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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Fractal Design Integra M 550W 80Plus Bronze Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging


Fractal Design has been making high-end PC components for years, having already made a respectable name for themselves in the chassis market, making good ground in the PSU market and in the last couple of years, they’ve also been doing interesting things with water cooling too. Today, we are of course more interested in their PSU business, as we have their new 550W Integra in for review, a 80Plus Bronze rated semi-modular unit that is targeted at mid-range systems within a reasonably affordable budget range.

“Fractal Design Integra M units are equipped with a large temperature-controlled 120mm fan for reduced noise levels and optimum cooling. The Integra M is a great choice for medium-performance gaming computers and workstations.” – Fractal Design

Equipped with a compact 140mm form factor, this ATX power supply is well suited to chassis that has a compact design, and that should allow you more room for cable routing, longer graphics cards, cooling and more, dependant on your chassis configuration. Modular and flat style cables are also a big win, as they’re much easier to route and you can remove any cables you do not require, helping you achieve a much cleaner looking system build.

The Integra M ticks all the usual boxes, as you would expect any modern power supply to; OPP, OVP, UVP and SCP. You’ll also find good quality Taiwanese capacitors, bronze efficiency, a good quality 120mm fan, and a trusty 3-year warranty.

The packaging is nicely designed, as is always the case with Fractal Design products. On the front, we can see prominently displayed, the three years warranty, 80 Plus Bronze rating and the 550W power output.

Around the back, a little technical information on the performance, although we’ll be testing this ourselves shortly, as well as information about the fixed and modular cables.

In the box, there’s a simple user guide, mounting screws, cable ties, a couple of velcro straps and the mains power cable.

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.

Thermaltake Presents DPS G 1600W Power Supply @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – We have stopped by the Thermaltake stand to take a look at what they have to offer and the brand new Toughpower DPS G 1600W power supply has really caught our eye.

Featuring a 140mm fan, digital monitoring and 80PLUS Platinum efficiency rating; this is set to be a huge contender for the high-end market. The power supply will then feature all of the typical Thermaltake power supply features such as a huge 12v rail, Japanese capacitors and a fully modular cabling design.

We look forward to taking a closer look at this product in a future review. We will keep you updated with and news of events that happen during the remainder of Computex 2015.

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

 

Powerful 80Plus Platinum Rated 1250w PSU Released By Deepcool

Deep cool have already hit the market with a great range of power supplies that range from 400w for the lower end of the market, to 750w products that are ideal for multi-graphics card systems, but their fun doesn’t stop there! After a successful start in the power supply market, they’ve decided to up the power and offer something epic for the extreme performance end of the market, enthusiast gamers, overclockers and coin miners with the launch of the Deepcool Quanta DQ1250.

Offering up 1250W of continuous power, the DQ1250 is built with energy efficiency at its core performance, offering up a stunning 80Plus Platinum certification, the worlds strictest energy efficiency classification for powers supplies. This level of efficiency, as well as its might power output of 1250W is achieved through the use of top quality Japanese capacitors. The power supply features two 12V rails delivering 45A and 65A each output at peak consumption. As for regulatory, DQ1250 has CE, FCC, CCC, CB, EAC and TUV. And as for protection, this power supply has over voltage protection (OVP), short circuit protection (SCP) and over power protection (OPP).

A hybrid fan design uses a separate circuit design to keep the fan at zero rpm for silent performance when the peak PSU is under 30% load, or the ambient temperature is below 25 degrees, while fan delay technology will allow the Quanta’s 140mm fan to keep spinning for 15~30 seconds after being your system has been powered off, ensuring all parts cool down completely to help improve the lifespan of the components.

With flat ribbon cable design, it is quite easy to put the wires on the back of motherboard tray to get a great airflow in the case. This power supply is semi-modular design with only the mainboard and two ATX 12V CPU cable (700mm) fixed onto the power supply. All other cables are modular and packed in the box. There are 8 PCI-E (6+2Pin) connectors, 16 SATA connectors, 10 Peripheral (Big 4Pin) connectors and 3 pieces of extensional connectors: 2 for PCI-E and 1 for small 4Pin.

Deepcool have been on a bit of a roll recently, with one great product after another and we’re hoping the same is true of the Quanta DQ1250, and with high efficiency, high quality construction and components, and mighty performance this does look set to be a great option for extreme-systems and coin mining rigs. We don’t have pricing information just yet, but given the specifications we would expect it to be in excess of £200.

Thank you Deepcool for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Deepcool.