When we first saw the new Leadex platform from Super Flower, it came in an 80 Plus Platinum package and turned in amazing results. But there is a Gold certified version of the platform, which promises all the performance of the Leadex platform in a cheaper package. The idea is to give up a little efficiency to allow that lower price. We're going to see if that was the only trade-off right now.
Corsair has been in the midst of revamping their line lately, updating some of their budget oriented offerings for things like higher efficiency and modularity. We've already taken a look at the new RM series, targeted at the silent computing crowd. In the CS series, we find Corsair aiming more for the budget crowd. Let's get the 550 watt version of this new platform on the load tester and see what it's like.
Just last year, Silverstone embarked on a mission to save all of us who have computer cases that won't take a high watt power supply due to space concerns. Today they are continuing this quest by sending me their brand new Strider Gold S Series 850 watt unit, an 80 Plus Gold unit that somehow crams all 850 watts into a box only 150mm deep. Was this a good idea or not? We shall see.
Corsair comes to us today with a brand new power supply - a fully modular 650 watt 80 Plus Gold unit from their new RM line of units. This unit is aimed for the silent computing crowd, and bears such features as a fanless mode as well as Corsair Link support. Time to put it through its paces.
Thermaltake comes to us today with an exciting new product. One that I have personally been waiting for ever since Corsair came along and dropped the AX860i at our doorsteps. Folks, we now have a second 850 watt class unit on the market able to be monitored and controlled via software through a USB port. Let's get right to it and see if this bad boy has what it takes to topple Corsair off the throne.
As another Halloween approaches, EVGA comes to us with what they hope is their next big thing: the Supernova P2 series at 1000 watts. I'm about to find out if this unit is a trick or a treat. Care to join me?
It's time... today, we're looking at the third and smallest unit in Cooler Master's brand new V series line of units. At 700 watts, this unit is still rated as 80 Plus Gold and is still fully modular. We're about to find out if it is able to overachieve just like its big brothers.
Cougar is back today with a brand new 850 watt entry into the value segment. Called the CMX version three, this unit promises high efficiency with excellent performance. I'm going to see how it does. Care to join me?
Antec has thrown a special challenge my way today. This will be two reviews in one... I'm looking at both the new HCG-750M semi modular power supply and a case to go with it: the GX-700. Both of these are intended for the budget minded consumer. Let's get right to it.
Seasonic is arguably at the top of their game right now. When it comes to the best of the best units on the market, their name springs instantly to mind. But what about the more value oriented segment of the market? What if you can't afford the latest whiz-bang 80 Plus Platinum unit? Seasonic would like to help you there, too, with the new M12 II Evo Edition 850 watt unit. This is a Bronze certified DC-DC regulated design that looks to not break the bank.