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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.
Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W PSU 10 Year Redux
By Paul Johnson   March 12, 2018
Doing computer PSU reviews for over a decade, and keeping full documentation on those, gives us ability to do something that whets computer PSU enthusiasts' appetites. We get to take some of those PSUs that have been in service for 10 years and retest those. Cooler Master is back on the load bank! How does it look after a decade of service?
Seasonic PRIME 750W Gold Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   February 28, 2018
Seasonic has been on point with its PRIME power supplies lately on the Titanium and Platinum spectrum. Funny that a "Gold" efficiency PSU from Seasonic seems like a "low end" product, but rest assured, it seems that Seasonic is incapable of producing anything that is low-end now days. Is its new 750 watt PRIME Gold, [H] Gold?
SilverStone SFX SX500-G 500W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   February 04, 2018
SilverStone has been championing as well as leading the SFX form factor push for computer power supplies. Its SX500-G represents what we think is he most power we have ever seen shoehorned into a minuscule footprint. SilverStone likes to refer to the it in Watts Per Liter. At 630 "WPL" shows it takes up less than a liter of space in your new build.
Corsair HX1000 1000W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   January 23, 2018
The Corsair HX1000 computer power supply is, you guessed it, rated for 1000 huge watts of power delivery to your enthusiast system build. All of this comes in rated at extremely high efficiency, while being fully modular, all Japanese capacitors, and boasting "extremely tight voltage regulation." Let's put all that to the test.
Seasonic PRIME Ultra 750W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   January 15, 2018
This new Seasonic PRIME Ultra 750 watt computer power supply is a revision of its previous PRIME Ultra line of PSUs. This alone makes us wonder just how much better Seasonic can actually make these power supplies, given just how great these were last time around. Let's find out if Seasonic has achieved building an even better PSU.
FSP Hydro PTM 750W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   December 18, 2017
While FSP is still not a widely known brand name when it comes to enthusiast computer power supplies, it has actually been becoming fairly consistent in designing, manufacturing, and selling PSUs in North America that have not only held their own, but also been impressive products. How does this new member of its Hydro series hold up?