Reviews

Rosewill’s current high-end PSU series, Tachyon, includes Platinum members made by Super Flower. In this review, we will evaluate the second-strongest Tachyon PSU with 750 W capacity to see if it has what it needs to defeat the competition in this category.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.8
Rosewill craves to establish themselves as a top name in the PSU market, so they keep on releasing high-end models. Their top of the line PSU is the Hercules-1600, which we will have the chance to test today. With 1600 W of max power, things are going to be very interesting.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.7
EVGA introduced the 500B, a mainstream unit featuring a non-modular design, compact dimensions, Bronze efficiency, and a very nice price tag of only $50, right at the same time as their new SuperNOVA units. We will put it through its paces to find out how it performs.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:7.8
EVGA is hitting the PSU market and the competition hard with their latest PSU offerings. The new SuperNOVA G2 1300 W delivers exceptionally good performance at a very nice price, which actually has the unit compete with its 1000 W capacity sibling since the price difference is minimal.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.4
In Win is very sensitive to environmental issues, and the GreenMe series is clear proof of this, since they donate $1 for every GreenMe PSU they sell to the WWF. Today, we will take a look at the GreenMe 750 W unit; it is the strongest unit of the lineup.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.1
Super Flower hits the competition really hard with their new Leadex series units utilizing a fresh platform, promising Titanium efficiency levels with 230 VAC input. Today, we will test the Leadex Platinum 1000 W unit. How will it perform against the high-end competition?
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.5
Today, we will have the chance to test a High Power retail product for the first time. The Astro GD 750 W utilizes both analog and digital components to deliver very good performance and is also equipped with a power meter.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.9
We previously evaluated the Antec HCG-750M, and it left us with a good impression. We will now review its bigger brother, the HCG-850M. Sharing the same features with the aforementioned unit and having been made by the same OEM, Seasonic, we have pretty high expectations, too.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.7
EVGA decided to dive deeper into the PSU market by recently releasing some new models, including the Super NOVA G2 1000W, which we will test today. The SuperNOVA G2 1000 W can easily be classified as a high-end unit, and considering its features, its price also looks very good.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.3
Be Quiet! recently revamped their Pure Power line with several new additions. They released six new non-modular units, and we will test the new 500W unit today. It promises a high price/performance ratio along with ultra-quiet and reliable operation.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.3
Antec added new models to their High Current Gamer series of PSUs, which feature interesting characteristics and good performance. Today, we will evaluate the fresh HCG-750M, that is 80 PLUS Bronze certified and comes with a five-year warranty.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.6
Antec released many new PSUs, including the VP550F we will test in today’s review. The unit belongs to the mainstream category and is made by Delta, so we have high expectations of it considering that the older VP550 we tested a while ago, managed to score a good high price/performance ratio.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.1
Fractal Design is making a strong entry into the PSU market with many interesting PSU offerings. Today, we are going to take a look at the Tesla R2 1000 W, a PSU with a non-modular design, but Gold efficiency and good overall performance.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.2
The Enermax NAXN series is one of the few models Enermax doesn't produce themselves. This is done for cost-reduction reasons. In this review, we will check on the performance of the strongest member of the NAXN 82+ ADV line. It has a capacity of 650 W, features a non-modular design, and is 80 Plus Bronze certified.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:7.8
Corsair decided to enrich their mainstream CX series with new units that feature modular cables. Today, we will test the fresh CX600M going for only a few more bucks than its non-modular CX600 counterpart. The "M" specification will most likely have many users pick the new unit over the non-modular version, despite the slight price increase.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.3
Cooler Master teamed up with Seasonic to make a strong entry into the high-end category where it faces competition using the same OEM (Seasonic). The new V series consists of three models. Today, we will test the strongest one featuring a capacity of 1 kW, a fully modular cabling design, Gold efficiency, and a single +12V rail.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.3
Silverstone has a rich variety of PSU offerings to cover all market segments and every user's needs. Today, we will take a look at one of their budget PSUs: the Strider Essential ST50F-ES promising good and reliable performance without any extra bells and whistles in order to be as affordable as it gets.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:7.8
Today, we test our first Cougar PSU, the PowerX-550 that belongs to the mainstream category. It addresses the budget-oriented user looking for a reliable PSU that will get the job done. This unit doesn't include many bells and whistles, but promises a high price/performance ratio.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.1
Enermax, one of the major power supply unit manufacturers, recently introduced their Thriathlor series consisting of mainstream budget-orientated units. This review will look at the entry level modular Thriathlor PSU with 550 W capacity to figure out how it performs against our load testers.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.3
According to Silverstone, the Strider Gold series represents the perfect balance of performance, efficiency, and quality. We will take a look at the mid-level member of the series, the ST65F-G. It can deliver 650 W of power, utilizes a fully modular cabling design, and has an extra small footprint.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.2
Seasonic upgraded their smaller fanless units with the new KM3 platform. Not only does it offer better performance than the KM2 platform, but it also offers the highly sought after Platinum efficiency certification. Today, we will take a look at the fresh fanless unit with 460 W capacity and Platinum efficiency.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.1
NZXT released the successor of their flagship HALE90 series, the HALE90 V2. The latter includes three members that retain the same efficiency – Gold - while the competition has already jumped on the Platinum wagon, but it has many interesting features and looks great. In this review, we will look at the HALE90 V2 1000 W.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.1
Today, we will look at Fractal Design's fresh Newton R3 1000 W power supply. The press loves their cases, but Fractal PSUs haven't knocked anyone's socks off yet. Can their first Platinum efficiency unit change things for the better?
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.9
Aerocool enters the high-end PSU market with their fresh GT-SG PSU series. It offers great looks, Gold efficiency, modular cables, and quiet operation. In this review, we will take a detailed look at the GT-SG unit with a capacity of 700 W - Aerocool's medium capactiy member of the series.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.7
Silverstone has a rich portfolio of PSU products, which became even richer with the addition of the Strider Plus 600 W unit: one of the shortest ATX PSUs available on the market. This one exploits a fully modular design, which greatly simplifies the installation process, something many users will appreciate.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.3