Wednesday, August 15th 2018

Mistel Intros Vision MX Series Fanless PSUs with RGB LED Lighting

You probably know Mistel more for its physically split keyboards. The company is taking a plunge into PC power with the new Vision MX PSU series, which it had shown off at Computex 2018. This is probably the first fanless PSU with RGB LED illumination and 80 Plus Platinum-certified efficiency. Available in 550W and 650W variants for now, these units feature a very airy body design, which is needed to keep its hot innards cool. The space where a fan ought to be, is filled up with large heatsinks. It still ends up looking like you can sneak a 15 mm-thick fan in there on your own.

Mistel didn't put out finer specs of the Vision MX, but it likely features a single +12V rail design. You get full modular cabling, with enough juice and straws for a gaming PC with up to three graphics cards. Besides the 24-pin ATX, you get up to two 4+4 pin EPS, up to eight 6+2 pin PCIe connectors, a dozen SATA power, and 3 Molex connectors. The PSU features addressable RGB LED lighting across a 16.7 million-color palette. A standard 4-pin ARGB cable links the PSU to your motherboard or LED controller. The company plans to launch the higher-spec MX1000 and MX1250 later down the year, but those aren't fanless. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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15 Comments on Mistel Intros Vision MX Series Fanless PSUs with RGB LED Lighting

#1
lynx29
This is odd. Interesting, but odd.

I am still going to do as I originally planned though, 80 plus titanium from seasonic and call it retirement.
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#2
Animalpak
If seasonic is behind that, you can be sure is a high quality product and a full green light if you want to buy one.
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#3
CheapMeat
Wow I actually like this. Actually well made attempt, especially with Platinum rating. I really like the shell design too. I think I found the PSU for my case. LED wise, it kind of adds a stylistic blinkenlight that server PSUs have, in their own way (and some Corsair PSUs).
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
It doesn't have to be Seasonic to be good. Reviews shall reveal all, and also I hope Cybenetics will rate it.
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#5
Jism
Warranty? Caps dont like it running 'hot'. It decreases their lifespan with weeks.
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#6
Fleurious
I would prefer to keep the fan and just have it not run until needed for that extra peace of mind. In fact i think my current psu has this option.
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#8
jonnyGURU
Animalpak
If seasonic is behind that, you can be sure is a high quality product and a full green light if you want to buy one.
Pretty naive statement. LOL!

Fleurious
I would prefer to keep the fan and just have it not run until needed for that extra peace of mind. In fact i think my current psu has this option.
Agreed. Or even a fan with a constant, but very low, RPM.
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#9
Hood
I like this, but I would also keep positive pressure in my case, and let some air exhaust through the PSU, just for peace of mind. I know this sorta defeats the purpose of fanless, but I would set the case fans on low, maybe 600rpm, until heat from the CPU ramps them up.
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#10
natr0n
The RGB spectrum carries the heat away.
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#11
Ravenmaster
Yeah LED which will produce heat inside a fanless PSU... no thanks. I'll stick with my BeQuiet 1200w.
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#12
Sp33d Junki3
Ravenmaster
Yeah LED which will produce heat inside a fanless PSU... no thanks. I'll stick with my BeQuiet 1200w.
So not true at all. These LED are not the same you use in your home bulbs. They do not produce any heat.
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#13
Brusfantomet
Sp33d Junki3
So not true at all. These LED are not the same you use in your home bulbs. They do not produce any heat.
A led requires a voltage drop and a current to get the electrons to jump over the P-N barrier, this lowers its excitation state and that produces electromagnetic radiation (usually in the visible light spectrum).

The power used is negligible; usually well below 1W but it is still there.

650W passive PSU, going to be expensive I guess, but interesting none the less.
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#15
CheapMeat
But look at the wattage. And I don't want fully enclosed PSU's. I like this because of the shell. But PSUs' with this kind of mesh shell tend to be lower wattage and/or have some other issue. This goes up to 650W, which is good for me. I'm not using it in an SFF setup. But instead in a Rosewill 4U. And I love clear air flow. Plus, sue me, but I like the LEDs.
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