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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Thermaltake Unveiled Latest Toughpower DPS G Platinum Series

Thermaltake unveiled its latest power supplies in the Toughpower DPS G Platinum series and it isn’t the average run-of-the-mill power supply either. It is an 80 Plus Platinum certified and digitally controlled power supply and it comes in three wattage sizes: 850W, 1050W, and 1200W.

The new Toughpower DPS G Platinum Series with the aid of the DPS G Software, DPS G PC APP 2.0, DPS G Smart Power Management Cloud 1.0, provides the system with not only clean and stable power, but also three intelligent platforms that allows users to monitor and record the status of power consumption, voltage distribution, and the electricity cost for advance usage. The SPM Platform also helps to save energy, reduce CO2 emission, and in turn protect the environment.

The power supplies are built with a massive single +12V rail, high-quality Japanese capacitors, and has a 140mm ultra quiet fan with smart fan control. It is fully modular, allowing you to connect just the cables you need for a clean and organized system build. It also features all the protections you’ll want such as Over Current, Over Power, Over Voltage, Under Voltage, Over Temperature, and Short-Circuit protection.

It is also a power supply that should last you a long time as it comes with a minimum mean time before failure of 120,000 hours, which equals to 5000 days or almost 14 years. Thermaltake knows they got a great product on their hand and it shows. This is also reflected in the 7-year warranty that the PSUs are backed by.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1200W Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging


be quiet! are regarded as one of the best brands in the business, from their high-end CPU coolers, system fans and of course their power supplies, many of which are regarded as some of the coolest, quietest and best make products available today. Obviously, the quiet part is a given, with a name like be quiet!, if they made noisy products, it would be quite a disappointment. To achieve quiet performance, be quiet! uses high-quality components, premium grade build quality and design, so it’s no surprise that they’ve won many awards in the past; will we see a repeat performance today?

The Dark Power Pro 11 is the latest entry in their popular Dark Power Pro series. There are a few notable features to this power supply that make it stand out from the competition. First we’ve got the new SilentWings 3 135mm fan which features the new 6-pole motor, a redesigned bearing, the lowest startup rotational speed in the market (under 250FPM) and more; promising virtually inaudible performance and improved cooling. Of course, power delivery is improved too, with high-quality PFC capacitors, higher efficiency, improved voltage stability, regulation and more!

Packaging and Contents

As you can see, the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 comes in the usual packaging design of any other be quiet! product. Down the left side of the box, it’s marked “high-end”, although the words “80 Plus Platinum” and “1200w” are also strong indicators that this is a high-end/enthusiast focused product.

The Dark Power Pro 11 is semi-modular and comes with a hard-wired 24-pin, not big deal since literally all systems will need this cable and making it modular would only add to the cost. There are two CPU power cables, an 8-pin and a 4+4, Four SATA/Molex cables with FDD options. One of the more important cables, there are four PCIe cables, three with dual 6+2 connectors and a single 6pin PCIe cable. Finally, you’ll also find external fan connector cables, more on those in a moment, and the Overclocking Key add-on.

In the box, we found two power cables, one for EU and one for UK, although we expect this will differ based on region.

Included extras from left to right, are the fan adaptor cables, OC jumper, Overclocking Key switch, screws, cable ties, thumb screws and two Velcro cable ties.

be quiet! Mega Upgrade Bundle Competition (EU)

It’s competition time once again and we’ve cooked up something very special for you this time courtesy of the awesome people at be quiet! We’ve got one big prize to giveaway to one lucky winner, offering you the perfect set of components to give your system a fantastic be quiet! makeover.

One lucky winner will win:

  • be quiet! Silent Base 800 Chassis
  • 1200w be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 Power Supply
  • Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

We reviewed the Silent Base 800 and the Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler recently and were very impressed with them, so they’ll no doubt make excellent additions to any setup. The Dark Power Pro series are regarded as some of the best PSUs on the market and with 1200w of power, the prize we’re giving away should be more than enough to take your gaming rig to the next level.

I’d like to say a massive thank you to be quiet! for providing us with these prizes and if you want to say thanks, stay up to date with the latest product information and competitions, you can like their Facebook page and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

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SuperFlower Leadex Platinum 1200W Power Supply Competition!

It’s competition time again and this time, we’ve got some incredibly special for you! We’ve teamed up with SuperFlower to giveaway one of their stunning 1200W Leadex Platinum power supplies. This is some seriously sexy enthusiast gear and will no doubt look and perform great in any high-end system.

Priced at £185.99, the Leadex isn’t cheap, but you do get a lot of features for your money that will no doubt appeal to those building a high-end gaming system, or even those who plan on doing some extreme overclocking.

Firstly, to say a massive thank you to SuperFlower for providing us with this incredible prize, you can like the official SuperFlower Facebook page, which is a great way to stay up to date with the latest news on this product as well as other competitions and more!

Features

  • 100% Full Modular Cabling Design For Easy Cable Management
  • 80 PLUS ® Platinum Certified, 91.07% 92.44% 90.47% Efficiency At 20% 50% 100% Rated Load
  • Full Range Auto Voltage Detection Design 100V~240V (Active PFC)
  • Comply With ATX 12V. V2.2, EPS 12V. V2.91 & SSI EPS 12V. V2.92 Specification
  • Comply With Energy Star Standard & EuP (Energy Using Products) Regulation
  • Over Voltage Protection / Over Current Protection / Over Power Protection / Short Circuit Protection / Under Voltage Protection
  • Support All Intel/AMD Multi-Core CPU & ATX/BTX Compatible Motherboards
  • Support NVIDIA® SLI & ATI CrossFireX High Performance Graphic Card
  • Patented Easy To Use & Install Crystal Clear Cube Connectors with LED
  • More than 2,000 times On/Off test
  • Unleaded Green Materials with RoHS/WEEE Compliance
  • Perfect For Professional & High Performance Gaming System

Specification:

  • Type: ATX
  • Maximum Power: 1200W
  • Fans: 1 x 14cm
  • PFC: Active
  • +12V Rails: 1
  • Modular Cable: Yes 100% modular cable design
  • Input Voltage: Full Range – 100V~240V
  • Input Frequency Range: 50 ± 3 Hz / 60 ± 3 Hz
  • Output: +3.3V@20A ; +5V@20.0A ; +12V@99.9A ; -12V@0.5A ; +5Vsb@2.5A
  • Protection: OVP/OCP/OPP/SCP/UVP
  • Dimension: 200mm(L) x 150mm(W) x 86mm(H)

Connectors

  • 1 x 20+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
  • 1 x 8-Pin EPS12V
  • 1 x 4+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
  • 8 x 6+2-Pin-PCIe
  • 10 x SATA
  • 5 x 4-Pin-Molex
  • 1 x Floppy
  • Warranty: 5yr

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EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2 Power Supply Now Available

EVGA have just released their latest SuperNOVA series power supply, and rated at 80 Plus Platinum, their new 1200w behemoth is more than capable of powering an ultra-high end rendering workstation, mining rig (if people still do that), or just an awesome gaming system.

Thanks to it’s fully modular design, high amperage single 12V raid, Japanese Nippon Chemi-Con solid state capacitors, 140mm double ball bearing fan, as well as all the usual safety features such as over power, under power, over voltage, short circuit and over current protection, the new NOVA has just about everything you could want from a premium grade power supply.

The price is a bit steep at $269.99, but the NOVA series has proven to be a solid investment in the past, and one cannot simply ignore the fact that it comes backed up by a stunning 10-year warrant.

Thank you TechPowerUp for providing us with this information.

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Seasonic Presents its Latest PSU’s at Computex 2014

PSUs play a great role in desktop configurations and with the new technologies coming out soon, Seasonic saw fit to present their solutions as well. The company has revealed at Computex 2014 its 80 PLUS Platinum series 1050 W and 1200 W, the upgraded 80 PLUS Gold X series 1050 W and 1250 W models, as well as the 80 PLUS Bronze series.

Looking at the 80 PLUS Gold X series, Seasonic appears to have made the series fully modular. What that means is users will not have to deal with a whole bunch of unused cables taking space in their PC case, rather the company has given the ability to choose what cables the user requires and giving him the option to manually attach them. Also, the X series PSUs have been granted the Hybrid Silent Fan Control support, in addition to an upgraded D2D platform.


The latest and most powerful of the series, the 80 PLUS Platinum series, having an up to 92% efficiency, is said to feature a full array of ultra-efficient power supplies, ranging from 400 W to 1200 W, having all models fully modular. A special fanless model will be included in the series which Seasonic believes will be ‘sought’ by many users for its performance and noise level ratio.


Seasonic has introduced a new Honeycomb structure air vents design to both of its PSU series described above, including the 80 PLUS Bronze S12II, with efficiency of up to 85%, allowing for an optimum air circulation and heat dispersion. The S12II also seems to feature black-coloured flat cables and silent 120mm FLuid Dynamic Bearing fans. In addition, the 80 PLUS Bronze M12II Evo features all of the S12II’s characteristics, along with Fluid Dynamic Bearing fans and an extreme silent mode, activated when the PC is not requiring a lot of power to process applications.