It's been a couple years now since EVGA sought to set the world of power supplies on fire with their NEX1500. While I liked that unit, I didn't quite think it was the groundbreaking unit EVGA was really going for. Recently, Corsair came out with the AX1500i, which showed us all what an ultra high powered unit looked like when done right. But EVGA has not been resting on their laurels. Today, I have their first ever 1600 watt unit on the load testers. Does this beast of a unit improve on the old NEX1500? Can it possibly compete with the elite AX1500i? Can it do it for less money than either one of those units? I'm going to find out.
It's been some time now since I reviewed the original and completely mind blowing Seasonic X-1250. In that time, Seasonic has worked hard to stay up to date and current in the marketplace. Today, I'm looking at the newest version of the X-1250, named the SS-1250XM2. How can Seasonic possibly improve on something that remains nearly untouchable in terms of performance? We're about to find out.
EVGA has to be happy with their place in the power supply market right now. They took an awesome platform and ran with it, and now everyone else has to play catch-up. Today, I'm looking at the Supernova P2 1200 watt unit. It seems a foregone conclusion at this point that it will be just as awesome as ever, but why don't we just check it out anyway to be certain?
It's not too often that I get a fanless unit in to review, but that's exactly what I have on my plate for today. Silverstone's brought me their newest member of the Nightjar family, the NJ520. It's time to put the load tester to work.
Rosewill comes to us today with a modular version of their Capstone 1000 watt unit. It's been quite some time since I had one of their units in the lab, so I'm looking forward to this one. Let's see what it's all about.
Recently, we forked out some cash out of our own pockets to see what happens when we actually go out and buy cheap units companies won't, don't, or can't send us from retailers directly. As a result, we ended up with two units, the first of which was the EVGA 500W reviewed not long ago. Today's test subject is the second of those units, the Cooler Master Elite V2 550W unit. Let's see if it brings the goods.
Seasonic has been on such an amazing roll these past few years. One after another, it's been amazing power supply after amazing power supply. But things can change, particularly in this industry. You've got to stay on your toes to stay on top of the game. Let's see if Seasonic is still bringing the awesome as I test their new Platinum 1200W unit.
Once in a while, it's good to go off the beaten path and review the units that manufacturers won't send us. Not too long ago, I blew up a Coolmax unit that proved that sometimes there is a good reason for not sending out review samples. Today's test subject is a unit from EVGA simply branded as the "500W." I've already reviewed the 500B, and it wasn't too shabby. But what about this even cheaper unit with only 80 Plus standard certification? Can we trust our bargain builds to such a cheap unit? There's only one way to find out.
CoolerMaster's been doing pretty well for themselves lately. They took their power supplies to the next level with the help of the V series units, and are continuing their quest for world domination here today with the VSM 750 watt unit. This is an 80 Plus Gold semi-modular unit that promises some big things from a small package.
It's been quite a few years now since Antec debuted the venerable Truepower series of power supplies. One of the few consumer grade units to offer independent voltage regulation back in the day, they were hot sellers for Antec for years. Today, I'm looking at the Truepower Classic 750W, which promises a freshly updated take on the series.