Suffice to say, I think the power supply is possibly the most important component in today’s computers. It gives life to our pieced-together monsters, and then takes it away in an instant, if it isn’t up to the task. All the shear computational and graphic processing in the world sits unused without electricity.
With reverence, I give you the AXP SuperNova , a monster 1000 watt power supply with enough connectors it looks like a boxy spaghetti monster. How well does it work? Let’s just say it’s worth the asking price. Ramen.
Choiix, a company of Cooler Master, has sent us over the Power Fort 5.5 which is the little sibling to the Power Fort 10 (henceforth referred to as Advance) we recently reviewed. The Power Fort 5.5 is a small device packed with a lot of power. Physically smaller than the Power Fort 10, yet offers all the features of the bigger brother, just on a smaller scale. The Power Fort 5.5 provides 1A of power to charge your USB devices faster, providing a complete charge in less than three hours.
If this is you and perhaps your new build includes some white in the color scheme, then our next power supply overview is just for you. The HALE90 power supply is a 750 watt power supply with a single 12V rail that isn't split into any virtual-rails. Being an all white unit it is quite beautiful to look and at the same time providing you with all one needs in the form of electrical protection.
These are just two reasons that I wish power adapters would just disappear altogether, but the chances of that happening are slim. In the meantime we do have the USNA95 from Cooler Master. This little slim AC adapter has plenty of juice to power your mid-sized laptop, or even your cell if you need it. The real kicker is the fact the USNA95 is about the size of a deck of playing cards, and best of all it weighs about the same as one too.
The Chouriki, as with the countless other power supply models, comes in several different wattage ratings: 650, 750, 850 and 1000. The Chouriki is 80Plus certified and equipped to handle the most demanding gaming rigs, including multi-GPU setups; however, this is not what makes the Chouriki unique. Read on to find out!
I am sure that many of you are in the sa me boat or even worse. Have too many electronic devices and have to carry power adapter for each. Well, Choiix a division of Coolermaster has released the Power Fort Standard and the PowerFort Advance. Each provides up to ten hours of additional portable power and can be recharged several hundred times. The only difference is the Advance model comes with foreign travel adapters and a DC plug in the packaging.
Even with a lot of money and the time to put together a higher than high-end rig these consumers are as looking for the stability, quality and energy saving characteristic of a good power supply not just big numbers on the rails. Coolermaster was generous enough to let us take a look at one of the biggest power supplies on the market with a Gold efficiency rating. It is called the Silent Pro Gold. The series lineup consists of six models ranging from 600 to 1200 watts.