Reviews

9.5
Date: May 5th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Cooler Master V Series Platinum 1200 W

Cooler Master decided to unleash a big beast onto the PSU market by again teaming up with Seasonic and releasing their V series flagship, the V1200. It not only comes with a high capacity, but also sports Platinum efficiency, a fully modular design, and a hybrid fan mode option that turns this unit into a silent beast at low loads.

8.3
Date: Apr 30th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Bitfenix Fury Gold 750 W

Bitfenix decided to enter the PSU market, and today, we have the chance to look at the flagship of their Fury series. It has a capacity of 750 W, is 80 Plus Gold certified, and features individually sleeved cables of high quality and stunning looks.

8.6
Date: Apr 23rd 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
SilentiumPC Supremo M1 700 W

SilentiumPC is a fresh Polish company that was established in 2007. Today, we will take a look at their first Platinum PSU, the Supremo M1-700 with high efficiency, semi-passive operation for lower noise output, and a semi-modular cabling design.

9.3
Date: Apr 14th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W

EVGA is expanding their high-end SuperNOVA G2 series by releasing two mid-capacity units with 750 W and 850 W maximum output power. Today, we will evaluate the G2-750 with Gold efficiency, a fully modular cabling design, and selectable semi-passive operation, which renders it totally inaudible at lower loads.

9.6
Date: Apr 9th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1200 W

The Leadex Platinum 1200 W will hit our test bench today. It features 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, a fully modular cabling design, and promises to perform wonderfully while producing hardly any noise by utilizing an excellent platform and a semi-passive operation user can swap to by flipping a switch.

8.7
Date: Apr 2nd 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Seasonic S12G 450 W

Seasonic is one of the best PSU OEMs and has lately been trying to improve its presence in the mainstream and lower-end segments by releasing affordable products. Today, we will evaluate the S12G 450 W which is essentially a G series PSU without modular cables.

7.7
Date: Mar 21st 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Silverstone Strider Essential ST60F-ESB 600 W

Silverstone offers many different PSUs and has lately enriched its portfolio with several new units, including two Strider Essential ones. We will put the ST60F-ESB to the test: It, in an effort to be as affordable as possible, is 80 Plus Bronze certified and comes with nothing but native cables that have mostly been left unsleeved.

8.8
Date: Mar 14th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
be quiet! Power Zone 850 W

be quiet! has gained a good reputation among noise-sensitive users who also treasure reliability and high performance. We will review the Power Zone 850 W: It is the second strongest of its line, offers a fully modular design, and sports Bronze efficiency. This PSU is also equipped with a high quality SilentWings fan.

9.5
Date: Mar 7th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300 W

Antec, a major player when it comes to PSUs, recently reinforced its flagship High Current Pro series with a new unit, the HCP-1300. The Bitcoin mining craze probably contributed to the release of this 1300 W PSU that is Platinum certified, fully modular, and backed by a seven year warranty.

9.3
Date: Feb 27th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Super Flower Leadex Gold 750 W

Super Flower is hammering the PSU market with incredibly interesting products, and they have now sent us a mid-capacity unit based on the excellent Leadex platform. The Leadex Gold 750 W unit features Gold efficiency, a fully modular cabling design with the crystal-cube connectors particular to the series, and the option for a semi-passive operation.

8.6
Date: Feb 19th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Xigmatek Vector P Series 700 W

It has taken Xigmatek some time to release their fresh Vector P line, having two members with Platinum efficiency. Today, we will take a look at the P700: It features a semi-modular cabling design, promises ultra-silent operation, and exploits the Reverse Thrust Fan technology to avoid internal dust build up.

8.6
Date: Feb 7th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Antec TruePower Classic Series 750 W

Today we are taking a look at Antec's TruePower Classic 750 W unit. The strongest of the series, its efficiency is Gold-certified. It also utilizes a non-modular cabling design to be as affordable as possible.

8.5
Date: Jan 20th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Silverstone Strider Gold S Series 750 W

Silverstone has a rich portfolio of PSU offerings and recently released a new line, the Strider Gold S series, which includes the world’s smallest fully modular ATX PSUs. We will take a look at the ST75F-GS unit, having Gold efficiency and Silverstone's great look.

9.5
Date: Jan 13th 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Super Flower Leadex Gold 1300 W

Super Flower raised the bar even higher than before with their new Platinum and Gold Leadex PSUs. We will take a look at their strongest PSU offering, the Leadex Gold 1300 W. This unit features a fully modular cabling design with LED lit connectors, a single +12V rail, and a selectable semi-passive operation for completely silent operation at low loads.

8.9
Date: Jan 2nd 2014
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
be quiet! Power Zone 1000 W

Today, we will test the strongest member of be quiet!’s latest series, the Power Zone line. With 1000 W capacity and six PCIe connectors, it will easily handle a high-end gaming system. The PSU can even power and thermally control up to three case fans, which contributes to the quiet operation of your entire system.

8.6
Date: Dec 23rd 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair CS Series Modular 650 W

Corsair recently added another line, the CS-M, to their rich portfolio. Today, we will evaluate the CS650M: it features compact dimensions and a semi-modular cabling design. The PSU is also 80 Plus Gold certified and has a single +12V rail that can deliver up to 51 A of current.

8.3
Date: Dec 16th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
EVGA Bronze 600 W

Besides the SuperNOVA series, which includes high-end and mid-level PSUs, EVGA also rolled out the Bronze series addressing budget-oriented users. Today, we will take a look at the 600B unit with 600 W capacity, a single +12V rail, and a non-modular cabling system which contributes greatly to its low price.

8.4
Date: Dec 6th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Cooler Master G550M 550 W

Cooler Master has lately been revamping their PSU lines with units that feature innovative platforms and killer price/performance ratios. Today, we will take a look at the G550M PSU, a mid-level product that, although its affordable price promises high performance, comes with a five year warranty!

8.7
Date: Nov 25th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair RM Series 650 W

Corsair is doing their best to dominate the PSU market by constantly releasing new PSU lines, covering all needs and every price range. The RM line addresses users looking for an inaudible PSU at a good price. Today, we will test the RM650: It is 80 Plus Gold certified and features a fully modular cabling system.

9.0
Date: Nov 17th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Fractal Design NEWTON R3 800 W

Fractal Design has three PSU lines, but their flagship is the NEWTON series. Today, we will test the 800 W member of the aforementioned line; it is 80 Plus Platinum certified and is, according to its maker, the ultimate choice for demanding high-end gaming systems or ultra-quiet media PCs.

8.2
Date: Nov 14th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Enermax Revolution X't 630 W

Enermax is well-known for their PSU products, and they have, over all these years, maintained a successful presence in this market segment, although the competition is fierce. We will now take a look at their new Revolution X't PSU with 630 W capacity. It is 80 Plus Gold compliant and features a semi-modular cabling design.

9.2
Date: Nov 10th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS 850 W

Thermaltake decided to have their own digital power supply Series with the Toughpower DPS. Today, we will test the 850 W model which, according to Thermaltake, transforms into an intelligent platform via the DPSApp software.

9.5
Date: Nov 6th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000 W

EVGA shook the PSU market with top-performing G2 units and is doing it again with the SuperNOVA P2 1000 W model released recently. Many features in common with the G2s, it uses the same Super Flower platform, but comes with extras, like Platinum efficiency and a selectable semi-passive operation.

7.8
Date: Nov 3rd 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
OCZ Fatal1ty 550 W

OCZ revamped their Fatal1ty PSU series with two new models. Today, we will take a look at the smaller 550 W unit featuring a fully modular cabling design and an LED fan. This unit can, according to OCZ, deliver its full power continuously at up to 45°C and is ideal for Haswell gaming rings.

7.6
Date: Oct 28th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
NZXT HALE82 V2 700 W

NZXT refreshed their budget-oriented HALE82 line with two new fully modular and 80 Plus Bronze certified units. Today, we are going to take a look at the HALE82 V2 700 W. It costs just 100 bucks and looks great thanks to its white color theme.