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NZXT Announces HALE82 V2 Modular Power Supply Series

The NZXT HALE82 V2 was designed with one goal in mind: bring consumers a high performance, feature-rich power supply without the premium price tag. As any computer enthusiast will tell you, poor cable management can make a beautiful build look like a complete mess. One of the major contributors to these cable management hassles is the power supply.

Unfortunately, fully modular cables are a luxury usually found only in high-end, high performance power supplies. Until now. Designed for mainstream users and enthusiasts alike, the HALE82 V2 is a fully modular power supply with 80 Plus Bronze certification. Available in 550W and 700W flavors, the HALE82 V2 features a fully modular PCB design with a labeled back plate for easy installation and excellent cable management.

EVGA Launches the SuperNova 1000 G2 Power Supply

The EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 has arrived! This power supply is 80 Plus Gold Rated, offers 1000W of continuous power, exceptional efficiency and is fully modular. Not to mention, a first class 10 Year EVGA Warranty. Designed with enthusiast needs in mind the EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 power supply is the best choice to power this and next generation enthusiast computers. Take your system to the next level and power up with the EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2.

Cooler Master Shows Off V-Series 80 Plus Gold PSUs

Cooler Master showed off a new line of performance-segment PSUs under its V-series. Consisting of three models, the V700 (700W), V850 (850W) and V1000 (1000W), the three boast of 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating (90 percent efficiency at 50 percent load, 87 percent efficiency at 100 percent load).

The three feature fully modular cabling (including 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS); four 6+2 pin PCIe connectors on the V700, and six on the V850 and V1000; and all modern protection features. It's reported that the three are originally manufactured by Seasonic. Pricing and availability are under the wraps.

Source: Guru3D

Chieftec Unveils TASK Series 80 Plus Bronze PSUs

Chieftec unveiled the TASK line of 80 Plus Bronze-certified mid-range PSUs, with seven models built around the 400W to 700W segment (400W, 450W, 500W, 550W, 600W, 650W, 700W). The TASK series bears a mainstream feature-set, including active-PFC, common electrical/thermal safety mechanisms, 120 mm temperature-controlled fans, and compliance with ErP-2013 guidelines. All models feature a single +12V rail design. The 400W and 450W models lack PCIe connectors, the 500W model features one 6+2 pin connector, all other models feature two. All models feature fixed, sleeved cabling. The company did not release pricing or availability information.

Source: Overclockers Ukraine

FSP Also Unveils 80 Plus Silver Compliant Raider Series PSUs

FSP's August 2012-launched Raider series of mainstream PSUs got an efficiency upgrade to 80 Plus Silver with two new models, the 650W RA-650, and the 750W RA-750. The two feature single +12V design, handling 50A on the 650W, and 60A on the 750W models. The two are ATX v2.31 and EPS 2.92 compliant, feature most common protection features, 99% active PFC, and fixed cabling. The 650W model features two 6+2 pin PCIe connectors, while the 750W one has four. The rest of the cabling is identical: 24-pin, 4+4-pin EPS, nine SATA, three Molex, one Berg. The two are cooled by a 120 mm temperature controlled fan. Along with the Aurum 92+, the two will be available from some time in February.

NZXT Announces HALE90 V2 Line of Premium Power Supplies

NZXT announced the HALE90 V2 line of premium full-modular PSUs. The 80 Plus Gold-qualifying PSUs come in three variants, 1200W, 1000W, and 850W. As mentioned before, the three feature completely modular cabling, IC-assisted DC-DC switching, a powerful 5VSB rail to help the growing demand for USB-charging, a single 12V rail topology, and a 135 mm fan. The 1200W model has enough PCIe cabling for quad-SLI/CrossFireX setups, 1000W for triple-SLI/CrossFireX, and 850W for dual-SLI/CrossFireX. The 1200W, 1000W, and 850W models are priced at $270, $230, and $190, respectively.

Revised Corsair Enthusiast Series PSUs Can Run Completely Fanless

Corsair unveiled a trio of Enthusiast Series V2 (TX-series) PSUs in Japan, which feature Hybrid Silent Fan Control, a revised thermal management measure that spins down the fan completely under low loads, and begins to spin it up only after a thermal/load threshold is crossed. These PSUs feature the same casing as the modular TX-series V2 models (such as TX-750M), but feature completely fixed cabling. Among the PSUs launched are the new (improved) TX-650 (CP-9020038-JP), TX-750 (CP-9020042-JP), and TX-850 (CP-9020043-JP). The three models are 80 Plus Bronze-compliant, and otherwise feature the same specifications as the Enthusiast Series V2 models in the market, elsewhere.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

MSI Hetris H61 Ultra Barebones Desktop Pictured

MSI designed the new Hetris H61 Ultra, a 10 liter commercial barebones desktop for the European market. Measuring 330 x 94 x 320 mm, its chassis houses an Intel H61 chipset-based socket LGA1155 motherboard, which supports Core/Pentium/Celeron processors based on the 32 nm "Sandy Bridge" and 22 nm "Ivy Bridge" micro-architectures. It features two 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 8 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1333 MHz memory. Among the drive bays in the chassis are a 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SATA bay for hard drives, and a 5.25-inch bay for optical drives.

The Hetris H61 Ultra packs an 80 Plus-compliant 270W power supply. It features a PCI-Express riser that allows you to install up to two PCIe expansion cards along the plane of the motherboard. Connectivity includes 6-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports on the front, four USB 2.0/1.1 ports on the rear, a pair of serial COM ports, PS/2 keyboard/mouse, eSATA 3 Gb/s, and display connectivity that includes DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. The Hetris H61 Ultra could also be sold with a number of entry-level CPU, memory, and HDD combinations.

Tacens Intros Radix 6 Series PSUs

Tacens announced the sixth-generation of its Radix series power supplies. The series includes 550W, 650W, 750W, and 850W models; all of which feature single +12V rail designs, and over 85% efficiency (according to the company), making them 80 Plus Bronze eligible. The 550W variant features a single 6+2 pin PCIe power connector, the 650W and 750W models feature two, and the 850W model features four. All four are cooled by 140 mm Aura Pro fans. In addition to the four standard Radix ATX v2.3 PSUs, Tacens also introduced two Radix Eco series PSU models, 500W and 400W. The Radix Eco 500W sticks to the standard ATX form-factor, while the 400W model is built in the SFF ATX form-factor. Both Eco models lack PCIe power connectors.

Source: Hardware.info

Thermaltake Announces Evo Blue 2.0 Series PSUs

In 2009 with aesthetic design in mind, Thermaltake launched the first gaming PSU series – the Evo Blue which stands out from the crowd with different and refreshing appearance. This fall, Thermaltake launches the next generation gaming PSU series – the Evo Blue 2.0 Series. Evo Blue 2.0 is the world’s first “turbocharged” concept PSU designed for gamers and enthusiasts to take on the growing surge of PC games and gaming hardware.

Scythe Unveils Gouriki 4 Series PSUs

Scythe Japan unveiled the Gouriki 4 series PSUs. Available in modular (Gouriki4-P) and non-modular (Gouriki4) variants, the series includes 500W, 600W, and 700W models. The PSUs are 80 Plus Bronze-certified, and pack most common protection features. Common to all models is a dual 12V rail design. The 500W model uses two 20A rails, the 600W model uses 35A + 25A rails, while the 700W model uses 55A and 25A rails.

The 500W model has sufficient cabling for a performance single graphics card build; the 600W for a mid-range dual-GPU build, while the 700W is fit for a high-end dual-GPU build. Built with Japan-made components, the PSUs use 140 mm temperature-controlled fans, which are designed to be quiet. The new PSUs are slated for October 17.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

LEPA BSC650 Mainstream PSU Pictured

LEPA is working on a new mid-range PSU, the BSC650. The 650W PSU is designed for gaming PCs with up to two graphics cards. It features fixed cabling. The ATX v2.3 and EPS 2.92-compliant PSU features a single +12V rail design, with a single 50A rail. The unit is 80 Plus Bronze and ErP LOT-6 2013 certified. The unit features active PFC and a secondary protection IC, offering protection against over/under voltage, overload, and short-circuit. It uses a large 140 mm temperature-controlled fan to cool itself. The BSC650 is slated for launch on September 22.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Seasonic G-Series Mid-Range 80 Plus Gold Modular PSUs Released

Seasonic launched its G-Series mid-range modular PSUs in select markets over the weekend. The lineup consists of 80 Plus Gold certified semi-modular PSUs in entry thru mid-range capacities, including 360W (G-360), 450W (G-450), 550W (G-550), and 650W (G-650). The lineup is characterized by single +12V rail design, DC-DC switching, LLC resonant topology, Japanese-made conductive polymer capacitors, and 120 mm cooling fans. The PSUs typically have key connectors such as ATX, EPS, and a set of PCIe wired permanently, with other connectors offered as detachable (modular) ones. Details specific to the various models are tabled below. Priced start at US $70.

Source: Expreview

OCZ Unveils ZS Series Power Supplies

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), memory modules, and power supplies for computing devices and systems, announces the availability of OCZ new ZS line series of power supplies in 550-watt, 650-watt and 750-watt models that offers consumers superior value for home desktops and gaming systems. It provides the high efficiency, cool operation, and a compact case design, the ZS Series offers an excellent price point for system builders looking for a quality upgrade in a variety of power options.

The ZS Series is ideal for system builders and gamers, and is capable of powering dual-GPU platforms equipped for NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX modes. The PSU is kept cool under heavy usage with a large temperature and load-controlled 135 mm double ball-bearing fan, and this high-efficiency PSU also meets strict 80-Plus Bronze energy saving requirements by converting up to a full 85% of AC to DC power at typical loads.

Zalman Goldrock Series PSUs Detailed

Korean company Zalman is on the verge of launching its Goldrock series mid-capacity PSUs. Available in capacities of 550W, 650W, and 750W; the PSUs are 80 Plus Gold compliant, with 87% to 92% efficiency at 20% to 100% load. The Goldrock series PSUs strike a cost-performance sweetspot by providing high-end PSU features, and making up for it with fixed cabling.

The Goldrock series PSUs from Zalman pack high-grade Japanese capacitors, active PFC, LLC resonant circuit, DC-DC switching. A single +12V rail design is implemented, which can deliver 45A of current on the 550W variant, 54A on the 650W, and 62A on the 750W variants. A 5VSB green IC gives the PSU ErP Lot 6 compliance. A secondary protection IC gives it protection against over/under voltage/current, overload, and short-circuit. The 550W, 650W, and 750W variants are expected to be priced at US $134, $145, and $158, respectively.

Source: Overclockers Ukraine

Lepa Unveils G1000-MA 80 Plus Gold Modular PSU

Lepa unveiled its newest performance-segment PSU, the G1000-MA. The new PSU features in the same product family as the recently-launched 1600W monstrosity, the G1600. Unlike the G1600, the new G1000-MA features partially modular cabling, with key cables such as 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, and a pair of 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors being fixed, while two additional pairs of 6+2 pin PCIe connectors, a total of twelve SATA power, and 8 Molex connectors, are detachable.

The new 1000W PSU, like the G1600, is 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating certified. Other compliances include ErP Lot6, ATX 2.3, and EPS 2.92. The G1000-MA uses a quad +12V rail design, with four 30A rails. It features active power factor correction, and a suite of protection mechanisms, against over/under voltage/current and short-circuit. Measuring 150 x 183 x 86 mm, the G1000-MA uses a 140 mm fan to keep its innards cool. It is slated for June 23.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Huntkey Introducing Military Camouflage Hardware Combo

Huntkey, professional power supply, PC chassis and accessory provider, is introducing a military camouflage hardware combo targeting gamers with a true military spirit. The FX600 600W 80 Plus Platinum certified PC power supply, is supporting high-end setups with multiple-graphics, and AMD as well as Intel CPUs. All cables have a special sleeving, so your hardware won’t be scratched during installation or upgrade. With its high efficiency certification, heat-dissipation as well as noise development are keep to an absolute minimum.

The upcoming military camouflage mid-tower fits exactly the style of the FX600, making them a perfect match for gamers. The front is not only sturdy, but also ideal for ventilation. On the top we find 2x 2.0 USB and 1x USB 3.0 connector. The bigger power on/off button and the smaller reset buttons are distinguished. On top we also implanted a tray for portable disk, CDs, recharging your cell phone or other things you want close by.

COUGAR Introduces Entirely New Gaming Product Line

COUGAR, leading German PC case and power supply brand, reveals a preview of their entry into the high-end gaming keyboard market. As COUGAR have themselves already well-positioned as first choice for games when it comes to top-notch cases, PC power supplies and ventilation solutions, they are now reaching out into the even more hands-on and all-decisive keyboard segment. For their debut model they have chosen nothing less than Cherry Red mechanical switches as very basis. In doing so, the COUGAR ATTACK offers leading reaction sensitivity even by low impress force.

Each key is LED-backlit, and the light can be changed to individual preferences. In the current development stage those colors will probably be white, black, blue and red. Bundled key-caps and an included key-puller allow the user to individually highlight those keys he is most dependent upon in his individual game-play. Furthermore, the COUGAR ATTACKS gives users the option to lock most of the keys while self-defining which ones to remain active for current use.

Enermax Unveils Triathlor Series Mid-Range PSUs

Enermax showcased its newest line of mid-range PSUs, called Triathlor. Enermax talked about the new line back at CeBIT, in March. Available in a variety of sub-1000W capacities, Triathlor series consist of both fixed-cable and modular cable models. The modular ones are labeled Triathlor FC. A defining feature with all models is 80 Plus Bronze (~82 percent efficiency) and ErP Lot 6 compliance. The fixed cables on all Triathlor models feature Enermax' signature gold-stripe sleeving, while the detachable cables included in the modular ones are flat and black to ease air-flow. All models use 135 mm fans.

Akasa Tops Off PSU Lineup with Venom Power XT

Akasa displayed its newest line of enthusiast-segment PSUs, Venom Power XT. The 80 Plus Gold-certified line of ATX v2.3 PSUs will initially include two high capacity models, 850W and 1000W. The PSUs feature swanky new chassis design, and are cooled by the same Viper 135 mm fan that other Venom Power models use. Internally, Venom Power XT features a dual-12V rail design, a suite of protection mechanisms, and of course, Active PFC. The PSUs are partially modular, with a few essential cables such as 24-pin ATX, 4-pin / 8-pin ATX/EPS, and a pair of PCI-Express connectors being fixed. Additional pairs of PCI-Express power connectors, SATA, Molex, and Berg connectors will be modular.

Lian Li Announces Three New Ultra-Compact Cases

Lian Li today announces three new brushed aluminum cases, PC-Q02, PC-Q03, and PC-Q16, designed for modern users who need a compact central storage hub to share information among all their latest generation mobile devices.

The Lian Li PC-Q02, PC-Q03, and PC-Q16 take advantage of the increasing efficiency of small form factor motherboards and progressively cheaper hard drives, and are able to hold the essential storage hardware in a small form factor. They also have high-quality features that are to be expected from Lian Li including: elegant brushed aluminum frames, easy-to-remove pop-off panels, USB 3.0 connectivity, rounded yet stable aluminum feet, as well as many tool-less features to make installations and upgrades easier. These three chassis also all have a dual LED power button which turns blue when on and glows red while reading.

Zalman Readies a Trio of PSU Lines for Computex

Zalman wants to make serious inroads to the PSU market with three new product lines, with a total of six models. The three lines include the high capacity Platinum line with its only model, the ZM1250W Platinum (1250W), which is 80 Plus Platium compliant; the GoldRock-XG series with three models, the ZM550W-XG, ZM650W-XG, and ZM750W-XG, all of which are 80 Plus Gold compliant; to finish things up, there are two LE value series PSUs with two variants, the ZM400-LE and ZM500-LE.

Source: Overclockers Ukraine

Lenovo Elevates Desktop Computing with ThinkCentre M and Edge Series PCs

Lenovo today announced a new series of ThinkCentre M and Edge Series desktops and all-in-ones (AIOs) designed to fit the needs of today's demanding business environment via a range of models featuring a blend of essential features, powerful performance and affordable technology. The new desktops and AIOs not only include the latest generation of Intel Core processors for powerful performance, but also feature the latest in Lenovo design and performance innovations including blazing fast 15-second boot up times, intelligent cooling methods and productive multi-screen functionality.

"Business professionals working in highly productive and collaborative environments need PCs designed with their business needs in mind," said Tom Shell, vice president and general manager, Commercial Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo. "These new desktops give users and IT managers a more productive computing experience, whether it's better multi-tasking, powerful performance or space-saving design."

Be Quiet! Announces Lower Prices for Straight Power E9

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, announced today a price drop on their most popular power supply line Straight Power E9. The predecessor has reached its end of life allowing the company to completely focus on the new E9 generation and therefore reduce the price. Meanwhile, since its release four months ago Straight Power E9 has also become a media darling with numerous awards and compliments.

"Below the threshold of our anechoic chamber"

Straight Power E9 is on a good way to become be quiet!'s most successful power supply series ever. It offers consumers a unique level of performance in a power supply at popular price points and the press agrees. Straight Power E9 already received an impressive amount of over thirty awards and recommendations. "Up to half load the E9-400W was below the threshold of our anechoic chamber. But even at full load it was almost inaudible [...] (they) improved the efficiency of the E9 model in all possible scenarios.", is just one example from Germany's most renowned technology print magazine, called C't.

Lepa Shows Off 80 Plus Gold-Certified 1600W Full-Modular PSU

Lepa unveiled a mammoth-capacity 80 Plus Gold certified PSU, the G1600. As its name suggests, it is capable of delivering 1600W of power, which should be sufficient for quad-GPU gaming PCs or extreme overclocking benches. The PSU achieves its gargantuan capacity using six 12V rails, including two 20A and four 30A ones. The PSU is cooled by a 135 mm fan. It features fully-modular cabling, which appears to include two 8-pin EPS connectors, and as many as twelve 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, apart from a large number of SATA/Molex/Berg connectors. The PSU will start shipping very soon.

Source: Cowcotland
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