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The Super Flower Leadex III ARGB Gold with 850 W maximum power output performs well and operates quietly. If you are after an RGB-lit power supply and don't mind the price premium, you should include this PSU in your list. Super Flower will bring this model to the US soon.
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Author:crmaris
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The PassMark Inline PSU tester lets you perform in-depth testing of power supplies, beyond what a simple multimeter can do. It's also compact enough to carry with you in the field. We cross-verified its readings against our professional lab equipment with surprisingly good results.
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The Nidus 500 is the first power supply from Pichau Gaming. It might use an old platform, but build quality and overall performance are satisfactory. This is a budget-oriented product, and thanks to its reliable parts, it will easily outlive the short warranty supporting it.
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Author:crmaris
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The Steampunk PS-750SP performs decently overall, despite the strange name. Efficiency is good, and the warranty is generous at seven years. Priced around $90 we take a closer look to see if it can challenge the offerings from EVGA, Seasonic and Corsair.
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The Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 ARGB 1200 W is a high-performance power supply equipped with numerous connectors and RGB lighting. Its main downsides are the high price and aggressive fan speed profile under even mid-level loads.
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Author:crmaris
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The 650 W FSP Dagger Pro cannot compare to the SFX competition because its performance is not on par with the EVGA 650 GM, which is also based on an FSP platform and costs the same as the Dagger. As such, you should only buy the Dagger if you need two EPS connectors since the EVGA 650 GM only has one.
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The Fractal Design Ion+ 760P is a very quiet high-performance power supply of fine build quality. Its highly flexible cables, which lack in-line caps, make cable routing and management considerably easier. Costing about as much as PSUs with lower efficiency certifications, it also won't drain your wallet.
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The Cooler Master V750 Gold sports excellent transient response at +12V, which is what matters the most with real-life applications. However, it costs more than its competitors, and availability in the US market is restricted due to Trump's recent tariffs on all products made in China.
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The Kolink Enclave with a capacity of 700 W is an affordable, yet decently performing power supply. You won't easily find something better featuring a fully modular cable design in this price range. The cherry on top is the quiet operation due to the well-optimized fan-speed profile.
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Author:crmaris
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The Corsair RM750 only costs slightly less than the RM750x, and the latter comes with the topnotch NR135L fan and Japanese caps. That said, the RM750 has jaw-dropping efficiency at very light and light loads and is compatible with the new Modern Standby mode in Windows 10, meaning it can wake up the system within five seconds.
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Author:crmaris
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The FSP Hydro G Pro 850 W is of terrific build quality and uses a modern platform, but something in its final recipe didn't turn out as planned. Overall performance isn't as good as with the competition, and the HG2-850 costs more than the popular Corsair RM850x or Seasonic Focus Plus Gold of similar capacity.
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Author:crmaris
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The Super Flower Leadex III with 650 W performs very well in all areas: load regulation, ripple suppression, efficiency, and transient response. On top of that, it is one of the quietest PSUs money can buy today and has two EPS connectors for power hungry CPUs and mainboards.
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The Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 ARGB is the ideal PSU for users fancying lots of RGB lighting options. On top of that, its performance is great, and it comes with lots of cables and connectors for a potent gaming system. The only downsides are its increased noise output under harsh operating conditions and limited availability in the US.
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Author:crmaris
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At just $55, the Corsair VS650 is very affordable and performs well enough to be your next power supply if you are on a tight budget and your system is not all that power hungry. It aced our tough tests, and comes with 80 PLUS and Cybenetics ratings.
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Author:crmaris
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The new Leadex III unit with 850 W capacity has excellent performance and enough cables and connectors to power a potent gaming system. The cherry on top is the silent operation under even tough conditions. While Super Flower continues the good tradition of the Leadex name, it'll be hard to find their product in the US.
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Author:crmaris
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With 750 Watts, the Corsair SF750 is the strongest SFX power supply money can buy today. We saw great performance in almost all tests, and it operates quietly. Thanks to the included SFX-to-ATX adapter, you'll be able to pair it with a standard sized system, too.
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Author:crmaris
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At $240, the Corsair AX1000 is certainly not cheap, but it is the best PSU we ever tested. Being built on a Seasonic platform, only top-notch components are used, making this one of the most recommended 1000 W PSUs you can get today, if your system needs much power.
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Author:crmaris
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The FSP Hydro PTM 650 W is a power-efficient design that's reasonably priced and looks nice. However, competition in this segment is strong and includes the Corsair RM650x and Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum and Gold.
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Author:crmaris
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The Enermax RevoBron TGA 700 W features a rich bundle, but is spending 100 bucks on a 80 PLUS Bronze (and ETA-A-) power supply nowadays worth it?
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The NZXT E Series 650 W is a modified and slightly more expensive version of the Seasonic SSR-650FX. It features digital monitoring and limited controls, as well as an interesting look. Read the review to figure out whether it is worth spending about $10 more on over Seasonic's offering.
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Author:crmaris
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The Mistel MX650 comes from a fairly unknown brand in the PSU market, but packs lots of interesting features, including passive design, RGB lighting, and super compact dimensions. Is it worthy of its high price tag, though?
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Author:crmaris
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We test the strongest member of Cougar's new GX-F line - the model with a capacity of 750 W. The GX-F750 is fully modular, uses a quality fan, and has good overall performance.
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Author:crmaris
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The AG-850M is made by Solytech and belongs to Apextechusa's new Apexgaming PSU line. It has a capacity of 850W, a fully modular cable design, and is backed by a ten-year warranty. On paper, everything looks good; however, in real life, things are not always at their best.
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Author:crmaris
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Simply put, the Corsair AX1600i is the best PSU money can buy today. Because of its huge capacity and price tag, it only addresses a small portion of users; those only satisfied with having the best of the best.
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Author:crmaris
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The FSP Hydro PTM 750 W is a high-end PSU featuring good overall performance, a silent operation, and a truckload of connectors, including a pair of EPS and six PCIe connectors. This makes it a prime choice for a strong gaming system equipped with an AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU.
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Author:crmaris
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