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    VIVO 24K 650W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   February 16, 2017

    VIVO is likely not a brand name that you are familiar with when it comes to enthusiast-level computer power supplies. We were not familiar with the VIVO name assuredly and its single PSU offering. All the more reason to put it through our PSU testing gauntlet when VIVO asked us to. Will VIVO regret putting its value brand PSU to the test?

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    FSP Twins 500W ATX Redundant Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   February 01, 2017

    Redundant computer power supplies have been a fixture in the enterprise server market since failover hardware solutions were first conceived to deal with contingency planning and system disaster recovery. FSP has now brought its Twins solution to the enthusiast market, and FSP have done it quite well.

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    FSP Guardian Computer Power Supply Software Review

    By Paul Johnson   February 01, 2017

    When it comes to computer power supplies and software, there simply are not a lot of entrants into this niche market. However along side of our FSP Twin 500W review today, we have FSP's entrant into the world of PSU monitoring and control software called Guardian. It will monitor and record your PSU's performance over a 30 day period.

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    SilverStone SFX ST30SF V2.0 300W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   January 24, 2017

    Big things come in small packages they say, but today we are looking at small PSU in a small package. SilverStone has been on a tear lately catering to the Small Form Factor PC enthusiast, and they are looking to do it again with its SFX 300 watt tiny PSU. With a "power density" of 378 watts per liter!

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    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W PSU Review

    By Paul Johnson   January 18, 2017

    Thermaltake over the years has built some extremely good computer power supply units and along with that, it has also charged a premium for those which sometimes put it at a severe disadvantage in the value department. That changes today, in a very good way. It has flashy spinny LEDs, which you can turn off easily. And a 10 year warranty.

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    SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1000-PT PSU Review

    By Paul Johnson   January 09, 2017

    In today's world of PC hardware, it is not exactly easy to build a system worthy of needing 1000 watts of power, but if you happen to be doing that, the SilverStone Strider Platinum series has a solid unit that likely fits your budget while ticking off all the high end check boxes, especially efficiency.

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    SilverStone SFX ST45SF V3.0 450W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   December 14, 2016

    SilverStone is back today with one of its "smaller is better" computer power supplies that can be used in SFX form factor systems but also comes with a mounting bracket that makes it ATX friendly out of the box. This PSU is bringing quality and value, which is a great thing in the PSU world and not often seen from the big brand names.

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    In Win Classic Series 750W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   November 28, 2016

    It has been years since we have reviewed a computer power supply from In Win. You might remember the In Win name from being a prolific case supplier back in the early enthusiast days of the 1990's. How does In Win stack up in 2016 with its Classic series PSU that has a very sleek look to it and nice feature set?

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    Enermax Platimax DF 600W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   November 21, 2016

    Enermax comes to us today with a super-efficient 600 watt computer power supply that is dressed in black and has fully modular SLEEMAX cables that are very suitable for configuring a distinguished looking build. How does it do when put through our PSU gauntlet however?

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    Thermaltake Toughpower SFX 600W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   November 14, 2016

    Small form factor personal computers have gotten more and more popular over the last few years, and along with that we have been seeing more and more computer power supplies built with SFX specifications in mind. Thermaltake's Toughpower is one of those and packs along with it 600 watts of efficient power.

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    SilverStone Strider Titanium ST60F-TI 600W PSU Review

    By Paul Johnson   November 02, 2016

    SilverStone has been on a fairly successful ride with its Strider series of computer power supplies. These units tout excellent efficiency levels all while packing this into an unusually tiny footprint perfect for small form factor system builds. The ST60F-TI brings with it a solid build quality, near silent operation, all while being fully modular.

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    GIGABYTE XP1200M 1200W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   October 19, 2016

    You read that correctly, we are reviewing a computer PSU today that is being sold under the GIGABYTE banner. GIGABYTE is best known for its motherboards, but that should put it in a good position as to knowing what kind of power an enthusiast PC system needs. Add in that this PSU is a 1200 watt beast and that should make it interesting.