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SilentiumPC Intros Vero L2 Bronze Series PSUs

SilentiumPC today introduced the Vero L2 Bronze series of mainstream power-supplies (PSUs). Available in two models - 500W and 600W, the PSUs offer low-noise fans, fixed cabling, and boasts of 80 Plus Bronze switching efficiency, besides an up to date standards compliance (ATX 12V 2.31, and Intel Core new C6/C7-states support). Under the hood, the Vero L2 Bronze features a single +12V rail design, a resonant LLC converter, active PFC, and most common electrical protections, including over/under-voltage, overload, input surge, and short-circuit protection.

Both variants of the SilentiumPC Vero L2 Bronze offer the same connector loadout - a 24-pin ATX, a 4+4 pin EPS, two 6+2-pin PCIe power, seven SATA power, three 4-pin Molex, and one 4-pin Berg (floppy). Besides the 24-pin ATX, all connectors feature flat ribbon-type cables. The units are cooled by a 120 mm PWM fan that's been optimized for low noise, and stays at 20% of its rated 1,800 RPM speed up to 30% of load. The units are backed by 3-year "door to door" warranty. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Launches the ET-550B, ET-650B Essential Series PSUs

SilverStone has announced new models for its Essential series of PSUs, which aim to bring quality to a lower pricing level than the more premium offerings, and allow SilverStone to cater to the high-volume market at the same time. These PSUs are Sirtec-made, and do cut some corners in order to address some aggressive pricing targets. Case in point: SilverStone rates these PSUs for 40ºC operation, a full 10ºC lower than the ATX specification defines, and includes only a few protections, namely Over Power, Over Voltage, and Short Circuit. The lacking OTP (Over Temperature Protection) would seem to be the best feature for such a model with a lower-rated operating temperature, but alas, this is what SilverStone offers.

The ET-550B, ET-650B are 80 Plus Bronze certified, and their +12V rails can deliver 504 and 600 W respectively. Their combined +3.3, +5V rating stands at 110 W for the 550B, and 120 W for the 650B. The cabling is fixed on both options, black-braided, and cooling is taken care of by tour average 120 mm Sleeve Bearing Fan. The PCIe connectors stand at 2x PCIe (1x 6+2 pin, 1x 6 pin) for the ET-550B, while the ET-650B doubles that amount to two of each. The dimensions stand at 150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 140 mm (D). European pricing seems to be the sweet spot for these PSUs, with the 550B coming in at around 53,50€ and the 650B upping the ante to 60,60€ (prices excluding VAT, however.) In the US, I don't expect these to sell well if they keep their pricing, where the 650B currently retails for $90.

Source: Tom's Hardware

EVGA Announces the B3 Series Power Supplies

EVGA Bronze power supplies have become synonymous with industry-leading stability, performance, and value. With the B3 power supplies, EVGA now adds fully modular cables, the ECO Intelligent Thermal Control System, even tighter voltage regulation (<2%), and a Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing Fan for ultra-quiet performance with an increased lifespan. Even more impressive, these power supplies continue to get shorter compared to its predecessors. Backed by EVGA's 5 Year Global Warranty, the EVGA B3 lineup will give you peace of mind for years to come.

No, it's not magic. Despite adding more features and increased performance, the EVGA B3 lineup is shorter than most of its competitors. At only 150mm long (450B3, 550B3, 650B3) and 160mm long (750B3, 850B3), you'll notice the extra space in your case, but you won't miss any performance or functionality. The EVGA B3 power supplies feature a Sleeved Bearing Fan, resulting in a quieter operation and a longer lifespan. Alternatively, flip on the EVGA ECO mode for fully silent operation at low to medium loads.

Seasonic Updates its PSU Product Lines

After taking a long while - a very long while, in fact - to launch its flagship Prime Titanium PSU series, and after leaving its product line seemingly dormant for a while, it looks like Seasonic was actually getting ready to wake the proverbial sleeping giant: according to the company, 2017 will be an important milestone because it will feature the release of several new product lines that will include high performance - and high quality - power supplies.

DeepCool Intros the DA Series Mainstream PSUs

DeepCool introduced the DA series of mainstream power supplies (PSUs). Available in 500W (DA500), 600W (DA600), and 700W (DA700) variants, these PSUs cover the essentials of providing clean and safe power to your gaming hardware. The three feature fixed, sleeved cabling, with the 500W model having connectors of a machine with a single high-end graphics card; and the 600W and 700W variants featuring cabling for machines with up to two high-end graphics cards.

Under the hood, the DA series feature a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus Bronze switching efficiency, active PFC, DC-to-DC switching, protection mechanisms against over/under voltage, overload, and short-circuit. The units use a 120 mm temperature-controlled fan to stay cool. The PSUs are backed by a 3-year warranty. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Be Quiet! Announces the Pure Power 9 Series PSUs

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years, is introducing the Pure Power 9 with fixed cables in 300 to 700 watts, offering a new option for quiet PC configurations as well as powerful multi-GPU systems. Models with cable management are on the market since March. Thanks to extensive development work, both the efficiency and the voltage stability are improved when compared to its predecessor while reducing noise to a minimum.

Be quiet! continues its extensive development of the Pure Power series by relying on the newest technologies. The 400-watt and higher models utilize the so-called "Active Clamp + SR" topology which leads to increased efficiency. The Pure Power 9 achieves an efficiency of up to 91 percent, leading to an 80 Plus Silver certification and a top performance in this price segment. The lower wattage models are 80 Plus Bronze certified. By implementing two independent 12 volt-rails, be quiet! is able to further improve the signal stability compared to its predecessor.

FSP Announces the Hydro Series 80 Plus Bronze Power Supplies

FSP, the performance power specialist, is pleased to announce a new line of gaming power supplies: the Hydro Series. With a wealth of experience in manufacturing high-efficiency power supplies, the Hydro series reflects FSP's high standards in reliability and performance at affordable prices. Perfect for power-hungry GPUs, the single +12V rail provides stability and ease of use. Get the maximum potential of your power supply with the ability to deliver clean currents under a heavy load.

The 80Plus Bronze certified Hydro series with 88% peak efficiency are equipped with a 120mm fan. The intelligent fan control adjusts fan speeds for optimal cooling performance. Even under maximum loads this power supply series stays silent. The sleek ribbon cables make it easy for gamers and PC enthusiasts to give their systems a tidy and organized look. The long (450mm) 20+4 pin makes it easy to route all cables through the motherboard tray - minimizing clutter and maximizing airflow.

EVGA Announces the 700B Power Supply

EVGA announced the 700B, an entry-level 700W power supply for gaming PC builds on a shoestring budget. This unit covers the bare essentials, with 700W continuous power, fixed cabling, 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, and enough connectors for a build with either two mid-range graphics cards, or one high-end card. Under the hood, the unit features a single +12V rail design, with a single 56A rail, and most common electric protection features, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit protection. Connectors include two 6+2 pin PCIe, a 4+4 pin EPS, 24-pin ATX, nine SATA, three Molex, and one Berg. Backed by a 3-year warranty, the 700B is priced at US $49.99.

Shuttle XPC SH170R6 Barebones Desktop Detailed

Compact desktop maker Shuttle is giving final touches to its XPC SH170R6 compact desktop barebones system. Designed to support 6th generation Intel Core "Skylake" processors, the SH170R6 gets you started with a custom-design motherboard based on the Intel H170 Express chipset, with two expansion slots (one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and one PCI-Express 3.0 x4); four DDR4 DIMM slots, a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot, four SATA 6 Gb/s ports; a heat-pipe based CPU cooler, and an 80 Plus Bronze rated 300W power supply.

The case itself offers room for a 5.25-inch optical drive, and two 3.5-inch drives (one of which is an externally accessible bay). The system board offers external connectivity of two DisplayPort 1.2 connectors (supports one Ultra HD display), an HDMI port, six USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA 6 Gb/s port, gigabit Ethernet, and 8-channel HD audio. There's provision for an mPCIe WLAN card. Slated for release later this month, the SH170R6 is expected to be priced at 258€ excluding VAT (around 307€ with 19% VAT).

Corsair Memory, PSUs, and CPU Coolers Pave the Way for Next Gen PC Processors

Corsair, a leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the availability of a comprehensive product line-up supporting the upcoming 6th Gen Intel Core desktop processors and motherboards based on the Intel Z170 chipsets. All of Corsair's current liquid CPU coolers and PC power supplies will be compatible with the new Intel desktop platform, along with a full line of validated DDR4 and DDR3L memory kits.

Corsair has long been a leader in high-performance PC memory, playing a decisive part in dozens of current overclocking world records. Now the company brings this expertise and experience to support Intel's upcoming new enthusiast desktop platform, delivering higher clock frequencies, increased memory bandwidth and lower power usage with Dominator Platinum and Vengeance LPX DDR4, and Vengeance LP and Vengeance Pro DDR3L memory lines. All memory kits are extensively validated with leading motherboard manufacturers to ensure maximum compatibility and easy configuration and overclocking with XMP 2.0 profiles. All of the Corsair memory kits are supplied with a limited lifetime warranty.

Fractal Design Node 202 and Node 202+ Pictured

Fractal Design showed off its latest wares at Computex, beginning with the Node 202 and Node 202+ mini-ITX cases for HTPC builds. Featuring a slick, minimalist design, and dimensions that compare to game consoles (10.2L volume, 377 x 82 x 330 mm), the Node 202 has room for a standard-height mini-ITX motherboard, CPU coolers up to 56 mm tall, an SFX power supply, a full-height, dual-slot graphics card (using a PCIe x16 riser) up to 31 cm long; and two 2.5-inch internal drives.

There are two 120 mm fan mounts in the add-on card chamber, with dust filters. One such dust filter hovers over the CPU socket area, so your cooler doesn't breathe in dust. The Node 202+ has all that, plus a factory-fitted Fractal Design Integra 450W SFX PSU, with 80 Plus Bronze certification, 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, and two each of 6+2 pin PCIe and SATA power connectors. The Node 202 will be priced at US $79.99; the Node 202+ will go for $139.99.

COUGAR Releases First 80 PLUS BRONZE Digital PSU

COUGAR, a leading player in the computer gaming hardware market, announces today the release of its first 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Digital Power Supply Unit, the COUGAR CMD Digital Power Supply Unit. Its arrival marks a radical change for Digital PSUs, freeing them from their current status of niche product and putting digital power in the right direction towards becoming the mainstream option for PC gaming. This is due to the emphasis on practical functionality put during its development, which has led to a product whose specifications all target real user needs.

The basis of the CMD is the state of the art technology and quality materials COUGAR is already well known for in the PSU market. On top of this, COUGAR has implemented its newly developed Digital Power technology and integrated it with the COUGAR UIX Device management system. The Digital Power technology brings a broad range of functions to CMD that will assist the user mainly in two areas: the electric supply of the computer and its temperature and cooling. Those two areas have been chosen because they are especially relevant for gamers.

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.

Be Quiet Woos SFF Crowd with SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 PSUs

Be Quiet launched its SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 lines of power supplies for compact gaming PC builds. As their names suggest, they're based on the SFX and TFX form-factors, respectively. The SFX Power 2 comes in capacities of up to 400W, with enough juice to drive a gaming PC with a single high-end graphics card; while the TFX Power 2 comes in sizes of up to 300W, with the ability to power gaming PCs with performance-segment graphics cards. The TFX Power 2 300W flaunts 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and a dual-12V rail design; while the SFX Power 2 400W makes do with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency rating, and a dual-12V rail design.

SHARKOON Announces the WPM BRONZE Series Power Supplies

Sharkoon expands its range of energy-efficient power supplies with their new WPM BRONZE series. The new series complies, with an efficiency of over 85 percent by 50 percent load as well as over 82 percent by 20 percent and 100 percent load, with the stringent requirements of the "80 PLUS BRONZE" certification.

The WPM BRONZE series also offers, in addition to its high efficiency, the latest ATX V2.3 standard. Like the recently introduced WPM V2 power supply series, the BRONZE version also provides a cable management system, which features two PCIe cables, each with one 6+2-pin connector for graphics cards. In addition, the WPM Bronze provides a cable with three 4-pin peripheral device connectors, a cable with two 4-pin peripheral device connectors and a floppy connector as well as two SATA cables with three 15-pin connectors, respectively. Therefore, the only cables used are the ones needed to install the desired PC components. This not only ensures an orderly case but also improves internal airflow.

DeepCool Announces the DA700 and DA500-M Power Supplies

DeepCool announced a pair of mid-range PSUs for gaming PC builds, the 700W DA700, and the 500W DA500-M. The two boast of 80 Plus Bronze efficiency ratings, and partially modular flat ribbon cabling, in addition to double-layer EMI filters, modern PSU protections, and an energy efficient controller logic. Not just the detachable cables, but also the fixed ones - the 24-pin ATX, and 4+4 pin EPS connectors, feature flat cables. The two appear to be manufactured by CWT. The DA500-M features sufficient cabling for gaming PC builds with up to two mid-range graphics cards; while the DA700 has cabling for up to three. The company didn't reveal pricing.

be quiet! Introduces the SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 PSUs

be quiet!, market leader of power supplies in Germany for eight consecutive years, announces the new SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 power supplies, which are suited for high-performance yet compact systems because of the optimized technology based on two strong 12-volt-rails. The German market leader sets great value upon a high efficiency: The TFX Power 2 reaches up to 91 percent, which conforms the 80PLUS Gold standard. In addition be quiet! significantly improved the cooling performance compared to the successful predecessor models.

Small form factor for space-saving systems
The latest power supplies from be quiet! conform the space-saving SFX and TFX format and efficiently provide power for high-performance systems. Despite the small dimensions the models SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 are equipped with sleeved cables in a length of 35 to 50 (SFX) or to 65 centimeters (TFX) and with more than enough ports to power a modern Mini-ITX system. This includes the implementation of a graphics card, due to the fact, that compact power supplies from be quiet! have a 6+2 pin PCIe connector (6 pin via Adapter for TFX) - natively or via adapter. With this features it is an easy job to build a potent Haswell-based Mini-PC with dedicated GPU.

Lepa G-Series and B-Series Power Supplies Begin Rolling Out

Lepa began rolling out its first G-Series (80 Plus Gold-compliant) and B-Series (80 Plus Bronze-compliant) modular PSUs for gaming PCs, though its EcoMaster sister brand. The two were first unveiled at this year's Computex event. Both series feature identical body designs, cabling, and features, but differ with innards. The G-Series includes 1000W, 800W, 700W, 600W, and 500W variants; while the B-Series includes 1000W, 650W, and 550W variants. Both series feature single +12V rail designs, DC-DC switching, Anti3s Q-Brick bodies, active-PFC, and various electrical protection mechanisms. Measuring about 150 x 165 x 86 mm, these units feature 135 mm fans, are ErP Lot6 compliant, and support low-power C-states of the new Core "Haswell" processors.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

SilverStone Readies New SFX Power Supply

SilverStone Releases New SFX Power Supply

SilverStone has introduced the ST30SF, a 300 W power supply with a SFX form factor that's suited for small form factor PCs. The PSU measures 125 (W) x 63.5 (H) x 100 (D) mm and features a non-modular design, an efficiency of up to 85% (it's 80 PLUS Bronze certified), Active PFC, a single 12V rail, a single 80 mm fan and a MTBF of 100,000 hours.

The ST30SF is available in the US for $54.99 and is listed on pre-order in Europe for €47.89.

Cooler Master Launches GX II Series Mid-Range PSUs

Cooler Master launched the second generation GX series PSUs for value-conscious gaming PC builders. The lineup was first shown to the world at this year's Computex event, held in Taipei. Available in 450W, 550W, and 650W variants, these PSUs feature 80 Plus Bronze certification, single +12V rail design, all standard protection mechanisms, and a unique "always-on" USB header that puts out power even with the system shut down into ErP-compliant deep S5 sleep.

GX II 450W is fit for single-GPU gaming PC builds. In addition to standard 24-pin ATX and 4+4-pin EPS, it offers just one 6-pin PCIe power connector, four SATA power, two Molex, and one Berg. The GX II 550W offers two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, six SATA power, three Molex, and one Berg. The GX II 650W features an identical power connector loadout to the 550W variant. All three feature sleeved, and fixed cables. Measuring 150 mm x 140 mm x 86 mm (WxDxH), the three feature 120 mm fans that prioritize low-noise. The three should be priced in the $79 to $109 range.

OCZ Technology Announces New Fatal1ty 550 W and 750 W Power Supplies

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, today announced the availability of its new Fatal1ty Series power supply products, first unveiled at Computex 2013. This refreshed lineup for gamers features high efficiency, a fully modular cable design, and a robust feature-set to meet the demanding needs of multi-GPU systems and provide exceptional system stability.

The latest enthusiast-grade series from OCZ, these new Fatal1ty PSUs were co-developed with twelve-time world champion Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel to meet the specific needs of fellow gamers, and will be available in 550 W and 750 W models designed to offer performance and reliability coupled with an updated feature set. With up to 85% energy efficiency at typical loads, the Fatal1ty series features an excellent 80-Plus Bronze rating. Both models feature a powerful single +12V rail for exceptional power distribution, along with 135 mm temperature and load-controlled fans with trademark glowing red LEDs for stylish and silent operation for high-end gaming rigs.
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