The power supply market has certainly changed a bit over the last 18 months.  Several months ago, we took a quick cross section of where the power supply market was going, with samples from Antec, Enermax, ThermalTake and Vantec.  Because this represented such a small cross section of the market, almost immediately we began working on a larger, more thorough examination. let us pick one of every new power supply off their shelves in order to put together a sample of 18 of the newer power supplies on the market right now.  We took a wide range of low end to high end power supplies from just about anyone we found a phone number for. We then ran several exhaustive tests on these power supplies, including a benchmark that checks average memory errors due to power supplies. Without further delay, we present our 18 power supplies.

Sparkle FSP350-PN
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  • Anonymous User - Friday, August 1, 2003 - link

    1. No amp measurements were listed, a serious deficiency because without them there is no way to know how well each PS met its amp specs, and many brands are known to fall short.

    2. No overload testing results for shorts, excessive power draw, excessive temperature.

    3. Ripple is not just slow voltage variation also short term variation, such as for each AC cycle (60 Hz for the incoming AC, about 60,000 Hz for the output DC). I would have liked to see how the latter correlated with the memory noise test results.

    4. I hope you were careful when you tested the PS heatsink temperatures because some heatsinks are live with high voltage.
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, July 31, 2003 - link

    Well for the observent people who can differentiate between orange and blue, its not an issue. Also waiting a full second before clicking it reveals the location on both the bottom left and the mouse cursor. but i can see how it does get annoying.
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, July 31, 2003 - link

    yeah those in page advertisements are REALLY annoying...those have got to go. i never know when i'm going to link to another anandtech article or to an ad...i guess that's the point but it's still unacceptable
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, July 31, 2003 - link

    I would like to see the review include a Heroichi Electronic power supply, I hear they are very good but I haven't used one.
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, July 31, 2003 - link

    Some of your "In Page Advertising" links seem to be missing closing links tags or something so that it results in having a <link> in the middle or end of a sentence. Ex. "We had a lot of troubles with Vantec’s last power supply, the Stealth. We found an error in the production label<link>, which quickly led to a change in all the labeling on all Stealth power supplies."
  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, July 31, 2003 - link

    #3 and #4, thank you for spotting these errors. I have updated and fixed them.


  • Anonymous User - Thursday, July 31, 2003 - link

    I hope the ripple for the PC Power & Cooling 3V wasn't 2.295.. Possibly 3.296??? 1 volt drop is unacceptable.
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, July 31, 2003 - link

    The REAL price of the pc power&cooling
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, July 31, 2003 - link

    a little more content per page in some cases would be nice too...

    ...but good to see content on the site at all...and seemingly more regularly too...
  • Anonymous User - Thursday, July 31, 2003 - link

    woah guys, the tables need some work...

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