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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Enermax Announces the Revolution X’T II PSU

Enermax launched their Revolution X’T series of Power supplies a few years back and now they are back with the successor to the series, the Revolution X’T II power supply. The new line of PSUs is built with the best components such as 100% Japanese capacitors as well as quite a few awesome features.

The Enermax Revolution X’T II power supply will be available as 450W, 550W, 650W, and 750W models and all of them come with the 80 Plus Gold certification and part of that is thanks to the use of 105°C Japanese electrolytic capacitors for maximum durability and stability.

The flat and modular cables help you to run a neat setup where you can leave out all the cables that you don’t need. Fewer cables make for a better-looking build and it also helps to decrease resistance and allow for a better airflow in your system. Speaking of air flow, the Revolution X’T series comes with a 139mm fan made by Enermax themselves and utilizing the patented Twister bearing fan to offer low noise at the same time as a long lifespan.

Another feature that will help to prolong the lifetime of the Revolution X’T series is the patented HeatGuard, also known as Fan-delay. It will keep the PSU fan running for 30 to 60 seconds after shutdown to dissipate the remaining system heat and thereby prolong the system life. Enermax also added all the relevant normal protections such as OCP (3.3V/5V), OVP, OPP, SCP, and SIP.

The power supplies are rated for 24/7 usage at 40 degrees which again is a sign that the PSU should live a very long time due to the use of components. Enermax also backs the units with a 5-year warranty.

The REVOLUTION X’t II series will be available in the retail market in February 2016, so that will be any day now.

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.

SilverStone Releases World’s Smallest Platinum Certified PSUs

The times where a powerful PC system needed to take up a lot of space is long gone, at least when we think in home use scenarios and not server farms. Size is one thing and we like to keep it small and out of the way most of the times, we just want the systems to work and provide their services, preferable as efficient as possible. With these two things in mind, SilverStone created the new Strider Platinum series of power supplies that are the world’s smallest 80 Plus Platinum full-modular ATX power supplies.

SilverStone offers three new versions in the Strider Platinum series, a 550W model (ST55F-PT), a 650W model (ST65F-PT), and a 750W model (ST75F-PT). All three units come with the same benefit of only being 140mm deep, that is quite a bit smaller than usual. The fully modular cables allow for a neat setup where you only connect what you actually need. The highly efficient PSUs are 24/7 certified for continuous power output with an operating temperature of 40 degrees Celcius.

The single +12V rail is class-lading and the PSUS have a strict plus minus 3% voltage regulation and low ripple and noise. Speaking of noise, not electronical but audible, the ultra-silent 120mm fan with intelligent semi-fanless operation keeps that down too.

The new SilverStone Strider Platinum PSUs will be available on October the 19th for an MSRP of $131.88, $143.88, and $165.48 respectively, exclusive VAT.

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.

Cooler Master Launches V Series Power Supply Units

Cooler Master officially launched their new V-series power supplies today and they look to be quite impressive. The V Series power supplies feature the most stable and efficient power supply unit in its class thanks to exclusive 3D circuit design and Silencio FP technology.

The new V-series power supplies are available in three different designs, one with 550W, one with 650W, and one with 750W. The three new units come with a fully modular design that includes flat cables. The V-series comes with Gold and Platinum ratings, but these three new units are all Gold. Cooler Master managed to put all this technology into a compact form factor that will fit pretty much any chassis that can take ATX power supplies.

The Silencio FP fan technology enhances the possible airflow and reduces vibrations at the same time. In return, you get an even more stable power supply.

The V550 and V650 come with the usual 20+4-pin and 4+4-pin motherboard connectors while the V750 features an extra 4+4-pin. The two small units feature two PCIe 6+2-pin connectors and the V750 again doubles that. When it comes to SATA, Molex, and Berg connectors, it looks a bit different. The V550 features six SATA power, three MOLEX, and one Berg. The V650 and V750 have eight SATA power connections, six Molex, and 1 Berg/Floppy connector.

The three new units will be available in Europe at the beginning of October 2015 for an MSRP of £89.99, £99.99, and £109.99 respectively for the V550, V650, and V750.

If your interest has been sparked, then I’d recommend that you head over to our review section and check out the full review on the new Cooler Master V750 PSU.


Cooler Master V750 Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction


Cooler Master is one of most recognisable and well-respected names in the PC component market. Over the years, Cooler Master has created some of the best power supplies, coolers and chassis around, not forgetting their gaming division CM Storm, which has delivered some very impressive headsets, keyboards, mice and much more too! With all that in mind, I am very excited to see another Cooler Master product in the office today, their brand new V750 power supply, which promises premium performance in a tidy and compact form factor.

“V Series power supplies feature the most stable and efficient power supply unit in its class thanks to exclusive 3D circuit design and Silencio FP technology. The V Series has fully modular flat cables with energy-saving 80PLUS Gold/Platinum ratings all delivered in a compact design smaller than most Power Supply Units (PSUs) in its class. The V series family is available in V550, V650, V750, V850, V1000 and V1200 watt variants perfect for gamers, enthusiasts and even system builders.” – Cooler Master

The V750 uses a unique 3D circuit design, Cooler Master’s own Silencio FP fan technology, fully modular flat cables, 100% Japanese capacitors and much more. The overall quality is reflected in the fact that this tidy, 150 x 140 x 86, form factor still delivers 750W of power at an 80 Plus Gold efficiency

There are three models available, the 550W, 650W and the 750W. We have the 750W at our disposal today, but all models come with 100-240Vac, good active PFC, >100,000 hours MTBF and are backed up by a reassuring 5-year warranty.

The box is very similar to previous Cooler Master designs and features a nice picture of the PSU, as well as a quick run down of the major features; 750W, Japanese Capacitors, 5-year warranty, Silencio fan and 80 Plus Gold.

Around the back, a run-down of the included cables and performance, but we’ll take a closer look at those ourselves in a moment.

In the box, you’ll find a nice cable storage bag, a collection of cable ties, four mounting screws and the mains adaptor.

 

EVGA Introduced Three New SuperNOVA P2 PSUs

EVGA has a lot of great hardware in their line-up already and there is no shortage of power supply choices either, but that doesn’t mean that more can’t be added and as such they’ve just introduced the 850 watt, 750 watt, and 650 watt versions of the award-winning P2 power supply series.

These new power supply units feature 80 Plus Platinum rated efficiency, and clean, continuous power to every component. These units get the most of out the power you supply them with, with 92% efficiency on 115VAC and 94% efficiency on 240VAC.

They are 100% modular and thereby allow you create the optimal cabling for your system, without any unnecessary cables cluttering your space.

The ECO mode ensures whisper silent operation where the fan completely stops under low and medium loads. It will only spin up when needed. The fan uses a double ball bearing system to ensure that it will last as long as the unit itself. And durability isn’t an issue with these power supplies as they are built with 100% Japanese capacitors and come backed by an amazing 10-year warranty.

Multi-GPU setups with Nvidia SLI and AMD Crossfire aren’t any problem either and everything is well protected thanks to the heavy-duty protections that include OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection).

EVGA Released New Models in the SuperNOVA G2 Line-Up

It has been three months by now since EVGA first introduced us to these two new power supply models, the EVGA SuperNova 650 G2 and Supernova 550 G2, and now they’re finally become available too.

These power supplies are based on the award winning G2 power supplies and feature an 80 Plus gold certification on the efficiency to provide clean power to all your components.

The CO Control Fan system offers fan modes to provide you with an absolute zero fan noise setup, when it isn’t needed. This means that no fan is spinning unless it’s needed and that’s just as wonderful on PSUs as it is on graphics cards.

The Supernova 650 G2 and Supernova 550 G2 are both backed by a 7-year warranty and they are built with 100% Japanese capacitors to make sure it easily lasts that time.

The PSUs are fully modular, allow for crossfire or SLI setups and come with all the protections you’ll want. OVP, UVP, OCP, OPP, and SCP are all included.

When a company sais that a product is available, it effectively means that it is on its way to the distributors who will then send it on to the shops where you can buy them. So while you might not be able to find it at your favorite shop yet, you should very soon.

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

EVGA Introduced SuperNOVA 650 GS and 550 GS Power Supplies

EVGA has introduced the two new power supplies to their award-winning GS lineup, the SuperNOVA 650 GS and 550 GS, and they’re said to come at a more affordable price. The new PSUs offer great performance with their 80 Plus Gold certification and completely silent operation under low loads as well a being completely modular.

The PSUs are built with high-quality Japanese capacitors to provide the 80 PLUS Gold certification with 90% (115VAC) / 92% (220VAC~240VAC) efficiency or higher under typical loads. That coupled with the low noise generation of the Teflon Nano-Steel Bearing fans could make them a great choice.

They are also fully Modular to reduce cable clutter in your case and improve the airflow. Of course the PSUs are ready for both NVIDIA SLI & AMD Crossfire setups and feature the ECO mode button that also could be labeled silent mode instead. The protections include OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection).

 

The new SuperNOVA 650 and 550 PSUs are backed by a 5-year warranty and EVGA customer support. No word on pricing or availability yet.

Thanks to EVGA for providing us with this information

 

Antec Announced VPF Series Power Supplies

Antec has announced their new line of entry-level PSUs, the VPF series that is available from 350W to 650W and come with the 80Plus Bronze certification and up to 88% efficiency.

The new PSUs use a 120mm plain bearings fan that is built for maximum durability and an adjustable speed. Available as 350 Watt, 450 Watt, 550 Watt and 650 Watt, the VPF series comes with full range of protections: overcurrent protection (OCP), overvoltage protection (OVP), undervoltage protection (UVP), short circuit protection (SCP), overload power protection (OPP), overheating protection (OTP), surge and inrush protection (SIP), low-load operation (NLO) and protection against temporary fall of voltage (BOP) renders the new VPF power units reliable and stable power suppliers.

 

All models of the VPF series come with a three-year warranty and a worldwide 24/7 lifetime support. The recommended retail prize of the VPF350 is £36.99, VPF450 is £42.99, VPF550 is £49.99, and the VPF650 will cost you £59.99.

Thanks to TechPowerUp for providing us with this information

DeepCool Adds DQ650 EVO and DQ750 EVO Power Supplies to Lineup

DeepCool has added two new mid-range semi-modular power supplies to their lineup and both come with an 80Plus Gold rating. The DQ750 EVO has 750 watts and the DQ650 EVO has 650 watts, as the names might suggest and that is the only difference between the two.

The units measure 150 x 160 x 86mm and are cooled by a 140mm silent fan. They have an MTBF rated for 120 thousand hours and come with OVP, SCP, OTP, UVP, OPP protections.

 

They don’t have a plenty of connectors, but there’s certainly enough for most normal setups: One 20+4 and one 4+4 pin for the motherboard, four 6+2 pin PCIe for dual graphic cards and for the universal powered parts there are eight SATA and four MOLEX connectors.

There wasn’t any mentioning of pricing or availability yet.

Thanks to DeepCool via TechPowerUp for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of DeepCool

 

Thermaltake Launches New Power Supply and Smart Software

We have already had a little preview at the new power supply at Computex 2014, and now they are officially launched. The latest Toughpower DPS G Series is an innovative 80 PLUS Gold certified and digitally-controlled power supply, ranging from 450W and up to 1050W. It is also compatible with the DPSApp software.

After receiving favourable reviews and feedbacks from many friends of media and associates on DPS Series last year, Thermaltake decided to expand the series with a much more reasonable price.

The new DPS G series with the aid of DPSApp Software not only provides the system with clean and stable power, it also creates an intelligent platform that allows users to monitor and record the status of power consumption, voltage distribution and the electricity cost for advance usage.

Out of all the PSU monitoring software applications, Thermaltake DPSApp is the most powerful, flexible, universal and easy-to-use supreme monitoring tool to have on the market.

The power supplies use 100% 105°C Japanese brand electrolytic capacitors and are Haswell Ready. For convenience all cables are modular on all models, 450W, 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W and 1050W. No word on pricing yet.

Thank you Thermaltake for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Thermaltake.