. This PSU is equipped with its own external 80mm fan. With an efficiency of 82 to 86%, the Fusion 550 is very efficient. This eco-friendly power supply unit protects the environment and saves energy costs for you as well. Even when the PC is switched off, the low standby power consumption of the Fusion 550 helps to save energy.”
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050W Power Supply
     Mon, Jun 20 2011 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As a hardware enthusiast, trade shows like CES and Computex showcase many new products that you can expect to see on the market either immediately or sometime after the show. As a hardware reviewer, these shows are even more insightful as it gives a pretty solid road map of what we will be working with over the next six months or so. We have already looked at products from OCZ, Cooler Master and SilverStone that we previewed at the show, just to name a few. Today that trend continues as we have Thermaltake's Toughpower Grand series power supply on the hotbed. "
  FULL STORY @ OCIA

Cougar CMX 550w
     Fri, Jun 17 2011 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since Hardware Secrets made us all look a little silly a few years ago, without access to the full test setups that the big sites and PSU manufacturers have, XSR has backed off its PSU reviews to instead make them unboxing-previews.
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

 
Antec High Current Gamer 620W Power Supply Review
     Thu, Jun 16 2011 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
80 Plus Bronze Certification, good build quality, stable electrical performance and a very attractive price tag are the main reasons that make the Antec High Current Gamer 620W the ideal choice for people on a budget.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

RASURBO Real & Power 550 W
     Thu, Jun 16 2011 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are always thrilled to see new companies enter the PSU market because this leads to more choice for the end users and competition gets tougher, reducing prices. Today we will take a look at RASURBO's Real&Power 550 W, which is 80 PLUS certified, utilizes a semi modular cabling scheme and comes with attractive pricing.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Enermax Platimax 600W Power Supply Review
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 11:19A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enermax is well known amongst the enthusiast community for their quality power supplies inside and out. The examples we have seen in the last year with the MaxRevo and the Modu87+ were no exceptions, so when Enermax offered us the chance to get an early look at their upcoming Platimax unit, we gladly obliged. Enermax already has several Platimax power supplies available and we`ve heard that the 600W model will launch sometime in January 2012. The new Platimax 600W power supply boasts a lot of features that make it sound great on paper. Platinum efficiency, 100% Japanese capacitor construction, 600W of multi-GPU ready power, SpeedGuard, SafeGuard, HeatGuard, CordGuard and so much more. All of this doesn`t mean a thing if the power supply can`t back it up where it counts."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ ZT Series 650W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 9:45A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the progression of time, the evolution of the human race and ideas change with it. This is quite obvious when you take a look at your photo album or history books dating back to who-knows-when. Whether it be experiences of your own life, or mistakes and successes recorded in the books of history, there are many valuable lessons to be learned. Success is what we all should take pride in, and further improvement makes us even more successful people. But as you flip the coin over and take a look at the failures, do we simply push them aside and forget that it ever happened? Getting your finger burnt on the stove teaches you to watch what you`re doing and where you`re placing things. Such concepts could also be applied in the world of technology. While in the process of developing the carbonized cotton-thread filament for the incandescent light bulb, Thomas Edison had said, I didn`t fail; I found out 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb. The process of trial and error is one of the many paths that can be taken in the development of ideas and technology. I`m not exactly sure how some companies get things done, but what I am certain of is that the method of trial and error has been used at least once here and there. What we have today is a fully modular 80 Plus Bronze Certified mid-range power supply from OCZ -- namely, the ZT Series 650W. From the looks of it, the ZT Series 650W is a more budget friendly power supply for those that are looking for performance with 100% modular cables. Generally speaking, is the OCZ ZT Series 650W an error or a success? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

OCZ ZT Series 650 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 9:19A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ZT Series is the latest power supply series from OCZ, with a full modular cabling system ? meaning that even the main motherboard cable is detachable ? and 80 Plus Bronze certification. Available in 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W versions, let`s see if the 650 W model is a good buy."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

FSP AURUM GOLD AU-700 Power Supply Review
     Sat, Jun 11 2011 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Once again we have another brand of power supply on the test bench that many of our readers will know little to nothing about. FSP Group has been around for quite some time and produces a very wide variety of power supplies for consumer, professional and industrial uses all across the world. Those that have been around long enough might also recognize the brand known as Fortron Source. We've been told that some of their latest power supplies boast great performance and efficiency, so we gladly accepted the offer when FSP asked if we would like to sample a unit. FSP sent us the AU-700 power supply, the largest of four models in the AURUM lineup. FSP claims that the AURUM family of power supplies meets the 80Plus Gold standard with 90% efficiency and goes on to say that they are also "a perfect combination of premium quality and efficiency". Let's start taking a look at the features that our AU-700 offers and then we'll see if it has the performance to back up what it boasts on paper."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

OCZ ZX 850W 80PLUS Gold Power Supply
     Mon, Jun 06 2011 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today I have one of the highest end 80PLUS Gold power supplies I have handled recently on my bench - the OCZ ZX 850W. The ZX series is OCZ's highest range of performance power supplies - built with quality, performance and efficiency in mind. It's time to see if the extra investment in this high end power supply will be worth the money over the more budget minded 80PLUS Gold models that have crossed my bench prior to this model."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS

Corsair AX850 850 W
     Mon, Jun 06 2011 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's AX850 is an 80Plus Gold certified 850 watt power supply that aims to be the highest-quality model in its segment. It is fully modular and shows excellent performance characteristics in our demanding test suite. With a price of $180 it is not cheap but quality has its price.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Silverstone Strider Plus ST50F-P 500 W
     Sun, Jun 05 2011 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Strider Plus ST50F-P is a compact size, single rail and highly versatile PSU thanks to the fully modular design that it utilizes. On top of that is equipped with a quiet 120 mm fan and is 80PLUS Bronze certified. Without any doubt it will be an interesting product for users that want a PSU to power a single graphics card in a not so demanding system.
  FULL STORY @ SILVERSTONE

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