We would like to thank XPG for supplying the review sample.
XPG is going strong in the PSU segment because of their great Core Reactor PSUs, two of which (850 W and 750 W) I have reviewed. XPG now also has a more affordable line for those seeking less expensive but still reliable power supplies. The Pylon series consists of four models with capacities ranging from 450 W to 750 W. In this review, I will take a look at the strongest of these, the XPG Pylon 750 W.
It uses a CWT platform (CSB-A), which offers good performance for the price. With the part upgrades XPG had the OEM implement, the platform has also improved in performance and reliability. I will go through these part upgrades in the components section of this review. To keep cost low, the modular cables were the first to go since they would have notably increased the price. So if you don't like native cables, this PSU is not for you.
With the 80 PLUS Bronze and Cybenetics Silver efficiency certifications, platform efficiency is sufficient for those on tight budgets. Because of the current situation, shipping cost has skyrocketed as well, and while stock isn't high, prices are. $100–$110 would have gotten you a Gold 750 W PSU before. As such, many buyers are turning to 80 PLUS Bronze/Cybernetics Silver certified PSUs instead. Hopefully, the situation will normalize soon.
|Features & Specifications|
|Max. DC Output||750 W|
|Efficiency (230 V)||80 PLUS Bronze, Cybenetics Silver (87%–89%)|
|Noise (230 V)||Cybenetics Standard++ (30–35 dBA)|
|Intel C6/C7 Power State Support||Yes|
|Operating Temperature||0–40 °C|
|Protections||Over Voltage Protection|
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Over Current Protection
Short Circuit Protection
|Cooling||120 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan (HA1225H12F-Z)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||150 x 85 x 140 mm|
|Weight||1.94 kg (4.28 lb)|
|Compliance||ATX12V v2.53, EPS 2.92|
|Price at Time of Review (excl. VAT)||$93.33|
|Rail||3.3 V||5 V||12 V||5 VSB||-12 V|
|Max. Power||20 A||20 A||62.5 A||2.5 A||0.3 A|
|120 W||750 W||12.5 W||3.6 W|
|Total Max. Power||750 W|