Posts Tagged: Power Supply

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

Enermax NAXN ADV 650 W Power Supply Review

Previously we looked at a massive (1500 W) Enermax unit, today’s unit is a rather more reasonable 650 W. It also has something interesting, flat cables. Not just flat cables for some connectors, but flat cables for all the connectors! Even the ATX24P connector. Everything! That’s a rather interesting idea if you ask me. Beyond that we also get 80+ Bronze and a <$100 price tag, putting this unit straight into what is arguably the toughest price bracket. Read More

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 1200 W Power Supply Review

Today we have something interesting. We have the German version of Excess in Power Supply form. Previously we checked out the American version of Excess in the NEX1500. Today’s unit, the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 1200 W is an entirely different sort of excess. It looks suspiciously like people at be quiet! are thinking about people’s needs. If this unit has performance to match its specifications I am going to be very happy indeed. Will I be happy? Will it function correctly? Will it come with a USA power cable? All that and more will be revealed! 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