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Seasonic FOCUS SGX-450 450W SFX-L PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   December 31, 2018
Seasonic is delving deeper into the small form factor end of the power supply pool with its new FOCUS SGX. The SGX-450 has a 125mm x 125mm footprint, is supplied with an ATX adapter bracket, is fully modular, carries Gold efficiency certification, and comes with Seasonic's rock solid 10 year warranty.
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Gold RGB
By Paul Johnson   December 19, 2018
The Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Gold (RGB Sync Edition) claim to fame is that we can now have Frag Harder Disco Lights on, or rather inside of our PSU. While the RGB lighting is not much concern to us, we do however want to know if this Thoughpower stays inside ATX specification, and if so, does it shine brightly while doing it?
Corsair SF600 (2018) 600W SFX Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   December 07, 2018
Corsair is no stranger to the enthusiast computer power supply market, and most of its PSUs are built for ATX form factor cases. Corsair does however dabble a bit in the SFX end of the spectrum which tries to shoehorn as much power as possible into the smallest space possible. Let's see what the new SF600 is all about.
GIGABYTE AORUS P850W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   November 08, 2018
It has been over two years since we did our one and only power supply review with the GIGABYTE namesake. GIGABYTE is once again stepping up to the plate, this time with an AORUS branded unit, which tells us it is supposed to be "POWER OVERWHELMING." This unit comes from a relatively unknown OEM, so how will this AORUS stack up?
Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Gold 550W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   October 17, 2018
Small computer power supplies that are entirely modular are the cornerstone of Seasonic's Focus Plus series. We are reviewing the Gold variant today rated at 550 watts that has a modern design and with hybrid silent fan control with a fluid dynamic bearing fan. Is the smallest PSU in the Focus Plus series making the cut?
Thermaltake Toughpower GX1 700W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   October 01, 2018
Thermaltake is no stranger to HardOCP when it comes to making Toughpower PSUs. We have used these for years ourselves. The newest Toughpower is part of Thermaltake's GX1 series. This GX1 700 watt unit touts Gold level efficiency, a fluid dynamic bearing fan, and is oddly not modular in any way, which is something very unusual in today's market.
SilverStone NJ450 450W Fanless Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   September 19, 2018
SilverStone is no stranger to small form factor PC power supplies as it is the most complete supplier of these to the enthusiast PC marketplace. Today SilverStone is adding complete silence to these SFF PSUs with the 450 watt Nightjar. Excellent efficiency makes silence easier, but can the Nightjar stand up to an extremely hot case?
Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Platinum 650W PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   August 28, 2018
Seasonic is back again today with another of its mid-tier computer power supplies, this time the Focus Plus is Platinum rated, which seems to be exceptionally good for a "mid-tier" product. It has a small profile, is fully modular, and carries on the Seasonic tradition of quiet quality at a very affordable $100 price, all with a 10 year warranty.
Corsair RM750x 750W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   August 15, 2018
Corsair has been bumping up its street cred lately with PSU designs that are up to HardOCP standards. Today we have its latest 2018 version of the RM series PSU rated at 750 watts. It features Gold efficiency, a fully modular design, has a 10 year warranty, and carries with it a fully modular design, all for the price of $110.
Seasonic PRIME Ultra 850W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   August 08, 2018
Seasonic's PRIME ULTRA TITANIUM is at the very tip top of its PSU product stack, and its product stack is likely the deepest in the industry when it comes to quality computer power supplies for gamers and enthusiast users that truly push their PCs on a normal basis. Is this 850 watt PSU worthy of your hard earned PSU dollars?
Enermax RevoBron 700W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   July 30, 2018
The Enermax RevoBron 700W is a computer power supply that looks to satisfy those of us not looking to spend an arm and a leg on PSUs. It saves us a few dollars in that it is Bronze level efficiency and semi-modular. For $90 however, it is chock full of cool features, and if it shows to be a good PSU, it may be very well worth the price.
Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Gold 650W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   July 24, 2018
The Seasonic FOCUS PLUS GOLD series has been nothing but a crowd pleaser. The 650 watt market is however jam packed with lots of competition when it comes to building PSUs. However when it comes to the high end of "Gold" mainstream market power supplies, Seasonic has shown its mid-efficiency PSUs are the competition to be feared.
Corsair AX1600i 1600W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   July 17, 2018
1600 watts is a lot of computer power supply to shoehorning into one small box. We have seen this attempted many times, and many times companies have fallen short. Corsair's new flagship AX1600i claims to be the world's best PSU that has gotten even better. We will be the judge of that and judgement has been passed.
Seasonic PRIME Ultra 1000W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   July 09, 2018
The Seasonic PRIME Ultra 1000W is angling to be the "best" 1 kilowatt computer power supply ever built. It boasts having some of the best power efficiency and delivery on the market, all while delivering features like being fully modular, a fully silent mode, and Seasonic's 12 year warranty.
SilverStone SFX SX650-G 650W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   July 02, 2018
SilverStone is back with us today with its new small form factor SX650-G. This one has a bigger fan and a few more connectors than the previous models, so we are expecting great results from this SFX PSU. This one clocks in at 819 watts per liter and does carry a gold efficiency rating. Flat shorty cables are stock with tiny builds in mind.
Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Platinum 850W PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   June 26, 2018
850 watt computer power supplies from Seasonic are nothing new to us, but Seasonic is taking a bit of a different direction with this Focus line of PSUs. The Focus Plus Platinum has been designed with a small footprint in mind, specifically built for those looking to build high powered small form factor computers like HTPCs.
Enermax MaxTytan 1250W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   June 15, 2018
The MaxTytan is the flagship product in the lineup of Enermax power supplies. This is the largest capacity it builds and promises to deliver excellent efficiency. Semi-fanless features makes sure this PSU stays quiet up to ~70% load. It also has a very unique feature in that it will show you the power wattage being delivered on an LCD panel right on the PSU.
Seasonic PRIME 1200W Platinum Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   June 14, 2018
With BIG Power comes BIG Responsibility! How does Seasonic go about handling all that power with its new PRIME 1200W PLATINUM PSU? Given Seasonic's excellent track record when it comes to high-end PSUs, we have high-end expectations. Once you see the incredible price you will almost have to buy one. Really.
Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W PSU 10 Years Later
By Paul Johnson   May 31, 2018
We once again take a PSU, actually two this time, that we have been using for a decade, and run those units through the HardOCP PSU Gauntlet one more time. These two units were used for testing motherboards and video cards and have been pushed hard over the years. How does usage and age impact a top-shelf Gold Award PSU from the past?
Corsair TX750M 750W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   May 29, 2018
The semi-modular Corsair TX750M claims to be the perfect PSU for high heat case environments as it is rated for continuous output at 50C. We will test it in the hotbox up to 45C, as that is torture enough. Does it deliver Gold rated efficiency and great power inside the incubator?
Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Platinum 550W PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   May 17, 2018
Seasonic has turned into the go-to PSU supplier for those enthusiasts looking for the best when it comes to supplying long lasting quality power for their gaming rigs and workstations. We dip down a bit in terms of supplied power, this PSU being a "small" 550 watt unit. Will its high efficiency put us in the cool and quiet category as well?
SilverStone Strider Titanium ST1100-TI 1100W PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   May 04, 2018
Silverstone has been very active on small form factor front when it comes to power supplies for a couple of years. Today it totally switches gears and serves up an 1100 watt beast that is fully modular and carries with it the highest efficiency rating on the market. Silverstone says it is the go-to for gaming, folding, mining, scientific calculations, or machine learning.
Thermaltake Grand RGB 1200W Platinum PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   April 23, 2018
When you start getting into high power PSUs, there are simply not a lot of brands you should trust expensive hardware to. Thermaltake is one of the oldest high power PSU sellers. Do the Frag Harder Disco Lights help it out when we put it on the load tester? No. Does TT still have the PSU chops to hang at 1.2 kilowatts? Yes, it surely does.
Seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   April 09, 2018
The Seasonic PRIME 600 Titanium Fanless PSU has a feature that many find desirable, and as you might have guessed it, that is silence. High efficiency and noise-less performance go hand in hand, but those qualities do not come cheap, however if you are willing to spend, you can own a high end PSU that will never offend your ears.