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Corsair Memory, PSUs, and CPU Coolers Pave the Way for Next Gen PC Processors

Corsair, a leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the availability of a comprehensive product line-up supporting the upcoming 6th Gen Intel Core desktop processors and motherboards based on the Intel Z170 chipsets. All of Corsair's current liquid CPU coolers and PC power supplies will be compatible with the new Intel desktop platform, along with a full line of validated DDR4 and DDR3L memory kits.

Corsair has long been a leader in high-performance PC memory, playing a decisive part in dozens of current overclocking world records. Now the company brings this expertise and experience to support Intel's upcoming new enthusiast desktop platform, delivering higher clock frequencies, increased memory bandwidth and lower power usage with Dominator Platinum and Vengeance LPX DDR4, and Vengeance LP and Vengeance Pro DDR3L memory lines. All memory kits are extensively validated with leading motherboard manufacturers to ensure maximum compatibility and easy configuration and overclocking with XMP 2.0 profiles. All of the Corsair memory kits are supplied with a limited lifetime warranty.

FSP Launches Hydro G Series 80 Plus Gold Power Supplies

FSP, an experienced power supply manufacturer, today announces the Hydro G 80 Plus Gold Power Supply that has been redesigned to maximize cooling efficiency with features such as a smart fan, internal component arrangement for increased airflow, enhanced heat dissipation and efficient energy conversion. This FSP power supply also features changeable logos that allow DIY enthusiasts to match the logo with the rest of the hardware.

The smart 135mm FDB (fluid dynamic bearing) fan of the Hydro G PSU automatically starts when over 30% load, and automatically stops when lower than 20% load. This smart design keeps the power supply cool, and your system quiet. The interior of the Hydro G PSU has been completely redesigned to allow for a better flow of air inside the PSU chassis. Additionally, the internal server grade copper pipes connecting the motherboard and daughterboard increase the conversion efficiency and output reliability of this more than 90% efficient power supply, leading to less excess heat.

SilentiumPC Rolls Out Enduro FM1 Gold Series Power Supplies

SilentiumPC rolled out a pair of premium mid-range power supplies (PSUs) for gaming PC builds, under the the Enduro FM1 Gold. Built with a design focus on low noise, the Enduro FM1 is characterized by a compact design, with a unit length of just 140 mm, giving you more room to deal with your cable-spaghetti. The unit measures 150 mm x 140 mm x 86 mm (WxDxH), and is cooled by a 120 mm fan, which stays off until a temperature or load threshold is reached.

The Enduro FM1 Gold comes in two models based on output - 550W and 650W. Both offer fully modular cabling. The 550W model offers two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, while the 650W model offers four. Both offer 24-pin ATX, 4+4 pin EPS, eight SATA power, and four Molex connectors. Under the hood, the two offer single +12V rail innards, with 80 Plus Gold efficiency, Active PFC, and modern electrical protection circuitry, such as OVP, UVP, OCP, OLP, and SCP. While SilentiumPC didn't disclose pricing, it's backing the two with 5-year warranties.

EVGA Announces SuperNOVA GS Series Power Supplies

Introducing the EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS and 550 GS power supplies. These power supplies take the award-winning features of the new EVGA "GS" lineup and provide them at an extremely affordable price. The EVGA SuperNOVA 650 and 550 GS power supplies offer superior performance, Gold-rated efficiency and are completely silent when under low loads. Backed by a 5 year warranty and high quality Japanese capacitors, these power supplies are the right choice for excellent efficiency, low noise levels and incredible value.

Silentium PC Announces Vero M1 600W Modular PSU

Silentium PC announced the Vero M1 600W, a mid-range PSU that boasts of 80 Plus efficiency, and modular cabling. Under the hood, the unit features a single +12V rail design, with a single 50A rail, most common electrical protection circuits, APFC, and uses a 120 mm fan to keep cool. Fixed cabling includes 24-pin ATX, and 4+4 pin EPS. Modular cables include a 6+2 pin PCIe, a 6-pin PCIe, six SATA power, three Molex, and one Berg. Silentium PC didn't announce pricing or availability.

Super Flower 1600W Platinum and Titanium PSUs Available in Europe

The first 1600W power supplies listed from the multi-award winning Super Flower, featuring the latest "Titanium" and "Platinum" Rated efficiency, bringing a new standard to power supplies, are now available. Super Flower, one of the worlds leading power supply manufacturers have added the Leadex 1600W to their range, offering up to 94% efficiency with class leading features, as well as offering a huge 1600W capacity, one of the highest wattage with multiple certifications in the market..

The Super Flower Leadex 1600W Power Supply features a fully modular design, 140mm silent DBB Fan, full Japanese 105°C capacitors, ECO Intelligent Thermal control system, a huge amount of connectors and single rail design. The 1600W comes in the Titanium, Platinum and Gold certification. As always with the Leadex models, the power supplies are fully modular for easy cable management, and so you don't use more cables than you need to. The connectors include the popular patented Install Crystal Clear Cube Connectors with LED.

Corsair HX1200i PSU Pictured

Here's the first picture of Corsair's second 1200-Watt PSU, the HX1200i. A notch above the HX1050W and one below the AX1200i, this unit reportedly features 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, a load-based fan, which stays off, and spools up only beyond a load threshold; and fully modular cabling, with enough juice and straws to go around for a high-end gaming PC build with three or more graphics cards. The "i" in its name denotes that the HX1200i will be a "smart" PSU, supporting the company's Corsair Link technology, which interfaces with your operating system over USB, letting you monitor load, efficiency, fan-speeds, etc. There's no word on when Corsair plans to launch it.


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SilverStone Readies SX500-LG PSU in the SFX-L Form-Factor

SilverStone's latest addition to its space-efficient SFX-L form-factor PSU lineup, is the 500-Watt SX500-LG. This fully-modular PSU boasts of 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating, and enough cabling to power a gaming desktop, with a single high-end graphics card. It features a single +12V rail design, APFC, and most modern protection mechanisms. A 120 mm fan is used, to keep it cool. Cabling includes two 6+2 pin PCIe, a 4+4 pin EPS, 24-pin ATX, three SATA, two Molex, and one Berg. SilverStone is expected to launch this PSU later this month.


Source: Hermitage Akihabara

DeepCool Intros Quanta DQ650 EVO Power Supply

DeepCool rolled out the Quanta DQ650 EVO, a new 650W, mid-range power supply. Offering 80 Plus Gold efficiency, this unit features semi-modular cabling, and is ideal for a single, high-end graphics card based gaming PC build, or one with two performance-segment cards. Its fixed cabling includes a 24-pin ATX, and 4+4 pin EPS. Modular cables include four 6+2 pin PCIe, eight SATA, and four Molex connectors. Under the hood, the unit features a single +12V rail design. It is ventilated by a 140 mm fan. Most common protection mechanisms are part of the package. CWT appears to be its OEM. The company didn't mention pricing or availability.

Lepa Readies MaxPlatinum Line of High-Wattage PSUs

Lepa is readying a new line of high-wattage PSUs, for high-end gaming desktop and workstation builds, which feature multiple graphics cards, and maybe even multi-socket processors. Named MaxPlatinum, these PSUs will come in three variants, the P1050M, the P1375, and the P1700M, featuring 1050W, 1375W, and 1700W capacities, respectively. While the P1050M and P1375M offer their advertised continuous power output in both 115VAC and 230VAC areas, the P1700M is a different beast. It will only be sold in markets with 230VAC, and it won't support 115VAC.

The P1050M and P1375M come with enough cabling for systems with three to four high-end graphics cards. Their cabling includes a 24-pin ATX, two 8-pin EPS, six 6+2 pin PCIe, twelve SATA, eight Molex, and one Berg. The P1700M, on the other hand, is loaded for bear, with 24-pin ATX, two 8-pin EPS, ten 6+2 pin PCIe, twelve SATA, eight Molex, and one Berg. The P1050M features a four +12V rail design, while the P1375M and P1700M features a six-rail one. The three are originally manufactured by Enermax. Lepa didn't announce availability.

Dirac Launches Tesla Cube Series 550W and 650W SFX Power Supplies

Japanese PC hardware maker Dirac launched its Tesla Cube line of high-wattage PSUs in the SFX form-factor. The series includes 550W and 650W models, which should splash your build with enough juice to run single high-end or two performance-segment graphics cards. The two feature single +12V rail designs, efficiency that meets 80 Plus Gold standards, and a fully modular cabling design. The two also come with adapters that let you install them on standard ATX cases. Cables for both models include 24-pin ATX, 4+4 pin EPS, two 6+2 pin PCIe, six SATA, and one Berg. The 650W Tesla Cube displaces Silverstone's SX600-G in being the most powerful SFX power supply. Silverstone's unit was showed off at Computex 2014, and is headed for launch later this month.

Be Quiet Woos SFF Crowd with SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 PSUs

Be Quiet launched its SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 lines of power supplies for compact gaming PC builds. As their names suggest, they're based on the SFX and TFX form-factors, respectively. The SFX Power 2 comes in capacities of up to 400W, with enough juice to drive a gaming PC with a single high-end graphics card; while the TFX Power 2 comes in sizes of up to 300W, with the ability to power gaming PCs with performance-segment graphics cards. The TFX Power 2 300W flaunts 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and a dual-12V rail design; while the SFX Power 2 400W makes do with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency rating, and a dual-12V rail design.

SilverStone Unveils a 600W, Fully-modular SFX Power Supply

SilverStone may have solved the single biggest hiccup for compact gaming PC builders, that of quality, high-wattage PSUs in the SFX form-factor, to drive high-end graphics cards, with the SX600-G power supply. Built in the SFX form-factor, this unit can supply 600 Watts of power, letting you drive high-end graphics cards, 2-way multi-GPU configurations using performance-segment ones, and perhaps even gluttonous ones such as the GTX TITAN-Z (NVIDIA rates its typical power consumption at 375W). The unit features a single 50A +12V rail design, and boasts of 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating. Other features include active PFC, and most common protection mechanisms. The best part? It features 100% modular cabling, so you can keep out cables you don't need from your compact build.

SilverStone Announces Strider Essential Gold Series PSUs

SilverStone announced the Strider Essential Gold line of PSUs that are 80 Plus Gold certified, offering a great bang for buck to mid-range gaming PC builders. Available in 500W, 600W, and 700W variants, the units feature fixed cabling, single +12V rail innards, active PFC, 90V~264V AC input range, modern PSU protection mechanisms (OVP, OCP, OLP, and SCP), and a unique new 140 mm fan that incorporates hybrid ceramic bearings, with normal noise output as low as 18 dBA. The three should occupy competitive price points.

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EVGA Rolls Out SuperNova 750 G2 and 850 G2 Power Supplies

At CES, EVGA unveiled two additions to its SuperNova line of 80 Plus Gold-compliant modular PSUs, the 750 G2 and 850 G2. Both units are based on a common platform, with a single +12V rail design. The 750 G2 has enough juice for dual- graphics card gaming rigs, while with the 850 G2, you could squeeze in a third card. Both units feature fully modular cabling, including modular 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. Both rely on large 140 mm spinners to stay cool. EVGA is expected to launch both a little later this year.

DeepCool Rolls Out Quanta DQ-750W Power Supply

DeepCool launched the Quanta DQ-750W performance-segment modular power supply for gaming PC builds. The unit is partially modular, in that its 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors are fixed; while all other connectors are detachable. Among the other connectors are four 6+2 pin PCIe, eight SATA, three Molex, and one Berg. All cables, including the ATX and EPS ones, are flat, ribbon-type ones, with no color coding. Under the hood, the Quanta DQ-750W features a single +12V rail rated at 62A. Its innards appear to be built by CWT. All modern PSU features are on offer, including active PFC, 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating, and protection mechanisms. The unit is cooled by a 130 mm temperature-controlled fan. The company didn't reveal pricing or availability details.

Why Settle for 1500W When You Can Get 2000W in a 20 cm Long PSU?

Chinese PSU OEM Great Wall unveiled a new 2,000-Watt power supply under its own channel brand (model: GW-EPS2000DA). Built in the 20 cm-long ATX form-factor, the PSU features a 90 - 265V input range, and is 80 Plus Gold-qualified (certification pending). It complies with EPS 2.92 standard, and supports low-power C-states on Core "Haswell" processors. Its maximum power output, however, depends on its input voltage. When plugged into 90 - 120VAC lines (US, Japan, Canada, etc.,) it caps out at 1600W. When plugged into 210 - 265VAC lines (EMEAI, Greater China, etc.,) it belts out its maximum 2000W.

Connectivity on this fully-modular PSU includes a 24-pin ATX, four (that's right, four) 8-pin EPS connectors (which can each be split to two 4-pin connectors); eight 6+2 pin PCIe connectors, nine 4-pin Molex, twelve SATA, and one 4-pin Berg connectors. The unit relies on a 140 mm temperature-controlled fan to keep cool. Great Wall is rolling out the unit in the Chinese market first, where it will command a staggering 3,998 RMB (US $654).

Source: Expreview

Cooler Master Intros Two New Silent Pro Gold PSUs For The European Market

Available until recently only in the APAC markets (Asia-Pacific region), the 450 W and 550 W version of the Silent Pro Gold series can now be purchased in most EU markets as well. The European consumers tend to prefer lower output PSUs when compared to most other mature markets, especially the NA ones, so units like these two usually sell in better volumes here than elsewhere, fact which explains Cooler Master's decision to expand its European PSU offerings with two low(er) output models.

The two units discussed here don't bring anything particularly new to the table, in fact they harbor internal electronics that are well known and widely available, being sold by numerous other vendors already. The units are underpinned by FSP's well known Aurum platform, a group regulated design that is rather average in all regards except efficiency, being an 80 Plus Gold certified product. Cooler Master discarded FSP's multi-rail setup and opted for single rail designs with the Silent Pro Gold 450 W and 550 W, the two units also make exclusive use of Japanese capacitors. MSRP for these new Silent Pro Gold PSUs is set at €60 for the 450 W version and €70 for its 550 W sibling.

First Pre-built Desktop with AMD FX-9590 Begins Rolling Out

Despite its $900-ish retail presence, AMD's 5 GHz eight-core processor, the FX-9590, was designed to be an OEM part, where OEMs could deploy the right motherboard and cooling solution for the 220W TDP chip. One of the first OEMs to [dare to] come out with one such contraption is Japan's Mouse Computer. The company's G-Tune Masterpiece a1500BA1 desktop includes an AMD FX-9590 processor, and Radeon HD 8990 (re-branded HD 7990 "Malta") graphics card as standard equipment.

The Masterpiece a1500BA1 uses a Cooler Master Seidon 120XL to tame the 220W AMD FX-9590, and an unannounced MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 motherboard to seat it. Other components include Kingston HyperX DDR3-1866 MHz 16 GB dual-channel memory, Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SSD, an additional 3 TB HDD, a Blu-ray writer, and an unknown 1200W 80 Plus Gold-certified PSU. Windows 8 64-bit comes pre-installed. Based on the 32 nm "Vishera" silicon, AMD FX-9590 is an eight-core processor in the AM3+ package, with 4.80 GHz nominal and 5.00 GHz TurboCore frequency. The 5.00 GHz Turbo state spools up for all eight cores. Backed by a 1-year warranty (besides individual component warranties), the Masterpiece a1500BA1 is priced at a staggering 449,800 JPY (US $4,500).

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EVGA Announces the 500B Power Supply

With price and performance in mind, the EVGA 500B is the best value power supply for your next build on a budget. With 80 Plus Bronze standard, over 80% efficiency under typical loads, the EVGA 500B is a great choice. Combining 500W of continuous power and Single +12V High AMP rail design, gain maximum power and efficiency while staying protected with a series of over volt/over current protections all bundled into one!

Cooler Master Announces New G-Series Power Supplies

Cooler Master is proud to announce the new G-Series Power Supplies for ATX-computer systems. This series consists of three models: 500W (G500), 600W (G600) and 700W (G700). The G-series are high efficient because of active PFC and are 80 Plus Bronze certified. These energy-transformers are able to handle big graphic cards and the latest processors on the market (Haswell), because of the single 12V rail topology with high DC out support up to 55A/660W (G700).

The intelligent speed control of the 120mm fan prevents noise during workload and also prevents overheating of the PSU. Until 70% load conditions the fan will work in silent mode to prevent extra noise. The G-series also provides plenty of connectivity. There are nine SATA connectors (6 for G500/G600) and three Molex connectors available and the G700 even provides multi graphic-card support. Of course all the different models of the G-series come with multiple protections, such as Voltage-Protections, Current-Protections, Short Circuit Protection and Temperature-Protection.

EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Power Supply Announced

The EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 power supply is here. This power supply raises the bar with an 80 Plus Gold rating, with 1300W of continuous power, exceptional efficiency and a fully modular design. Not to mention, a first class 10 Year EVGA Warranty. The entire electrical design was engineered to be efficient, silent and optimized for the enthusiast. Take your system to the max with the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2.

be quiet! Power Zone Series Detailed

During the recently ended Computex event in Taipei, be quiet! presented a wide range of new products, CPU coolers as well as power supplies. Among them a new upper-mainstream PSU line dubbed Power Zone, which consists of four models starting at 650 W and followed by 750 W, 850 W and 1000 W versions. This constitutes a premiere for be quiet! in that these are the first fully modular power supplies to be offered by the German brand. Another aspect intended to be addressed with this product line is affordability, which is something few of us would associate with the be quiet! moniker.

The four units comprising the Power Zone line are single +12V rail designs, use only 105° C rated capacitors and claim 80 Plus Bronze efficiency. They also make use of the be quiet! Silent Wings 135 mm fan, which is a Protechnic made Fluid Dynamic Bearing fan, probably the best fan you can have inside a power supply. The modular connector panel also houses three fan headers, feature carried over from the Dark Power Pro P10 line. be quiet! will offer these products with a 5 year warranty and pricing should start below 100 €.

Lepa Also Shows Off Contingent of New PSUs

At the end of the day, Lepa started off as a PSU maker, and that's where its expertise lies. The company unveils several new PSUs at Computex, the most notable of which smiled for our cameras. Things start off with the new MX series mainstream PSUs, which offer semi-modular cabling with flat peripheral cables, a single +12V rail design, and up to 86 percent efficiency. These units come in 450W (N450-MA), 550W (N550-MA), and 650W (N650-MA) variants. The 450W model is good for most single graphics card builds, the 550W and 650W ones can take on dual-graphics card setups.

Moving on, Lepa unveiled the BM "MaxBron" series 80 Plus Bronze certified mid-range PSUs, which come in 450W (B450-MB), 550W (B550-MB), 650W (B650-MB), 700W (B700-MB), 800W (B800-MB), and 1000W (B1000-MB) variants. The 450W is good for single card builds, 550W thru 700W for dual-card builds, and 800W thru 1000W for triple-card ones. These units feature semi-modular cabling with flat modular cables, a colorful rubber/silicone frame lining the unit's edges called Anti3s Q-Brick, which absorbs vibrations to reduce noise, and a hydraulic bearing 135 mm fan.

BitFenix Fury PSU Series Unveiled

At Computex, BitFenix showed off its Fury line of upper-mainstream PSUs. Offering mid-range capacities of 550W, 650W, and 750W, these 80 Plus Gold-certified PSUs offer semi-modular cabling, a single +12V rail design, APFC, most common protection mechanisms (over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit protection), and support for new Core "Haswell" low-power C-states. The three come with enough cabling for single- to dual-graphics card builds, and are cooled by a temperature-controlled 135 mm fan.
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