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Seasonic PRIME 850W Platinum Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   June 13, 2017
As is usual, Seasonic talks softly and carries a big stick. The biggest stick lately has been its Prime series power supplies. Today's Prime comes to us touting excellent efficiency, a fully modular design, tight output voltage, and a quiet noise profile supplied by a fluid dynamic bearing fan. Does Seasonic continue its current reign?
Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 850W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   May 25, 2017
Frag-harder RGB lighting is all the rage, and so of course we are now seeing those in PSUs too. Thermaltake has a healthy 850 watt PSU here for review today that actually hits the sub-$100 mark by 1 cent. Fully modular with great DC output; is there anything not to like? You can turn the RGB off. And a 7 year warranty.
SilverStone SX800-LTI SFX-L Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   May 17, 2017
SilverStone continues on its march to absolutely own the small form factor PSU market. This PSU is a huge 800 watts worth of power shoehorned into a SFX-L sized package all while claiming "silent" operation with fanless modes as well. Along with that is a healthy amount of PCIe power plugs and claims of unsurpassed efficiency.
Enermax Revolution SFX 650W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   May 01, 2017
The small form factor segment has been hot for a while now when it comes to enthusiast PC builders and Enermax is entering the SFX fray today with the Revolution SFX 650W PSU. It touts fanless modes under 30% load, 100% Japanese capacitors, and complete flat flexible cables for easier routing in tight cases.
Riotoro Onyx 750W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   April 13, 2017
Riotoro makes some very simple, yet very bold claims about the Onyx 750W that we very much have the ability to test. "Provides reliable power for great gaming" and "Manufactured and stress tested to strict standards for trouble-free installation and smooth operation," are the two that catch our eye. Let's see about that, and value too.
SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1200-PT PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   March 27, 2017
SilverStone comes to us with huge Platinum efficiency power with its Strider PSU rated for 1200 watts of constant power delivery. The PSU also sports a beefy feature set to go along with being able to support even the healthiest enthusiast computer build. Fanless modes below 40% power, dust filtering, and 16 sets of SATA connectors lead the list.
RIOTORO Enigma 850W Computer Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   March 20, 2017
You have likely never heard of a RIOTORO power supply until now. Neither had we until a couple months ago. We have however known the RIOTORO PR guy for many years, and he felt comfortable enough to bring us this new Enigma PSU and allow us to put it through the HardOCP gauntlet.
Enermax Revolution Duo 700W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   February 21, 2017
Two is always better than one, right? Two fans in your new PSU is a win-win? That is the theory behind the Enermax Revolution Duo series of Power Supply Units. Enermax has a long history of producing PSUs ranging from good to excellent. Where will the new Duo fall in line today?
VIVO 24K 650W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   February 16, 2017
VIVO is likely not a brand name that you are familiar with when it comes to enthusiast-level computer power supplies. We were not familiar with the VIVO name assuredly and its single PSU offering. All the more reason to put it through our PSU testing gauntlet when VIVO asked us to. Will VIVO regret putting its value brand PSU to the test?
FSP Twins 500W ATX Redundant Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   February 01, 2017
Redundant computer power supplies have been a fixture in the enterprise server market since failover hardware solutions were first conceived to deal with contingency planning and system disaster recovery. FSP has now brought its Twins solution to the enthusiast market, and FSP have done it quite well.
FSP Guardian Computer Power Supply Software Review
By Paul Johnson   February 01, 2017
When it comes to computer power supplies and software, there simply are not a lot of entrants into this niche market. However along side of our FSP Twin 500W review today, we have FSP's entrant into the world of PSU monitoring and control software called Guardian. It will monitor and record your PSU's performance over a 30 day period.
SilverStone SFX ST30SF V2.0 300W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   January 24, 2017
Big things come in small packages they say, but today we are looking at small PSU in a small package. SilverStone has been on a tear lately catering to the Small Form Factor PC enthusiast, and they are looking to do it again with its SFX 300 watt tiny PSU. With a "power density" of 378 watts per liter!
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   January 18, 2017
Thermaltake over the years has built some extremely good computer power supply units and along with that, it has also charged a premium for those which sometimes put it at a severe disadvantage in the value department. That changes today, in a very good way. It has flashy spinny LEDs, which you can turn off easily. And a 10 year warranty.
SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1000-PT PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   January 09, 2017
In today's world of PC hardware, it is not exactly easy to build a system worthy of needing 1000 watts of power, but if you happen to be doing that, the SilverStone Strider Platinum series has a solid unit that likely fits your budget while ticking off all the high end check boxes, especially efficiency.
SilverStone SFX ST45SF V3.0 450W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   December 14, 2016
SilverStone is back today with one of its "smaller is better" computer power supplies that can be used in SFX form factor systems but also comes with a mounting bracket that makes it ATX friendly out of the box. This PSU is bringing quality and value, which is a great thing in the PSU world and not often seen from the big brand names.
In Win Classic Series 750W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   November 28, 2016
It has been years since we have reviewed a computer power supply from In Win. You might remember the In Win name from being a prolific case supplier back in the early enthusiast days of the 1990's. How does In Win stack up in 2016 with its Classic series PSU that has a very sleek look to it and nice feature set?
Enermax Platimax DF 600W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   November 21, 2016
Enermax comes to us today with a super-efficient 600 watt computer power supply that is dressed in black and has fully modular SLEEMAX cables that are very suitable for configuring a distinguished looking build. How does it do when put through our PSU gauntlet however?
Thermaltake Toughpower SFX 600W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   November 14, 2016
Small form factor personal computers have gotten more and more popular over the last few years, and along with that we have been seeing more and more computer power supplies built with SFX specifications in mind. Thermaltake's Toughpower is one of those and packs along with it 600 watts of efficient power.
SilverStone Strider Titanium ST60F-TI 600W PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   November 02, 2016
SilverStone has been on a fairly successful ride with its Strider series of computer power supplies. These units tout excellent efficiency levels all while packing this into an unusually tiny footprint perfect for small form factor system builds. The ST60F-TI brings with it a solid build quality, near silent operation, all while being fully modular.
GIGABYTE XP1200M 1200W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   October 19, 2016
You read that correctly, we are reviewing a computer PSU today that is being sold under the GIGABYTE banner. GIGABYTE is best known for its motherboards, but that should put it in a good position as to knowing what kind of power an enthusiast PC system needs. Add in that this PSU is a 1200 watt beast and that should make it interesting.
Seasonic Flagship PRIME 850W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   October 03, 2016
Seasonic is one of our long-time favorites when it comes to high power and high efficiency desktop computer power supplies. Seasonic does not introduce wave after wave of new PSU series, so when it does come across with a new platform it gets our attention. Is the TITANIUM rated PRIME 850W worthy of yours?
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB 850W PSU Review
By Paul Johnson   September 06, 2016
Flashy lights are cool if you are into that kind of thing, but we want to know about the new Thermaltake power supply beyond the pretty hues of red, green, and blue. Toughpower units have weighed in well in the past, but how about in today's market as it is a lot more competitive now.
SilverStone SX700-LPT 700W SFX-L Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   August 23, 2016
SilverStone has a new take on small form factor power supplies it is calling "SFX-L." This new form factor extends the standard SFX size by 30mm allowing SilverStone to install a quieter 120mm fan than the usual higher speed and noisier 80mm and 92mm fans. How does all this work out?
Enermax Revolution X't II 750W Power Supply Review
By Paul Johnson   July 24, 2016
Enermax' Revolution series of computer power supplies has been a staple among enthusiasts for a good long time. Today it adds a newly updated 750 watt PSU to the lineup that touts Gold level efficiency, Japanese capacitors, and a HeatGuard feature that cools down the PSU after shutdown.