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!+Continue Reading
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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…+Continue Reading
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!+Continue Reading
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!+Continue Reading
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.+Continue Reading
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!+Continue Reading
NZXT has recently released their HALE82N series of power supplies and were nice enough to send us two of them! The HALE82N series power supplies feature an 80PLUS Bronze certification, a 120mm cooling fan, and a strong single +12V rail. Besides all of that the HALE82N Series is the first among others to pioneer 2013 ErP Lot 6 Energy Star standard which will reduce vampire power by 50%, decreasing your energy consumption. Today we are going to check out the 550W and 750W models, read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!+Continue Reading
Today we’ll be looking at one of the first eco-friendly power supplies that we’ve ever reviewed. The In Win GreenMe series features a unique combination of eco-friendly packaging and product components to make any “green” fan rejoice. This white power supply also makes a nice change of pace to those standard black power supplies we’re used to. Read on further to take a look.+Continue Reading
It seems lately many companies have been coming out with power supplies that are very efficient and are made to be installed and just forgot about. Well Antec has had a line of power supplies like this for a long time, the EarthWatts series. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of the newest power supplies in the EarthWatts line the Platinum 650W. This 650W power supply has an 80PLUS Platinum certification, the highest efficiency mark for power supplies. With this power supply you will ge 92% efficiency at 50% load and 89% efficiency at 100% load. Read on as we take it through the paces.+Continue Reading
Today we’ll be checking out two of the many options in Thermaltake new SMART series of PSU’s. These new PSU’s aren’t meant for hardcore builders, but rather the everyday Joe, looking for a cheap, reliable PSU that he can install and forget about for several years. All of the PSU’s are 80PLUS efficient, include lengthy enough cables, and can support the latest hardware. Read on further to see our review of the 430W and 730W SMART Series power supplies.+Continue Reading