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NZXT Announces C-Series Bronze PSUs

The new C Series Bronze power supplies offer stable and safe power to all types of builds. The new lineup of Bronze PSUs generates less heat, keeping your system running quietly and efficiently. Their reliable components make up a unit that is backed by a 5-year warranty—the NZXT C Series Bronze PSUs are here to get your build powered up without letting you down.

be quiet! Introduces Fully Modular Pure Power 11 FM, Upgrades SFX and TFX Models

be quiet!, the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, is announcing three new power supply series. The Pure Power 11 FM is a fully modular version of the Pure Power 11, available in 550, 650, and 750 watts and aimed at mainstream computer users who appreciate the versatility of modular cables and 80 PLUS Gold efficiency up to 93.9 percent. Fans of small form factor builds can now upgrade their systems with the SFX Power 3 or TFX Power 3, which offer high performance in compact SFX and TFX form factors.

At be quiet!, Pure Power stands for peerless dependability and a comprehensive feature set at a competitive price point. The Pure Power 11 FM series is no exception: by exclusively using fully modular instead of fixed cables, only cables that serve a purpose are installed, resulting in a smoother airflow, lower temperatures, and easier handling inside the case. Pure Power 11 FM comes equipped with black flat cables for all common connections and a black sleeved 20+4-pin ATX power cable. With two independent 12 V rails for signal stability and up to four PCI-Express connectors (two for the 550 W model), Pure Power 11 FM is fully suited for silent PC configurations, workstations or even gaming systems with a powerful graphics card.

Cougar Rolls Out VTE X2 ARGB Power Supply Series

Cougar today rolled out the VTE X2 ARGB line of mid-range power supplies targeted at e-Sports gaming PC builds, particularly those who value a lot of RGB bling in their PCs. This PSU is characterized by a 120 mm addressable RGB LED-illuminated fan, and an ARGB-illuminated Cougar logo along one of the sides (the other having the power distribution and regulatory stickers). The PSU features an internal ARGB controller, and a button near the AC receptacle lets you cycle between presets. You can also sync the PSU to your build's lighting through a 3-pin ARGB connector.

The Cougar VTE X2 ARGB comes in 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W capacities, and offers fixed cabling. Under the hood, you get a single +12 V rail design with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, up to 99% power factor, Japanese standby capacitors, DC-to-DC switching, and most common electrical protections. All three models come with one 4+4 pin EPS connector. The 550 W and 650 W models include two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, while the 750 W model comes with four. The 550 W model comes with five SATA power connectors, while the others have eight. The company didn't reveal pricing.

AeroCool Intros LUX RGB 850M Power Supply

AeroCool today introduced the LUX RGB 850M power supply. This PSU delivers a high capacity of 850 W, and looks premium thanks to its addressable-RGB LED lighting elements, but packs some mid-tier specs. The PSU offers 80 Plus Bronze efficiency under 230 V EU conditions. It also features active PFC and offers most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit; and uses a 120 mm fan to keep cool.

The AeroCool LUX RGB 850M features a addressable-RGB diffusers along the sides. You can toggle between 13 lighting presets by pressing a button near the AC receptacle; or connect the PSU to a 3-pin ARGB header for control using software or an ARGB controller. The LUX RGB 850M offers partially modular cabling. Fixed connectors include 24-pin ATX, one 4+4 pin EPS, and a pair of 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors. Modular connectors include an additional pair of 6+2 pin PCIe power, a cable with four SATA power connectors, and another with two each of SATA power and 4-pin Molex. Both the fixed- and modular-cables are black, flat, ribbon-type. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Launches Budget-Minded, 80-Plus Bronze ET500-ARGB PSU

SilverStone has added a new budget option to its lineup, whilst keeping it hip by integrating an ARGB fan (120 mm rated at 18 dBA, with dynamic speeds according to PSU load). There are 17 separate lighting effects available to be cycled at the touch of a button on the PSU's back panel. The new ET500-ARGB PSU features a 500 W output capacity with 80-Plus Bronze efficiency levels. The PSU features a + 12 V single rail design, with a maximum output of 38 A. As it is a budget PSU, there's no place for modular cabling here; the cables that do exist, however, all feature a flat design for easier cable management. The ET500-ARGB offers 1x ATX 24-pin, 1x CPU 8-pin, 1x CPU 4 + 4 pin, 2x PCI-Express 6 + 2 pins, 3x 4-pin, and 4x SATA outputs, which should be enough for budget-minded users.

The ET500-ARGB PSU features the most common protections (Over Current Protection, Over Voltage Protection, Overload Protection, Short Circuit Protection, and Overheat protection, and an Active PFC circuit (full load PF> 0.9) all in an enclosure measuring 150 mm width, 140 mm depth, 86 mm height, and weighing 1.37 Kg. No pricing information was available at time of writing.

Huntkey Unleashes Two New Models of PC Power Supply Units

Huntkey, a leading provider of power solutions, unleashes two new models of PC power supply units - the GS700 PRIME and GS800 PRIME. They belong to the same series, but they are designed with different power outputs. The GS700 PRIME's rated power is 600 W and peak power is 700 W; the GS800 PRIME is rated 700 W, with peak power at 800 W. Both of them are 80 Plus Bronze certified, which means they are more energy efficient compared to other PSUs. Equipped with Active Power Factor Correction (APFC), they are capable of supplying more stable and reliable power with lower ripple and noise.

Cougar Announces the VTK Line of Power Supplies

Cougar announced the VTK line of mainstream power supplies for gaming PCs. Available in capacities of 400 W, 450 W, 500 W, and 550 W, these PSUs feature fixed cabling, and are targeted at those building on a tight budget. All the basics are covered, including a single +12 V rail design, 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, Japanese main capacitors, PFC up to 99%, protections against over/under voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit; and a low-noise optimized 120 mm fan. All four models come with single 4+4 pin EPS. The 400 W and 450 W ones have single 6+2 pin PCIe power, while the 500 W and 550 W ones have two. You get up to five SATA power connectors, and a trio of 4-pin Molex. The company didn't reveal pricing, although all four models are expected to be priced well under $80.

EVGA Announces the BP Bronze Series Power Supplies

Introducing the EVGA BP power supplies, where precision is power. The EVGA BP power supplies add another affordable option to EVGA's 80 Plus Bronze-certified lineup, while reducing the overall length to 120 mm - EVGA's shortest ATX power supply to-date! The BP power supplies feature a 115 mm hydraulic bearing fan to ensure that staying cool and quiet is no tall order. Combining a full suite of protections and EVGA's 3 Year Limited Warranty, this power supply should be on the short list for your next system build.

Silverstone Intros VIVA Line of Mainstream PSUs

Silverstone today introduced the VIVA line of mainstream PSUs. Available in mid-range capacities of 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W, these PSUs offer fixed cabling, and cover all the essentials for a gaming PC build. Under the hood, the VIVA series features a single +12 V rail design, 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, active PFC, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, and short-circuit. All three models offer flat black cables. A 120 mm noise-optimized fan with 18 dBA minimum noise output, cools the PSU. All three models come with two 4+4 pin EPS connectors. The 750 W model includes four 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, while the 550 W and 650 W models have two. The VIVA series PSUs are build in a 14 cm long chassis. The company didn't reveal pricing or warranty information.

Enermax Intros MarbleBron Line of Semi-Modular PSUs

Enermax today rolled out the MarbleBron line of mid-range PSUs. Available in 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W models, these PSUs offer partial modular cabling with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency. Under the hood, these units offer DC-to-DC switching, APFC, and protection against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. A single +12 V rail design is employed on all three models, with a 45 A main rail on the 550 W model, a 54 A rail on the 650 W model, and a 62 A rail on the 750 W model.

Another key feature with the MarbleBron is the use of a 120 mm high static-pressure fan with "Smart Air Control," with the PSU's noise output rated at 14 dBA with the load under 40%. The 550 W and 650 W models offer just one 4+4 pin EPS connector, while the 750 W model offers two. The 650 W and 750 W models offer four 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, while the 550 W offers two. The company didn't reveal warranty or pricing information.

Enermax Launches CYBERBRON Entry-Level PSU Lineup: 500 W, 600 W, 700 W, 80 Plus Bronze

Enermax has announced a new entry-level PSU lineup, which they have somewhat clumsily named CYBERBRON (it's not Cybertron nor Cyberborn, but Cyberbron). These are pretty standard affairs, featuring a non-modular cable design (though the cables are flattened for easier routing), 80 plus Bronze certification, and Japanese electrolytic capacitors. A single+rail +12 V design lies under the hood as well, as does a 120 mm fan.

Operating protections are pretty standard as well: OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), SCP (Short Circuit Protection) and OTP (Over Temperature Protection). Dimensions stand at 150 (W) x 86 (H) x 140 (D) mm. The 700 W version delivers 54 A on the +12 V rail, 17 A under +5V, and 19 A under +3.3 V. Connectors stand at 1x ATX 24, 2x EPS 8, 4x PCIe 6+2, 8x SATA, 4x Molex and 1x Floppy. Pricing starts at around 56,99€, 66,99€ and 76,99€,

TechPowerUp and Montech Summer Giveaway: The Winners!

With Summer drawing to a close, as is our seasonal Giveaway. Earlier in July, TechPowerUp and Montech brought you a chance to pick up some cool Montech gear, including Gamma II 650 W 80 Plus Gold power supplies, Beta 550 W 80 Plus Bronze power supplies, and the company's Air X gaming case. The three mark Montech's arrival as a formidable player in the PC cooling, power, and casing hardware business, and there are three winners for each of the three hardware. Without further ado, the winners:

Montech Gamma II 650 W PSU won by: @maxfly from Ohio, Gerado from Wisconsin, and Jon from Indiana

Montech Air X Case (Black) won by: Cody from Missouri, Aidan from Texas, and Ricky from California

Montech Beta 550 W PSU won by: Ivan from California, Mary from Texas, and Rumman from New Jersey

A Huge Congrats to the nine of you! TechPowerUp and Montech will return with more such interesting Giveaways.

ASUS Intros TUF Gaming Bronze Series PSUs

ASUS over the weekend introduced its TUF Gaming Bronze line of power supplies. The series aligns with ASUS's overall brand strategy for TUF Gaming - appealing for value-conscious serious gamers. The TUF Gaming Bronze series debuts with two mid-range Wattage options - 550 W and 650 W. ASUS has a few selling points up its sleeve in this heavily saturated market: firstly, the PSUs feature a double ball-bearing 135 mm Axial Tech fan (an ASUS innovation), which features impellers that are webbed toward the ends to guide all their airflow axially. The fans are controlled by a 0 dB idle fan-stop logic (the fan stays completely off below a 30% load/temperature threshold). The main PCB features surface treatment that protects it from wear over the years (against moisture and dust debris). The third innovation is a segment-first 6-year product warranty.

Under the hood, the ASUS TUF Gaming Bronze PSUs feature single +12 V rail designs, 80 Plus Bronze efficiency as the name suggests, and protection against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. Both models feature fixed, sleeved cabling. Both models offer a single 4+4 pin EPS, 24-pin ATX, five SATA power, and four Molex connectors. The 550 W model offers two 6+2 pin PCIe power, while the 650 W model offers four of these. The PSU measures 150 mm in length. The company didn't mention pricing.

TechPowerUp and Montech Announce Summer Giveaway

TechPowerUp partners with Montech to bring you the TechPowerUp-Montech Summer Giveaway. Montech is an emerging AAA gaming PC hardware brand with top-tier gaming PC cases, power supplies, case fans, and gaming peripherals, with a vast product line under development. The company made its intentions crystal with premium cases, 80 Plus Gold-rated full-modular power supplies, and case fans with the latest impeller and bearing designs. As part of the TechPowerUp-Montech Summer Giveaway, nine lucky winners from the Continental United States stand a chance to bring home some cool Montech gear.

Three lucky winners get a Montech Air X (black+mesh) mid-tower case, each, that packs a pair of large 200 mm front intake fans that build positive air pressure along with a rear 120 mm exhaust, and give you a wealth of storage, cable-management, and liquid cooling preparation. Three other lucky winners get a Montech Gamma II 650 W, a top-shelf full-modular power supply that's 80 Plus Gold rated, offers APFC, DC-to-DC switching, flat ribbon cables, and a noise optimized 120 mm fan. Lastly, three lucky winners get a Montech Beta 550 W PSU, which covers all the bases for a gaming PC, providing all the essential connectivity for a stable single GPU build, with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency. So that's 9 lucky winners, and 9 pieces of Montech hardware to go. Open for entries from the Continental US (excluding Alaska), the giveaway runs till July 30. To participate, simply fill up a short form that helps us contact you if you've won.

For more information and to participate, visit this page.

Montech Releases New Beta Series 80 Plus Bronze PSUs

Montech have recently revealed their new Beta Series 80 Plus Bronze power supplies, the new PSUs are available in 550 W and 650 W capacities. The series features a non-modular design and includes motherboard power, CPU power, dual 6+2 pin PCIe cables, 6 SATA power connectors, and dual MOLEX connectors. The Beta Series uses 105°C/221°F rated Japanese main capacitors and feature a high amperage +12v Single Rail. The power supplies are all rated at 80 Plus Bronze efficiency and support continuous output at +40°C in addition to being fully compliant with Intel's ATX 12 Volt 2.31 and EPS 12 V 2.92 standards.

Beta Series PSUs come with a 3-year warranty and are already available at Amazon and Newegg in the US, and worldwide at all Montech retailers. Pricing for the 550 W will be 49.99 USD and 56.99 USD for the 650 W model in North America.

Thermaltake Intros Smart BM2 Line of Semi-Modular PSUs

Thermaltake introduced the Smart BM2 line of mainstream, semi-modular power supplies. Available in mid-range capacities of 450 W (model: PS-SPD-0450MNFABx-1), 550 W (PS-SPD-0550MNFABx-1), 650 W (PS-SPD-0650MNFABx), and 750 W (PS-SPD-0750MNFABx), these PSUs feature single +12 V rail designs with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, DC-to-DC switching, APFC, Japanese main capacitors, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit.

As semi-modular PSUs, the Smart BM2 comes with fixed 24-pin ATX, fixed 8-pin EPS, and an additional 4+4 pin EPS fixed connector, on all four models. The 450 W and 550 W models offer two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, while the 650 W and 750 W models offer four. The 450 W, 550 W, and 650 W models offer six SATA power connectors, while the 750 W model tops it up with nine. All models offer four Molex and a Berg. Black, flat cables are offered on all models, including for the fixed connectors. A 140 mm fan is used to cool the PSU, on all four models. Thermaltake is backing the Smart BM2 series with 5-year warranties. The company didn't reveal pricing.

GIGABYTE Launches Compact Size Power Supplies

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and gaming gears, today announced the 3 latest compact design power supplies: P750GM - 750 W 80 PLUS Gold certified with fully modular design, P550B - 550 W 80 PLUS Bronze certified, and P450B - 450 W 80 PLUS Bronze certified. GIGABYTE has improved the old circuit design and adopted new high-quality materials, so that the 750-watt power supply with a length of 16 cm or even 18 cm can be greatly reduced to 14 cm. The performance and stability of the power supply can also be improved in the reduced condition. The reduced-size power supply is more suitable for installation in the increasingly popular small chassis, so that even small chassis can enjoy the high performance brought by the large wattage.

The P750GM provides 750 watts of power to meet the power requirements of the high-end graphics card and CPU, so that gamers can enjoy the graphics intensive games without worrying about the power shortage. The main capacitor of P750GM is made in Japan, and the P750GM is 80 PLUS Gold certified, providing a maximum conversion efficiency of more than 90%, allowing gamers to enjoy a high quality and stable power supply while saving a lot of money. The fully modular design only installs the cables that are needed, making the whole system cleaner and allowing better heat dissipation. The P750GM also offers an 8+8 or 8+4 motherboard CPU power supply that can fully support mid- to high-end motherboards. In addition, the P750GM introduces the fan stop function, which will stop the fan from spinning during standby mode or when the power consumption is less than 20%, thus increasing the life of the device.

SilentiumPC Vero L3 and M3 Bronze DC-DC Power Supplies Now Available

The European manufacturer of CPU coolers and PC cases, SilentiumPC, presents its updated power supply series Vero L3 and Vero M3, which are now available on the European market. The Vero series impresses with its reliability, high efficiency with bronze certification, long flat cables for easy cable management and the DC-DC design. Thanks to these features and the modern, simple design, the power supplies are the perfect foundation for powerful PC systems. The Vero L3 series is available in variants with 500, 600 and 700 watts and the half-modular Vero M3 in 600 and 700 watts. SilentiumPC grants a three-year manufacturer's warranty for this series.

For the Vero L3 and M3 PC power supplies SilentiumPC relies on proven components such as the TEAPO electrolytic capacitors from Taiwan. The protection circuits include Over Voltage Protection (OVP), Short Circuit Protection (SCP), Over Power Protection (OPP), Surge and Inrush Protection (SIP) as well as Under Voltage Protection (UVP). The series furthermore uses the DC-DC technology.

Sharkoon Announces SHP Bronze Series Power Supplies

Sharkoon Technologies is an international supplier of PC components and peripherals, offering performance at a reasonable price. They now widen their range of power supplies and introduce the cost-efficient SHP Bronze. This 80 PLUS Bronze certified, ATX form factor power supply is available in two performance classes and is ideal for beginners and system integrators alike, due to its unobtrusive design and excellent price-performance ratio.

The Sharkoon SHP power supply series has always captivated with its cost-effective power supply models which are suitable for a variety of systems - from office PCs to discreet gaming computers. The SHP Bronze is no exception and is therefore available in two performance classes: one with 500 watts output and another with 600 watts output. Both models have an energy efficiency of up to 85 percent and have been awarded the 80 PLUS Bronze certificate. The standard built-in connections also include an 8-pin and a 4+4-pin CPU connector, which can also be used to supply sufficient power to high performance systems. A quiet, yet strong, 120 millimeter fan ensures continuous cooling.

EVGA Announces the B5 Series 80 Plus Bronze Power Supplies

Introducing the EVGA B5 power supplies, the latest power supplies to carry on the EVGA tradition of reliability, performance, and affordability. Here are 5 Facts about the new flagship for EVGA 80 PLUS Certified Bronze power supplies. The B5 power supplies provide maximum flexibility for system builders with a fully modular design and a small chassis across all models. At 150 mm length, the B5 power supplies provide solid, affordable power for all manner of system builds and cases.

Next, the B5 power supplies feature one of the most important standards for reliability - Japanese capacitors. Featuring 100% Japanese capacitors on the 850 W and 750 W models, the B5 power supplies will provide a safe and reliable power for years to come. (650 W B5 and 550 W B5 models use a Japanese main capacitor.) The ultra-quiet 135 mm FDB fan becomes silent when coupled with EVGA ECO mode to turn off the fan in low to medium loads. The larger fan and carefully tuned profile creates a quieter experience than the B3 power supplies.

EVGA Unveils BA and B5 Series Mainstream PSUs at CES

EVGA unveiled a pair of entry-thru-mainstream power supply series at CES 2020. These include the BA series at the very bottom of EVGA's pile, an the B5 series that combines a mainstream feature set with some aspirational features such as fully modular cabling. The BA series will eventually replace the BR series. We spotted a 600 W model, although the lineup could include 450 W, 500 W, and 600 W models. The BA is 80 Plus Bronze certified, and features a single +12V rail design, along with fixed, sleeved cabling that includes flat black ribbon-type cables for all connectors except the 24-pin ATX and 4+4 pin EPS.

The B5 series is slightly more upscale, in that it features fully modular cabling, and comes in capacities of up to 750 W. The B5 series succeeds the B3 series from the current product stack, and comes with updated innards, and possibly a quieter 135 mm fan. The 750 W model includes two 8-pin EPS connectors, in addition to four 6+2 pin PCIe power. EVGA is backing both the BA and B5 series with 5-year warranties.

Antec Announces NeoECO Series Power Supplies

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, broadens its range of power supplies with the new NeoECO Gold & NeoECO Classic (Bronze) series.

Antec's NeoECO Gold is one of the most efficient PSU series ever created. This PSU line achieves up to 92 per cent efficiency and gives you savings unheard of from other power supplies. By using the NeoECO Gold, you can reduce your electricity bill up to 20 per cent. Fully LLC bridging, provides ultra-clean power delivery that keeps critical computer components safe. PCI Express port connectors enable for multi-GPU support while the ErP Lot 6: 2013 ensures compliance to the toughest energy standards available.

be quiet! Announces System Power 9 CM PSU Family

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, announces System Power 9 CM, an entry-level semi-modular power supply available in 400 to 700 watt models. The new cable-managed power supply series expands the existing System Power 9 range and features 80PLUS Bronze level efficiency up to 89 percent, providing solid performance and an extensive feature set. Combined with a great price-performance ratio and the added convenience of removable PCI-Express and drive cables, System Power 9 CM is a perfect component for cost-conscious system builders.

System Power 9 CM's line-up is built with the latest technology and available at a competitive price, while maintaining the quality and reliability expected from a premium brand like be quiet! All models are 80PLUS Bronze certified and feature improved voltage regulation via DC-to-DC technology. Each System Power 9 CM power supply unit comes with a full range of integrated protection circuits, including over temperature protection (OTP), while a temperature-controlled high-quality 120-millimeter fan constantly cools the power supply at low noise levels. In comparison to System Power 9, the CM variant has a lower fan curve, resulting in less noise.

be quiet! at COMPUTEX 2019: Introducing New Straight Power 11 Platinum, System Power 9 CM PSUs

be quiet! at COMPUTEX 2019 introduced two new power supply units that show no compromises in performance and the sound-control the company is known for (and that it proudly bears in its name). The Straight Power 11 series will offer units rated at up to 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, meaning they can be up to 94% efficient while delivering power to your hardware - all with a silent operation thanks to their 135 mm, Silent Wings 3 fans. These are fully modular with Japanese-grade capacitors, and will be offered in 550 W, 650 W, 750 W, 850 W, 1,000 W, and 1200 W capacities.

SilverStone Rolls Out Strider Plus Bronze Series Mid-range Modular PSUs

SilverStone today rolled out the Strider Plus Bronze line of mid-range power supplies with full modular cabling. These PSUs feature an up-to-date ATX/EPS standards readiness and give you everything you need to set up a powerful gaming desktop. Available in capacities of 550W, 650W, and 750W, these PSUs feature a compact design with just 140 mm depth. A 120 mm fan with 18 dBA minimum noise output is used to keep the unit cool. SilverStone has included flat ribbon-type cables.

Under the hood is a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, with a 42.5A rail powering the 550W model, a 50.8A rail for the 650W model, and a 59.2A rail for the 750W model. You also get active PFC, the latest C-states support, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. The 550W model provides one 4+4-pin EPS and two 6+2-pin PCIe connectors; the 650W model offers one 4+4-pin EPS and four 6+2-pin PCIe, while the 750W model tops the range with two 4+4-pin EPS and four 6+2-pin PCIe connectors. All three models offer eight SATA power and at least three 4-pin Molex connectors. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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