Not very long ago, Seasonic made a big splash by releasing their new flagship 80 Plus Titanium units onto an eager public. But their plan for continued domination of the market doesn't stop there... they are also Priming their way to 80 Plus Gold and Platinum. Today, we'll be looking at the highest powered of the Platinum line at 1200 watts.
We haven't looked at an Andyson unit in a while, have we? Not too long ago, they sent me their first Titanium unit and it turned out to be rather awesome. They'd been hit and miss for me in the past, so I was glad to see that model was a hit. Now, we're looking at one of their new 80 Plus Gold designs in the H6 800W. Can Andyson keep their momentum going? Let's find out.
We're back in Titanium land today with another of Thermaltake's newest offerings in the RGB fan craze they have going on lately. Today, we're looking at the 1000 watt model. Let's find out if this unit can compete in the marketplace.
It's not too often something comes into the lab I'm completely surprised by. Today is an exception. Folks, today's review unit comes from a brand new company on the scene, Vivo. We're looking at a 650 watt 80 Plus Gold unit that comes out of a factory we've only seen one other unit come from since I started reviewing power supplies. I can't wait for this one.
We're going to look at something a little unusual today. The world of the industrial power supply is a little different from what most of us are used to. Power supplies in this market have to be super well built, long lasting units that just work for years on end without complaining. Redundancy is often preferred, so billion dollar companies don't take any costly downtime thanks to failed hardware. For years, we haven't seen redundancy come to the consumer market. These are expensive power supplies, and few people need them.
Or so I thought. FSP is looking to bring the redundancy game home to us, and have clearly thought that there is more need for these units than we may be aware. Are they right? This should be a fun review. Folks, I give you the FSP Twins 500W.
We're visiting the Silverstone camp for the second time in a month as we take a look at their new Strider Platinum series at 1200 watts. Aside from being Platinum, this unit boasts all the promises of a high end unit - stable power, low ripple, good build quality, and lots of included accessories. We're quickly going to discover if this unit is worth the money.
It's an exciting day here in the lab. I'm looking at a brand new unit from a company I've never seen before - Bitfenix. They've sent their brand new Whisper M 750 watt model, a fully modular 80 Plus Gold offering that looks to take on the competition head on. Come on in, and I'll go ahead and run it through the wringer.
In 2017, you'd think more attention would have been paid to the small form factor market by now. These builds have become more and more popular, yet the power supply side of things remains somewhat overlooked. While some of the competition has stepped up to the plate and added solid units to the SFX market space, this is still an area somewhat dominated by Silverstone, at least when it comes to actual decent options with decent value. Today, we're going to check out the newest version, 3.0, of the SF45SF, a 450 watt 80 Plus Bronze entry on the bargain side of things. We saw what the original version was like way back in 2010, so it will be interesting to see what's changed.