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While premium kilowatt power supplies may garner much of the attention and buzz in the marketplace, it is the more affordable, mid-range units that quietly bring in the profits. And that's where the Cougar GX-S 600W might offer a solution. While this unit isn't a behemoth like some we've seen of late, the GX-S 600W is 80PLUS Gold certified and comes with a price of $119. Seems pretty good so far, so let's take a closer look at this Cougar power supply and see how it fares.
Lately we've started seeing a few more 80Plus Platinum certified power supplies, and today we're looking at one from Thermaltake: the Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W. It's a rather stealthy aesthetic, but good looks and nice features will only get you so far though, as performance is what matters in the end. Coming with a price tag of $290, the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W certainly brings a premium price tage, but does it have the top performance to match? Let's find out.
Introduction The power requirements of enthusiast and gaming PCs have increased dramatically over the last few years, due to the development of ever more powerful and sophisticated CPUs and graphics processors. More power can often mean higher energy bills, and manufacturers have been working on improving power efficiency for their products in response. While the general trend has been higher energy consumption, there are many consumers that don’t need a high end kilowatt power supply. There is still a considerable market for mid-range units to power a single graphics card setup, something under 600W. The Cougar PowerX 550W is one such mid-range power supply, and while this unit isn’t a beast like some we’ve seen of late, the PowerX is 80PLUS Bronze certified and comes with a price of only $70. Seems pretty affordable, so let’s take a closer look at this Cougar unit and see how it fares. Let’s take a closer look at this Cougar unit and see how it fares.
Of late we've started seeing a few more 80Plus Platinum certified power supplies, and today we're looking at one from Cooler Master: the Silent Pro Platinum 1000W. Good looks and nice features will only get you so far though, as performance is what matters in the end. Coming with a price tag of $250, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum 1000W looks to offer great performance for the price. Let's find out if that is indeed the case or not. Click through for more.
The High Power Astro 700W Platinum power supply is interesting not some massive wattage, premium-oriented unit that costs a fortune. In fact, it's decidedly mid-range for only 700W, but that's enough to pack quite a punch for most consumers. It's got a semi-modular design, sleek styling, and some very interesting and unique features. Let's take a closer look at this High Power units and see how it fares. Click through for more.
Ecomaster is the distributor of not only Lepa units, but Enermax as well, and Enermax is probably one of the most respected names in the industry. And when we saw these Lepa G Series power supplies up close and personal, they looked very much like an Enermax unit. And opening them up, sure enough, they looked like an Enermax unit. So essentially while Ecomaster may not be well known, Enermax is, and the reality is you are essentially getting an Enermax unit at a more affordable price. Now that really got our curiousity. Question is: do these Ecomaster Lepa G Series power supplies perform like an Enermax unit? Click through to find out.
The In Win GreenMe 750W features a styling white exterior, an 80Plus Bronze certification, and an enticing price of only $99. It's not a modular cable setup, but that's not unsurprising in this power range and at this price. We know that power supplies are a component where quality is critically important, and you get what you pay for. So does the quality of the GreenMe reflect its affordable price, or ca n it reach beyond and amount to something more for consumers looking to find a great deal? Click through to find out.
We're looking at the NZXT Hale82 N 550W and 750W power supplies, units that cater to the mid-range market by claiming to offer solid features and performance at reasonable prices. Let's take a closer look at these NZXT units and see if that's true.