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FSP at CES 2020: A Next-Gen Pure 12V PSU, and a UPS That Wants to See the World

Fortron's consumer brand, FSP, brought a handful new power products to CES 2020, besides its already launched CMT710 premium gaming chassis, the Hydro G Pro premium modular PSU from mid-2019, and Dagger Pro SFX PSUs. The inconspicuous-looking FSP500-30AKB looks like a cheap OEM-included PSU with rear 80 mm exhaust, which comes included with your case, and which you immediately discard. Only that it's possibly the most innovative thing FSP brought to CES. This PSU is being designed for Intel's upcoming PC spec that does away with the 5 V, 5 Vsb, and 3.3 V power domains altogether.

The pure-12 V PSU has only two domains: +12 V and +12 Vsb. What this means is a goodbye to the bulky 24-pin ATX power connector. The PSU only feeds 12 V to your motherboard, which uses onboard VRM and DC-to-DC switching to put out the lower voltage domains, including power for your SATA storage devices. The 24-pin connector is effectively reduced to a new 10-pin connector that only has 12 V and 12 Vsb cabling. Other cables include 8-pin EPS connectors for your CPU VRM, and 6+2 pin PCIe connectors for your graphics cards. EPS and PCIe power are purely 12 V-based standards already. The 5-pin connector is less than half as thick as your 24-pin connector, and 2 pins wider than an EPS connector. Some of the more premium PSUs may user thicker gauge wires for this connector.

Silverstone at CES 2020: Cases, PSUs, and Accessories Galore

Silverstone at CES 2020 took the opportunity to showcase selections of their portfolio for the media, ranging from PC cases in major form-factors, PSUs, and a range of "ease-of-life" and aesthetic-driven accessories. Accessory-wise, there's a range of SSD-related products, such as the MS09 stick, which allows conversion of an M.2 SSD to what basically amounts to a USB 3.1 pen drive; other products in this category include the MS09-Mini and the MS11, which improves support for the NVMe protocol. The ECM26 is a PCIe adapter for M.2 sticks, while the Silverstone TP02-M2 presents itself as a heatsink for installation on non-passive-cooled M.2 SSDs.

Continuing the SSD accessories galore, there are a number of other solutions, including a tool-less NMVe to PCIe adapter (ECM21-E), an ARGB powered one (ECM24-ARGB, which includes a heatsink), a simpler, non-ARGB one with a heatsink (ECM23), and my personal favorite, a docking station for a barebones M.2 drive you may have around, in the form of the TS16 station. The presence of a Power button very surely means this can't be hot-swapped - the risk of data-loss is real.

Cooler Master PSU Grand Tour: V Gold V2, V Bronze, MWE Gold V2, and MWE White V2

We dedicated an article to the mighty impressive SFX Gold series that come in output models of up to 850 W. Here's the rest of Cooler Master's equally impressive new PSU lineup in conventional ATX form-factor. To begin with, the new V Gold V2 series is a refresh of the original V Gold series, and comes in a new all-white trim. Across the lineup that includes 550 W, 650 W, 750 W, and 850 W models, you get two 8-pin EPS power connectors. Cooler master also worked to reduce ripple noise output by adding in-line capacitors within connectors. Available from Q2-2020, the 550 W, 650 W, 750 W, and 850 W models are priced at $89.99, $99.99, $109.99, and $119.99, respectively.

Next up, is the company's new V Bronze line of mainstream PSUs that come in 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W models replacing the original MWE Bronze series, offer fixed cabling, but all cables barring the 24-pin ATX are flat, ribbon-type, and black. to help with airflow and aesthetics, respectively. The 80 Plus Bronze-rated PSUs are cooled by 120 mm fluid-dynamic bearing fans, and are backed by 5-year product warranties. Available from Q3-2020, the 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W models are priced at $69, $79.99, and $89.99, respectively.

Cooler Master SFX Gold Series PSUs Are Juicy: Up to 850W

Every year at CES we're impressed by just how much power SFX form-factor PSUs are able to put out. Cooler Master took a crack at the power output cieling this year with its new SFX Gold family of power-supplies. These strictly-SFX power-houses come in output variants as high as 850 W. Other models include 750 W, 650 W, and 550 W. Also on offer are 80 Plus Gold efficiency, fully modular cabling, a class-leading 10-year warranty backing up the quality. An 80 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan is used to keep the units cool, which is tuned with a noise output under 25 dBA. Available from Q1-2020, the 550 W, 650 W, 750 W, and 850 W models are priced at USD $109.99, $119.99, $129.99, and $139.99, respectively.

Fractal Design Introduces the Ion SFX Gold PSUs in 550 W and 650 W Capacities

Fractal Design today introduced the Ion SFX Gold PSU - a modular, high-performance power supply that brings the enhanced cable flexibility and superior output quality of the critically acclaimed Ion series to the SFX-L form factor.

The diminutive footprint of the Ion SFX houses a surprisingly large 120 mm fan for better airflow and quieter operation - partly thanks to its semi-passive Zero RPM mode that ensures the fan spins only when needed. The Ion SFX Series also features Fractal Design's revolutionary new guru UltraFlex DC cabling, an extremely high strand-count wire with specially formulated insulation affording all the efficiency and current capacity of competing products but with significantly less bulk. UltraFlex cables bend and twist effortlessly to eliminate the inherent hassles of traditional rigid power supply wiring to make installation and cable-routing easier than ever before.

FSP Announces New SFX DAGGER PRO 550W and 650W Power Supplies

FSP, one of the world's leading power supply manufacturers, is pleased to announce two models in its brand-new line of DAGGER PRO SFX power supplies: the DAGGER PRO 550W and DAGGER PRO 650W. The DAGGER PRO series is an advanced version of our popular DAGGER PSU series, with improvements in efficiency, design, and connectivity. The new DAGGER PRO PSUs are fully SFX12V V3.3 standard compliant and can easily be integrated into the ATX chassis. They reduce cable clutter to a minimum, thanks to their modular design and high-grade ribbon cables - you only need to plug in the cables that you will actually use.

The powerful single +12V rail design of the DAGGER PRO series continually delivers maximum performance for the most demanding components, while FSP's unique MIA IC chip and DC-DC design provide safety and power efficiency. With an 80 Plus Gold rating, both models deliver high efficiency and low noise levels thanks to their semi-fanless design in which a large 92 mm ball-bearing fan cools only when required. With all these features, they are excellent for environment that requires minimum noise.

SilverStone Unveils CS381 Chassis for DIY NAS + Creation Rigs

Today's NAS servers are getting increasingly powerful, and rising beyond their mandate of providing storage over the network, with media and production/creation capabilities being added to them via fast x86 processors and GPUs. SilverStone is targeting this market with its new CS381 pedestal chassis. Measuring 400mm (W) x 225mm (H) x 232mm (D), with a volume of 30 liters, the case offers eight 3.5-inch hot-swap caddies behind a lockable front bezel. These 8 caddies are split into two columns of 4 caddies, each, which have SATA 6 Gbps and miniSAS 12G HD backplanes. There are also two concealed 2.5-inch mounts for your SSDs.

The CS381 has room for a micro-ATX motherboard with room for a full-height graphics card, but a CPU cooler only as tall as 6 cm, which is plenty of room for the pump-block of an AIO CLC. You can use a CLC with a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator thanks to the two 120 mm rear exhausts. An SFX/SFX-L power-supply bay allows you to deploy a reasonably powerful PSU. Two additional 120 mm fans can be mounted along the sides. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports, and HDA jacks. The company didn't reveal pricing.

FSP Leads the Way to AIoT and 5G at Computex 2019

FSP, one of the world's leading manufacturers of power supplies, is pleased to announce an extensive range of products for the Computex 2019 show in Taipei, Taiwan, from May 28 to June 1, 2019 - with a special focus on the fast-growing AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) sector and 5G-ready products. FSP will be showing power supplies, chargers and other power-related products designed specifically for these markets. In addition, they will be demonstrating a variety of specialized power supplies and PC cases for gamers.

The AIoT has the potential to drive revolutionary changes in numerous sectors, particularly in B2B, but relies on 24/7/365 uptime backed by a reliable power supply. FSP is ready to meet this demand. The key AIoT segments impact a huge range of applications including smart cities, transportation, logistics, environment, industrials, agriculture, utilities, smart building and consumers. For those key segments, FSP offers 1U, UPS and Redundant PSU which included CRPS for cloud and data center services. For edge computing (so-called 'fog' segment), FSP has Flex ATX, ATX and UPS. Finally, to fully cover the vertical, FSP offers adapters, open frame designs, Flex ATX, chargers and UPS for edge computing and devices at the client end.

SilverStone Starts Shipping the SX700-G SFX Power Supply

SilverStone began shipping the SX700-G, the most powerful power supply in the SFX form-factor, with a nameplate capacity of 700W. This unit is designed for compact builds with bleeding-edge hardware, including up to two high-end graphics cards. Its fully modular cabling includes four 6+2 pin PCIe power, one 4+4 pin EPS, a 24-pin ATX, six SATA power, three Molex, and a Berg. Under the hood, the SX700-G features a single +12V rail design, with 700W output rated just for this 58.4A rail; and 110W for the +3.3V and +5V rails. The unit boasts of 80 Plus Gold efficiency.

Besides active PFC, you get most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. Keeping things cool is a 92 mm fan with fluid-dynamic bearing, with a minimum noise output of 18 dBA. SilverStone will first release the SX700-G in North America around mid-December, with availability in Europe following two weeks after that. In the US, it will be priced at USD $159.99, AUD $179.99 Down Under, and 139.99€ (excluding VAT) in the EU.

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.

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.

AeroCool Intros Playa Slim Micro-ATX Case

AeroCool introduced the Playa Slim, a slim tower-type micro-ATX case that can be oriented sideways for living room shelves. Its motherboard tray seats micro-ATX or mini-ITX motherboards, with room for up to five low-profile (half-height) add-on cards 18~24 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 8 cm in height. Storage options include a 5.25-inch drive bay (which you'll need for your Blu-ray drive), and a 2.5-inch internal drive bay. Ventilation includes just two 80 mm fan vents. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 type-A ports, and HDA jacks, although an IR receiver is a notable absentee. An concealed power-supply bay holds SFX PSUs, with an AC receptacle relaying power to it. The case measures 100 mm x 380 mm x 300 mm (WxDxH), weighing about 2.6 kg.

MSI Redefines Gaming PC Design with the Trident X

MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, proudly introduces the new Trident X compact desktop with the latest MSI GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards and Intel 9th Generation Core K series processors. The MSI Trident X is the first compact desktop PC to incorporate an SFX power supply and the highest performing new MSI GeForce RTX graphics cards into a small 10-liter case. The Trident X is a completely new PC experience that rivals the performance of much larger traditional desktop PCs.

The Trident X comes equipped with up to an Intel Core i9-9900K processor for up 50 percent more performance. The i9 provides massive, overclockable performance in a small chassis. Additionally, gamers can take advantage of the newest innovations in graphics and raytracing with up to NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti graphics. With these components, the Trident X provides impressive performance in a small footprint for any task, including gaming or video editing.

EVGA Introduces SuperNOVA GM SFX Power Supplies

Introducing the EVGA SuperNOVA GM Power Supply line. Available in 450W, 550W, and 650W, these new power supplies are engineered to bring the power, prestige, and performance of EVGA's award-winning power supplies into an SFX-Standard form factor. Featuring 80 Plus Gold certified efficiency, fully-modular cables, and 100% Japanese capacitors, the GM's cast a long shadow over its competition. Pint-size, affordable, and packed with everything you need, the EVGA SuperNOVA GM power supplies make short work of tight spaces.
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Corsair Launches Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower PC Case

CORSAIR , a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of its largest, most feature-rich PC case ever - the Obsidian Series 1000D. Building on the CORSAIR Concept Slate prototype that captured the imagination of PC enthusiasts, the Obsidian 1000D is the result of over two years of development and design to create the ultimate super-tower case. Clean exterior lines brushed aluminium details and four smoked tempered glass panels give the 1000D the iconic styling and superior build-quality enthusiasts have come to expect from the CORSAIR Obsidian Series.

Both a full E-ATX and Mini-ITX system can be installed simultaneously, cooled by 13 cooling fan mounts, powered by two PSUs (SFX and ATX) and equipped with 11 storage drives. Created to house the world's most epic PC builds, the 1000D is the ultimate super-tower PC case.

Be Quiet! Announces SFX L Power PSU Series

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years, presents the SFX L Power power supply. As powerful and compact PCs for multimedia and gaming are finding their way into living rooms, be quiet!'s SFX L Power was designed to meet the rising demand for high efficiency and silent cooling in small form factor computers. The new power supply series does not make the SFX Power 2 series obsolete, but SFX L Power is the highest performing alternative amongst be quiet!'s compact form factor PSUs.

SFX form factor power supplies commonly use 80-millimeter fans that are required to rotate faster to equally perform like larger fans and produce more noise. Choosing the slightly longer SFX-L form factor enables be quiet! to install a silent, temperature-controlled 120-millimeter fan inside SFX L Power. The power supply still fits in most chassis and is ideal for powerful mini ITX systems, and small ATX systems thanks to the included ATX adapter bracket. With SFX L Power, users can expect silent operation to power their compact gaming or multimedia systems.

XIGMATEK SFX80S and SFX120F PSUs Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of XIGMATEK's two new lines of SFX form-factor power-supplies (PSUs), the SFX80S and SFX120F. The SFX80S comes in 350W and 450W variants, and gets its name from the 80 mm fan which cools it. Under the hood is a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus efficiency. The units feature fixed cabling with one or two 6+2 pin PCIe power connections. The SFX120F, on the other hand, is the slightly more premium, albeit larger, variant. It gets its name from the 120 mm fan which cools it. Available in 500W and 600W variants, these PSUs offer fully modular cabling with up to two 6+2 pin PCIe connectors; and 80 Plus Gold efficiency.

Nanoxia Project S Family Pictured - Standard, Mini, and Midi

Nanoxia showed off its entire lineup of Project S series pedestal orientation-capable cases. The cases can be oriented flat along their sides (pedestal), so you can revel upon your creation through their all-tempered glass side panels; or be made to save space by orienting them as common towers. The Project S Mini is designed for mini-ITX gaming PC builds, in which you can install a full-length 2-slot graphics card using the included riser cable. It can hold onto an SFX power supply.

The Project S Midi is designed for micro-ATX builds, with its PSU and drive bays located where you'd expect them to be in a common tower-type case. The Project S (standard) is where the action is - capable of seating ATX motherboards, this case has loads of room for your liquid cooling setup. All three cases are characterized by a brushed-finish aluminium front panel that protrudes out of the fascia.

FSP's Dagger Line of SFX PSUs Now Available - 500 W, 600 W, 80+ Gold

Several months have passed since the original announcement, but FSP's Dagger line of SFX PSUs are now finally seeing the light of day. These are fully modular, highly efficient (80+ Gold), small form-factor PSUs, which look to deliver outstanding power quality to your small form factor experiments. The Dagger's platform uses DC-DC converters for the generation of the minor rails, and FSP announces the usage of Japanese electrolytic capacitors. Connector-wise, the Dagger PSUs deliver 1x EPS; 2x PCIe; 5x SATA, 2x Peripheral, and 1x Berg connectors, whose numbers are reasonable for a SFX PSU.

Dimension-wise, the Dagger PSUs come in at 125 mm (W) x 63.5 mm (H) x 110 mm (D), and both models are cooled by a 80 mm Dual Ball-Bearing Fan. The Dagger line of SFX PSUs will be embodied, at least at first, by the Dagger SDA500 ($99) and Dagger SDA600 ($109), both carrying 5-year warranties.

Enermax Unveils the Revolution SFX Power Supply Series

Enermax unveiled the Revolution SFX line of power supplies (PSUs) for the SFX form-factor. Available in variants of 550W and 650W, these PSUs feature full modular cabling. The units measure 125 mm x 100 mm x 63.5 mm (LxDxH), and feature a single 80 mm fan for ventilation, with fanless operation under 30% load. Under the hood, these units feature a single +12V rail design, with 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and most common electrical protection mechanisms.

Both variants of the Enermax Revolution SFX ship with flat modular cables, including two 6+2 pin PCIe, one 4+4 pin EPS, one 24-pin ATX, six SATA power, and four 4-pin Molex, with one Molex to Berg adapter. An included SFX to ATX adapter lets you install this PSU in conventional ATX/MATX cases. The company didn't reveal pricing, although the units are expected to go on sale, on the 9th of December, 2016.

Lian-Li Releases the PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is eager to announce its next O-series case: the PC-O10 dual-compartment chassis. Like the PC-O9, this case is divided into two chambers for easy organization - users can create immaculate, picturesque builds without spending hours planning cable management. By adopting the SFX/SFX-L PSU form factor, the PC-O10 has a much slimmer profile compared to the PC-O9 and PC-O8. Lian Li cut the proportions to match that of a conventional tower, while maintaining the attractive and functional half glass, half aluminum design. With power efficiency ever on the rise, and an increasing number of high-wattage SFX-L PSUs available, enthusiasts no longer need to encumber their cases with bulky traditional ATX PSUs.

In spite of its leaner dimensions, the PC-O10 still fits E-ATX and Full ATX as well as microATX motherboards. With seven expansion slots, it supports multi-GPU setups with VGA cards as large as 340mm: plenty of room for even the best gaming builds. It accommodates CPU coolers as tall as 130mm. The PSU compartment can store up to four 3.5" and two 2.5" drives, with space in the main glass compartment for an additional 2.5" SSD. The dual-compartment layout puts attractive components in the limelight, while keeping cables, drives, and other less desirable parts out of sight.

Cryorig Taku Flat Desktop Chassis Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of the Cryorig Taku, a slim table-top SFF chassis. Made of aluminium, the case is fit for a mini-ITX gaming PC build, including a mini-ITX motherboard, with room for a compact CPU cooler such as Cryorig C7, a PCIe riser that gives you room for a dual-slot graphics card as long as 29 cm, an SFX/SFX-L power supply, and several 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. The motherboard tray slides out of the chassis like a drawer. The case doubles up as a monitor stand, letting you save space on your desk.

Cryorig Unveils the Ola Cylindrical Chassis

Cryorig unveiled the Ola, a cylindrical chassis for super-compact gaming PC builds. Unlike other cylindrical cases, such as the one featured in the Apple Mac pro, the Ola features its mini-ITX motherboard's rear I/O ports on its top. The case has room for an SFX form-factor PSU, one each of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives, and a mini-ITX motherboard. A PCIe riser from the board heads to a compartment right behind the motherboard tray, which can house a dual-slot, full-height graphics card up to 29 cm in length. Cryorig demonstrated this by installing a GTX 1080 Founders Edition card. The entire case is housed by a cylindrical aluminium cover.

FSP Also Readies the Dagger Line of SFX PSUs

FSP is also giving finishing touches to its first SFX form-factor PSUs targeted at SFF gaming PC builds, with the Dagger series. These units feature fully modular cabling, with enough juice and straws for high-end CPU and graphics hardware. The series initially features 500W and 600W models, boasting of 80 Plus Gold efficiency ratings, DC-to-DC switching, and complies with the latest ATX v2.4 specifications. An 80 mm dual-bearing fan keeps the unit cool. The company will reveal more information, including tentative launch, at its 2016 Computex booth.

Lian Li Intros PC-O5SW Black-White Case

Lian Li introduced a black-white variant of its PC-O5SW case, featuring matte black interiors contrasting white aluminium exteriors, and a large, clear-acrylic window on its side panel. The SFF case has room for a mini-ITX motherboard, with risers wiring out four expansion slots along the plane of the motherboard (ideal for triple-slot graphics cards), a slimline optical drive, three 3.5-inch drive bays through a detachable drive rack, and two 2.5-inch bays behind the motherboard tray, which convert to one 3.5-inch bay.

An SFX PSU is needed to power your rig up. Ventilation includes two 120 mm top exhausts, and a 140 mm right side-panel fan. The case supports graphics cards with 19 cm length with the 3x 3.5-inch HDD rack in place, and up to 31 cm with it removed. PSUs as long as 140 mm are supported, and CPU coolers as tall as 85 mm. Measuring 384 mm x 465 mm x 148 mm (WxHxD), the case weighs 6.4 kg. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports (standard header), and HDA jacks. The PCIe riser supports PCIe gen 3.0 standard.
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