Not too long ago, we saw Silverstone release a new line of SFX units that promised to be good quality, small, and silent. We've already seen what the larger 650W model can do, so how about we check out the 500W version?
Seasonic has been on a real winning streak for a few years now. It seems like each time we see them, they bring a little better performance each time. Now, they're freshening up the successful Prime line of units and calling them Prime Ultra. I have the 650W Titanium variant in front of me. Let's see what improved this time.
We're taking another look at the products of Bitfenix today, a company with very little market presence outside Europe. On tap for this week - the Formula Gold 750 watt model. This is a budget oriented model that promises to be as no frills as possible, yet with enough performance to do a good job.
Let's take a look at a new Enermax unit today. As time has gone by, it seems that this once prominent brand has gotten kind of pushed to the side as companies like EVGA, Corsair, and Seasonic have risen to prominence. But Enermax is keen to show us that they can still get the job done, and have a new flagship line of Titanium efficiency units to prove it. We'll check out the 800 watt model today and see if the competition should be worried.
Silverstone's been highly active in pushing power density to the utmost now for a few years. Quite frankly, this company has done more to put forward the SFX form factor than any other company I can think of. Now, we find ourselves presented with the SX650-G... a unit Silverstone hopes will fend off the recent competition posed by Corsair. Let's see if this unit manages to do it.
We haven't looked at an Aerocool power supply in quite a few years now. It's time for that dry spell to end. Aerocool's been working on something called Project 7, and have provided me with a brand new power supply unit under that mysterious moniker. Let's have a look at the 850 watt Project 7 unit and see if we can unlock its mysteries.
It's been a few years since we've looked at anything from Enermax's Platimax line. Today we are going to take a look at one of their newest entries in that line, the Enermax Platimax DF 600W. The Platimax DF series utilizes a fully modular design paired with custom individually sleeved cables. One of the new features the Platimax DF offers is Enermax's DFR (Dust Free Rotation) function, which allows the fan to start up in reverse blowing away any dust before switching back to its normal rotation. On that note, let's dust this off and get things rolling.
Let's take another look at EVGA's new line of budget oriented B3 models. Last time we saw these units, the 750 watt model wowed us with much better performance than we were expecting. I'm going to find out if the 850 watt model continues the trend.
We first played with Seasonic's new line of Focus Plus units back in July when the 750 watt model came in with modest promises and promptly proceeded to knock our socks off with the performance we've come to expect from much more expensive units. Today, we'll look at the 550 watt unit and see if we can expect more of the same from the rest of the line. This should be good.