Coolermaster's been in the power supply business for quite a while by now. And yet, not too many people seem to see their units as really being a go-to name when it comes to finding the best units on the market. Well, Coolermaster's looking to change that right now. They've sent me their latest and greatest 1kW unit, the V1000. This is a beastly looking 80 Plus Gold unit with a single 83 ampere 12 volt output. Come on in, folks, this one should be good.
Inwin comes to us today with a new 80 Plus Gold unit weighing in at 800 watts. A quad 12V rail design, this Desert Fox wants to be your next power supply. It's semi-modular, it's cool looking, and we're going to load test it.
We've seen quite a few 80 Plus Platinum units come and go, haven't we? For the most part, they've all been excellent peformers. Sentey is hoping to join their ranks with the LTP1000-SM. Featuring things like a single 83A 12V rail and semi modularity, it certainly appears up to the job. Let's find out for sure.
Most of the time, we test the big guns... the power supplies everyone wants. Nearly all of these units cost a fair bit of cash to get one, though. What happens when you only have a couple of twenty dollar bills in your pocket left, and you absolutely need a power supply today? FSP wants to help you out, there. Traditionally, FSP has always been the leader of the "cheap but still good" market. Today, I'm looking at a budget unit of theirs targeted at markets in the eastern hemisphere, the Hexa 400W. This is a 230V only unit not available in North America. Let's see if FSP's budget units from overseas stand up to our test methods.
Not very long ago, Super Flower wasn't really a name on anyone's radar screen. They made decent units to be sure, but they were just kind of there. Then, someone over at SF headquarters woke up, saw the latest awesome unit out there, and said, "wait a minute, I bet we can do that, too." The Golden Green platform came out and started turning heads, but Super Flower didn't stop there. With the new 80 Plus Platinum efficiency certification level, the Golden King platform came out and turned even more heads. Now, Super Flower would like me to test the new Leadex platform. This is the next step in their journey for dominance at the top of the power supply game. Let's find out how well they pulled it off.
In the ever changing computer power supply market, companies are constantly trying to outdo each other when it comes to earning your business. Today, I have a unit from a newcomer to the site in Fractal Design. The unit in question is the Newton R3 1000 watt power supply. This is an 80 Plus Platinum certified unit with a single big 80A 12V rail that wants to be your next power supply. Let's find out if it's worthy of that honor.
Recently, we took a peek at a new case from Enermax called the Giant Ostrog. Today, we're looking at an Enermax power supply you may choose to use inside that case, the Triathlor FC 650W. This is a budget minded 650 watter that still brings such features as semi-modularity and 80 Plus Bronze certification to those of us who cannot afford the better and more expensive models. Let's see what it's like, shall we?
Today, I'm taking a break from power supply reviewing by looking at a new budget case from Enermax, the Giant Ostrog. Let's find out if this case has what it takes to get your money, or if it's more of an ostrich than a small Russian fort as the name implies.
Not too long ago, I took a look at a new PC Power and Cooling unit that turned out to be just plain awesome: the Silencer Mark III 1200 watt unit. Today, I'm looking at the little brother of that unit, the 850 watt model. We'll find out today if this 80 Plus Gold unit can match up to the high standards set by the flagship of the line.
Gutless wonders may come from all points of the globe but can usually be traced back to a handful of Chinese factories willing to do whatever it takes to sell units at the highest profit margin. Today, my review sample is one that can only be purchased overseas, an Ace Power AP-550A. This unit has no 80 Plus certification, and can only be powered at 230 volts AC. With a selling price of around the $50 USD mark after currency conversion, it actually wants to be one of the better units in my series of gutless wonder articles. But how much better can it be? Read on, and find out.