Silverstone's been highly active in pushing power density to the utmost now for a few years. Quite frankly, this company has done more to put forward the SFX form factor than any other company I can think of. Now, we find ourselves presented with the SX650-G... a unit Silverstone hopes will fend off the recent competition posed by Corsair. Let's see if this unit manages to do it.
We haven't looked at an Aerocool power supply in quite a few years now. It's time for that dry spell to end. Aerocool's been working on something called Project 7, and have provided me with a brand new power supply unit under that mysterious moniker. Let's have a look at the 850 watt Project 7 unit and see if we can unlock its mysteries.
It's been a few years since we've looked at anything from Enermax's Platimax line. Today we are going to take a look at one of their newest entries in that line, the Enermax Platimax DF 600W. The Platimax DF series utilizes a fully modular design paired with custom individually sleeved cables. One of the new features the Platimax DF offers is Enermax's DFR (Dust Free Rotation) function, which allows the fan to start up in reverse blowing away any dust before switching back to its normal rotation. On that note, let's dust this off and get things rolling.
Let's take another look at EVGA's new line of budget oriented B3 models. Last time we saw these units, the 750 watt model wowed us with much better performance than we were expecting. I'm going to find out if the 850 watt model continues the trend.
We first played with Seasonic's new line of Focus Plus units back in July when the 750 watt model came in with modest promises and promptly proceeded to knock our socks off with the performance we've come to expect from much more expensive units. Today, we'll look at the 550 watt unit and see if we can expect more of the same from the rest of the line. This should be good.
We first looked at Corsair's new and improved TX-M units back in early June, when we discovered quickly that this company still means business when it comes to decent power supplies at a good price. Now, we're looking at the 750 watt model.
EVGA has a new line of units out to give all of you budget minded folks a helping hand - the B3 line. These units are fully modular and 80 Plus Bronze, raising hopes within yours truly that we'll get some pretty sweet performance to back up the otherwise budget oriented efficiency level. Let's see what the 750 watt model is all about.
We first took a look at BeQuiet's new budget line of semi-modular units back in May, when we found their Pure Power 10 600W unit doing some really impressive things for not much money. Today, we're looking at the 500W model to see if we can expect more of the same from other units in the range.