For small form factor enthusiasts, the standard SFX power supply form factor has excellent combination of size, power, and affordability. At 100mm deep, however, the standard SFX PSU is also limited in fan size to 80mm. While advances in engineering and components have made modern high-end SFX PSUs quieter than ever, there is still inherent limitation with 80mm fan’s ability to dissipate heat at maximum loading conditions while maintaining satisfactory noise profile for users sensitive to higher-pitch sounds. With this in mind, SilverStone has released a “lengthened” variation of the SFX form factor called, SFX-L.
Corsair has really made a name for themselves in the power supply market over the past few years. This is mainly because of their high-end AX and HX series, but at the end of the day not everyone needs a super high-end power supply. Corsair’s CS series is marketed more towards the typical user / builder who is looking for low energy use and easy installation. Today we are taking a look at the CS850M which is an 80PLUS Gold certified power supply. It also features flat modular cables and a 3-year warranty. Does this power supply hold the same high-quality and performance that we’ve seen from other Corsair power supplies? Let’s take a look!
At CES 2015 Cooler Master was showing a prototype digital power supply that has some pretty cool features that will allow you to change settings and monitor readings from your mobile device. The power supply is being called the V Digital right now and it features a Bluetooth module and ARM processor that is built into the power supply and works in conjunction with Cooler Master’s mobile app.
EVGA has just announced their brand new flagship power supply in their Supernova 1600 T2. This 1600 W power supply features an 80PLUS Titanium efficiency rating which means it will be over 94% efficient. It also a features a single 133.3A +12V rail design, a durable main transformer, Japanese capacitors and a 140 mm cooling fan that only spins up when the power supply goes beyond a load threshold.
Below is the first picture of Corsair’s second 1200 watt power supply, the HX1200i. This unit will sit above the HX1050 and below the already released AX1200i. This unit is said to feature an 80PLUS Platinum rating, a load-based fan which will stay off during idle, and fully modular cabling.
We have seen digital power supplies for a while now from many different manufacturers. Today we have Thermaltake’s latest in their Toughpower DPS G 850W unit. This unit features a sleek design, 80PLUS Gold efficiency rating, 140 mm cooling fan and a fully modular design with flat cables. On top of all of that you can plug this power supply into your motherboard (via USB) and with Thermaltake’s DPSApp you can easily monitor stats, calculate cost, change fan speeds and more. Is this power supply perfect for your next build? Read on as we find out.
Seasonic has just launched a new line of high-end power supplies that are just in time for winter! The new line is being called Snow Silent and the first model is a 1050W unit. As you can guess by the name the body of the unit is completely white event down to the power switch on the back of the unit.
This review is for the creme de la creme of the be quiet! Power supply series with an 80PLUS Platinum rating the Dark Power PRO 10 850 Watt PSU that is truly the best that the be quiet! company has to offer. It was commissioned to be made in the highly prestigious Seasonic power supply factory. One of the best power supply factories in the world. Other brands of the be quiet! line are commissioned by different fabricators and should not be compared with this product or this review as they are manufactured in other places and have a different sources and therefore may have different design tolerances and characteristics. This review is based solely on the be quiet! (BQT-P10-Unit) and they include the Dark Power Pro 10 series including the 1200 watt / 1000 watt and the 850 watt models that are all commissioned with the Seasonic manufacturing plant.
FSP, an experienced power supply manufacturer, today announces the new AURUM PT Series of PC Power Supplies. This high end modular PSU is designed specifically for gaming enthusiasts and demanding overclockers. At 80 Plus Platinum certification, AURUM PT Series delivers a premium product and is the ideal choice for those seeking high-performance, reliability and quality.
Fractal Design has launched a new power supply family, the Edison M. This new family is power supplies is available in wattage’s ranging from 450W – 750W. The Edison M Line carries with it an 80PLUS Gold efficiency certification and the units feature Japanese electrolytic capacitors with a full protection suite, including over-temperature protection.
Jan 27, 2015 0