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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 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 February 17th, 2011 10:26 AM
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    The ZX Series of OCZ's power supply lineup is a 100% modular version of the "Z" series. The ZX series carries the legendary 80 Plus Gold rating, similar to the Z series, and is rated at a pleasant 92% under a typical load. The higher the efficiency, the lower the operation costs. For a typical user, a high efficiency rating can be enough to shave a few dollars off your power bill each month! There are also some differences in cabling. The ZX series has 2x 8 (4x4) pin CPU connectors where as the Z series had only one 2x4 pin CPU power connector. This allows ...
    by Published on January 5th, 2011 05:43 PM
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    Introduction

    Thermaltake, for years has been the leader in many of the top of the line power supplies on the market, including the Thermaltake Toughpower Series power supplies. The TR2 Series power supplies are designed for some of the most power-hungry mainstream PCs available today.




    Unlike the Toughpower series of power supplies, The Thermaltake TR2 series has mainstream in mind. These units range from 850w to 1200w. The "RX" in the title indicates that this particular unit is modular for easier cable management. For many enthusiasts, this is extremely important in not only opening up airflow withing the case, but drawing attention away from the cables, ...