Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Xigmatek Announces Maverick S Line of Power Supplies

Xigmatek rolled out the Maverick S line of mid-range power supplies, which are designed to offer high value for money, and come at price points deep inside the $100 mark. Although designed to fit ATX or micro-ATX cases, the Maverick S conforms to the PS3 form-factor, which has the same height and width, but lesser depth than standard ATX. The unit measures 150 mm x 85 mm x 123 mm (WxHxD). It still uses a 120 mm PWM controlled spinner to keep cool, which is tucked away behind a refreshing new grille pattern. Xigmatek also launched the conventional ATX version of these PSUs, the Maverick, which comes with a depth of 158 mm.

The Maverick S is a partially modular PSU, with ATX, EPS, and at least one set of PCIe power connectors being fixed, which others being modular. It comes in three models, 400W, 500W, and 600W. The three feature single +12V rail designs, active PFC, most common electrical protection systems (over/under voltage, overload, short-circuit). All three models offer 80 Plus Bronze certified efficiency, and ATX 2.3/EPS 2.92, with support for Core "Haswell" C6 power-states. The company didn't disclose pricing or availability details.
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4 Comments on Xigmatek Announces Maverick S Line of Power Supplies

#1
GhostRyder
I like this idea for them because the smaller they are the more chance of extra room in small builds even if its only a couple extra inches especially if you factor in cases that sometimes put the PSU in a spot near the motherboard. I could imagine this being a great thing and would love to see more PSU's start to follow on the smaller size to give us more flexibility.
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Jorge
GhostRyder, post: 3188418, member: 149328"
I like this idea for them because the smaller they are the more chance of extra room in small builds even if its only a couple extra inches especially if you factor in cases that sometimes put the PSU in a spot near the motherboard. I could imagine this being a great thing and would love to see more PSU's start to follow on the smaller size to give us more flexibility.
PSUs like most hardware are generally built to industry specs so that they are interchangeable and don't cause fitment surprises. When the outside dimensions are reduced on a PSU it makes it more difficult to use the best sized components inside. Thus you may have the convenience of a smaller price but the PSU quality or output may need to be compromised.

I'd look for reputable PSU reviews on the smaller PSUs at Hardware Secrets or JonnyGuru so you have a good idea how these PSUs are built and perform before you buy.
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Disparia
Cool stuff. I know of a couple cases where the minimal amount of room is given to the PSU making cabling a pain. Though I would have been much more excited over a fully modular model.
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GhostRyder
Jorge, post: 3188421, member: 127546"
PSUs like most hardware are generally built to industry specs so that they are interchangeable and don't cause fitment surprises. When the outside dimensions are reduced on a PSU it makes it more difficult to use the best sized components inside. Thus you may have the convenience of a smaller price but the PSU quality or output may need to be compromised.

I'd look for reputable PSU reviews on the smaller PSUs at Hardware Secrets or JonnyGuru so you have a good idea how these PSUs are built and perform before you buy.
This is only shorter in length and is not changing anything that could cause the case to be incompatible, in fact it would be more likely to be compatible than other PSU's. I also do not see the point of your post...
Jizzler, post: 3188685, member: 41756"
Cool stuff. I know of a couple cases where the minimal amount of room is given to the PSU making cabling a pain. Though I would have been much more excited over a fully modular model.
That's exactly what I am thinking about!
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