It's not very often that we find ourselves looking at a brand new product from a brand new company, but that's exactly what we're doing today. Mistel, known for making mechanical keyboards, has decided they would like to jump into the world of power supplies. Let's have ourselves a good long look at the MX650 fanless unit and see what it brings to the table.
We haven't looked at a Cooler Master unit in a good while, so how about we look at one of their cheapest units now? The Masterwatt Lite unit in my hands today happens to be a 230V only model tailored for the budget conscious European consumer. Let's see if it's worth the little money being asked for it.
First, Silverstone decided to get our attention by cramming ever increasing power output into ever smaller power supplies. Now, they're looking to innovate again by showing us the first ever (to my knowledge) fanless SFX-L power supply. Folks, let's have a look at the 80 Plus Platinum Nightjar 450-SXL and we'll see just how good an idea it is to consider taking fans out of such a small housing.
It's time to take another look at NZXT's new E series of 80 Plus Gold power supplies. Today, we'll look at the 500 watt model, which offers all the same features we saw in the 850 watt model, just at a much lower power output.
It's been a little while since we last looked at a Riotoro unit, but it's as good a time as any to see if their units are still worthy of our attention. In keeping with the theme of my last review, we'll check out a 500 watt Riotoro bargain unit called the Builder Edition. We'll find out just how well it holds up.
I've decided to shake things up a little today. We haven't looked at the extreme low end of the power supply market in a while, so that's the plan for this review... to take one of EVGA's most bargain basement units and see if we have ourselves a gutless wonder or something actually half decent. Folks, I give you the EVGA 450BV.
For the first time since 2012, we're looking at a brand new unit from NZXT - the E series at 850 watts. They're back, and they're looking to make an impact with a unit that features software integration as one of its many perks. Shall we find out how it stacks up against some strong competition? Of course we shall.
When Silverstone kicked off their whole push for more power in small form factors, I thought it was a brilliant idea. They cast a light on a long neglected part of this industry, and I thought we'd get a nice long list of other companies jumping into the market and giving us all kinds of awesome performance in a tiny space. Regretfully, this doesn't seem to have come to pass. Corsair and Enermax have tried, but it seems like Silverstone is still the only one really pushing things in this space. Well, now German company BeQuiet has decided to get in on the action. Let's have a look at this little 500 watt wonder and see if we have another worthy competitor to Silverstone.
Today, we'll be looking at our first Zalman unit in a couple years: the Acrux series at 850 watts. This is a mid to high end line of units offering long warranties at 80 Plus Platinum levels of efficiency. Let's find out if the unit is worth spending money for.
We first saw EVGA's new line of G1 Plus fully modular 80 Plus Gold units in June, when the 850 watt model came in here and actually cleared Platinum efficiency. Now, we'll look at the 750W model and see if it can repeat the feat and give us a treat. Perhaps it can't take the heat. Perhaps it will, and turn out to be neat and elite.