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.
EVGA's been sending me a lot of stuff lately, and it's all been pretty awesome. Today, I'm looking at their new Silent Series, and starting things off with the 850 watt model. This unit is 80 Plus Gold, with a single 70A 12V rail. Why this unit and not their Supernova G2 model? Come on in, and we'll try to answer that question.
We haven't seen all that many Lepa units come through here. Aside from the excellent G-1600 and G-1000 units, they've been pretty shy about sending units in my direction. One day, their new Maxbron 1000W unit showed up at the door, a bargain oriented unit that promised decent performance at a low price. Let's see if one of the more value oriented Lepa units can impress us.