Not very long ago, there was a big flap on several Internet forums because Corsair decided to replace some aging power supply platforms without telling the public about it in minute detail. Thus, a lot of people with axes to grind suddenly found themselves with a whetstone to grind them against. The fact of the matter is, power supply OEMs sometimes like to freshen up their designs and this doesn't necessarily mean these designs are being skimped on. Today, I'm looking at the updated Corsair CX430 - version 2. Let's see what's changed, and what's stayed the same.
According to OCZ, it's one of those power supplies that can put out a lot of power (1000W) from within a relatively small size (175mm depth) with high efficiency (80 Plus Gold). But these claims alone aren't good enough for our readers. Can it put out 1000W? Is it as efficient as OCZ claims? Is this a "ZX" I'll remember 25 years from now? We're here to find out!
we are going to be taking a look at a unit that’s been on the market for a little while, the Corsair AX750 power supply. With the AX750 being based off of the Seasonic X series, we have a pretty good idea how well this platform can perform. Will the AX750 show that it has what it takes stand with its brothers, or will it have to bow down to them instead?
Seasonic has been updating their flagship X-Series units for a little while now. We first saw the evidence of this a little while back when we had a look at their then new X-560 unit. Today, I'm looking at the X-760, a freshening up of the older X-750. That unit performed pretty well but had a few things Seasonic wanted to improve on. Let's find out how well they made out with that.
Today's power supply is from a company that, I have to admit, I have never heard of before this month.
Sentey's website doesn't lend us much information about the company. It seems that they originate from Argentina and now have U.S. headquarters in the Miami suburb of Doral. According to the site, they are involved with the power supply, chassis, cooling fan and graphics card product categories.
Today, we're looking at the 850W version of the Gold Steel.
Coolermaster comes to us today with a new entry into the budget power supply market. The GX450 is a 450 watt unit that promises 80 Plus performance in a small package at a reasonable price. It's time to find out what this little unit can do.
A while back, we took a look at Corsair's updated version of the TX850, which turned out to be a pretty fantastic performer. But that's not all Corsair has in store for us. Today I'm looking at the 750W version of this updated Seasonic based platform, and we're going to see what makes it different.
SuperFlower has been kicking out some pretty good units lately. Toward the end of the 2010 season Oklahoma Wolf took a look at a couple of 80+ Gold OEM'd by SuperFlower, the Kingwin Lazer Gold 850, and the NZXT Hale90. Today we are going to be taking a look at SuperFlower's version of the same product, the Golden Green 800W (SF-800P14XE).
Xigmatek comes to us today with the middle guy in their trio of higher powered units in the No Rules Power line - the NRP-MC802. This is an 80 Plus Bronze rated unit good for 64 amperes of current on its single 12 volt output. You may remember the 700 watt model in the lineup performing well here a few months ago. Let's see if big brother can impress us.
80 Plus Gold certified units have become more and more common as the days have flashed past. Every power supply maker out there is out to one up not only the competition, but themselves as well. A new name to this site is High Power, and they'd like to get in on all the Gold excitement as well. Today's review sample is the Plus Gold 1kW unit. Let's find out if this unit has what it takes to outdo everybody else in the race to Gold.