ENERMAX Released MAXPRO PSU Series

Enermax has a lot of experience in the cooling and power supply market, and the newest MAXPRO series looks to be another stable power supply, designed to last for a long time. The new series will come with 400, 500, 600, and 700 watts to cover most users needs. Due to an adequate number of 8-pin PCI-Express connectors and a massive 12V rail, the MAXPRO ensures a stable power supply of performance-capable gaming PCs. The PSU measures just 14cm in depth, so it’ll also fit into small form factor cases.

Enermax didn’t just want a stable and efficient power supply, they also wanted ultra-quiet operation. Their engineers improved the fan control and also replaced the usual ball bearing fan with their own 12cm fan using Twister Bearings. With just 500 RPM, the new MAXPRO power supplies operate virtually silent at standard loads up to 50%. When peaking over 90% load, the MAXPRO’s fan exceeds 1,500 RPM but doesn’t generate mechanical side noises thanks to the Twister Bearing technology.

Efficiency and safety are two important aspects of a PSU. At a usual system load of 20 to 50%, the power supply achieves an average efficiency of 87% to comply with both EU’s eco-design regulations as well as the international 80 Plus certification. Enermax applied high-quality and performance-capable components which ensure a 24/7 non-stop operation at 40°C. In case of malfunctions or defects, the advanced SafeGuard protects the PSU and the system components against over-current, over-voltage, over-power, short circuit as well as sudden power surges (OCP, OVP, OPP, SCP & SIP) and the unit itself is covered by a 3-year manufacturer warranty.

The new Enermax MAXPRO series is available now apart from the 700W model, that one won’t be ready until the mid of April. The MSRPs are €49.90 for the 400W, €59.90 for 500W, €67.90 for 600W and €79.90 for the 700W model.

Thanks to ENERMAX for providing us with this information

Super Flower 1600W Titanium, Platinum & Gold PSUs Now Available in Europe

Caseking and Overclockers UK are bringing more high-end power supplies to the European market in the form of the Super Flower Leadex 80 Plus Titanium, Platinum and Gold certified 1600W PSUs.

The Leadex PSUs come with 94%, 92% and 90% efficiency respectively, but otherwise the single-rail power supplies are the same. They come with one 20+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V, one 8-Pin EPS12V, one 4+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V, nine 6+2-Pin-PCIe, five 6-Pin-PCIe, fourteen SATA, five 4-Pin-Molex and two Floppy/Berg connectors.

Features

  • 100% Full Modular Cabling Design For Easy Cable Management
  • 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

 

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 150 x 86 x 220 mm (W x H x D)
  • Fan: 140 mm DBB(automatic control, semi-passive)
  • Colour: Black (power supply, fan)
  • Fully Modular Design
  • Active PFC
  • 3.3V: 24 A
  • + 5V: 24 A
  • + 3.3V & + 5V combined: 120 W
  • + 12V: 1,599.6 W / 133.3 A
  • – 12V: 6 W / 0.5 A
  • + 5VSB: 15 W / 3.0 A
  • Safety: cTUVus/TUV/CB/CE/FCC/C-Tick/BSMI/RoHS/CCC

The Super Flower Leadex PSUs come backed by a five-year warranty and will set you back £299.99, £259.99, and £224.99 respectively and are ready for pre-orders at Overclockers. Caseking has all three in stock where they will cost you €349.90, €299.90, and €269.90 respectively.

Thanks to Caseking and Overclockers UK for providing us with this information

Thermaltake Reveal Latest TR2 Bronze Series Power Supplies

Thermaltake have just revealed their new TR2 Bronze Series of power supplies. The new PSUs are targeted at the low-to-mid budget market, but pack enough features to satisfy the demands of your average gaming PC and general desktop user.

The TR2 Bronze, as the name suggests, comes with 80 PLUS Bronze certification, which is great news for those who want a little extra performance and efficiency from their power supply. There will be three models available from launch; the 450W, 500W and the 600W.

All TR2 PSUs come with high-quality components that make them capable of non-stop usage, while providing stability and reliable performance. They comply with the latest ATX 12V 2.3 standards and feature a 120mm temperature controlled fan to help ballance performance and accoustics.

Features

  • Ultra Quiet Fan: Large 120mm cooling fan with intelligent RPM control delivers the ultimate cooling performance with a silent operation.
  • Elongated Cables: The extra long cables enable enthusiasts and power users to properly route the cables in optimal location to prevent airflow blockage, thereby significantly improving the computer system’s overall thermal efficiency, as well as the aesthetic.
  • 80 PLUS Bronze Certified and Haswell Ready: TR2 Bronze series saves energy through its high energy efficiency of up to 85%, and is 80 PLUS Bronze certified.
  • High Quality Japanese Main Capacitor: A high-quality Japanese capacitor produces supreme stability and performance with low impedance characteristics. This delivers a stable operation over an extended period of time, as well as excellent reliability.
  • Massive and Dedicated Single +12V Output: The TR2 Series is equipped with a powerful +12V rail, superior performance under any and all types of system loading.

No word on pricing just yet, but expect more details to follow soon.

Thank you Thermaltake for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Thermaltake.

Xilence Performance A Series 730W Non-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging


During August 2013 the parent company of well-known German brand Be Quiet, Listan GmbH & Co. KG (Listan for short), announced their takeover of the German-Taiwanese brand “Xilence”. As part of the deal Listan took complete ownership of the entire Xilence portfolio and all of its trademarks. The Xilence brand now operates as a separate subsidiary company and brand under the Listan parent company. With the Xilence brand, Listan are hoping to address the mainstream and volume market segments of power supplies and cooling fans while reserving Be Quiet for more expensive and premium product offerings. The transition from its previous ownership to its new guidance and direction under Listan has now started to take effect. In mid-July Xilence presented their newest product range: the Performance A power supply Series. The main target of the Performance A Series is good quality power with competitive pricing. The Performance A series offers 430, 530, 630 and 730 watt variants with retail prices of €33.90, €37.90, €45.90 and €52.90 respectively. Today we are able to take a look at the Performance A Series 730W model and see exactly what it has to offer.

Packaging and Contents

The packaging of the Xilence brand is fairly basic reflecting the budget orientation of the product. The box points out the 80 Plus and ErP 2014 certifications. It also quite amusingly has a box stating that it is “ready for graphics cards” – well with 730W on offer I’d certainly hope so!

Around the back of the box we see the influence the new leadership has had. Just like Be Quiet, Xilence now list all the different connectors out and the lengths of each cable, good information to have especially for such a budget unit.

The included accessories are fairly basic, we find a power cable, four black screws and a brief user manual.

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.

Images courtesy of TechPowerUp.

Corsair AX1500i 80 Plus Titanium PSU Now Available

Corsair is one of the most popular brands on the market for PSU products, and today marks a big milestone in the companies history as they launch their new AX1500i PSU. The much anticipated AX1500i Digital ATX Power Supply is packed full of features that really set it apart from the competition, launching as the new flagship PSU in the Corsair range.

“The new power supply uses Corsair’s second-generation digital architecture, a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to control power output, resulting in tighter DC voltage output regulation and superior stability for your valuable PC’s components. The AX1500i’s incredible efficiency also results in greatly reduced heat, allowing the PSU to operate in a truly silent Zero-RPM fan mode at loads of up to 450W. Even when delivering its maximum 1500W of power, a high-quality 140mm Dynamic Fluid Bearing (DFB) fan allows the AX1500i to operate quietly.” said Corsair in a recent press release.

It’s the 1500w of power that really grabs your attention, with many enthusiast users out there that run systems with quad-GPU configurations for gaming / rendering, extreme overclocking, crypto currency mining and more, you can find yourself needing 1500w quicker than you might think. Of course 99.9% of the gaming market doesn’t need a PSU anywhere near this powerful, although many users think they do, they don’t.

Should you have a need of something this powerful, you’re going to be sapping a lot of electricity on a daily basis. Corsair has built the AX1500i to the incredible 80 Plus Titanium efficiency standard, making it incredibly energy efficient despite its high power output. Getting that power to your components should be easy too, as Corsair bundle a huge array of cabling choices that can handle everything thing 4-way SLI and CrossFire X setups, as well as Corsair Link technology.

“After we released the AX1200i, the world’s first digital ATX PSU, our customers came to us asking for an even higher wattage AXi PSU to power their most demanding PCs.” said Aaron Neal, product manager of PSUs at Corsair. “For them, we created AX1500i with more power and 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. We look forward to seeing the extreme dream PCs that top enthusiasts power with AX1500i.”

  • Fluid dynamic bearing
  • Includes 8 PCI-E cables with 10 total connectors for GPUs
  • Over 94% efficiency at 50% load (115V)
  • 100% Japanese 105°c capacitors
  • Native USB support for Corsair Link
  • Dimension: 150mm x 86mm x 225mm
  • 7-year warranty
  • $449.99 MSRP

Pricing, Availability, and Warranty

The AX1500i Digital ATX Power Supply is backed by a seven-year warranty and is available now directly from www.corsair.com. The new PSU will also be available from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors in late May. The suggested US retail price is $449.99 USD.

Thank you Corsair for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Corsair.