Not too long ago, I looked at a new unit from Silverstone at the 650 watt level that boasted such things as full modularity in a package only 140mm deep. That unit proved to come up short in terms of efficiency, missing its 80 Plus target in both cold and hot testing. Today, I'll be looking at the 550 watt little brother of that unit. Can it impress us in ways the 650 watt unit couldn't? I can't wait to find out.
Not too long ago, I found myself confronted with an Inwin GROne case. Done up in a nice white color scheme, it turned out to be a pretty decent case. Well, something else arrived in that same shipment, one of a new line of Inwin power supplies - the GreenMe 650 watt unit. Let's find out if this nice looking matte white power supply is a good companion to the GROne.
Quick, what's on your Christmas list? I know many of you have power supplies on there, and I know you want a good one. Up until now, Seasonic has been just bringing the awesome when it comes to power supplies that are deserving to be in Santa's sleigh. Today, they're looking to add one more unit to that list of fantastic units, and that's the brand new 80 Plus Platinum SS-660XP. Come inside and take a look.
Who could have predicted it? It turns out that last week, when I thoroughly barbecued and humiliated that Hercules 500 watt unit, I offended the other Greek gods. Herc's daddy, Zeus himself, has shown up today looking to get even. He's brought with him the latest power supply to be graced with his name, the Silverstone Zeus 1350 watt unit. Let's find out if old Zeus here can do what his boy Hercules couldn't... make it all the way through my tests.
Almost a year ago our own JonnyGURU took a look at the PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W power supply. Today we are going to take a look at one of the little brothers, the Silencer Mk III 500W. This will give us a chance to see if there's been any major changes that have taken place over the last year. While there should only be a few small differences between the 600W and 500W versions, the overall design should be fairly consistent. So let's see how this unit stacks up against the older brother.
It's late. You're looking at your online bank balance, feeling discouraged. All you want to do is finish your computer build, but you forgot to budget for a new power supply. You have thirty dollars you can spend. What to do? You scour vendor listings. You hit eBay. That's when you find it... a twenty dollar Hercules 500 watt power supply. You think to yourself, "Hey, there's an idea. I could run that one for a little while until I can afford something better." But is this a wise move? What could go wrong if you only have to depend on the cheap one for a week? Come inside, and be enlightened.
Not too long ago, we had a look at our first Seasonic G Series unit. Weighing in at 360 watts, it was yet another amazing power supply from what is arguably the company to beat these days when it comes to fantatic performing units. Now, I've got the 550 watt version on my bench. We're going to see if Seasonic's winning streak continues.
We've seen a few Kingwin units in our day, and most of them have been awesome, due in large part to exceptional Superflower built innards. Today, I'm looking at something new - the Power Force 850 watt unit. This one does not come out of the Superflower factories, and I for one am anxious to see if Kingwin can hit their target on this one - an 850W unit that performs well but does not break our wallets in the process. Let's find out now.
It was just 3 months ago when we had the pleasure of looking at a truly innovative PSU, the Corsair AX1200i. Today Corsair is expanding their Digital PSU Line Up with the release of the AX860i and the AX760i, as well as the AX860 and the AX760 analog models. What does that mean for users? Well it should mean that we have tighter voltage regulation, lower ripple and noise, and high energy-efficiency available to us at a cheaper price than that of the AX1200i. We are going to put the AX860i through the same testing process we used on the AX1200i, we want to see it perform just as good if not better than its big brother. So why don't you grab your morning cup of Joe and enjoy the read.
It's been a little while since I looked at a unit from Silverstone, but that's going to change today. Silverstone's updating their venerable Strider series with a new line of units that offer 80 Plus Gold efficiency and yet still manage to end up being fully modular in a housing with less depth than most of the competition. I've got the 650 watt model on my bench today.