We would like to thank XPG for supplying the review sample.
I already evaluated the XPG Core Reactor with 750 W, so it is nigh time to take a look at the strongest member of the line. These units are based on a Channel Well Technology (CWT) platform and are not only 80 PLUS Gold certified, but also have Cybenetics efficiency and noise badges. To be more specific, the Core Reactor 850 W meets their ETA-A and LAMBDA-A- rating requirements, which means it is efficient and very quiet overall.
The Core Reactor 850 is fully modular, and XPG mentions that only high-quality parts are used inside, including Japanese capacitors and a fluid dynamic bearing fan. Moreover, it has enough connectors to power a truly high-end system, although I would advice against fully utilizing all available EPS and both PCIe cables featuring two PCIe connectors each at the same time.
A definite asset is its extremely shallow depth of only 140 mm. This is PSU downsizing at its best since you have 850 W of power in a compact enclosure that will easily fit into any ATX case. This will also make installation easier as it helps make up for the stiff modular cables.
|Features & Specifications|
|Max. DC Output||850 W|
|Efficiency||80 PLUS Gold, ETA-A (89%–91%)|
|Noise||LAMBDA-A- (25–30 dBA)|
|Intel C6/C7 Power State Support||Yes|
|Operating temperature||0–50 °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 mm x 85 mm x 140 mm|
|Weight||1.47 kg (3.24 lb)|
|Compliance||ATX12V v2.52, EPS 2.92|
|Price at Time of Review (excl. VAT)||$149.99|
|Rail||3.3 V||5 V||12 V||5 VSB||-12 V|
|Max. Power||22 A||22 A||70.8 A||3 A||0.3 A|
|120 W||850 W||15 W||3.6 W|
|Total Max. Power||850 W|