It's nice to take a break from the power supplies once in a while and do something different. Today, I'm looking at the latest computer case to come into the lab, the Inwin GRone. This is a full ATX tower case that promises a whole lot of space with a whole lot of cooling potential.
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.
I recently took a look at the Delta DPS-500YB-B power supply, which left me wanting better minor rail voltage regulation, along with a more competitive price. Today I am taking a look at a larger unit in the DPS lineup, the DPS-1200QB-B. The DPS500YB-B was in the 1U Non-Redundant class, where as this unit comes from the Pedestal class. So the DPS-1200QB-B will be a little closer to what we are normally looking at here at JonnyGURU.com.
The 7V rail. We first saw such a beast in October of last year, when Cooler Master released the way cool Silent Pro Hybrid unit that came with its own standalone fan controller. Today, the 7V fan only rail makes its re-appearance in another Cooler Master unit, the Silent Pro Platinum. This is an updated 1kW unit with Platinum efficiency, but is lacking the separate fan controller the Hybrid unit came with. Let's find out what it's like.
Every now and then we get requests from companies to look at various items. If we hit a slow spell on the power supply side, we might occasionally toss in a Case or a CPU Cooler to keep the guys busy. Today we are going to push the boundaries a little bit, but not enough to change categories. We had a request to take a look at a couple of Delta server based units and today's focus is on the Delta DPS-500YB-B 1U server power supply.
Seasonic's been on fire lately. For the last little while, we've seen nothing but awesomeness from them when it comes to powerful, efficient, and stable power supply designs. Today, they've sent me one of their G series units at 360 watts promising the same outstanding performance in a much smaller and more economical unit. Let's find out if Seasonic's about to storm the value market.
It isn't very often that something comes into the lab looking to blow literally every other company's units out of the water, but it's happening today. EVGA is looking to make a huge splash in the world of power supplies, and they're banking on this here monster 1500 watt unit to do it. Boasting the ability to put out a maximum of 1650 watts in "OC mode," this unit carries such features as a software interface and individually sleeved cables. Folks, this is the most eagerly anticipated power supply to come along in years, and I'm going to see what it's like. Care to join me?
It's time to go on a power supply raid. Today, FSP is going to be helping out there by letting me take a peek at their Raider 750 watt unit. This is an 80 Plus Bronze unit targeted at the budget gaming crowd. Come inside, and we'll see if this unit turns out to be the bronze idol itself, or merely the clay pot you throw at the bad guys while escaping the booby trapped cave carrying said idol. Insert Indiana Jones theme music here.