Items tagged with PSU

There's a steady flow if news rolling in today. A trio of our compatriots have posted some reviews we thought you'd like to check out.  First up, the Tech Report has posted a review of AMD's brand new Athlon 64 X2 6000 . They tested the CPU with the 64-bit version of Vista, so if you'd like to see how it stacks up to the Core 2 Duo in a 64-bit environment, TR's got the scoop. [H]Enthusiast has a review posted of the Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus. As its name implies, this mobo is based upon and NVIDIA nForce SLI chipset, but what makes it somewhat unique is that Asus bolted together the nForce 650i SLI chipset with the older 570 SLI SB to make a sort of hybrid board that supports... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just posted a new article here at HotHardware.com in which we evaluate the features and performance of OCZ's brand-new ProXStream 1000W power supply. Here's a snip from the article: "The unit is amazingly small for a 1000W power supply; as similar units form other companies typically require extended depth designs, which can require larger cases in order to be mounted properly. The OCZ unit, on the other hand, has the depth of a standard ATX power supply, meaning it can be mounted in nearly every standard ATX chassis on the market today." Read The Rest Right... Read more...
Ultra Products to Unveil World's First 2000W ATX PC Power Supply at CES   FLETCHER, OH - January 3, 2006 - Ultra Products, a global leader in technology solutions, today announces that it will unveil the world's first 2000W ATX Power Supply Unit for the PC at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The Ultra X3 Modular 2000W PSU has a footprint similar to some competitors' 1000W units (just 10.25 inches) and is 80% efficient under typical loads.  The 2000W X3 will be available to consumers sometime in early 2007.  The product will be on display at the ShowStoppers media showcase at the Wynn Hotel on Monday night, January 8th.    ... Read more...
Hello Everyone. Now that the long holiday weekend is behind us, and we've all woken from our involuntary tryptophan naps, we thought it was time to get some fresh content posted! Today at HotHardware, we have an article posted where we evaluate the features and performance of two high-end power supply units, the modular Thermaltake Toughpower 750Q and the beastly 1.1KW Tagan Turbojet TG1100-U95. Here's a snip from the piece: "Power -- It's one of the most important factors for peak system performance and stability. Yet, the PSU is still an often overlooked PC component. While not as sexy as a high-end motherboard, video card or RAM,... Read more...
Power -- It's one of the most important factors for peak system performance and stability. Yet, the PSU is still an often overlooked PC component. While not as sexy as a high-end motherboard, video card or RAM, the power supplying these components is just as important as the components themselves.  With the heightened demands of the latest computing hardware, ample power is an increasingly important consideration for performance and stability. Dual GPU configurations are now commonplace and CPUs are sporting multiple cores, all of which place greater demand on the PSU.  Throw some overclocking into the mix and a common 550w PSU will crack under the stress, which can end up... Read more...
The folks at HardwareLogic have taken a look at Quad-Rail power supply from "Be-Quiet" called the StraightPower 600W.  As sure you can infer from the company's name that the StraightPower 600W is supposed to be a quiet PSU, but it's also supposed to be plenty powerful as well. In the end, HardwareLogic really liked this unit but wished it had a few more features to set it apart from the competition. "Today, more than ever, we need not only great performance from our rigs, but we are also taking a stand against hellishly hot rigs that are as loud as a rock concert. Enter Be-Quiet. This company has spent the last few years... Read more...
  As computer enthusiasts, we all love to see PC components get more and more powerful. Unfortunately, with this increasing power often comes an increase in power demands. This is especially true of video cards. In fact, it can be reasonably argued that if it weren't for the high-end video card market, power supplies probably wouldn't be anywhere near the 600W or more that we see in typical enthusiast-level PSUs these days. When you begin to crave high-end dual or quad GPU configurations, you must realize that a high quality and high capacity power supply is probably in your future. Fortunately, both NVIDIA and ATI make your search for an acceptable PSU a little easier as both companies... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Corsair's brand new modular CMPSU-620HX 620W power supply. Here's a snip from the article... "Over the course of the last few years, Corsair has expanded their product line to address additional markets beyond memory modules. Here, the industry has also seen water-cooling units under the COOL brand as well as flash memory drives launched under the Flash Voyager USB brand name. Today, we find Corsair venturing into yet another enthusiast market segment with the launch of the company's first ever series of power supplies." You can read the rest right here. If you liked this article, please... Read more...
Avid readers of HotHardware will certainly recognize the brand Corsair as one of the most respected and reputable companies within the industry. Since 1994, the company has made a name for themselves by offering some of the most stable and overclocker-friendly memory on the market. Backed with exceptional reliability and stellar support, the company has become renowned in the industry as one of the top names in memory. Over the course of the last few years, Corsair has expanded their product line to address additional markets beyond memory modules. Here, the industry has also seen water-cooling units under the COOL brand as well as flash memory drives launched under the Flash Voyager USB brand... Read more...
If you're dreaming of building a top quality system, with a dual-core processor, top of the line ATI CrossFire or Nvidia SLI graphics setup, and a bunch of hard drives, than you'll probably need one heck of a power supply to keep everything running smooth. Especially if you plan on overclocking the beast. There aren't many 700w+ Power Supply Units out there, but if you feel you need one, than Legion Hardware has a review you might be interested in. "I began to look at power supplies and quickly realized there were few options available above 700 watts, at least ones that I would trust. For me power supplies are like memory... Read more...
Personally I've never even considered trying this, but apparently it works out ok. The folks over at Hardware Zone even fashioned a clever Y-shaped ATX power cable for the project. The two system's aren't any kind of powerhouse(no SLI), but you'd be surprised just how little power is being consumed. "If you've wondered if it's possible to run two systems with a single power supply unit, then the answer would definitely be a YES. We took it further with Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and running them silent with passive heatsinks. Find out more about this Computex Taipei 2006 technology demo at MSI's booth right here."... Read more...
With today's super-fast, power hungry processors and multi-GPU rigs, power supplies are getting a lot more attention than they used to.  DriverHeaven has taken a look new 550W PSU from the folks at Cooler Master, and they ended up liking it enough to give it an award. "To follow up on the success of the Real Power 450W PSU, Cooler Master has released the new Real Power 550W SLI. It complies with both the Intel standard ATX 12V V 2.01 and SSI standard EPS 12V V2.1. They recommend the Real Power 550W as a viable solution for high end workstations and gaming rigs that contain those power hungry dual graphic card solutions based on SLI... Read more...
Having a PSU to test various parts can be a handy thing to have, and for a few bucks you can make one without too much trouble. Modders-Inc.com will show you how to make one, but if you're not comfortable with hardware and basic wiring, you might want to hold off on building one of these. "Modders are always looking for a way to test lights, parts, or LEDs for lighting effects. No one uses the AT standard anymore but those Power Supplies are still available, either from old machines or real cheap. For $12 USD or less you can build one with new parts or if you already have the PSU it is only the cost of the switch."... Read more...
Some of you will remember the little bit of information we posted on this nifty device a while back. Well today Epiacenter has the product, and are ready to share their opinion on the world's smallest PSU. How small is it? It's really, really small. "It's just a little bit larger then a normal size ATX connector but it's more powerful then an ordinary ATX connector and best of all, it's yellow. After some time of reasearching, the guys from Ituner managed to create what is now the smallest PSU on the world."And more importantly, it seems to be very reliable.... Read more...
The picoPSU-120 12V DC-DC ATX PSU isn't your typical PSU as the "120" implies. Nonetheless, this is an ingenious little device is rated at 120 Watts and can handle a max load of 140 watts to your existing setup, say for that power hunger new video card that's draining your current power source.  Instead of shelling out big bucks for a new power supply, just add this puppy to your system and you'll get 120Watt of additional power and a few more power leads along the way.  Very cool little device if it works well.  Check out the review and see for yourself."The picoPSU has received a good deal of attention since it was shown off at CES just a few weeks ago. Pictures of... Read more...
Yeah folks, it's late, but the news keeps on rolling! I'm sure many of you are wanting to get your hands on ATI's new Radeon X1800XT, so I've been looking around the net a bit... nothing. A few sites list them, but the adventure stops with the "out of stock" label. In other news, X-Bit labs has been known for their CPU comparison articles, and today they've added their "Contemporary CPUs and New Games: No Way to Delusions!" article to their arsenal. This is a great read for you CPU shoppers who aren't sure if AMD or Intel has the best gaming processors. Enjoy the news, goodnight all! Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT with Silent-Pipe II @ HardwareZoom "Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce... Read more...
Hey folks! Today FiringSquad has published their interview with ATI's Director of Marketing for Multimedia, Godfrey Cheng. The topic? ATI's AVIVO technology. Also in the news, Hardware Secrets has released a quick guide to Athlon 64 cores. It's nothing that many of you don't already know, but might be informative to those of you who are confused about what features each core has. Enjoy! HIS introduces the HIS X700SE iFan PCIe graphic cards The best value plus the richer visual experience to all your favorite PC activities Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct 20, 2005 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) today introduces the HIS X700SE iFan PCIe graphic cards. Recognized by major media worldwide,... Read more...
XClio GoodPower 500 watt PSU @ Xtreme Resources: "Between the amateur computer user, who will use any power supply unit provided in his pre-assembled system and the hardcore enthusiast who will purchase a power supply unit that costs more than his/her bed, there is another league of users who simply want a strong, good quality power supply unit which will not let them down and keep the system safe while it must not cost an arm and a leg. In the so called 'middle stream' market, there are many companies and many products to choose from. Yet a new product comes into that market from XClio ( Meridian) to grab a piece of the pie, the GoodPower 500W power supply unit. Boasting strong reliability,... Read more...
AMCC 3Ware 9550SX-4LP SATA-II/300 RAID Controller @ GamePC Labs: "The new 9550SX card boasts dual RAID processing engines, 128 MB of DDR2 cache memory, SATA-II/300 with NCQ support, and a host of other features. We take a look at the hardware and software which drive the cad, and we run some quick RAID-0 and RAID-5 performance numbers against other competing RAID cards on the market today." Custom Gaming Laptop Guide @ The Tech Zone: "Gone are the days when you would have been laughed at if you walked into an all-night LAN party carrying your trusty laptop and expecting to hang with the giant computer towers standing at everyone's feet. The gaming laptop computers of today sport... Read more...
Hey folks! I've gotten a little time to play the Serious Sam 2 demo, and it's not bad. Great graphics, plenty of things to shoot with a variety of weapons... pretty much what I was looking for. Anyway, the weekend news is ready, enjoy! MGE Vigor 500W Power Supply @ ThinkComputers.org | Image "Ah, power supplies, we all need them, we can't live without them. Not so long ago I did a review on the Mge/Xgbox Magnum PSU, today I have another from the same company. It is the Vigor 500 Watt power supply. There comes a time when that stock PSU just won't cut it anymore, but where do you go when you need a good power supply with a great warranty? Well MGE offers a Lifetime Warranty on their power supplies... Read more...
Good morning everyone welcome back to HH :)  With the Canadian portion of the HH labs receiving some snow yesterday, I think this boy is going to put in for a transfer to someplace with a more normal climate ;) Nonetheless, the inbox is getting full and it is getting later.  Here is your first update for the day...  Sky Hawk Power One 620W PSU Review @ Madshrimps "Recently SkyHawk's innovative Power One GM570SC PSU became infamous for all the wrong reasons. A few Hardware Review Sites recently published evidence of a discrepancy in the claim the Power One GM570SC complied with EPS12V v.2.1 and ATX v.2.01 specifications. SkyHawk immediately set about rectifying the issue and... Read more...
Good morning folks! We're starting off this morning with the latest major release from AMD.  Next, we follow that up with a breakdown of SLI and a review of a couple of 6600GTs in SLI.  Rounding out the bunch is a 480w PSU from Hiper.  Let's get going! AMD Ushers In A New Era In 64-Bit Mobile Computing With AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology — Acer, Fujitsu Siemens and Packard Bell Among Leading Manufacturers Expected to Launch Notebook PCs Worldwide in Coming Months — SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- March 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD)today introduced AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology, the latest in a succession of computing innovations based on the industry-leading AMD64... Read more...
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