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Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 850W Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction Thortech are a division of the DRAM brand “GeIL” or Golden Emperor International Limited best known for making enthusiast orientated DDR3 modules. GeIL have been in the business of making consumer power supplies for only…

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Thermaltake Smart M550W Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction When it comes to the budget & low wattage PSU market every major vendor has something to offer to cater for the growing demand, and declining TDPs as well as increasing power efficiency on most…

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Antec EarthWatts Platinum 550W Non-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction When it comes to the Antec Earthwatts Platinum series efficiency is the order of the day. Antec’s Earthwatts Platinum series benefits from being one of a few 80 Plus Platinum power supply ranges available in, what we…

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Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650W Non-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction Power efficiency is a significant consideration for any system that is running frequently – a home server, mining system, a workstation or any other system that gets close to 24/7 usage is a prime candidate…

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Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 1000W Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction Thortech, GeIL’s (Golden Emperor International Limited) power supply manufacturing division, have quite an extensive range of high-end power supplies. They mainly cater for the high end market focusing on those high end wattages like 800W,…

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be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W CM Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction I spend a lot of time reviewing, not surprising given that I’m a reviewer, and it can often get very tedious at times. But one thing that always cheers me up is high quality products…

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Corsair AX1200i Modular Digital Power Supply Review

Introduction When it comes to “uber” high-end and high-wattage power supplies there is one name that stands out from the crowd and is widely recognised – the Corsair Ax1200i. Today we have managed to get our…

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Lepa G1600 Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction If you’re looking for a 1000W+ power supply there are few companies that make power supplies with that much grunt, move up the wattage and even fewer companies make power supplies at the 1500W+ level.…

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Antec High Current Gamer 750W Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction Antec’s High Current Gamer series has proven to be quite popular with gamers in the market for a functional power supply thanks to its wide variety of wattages, modular offerings and simple strong 12 volt…

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Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550W CM Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction Be Quiet are one of the most respected power supply vendors currently on the market. Combining performance, sleek aesthetics, silent operation, innovative functionality and reasonable pricing it is hardly a surprise they have managed to…

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Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850W Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction It’s been an absolute age since we took a look at a Cooler Master power supply and since I’ve been reviewing power supplies I’ve yet to come across one. However, today we have quite an…

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Corsair GS800 (800W) Non-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction Today we take a look at another power supply from Corsair and we have the GS800 (V2) “Gaming Series” power supply in for testing. The GS800 boasts 80 Plus Bronze Certification, a bucket load of…

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XFX Pro 750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction XFX’s power supplies are easily getting a reputation for being some of the best value units on the market. While XFX don’t make any of their power supplies themselves, they do use one of the…

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Enermax Triathlor 700W Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction Enermax’s Triathlor series is one of their budget series of power supplies. The Triathlor series is below the Platimax, MaxRevo and Revolution87+ power supplies but above the NAXN82+ and NAXN Basic power supplies. The Triathlor…

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Antec Neo Eco 520W Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction The market for power supplies is crowded out with a variety of different wattages, certifications and cable designs but sometimes the consumer just wants a simple product that does the job. That is exactly what…

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Thortech Thunderbolt 1200W Semi Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction In my relatively short-lived career as a hardware reviewer I have come across a lot of brand names making (or sometimes rebadging) a lot of different products at numerous price points and market segments. Yet…

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Antec EarthWatts Platinum 450W Non-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction With energy efficiency becoming more and more important to consumers it was only a matter of time before 80 Plus Platinum was made available in low-wattage power supplies for relatively affordable price points. Currently we…

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Be Quiet Pure Power L8 CM 730W Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction Be Quiet’s reputation as a premium brand has gone from strength to strength in the PC hardware industry. Be Quiet perhaps became famous for their Dark Rock series of CPU coolers but alongside those they…

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Antec High Current Gamer 620W Semi Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction The 550-650W market of power supplies is highly competitive these days with it being the “sweet spot” for gaming systems. These “gaming power supplies” should have enough wattage to comfortably power most single and dual…

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XFX Pro 650W Core Edition Non Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction After having reviewed XFX’s Pro 750W Black Edition power supply I have high expectations of this next power supply from XFX. The XFX Pro 650W Core Edition power supply that we have here today is…

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Enermax Triathlor 450W Non-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction While Enermax are more associated with their ultra high performance enthusiast-class power supplies, like the Platimax 850W we reviewed recently, they do have a more budget range of power supplies – notably the Triathlor series.…

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Corsair CX500M (V2) Semi Modular Power Supply

Corsair’s CX Series of power supplies have become increasingly popular in the DIY PC market. They offer strong value for money, good build quality, Corsair’s trademark warranty service and offer up 80 Plus Bronze certification at…

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Antec High Current Gamer 850W Semi Modular Power Supply Review

Antec have been a veteran of the power supply game for quite some time and today we are taking a look at their High Current Gamer 850W (Semi-)Modular power supply. Antec’s High Current Gamer series was…

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Be Quiet! Straight Power E9 680W CM Semi Modular Power Supply

Be Quiet’s reputation as a premium brand has gone from strength to strength in the PC hardware industry. Be Quiet perhaps became famous for their Dark Rock series of CPU coolers but alongside those they have…

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Lepa G1000-MA Semi Modular Power Supply Review

Lepa are a subdivision of Enermax and although initially founded as a secondary “budget” brand, with the intention of reserving the Enermax branding for premium products, Lepa has actually spawned quite a few impressive products. Today…

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Cougar Power X 550W Non-Modular Power Supply Review

Cougar aren’t exactly the first brand name you think of when we mention power supplies. Cougar have made a name for themselves with some uniquely styled cases and fans at affordable price points but their involvement…

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Enermax Platimax 850W Semi Modular Power Supply Review

Enermax are one of the biggest names in high end power supplies these days and the Platimax branding has recognition throughout the industry as being one of the most efficient power supply units available thanks to…