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on Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 2:56am

Jou Jye BW-B620JLThe power supply we will be looking at today is the B620JL, a 620 watt unit from their gaming line. The unit is Bronze rated meaning it has, at a minimum, 80% efficiency rating at 20% and 100% loads, with 85% efficiency at 50% load. Jou Jye have met and exceeded these efficiencies, considering it "82Plus". While there are many power supplies on the market with a Bronze rating, there is something the B620JL has that makes it different from many of the other units on the market. What could this relatively unknown company offer above the rest? Read on and find out, but we'll give you a hint: it involves two power supplies...

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on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 2:51pm

CM Silent Pro HybridThe Silent Pro Gold series being one of Cooler Master's best selling power supplies, which they now have decided to take it one step further. Entitled the Silent Pro Hybrid, the new series adds a feature that many will find to be pretty helpful when the load and heat begins to build up. A fan controller is thrown into the packaging to allow the user to dial in the desired speed of the cooling fan for the power supply. So, if noise becomes an issue while computing, simply knock it down a notch.

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on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 8:00am

OCZ ZS650The ZS series of power supplies from OCZ were just released this year. The series comes in three different wattage ratings of 550W, 650W and 750W. Today, we will be taking a closer look at the 650 watt model. The ZS 650 is a single 12 volt rail model that boasts an 85% efficiency rating. Lets see how well it stacks up against the other heavy hitters that have come across the test bench.

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on Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 8:00am

Enermax RevoMaxToday, we will take a look at another power supply from Enermax, the MaxRevo 1350W. This one is a behemoth as it boasts 1350 watts and 112 amps across six 12v rails. There is no hiding it as Enermax is gearing this unit towards the GPU-happy, storage-minded and dual-CPU having individual. Yes, the EMR1350EWT (true model name) is aimed at the individual that needs massive amount of power but also want it to be stable and reliable.

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on Monday, August 1, 2011 - 8:00am

Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800The Silent Pro 800 offers all the features and protection found in the big brother, just less wattage. One of the features that made the Silent Pro line a great seller in stores was it met the 80PLUS Gold standards. Call you say 90% efficiency rating? It’s all about going green and conserving energy these days. Added insurance is offered in the form of over and under protection which is a must have when looking for a quality and stable power supply.

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on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 12:00am

Thermaltake Grand 1200The Grand is a dual 12v rail unit that has an unprecedented 125A between the two of them. Meeting the requirement for having an 80PLUS Gold rating, the unit promises to be a winner when it comes to stability and the reliability which is ever present in Thermaltake products. Speaking of quality, Thermaltake is so confident in the Grand series that they are offering a very impressive 7 year warranty on them. Join us as we take a look at this behemoth of a power supply and see if it is worthy of your time and hard earned (or saved) money.

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on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 12:00am

Lepa b850-maToday's power supply sample is a beefy 850W model from the respectable LEPA brand called the B850-MA, which Melissa and Ecomaster were kind enough to send over to us. This is a high power, high performance modular power supply that has four 12v rails, all rated at least 20A in order to support multi-core processors and multiple-GPU rigs. You are not only guaranteed stable power but all the protections needed to safeguard your precious rig and boast an 82PLUS Bronze efficiency rating.