EVGA Bundles Grey Goo With Select Power Supplies

Getting free games bundles with your graphics card or motherboard isn’t something new, that has been around for quite a while now, but it is a rarity that we also see games being bundled with power supplies. In fact, I can’t remember it happening before myself. However, that is exactly what EVGA has done as the have gone ahead and bundled Grey Goo Definitive Edition with select power supplies.

The game isn’t just bundled with a one or two power supplies, this offer applies to pretty much the entire 80Plus Gold, Platinum, and Titanium rated power supply lineup, as you can see in the list below. Ranging from entry level 550W models all the way up to impressive 1600W models, the offer is made available for most people.

Grey Goo is a real-time strategy (RTS) game that combines classic strategy mechanics and a balanced combat system with an emphasis on large-scale decision-making. It puts you at the centre of a tactical struggle for survival – and ultimately, control of Ecosystem 9.

The game features both a single-player campaign as well as multiplayer action with your friends and enemies. In single player, you have the option to play one of three factions: Humans, Beta, and the Goo. The Humans are the masters of defensive architecture while the Beta only is described as a proud and versatile alien race. The Goo is probably what most people will want to play tho as that is the enigmatic and highly mobile life form made up of, yes you guessed it, grey goo. In the multiplayer part, you also get a fourth faction, the disruptive and unpredictable Shroud.

As always with this kind of offer, there are a few conditions to get the free game. You’ll have to have purchased the power supply on March the 25th, 2016 or later from an authorized reseller. You’ll also need to register the purchased product to get the game key. Once you’ve followed the redeem guide, you’ll get a game code emailed that you then can activate through your Steam app as you most likely have done with so many games before.

All the fine-print and the links to redeem your game can be found on the official mini-site for this Grey Goo offer.

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Aerocool Reveals Xpredator PSU Price and Availability

Aerocool recently revealed the new line of 80Plus Gold certified Xpredator power supplies, but at the time, they didn’t reveal the availability nor the pricing. We now have both these information at hand and will naturally share them with you. The new Aerocool Xpredator 550W, 650W, 750W, and 1000W models will be available at e-tailers and retails starting this week for a price of €75.00, €83.00, €88.50, and €139.00 Euro respectively.

With these four capacity options and a very reasonable price tag for a power supply unit with a gold rated efficiency, these PSUs should become quite popular despite that Aerocool mostly is known for their cooling options and PC chassis. The Xpredator Gold Series power supply units feature a modular design for easy cable management and convenience and the PSU also comes with some removable cable straps for further improvement in the cable management options. They use a single 12 Volts rail for high compatibility and extremely high current output. The maximum voltage deviation of the single rail is at ±3% thanks to the DC-to-DC design.

Aerocool installed a 120mm fan in the PSU which helps with the cooling and noise generation and the top model even comes with a 140mm. The PSUs support both the ATX12V v2.4 as well as EPS v2.92 so you can use them in all your setups. The main 20+4P and CPU 4+4P cable straps are up to 600mm long and sleeved. The removable cable straps, on the other hand, are utilizing black flat cables. You also get all the protections that you’ll want, including OVP, OCP, OPP, UVP, SCP, and SIP.

Corsair Unveils New RMx PSU Series

If you should be in the market for a new power supply or maybe a completely new system, then you might want to take a closer look at corsair’s latest offering. The new Corsair RMx series is 80 Plus Gold certified and comes with 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W and 1000W capacities.

The new series boasts one of the most popular features as of late as it decreases the overall noise in your system. When in low power consumption mode and your system isn’t drawing so much power that it generates too much heat, then the fan will not speed up and thereby create no noise. And we all love a silent system.

The new RMx series PSUs provide the high-quality electrical performance that you’ll want, using only industry-leading 105°C rated Japanese capacitors and specifically selected premium components to ensure long-term reliability and stability under even the most demanding conditions.

The series is fully modular, allowing you to install only the cables you need and keep everything neat and organized and they’re also compatible with Corsair’s wide range of optional cable mods in various colours.

Every PSU in the RMx range is backed by Corsair’s comprehensive 7-year warranty and Corsair’s worldwide customer support network.

The new PSUs should be available now as they are set for a September release and we’re pretty much at the end of that month. The suggested retail prices are $109.99 for the 550W model, $119.99 for the 650W, $129.99 for the 750W, $149.99 for the 850W, and $179.99 for the 1000W model.

Specifications

  • 80 PLUS Gold certified: Up to 90% or better efficiency for less excess heat and lower operating costs.
  • 100% all Japanese 105°C capacitors: Premium internal components ensure excellent electrical performance and long term reliability, even at 50°C ambient temperatures.
  • Zero RPM Fan Mode: Virtually silent operation at low and medium loads.
  • Fully Modular: Only use the cables you need for tidy builds and improved system airflow.
  • Seven-year warranty: A reassuring guarantee of reliability that will last over several system builds.

Antec HCP Platinum Continuous Power 1000W Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging


Antec have produced some extremely popular power supplies over the years, such as their very reliable PGS series, many of which I’ve owned and used myself over the years. For those with demanding systems, such as test benches, rendering systems and gaming rigs, their HCP Continuous Power units are a popular choice, so we’ve been eager to get one onto our test bench and see how good they really are!

The unit we have today is rated for 1000W with an 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, so there’s no doubt that this is a high-end/enthusiast unit, and that means it’s going to be something worth considering for those building a multi-GPU system thanks for the high power output and the potential long-term savings due to the high levels of efficiency. Of course, we’re also hoping to see stable power output and a whole lot more, so let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer.

“Antec’s High Current Pro Platinum series is the pinnacle of power supplies. High Current Pro Platinum is fully modular with a revolutionary 20+8-pin MBU socket for the needs of tomorrow. By using a PSU that is 80 PLUS® PLATINUM & ErP Lot 6: 2013 certified, operating up to 94% efficient, you can reduce your electricity bill by up to 25% when compared to many other power supplies. HCP Platinum’s innovative 16-pin sockets create a new level of flexibility by doubling the modular connectivity, supporting two different 8-pins connectors and even future connectors of 10, 12, 14 or 16-pins. Backed by a 7 year warranty and lifetime global 24/7 support, the HCP-1000 Platinum embodies everything a power supply can accomplish today.” – Antec

The unit comes with 4 high current +12V rails, a little old school, but balancing your per-rail load is not rocket science for any enthusiast. All the usual protection features are present and accounted for as well as 16-pin modular sockets.

In the box, you’ll find some documentation, a few velcro cable ties and screws, as well as the mains power cable.

There’s also a handy storage bag, which houses all of the included modular cables.

SuperFlower Leadex Platinum 750W & Titanium 1000W Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging


SuperFlower is one of the leading names in the PSU market, with a wide range of products that cater to a wide range of budgets, although their specialty certainly seems to be in the high-end market, where they offer an impressive range, both in terms of aesthetics and performance for the enthusiast and prosumer markets. Today, I’ll be taking a look at not one, but two of the latest SuperFlower power supplies; the Platinum rated 750W and the Titanium rated 1000W.

Platinum and Titanium rated efficiencies are both very impressive, especially given that many consumers rarely shop above 80Plus Gold. The end result from these higher ratings is that the PSUs should be extremely efficient and could potentially save you some money on your electricity bill in the long run; which is no bad thing. This isn’t a head-to-head “which is best” review, as they’re both spec’d to have their own strength, one for the usual high-end user, the other is aimed a little more at the enthusiast side, so it’ll be interesting to see if spending that bit extra is really worth it overall.

Packaging and Contents – Leadex Platinum 750W

First up we have the 750W Platinum, which comes nicely packaged in a rather eye-catching box.

Around the back, we have a quick run down of all the major features; we’ll take a closer look at those in a moment.

In the box, you’ll find all the usual bits first; power cable, owners manual and some chassis mounting screws.

Corsair RMi Series RM1000i Fully-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging


The latest range of Corsair PSUs are here at last! The new RMi series is something of an upgrade, offering higher quality components, higher performance and more features compared to the last generation; pretty much everything you would expect from the latest range of anything tech related. Corsair has a rock solid reputation in the system building market, delivering popular and competitive products from CPU coolers, chassis, power supplies and more, so we’re hoping to see them put up a good fight on our test bench today.

The RMi series has a lot in common with the current RM series PSU units, as it still offers all the high-end features you would expect; 80 Plus Gold Certification, fully modular cables, Zero RPM fan modes (up to 40% load), silent component selection (reduced coil whine) and LLC resonant mode topology w/ DC to DC (improves efficiency and voltage regulation). However, the RMi series is setting the bar even higher, with a 7 year warranty, all Japanese capacitors, full output at 50c, a fluid dynamic bearing fan, digital output for additional Corsair Link monitoring capabilities, as well as additional Corsair Link control capabilities, which includes custom fan profiles and the ability to toggle the +12v rail from multiple to single rail modes.

“Corsair RMi Series power supplies are fully modular and optimized for silence and power efficiency. Zero RPM Fan Mode means that the fan doesn’t spin until the power supply is under heavy load, and the fan itself is custom-designed for low noise operation even at high loads. 80 PLUS Gold rated efficiency saves you money on your power bill, and the flat black cables are fully modular so you can enjoy fast, neat builds. The Corsair RMi Series is built with high-quality components, including all Japanese electrolytic capacitors, and is guaranteed to deliver clean, stable, continuous power, even at ambient temperatures as high as 50°C. Users can also install Corsairs Link software to monitor power usage and fan speed. With 650W, 750W, 850W and 1000W models available there is a Corsair RMi power supply suitable for potentially any PC configuration.” – Corsair

Packaging and Contents

The RM1000i offers up, you guessed it, 1000 watts of power. There’s a nice and clear image of the PSU on the front of the box, as well as a quick run-down of the major features on the rest of the packaging, such as the 80 Plus Gold certification and semi-passive cooling design.

In the box, you’ll find the manual, warranty guide, power cable, screws and a few cable ties to help you keep everything neat and tidy.

CRYORIG Presented IoT Enabled PSU

Let’s face it, most new PC hardware is just old shoes in new boxes, with improvements but still basically the same. But once in a while a new product comes along that has a nice twist and in this case it is a power supply.

CRYORIG displayed their newest idea at Computex, an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled power supply. The CRYORIG Pi is only a proof of concept so far and it is working and being demonstrated. The actual line of products is targeted for a release in 2016 with wattage ranging from 600 to +1000 Watts and 80 Plus Gold to Platinum certifications.

Internet of Things is gaining a lot of momentum at the moment and in short, these are smart devices that lets you control their actions from anywhere through remote connections. This is also the case for CRYORIGS new Pi power supply that will allow you to wake or shut your system down remotely thanks to the patent pending Zero Hassle Hardware Wake (ZHH Wake) technology that directly controls your motherboard.

Forgot to shut down your system before you left home, do it from anywhere. Need to boot up your extra file server and access some data from a remote location, no problem. Read in the news that a thunderstorm is closing on your home, shut down the system until it has passed. There are a lot of possibilities with this technology.

From this base CRYORIG’s Pi line can extend further capabilities such as fan speed control, energy usage recording and management, electric bill estimations as well as PSU health and deterioration reporting all directly to a mobile phone app.

This is a pretty cool and innovative idea, let us just hope that it will actually result in a final product and not end up never being released such as Captherms Multiphase cooler we saw at CES two years in a row – but never any actual product.

Corsair Displays RMi Series PSU at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – Corsair is showcasing their PSUs among other things at this year’s Computex and we stopped by to take a look. On display is the RMi Series with 1000W, 850W, 750W, and 650W models.

The RMi series are high-performance power supplies with gold certification for efficiency. They are built with high-end Japanese capacitors and the fans use high-end fluid dynamic bearings.

The RMi series is fully modular, allowing you to create the best possible cable management.

Corsairs Digital Link allows you to connect the digital PSU to your system for temperature and output monitoring.

On display was also a 600W SFX PSU featuring a 92mm fan and modular cable sets.

Specifications

  • 80 PLUS Gold certified: High-efficiency operation for less excess heat and lower operating costs
  • 100% all Japanese 105°C capacitors: Premium internal components ensure solid power delivery and long-term reliability
  • Zero RPM Fan Mode: Allows for virtually silent operation at low and medium loads
  • Configurable +12V rail options: Can be run in the default multi-rail +12V mode, or toggled to single-rail operation
  • Corsair Link Digital: Advanced desktop application lets users monitor and log fan speed, voltages and power consumption, as well as control fan speed and toggle the +12V rail from multi-rail to a single +12V rail
  • Seven-year warranty: A guarantee of reliable operation that will last across several system builds
  • Suggested Retail Prices:
    – 650W – $129.99 MSRP
    – 750W – $139.99 MSRP
    – 850W – $159.99 MSRP
    – 1000W – $189.99 MSRP

Raidmax Vampire PSU Series and Winterfall Chassis Revealed

Raidmax have just revealed their new Vampire PSU series, as well as their budget friendly Vampire Winterfall chassis. The power supplies are targeted at the budget friendly end of the market, but come well equipped with features such as 80PLUS Gold certification that should offer good value for money in terms of reliability and efficiency.

The Vampire PSUs are designed for gaming systems, so they’re equipped with extra quiet and temperature controlled 135mm fans, semi-modular cables; the ATX and EPS plugs are pre-fitted. The Vampire PSUs are equipped with dual 12V rails, all are 80PLUS Gold certified and come equipped with a range of protection features such as OPP, OVP, UVP and SCP.

The Winterfall chassis features a very aggressive front panel design that has been given a soft touch finish and features a huge side panel window to help show off your build. It comes with support for E-ATX motherboards, graphics card of up to 330mm in length and tall CPU coolers. There are seven hard drive bays, each with support for 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives, five 5.25″ drive bays on the front, and ten PCI expansion slots around the back that’ll be perfect for multi-GPU configurations.

The top panel is well equipped too, with a 2.5″ drive dock, fan controller and USB 3.0 ports. The rest of the chassis features dust filters, tool-free drive installation and cable routing space.

The Vampire PSUs will start at 74.99 EUR for the 700w model up to 114.99 EUR for the 1000w model. The Winterfall chassis is also rather affordable at just 129.99 EUR for the white model and 119.99 EUR for the black model. All prices are MSRP and include 19% VAT.

Thank you Raidmax for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of TechPowerUp.