PSUs

Just under a year since the specification was first announced, the ATX 3.0 era for power supplies is now underway. The updated version of the Intel-maintained specification introduced several notable changes to PC power supply designs, most notably the introduction of the 600 Watt-capable 12VHPWR connector and associated cabling. Altogether, ATX 3.0 is designed to lay the groundwork for future video cards (and other high-powered accelerators) by providing for a single-cable power connection that can better accommodate the high total and rapid shifts in power consumption a video card can undergo. The biggest change since the addition of the 12V 6-pin “PCIe” power connector in the late 00s, the ATX 3.0 era has come with some new opportunities, both for computing products and for computing...

Best PC Power Supplies: Holiday 2022

Now that you've picked out your CPU, it's time to start picking out the rest of your system components. And perhaps the most humble but overlooked of these components...

6 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/29/2022

The FSP Dagger Pro SFX 850W PSU Review: Awesome Power in a Small Shell

In today's review, we are taking a look at a tiny beast, the FSP Dagger Pro 850W power supply. Although reduced to standard SFX proportions and forced to use...

5 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/16/2022

The Cooler Master XG850 Plus Platinum PSU Review: Quality Plus RGB

Today we are having a look at the new XG Plus Platinum series, the latest power supply family from prolific PC peripherals producer Cooler Master. Designed to offer a...

7 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/25/2022

The Gigabyte UD1000GM PG5 1000W PSU Review: Prelude to ATX 3.0

In today's review, we are taking a look at the first-ever PSU released with the new 12VHPWR connector, the GIGABYTE UD1000GM PG5. Although the unit is not ATX v3.0...

50 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/23/2022

The FSP Hydro PTM Pro 1200W PSU Review: Improving on the Tried and True

Today we are having a look at one of the best PSUs FSP has to offer, the Hydro PTM Pro 1200W. FSP is an OEM who usually builds PSU...

21 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/20/2022

The ADATA XPG Cybercore 1300W PSU Review: Advanced From the Start

In today's review, we are taking a look at XPG's latest creation, the Cybercore power supply series. The Cybercore PSU is based on a whole new power supply platform...

35 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/10/2022

The Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 1500W PSU Review: Big Power

It has been over three years since Corsair released the monstrous AX1600i and today still very few manufacturers even dared to release any digital PSU designs, let alone top-tier...

41 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/10/2022

The SilverStone NightJar NJ700 Passive PSU Review: Silent Excellence

In today’s review we are taking a look at a passively cooled power supply, the SilverStone Nightjar NJ700. Despite the lack of active cooling, the NJ700 can continuously output...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/29/2021

The SilverStone SX1000 SFX-L 1 kW PSU Review: Big Power for Small Form Factors

Today we are taking a look at the most powerful SFX-L PSU on the planet, the SilverStone SX1000. As its name suggests, the SX1000 can provide up to 1...

37 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/28/2021

The SP750 SFX Gold Review: Lian Li's First SFX Power Supply

In today’s review we are having a look at Lian Li’s first SFX PSU, the SP750. Against all odds, Lian Li’s first diversification attempt comes with a very powerful...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/12/2021

MediaTek Subsidiary to Acquire Intel Enpirion Business for $85 Million

Today an agreement between MediaTek subsidiary Richtek and Intel has been made for Richtek to acquire Intel’s power management solutions and controller product line known as Enpirion. The agreement...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/18/2020

The SilverStone FX500 Flex-ATX 500W PSU Review: Small Power Supply With a Big Bark

Today we are taking a look at the SilverStone FX500, one of the very few Flex-ATX PSUs in the market. It boasts a magnificent 500 Watt maximum output at...

35 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/12/2020

The NZXT C650 650W PSU Review: Designed To Last

Today we are taking a look at NZXT’s latest PSU, the 650 Watt C-series C650. Aimed at advanced PC users and enthusiasts alike, its basic specs initially seem unimpressive...

37 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/11/2020

Corsair Issues Recall for Recent SF Series Power Supplies

Following an unexpected uptick in RMA requests, Corsair has initiated a limited recall for some of the manufacturer’s SF series of small form factor PSUs. The SFX power supplies...

27 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2020

The 1STPlayer Steampunk 80+ Gold 750W PSU Review: A New Challenger Emerges

Today we are taking a look at a fresh face in the PSU market, 1STPlayer and their Steampunk PSU series. The Steampunk 80+ Gold 750W that we are reviewing...

54 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/12/2020

EVGA Launches B5 Modular PSUs: 80Plus Bronze At Up to 850 W

EVGA this week has introduced a new family of entry-level, 80Plus power supplies. Promise to bring together strong performance, a rich feature set, and a relatively low price, EVGA’s...

17 by Anton Shilov on 3/4/2020

NZXT Releases C-Series PSUs: 80Plus Gold and up to 850W, Built By Seasonic

NZXT has introduced its new lineup of essential power supplies for gaming systems that promise high quality at reasonable prices. NZXT’s modular C-series PSUs will be available in 650...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2020

The Lian Li Strimer Plus, For When You Need an RGB 24-pin ATX Cable

During our tour of the Lian Li suite at CES 2020, we saw a variety of updated case designs, some impressive and others with minor tweaks. One of the...

26 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/15/2020

The SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1200-PTS 1200W PSU Review: Small in Size, Big on Compliance

Today we are taking a look at a special PSU from SilverStone, the ST1200-PTS. The latest addition to the Strider series appears like a typical 80Plus Platinum 1200W PSU...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/11/2019

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