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Sparkle Gold Series 1250W Power Supply

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Posted August 17, 2010 by Jake in Cases & PSU
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Introduction

We’ve seen a recent rise in popularity of dual GPUs, Quad CPUs, even hex-core CPUs from both camps. While manufacturers are working on power efficiency for their products, the general trend has been higher energy consumption. Systems now feature more graphics cards, generally to increase the FPS in games or even possibly due to their excellent output for Folding @ Home, and we also see Quad Crossfire and Quad SLI setups. The need to power these systems in a stable environment is greater than ever, and the power supplies required to feed these setups are a select group of products.

Consumers have wisened up to the importance of protecting their computer with some quality components, not the least of which is the power supply. Modern power supplies come in an abundance of models and makes, wattages and colors. Manufacturers, now more than ever, are offering a wider selection of choices to a more astute public, and it is going to take more than some fancy “bling” to get them to fork out some of their hard-earned money. And with systems typically consuming more and more power with each generation, the once-lowly power supply now occupies a critical place in a computer system.

Sparkle is a company synonymous with graphic card solutions for gamers, but they have broadened their sites and have expanded into the PSU market. Today we will take a look at one of their new offerings the SPARKLE GW‐EPS1250DA (90+) GOLD CLASS. This unit is 80PLUS Gold certified so let’s take a look at how it performs.

SPARKLE, Founded in 1982, SPARKLE Computer Corp. represents more than 25 years of manufacturing excellence, delivering some of the world’s most recognized and respected NVIDIA graphics card designs. SPARKLE Computer Corp.’s commitment to creating high-performing products for gamers and PC enthusiasts has inspired some of the most highly regarded graphics solutions in the industry. By infusing advanced architectures and industry-leading technology into their designs, SPARKLE Computer Corp.’s creations have met and exceeded the needs of millions of the most demanding customers who expect nothing less than the highest graphics performance out of the most reliable components.

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