Our adventure through the lands of EVGA continues today with my fourth look at the Supernova GS line of units geared for the silent computing crowd. I'm especially curious about this one, as what I've seen of the insides around the net doesn't look to be a platform I'm familiar with. It's certainly not the same one used in the higher powered units we've already seen.
Not too long ago, Andyson came in here with a brand new 1200 watt 80 Plus Platinum unit that really impressed me. As if that wasn't enough, no sooner had the review gone online than Andyson was sending me emails asking if I wanted to have a look at one of their brand new Titanium units. Of course, I said yes. Folks, this is only my third Titanium level unit ever... let's see what it's made of.
Not too long ago, it was discovered that Corsair had made some changes to their RM series lineup. The old Chicony built units were being discontinued and replaced with a newer platform. For a while, this was just a rumor going around. But folks, the rumor happens to be true. And I just happen to have one of the newer RM850 units here in front of me now.
We've been taking a look at a lot of EVGA units lately. Not too long ago, we looked at their brand new GS 1050 watt unit, and found it to be fantastic. Today, we're checking out a 1kW 80 Plus Platinum version of that unit. Let's see what happens.
Folks, we have a new subject to study today, and it comes all the way from Poland. The SilentiumPC Supremo M1 Gold 550W promises to be a good, stable unit that won't break the bank while still giving you such things as semi-modularity and high efficiency.
Recently, I had a look at a budget power supply from Corsair called the CX750M. Long story short, I came away from that review feeling more than a bit underwhelmed with that unit, positing that perhaps the CS series would make for a more competitive product in today's world. Folks, I have a CS850M in front of me right now and I have every intention of finding out if it really is the budget unit you should go for.
Not long ago, we looked at the first new unit from EVGA's new silent series of units under the Supernova moniker, the 850GS. It came, it impressed, and it left me feeling happy. Today, I have the 1050 watt big brother to that unit on the load testers. Let's see if this platform is still worth the money.
We're looking at something a bit out of the norm here today, a tiny little TFX form factor unit from Seasonic. It's an 80 Plus Gold 350 watt unit that promises some big performance out of a package smaller than one of my size 14 shoes. Let's see if Seasonic brought their usual bag of awesome tricks to this party.
The market of the budget power supply has never been more competitive than it is right now. Where once the market was dominated by a lot of overrated units with questionable performance, now we have many options able to give us decent power with high efficiency at a great price. Corsair's shown us time and time again that they have what it takes to master the high end power supply realm. But what about the budget crowd? Can Corsair dominate that end of the market as well? There's only one way to find out.
Late last year, we took a peek at one of Thermaltake's latest incarnations of the high end Toughpower Grand series. While a capable unit, it didn't quite stand out among the crowd the way I would have liked. Today, we have an 850 watt Platinum addition to the Grand series of units, so my expectations are once again high.