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Cooler Master Intros Silent Pro M 850W and 1000W PSUs

Cooler Master expanded its Silent Pro M lineup of power supply units (PSUs) with modular cabling. Coming in 850W and 1000W models, the two form the premium high-wattage offerings. Both measure 150 (W) x 86 (H) x 165 (L) mm and have rugged steel casings with rubber noise-dampening sleeves on either sides. Cable modularity is limited to the six PCI-Express power connectors (6+2 pin) and peripheral connectors that include Molex, floppy and SATA power.

Both models feature a single +12V rail design, with a 66A rail for the 850W model, and 80A rail for the 1000W one. The unit is cooled by a 135 mm temperature-controlled silent fan. They are ATX 12V V 2.3 and EPS 12V V2.92 standards compliant, and boast of 80 Plus Bronze efficiency rating. Featuring MTBF of 100,000 hours and backed by 5-year warranties, the two will hit stores soon.

OCZ Announces the Immediate Availability of the Z-Series 80+ Gold Power Supply Series

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and PC components, today announced the immediate availability of the Z-Series power supplies, the latest high-end enthusiast offering excelling in both performance and ultimate efficiency. Featuring industry-leading 80+ Gold Certifications, the Z850 and Z1000 PSUs offer the highest efficiency on the market combined with a power output to meet exceptional system demands. The Z-Series is the ideal solution for today's high-end gaming systems and professional workstations, and are now shipping to OCZ's widespread resellers.

Spire Announces BlackMoon Xtreme Precision PSUs

Spire, global supplier of quality and affordable pc components is introducing their new professional power supply series. The name says it all, Xtreme Precision power supply. Aimed squarely at the professional and PC enthusiast the BlackMoon XP Series is the perfect match for quality and high power demand. Spire has combined efficiency and performance into one unit providing power when you need it whilst maintaining 85% efficiency.

Fashioned in neat black powder coated enclosures and equipped with the signature Spire 120 mm Silent fan, keeping air flowing and your system running cool. Trust the brand with the industry leading specifications and award winning service program, Spire - Powered by Innovation.

Corsair HX750W and HX850W Bag Elusive 80 Plus Gold Efficiency Rating

Corsair's recently announced HX750W and HX850W modular power supply units have bagged the elusive 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating, a title enjoyed only by a few high-end enterprise-grade PSUs. To qualify for this rating, a PSU must provide an output efficiency of at least 87% at 20% load, 90% at 50% load, and 87% at 100% load. At these levels of load, the efficiency of HX750W was measured 88.04%, 90.02%, and 87.04% respectively, while those of the HX850W were 89.14%, 90.38%, and 87.06%. These are Corsair's first PSUs to get the 80 Plus Gold rating, above the 80 Plus Silver which were expected of them, when the two were announced.

Cooler Master UCP 900 W Receives the Coveted 80 Plus Gold Efficiency Certification

Cooler Master proudly announces the 80 Plus Gold Certified high wattage power supply, the highest rated 80 Plus power supply to-date by achieving a typical efficiency of 90.05% .

Cooler Master has long built a strong reputation based on industry-leading designs in coolers and computer cases, while its power supplies have often been over-shadowed. Today, marks a new era in the company's foray into the market of power supplies. With the UCP reaching new 80 Plus Gold specifications, Cooler Master has put itself at the cutting edge of PSU design.

Details of the 80 Plus Gold qualifying certification can be viewed here.

Zalman Launches ZM500-RS Power Supply

Korean PC cooling specialist Zalman launched the ZM500-RS 500 W mainstream PSU. The PSU provides connectors most common to PSUs in its range, offering support for basic SLI or CrossFire setups, or powerful single graphics cards. Under its hood is the Resonant Switching Circuit Design (RSCD), which Zalman claims to be more efficient than dual-forward switching designs, in minimizing energy loss and heat output.

The PSU uses two 18 A +12V rails and Active PFC support. It has a rated efficiency of 87% and qualifies for the 80 Plus rating. On the connections front, apart from the 24-pin ATX and 8-pin CPU connectors, it provides four SATA, four Molex, one floppy, one PCI-Express 6+2 pin, and one PCI-Express 6-pin connectors. The unit is cooled by a silent 120 mm fan. Following the launch, the PSU should reach markets shortly.

Super Micro Presents 80 Plus Gold (93%+ efficiency) 1200 W Server Power

Super Micro Computer, Inc., a leader in application-optimized, high-performance server solutions, today announced that its latest generation of enhanced, high-capacity storage chassis with Gold Level certified 1200-watt redundant power supplies are shipping in volume. These chassis feature Supermicro's advanced cooling subsystem designs to deliver optimal system efficiency and TCO by reducing customers' energy bills.

A pioneer of high-efficiency server technology, Supermicro has been leading the way with the most efficient systems for years. As the APAC chair of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, the company has successfully encouraged others within the industry to improve, too. Enabling these new 93%+ power supplies has re-established Supermicro as the true leader in producing the industry's most energy-efficient systems.

SilverStone Readying 1500 W Monster PSU

SilverStone is going for the (over)kill with a 1500W enthusiast-grade PC power supply. The Strider Series 1500W (model: SST-ST1500) is one of the first 1000+ Watt PSUs to carry the 80 Plus Silver efficiency rating. This PSU made for an early-sighting at this year's CeBIT event, and is gearing up for launch very soon. It delivers 1500W of continuous, and 1600W of peak power. It features a 100% modular cable design, meaning that even the 24-pin ATX and EPS cables are modular unlike in most modular PSUs.

The unit measures 150 x 86 x 220 mm (WxHxD). Under the hood are eight +12V rails, that belt out up to 120A of current. Active PFC is available. The ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI certified PSU features four 6+2 pin, and eight 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors. High-grade Japanese capacitors are used. A 135 mm fan with a minimum noise-output of 19 dBA keeps this beast cool. Applications? Plenty: an enthusiast could run a highly-tweaked multi-GPU PC, and be able to directly power one or two thermo-electric coolers.

Corsair Readies New HX-series PSU

Memory specialist turned PSU specialist Corsair, has a new PSU up its sleeves. The Corsair HX750W modular PSU is an attempt by the company to fill the gap between the HX620W and the high-end HX1000W, in its HX series, a large one to begin with. There is a definite need for such a PSU since it ups the count of PCI-Express power cables from the PSU, over the relatively paltry two that HX620W offers. Cable modularity is enhanced with the flat-cables the company has been using. With the "750W" marking, we are to assume that is the continuous power rating, as with every other Corsair PSU. The model may fall in league with other ones by the manufacturer to come with a 5-year warranty. It is also indicated that the PSU will come with an 80 Plus efficiency rating. This PSU comes after the company's recent launch of the HX450W.

OCZ Achieves 80 Plus Gold and Silver Efficiency with New Z-Series Power Supplies

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and PC components, is pleased to announce that their Z-Series line of PSUs have been certified at the highest efficiency levels by 80 Plus, making the power supplies an exceptional choice for power users demanding the ultimate in performance and efficiency. As one of the first consumer PSUs to meet the strict requirements of the 80 Plus Gold 90% efficiency standard, the Z1000 is now in production and is slated to be the first 1KW power supply available to end-users with the prestigious 80 Plus Gold rating. In addition to the 1000W configuration, two Silver 80 Plus rated power supplies are included in the series-the Z550 and Z650.

BFG Announces EX-1200 Modular Power Supply

BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and the Phobos High-Performance Gaming/Home Theater System, announced today the BFG EX-1200 modular power supply with Frequency Conversion Technology, which emulates virtually any size power supply and is at least 80% efficient, even with loads as low as 10% of the unit's maximum capability.

The BFG EX-1200 modular power supply is rated at 1200 watts continuous at 40 °C (140 °F) and features 98 amps on the 12 volt rail. The unit also has a separate +5VSB which provides better efficiency when the unit is in standby or powered down. The EX-1200 power supply is 80 Plus certified and supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI, making it the perfect choice for high efficiency and systems running multiple graphics cards.

Scythe Preparing an Entire Fleet of PSUs

Better known for their cooling products and case accessories, the Japanese hardware manufacturer Scythe, seems to have prepared an entire range of power supplies (PSUs) using the manufacturing technology of Enhance Electronics, a Taiwan-based company that specializes in OEM and enterprise segment PC power supplies. Scythe will name its PSU lineup as "ChouRiki".

The range starts off with a 400W model and extends all the way up to a 1000W model, including 500W, 600W, 700W, and 850W boxes. All PSUs on offer, are 80 Plus certified to show that they offer 80+ percent efficiency at any level of load. The PSUs come with single 120mm fan-based cooling with model-specific speeds and noise-levels. Scythe will begin introducing its ChouRiki range of power supplies across global markets within Q1 2009.

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HIPER Launches M1000 Power Supply

HIPER has announced the availability of its high-end M1000 PSU. This 1000W PSU boasts of an 80 Plus Bronze efficiency rating. It offers semi-modular cabling, where the most important cables are fixed, while peripheral and PCI-Express power connectors are given modularity. It is NVIDIA 3-way SLI capable. It is backed by a 5-year warranty. It will be priced at € 169 in Europe. For more information please visit the product page.

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BFG Technologies Announces Efficient, Performance Class LS and MX Power Supplies

BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG LS Series and MX Series modular power supplies.

The BFG LS and MX Series offer performance class features and benefits as well as typical efficiency of up to 85%, so more power is converted to DC than many other power supplies on the market. The MX Series is identical to the acclaimed BFG LS Series with the addition of modular cable management, allowing customers to use only the cables they need, providing better aesthetics and airflow.

Cooler Master Announces Real Power Pro 360W, 400W and 460W, 80 Plus Bronze Certified

Cooler Master has consistently pushed the limits in the realm of power supplies with the first six-rail power supply and with the recent achievement of the world's first 80 Plus Silver certified power supply. Cooler Master now brings the leading technical know-how to our entry level power with Real Power Pro 360W, 400W and 460W, which is 80 Plus Bronze certified.

Cooler Master's latest additions to the Real Power Pro family include enhanced active PFC (power factor correction) circuit which reaches up to 85% efficiency. Higher efficiency also means lesser heat dissipation, which works seamlessly with intelligent 120mm fan speed control for ultra silent operation.

GlacialPower Releases GP-AL650 Power Supply

GlacialPower made an addition to its AL Series high-efficiency power supplies (PSUs), with the GP-AL650. The PSU provides 650W of continuous power output, and is ATX12V v2.2 certified. The power output distribution diagram shows this PSU to feature two +12V rails of 26A and 21A.

The unit is cooled by a 120mm fan, some units may feature an 80mm fan instead. Outputs include two 6+2pin PCI-Express connectors, six SATA power, six Molex and one floppy power connector. It offers built-in PFC and a rated MTBF of 100,000 hours. It flaunts an 80 Plus efficiency rating badge. The PSU is backed by a two year warranty. Technical details of the PSU could be read in this company-published PDF document.

Thermaltake Toughpower Series Upgraded to 80 PLUS Bronze

Thermaltake Technology is pleased to announce its high performance power supply line Toughpower series, had been upgraded to the 80 PLUS Bronze standard since September 2008. The first three Toughpower models certified as 80 PLUS Bronze ready are Toughpower 600W, Toughpower 700W, and Toughpower QFan 500W. With our commitment to offer users quality and environmental friendly products, the remaining models of Toughpower series, and QFan PSUs are all under the application process of 80 PLUS Bronze standard.

Lian Li Launches the All New Silent Force PSU Series

Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the Silent Force Power supply unit (PSU) series. After one year in development, and with strict attention to detail, the Silent series has been extensively researched to make it stand out from the crowd. The Silent Force PSU's offer outstanding cooling while containing noise from fans, and also offers safety features with 80 Plus certification showing Lian Li's commitment to quality, while exemplifying Lian Li's attention to detail through craftsmanship.

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