Posts Tagged: PSU

Aerocool Presents 80+ Gold Certified Xpredator PSU

  Aerocool is expanding their Xpredator line by adding four all new 80+ Gold rated semi-modular power supplies. These new high efficiency PSU’s will be available in 550W, 650W, 750W,& 1000W units. Availability will be through Aerocool’s normal e-tailers starting this week so keep an eye out for them.  … Read More

Be Quiet! Straight Power 700W Power Supply Review

Be Quiet! has one of the strangest, if not the strangest, brand name in the computer technology industry. Their name however is very well known as well, as they are the most popular European manufacturer of computer power supply units. They have a very strong presence in Europe and the company is now exporting their products to Asian and North American markets as well. Be Quiet! is particularly well-known for designing their products with low noise operation in mind. Today we will have a look at their mainstream PSU series, the Straight Power 10. Read More

Corsair AX1200i Power Supply Review

Corsair undoubtedly is one of the most active players in the PSU market. Aside from several series and tens of power supply units available, they have a very active R&D department as well. Today we will be having a look at the AX1200i, the second most powerful unit of the premium AX series. Although the AX1200i is only the second most powerful unit after Corsair’s pinnacle, the AX1500i, the price difference between these two units is $150, making the AX1200i a more reasonable choice for anyone who is financially conscious. How well it can perform? We will see that in this review. Read More

Antec High Current Gamer 750W (HCG-750M) Power Supply Review

Antec is a very well-known manufacturer of cases and power supply units, with an excellent reputation among gamers and enthusiasts. A few years ago Antec released their first power supply units aiming directly to gamers, the High Current Gamer series. Today, we are having a look at their latest revision, which sports an upgraded design and modular cables. It is the most powerful modular model which we will be testing today, the HCG-750M, a power supply capable of continuous 750W output. Read More

Be Quiet! Power Zone 1000W Power Supply Review

Be Quiet! is, despite the eccentric name, perhaps the most popular European manufacturer of power supply units. Today, the company retails several series and tens of power supplies, most having been designed with low-noise operation in mind. Their latest series is the Power Zone, which consists of four units (650W to 1kW) and the company claims a great balance of features, performance and price. The most powerful variation of the Power Zone series found its way into our labs. We will see how well it can perform in this review. Read More

Overclockers.com Power Supply Testing Equipment & Methodology (UPDATED)

From all the parts which make up a personal computer, the power supply is perhaps the most difficult to properly test and review. That is because, once installed inside a system, there is no way to control and regulate the actual load of the power supply, even if proper measuring and monitoring equipment is available. Therefore, no proper testing of a power supply can be performed at all without a fully adjustable, stable load. For basic testing, most technicians are using power resistors in order to simulate a simple and (almost) steady load. Larger companies and specialists often use Automated Testing Equipment (ATE) systems, usually from Chroma or Sunmoon, which essentially are electronic loads that can run automated test patterns. Read More

Logisys PS480X2 PSU Review

We’ve got a dubious one here today folks! Logisys wouldn’t dream of sending one of these things out for review, but Glorious Leader stepped up and threw down some cash to make it happen. This thing cost $14.50 shipped with tax, the big question is: Will it explode? If not, will it actually function well enough to run a computer safely? For answers to those questions and more, read the rest of the article! Read More

In Win Commander III "Desert Fox" 700 W Power Supply Review

We’ve got a military themed PSU here, the In Win Commander III Desert Fox 700 W. The full name is a bit of a mouthful, the Desert Fox nickname hails from WW2, and the box has digital cammo on it. A bit of an odd combination, but definitely unique. The real questions in my mind are, did In Win think about who the Desert Fox was? Will this unit emerge victorious or die trying? Is it really desert tan? Am I drawing this excerpt out too far? For answers to most of these questions, read the review! Read More

Enermax MAXREVO 1500 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular PSU Review

Enermax has been towards the top of the power supply manufacturer heap for quite a while, they were one of the first brands to push into the high power (for the time) and high efficiency (for the time) arena that we all take for granted now. Today’s unit is much higher wattage and much higher efficiency than those past units of course, but you can smell the history. Or possibly the solder fumes. In any case, let’s see how the MAXREVO performs! Read More