PSUs

When you build a cannon of a system, perhaps with dual processors and four graphics cards and lots of RGB, then something needs to power it. FSP has just the product for you: the Cannon 2000W power supply. We've seen power supplies this high in the consumer market before, and this is FSP's take. They originally built it for the mining market, and since that market has essentially dried up in recent months, the company is pitching it further afield. The unit is built on a single rail design, and adheres to ATX spec (210mm long), and has passed certification for 80 PLUS Gold, which guarantees 87% efficiency at 20% load, 90% efficiency at 50% load, and 87% efficiency at 100%. That last figure means...

The SilverStone SX600-G SFX PSU Review

With the recent strong penetration of computers into the living room and other applications that often require small form factor cases, the demand for quality SFX PSUs is slowly...

20 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/21/2015

The Cyonic AU-550x PSU Review

In this review, we are getting acquainted with a new PSU manufacturer, Cyonic. The newly founded brand offers just six units at this time, three of which are modular...

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/17/2015

The Rosewill Hive 850W PSU Review

Most of our US and Canada based readers are likely familiar with Rosewill. The company started as a subsidiary of Newegg and they were initially focused on producing simple...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/28/2015

The Corsair CS450M PSU Review

Top tier PSUs certainly are technologically interesting, yet the mainstream products undoubtedly cover the vast bulk of the market. Today we are having a look at the Corsair CS450M...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/10/2015

Update to PSU Testing 2015: A Minor Change

Today I want to discuss a minor change in our PSU testing procedures, and how they have evolved since our 2014 - How We Test PSUs pipeline post. To date...

18 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/4/2015

The SilverStone Strider Gold S 1500W PSU Review

In this review we are having a look at the world's most compact, and SilverStone's most powerful, 1500W consumer power supply. Stuffing 1.5kW inside a 180mm chassis is quite...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/7/2015

Corsair HX750i Power Supply Review

Today we will look at the latest revision of Corsair's HX series, the HX750i PSU. Corsair came a long way since their first PSU, the HX520W, with the HX750i...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/14/2015

Cooler Master at CES 2015: Reorganization with a Surprise

When I met with Cooler Master at Computex 2014, the company at the time was discussing the fact that they had lost their focus over the past few years...

8 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2015

PSU Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

In this Holiday Buyer's Guide, we will be evaluating and recommending desktop PC power supply units. We should clarify that the selection of a PSU is based on parameters...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/3/2014

Corsair AX1500i Power Supply Review

For those that do will not settle for anything less than the best, Corsair has their gigantic AX1500i power supply. This is their new 1500W flagship behemoth, and it's...

55 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/11/2014

be quiet! Power Zone 850W CM Power Supply Review

be quiet! is a German company that specializes in low-noise computer PSUs and coolers, and they are slowly making their way into the North American market. Today we have...

20 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/14/2014

SilverStone NightJar NJ520 Power Supply Review

Most PCs don't require a massive power supply capable of 750W or more sustained output, and even the 500-550W models can be overkill for many users. Today we'll be...

41 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/8/2014

Corsair Releases New PSU series: HX750i, HX850i and HX1000i

Corsair's HX PSU series is of special significance to the company, as it is the first PSU series that Corsair released back in 2006. Corsair today announced its upgraded...

3 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/2/2014

Computex 2014: Be Quiet!’s New Case and Power Supplies

Our first meeting this week at Computex is with Be Quiet! and we were shown a new case aimed at low noise output, due for the market in September...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/1/2014

EVGA Supernova 850 G2 Power Supply Review

Diversification is an important strategy for any company that wants to continue to grow, especially if their initial market segments become saturated. We've seen motherboard, memory, and now graphics...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/30/2014

Corsair RM1000 Power Supply Review

Corsair has a good reputation for their PSUs, and today they are among the most popular choices for gamers and enthusiasts. The RM1000 is the first PSU from Corsair...

55 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/24/2014

How We Test PSUs - 2014

After a lengthy hiatus, we're back with a new PSU and case reviewer. As we kick off our revised power supply testing and reviews, we wanted to cover the...

50 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/28/2014

Analyzing Power Use: 80 Plus Bronze vs. Platinum

I’ve been toying around with updating my computer lately, and one of the topics I wanted to look at was the choice of power supply. For the most part...

79 by Jarred Walton on 10/30/2013

Corsair Releases RM Series Power Supplies

Corsair sell a lot of components for PCs: memory, cases, SSDs, cooling, peripherals and power supplies to name their current lineup. For that last element, Corsair have released...

40 by Ian Cutress on 9/14/2013

LEPA Launches New Line of High Efficiency Power Supplies

LEPA Technology (closely related to Enermax) is launching two 80 Plus certified power supply lines along with a non-80 Plus certified budget line. The GM-MaxGold power supplies are certified 80...

6 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/9/2013

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