Reviews

Date: Aug 24th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 1000 W

Dark Power Pro is Be Quiet's flagship series and today we will review the second strongest member which has 1000 W capacity. With its nine PCIe and two EPS connectors it can support up to four high-end VGAs and server mainboards. Moreover it features silent operation thanks to its special fan design.

Date: Aug 20th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850 W

The Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850 W is a well priced mid-range PSU with enough juice to power a triple-GPU system. Besides that, it packs enough interesting features like silent operation, modular cables, 80 Plus Silver efficiency and five year warranty. All that is offered at a very good price, resulting in great price/performance ratio.

Date: Aug 9th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Thermaltake Toughpower XT Gold 1375 W

Today we are going to take a detailed look at the 80 Plus Gold certified Thermaltake Toughpower XT 1375 W. Its massive capacity will easily power any system you can imagine and thanks to the semi-passive operation you won't hear any noise when you're not gaming.

9.8
Date: Aug 6th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair AX1200i 1200 W

The Corsair AX1200i was launched today. Based on its specifications and features, it will easily carry on the legacy of its predecessor, the legendary AX1200 and Corsair has very high expectations, so do we.

Date: Jul 30th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair HX850 V2 850 W

The Corsair HX850 has been in production for many years. Its successor has many improvements to show, including Gold efficiency and a new look similar to the HX1050 unit. Fan noise is also under control, the unit will go passive at low loads.

Date: Jul 23rd 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Rosewill Fortress 550 W

Rosewill decided to join the Platinum party with a brand new PSU series, called Fortress. All units of this line use a non-modular cabling system, probably in an effort to restrict production cost thus making them more appealing to budget oriented users.

Date: Jul 9th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair GS800 V2 800 W

According to Corsair their Game Series PSUs are ideal price-performance solutions for gamers that want style along with high performance. The updated GS units, which keep the same naming scheme, feature a renovated design and upgraded efficiency. Today we will test the strongest member of the series, the GS800 and see how it performs and if it is worth your money.

Date: Jul 4th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 850 W

Be Quiet's Dark Power Pro P10 850 W is based on an excellent Seasonic platform, which features Platinum efficiency. Be Quiet has enhanced it with a quieter fan and the ability to combine all rails into a single powerful one by an easy switch.

9.1
Date: Jun 29th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
LEPA G1600-MA 1600 W

Today we are going to test Lepa's new 1600W beast, the GA1600-MA, which is based on the Enermax Platimax platform. It is 80 PLUS Gold certified and with its huge power it can easily feed every PC system out there. It not only offers outstanding power, but also comes at very attractive pricing, cheaper than many competing products in this category.

8.7
Date: Jun 21st 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
FSP Aurum Xilenser 500 W

FSP is one of the key players on the PSU market, so every new product they release is of great interest. Their most recent PSU releases are the two fanless Aurum Xilense units, which come in 400W and 500W versions with modular or non-modular cabling design.

Date: Jun 13th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Xigmatek Centauro 1000 W

In today's review we are going to test one of the latest Xigmatek Centauro PSUs. More specific the strongest Centauro with 1000W capacity will be our test subject and on the test bench it will prove if it is worthy of the mythical name it carries.

Date: Jun 6th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Thermaltake Smart M Series 750 W

Among their many PSU offerings Thermaltake includes the SMART series which includes PSUs that are intended for those who just want a power supply that will get the work done without carrying any extra bells and whistles that increase its price.

Date: May 30th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 550 W

Be Quiet's Dark Power Pro 10 550 W is built on a completely new platform from FSP. It promises low noise, 80PLUS Gold efficiency and high build quality. A unique feature is an overclocking mode which lets users combine all 12V rails into a single more powerful one.

Date: May 28th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Huntkey X-MAN 90 W

In today's review we are going to evaluate Huntkey's latest notebook adapter which features a highly reduced footprint, compared to normal power bricks and can deliver up to 90W of power. Also it is compatible with most notebooks on the market and includes also a 5V-2A USB charging port.

Date: May 22nd 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Xilence XQ Series 850 W

Xilence decided that it was high time to refresh their PSU offerings, so lately they enriched their XQ series with three new members, two with Platinum efficiency and the last one with Gold. In this review we will fully test the 850W model which besides the highest possible efficiency rating features a fully modular cabling design and a unique look which differentiates it from all other PSUs.

9.2
Date: May 9th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Super Flower Golden King 650 W

Today we have the Golden King with 650W capacity on our test bench. Like all other Golden King PSUs this one has platinum efficiency and features a semi-modular design along with semi-fanless operation. In our testing we see excellent stability at 12V and very low noise emitted.

8.9
Date: May 2nd 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Rosewill Capstone Modular 750 W

Today we will test the newest PSU offering from Rosewill, Newegg's house brand. The Capstone Modular 750W features Gold efficiency and promises a really interesting review since the OEM behind the new modular Capstone units is Super Flower.

8.7
Date: Apr 23rd 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Enermax Revolution87+ 850 W

Enermax's latest line of PSUs is called Revolution87+, which consists of five members with capacities ranging from 550W to 1000W. All are 80 Plus certified, utilize a semi modular cabling design and are equipped with a twister bearing fan. Today we will evaluate the 850W model which can power up to three high-end VGAs along with other power hungry components.

7.9
Date: Apr 18th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Akasa Venom Power 550 W

Akasa's new Venom Power PSU has 550W capacity, utilizes a semi-modular cabling system and features a single +12V rail. With its affordable price it is one of the cheapest modular units in its segment, which will also help with price/performance.

9.4
Date: Apr 13th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000 W

Antec finally released a new flagship PSU: the High Current Pro Platinum 1000W. The previous generation HCP-1200 was the favorite PSU of most extreme users and overclockers. Its outstanding performance helped to breal many records. Now the new HCP-1000 has to carry on the tradition and prove its worth.

9.1
Date: Apr 10th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Super Flower Golden King 500 W

Today we are going to rigorously test another Super Flower product, the Golden King 500W; a non modular PSU which combines top performance, 80 Plus Platinum efficiency and an affordable price. The cherry on top is the super quiet operation. At low temperatures it can even go fanless.

8.8
Date: Apr 4th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
OCZ FATAL1TY Series 1000 W

OCZ decided to work with the famous gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel to develop a high-end PSU that will meet the specific needs of all gamers in performance, stability and ease of installation. The outcome was the Fatal1ty series 1000W PSU which differs from the rest of the bunch mainly because it features individually sleeved cables.

9.0
Date: Mar 28th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Kingwin Absolute Platinum 550 W

Kingwin's most recent Platinum PSU comes at only $99. Making it the most affordable choice out there if you want to power a typical system the green way, with little power wasted in the PSU. Thanks to a great component design we see record low power consumption, even at just 40W, which is important for systems that are lightly loaded all day.

8.5
Date: Mar 16th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000 W

Recently Cooler Master decided to update their Silent Pro M series and what better name to choose than Silent Pro M2! The new series includes six new semi-modular PSUs with capacities ranging from 420W to 1000W. All are made by CM's favorite OEM, Enhance electronics, feature a single +12V rail and come with a five year warranty. Today we will evaluate the strongest of the M2s with 1 kW capacity.

9.2
Date: Mar 6th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000 W

Kingwin is a company located in the U.S. with presence only in this region. Their product's portfolio includes many noteworthy PSUs with the flagship being the Lazer Platinum Series which consists of five units with Platinum efficiency and top notch performance. In today's review we will test the strongest member of this series, the LZP-1000 which like all LZPs is built by Super Flower, a company that continues to amaze us with their products.