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ENERMAX Unleashes the Beastly MAXREVO 1800W Power Supply

ENERMAX, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end power supplies, announces the launch of MAXREVO 1800, a heavyweight 1800 watt power supply with peak power up to incredible 1900 watt. Characterized by the high-performance transformer, high-density PCB, and FMQ topology, MAXREVO 1800 PSU achieves a housing depth of only 180mm without sacrificing efficiency or performance, compared to its peers that normally come in 220 mm deep. Furthermore, 6 powerful +12V rails and 12 PCI-E connectors provide powerful output capabilities without compromising hardware safety. Specially designed for multi-GPU rigs, video editing workstations, industrial PC, and servers, MAXREVO 1800 is ready to quench the thirst of power-demanding systems.

MAXREVO 1800 is built with patented Turbo Switch; the design can help bring down the temperature of the critical components by 10-15°C. Through simply pressing the Turbo Switch, the PSU fan will spin at max speed (3100RPM) to create extra massive airflow to cool down the components.

FSP Introduces Modular Flex ATX PSU with Mechanical Design

With the current growth of the industrial control equipment, industrial computers, surveillance system, POS system, gaming machines, edge computing, and IoT device field markets, the needs for Flex ATX specification power supplies are also increasing. FSP has great advantages in the Flex ATX power supply product markets; not only does it have the most complete Flex ATX products (with over 30 models in this form factor), most of these products also complies with the 80PLUS requirement, offering a variety of efficiency ratings ranging from bronze to platinum.

FSP's Flex ATX models are available in standard direct output and modular cable configurations, and include the most modular models selections in the industry. The modular design can improve the ease of use of power supply. Customers can configure their power cables according to the system needs, and if the power supply is damaged in the future, they only need to replace the power supply. The special plug-in design for cables and jacks improves the convenience of replacement. The design of full modular connectors also allows users to quickly disassemble cables, locate issues and save debugging time whenever the system experiences problems.

HDPLEX Unveils the 800-Watt DC-ATX Power Brick: Convert Idle PCIe Connectors to Power a Second PC

HTPC case maker HDPLEX unveiled the DC-ATX 800W, a nano-ATX form-factor power-converter. This accessory, roughly as big as a power brick, takes in 6-pin PCIe, 8-pin PCIe, and 8-pin EPS connectors from your main rig, and depending on how many connectors you plug-in, puts out up to 800 Watts of power through a 24-pin ATX, and three downstream PCIe/EPS connectors, with the unit itself handing DC-to-DC switching of 12V to 5V and 3.3V voltage domains. This accessory is ideal if you have a high-Wattage power supply with multiple vacant EPS and PCIe connectors, and want to power a second mini-ITX machine, while saving a lot of space on the side. It uses some pretty high-grade components to ensure 24x7 operation, including Sanyo Japan-made solid-state capacitors, Infineon-made MOSFETs, Würth Elektronik inductors, and controller chips supplied by National Semiconductor and MPS. Available in the coming weeks, the DC-ATX 800W is priced at $190.

Silverstone Unveils 1550W Strider Titanium and 2000W Strider Platinum PSUs

At CES 2019, Silverstone updated its portfolio of unique short-length high-Wattage PSUs with the new Strider Titanium 1550W (ST1550-Ti) and Strider Platinum 2000W (ST2000-Pt). Their biggest USP is their high power density and short lengths, in the 18-19 cm range. The ST1550-Ti, as its name suggests, boasts of 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. It's a minor update to the ST1500-Ti the company launched in 2017. The ST2000-Pt, on the other hand, puts out 2000 Watts of power using a single 166A +12V rail. Owing to its short length, it ends up with a stellar 861 Watts/liter power density. Both models feature a large number of PCIe and EPS connectors to power heavily overclocked HEDT builds with multiple graphics cards.

Cooler Master Unclutters the PSU PCB with XG Series

Cooler Master this CES unveiled the XG-series Gold Advanced power-supply series. The company has re-imagined the various components that go into building a standards-compliant modern PC power-supply that's also feature rich in efficiency and protections. The XG series PCB gets rid of many of the components PSU designers would add as redundancies to compensate for lower quality, and switch to fewer but higher quality components. The company has also incorporated DC-to-DC switching to get rid of separate switching stages for lower voltage domains such as +5V and 3.3V. The new XG-series PSU PCB also features fewer but higher capacity wiring. The biggest dividend would be improved airflow within the PSU, which could be traded in for lower fan speeds and lower noise. Pictured below is a 750-Watt model compared to the PCB from one of Cooler Master's older generation 750 W 80 Plus Gold-level PSUs. Harsh steel alloy surfaces make way for lightweight acrylic panels held by steel frames. The company will launch this sometime in May.

Cooler Master Announces V Platinum and XG Gold Advanced Power Supplies

Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced two new lines of Power Supply Units (PSU) that will be available in the first half of 2019.

V Platinum
The V Platinum series joins Cooler Master's high end PSU lineup. Equipped with 100% Japanese capacitors, an 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency rating and wattage levels of 850, 1000 and 1300, the V Platinum will provide enough power and stability for any heavy gamer, content creator or overclocker.

A built-in rail switch allows users to change between multi and single rail power output settings for more stability or efficiency depending on PC configuration and use scenario. The built-in Thermal Regulation Mode (TRM) of the V Platinum regulates the temperature of the PSU by slowly increasing the fan speed when temperatures increase, maintaining a comfortable unit temperature and minimizing noise output. This full-modular PSU comes with thicker, 16 AWG PCIe cables and a 10-year warranty for years of powerful performance.

Seasonic Prime AirTouch to Finally Launch Mid-January

Seasonic is finally getting around to launch its Prime AirTouch power-supply series sometime mid-January 2019. Just to give you an idea of how far along this product has been delayed, Seasonic developed it way back in 2016, and first exhibited it in CES 2017. The series will debut with an 850W model (SSR-850GD-AT), priced at $160. This SKU has already been showing up on American retailers such as Newegg and Amazon since late-October, but has been out of stock. A variation of the Prime Gold series, the AirTouch offers a small degree of fan-control to users. Its 135 mm fluid-dynamic bearing fan comes with five fan-curves, which you can select from by pushing a round button near the AC receptacle.

The fan-control button is embedded with an RGB LED that indicates the active curve. The first curve, called "Silent" (white), kills the fan when the load is below 40%, runs the fan whisper-quiet between 40-80% load, and spools up above 80%. The second curve, called "Low" (blue), runs the fan whisper-quiet up to 60% load, and spools it up from there. The "Medium" (green) curve runs the fan at moderate speeds and caps its speed to 65% beyond 80% load. The "High" (amber) curve maintains moderate speeds up to 80% load, beyond which the maximum fan-speed is capped at 80%. The "Turbo" (red) mode ignores all parameters and simply runs the fan at 100% speed. Seasonic is backing this PSU with its legendary 12-year warranty.

Be Quiet! Pure Power 11 PSU Series Now Available in the United States

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, introduces its new mainstream power supply series, Pure Power 11, to the US market. The series consists of three models with fixed cables ranging from 500 to 700 watts and three models with modular cables also ranging from 500 to 700 watts. Previously, Pure Power 10 introduced DC-to-DC transformation to be quiet!'s best selling power supply series, improving crossload performance and voltage regulation on its minor rails. Pure Power 11 expands on this proven technology by upgrading both passive and active components, enabling higher efficiency of up to 92% with 80 PLUS Gold certification, and leading to less heat generation and quieter operation. Manufacturer warranty has also been increased from three to five years.

SilverStone Strider Platinum PTS World's Smallest Kilowatt-class PSUs

SilverStone today released what it calls the world's smallest Kilowatt-class PSUs. The new Strider Platinum series ST1200-PTS and ST1000-PTS are fully-modular PSUs with a physical depth of only 14 cm. You typically find 650~750W PSUs this small. As their model names suggest, these units pack a wallop, with 1200W and 1000W continuous outputs, respectively. Both units are HEDT-friendly, with two 4+4 pin EPS power connectors, in addition to a 24-pin ATX, and eight 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors. You also get up to eight SATA power and six 4-pin Molex.

Under the hood, the units feature a single +12V rail design, with 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, active PFC, ±3% regulation and low ripple, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, over/under-current, overheat, overload, surge, and short-circuit. The units are cooled by a 120 mm hybrid ceramic bearing fan, which spins below 1000 RPM up to 50% load, with a minimum noise output of 18 dBA, and only then begins to ramp up. SilverStone is including a dust-filter to go with the air-intakes of these PSUs. The 1000W model is priced at USD $209.99, and the 1200W model at $239.99.

Thermaltake Introduces Smart BX1 RGB & Smart BX1 Series Power Supply

Thermaltake, the leading premium PC hardware manufacturer, unveils two Bronze-certified power supply series: SmartBX1 RGB and Smart BX1. Smart BX1 RGB covers capacities ranging from 550W to 750W while Smart BX1 is available in 450W to 750W, and both come in two different input voltage settings: 100-240V full range and 230V only.

The RGB edition is preinstalled with an RGB fan with10 LEDs to give three lighting modes, seven color options and an LED Off mode to add vivid illumination to the build at the press of the RGB Lighting button. A memory function is built in to remember users last lighting mode selection even after a PC shutdown. Both lineups feature ultra quiet hydraulic bearing fan with intelligent RPM for superior cooling and silence results, and Japanese Main Capacitor for excellent durability. To ensure best stability and operation, the power output at 40°C is kept stable and continuous, and the +12V maximum ripple of 80mV on +12V, and 40mV for the +5V and +3.3V rails from 0% to 100% load. The trouble-free reliable performance have new members satisfy the market, where value-oriented users are looking for a power supply with advanced features and aesthetic appeal.

Seasonic FOCUS PLUS PSUs Encounter GPU Compatibility Issues

It has been confirmed by Seasonic that their FOCUS PLUS power supplies are experiencing potential conflict with a select number of graphics cards. In regards to NVIDIA, the compatibility issue is currently limited to the ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX. In limited instances, this particular graphics card can encounter a black screen under heavy load. Testing by Seasonic has determined that the issue is caused by higher than normal ripple when the GPU is heavily stressed. They also determined that solving the problem simply required using modified PCIe cables that feature enhanced shielding.

When it comes to AMD GPUs things are a bit more problematic. Both of AMD's Vega 56 and Vega 64 series of graphics cards with serial numbers before January 2018, can experience system shutdowns when paired with a FOCUS PLUS power supply. The issue is caused by higher than normal peak current being emitted by these graphics cards when under heavy load. This results in the power supply's internal protection safety being triggered. Considering Seasonic's popularity the fact these power supplies are encountering problems is likely going to be a hit to their brand image. At least they are stepping up to the plate having admitted to the problem while also investigating the root causes. They are also encouraging anyone that is encountering issues to contact them for assistance.

Xigmatek Launches Hera Gold Series PSU with Smart ECO Technology

Xigmatek, a leading manufacturer of PC components and peripherals, today announced the availability of Hera series power supplies, the stable and efficient power supply unit in its class. The Hera series has better build quality, 100% fully modular black flat cables with energy-saving 80PLUS Gold ratings. The Hera series is available in 650, 750 and 850 watt variants perfect for gamers, enthusiasts and even system builders.

Hera equipped with Smart ECO Technology, it's a smart fan control innovation which will adjust the fan RPM automatically to provide best balance between noise level and cooling smartly, minimize noise level without temperature increase, maximize cooling during heavy system loading.

ASUS Intros TUF Gaming GT501 Mid-tower Case

ASUS today introduced its TUF Gaming GT501 mid-tower ATX case. Lending a semblance of the original TUF design philosophy is the up to 1.5 mm-thick galvanized steel that makes up the frame and metal panels, instead of the 0.5 mm SECC steel that's generally used in cases. This is the kind of steel you'd expect high-end PSU bodies to be made from. The left side panel is make from 4 mm-thick tempered glass, while the right side sticks with steel. You'll find a pair of cotton fiber handles, which can collectively hold up to 30 kg. Along most metal surfaces, ASUS applied a ceramic protective coat (the kind you'd find on motorcycle exhaust, wonder why). Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.1 type-A and HDA jacks. Although there are no physical controls, the case plugs into one of your USB 2.0 headers to take input for its 4-channel fan controller, and RGB lighting, over Fan Xpert 4 and Aura Sync.

Inside, the TUF Gaming GT501 features a conventional horizontally partitioned layout, with the top compartment housing the motherboard tray with room for graphics cards as long as 42 cm, and CPU coolers as tall as 18 cm. The bottom compartment has the PSU bay with room for up to 24 cm long units, and two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays. Up to five 2.5-inch drives can be mounted behind the motherboard tray. The tray offers 7 normal expansion slots, and two vertical ones (riser not included). Ventilation includes either two 140 mm or three 120 mm front intakes; either two 140 mm or three 120 mm top exhausts, and a read 140 mm exhaust. The case measures 251 mm x 545 mm x 552 mm (WxDxH). The company didn't reveal pricing.

CORSAIR's Upcoming SF750 PSU Leaked by Manual Revision Error

We might need more than the fingers on our hands to count the number of times upcoming products have been inadvertently been leaked by a reseller, and CORSAIR is the latest to have joined this list when not one, but two separate Reddit users shared details of the upcoming SF750 80 Plus Platinum SFX form factor power supply. For those who came in late, CORSAIR began their venture into the SFX form factor for PSUs with the 80 Plus rated SF600 and SF450, at 600 and 450 W respectively, and with a relatively large 92 mm fan that resulted in an efficient, quieter-than-average small form factor PSU. This was followed up by the SF600 and SF450 80 Plus Platinum rated PSUs, and now we have word of the third entry to this series.

CORSAIR, Silverstone, and a few others have been trying to one-up each other in the PSU power density metric, and the leaked SF750 will definitely be among the leaders there. The leak came up via an error in the publication of user manuals, as confirmed by Jon "Jonnyguru" Gerow himself, and the product appears to follow the trend of the series with a zero RPM mode at low loads, and plenty of cable outputs. Interestingly, there appear to be two 8-pin EPS connectors for those wanting to go with an SFF build with an Intel or AMD HEDT platform as well. The SFF market never really got the boom it was promising, so time will tell whether this will be a positive boost or not.

Be Quiet! Announces Pure Power 11 Series Power Supplies

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, announces its new mainstream power supply series: Pure Power 11. The series consists of six models with fixed cables ranging from 300 to 700 watts and four models with modular cables ranging from 400 to 700 watts. Previously, Pure Power 10 introduced DC-to-DC transformation to be quiet!'s best selling power supply series, improving crossload performance and voltage regulation on its minor rails. Pure Power 11 expands on this proven technology by upgrading both passive and active components, enabling higher efficiency of up to 92% with 80 PLUS Gold certification, and leading to less heat generation and quieter operation. Manufacturer warranty has also been increased from three to five years.

Pure Power 11's standout technology includes a DC-to-DC convertor, significantly improving both voltage quality on the 3.3V and 5V rails as well as crossload stability. The so-called "Active Clamp + SR" topology contributes to high efficiency ratings and stability. Pure Power 11 power supplies rated 400 watts or higher are 80 PLUS Gold certified, peaking at 92% efficiency. The models with 300 or 350 watt output are 80 PLUS Bronze certified. Up to 96% of the PSU's total power goes to the 12V rails powering the PC's critical components.

Cooler Master Releases the ATX 24 Pin 90° Adapter

Cooler Master today announced the release of their new ATX 24 Pin 90° Adapter. Building a PC is about more than just getting all the parts to work. Each custom designed, home built system is a personal experience that expresses the needs and desires of the builder in terms of both performance and aesthetics. This new adapter is latest way that Cooler Master is helping people express themselves through the building of PCs.

The ATX 24 Pin 90° Adapter is a universal adapter that allows users to connect the 24 Pin main power cable from their PSU to their motherboard at a 90° angle. It will work with any motherboard and PSU that uses the standard ATX 24 Pin connection type past, present, or future. Made with black ABS 94-v0 plastic, this accessory is built to last. Builders will be able to use it even after replacing their current motherboard and power supply unit. Since it's universal, that means there are no brand limitations. Even systems that don't contain a Cooler Master PSU can still make use of the adapter.

In Win Intros Compact Series 700W SFX Power Supply

In Win today introduced the Compact Series 700-Watt power-supply in the SFX form-factor. At 125 mm x 100 mm x 63 mm (WxDxH), this PSU is firmly sticks to the SFX specification, and not SFX-L. There's still enough juice on tap to power a compact build with a flagship graphics card, such as the RTX 2080 Ti, or TITAN V. The CS700W from In Win achieves its Wattage through a single +12V rail design, which boasts of 80 Plus Gold efficiency. The unit features Active PFC, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit.

The In Win CS700W offers fully modular cabling, with flat bunched ribbon-type cables that are easier to bend. Its connectivity is HEDT-friendly: you get one 24-pin ATX, two 4+4 pin EPS, four 6+2 pin PCIe power, eight SATA power, four Molex, and one Berg. The unit is cooled by a 92 mm fluid bearing fan, with a typical noise output of 18 dBA. The CS700W is backed by a 5-year warranty, the company didn't reveal pricing.

Phanteks Introduces the Revolt Pro 850 W and 1000 W Power Supplies

Phanteks today announced their new Revolt series of power supplies. Available in capacities of 850 W and 1000 W, th Revolt Pro are meant to deliver server stability and features with Phanteks' design and expertise. The Revolt Pro can be daisy-chained to provide a dual-PSU setup, thus saving users' money for higher wattage solutions - why do so when you can share the load over two PSUs? And let's not forget the state of the market for up to 2000 W power supplies...

Adding to the increased power delivery, the second PSU decreases the likelihood of data loss, since failure of one unit leaves the other being able to power your system (depending on workload, of course). Phanteks also says that the daisy-chained PSUs deliver the best power efficiency possible by consistently routing power through the most efficient routing at any given time.

Thermaltake Intros Smart BX1 RGB Series Power Supplies

Thermaltake today introduced the Smart BX1 RGB series mid-range power supplies (PSUs). Available in 550W, 650W, and 750W variants, these PSUs bring some form of RGB LED bling to a mainstream feature-set. The star-attraction here is the 140 mm hydraulic bearing fan that's studded with ten 7-color LEDs. An internal lighting controller cycles between 7 colors, combination presets, lighting patterns, and light-off, at the push of a button near the AC receptacle (though sufficiently far from the main AC switch).

Under the hood, you get a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, active PFC, an advertised ripple noise of <80 mV, and most common electrical protections, such as over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. All three variants have enough juice and straws for a gaming PC build with 2-3 graphics cards. The 550W and 650W variants offer two 6+2 pin PCIe and six SATA power; while the 750W variant offers four PCIe with eight SATA power. All cables are fixed and flat (ribbon-type). Backed by a 5-year warranty, the Smart BX1 RGB series models are priced between $60 and $100.

Phanteks Also Announces RevoltX 1000W and 1200W Dual-System PSUs

Phanteks today announced the release of its first ever power supplies, the Revolt X Series. Phanteks patented technology and powered by Seasonic, the Revolt X is the first power supply that features a fully modular design, 80 PLUS Platinum certified and supports dual system configuration. Whether you use the Revolt X for normal use with a single system or decide to go with a dual system configuration, the Revolt X will make things easier for you.

ENERMAX Launches RevoBron TGA, the TUF Gaming Alliance Certified PSU

ENERMAX, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance power supply, has collaborated with ASUS to launch RevoBron TGA, a rock-solid gaming power supply tested and certified by ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance to ensure the perfect compatibility with the other gaming components of the league. The semi-modular gaming PSU lineup is equipped with several advanced and unique elements that are higher than the industry standards, which makes the unit the best-in-class power supply for the TUF Gaming PCs. RevoBron TGA can perfectly support mainstream gaming rigs, multimedia systems, or home theater PCs.

Surpassing 80PLUS Bronze efficiency level, RevoBron TGA has several advanced features, including the DC-to-DC circuit, 100% 105°C Japanese electrolytic capacitors, and dual +12V rails, which make the PSU a stable and durable gaming power solution. Moreover, RevoBron TGA also comes with the patented self-cleaning DFR (Dust Free Rotation) fan; the concept of the DFRTM is to make the PSU fan perform a self-cleaning spin for 10 seconds upon startup to blow away the accumulated dust.

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.

Be Quiet! Expands its PSU Cables Lineup

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years*, is adding new and improved fully-sleeved all-black power supply cables for use with its latest modular power supplies. The supported models include Dark Power Pro 10 and newer, Straight Power 10 and newer, Power Zone, Pure Power 9 and newer, and SFX L Power product lines. Available immediately, the new cable sets enhance a PC's interior aesthetics with a timeless look, while still maintaining the be quiet! power supply's technical excellence and stable performance that the products are known for.

Large side windows are the common standard for PC cases, increasing the demand for better cable management and clean interior layouts. In April 2017, be quiet! transitioned all ATX PSU lines to ship with all-black power supply cables, but for some customers, that is not enough. The new cables offer an even higher quality, further increasing the fit and finish of a PC system and increasing airflow by reducing cable clutter. Using the official cables from be quiet! will not void warranty of a be quiet! power supply.

NZXT Announces the E Series Digital PSUs, 500 W to 850 W, 80PLUS Gold

NZXT today announces a new line of digital ATX PSUs designed to provide PC builders with real-time power monitoring and control. The E Series lineup includes 500W, 650W, and 850W models, all 80 PLUS Gold certified. For these PSUs, NZXT partnered with Seasonic, one of the most highly-regarded PSU manufacturers, and worked with them to enhance their Focus+ Gold platform and PMBus architecture, adding a powerful Texas Instruments DSP and USB connectivity.

"The PSU is a critical part of your PC. Our goal for creating smarter PC capable of automatically responding to the demands of the application--whether you are browsing the web, drafting email, or playing your favorite game--includes adding control and monitoring to devices that are integral to the system," said Johnny Hou, founder, and CEO of NZXT.

EVGA Launches the BR Series Power Supplies

Introducing the EVGA BR Series of power supplies. Building upon our already great line of Bronze rated power supplies, we sought to make the improvements our customers asked for. Out BR Series are 80 PLUS Bronze certified, with 85% efficiency or higher under typical loads. Features a non-modular design with all black full sleeved cables for that high end aesthetic, 120mm sleeve bearing quiet fan, increased 3.3V/5V voltage stability, all backed by EVGA's World Leading Warranty and Support for 3 Years.
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