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.
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.
With all of the power supplies out there it is really hard to choose the right one for you. What if you want a power supply that gets the job done and is efficient? Thermaltake has the perfect power supply for you. Their new Smart Series power supplies offer an 80PLUS certification, dedicated +12V rail, and 120mm cooling fan at a low price. Today we are going to be unboxing the 730W, read on to check it out!
80PLUS Platinum is the highest efficiency rating available for 115V power supplies. Today we’ll be looking at one of the high wattage PSU’s with this certification, the Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000W Power Supply. Its overall average is 91.27% efficiency, according to 80PLUS. Not only is it efficient, but affordable too. Read on further to find out more information.
Today we’ll be checking out a fully modular power supply recently released by Cooler Master. The Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W power supply is 80PLUS GOLD certified, has a 200W fanless mode and even comes equipped with its own fan controller. This is a first for Cooler Master and is even available in two other models, 850W and 1300W. Read on further to see how well the 1050W version performed.
Almost everyone wants the quietest yet most powerful computer possible. Most components generate noise because of the fans cooling them, or because of moving parts. Obviously, solid state drives have eliminated the necessity for moving parts for storage and liquid cooling can replace fans for most components. However, there’s still one pesky component which still generates noise: the high wattage power supply unit. Fanless PSUs have been around for a while, but they’re generally lower wattage and meant for business machines or ultra-efficient HTPCs.
In Win, the company that brought you many different types of cases in the past is now upgrading one of its power supply series into the 80PLUS age. The Commander II series of power supplies, the successor to the original Commander, are available in three different models: 750W, 850W and the 1200W, which we have to review today. All three models are 80PLUS Bronze certified, have an army green color scheme and a silent 135mm fan in them.
The thing that certainly stands out the most about Kingwin’s Lazer Platinum Power Supply is certainly the 80 Plus Platinum certification printed right on the front of the box. Platinum is the highest level of CSCI certification, which means, in a nutshell, that it one of the most efficient PSU’s on the market and will help your PC’s lifespan last longer with greatly reduced heat.
Another great feature is the ECO Intelligent Thermal Control System, which will help keep maximum cooling performance while maintaining minimal fan noise by preventing fan rotation, unless the temperature reaches around 70 Degrees Celsius. The unit was also designed with high end GPU performance in mind with two 6 Pin and two 6+2 Pin PCI connections. Let’s take a look.
In the market for a new power supply? How about checking out one of the many in Antec’s new series of power supplies, the High Current Gamer Series. Available in five different models and two different styles, one of the High Current Gamer PSU’s should fit your fancy. They’re all 80PLUS Bronze certified, with higher end models also offering SLI and CrossFire certifications. Today we’ll be looking at the 750W model, so let’s take a closer look…
ThinkComputers last reviewed a power supply unit from primarily cooling company Zalman in 2008, the ZM850-HP. Now, we have in our hands a much newer model building upon three years of innovation and standardization: the ZM1000-HP Plus. The ZM1000-HP Plus features a dual heatpipe cooling system, lots of connectors, modular cables, and 80PLUS Silver certification for efficiency. See how the unit measures up in this review.