Today we’re looking at Element Gaming’s 600W PSU, courtesy of Ebuyer. The 600W model is the least capacious of the new range, which is also available in 700W and 800W varieties. Let’s put it in a PC and to the test — can this new brand stand up to established names like Cooler Master and Corsair?
A lot of companies are in the PSU game, which is why it’s important to make sure the one you’re buying is a good one. Or at least, one that won’t damage your system. Because that can happen with a cheap unit and while here at XSR we might not have all the fancy testing facilities of the bigger boys, we can make sure that yours won’t overload your components at the first opportunity.
So today I’m looking at the FSP Raider, the 550w baby version. Let’s throw it into our test setup and see how it gets on.
Buy on AmazonFeatures+12V Single Rail Design SATA Array Cable Design 120mm Quite Fan All Series come with [...]
BeQuiet have gone from a relatively small name in the PSU industry to one of its dominant players and its continued to release new ranges of units on a regular basis, keeping sites like this flush with products. Today we’re looking at one such product, the Straight Power 580w. It’s modular, has braided cabling, the usual stuff.
Let’s make sure it’s safe for usage.Features
Virtually Silent OperationInstalled 135mm SilentWings fan includes a wide array of electronic and mechanical optimizations for best-of-class airflow with very low noise production, including: unique airflow-optimized fan blade design reduces [...]
Another day, another PSU. This time around it’s the Corsair Gaming Series (GS) 800w unit, featuring four PCIexpress connectors, a clear bladed, quiet fan, 80 PLUS certified and braided cable sleeves. All in all, a pretty bog standard unit with a reasonable ammount of power. While we can’t offer a full test suite here at XSR, we can check that it passes noise/ripple safety tests, so let’s get to it.SpecificationsWarranty: Three years Dimension: 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 160mm(L) Modular: No Power: 800 Watts 80 Plus: Certified ATX Connector: 1 EPS Connector: 1 PCI-E Connector: 4 4 Pin Peripheral Connector: 8 SATA Connector: 8 Floppy Connector: [...]
Power Supplies are the cornerstone of an enthusiast’s system. It provides the backbone that everything else works off of, so it’s important to get a good one; an efficient one; a stable one. If you don’t like the whirring of fans too, it might not be a bad plan to get a silent one.
What’s the best way to keep your PSU quiet? Get one that features passive cooling. That’s what I’m looking at today, the Super Flower Golden Silent 500w, passively cooled PSU.FeaturesSupports all Intel and AMD multicore and its compatible Motherboards, ATX/BTX compliant. EPS 12V Ver2.92 Fit in with EuP(Energy-using Products) [...]
The Power supply is a component that has become increasingly important in recent years as the wattage requirements for parts ramp up and customers become more aware of their system’s impact on the environment – and their wallet.
Because of this many companies have begun producing PSUs, leading to a pretty convuluted marketplace, making it hard to decide which one to go for. While XSR doesn’t have the budget for a full power supply test run, we can do a couple of quick checks which will let you know whether you can put a unit on your maybe list, or strike it off altogether.
Today I’m looking at the Thermaltake [...]