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    by Published on October 7th, 2013 10:00 PM
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    We are back at it again with another review. This time another high end power supply from Cooler Master titled the V850. This particular unit has a power rating of 850W; not only that, carries a strong efficiency rate giving it an 80+ Gold rating. In order to achieve the prestigious Gold rating, the PSU must be capable of running at 90% efficiency under a typical (50%) load. From what we've seen, power supplies which carry high efficiency ratings, such as the V850, tend to be built much better over lower rated power supplies. However, with performance and quality comes price. In addition to the excellent performance rating, The V850 is fully 100% modular unlike many other modular PSUs which have modular hookups alongside fixed cables.

    The Cooler Master V850 comes from the V-Series family of enthusiast power supplies. In addition to this model, there is the V700 and the V1000. Each V-series power supply comes with the 80+ Gold rating.



    In this review we will be carefully analyzing the CM V850 PSU to see if it measures up to it's claimed efficiency rating. We will also be loading it up to it's max rated power rating of 850W to see just how well it performs. Quality of construction and appearance will also be analyzed. But without ...
    by Published on September 20th, 2013 09:00 PM
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    We've all heard the infamous Fatal1ty lineup of products, usually indicative of products that are a little more extreme, higher-end or gaming themed. OCZ's new Fatal1ty 1000W PSU fits all three (model: OCZ-FTY1000W). To name the obvious, it's capable of delivering 1000W of continuous power into your system. Not only that, it's designed to do it well. This model is 80+ Gold certified, meaning it can hold a sustained efficiency rating of 90% under a typical (50%) load. A high efficiency rating not only means that it won't draw as much from the wall when compared to a non-80+ compliant PSU, but we have also discovered that 80+ power supplies are much better built; its components are much more durable, thus increasing the lifespan of the power supply.



    It's obvious that the target market for this PSU is aimed towards gamers who are packing some high end, power thirsty hardware. Not just the 1000W rating gives this away, but the range of supported hardware is impressiveness. This PSU boasts 2x 8-pin CPU connectors along with 8x 6+2-pin PCI-E power connectors. Under ...
    by Published on February 4th, 2013 10:00 PM
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    Just when you thought the Toughpower series power supplies from Thermaltake didn't get any better, the Grand Platinum series is proof that they do. The Toughpower lineup has always been the best of the best from Thermaltake's lineup, and the Grand Platinum series takes it one step further. How? Well, all Grand Platinum series power supplies carry a 80+ Platinum (hence the name) efficiency rating. This is the highest standard a power supply can achieve which speaks good things about this PSU at first glance. Typically we find that more efficient power supplies are made from higher rated parts and components which makes them run longer and much cooler.

    The Toughpower Grand Platinum series comes in just two varieties, 600W and 700W. If you are looking for a bit more oomph than 700W, you will have to sacrifice that platinum efficiency rating for a gold rated one. With the Grand Series' design, Thermaltake has completely reworked this power ...
    by Published on January 26th, 2013 09:00 PM
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    In the world of computer power supplies, it seems that all the big name companies like PC Power & Cooling are constantly pushing the limit when it comes to performance. Users know that the power supply is probably the most important component in their system, and many are willing to buy the best of the best. If you are one of these people, looking for a power supply that not only can provide massive amounts of power to your components, but will do it reliably and efficiently, then look no further than the Silencer MK III from PC Power & Cooling which is what we will be reviewing today. In this review we will be taking a look at the 1200W model which is the highest output rated model of the MK III family. Other variations include the 400W, 500W, and 600W.



    This particular model combines a high power output with an exceptional efficiency rating. According to PC Power & Cooling, this power supply is 92% efficient which earns it an 80-Plus Platinum rating which is the highest level a power supply can achieve. Another noteworthy feature is is that at maximum load, the MK III 1200W will maintain a maximum temperature of only 50 ...
    by Published on January 14th, 2013 04:00 PM
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    Presents...

    The 2013 Thermaltake Power Supply Giveaway!

    GND-Tech and Thermaltake have teamed up to kick off the new year by giving away some prizes! This time around, we got two brand new Thermaltake power supplies to give away. Up for grabs we got a SMART series 750M and a SMART 850M. Registration is simple: complete the form below, and enter in as many times as you can!

    Thermaltake SMART 750M PSU:
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    by Published on December 6th, 2011 11:00 PM
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    In November of this year, Thermaltake announced the release of a new lineup of affordable power supplies with the idea of delivering clean power coupled with features that make the unit run very cool and quiet. The SMART series by Thermaltake is newest addition to its PSU family, and designed to provide "just the right power", which in other words means, cost-effective PSUs with proper connectivity. In this review we will be taking a look at the SMART 630 Watt PSU (SP-630P) which is designed for entry-level single or dual-GPU systems.

    SMART Series Power Supplies are for those who are upgrading,
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    by Published on October 5th, 2011 01:40 PM
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    Cooler Master has announced a new flagship power supply lineup called the Silent Pro Hybrid. This revolutionary lineup is designed to combine a highly efficient power supply unit with an innovative fan control unit, giving the user more control over their system. Three models were announced - 850W, 1050W, and 1300W.

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    About a year ago Cooler Master released the Silent Pro Gold series, the first 80 Plus Gold certified power supplies in their arsenal. The Silent Pro Hybrid continues the trend, despite other manufacturers releasing a few ...
    by Published on September 12th, 2011 06:00 PM
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    Thermaltake is taking yet another step into the high wattage PSU category. We remember their Toughpower 1200W power supply rocking the market for years, and since then they've released a number of high wattage units which happened to be a bit less impressive. Now Thermaltake is stepping up their game with the new high wattage Toughpower XT units, which have 80 Plus Gold or Platinum efficiency certifications to back them up.

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    These new Toughpower XT power supplies include 1275W, 1375W and 1475W models. Here's Thermaltake's news release about these power supplies. ...
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