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XFX Black Edition 750W Power Supply Review

XFX is back with its "Love it or hate it!" heavy handed green and black industrial motif on a new 750 watt computer power supply. Just perfect for a new power hungry Fermi video card. Is XFX's new PSU up to our testing criteria? Last time around XFX did great, hopefully this one is up to our test.

Intorduction

XFX is a division of PINE Technology Holdings Limited (along with Samtack) which was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. The XFX division is a leading AIB partner of NVIDIA based video cards and motherboards. Recently however, XFX has taken to expanding its product portfolio to include ATI based video solutions and now computer power supplies. With PINE's worldwide distribution network, XFX could be poised to become one of the next big brands in the consumer power supply market. Today's Black Edition 750W (P1-750B-CAG9) is produced in conjunction with none other than Seasonic, who was responsible for helping Corsair launch its first highly successful line of power supplies and XFX's own Black Edition 850W.

Seasonic is one of the older companies producing consumer power supplies having been founded in 1975 and entering the PC power supply production market in 1980. During that more than 30 years as a company Seasonic has cultivated lines of power supplies that are today some of the standard bearers for efficiency and quiet computing. This focus, and their reputation for quality, has lead to a real explosion in production as Seasonic can be found providing OEM services on various model lines for Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, and of course under its own Seasonic brand.

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Here We Go Again...

The XFX Black Edition 750W is the second power supply branded by XFX and it follows closely on the heels of the very successful and [H]ardOCP Gold Editor's Award winning Black Edition 850W. With this being the second go around for XFX, and following a very successful freshman outing, we would assume that XFX has an idea of what they are doing this time. How they will survive in this very competitive market segment however, is another thing all together. Before we move on, let’s see what the fine folks at XFX bring to the market with this unit that sets it apart from other 750W options on the market that come from more established brands.

Designed specifically for the high performance gamer, the 750W Black Edition PSU supports multiple high-end graphics cards. Offering an array of unparalleled features, the 750W PSU delivers exceptional performance

Apparently, XFX is a company of few words. Short, sweet, and to the point; we can appreciate that. Let’s move on and see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the XFX Black Edition 750W power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.