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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.


Source: Expreview

SeaSonic Announces Snow Silent 1050W Power Supply

SeaSonic launched a new line of high-end PSUs that come in the color of the season - white, and offer the low noise levels people have come to expect from the company. The first model is the Snow Silent 1050W. It's body is completely white - even the AC receptacle and switch - with a frosted silver applique around the 120 mm fan's intake grille.

This 80 Plus Platinum certified unit offers a single +12V rail design, and most modern electrical and thermal protection mechanisms. It features fully modular cabling, which includes a 24-pin ATX, two 8-pin EPS (from which one breaks up to two 4-pin ATX), eight 6+2 pin PCIe, fourteen SATA, five Molex, and one Berg connectors. Other features include hybrid fan control, which completely powers down the fan below a load threshold. SeaSonic didn't announce pricing or availability.


Source: Hermitage Akihabara

FSP Announces 80 Plus Platinum AURUM PT Power Supply Series

FSP, an experienced power supply manufacturer, today announces the new AURUM PT Series of PC Power Supplies. This high end modular PSU is designed specifically for gaming enthusiasts and demanding overclockers. At 80 Plus Platinum certification, AURUM PT Series delivers a premium product and is the ideal choice for those seeking high-performance, reliability and quality.

The AURUM PT Series delivers high-performance at a great cost to power ratio. To do this safely, the AURUM PT features full industrial-grade Japanese capacitors and solid capacitors on the secondary side. This ensures the +12V Single-Rail Design delivers consistent ripple free power. In addition, E-Sync Remote-Sensing provides Synchronized 3.3V/5V/12V with a superbly stable signal. E-Sync Remote-Sensing is an FSP exclusive technology that provides superior noise and ripple suppression.

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.

TechPowerUp and Cooler Master Announce V-Series PSU Giveaway

TechPowerUp and Cooler Master announce a new V-Series PSU giveaway, celebrating the launch of its new line of high-end, 80 Plus Platinum-certified, modular, smart power supplies, designed from the ground up, to power the newest generation of high-end desktop PC builds. Up for grabs are each of the top-five models of the V-Series, including the V1200, V1000, V850, VSM750, and GM750.

To stand a chance to win, simply "Like" our Facebook page, if you haven't already, fill up a short form, and answer a questionnaire by Cooler Master. There are no right or wrong answers, and Cooler Master is simply trying to find out what high-end PSU buyers of today look for most in a PSU, with the dawn of digital-PSUs, with the ability to interface with the system software, giving you a great degree of control over them. The giveaway ends on the 30th of September, 2014. Winners will be announced shortly after. Good Luck! For contest rules, and to participate, visit this page.

Corsair Releases the HXi Series Power Supplies

Announced at Computex in June, Corsair's HXi family of 80 PLUS Platinum-certified power supplies has now become available. The three HXi units (750 W, 850 W and 1000 W) feature a fully modular design, 100% Japanese electrolytic capacitors rated at 105°c, Corsair Link support, a 140 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan backed by the ZeroRPM mode (so the fan doesn't run at low loads), and over-voltage, under-voltage, over-power, over-temperature and short circuit protection.

The HX750i, HX850i and HX1000i PSUs are backed by a 7-year warranty and cost $169.99, $189.99 and $229.99, respectively.

EVGA Releases the SuperNOVA 1200 P2 Power Supply

EVGA has now made available a new SuperNOVA Series power supply, the 80 PLUS Platinum-rated SuperNOVA 1200 P2. This high-efficiency unit features a fully modular design, a high amperage single 12V rail, Japanese Nippon Chemi-Con solid state capacitors, a 140 mm Double Ball Bearing fan, and built-in Over Power/Under Power/Over Voltage/Short Circuit/Over Current protection.

The SuperNOVA 1200 P2 is backed by a 10-year warranty and costs $269.99.

Rosewill Unveils Quark Series Fully Modular PSUs

Rosewill showed off its Quark line of relatively inexpensive Quark line of fully modular PSUs. Their biggest selling point is their 80 Plus Platinum efficiency rating. The PSU also features diagnostic LEDs that show you load on each of its power domains. The units feature single +12V rail designs, come with two 8-pin EPS power connectors, apart from four to eight 8-pin PCIe power connectors, twelve SATA, and four Molex power connectors. The Quark series include three models - 750W, 850W, and 1000W.

Rosewill Unveils AIM Series Digital PSUs

Rosewill unveiled its own line of digital PSUs, which give you software monitoring and control over its various power domains, and fan-speed. Unlike Corsair's implementation, which involves an internal USB connection to your motherboard, and a Windows app, Rosewill did something similar to Cooler Master, by equipping its PSUs with Bluetooth modules, and Android apps, which let you tweak your PSU on your smartphone, so system instability doesn't come in the way of setting your PSU right, if something goes wrong.

The AIM series of digital PSUs comes in five models - 600W, 750W, 850W, 1000W, and 1250W. It features partially modular cabling (the 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS, along with one pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, are fixed). The 600W comes with wiring for single high-end graphics card systems; 750W and 850W for two, 1000W for three, and 1250W for four. The units feature single 12V rail designs, and boast of 80 Plus Platinum efficiency ratings.

Corsair HXi Series Power Supplies Gone Hands-on

Corsair's plans to get the Corsair Link in the hands of as many enthusiasts as possible, are spearheaded by the HXi line of fully-modular PSUs. These are not just the old CWT-built HX series units retrofitted with Link support; but feature entirely new innards, which explain how they boast of 80 Plus Platinum rating. The units come in three variants, the HX750i, the HX850i, and the HX1000i. The 750W HX750i has enough juice for most dual GPU builds; the HX850i could let you squeeze in a third GPU, while the HX1000i might let you drop in a fourth one; although with vampires such as the R9 290 series and GTX TITAN Black on the prowl, we'd pick HX750i and HX850i for no more than two high-end cards, and the HX1000i for no more than three.

EVGA Unveils a Trio of 1600W PSUs

EVGA unveiled no less than three new 1600W power supplies at Computex, including the Supernova 1600 G2 (recently announced), the Supernova 1600 T2, and the Supernova 1600 P2. Their model names should be a dead giveaway on how the three differ from each other. While the 1600 G2 lives up to 80 Plus Gold efficiency standards, the 1600 P2 scores 80 Plus Platinum, and the 1600 T2 80 Plus Titanium. The three feature nearly identical power-distribution diagrams, feature-sets; although we're not sure if the P2 and T2 translate their higher efficiency into more output connectors. Either of the three should be good enough for systems with four R9 290X, or two R9 295X2 graphics cards; but we guess the 1600 P2 and 1600 T2 should appeal to professional overclockers who also plan to throw 150W TDP Core i7-5960X "Haswell-E" into the mix.

Corsair Launches the HXi Series Power Supplies

Corsair, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced its new HXi Series PC power supply, the latest evolution in the award-winning line of HX PSUs. Available in 750, 850, and 1000 watt models, the HXi Series PSU feature 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency, fully modular cables, near-silent operation, Japanese electrolytic capacitors, and Corsair software monitoring and customization. Akin to all Corsair PSUs, the HXi Series utilizes high-quality componentry to guarantee clean, stable, continuous power when needed most.

The ultra-efficient design found within the HXi Series generates minimal heat and runs exceptionally quiet, even when delivering high levels of power. The PSUs meet the stringent requirements for 80 PLUS Platinum certification by achieving greater than 92% energy efficiency - reducing both energy waste and the electrical bill. Built with specially selected low-noise capacitors and transformers, and a Zero-RPM Fan Mode (that only spins the PSU fan under the heaviest loads), the HXi Series PSU deliver ultra-low noise operation during common daily use. Within, a 140 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan runs quietly at all speeds for remarkably discreet operation and additional cooling.

SilentiumPC Supremo M1 Platinum 700W Power Supply Now Available

Polish enthusiast hardware maker with an 'ear' out for silence, SilentiumPC announced its Supremo M1 Platinum 700W power supply. It boasts of 80 Plus Platinum efficiency rating, and features a semi-modular cabling layout. To begin with, the unit features a single +12V rail design, with a single 58A rail. Its OEM is High Power Technology. The selling point of this PSU, however, is the behavior of its 135 mm fan, which stays off under most low-to-moderate loads, and spools up only under stress (over 300W of power draw). The PSU should be completely silent under most non-gaming / productivity use, even with a modern CPU running at 100% load. Cabling includes a 24-pin ATX, 4+4 pin EPS, four 6+2 pin PCIe, ten SATA, four Molex, and one Berg by adapter. It's priced at US $130.

Super Flower Leadex Platinum 850W PSU Starts Shipping

Super Flower began shipping an 850W variant of its 80 Plus Platinum-brandishing Leadex Platinum series power supplies. Slotted between the 750W and 1000W variants, the 850W variant offers enough juice for triple graphics card setups using today's performance-segment graphics cards, or two high-end ones. Featuring fully-modular cabling, the PSU offers two 8-pin EPS connectors, from which one breaks up into 4+4 pins; besides the 20+4 pin ATX connector. There are a total of six 6+2 pin PCI-Express power connectors on offer. Ten SATA power, seven Molex, and one Berg make for the rest of its connectivity. Under the hood, the Leadex Platinum 850W features a single +12V rail design, with a single 70.8A rail. The unit supports low-power Core "Haswell" C-states. Most common electrical and thermal protections are offered. It uses a 140 mm temperature-controlled fan to keep cool. Backed by a 5-year warranty, the Leadex Platinum 850W from Super Flower is expected to go for around US $220.

SilverStone Unveils NightJar 520W Power Supply

SilverStone unveiled a 520W model of its NightJar line of silent power supplies (model: SST-NJ520). The fully modular, and fan-less power supply boasts of 80 Plus Platinum efficiency rating, and features a single +12V rail design, with a single 43A +12V rail. Cabling includes a 24-pin ATX, 4+4-pin EPS, two 6+2-pin PCIe, six SATA, five Molex, and one Berg. On offer are flat (ribbon) cables that are easier to bend around tight corners in your case. The PSU passively cools all its hot components using chunky heatsinks, and a highly perforated body, which measures 150 mm x 160 mm x 86 mm (WxDxH). SilverStone didn't reveal pricing.

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.

Phanteks Unveils Enthoo ES700 Smart PSU

2013 sure is turning out to be the year of smart PSUs, with debutante in the PSU market, Phanteks, unveiling its Enthoo ES700. The company recently entered the premium case market with a bang. The ES700 is a 700W 80 Plus Platinum-certified PSU, with digital VRM, semi-modular cabling, and a unique front-panel accessory that fits into 5.25-inch drive bays, giving you a live readout of load and efficiency. The same LED-based display is also located on the unit itself, next to the AC receptacle. The unit uses a single +12V rail design, offers most common protections, and uses a 135 mm fan to keep cool. The unit is still being designed, and the final version could feature sleeved cables.

High Power Shows Off Astro PT Line of Premium Smart-PSUs

PSU maker High Power unveiled the Astro PT line of premium PSUs, which as the name might suggest, are 80 Plus Platinum certified. Astro PT is a "smart" PSU, which comes in 600W and 700W capacities, features a single +12V rail design, and a few impressive innovations, such as a WiFi-based connection to your PC, using which it interfaces with a monitoring and fan-control software.

Why WiFi and why not USB, you ask? Because WiFi allows overclockers to use an external device, such as a notebook, to monitor the PSU, so the bench machine the PSU is powering isn't affected by monitoring software. This software lets you monitor the various power domains, and tinker with the unit's fan-curve. The Astro PT also features an in-built power load meter that works like Kill-a-Watt, and measures power consumption at the AC receptacle. The Astro PT also features a digital VRM design, partially modular cabling with flat modular cables, and a 135 mm fan. The PSU supports low-power C-states of the new Core "Haswell" processors.

Antec Unveils High Current Pro Platinum Grid Series PSUs

Antec unveiled the first of its "smart" PSUs that rival Corsair AXi line, the High Current Pro Platinum Grid. The PSU plugs into your motherboard over a vacant USB 2.0/1.1 header, and interfaces with Antec Grid, a software that lets you monitor and log the unit's overall efficiency, various power domains, rails, temperatures, fan-speeds. It lets you override the unit's fan-speed curve, and monitor temperature over four sensors, reading from four key zones of the unit. Innards of these 80 Plus Platinum-certified PSUs are otherwise identical to the High Current Pro Platinum series launched last year, and are available in identical high-Wattage variants: 750W, 850W, 1000W, 1200W, and 1300W. These PSUs feature fully modular cabling, the 750W variant is ideal for gaming PC builds with up to two graphics cards, the 850W and 1000W three, and the others four. The company also showed off various HCP Platinum PSU models, most of which were launched at last year's Computex.

FSP Unveils the Aurum 92+ HW PSU

FSP, a retail brand of PSU OEM Fortron Electronics, unveiled its flagship PSU series, the Aurum 92+ HW. These 80 Plus Platinum-certified high-Wattage PSUs come in 850W (HW850), 1000W (HW1000), and 1200W (HW1200) capacities, and offer efficiency levels that tend to go beyond 92 percent. Pictured below, the Aurum 92+ HW features a single +12V rail design, ATX 12V v2.31 and EPS v2.92 standards compliant, which gives it Core "Haswell" low power states support, an LLC full-bridge topology design, and connectivity that includes eight 6+2-pin PCIe connectors, 24-pin ATX, a couple of 4+4-pin EPS, and a large number of SATA/Molex ports.

Super Flower Shows Off First 80 Plus Titanium PSU

Thought 80 Plus Platinum was the pinnacle of PSU efficiency? Think again. 80 Plus Titanium is where it's at. Applicable only in regions with 220~230VAC domestic power, 80 Plus Titanium requires a PSU to offer at least 94 percent efficiency at 20 percent load, at least 96 percent efficiency at 50 percent load, and at least 91 percent efficiency at 100 percent load. Currently, just 8 PSUs went under 80 Plus certification, because only server-grade PSUs could earn it. Super Flower unveiled what is perhaps the first consumer PSU to do it, which it's yet to name. The PSU is 80 Plus Titanium certified under 220~230VAC, and at least 80 Plus Platinum certified under 100~120VAC.

Several of Super Flower's new 80 Plus Platinum-certified PSUs are scraping 80 Plus Titanium efficiency levels, although they're not quite there. These units feature an 80 Plus Platinum badge with a ">92% at 50% load" marking, denoting efficiency levels that get very close to 80 Plus Titanium. In any case, those are some excellent efficiency numbers being offered. A star-attraction at Super Flower's booth is the Leadex Platinum 1000W, a fully-modular PSU that is advertised to offer over 94% efficiency at 50 percent load.

In Win Shows Off Serenity Series PSUs

With two of its star attractions at Computex, the tòu and the KingSize H-Frame featuring elements of mirror-finish tempered glass, it's only natural that In Win would roll out a matching PSU lineup, since it's in the business of it. Pictured below is the company's new Serenity PSU, which could be available in various higher-range capacities. The one pictured below offers 900W.

Serenity PSUs are built with chrome brush-finished steel, to match some of the company's newer cases. The units are 80 Plus Platinum-certified, offer full-range APFC, a single +12V rail design, most common protection technologies such as OCP/OVP/OLP/UVP/SCP, and various regional certifications. These units are about 18 cm long, and feature partially modular cabling. The 24-pin ATX, 4+4-pin EPS, and a pair of 6+2-pin PCIe connectors come fixed, while two additional pairs of 6+2-pin PCIe connectors, twelve to sixteen SATA power, and three to six Molex connectors come modular. The unit is cooled by a 120 mm double ball-bearing fan. Its MTBF is rated at >120,000 hours. The Serenity series supports Core "Haswell" processors' low idle power states.

Enermax Shows Off Fanless 650W Platinum PSU

At CeBIT, Enermax showed off its premium Fanless 650W Platinum PSU. Relying entirely on passive cooling, this box offers 100% modular cabling (including the 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors), a dynamic hybrid topology, and DC-to-DC switching. To sweeten the deal for those concerned with its 650W capacity, the PSU is 80 Plus Platinum-compliant, with over 94 percent efficiency. It appears to include sufficient cabling for a gaming PC build with up to two graphics cards (a total of four 6+2 pin PCIe connectors).

Source: Lab501.ro

Enermax Previews Silent PSU and Fulmo ST Case, and More Ahead of CeBIT

Enermax plans to enter CeBIT with a three main attractions to its booth. First, a new lineup of fanless/silent PSUs; second, additions to its Fulmo line of ATX mid~full-tower cases; and third, the DreamBass line of notebook coolers that replace your notebook's built-in tweeters speakers with ones that can begin to do justice to bass. To begin with, Enermax is looking to launch a line of fanless PSUs in the mid-capacity range (500W-700W), which toss out fans for chunkier heatsinks, feature modular cabling, and are 80 Plus Platinum-compliant.

Moving on, Enermax will show off a handful of its newest gaming PC cases, including the Fulmo ST ATX mid-tower, pictured below. The Fulmo ST, according to the company, is spacious enough for triple graphics-card gaming PC builds, with room for 240 mm radiators, and a liquid-cooling loop that doesn't stick out. It will pack ten 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays, and various nifty locking/mounting mechanisms that help PC enthusiasts. Following its CeBIT unveil, the Fulmo ST will make it to stores in April.

FSP Aurum 92+ Modular PSUs Unveiled

Fortron's channel brand FSP unveiled its Aurum 92+ line of modular PSUs. The 80 Plus Platinum compliant power-boxes will initially ship in two mid-range capacities, 550W (PT-550M) and 650W (PT-650M). The two feature Fortron's innovative FSPMIA-IC, a single chip that integrates various voltage regulation and protection functions, minimizing clutter on the PCB. Both models use a quad-rail technology, with four 18A +12V rails. The company's HybridSynergy technology allows load to be spread across the four rails. Most common protection features are covered. The two feature partially modular cabling, with the 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, and a PCIe connector being fixed, while the SATA/Molex connectors and a second set of PCIe cables are modular. The two will reach stores some time in February.
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