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Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

03/21/2015 - 10:39

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

03/21/2015 - 10:32

DC Output Load Regulation To simulate demanding and maximum loading conditions, the EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GS and 650 GS power supplies were connected to the load testers and supplied with a constant 115 VAC.  In this test we are interested in seeing...

Under the Hood

03/21/2015 - 10:28

[inline:files/review/2015-03-21/15-Inside.jpg] Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the EVGA SuperNOVA 550GS and 650GS Gold power supplies.  Internally the two units are nearly identical (except for a couple larger/...

A Detailed Look

03/21/2015 - 10:26

[inline:files/review/2015-03-21/10a-Back.jpg] The EVGA SuperNOVA GS Gold power supply enclosures are painted with a matte black hammertone finish and measure 150mm (5.9”) long.  The back panel includes an On-Off switch, AC receptacle and open...

Packaging and Parts

03/21/2015 - 10:22

The EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GS and 650 GS power supplies arrived packed inside standard retail boxes showcasing each unit’s features and specifications.   [inline:files/review/2015-03-21/7a-Box.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-03-21/7b-Box.jpg] [...

Specifications

03/21/2015 - 10:19

[inline:files/review/2015-03-21/5a-Side-by-side.jpg] The EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GS and 650 GS Gold power supplies are rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 550 watts and 650 watts respectively at 50°C operating temperature. Both PSUs...

SilverStone Strider Gold S Series 750W Power Supply Review

03/06/2015 - 16:01

Introduction [inline:files/review/2015-03-04/2-Banner-1.jpg] Earlier this year we took a look at SilverStone’s ST1500-GS power supply unit, which currently has the highest rated output in the Strider Gold S Series. Today we are looking at...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

03/04/2015 - 18:48

SilverStone’s Strider Gold S Series currently includes five models ranging from 550W to 1500W and is positioned near the top of their product offerings. Earlier this year we saw the ST1500-GS PSU perform very well during our tests and earning a...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

03/04/2015 - 18:44

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

03/04/2015 - 18:41

PSU Testing Methodology Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  PCPerspective’s power supply test bench can place a precise DC load on the PSU under test.  Each power supply is tested under...