Recently, we forked out some cash out of our own pockets to see what happens when we actually go out and buy cheap units companies won't, don't, or can't send us from retailers directly. As a result, we ended up with two units, the first of which was the EVGA 500W reviewed not long ago. Today's test subject is the second of those units, the Cooler Master Elite V2 550W unit. Let's see if it brings the goods.
Seasonic has been on such an amazing roll these past few years. One after another, it's been amazing power supply after amazing power supply. But things can change, particularly in this industry. You've got to stay on your toes to stay on top of the game. Let's see if Seasonic is still bringing the awesome as I test their new Platinum 1200W unit.
Once in a while, it's good to go off the beaten path and review the units that manufacturers won't send us. Not too long ago, I blew up a Coolmax unit that proved that sometimes there is a good reason for not sending out review samples. Today's test subject is a unit from EVGA simply branded as the "500W." I've already reviewed the 500B, and it wasn't too shabby. But what about this even cheaper unit with only 80 Plus standard certification? Can we trust our bargain builds to such a cheap unit? There's only one way to find out.
CoolerMaster's been doing pretty well for themselves lately. They took their power supplies to the next level with the help of the V series units, and are continuing their quest for world domination here today with the VSM 750 watt unit. This is an 80 Plus Gold semi-modular unit that promises some big things from a small package.
It's been quite a few years now since Antec debuted the venerable Truepower series of power supplies. One of the few consumer grade units to offer independent voltage regulation back in the day, they were hot sellers for Antec for years. Today, I'm looking at the Truepower Classic 750W, which promises a freshly updated take on the series.
A little while ago, we looked at the latest awesome unit from EVGA - the G2 850 watt. But there was another unit that came in the shipping box that day, the little brother to that unit. Folks, today I'm looking at the G2 750 watt model. Let's see if the awesomeness from EVGA continues.
Once in a while, it's good to take a break from all the fantastic units companies send us and have a look at the stuff they won't send us. Today's unit comes from a company that quit sending us review samples when my load tester revealed the terrible truth about their then new 950W beast. Folks, let's torture a Coolmax ZX-500 and see what happens.
Once in a while, something comes along in the power supply world that promises not only the moon, but the rest of the solar system as well. Today's review unit looks to break new ground not just for efficiency, but for offering sheer mind melting power with the kind of stability that was unheard of back when I started reviewing power supplies. People, today's review unit is the brand new 80 Plus Titanium Corsair AX1500i. Let's see if it lives up to our rather lofty expectations.
It's Easter week, and children everywhere are enjoying handfuls upon handfuls of candy. I don't have any candy to share with you guys, so I'm going to give you a look at another kind of treat from EVGA: the Supernova G2 850 watt unit. This unit promises to be even better than a chocolate overdose, if that's possible.
Deepcool comes to us again with their new flagship model in the Quanta line of units: the DQ1250. This is our second look at the offerings from this brand new entrant into the power supply arena, and you may recall the 750W model doing pretty well for itself. Let's see if the same is true of this 1250 watt 80 Plus Platinum monster of a unit.