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  • piroroadkill - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    Why are all the diagrams in JPEG format? Reply
  • Runamok81 - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    Super Flower and Seasonic get into a PSU fight, who wins? Reply
  • jnkweaver - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    It is about a tie. Superflower and Seasonic are both high quality manufacturers. They don't make or market budget supplies. Reply
  • Antronman - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    Surprise surprise. A superflower-made PSU is "stellar".

    Well no shit.
  • JarredWalton - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    Actually, it was more a pun on the "Supernova" being "Stellar". Hahaha.... Reply
  • Antronman - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    I get it.

    But still...
  • ImSpartacus - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    The poor kid tries and it just goes right over our heads. :/ Reply
  • Samus - Saturday, May 31, 2014 - link

    This is the cheapest Leadex 850-Watt PSU on the market. Even cheaper than the SF-branded model. I have a PCP&C Silencer Mk III 850W, which is identical in virtually every way to the EVGA Supernova 850 G2, except PCP&C uses a proprietary circular cable plug.

    The problem is, the PCP&C cost $200, almost double the EVGA, for the same internals.
  • doctormonroe - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    PCP&C Silencer Mk III 850W uses the Super Flower Golden King platform, so they are not the same internals. Reply
  • boberino - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    "...a weird but welcome addition to the bundle of the power supply (useful for doing things like running a Bitcoin ASIC most likely)."

    To the author, if you don't understand the primary reason for the existence of a jumper for the atx connector I would advise against speculating. Or perhaps spend a few minutes reading through the results of a google search before posting a review article on a topic. After all since you're writing a review on a notable hardware blog we presume you are an authority, such comments as those listed above make some of us question that presumption.
  • Galatian - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    Why so snark? At last try some constructive criticism.

    To the Author: a ATX power supply jumper is useful for example when you set up your water cooling loop and you need to bleed in first and to check if there are any leaks. Therefore you don't want the entire system to be powered on obviously.
  • JarredWalton - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    Speaking as someone that has done plenty of time with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies -- and as the person that added that comment -- I can assure you that using it with BTC ASICs is indeed a plausible scenario, though perhaps becoming less so as everything moves to higher performance ASICs with built-in PSUs. Reply
  • patrickjchase - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    An ATX P/S jumper is also useful if you want to power a storage enclosure.

    I use an 850W P/S in a Norco 4224 (4U rackmount case with 24 3.5" hot-swap bays) with an SAS expander in place of the motherboard.
  • Tunnah - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    To the author of this comment: you do realise you sound like a complete and utter tool ? If you have something to add, add it, no need to be such a snarky git. Reply
  • bsim500 - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    "EVGA 850w review, Corsair 1500w review, Corsair 1000w review, LEPA 1700w PSU coming soon", etc.

    All very nice, but for a change, given the increasing popularity of Mini-ITX, how about a low-end PSU series test of 60-360w PSU's for non-gamers/light gamers/HTPC/office box/net box, etc, that comprise the vast majority of general usage scenario's? I mean 60-160w pico-PSU plus maybe the Seasonic G360 (lowest wattage Gold rated full ATX)?

    Removing the discrete GFX card from my main i5-3570 rig, it maxes out at all of 90w (exc monitor) 4T Prime load at 4GHz and idle's at a lowly 24w. An i3-based HTPC / office box typically draws 24-70w. Add a 7790 XBOne equivalent card, and it still barely pulls 120w max when gaming. Yet you wouldn't believe how many tech sites continue to test such usage scenarios with 800-1500w PSU's with low-watt efficiencies that are way down at 50-70%, which results in completely useless figures for the typical uses such machines are built for...
  • marc1000 - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    I believe they already did one small-psu test over here, but I'm not able to find it now. google it around a bit.

    And I agree such big PSUs are not the best option currently. Of course for high-end gaming/computing it does make sense, but with midrange getting better and better each generation, we will soon have a hard time buying such power-hungry computers.

    I myself use an i5+gtx660 and run a lot of games. Most of the time I'm limited by v-sync, and not the hardware. I'm not a professional, just play for fun, so no reason to upgrade. My system is powered by a simple 350w unit from Akasa - I'm living on the edge here, but it works: no bluescreens nor shutdowns nor performance hit.
  • DanNeely - Friday, May 30, 2014 - link

    I'd like to see more small/mainstream PSU reviews too. The problem is that most hardware reviewed is whatever the OEMs are willing to provide; meaning there's a large bias towards halo devices over everything else. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Sunday, June 01, 2014 - link

    Depends on wether or not people are interested in 120Hz gaming @ 1440p or even 60Hz @ 2160p. For that kind of stuff you need SLI/CF unless you - more or less drastically - reduce IQ. Reply
  • E.Fyll - Sunday, June 01, 2014 - link

    True; most of our upcoming reviews will be of high output units. As mentioned, we are limited to what companies like to provide for testing and, for various reasons, every PR department likes to promote the best they have, even though it does not account for the majority of their revenue. This applies to virtually everything, from sewing needles to cars, not just PSUs. However, I have requested low output units from several manufacturers and some of them were positive, therefore we should be posting such reviews in the following months as well. Reply
  • teyink - Saturday, May 31, 2014 - link

    Picked this up for $109.99 after rebate today. Reply
  • NvidiaWins - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - link

    Using a HX850 watt gold, this would be a good replacement@129$ Reply
  • tazmo8448 - Monday, July 27, 2015 - link

    Nice photos of the box and what it looks like out of the box but wheres the test data and a photo with the lid off so we can peek inside to see the 'guts?' do they really use Nippon capacitors? is the fan bearing sleeved (think bushing) or ball bearing? the 850 G2 review did this, was this review done on Fri afternoon? C'mon man give us the meat and potatoes so we can make a choice not just a laydown of the components in HD. Reply

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