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Seasonic PRIME 1200W Gold Power Supply Review

05/18/2017 - 19:08

Introduction [inline:files/review/2017-04-12/2-Prime-logo.jpg] Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd has been designing and building PC power supplies since 1981 and they are one of the most highly respected manufacturers on the planet. Not only do they market...

Zalman Acrux Series 1000W Platinum Power Supply

05/05/2017 - 10:04

Introduction [inline:files/review/2017-04-11/2-Banner.jpg] Zalman is well known for supplying cases, cooling solutions, power supplies and accessories to PC enthusiasts around the world. It’s been quite a while since we last reviewed one of Zalman...

Riotoro Onyx Series Power Supply Review

04/21/2017 - 12:01

Introduction [inline:files/review/2017-04-11/2-Onyx-Banner-2.jpg] Earlier this year we looked at the Enigma 850W PSU from Riotoro, their first entry into the PC power supply market. Today we are going to take a detailed look at two more power supplies in...

VIVO 24K 650W Gold Power Supply Review

04/12/2017 - 15:14

Introduction VIVO is one of the latest entries into the burgeoning PC power supply market. VIVO is best known as a supplier of monitor and projector mounts, stands, carts, and PC enclosures. Their introductory power supply is the VIVO 24K 650W unit,...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

04/12/2017 - 10:55

[inline:files/review/2017-04-12/30-Warranty.jpg] Seasonic’s new PRIME Gold Series hits the sweet spot for a great balance of high quality components and high performance operation at a very attractive price point. Top that off with a 12-year...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

04/12/2017 - 10:52

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

04/12/2017 - 10:48

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...

A Detailed Look

04/12/2017 - 10:42

Micro Tolerance Load Regulation - MTLR [inline:files/review/2017-04-12/10a-MTLR.jpg] (Courtesy of Seasonic) The Seasonic PRIME Series power supplies incorporate extremely tight voltage regulation, which Seasonic calls Micro Tolerance Load Regulation (...

Specifications and Packaging

04/12/2017 - 10:36

Specifications [inline:files/review/2017-04-12/5-Nameplate.jpg] The Seasonic PRIME 1200W Gold power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 1200 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail,...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

04/11/2017 - 15:13

Zalman Acrux Series Platinum Certified PSUs [inline:files/review/2017-04-11/31-ARX-Group.jpg] (750W, 850W, 1000W, and 1200W) It was great to have a new Zalman PSU back on the test bench and it did not disappoint us. The Zalman Acrux Series 1000W Platinum...