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A Detailed Look

10/06/2017 - 13:43

[inline:files/review/2017-10-06/10-Labels.jpg] The FSP Hydro PTM 750W power supply enclosure is painted satin black with light gray lettering. It features color coordinated labels for the side panels to suit your particular builds color scheme. The PSU...

Specifications and Packaging

10/06/2017 - 13:35

Specifications [inline:files/review/2017-10-06/5-Nameplate.jpg] The FSP Hydro Platinum 750W power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 750 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail, which...

Seasonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550W PSU Review

09/13/2017 - 13:23

Introduction Seasonic’s new FOCUS Plus family of power supplies currently includes two different series ranging from 550W up to 850W output capacity with either Platinum or Gold efficiency certification. Earlier this year we looked at the FOCUS...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

09/02/2017 - 15:46

[inline:files/review/2017-09-02/10-Back_0.jpg] Seasonic’s new FOCUS Plus series is a refresh of their mainstream power supply lineup. The FOCUS+ Gold and Platinum series will eventually replace several of Seasonic’s popular G and S12G series...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

09/02/2017 - 15:42

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

09/02/2017 - 15:37

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

09/02/2017 - 15:35

[inline:files/review/2017-09-02/10-Back.jpg] The Seasonic FOCUS+ 550W Platinum power supply enclosure is painted matte black and measures 140mm (5.5”) deep. The back panel includes an AC receptacle, Hybrid Mode switch, and main power On-Off switch...

Specifications and Packaging

09/02/2017 - 15:31

The Seasonic FOCUS Plus 550W Platinum power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 550 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail that can deliver up to 45A (540W) on the +12V output. ...

BeQuiet! SFX-L 600W Power Supply Review

08/29/2017 - 09:37

Introduction BeQuiet! recently expanded their power supply lineup with the addition of two new small form factor (SFX-L) units, the SFX-L 500W and SFX-L 600W. The new power supplies are fully modular and optimized for quiet operation as you might expect...

Seasonic PRIME 1000W Platinum Power Supply Review

08/24/2017 - 13:58

Introduction [inline:files/review/2017-08-01/2-PRIME-logo.jpg] Seasonic began introducing their new PRIME Series power supplies last year and we have reviewed several of the flagship PRIME units and found them to be among the best power supplies we have...