Antec which is known as a global leader when it comes to high-performance computer components and accessories for gaming, today released a new power supply for the European market called VP550F. This power supply series from Antec is aimed for the users with budget restrictions. This entry-level solution is built on a durable and efficient platform.
We were huge fans of be quiet’s Dark Power Pro 10 power supplies, but since they have a high price tag many people will not get their hands on them. Be quiet! has responded to this and at Computex they were showing off a new power supply series. The Power Zone series will be a lower price point, but still keep many of the same features as the higher-end Dark Power Series.
Corsair is one of the only brands to offer “smart” power supplies where you can monitor various things going on within the power supply during operation. This is about to change as Antec has unveiled their first “smart” power supplies. These new power supplies are called High Current Pro Platinum Grid and will be available in 750W, 850W, 1000W, 1200W and 1300W variants.
One thing I’m sure you have been hearing about the upcoming Haswell desktop processors is their power supply requirements. These new processors impose stricter requirements on the power supply regarding energy saving features. The new processors feature a new sleep state called C6 and C7. In these states the processor is nearly shut off, bringing down the power consumption. Be quiet! wants you to know that all of their current power supplies are Haswell ready.
When it comes to computer cases, power supplies and cooling products we do not see that many new companies popping up. Probably because it is such a competitive market to get in to. We have been hearing about a new company entering the market called Raijintek. They are said to be developing a new range of high end power supplies, cases and cooling products.
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, today announced that it has added 750W and 850W power supply unit (PSU) models to the award-winning Silencer Mk III Power Supply Series from PC Power & Cooling. With these new high-wattage options, the Silencer Mk III provides a professional-grade power solution rated for industrial usage and provides the performance and stability required for demanding computing environments.
A European powerhouse the silent storm known as be quiet! is finally making its ways to the shores of the United States. Known for quality products with a certain silent flare the be quiet! cooling and power options are nothing to scoff at. Intricate designs and meaningful functionality separate be quiet! from many of the other competitors in the EU but can they make a dent in a market already saturated with quality cooling/power companies? Players like Corsair and Enermax better watch because something quiet might be sneaking up on them.
Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the addition of the CX Series Modular power supply units (PSUs) to the company’s award-winning PSU line-up. Available in 430, 500, 600, and 750 watt power configurations, the new CX Modular PSUs provide PC builders with the stable reliability of Corsair PSUs at a price that is easy on the pocket.
Ever since multi-rail PSUs were introduced, we’ve seen enthusiasts adamantly claim that one or the other PSU type is better. Some claim single rail is better for overclocking. Some claim multi-rail is safer. Single rail is cleaner. Multi-rail more efficient. The list goes on and on, so who’s right? People on either side argue their points and pick up uninformed followers along the way, resulting in the same rehashed marketing over and over again from companies playing on this vehement fanboyism: A single strong 12v rail! Multi-rail for extra stability! Blah blah. Which is better? How does this apply to me? Keep reading, and I may just give you an answer.
Rosewill is primarily known for its affordable chassis, power supplies, and networking products. We ventured to the company’s suite to check out the new Blackhawk chassis, capable of housing an HPTX motherboard, and several other chassis, new and old. We also check out the company’s new laptop cooling devices, 80PLUS certified power supplies, and new 300 Mbps Wireless N routers and adapters. Listen in on ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean in this video overview of these products from CES 2012.
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