I've had a few fanless units come in here now and again and attempt to impress me. Some have succeeded more than others. FSP is the latest company to send one of these silent marvels my way, and they're looking to find out what I think of it. Coming in at 400 watts, this is a fully hardwired unit that promises 80 Plus Gold efficiency.
Back in April, I took a look at a monster of a unit, a 1600 watt Lepa that came in and showed other power supplies how it's done. Built by Enermax, it was quite an impressive feat of engineering. Now, I've got the Enermax version on my load tester, the Maxrevo 1500 watt. Is this still a plaform the competition should fear? Let's waste no time in finding out.
Now that we've taken a look at two of Thermaltake's biggest new power supplies on the market in the form of their Toughpower XT 1275 watt and 1375 watt, I reckon it's time to look at the biggest one in the line - the 1475 watt model. On the next one down, I found that despite being billed as 80 Plus Gold, it actually did one better and cleared Platinum. I can't wait to see if this one can manage the same feat. Let's put it to the test right now, shall we?
Today we have the
opportunity to take look at a unique power supply that has been stirring up
questions since its debut at Computex in early June, the Corsair AX1200i. The
AX1200i is the first DSP (Digital Signal Processor) controlled to hit our
section of the market. What does DSP bring to the table? Well, let's dig in and
see if we can answer that question along with a few others that might be
Three years ago, give or take a month, Corsair came in here with a new power supply based on a new platform, called it the HX850, and walked away with their first ever perfect score for performance. Today, they've come to me with the replacement for that unit in the newly redesigned HX850. This time, bearing 80 Plus Gold certification. Let's see if they've been able to keep that stellar performance the HX850 was known for.
month, OklahomaWolf had a look at the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Gold 1375W,
which was a 80 Plus Gold rated unit. Today we are going to be looking at the
little brother, the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W. We already know
that the Gold 1375W unit was capable of hitting the Platinum numbers, but will
today's sample show the same outcome? Let's read on and find out.
NZXT came to me a few months ago bearing review samples for their new Hale82 series. Based on solid Seasonic platforms, these initially very promising units began to show issues with ripple when heated up in the hot box, in the case of the 850 watt model. Today, I want to take a look at the 750 watt model. Let's see if this one, too, has these same issues.
Last month, I had a look at a beQuiet Dark Power Pro 10 power supply on the lower wattage side of the spectrum: the 550W. Well, today we're going closer to the other side of that spectrum and will be reviewing the 850W.
It has been a little over a year since we have looked at a
power supply unit from Xigmatek. Today they sent us one of the middle units in
their new Centauro line, the Xigmatek Centauro Power Force 700W (XTK-CB-0700M).
The Centauro line consists of four different units (600W, 700W, 800W, &
1000W) all of which are 80+ Bronze rated. So let's dive in and see how the
Centauro holds up to our rigorous testing process.
Today's power supply is from OCZ's ZT Series. A fully modular 650W. We actually
looked at the
750W version of this power supply some time ago. That unit had great +12V
regulation, mediocre non-primary rail regulation, fair build quality and an
excellent price. Back then, that unit sold for under $100 before rebate. Today,
at Newegg, the price of that unit is actually up to $109.99 and is $89.99 with
a mail in rebate. The price of this unit is $99.99 before rebate and $79.99
after mail in rebate. You would think that would seriously hurt the unit's
value score, but how does that price stack up against what else is out there?
You'll have to read the review through to the end to find out.