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.
Today, we are looking at a unit from Fortron-Source Power, or FSP for short. Dubbed the Aurum Pro, this 1kW beast promises 80 Plus Gold efficiency in a unit that also performs well. Join yours truly and Izzy the Dog as we have a look at what this unit can do.
Thermaltake comes to us today with a real beast - a 1375 watt version of their Toughpower XT line of units. Boasting 80 Plus Gold level efficiency and semi modularity, this should turn out to be an impressive unit. Let's find out, shall we?
Today we're having a look at the 550W version of beQuiet's newest Dark Power Pro series. This unit is semi-modular, advertised as 80 Plus Gold and, like other beQuiet units on the market, features a Silent Wings intake fan. How will it perform? Let's find out!
Not too long ago, I looked at my first unit from Maxpoint's Silver Power brand. A fanless unit built on a strong Seasonic platform, it came to my lab and immediately impressed. Now, we're going to look at one of Silver Power's fanned units; an 850 watt semi-modular model.