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We haven't seen a new design from HEC for a long time, with the exception of a double forward DC-DC design in Cougar LX and EVGA 700B. Finally they give us some new platforms to look at.
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The current EVGA BQ models on the market, 850/750/650W, are made by HEC. EVGA now added a 600W, 500W and lower wattage models to this line, using an OEM they haven't worked with before.
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In a move that is hardly surprising, XFX decided to cash in on the performance and quality of Seasonic's newest flagship series, and will release three lines of rebranded Prime power supplies.
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The ZM1000-ARX is a 1000W unit manufactured by Enhance Electronics, made on their ATX-13XX GT platform.
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While EVGA has a lot of mid-end and high-end units under the common "Supernova" brand (divided into smaller series), they also sell some budget power supplies without this explosive name. The most basic 25° 400W non-80plus model will also have much more powerful siblings, and the 80+ Standard and 80+ Bronze series will get new buddies as well.
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Super Flower's factory documents reveal the OEM's plans and load tables for a new high-end line.
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For a long time, BitFenix only had one line - the Fury series, based on the mediocre FSP Aurum. Now they extend their lineup with two more series; group regulated and one with DC-DC regulation.
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Enermax' OEMs of choice for the last few years were CWT and Yue-Lin. After seeing the internals of their newest Platimax D.F. line, you could recognize the platform as the one used in PSUs such as Segotep GP600G or ZP500P-SG, which are manufactured by Fortech Electronics. Today's factory documents confirm that.
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All new and old units from these four series benefit from the lengthened warranty. If you already have one of these PSUs, you get the 10 years too.
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SilentiumPC continues to expand their high-end offer with two 80+ Gold 550W units.
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Hopefully you remember the article from October, which revealed the existence of the new, technologically advanced CX series. They can finally be yours since today.
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The XFX XT line is very fresh to the market. It first quietly appeared in Brazil and other South American stores a few weeks ago, but now it has arrived to Newegg. XFX' website was silent about their new PSUs, as they simply weren't published on their page at all. It didn't take long to find out what sits inside, though.
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Gigabyte used to have a few hot PSU lines several years ago - not only because of pure performance and build quality, but also thanks to original ideas. For example, they already had units with software monitoring capability back in 2007, way before it got so popular as it is now. They weren't doing anything interesting in the last few years, but that may change with their newest series, which we were able to spot.
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EVGA launched the 700B model, that you could see in earlier news posts. It doesn't use the group regulated design from the 500B and 600B units, but a new platform with DC-DC modules on the secondary side.
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When making new power supplies, Thermaltake usually grabs a semi-random selection of words such as "Toughpower", "Grand", "G", "Smart", "DPS", "TR2" and similar, and makes a brand name out of it. This series is called Toughpower DPS G Platinum, consists of three 850W/1050W/1200W units, and is made by Enhance on a completely fresh, intriguing platform.
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In addition to the BD and GQ series (with the 850W GQ reviewed on Monday on JG), EVGA will also make the BQ line. It's made of five units ranging from 450W to 850W, achieving 80+ Bronze efficiency.
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After expanding their high end lines, Corsair will now take care of their budget offering - the CX line. They will also make a move towards the German market, which is more focused towards silence, robust components, and the extra safety provided by multiple +12V rails.
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How many RM lines can we have? More than two, apparently. It's only a month until Corsair's new line, the RMx, becomes available worldwide. What are the differences between the RMx and the other lines, RM and RMi? See inside. You won't find this information in any other place.
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Thermaltake's PSU department is always full of ideas for new series, but sometimes it does feel like some of their lines are too similar to each other. What does Smart DPS G have in store?
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B1, B2, G1, G2, GS, PS, P2, T2 - soon these pairs of letters and numbers will meet another sibling, the GQ series. In addition to that, EVGA will also launch a lower end series - the BD line, by HEC.
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After discontinuing the V700, Cooler Master doesn't have much to offer to people who desire a high end, fully modular PSU in the range of 550W-750W. That will soon change, as they have recently certified three units that fulfil these criteria.
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Raidmax isn't a company known for top-of-the-line power supplies, but that may change soon. It should be a matter of weeks until the USA market sees the RX-700AT, a high end offer based one of the best platforms Andyson has ever managed to create.
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After introducing many new high-end power supplies, Zalman continues to expand their budget lines too. The new series is called TX, is made by Hui Cheng Electronic, works only on European 230V circuits, achieves 80+ Standard 230V efficiency, has fixed cables and spans from 500 to 700 watts.
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Glacier, Valens, Photon, Quark - after introducing quite a few lines in recent months, Rosewill adds yet another series to their offer. The Capstone G series consists of six 550W-1200W PSUs made by Enhance, on their ATX1500B and EPS1700 GT platforms. All units are 80+ Gold certified, semi-modular, and come with a 5 year warranty.
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Finally, some truly high end power supplies from EVGA for people with only a single graphics card. But there's more! There will be new T2 and P2 models too.
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We've already covered CWT's upcoming flagship design a while ago. This year's Computex reveals more units based on this design: the upcoming Enermax "DigiTitanium" EDT1250EWT and Thermaltake's Toughpower DPS G TPG-1250D-T.
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In fact Phanteks hasn't announced anything yet, but we already know that they are preparing and prototyping a start of their own PSU line. Could we see it on this year's Computex?
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Zalman's GVM line currently consists of only two units: an 850W and a 1000W one, both based on the Direct12 Bronze II platform. They will soon meet three less powerful siblings: a 500W, 600W and 700W one.
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The refresh of Corsair's RM750 and RM850 isn't the end of the RM series' redesign. There are many hints dropped around various documents - check inside to see what to expect.
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Deserved or not, Corsair's RM line received a lot of complains from users and computer forums all over the world, despite Corsair's best efforts to explain themselves to the best of their skill. Looks like they decided they want to start over: the 750W and 850W models in the RM line get replaced with completely new designs.
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If you think the old site's look was out of the 90's, then you'll be happy about a complete redesign. Everything is now coated in a pleasant, comfortable cappuccino colour scheme. Take a tour around the site right now, or enter this news article to see exactly what has changed.
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Seasonic is, as usual, full of surprises. While everybody expected the new EVGAs 550GS and 650GS to be another clones of Seasonic G with added features, it turns out it's actually a whole new design. Or is it really so fresh? Continue reading for a basic overview.
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Newegg's house brand Rosewill has a lot of market presence in the American region. They have lots of tricks up their sleeve for the upcoming months, and this article takes a closer look at one of them.
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Rosewill has released quite a bunch of new PSU lines in the last months, and they still have new products to announce. They approached Andyson with an offer to manufacture the Glacier series power supplies, ranging from 500 to 1200W.
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Yue Lin is one of these OEMs that are more likely to screw something up than release something truly good, unfortunately. Will they manage to manufacture worthwhile units under Thermaltake's supervision, or will it be just another disaster?
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Aerocool plans to release a line of high-power units, this time using Sirfa as an OEM and the HPM&HPJ platforms as a base design.
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Seasonic's new low-power design has already taken a comfy place on the market, but other companies won't stay behind for long - XFX and Hydance will soon release their own versions of Seasonic ST.
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Channel Well Technology joins the Titanium club with the CST-1250 unit, achieving 91,3% efficiency at 10% load, 93,8% at 20% load, a whooping 94% at 50% load and 91,7% at 100% load.
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Zalman is on the move. Their first 80+ Gold series - the GoldRock - achieved moderate success on the market. With the release of the EBT line, they have a chance to shake the ground even more.
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Thermaltake's Germany series (including the Munich 430W, Hamburg 530W, and Berlin 630W) will have its OEM switched for the third time. The new models are manufactured by CWT, based on the GPK platform.
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Thermaltake launches the TRC series, available on the European market. It consists of three models capable of outputting 500W, 600W and 700W, featuring 80+ Standard 230V EU certification, fixed cables and 3-year warranty. Every unit is built on the CWT GPM platform.
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