Not that long ago we took a look at our first power supply from Fractal Design, the Newton R3 600W. While that unit sits as Fractal Design’s top tier power supply today we are checking out one of their more mainstream units the Telsa R2 650W power supply. While this power supply is not modular it still features an 80PLUS Gold certification, single 12V rail, and a temperature controlled 135mm cooling fan. The Tesla R2 still has the same great looks we saw on the Newton R3, but can it perform? Read on as we find out!
be quiet! is a new company to us here at ThinkComputers. We’ve seen their products over the past year, but finally caught up with them at CES and were rather impressed with what they showed us. Now we have some of their products in to test and to start things off we are taking a look at one of their latest power supplies, the Dark Power Pro 10 550W. This power supply features an 80PLUS Gold certification, semi-modular design, virtually silent operation and an overclocking key that switches between quadruple independent +12V rail mode and high-performance single-rail operation. be quiet! has really made a name for themselves in Germany let’s see if that will carry over to the US.
We mainly know Fractal Design for their cases, but did you know they make power supplies as well? Over the past couple of years the really high-end power supplies all had 80PLUS Gold certifications, but now we are seeing 80PLUS Platinum certifications. 80PLUS Platinum certification means that the power supply runs 92% efficient at 50% load and 89% efficient at 100% load. Today we are taking a look at Fractal Design’s Newton R3 600W Power Supply that not only has the 80PLUS Platinum certification it features a semi-modular design, single 12V rail, semi-passive fan, and is CrossFireX certified. Is this this next power supply for your system? Read on as we take a look…
Kingwin has some really great power supplies in their Lazer Gold and Lazer Platinum series, but at the end of the day not everyone wants to dish out the cash for an 80PLUS Platinum certified power supply. Don’t worry though Kingwin has the mainstream covered as well. Today we are going to be taking a look at the Kingwin Power Force PF-850 850W power supply which features an 80PLUS Bronze certification, modular cables and a 5 year warranty. Read on as we take a look!
Cooler Master is well-known for their cases and CPU coolers, but they also offer some very high quality power supplies. We have taken a look at their Silent Pro Hybrid and Silent Pro Gold units in the past and today we are taking a look at the newer Silent Pro M2 series. The Silent Pro M2 series is very popular with units ranging from 420W all the way up to 1500W. Today we are looking at the highest wattage Silent Pro M2, the 1500W. It features a dual 12V rail design, 135mm durable hydraulic dynamic bearing fan, a 80PLUS Silver efficiency rating, modular cables, and a 5 year warranty. Read on as we put this power supply to the test!
We travelers carry with us a growing number of devices that charge via USB: phones, tablets, cameras, and more. While devices are solid, easily stored objects, their power cords and wall adapters are nebulous masses of frustration at the bottom of a backpack! The Aviiq Portable Charging Station aims to address this problem by providing a neat carrying case with a removable, four port USB power hub. It provides spools for cables and lays them in such a way that removing them isn’t wholly necessary. ThinkComputers has the review.
If you been around the gaming scene in the past 5 years or so you should know the name Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendal. Known to many as the worlds first professional gamer he has created a gaming brand which its goal is to work with manufacturers to create the perfect components for your gaming system. Today we are taking a look at Fatal1ty’s take on a gaming power supply. The OCZ Fatal1ty Series 1000W Power Supply features an 80PLUS Gold certification, individually sleeved modular cables, 140mm red LED cooling fan and a 5 year warranty. Is this the next power supply for your gaming rig? Read on to find out!
Powering our test rig today is one of High Powers 80PLUS Platinum units, the Astro PT. The Astro PT is a semi-modular power supply rated at 700W, has an all-digital power delivery mechanism, flat ribbon-style modular cables, and a special LED bar on the rear of the unit that will display the units load and efficiency in real-time, which High Power have dubbed the “Eagle Eye.” You may recognize this particular model if you follow trade shows, as at this year’s Computex it took home the Design and Innovation Award.
The last few products we have taken a look at from FSP have been universal power adapters for notebooks so finally we get a chance to take a look at a product in their main product line, power supplies. FSP sure does know a lot about power supplies. They were established in 1993 and currently are the 5th largest power supply vendor in the world. Today we are checking out their Aurum Pro 850W Power Supply. This power supply features an 80PLUS Gold certification, a true single rail and dual transformer design, 135mm PWM cooling fan and a very cool rugged Granite-Touch finish. Is this the power supply for your next build? Read on to find out!
Today we’re looking at NZXT’s latest power supply range; the HALE82N series. This series is aimed at PC builders who demand quality components, whilst sticking to a budget. It’s 80PLUS Bronze certified, non-modular, and has a standard ATX form factor that will accommodate cases where free space is at a premium.
Whilst many manufacturers are attempting to diversify their product ranges, in order for people to actually purchase these new lines the product needs to be of a certain quality. Does the NZXT HALE82N series hit the mark or fall short? Only one way to know; read on to find out!
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