Sporting a EMI ring core, ATX 12V V2.0 specifications, official NVIDIA SLI certification, dual 12V rails, and a plethora of connectors, will the Enermax Whisper II 535W (EG565P-VE FMA) power supply be able to handle the strenuous needs of a Pentium D and GeForce 7800GTX? We'll pair this power supply up with some of the latest components and see how well the Whisper II holds its ground.
11 September 2005
Power supply makers have more or less run out of ideas on how to improve the appearance of their products. They've done everything from LEDs, to fancy cable sleeving, to modular designs, but in the end none of them tend to stand out. Today from Hiper, however, we have a unit that breaks away from common designs: the Hiper Type-R Modular 580W PSU.
3 September 2005
Is your case messy because of all the extra cables on your beastly 600W power supply? In the market for a modular one that doesn't crowd your case? Antec has released their newest line of modular power supplies, the Smart Power 2.0. If you're looking for a modular power supply, then this one is definitely worth checking out.
24 August 2005
Cooler Master has been providing solutions for the enthusiast market for quite some time. They have an established name and presence in the market when it comes to cooling, cases, and power supplies. Most of their fame, however, is mostly from building quality cases, like the CM stacker and the Wavemaster. Today we have the Cooler Master Real Power 450 up for review.
4 August 2005
There is no disputing the fact that Thermaltake is well known for their cases, cooling contraptions, and power supply units. Although they may not pack the punch of PC Power & Cooling, Thermaltake PSUs continue to be popular with enthusiasts. Up on the testing bench today we have the Thermaltake PurePower 460W Blue Light.
12 June 2005
Up for review today, we have the Silentmaxx 580W IC-Tech PSU straight from the land of steins and stangens. Will this German-based company prove to be a viable alternative to PC Power & Cooling and Silverstone, in terms of cost and performance?
16 May 2005
At Phoronix, this will be our fourth time examining a power supply from ePower Technology. The power supply up for testing today is the 480W Tagan (TG-480-U01) which implements much of the same features we've seen on previous models including the Xmicro, Xscale, and Lion. Will the ePower Tagan bring anything new to the table?
9 May 2005
Antec is a name well known especially by gamers and PC enthusiasts due to their ever-reliable and very stable power supply units. In this review, we'll be examining the Antec TruePower 2.0 430W. Will this power supply continue to live up to Antec's reputable name?
28 April 2005
Power supplies are undoubtedly one of the most important components in a system. Especially for enthusiasts the difference between a cheap generic unit and a high quality unit can determine whether or not your system is stable. Today we have a unit from Seasonic's latest line, the S12 330W power supply. We have reviewed one other Seasonic power supply in the past (Super Silencer 400) and we were very pleased with the results. Let's see how this one will do.
18 April 2005
ePower Tech is at it again expanding their line of PSUs using their patent pending sliding power sockets, to allow compatibility with both 20 and 24 pin motherboards. What we have up for testing today is the ePower Xmicro 350W, designed for Small Form Factor machines.
29 March 2005
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