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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.

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    Seasonic Flagship PRIME 850W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   October 03, 2016

    Seasonic is one of our long-time favorites when it comes to high power and high efficiency desktop computer power supplies. Seasonic does not introduce wave after wave of new PSU series, so when it does come across with a new platform it gets our attention. Is the TITANIUM rated PRIME 850W worthy of yours?

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    Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB 850W PSU Review

    By Paul Johnson   September 06, 2016

    Flashy lights are cool if you are into that kind of thing, but we want to know about the new Thermaltake power supply beyond the pretty hues of red, green, and blue. Toughpower units have weighed in well in the past, but how about in today's market as it is a lot more competitive now.

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    SilverStone SX700-LPT 700W SFX-L Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   August 23, 2016

    SilverStone has a new take on small form factor power supplies it is calling "SFX-L." This new form factor extends the standard SFX size by 30mm allowing SilverStone to install a quieter 120mm fan than the usual higher speed and noisier 80mm and 92mm fans. How does all this work out?

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    Enermax Revolution X't II 750W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   July 24, 2016

    Enermax' Revolution series of computer power supplies has been a staple among enthusiasts for a good long time. Today it adds a newly updated 750 watt PSU to the lineup that touts Gold level efficiency, Japanese capacitors, and a HeatGuard feature that cools down the PSU after shutdown.