After a lengthy hiatus, we're back with a new PSU and case reviewer. As we kick off our revised power supply testing and reviews, we wanted to cover the fundamentals of how we test and what to expect. Some of this is still a work in progress, as we have not gathered all of the equipment we would like to have, and as we move forward we will periodically provide updates to our PSU testing procedures. And with that out of the way, let's discuss how we're going to go about testing power supplies. Effective testing of a power supply requires far more than just connecting it to a PC and using a $10 multimeter to check the voltage rails. At the very least, it...

Visiting FSP + Aurum CM 750W Preview

3rd June, Taipei. Many editors travelled to Taiwan to see new products at Computex. A stressful week comes to an end. This is a perfect time for sightseeing --...

15 by Martin Kaffei on 7/21/2011

In Win Commander II 1200W

With Computex having recently wrapped up, we've got quite a few new power supplies on hand for testing. First up is the Commander II 1200W from In Win. This...

18 by Martin Kaffei on 6/10/2011

Antec HCG 520W: A Good PSU for Bargain Hunters

We interrupt the Computex 2011 coverage for a full review.... In early April, we tested one of Antec's larger HCG power supplies. Today we're looking at a smaller version with...

13 by Martin Kaffei on 5/31/2011

Corsair TX750 V2: New and Improved

Today we continue with the second part of our series of 750W power supplies. The Corsair TX V2 is the second 80 Plus Bronze certified PSU with non-modular cables...

33 by Martin Kaffei on 5/16/2011

Antec HCG 750W: Built for Gamers?

After our look at some 1000-1200W PSUs, we then took a detour into the realm of the reasonable with two smaller PSUs. Now we're moving back to higher wattages...

44 by Martin Kaffei on 4/12/2011

Seasonic X-Series 560W

Some months ago we tested the new "Fanless" series from Seasonic. Today we will take a look at a semi-passively-cooled version with the same design and more power. The...

47 by Martin Kaffei on 3/22/2011

HuntKey Jumper/R90 300W 80Plus Gold

Anyone who has shopped for a power supply lately has likely come to the conclusion that 80 Plus Gold certification is only for expensive PSUs rated at more than...

47 by Martin Kaffei on 3/5/2011

1000W-1200W Roundup: Five High-End PSUs

Christmas time is coming and perhaps you want to give your significant other a new PSU. "Hey honey, check out this awesome new power supply I got you so...

45 by Martin Kaffei on 12/9/2010

Corsair AX750 80 Plus Gold: Putting Corsair's Best to the Test

With sales of around 150,000 PSUs each month, Corsair is one of the largest vendors for retail power supplies. They have a lot of experience even if they don't...

34 by Martin Kaffei on 11/30/2010

550W Roundup: Three PSUs at Different Prices

"You get what you pay for!" Is this maxim realy true? On the one hand there are more than enough expensive PSUs with high ripple and noise results with...

83 by Martin Kaffei on 10/28/2010

Seasonic X-Series SS-460FL: 460 Watts of Fanless Power

Seasonic has a well-deserved reputation for building quality power supplies, with semi-passive cooling models delivering near-silent operation. Now they're launching their first fanless series, the "X-series Fanless", for users...

39 by Martin Kaffei on 10/20/2010

Antec EarthWatts EA 380D Green 380W

Antec sent us their entry-level model EarthWatts Green PSU rated at 380W. Billed as an eco-friendly alternative to the usual budget PSUs, Antec boasts about the reduced energy costs...

64 by Martin Kaffei on 10/2/2010

Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 1000W

The Silent Pro series is one of the best-known series power supplies from Cooler Master, previously covering range from 500 to 700 watts. The range has now extended to...

22 by Martin Kaffei on 9/5/2010

Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W

Although many users are currently looking for smaller power supplies below 500W, there still is a demand for stronger ones, particularly if you are a gamer with Triple-SLI or...

34 by Jarred Walton on 7/7/2010

Sparkle Announces $200-$250 1000W-1250W Power Supplies

In terms of power supplies, it can sometimes become astounding at how much a company will charge for a unit, and whether it is valid, in terms of features...

25 by Ian Cutress on 5/12/2010

Seasonic X-Series 750W: Potent for the Price

Seasonic recently released their latest foray into the retail PSU market, the X-Series with 80 Plus Gold certification. As one of the highest efficiency power supplies on the market...

38 by Martin Kaffei on 4/13/2010

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