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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.

Be quiet! Unveils Straight Power 10 PSUs

be quiet! the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for eight successive years, today announced its brand new Straight Power 10 series. These new power supplies feature an extremely quiet and brand new 135 mm SilentWings 3 fan. Voltage stability has been improved by extending the PSU's topology with DC-to-DC. The overall wattage has been increased and a high-quality PFC capacitor has been installed to prevent high-frequency noise. The previous generation Straight Power E9 was the best seller for be quiet!. Now, be quiet! is introducing the next step in the Straight Power series. The German based company and design team was focused on improving the earlier product in every critical performance parameter.

Antec Announces Availability of New EDGE Line of Power Supplies

Antec Inc., leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, broadens its range of modular power supplies with the new EDGE series. Cutting-edge components and technologies make EDGE a premium addition to Antec's range of industry-leading power supplies. With a EU release date of September, the EDGE is a powerful choice for performance enthusiasts in the market for a quiet, high-quality power supply.

The new Antec EDGE series is based on a brand-new platform, co-developed with their partner Seasonic. Housed in 0.8 mm SECC steel with an anti-scratch black coating, the Antec EDGE series PSUs are built with noise-reducing components. The EDGE series PSUs features a fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) fan with white LED lighting, which operates nearly silent at all speeds. Furthermore, silicone anti-noise de-couplers minimize vibrations for enhanced noise reduction.

BitFenix Fury Passes Intel Haswell Testing

The release of the Fury PSU Series has made serious waves in the hardware community with impressive power specifications and cables featuring all Alchemy sleeving. Another great benefit is high efficiency and cost savings, especially when paired with Intel's Haswell-class processors and their low-power sleep states. To ensure full compatibility with the latest hardware, BitFenix has worked closely with Intel to make sure that Fury delivers according to spec. After recent testing from the Intel labs, the BitFenix Fury PSU Series passed with flying colors, reaffirming their full compatibility with Intel Haswell C6/C7 sleep states.

Intel Haswell C6/C7 is a low-power state that is meant to lower power usage when the system is in sleep mode. The issue arises when certain power supplies are unable to provide a minimum load of 0.05 amps on the 12V2 rail, which can lead to stability issues. However, Fury PSUs are fully compatible with these sleep states, as the Intel testing labs have confirmed. See below for the Haswell test for the Fury 750G:

Huntkey X7 1000 Delivers Silent and Steady Power with Bronze Efficiency

Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, has recently announced a new addition to its X7 Series. The X7 1000 power supply features 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency, fully modular cables, Japanese electrolytic capacitors and synchronous rectification DC/DC converter protection.

It is well known that X7 Series PSUs are famous for its 4E: Efficiency, Enhanced performance, Effectiveness and Environmental Friendliness, which are demonstrated mainly on its high-end products, including 900 W and 1200 W. Huntkey X7 Series PSUs captured quite a few prizes at home and abroad since its first product launch in 2009.

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.

Thermaltake Announces Toughpower DPS G Series and DPSApp

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, launches the latest Toughpower DPS G Series, an innovative 80 PLUS Gold certified digitally-controlled power supply range from 450W up to 1050W with DPSApp software. After receiving favorable reviews and feedbacks from many friends of media and associates on DPS Series last year, Thermaltake decided to expand the series with a much more reasonable price for all system builders to apply with in different circumstances.

The new DPS G series with the aid of DPSApp Software not only provides the system with clean and stable power, it also creates an intelligent platform that allows users to monitor and record the status of power consumption, voltage distribution and the electricity cost for advance usage. Out of all the PSU monitoring software applications, Thermaltake DPSApp is the most powerful, flexible, universal and easy-to-use supreme monitoring tool to have on the market.

Cooler Master PSUs Follow New EU Regulations

Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, announces today its PSU compliance list for the new EU regulations. Next to that we have upgraded the current B-series to a newer better version, the B ver. 2, to make sure these are also EU ready!

As of the 1st of July the new EU regulation for PSUs became in force. As part of the new EU regulation all internally installed power supplies must achieve a minimum level of efficiency in several load conditions and have a power factor of 0.9 at full load. This means that within the EU, focus will be on energy saving and nature friendly designs. The standby power consumption is regulated by the ErP lot6 and cannot exceed more than 0.5W in standby mode. All of Cooler Masters current PSU line-up follow these new regulations. To see all the test results you can visit this website.

Cooler Master Announces V Semi-Modular 750W PSU

Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today released the upgrade of the highly efficient and powerful V Semi-Modular Series Power Supplies (PSU) up to 750W. With the 750W semi modular and high efficient PSU, Cooler Master react the demand of the market. The existing VSM series, 450W, 550W and 650W, display the trend to higher wattage with possibility for water cooling and multiple VGA systems. The VSM750 is ready for it.

Fractal Design Introduces the Integra M Series Power Supplies

Fractal Design is proud to announce the new Modular generation of the award winning Integra PSU. Fractal Design Integra M Series power supply units feature excellent electrical performance, including 80PLUS Bronze certified efficiency.

The modular flat cable system allows for a clean installation, and enhances airflow patterns inside the case. The short 140 mm length makes for easy installation in small computer cases, and the extra-long ATX12V cable accommodates modern, bottom-PSU cases.

Inter-Tech Unveils the Argus Series Power Supplies

Inter-Tech has this week revealed a new line of power supplies called Argus that includes 420 W, 520 W, 620 W and 720 W units. All four PSUs feature a non-modular design, an efficiency of up to 82%, active PFC, dual 12V rails, and one 120 mm fan with a sound output of up to 21 dB.

The Argus Series power supplies have a two-year warranty and should become available in the coming weeks.

Xilence Presents New Entry-level Power Supply Series

Xilence, specialist in cooling, power supply and noise reduction in PCs and notebooks, presents the Performance A power supply series - which is the first new product line after the takeover by Listan. The new power supply series of Xilence is positioned in the entry-level segment but shines with efficiency, a complete security package and quality components. The new power supply series is aimed both to resellers, as well as at price-performance conscious end users.

The generously sized 12-volt line of the Performance A power supplies provide maximum power stability even in tough gaming situations. The quiet 120 millimeter fan features an improved airflow design that ensures excellent heat dissipation. All PSUs of the series are certified to the new 80PLUS standard, thus fulfilling the ErP2014 standard. To meet this standards the minimum energy efficiency of 82 percent under a 20 percent load must be achieved, at least 85 percent under 50 percent load and again 82 percent under 100 percent load.

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.

Antec Announces the Availability of ErP Lot 26:2014 Compliant Power Supplies

Antec, the global leader in high-performance computer enclosures, power supplies, and mobile accessories today announced that their lines of power supplies are compliant with the ErP Lot 26:2014 regulation. With this directive, the European Commission aims at reducing the environmental impact of energy-related products (ErPs). The regulation established a framework for setting Ecodesign requirements (such as energy efficiency requirements) for all ErPs in the residential, tertiary and industrial sectors.

The production, distribution, use and end-of-life management of energy-related products is associated with important impacts on the environment. The new system-based energy consumption regulation no. 617/2013 of June 26 2013 is implementing the directive 2009/125/EC by the European Union regarding the stand-by and total power consumption of desktop computer systems, small scale servers and notebooks. It requires the System Integrators and VARs of such systems to provide a wealth of power consumption-related metrics of the system together with the "normal" product information to end users.

Be Quiet! Unveils Straight Power 10 Modular PSUs

Be Quiet unveiled its Straight Power 10 (E10-CM) line of mid-range, semi-modular PSUs. We went hands-on with its 500W variant, the E10-CM-500. The idea behind the series is to offer 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and semi-modular cabling at category-first, sub-$100 price-points, combined of course, with Be Quiet's reputation for making stuff that's, well, quiet. This particular model features enough cabling to power a gaming PC with a single high-end graphics card, or two performance-segment ones, provided you balance them out with energy-efficient CPUs. It features a single +12V rail design. It offers a 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, four 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and a number of SATA, Molex, and Berg connectors.

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.

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.

Thermaltake Unveils Toughpower Titanium 1500W PSU

Thermaltake unveiled its flagship power supply, the Toughpower Titanium 1500W. As its name might suggest, the PSU boasts of 80 Plus Titanium efficiency rating, and offers 1500W of power. That's enough to drive gaming PCs with four high-end graphics cards, or two dual-GPU ones. This unit features a single massive +12V rail design. It also features fully-modular cabling, with sleeved cables, Japan-made innards, and a 140 mm temperature-controlled fan, which spools down at low loads.

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.

Cougar GXD Digital PSU Lets You Tweak Output Voltages

Cougar's new GXD line of high-end PSUs may not be the first to offer software based control, but it could well be the first to let you tinker with output domains such as 3.3V and +12V. The PSU's control software, which interfaces with it over USB, lets you tweak key voltage domains by ±3%. In theory, this should let you raise voltages under heavy load. Apart from electric control, the software lets you monitor the PSU's temperature, and control its fan-speed curve in relation to temperatures and load. It also lets you monitor the PC's input power and power output, and efficiency in real-time. Cougar GXD series come in two variants, 800W, designed for gaming PCs with up to two high-end graphics cards, and 1050W, for up to three.

EVGA Launches the SuperNOVA 1600 G2 Power Supply

EVGA has now officially introduced its newest SuperNOVA Series power supply, a model codenamed 120-G2-1600-X1 that has 80 PLUS Gold certification and a total output of 1600 W. EVGA's PSU features a fully modular design, an efficiency of up to 90% at typical loads, a single, high-amperage 12 V rail, a 140 mm Double Ball Bearing fan, and Over Power/Under Power/Over Voltage/Short Circuit protection.

The SuperNOVA 1600 G2 has a 10-year warranty and a price tag of $349.99. It's not available for purchase yet but should be later this month.

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.

Cooler Master Designs PSU that Talks Directly with Your Smartphone

In a bid to take on Corsair's AXi and HXi line of PSUs that can interface with your PC over USB, letting you monitor and manage some of their specs over Corsair Link software, Cooler Master is giving final touches to its own line of high-end smart PSUs, beginning with the Digital 1200. Cooler Master's unique selling point here is Bluetooth direct access. The PSU is outfitted with a WLAN module of its own, letting your smartphone or tablet access it over Bluetooth. Cooler Master will have PSU monitoring and configuration apps on Google Play and the App Store. The app lets you monitor power consumption, efficiency, and temperatures, and tweak PSU fan speeds on the fly. The Digital 1200, as its name suggests, is a 1200-Watt PSU that boasts of 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. It features fully modular cabling, with enough wiring to drive gaming PC builds with 2 to 3 graphics cards in multi-GPU configurations. This PSU's most obvious advantage over Corsair Link, is its lack of dependency on your OS, and stability of your system.

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.
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