Reviews

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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PC Power & Cooling decided to enrich their Silencer MK3 line with two new units of 750 W and 850 W capacity. Today, we will fully test the 750 W unit featuring a semi-modular cabling design, Gold efficiency, selectable hybrid fan operation and a nice white color.
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Author:crmaris
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Rosewill just introduced their first passive cooling PSU: the SilentNight 500 W made by Super Flower. It offers Platinum efficiency, high performance, and noise output at close to zero levels because of the absence of a cooling fan. This unit goes up against some strong competition, but has many interesting features.
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Author:crmaris
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Despite having new Platinum PSUs available, Seasonic decided to keep some Gold units in their arsenal to provide an alternative to users that want an affordable high-end PSU at competitive pricing. In this review, we will evaluate the Seasonic X-750 that utilizes the company's latest KM3 platform.
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Author:crmaris
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Corsair is hitting the high-end category hard with their excellent AXi and AX units. In a recent review we evaluated the AX760, which amazed us with its features and the performance it registered. Now, the time has come for its stronger sibling, the AX860, to prove its worth against our loaders.
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Author:crmaris
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Fractal Design is making a strong re-entry into the PSU market, and their fresh Integra R2 series addresses the budget-oriented users. In this review, we will evaluate the strongest Integra R2 unit; it manages to combine enough power with compact dimensions, since its length is restricted to 140 mm, so it will fit into an extra-small chassis.
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Author:crmaris
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After the super expensive NEX1500 Classified, EVGA caught us off-guard by enriching the SuperNOVA series with two budget oriented PSUs featuring Gold efficiency and a fully modular cabling design. Today, we will evaluate the NEX750G with half the capacity of the NEX1500 at a quarter of the price.
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Author:crmaris
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Rosewill recently introduced their flagship series named Tachyon, which lists four Platinum efficiency PSUs made by Super Flower. The Tachyon 1000 W is the strongest unit of the series and supports up to three high-end VGAs, thanks to its powerful +12V rail and to the six PCIe connectors it is equipped with.
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Author:crmaris
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Corsair's new AX power supplies bring a long awaited refresh to the series. The fresh Corsair AX860 and AX760 PSUs are based on Seasonic's Platinum platform, and we will evaluate the 760 W unit in this review.
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Author:crmaris
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A new PSU series, named Power Force, was just added to Kingwin's portfolio. It currently includes only one member with 850 W capacity. The PF-850 features a semi-modular cabling design and Bronze efficiency. With a price tag a little above 100 bucks, it targets the budget oriented user.
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Author:crmaris
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Silverstone decided to bring back their top of the line power supply series named after the "Father of Gods and men". The new Zeus ZM1350 is currently the flagship of Silverstone's PSU offerings, and it promises top of the line performance with 1350W continuous power at 50°C.
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Author:crmaris
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