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Review of Be Quiet!'s Dark Power Pro 10 vs. Power Cool X-Viper

In this review I will be looking at two 850w power supplies, one from the well-known company Be Quiet! and the other being the less well-known Power Cool. I will be comparing features to see how stable they are powering 2 x 680s in SLi and also just how quiet they are when under a heavy load. (more)

Corsair VS 450 Watt PSU Unboxing and Overview

Today we're taking a look at the VS 450 Watt power supply from Corsair (more)

Be Quiet - Shadow Rock Topflow CPU Cooler Unboxing and Overview

With small form factor builds becoming more and more popular let alone more powerful we need a smaller cooler that is capable of keeping even the highest of performance processors cool, enter the Shadow Rock Topflow from Be Quiet, small, compact, high performance and virtually silent. (more)

Be Quiet - Dark Rock 2 CPU Cooler Unboxing and Overview

When it comes to high efficiency cooling, super silent operation and hellishly good looks, you really don't have to look much further than Be Quiets range of awesome products. (more)

Be Quiet - Straight Power E9 680W PSU Unboxing and Overview

If you're looking for high quality, reliability, high efficiency and near silent operation you don't have to look much further than Be Quiet. The Straight Power E9 is a product that offers all of the above. (more)

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Cooler Master Launch New Range of Power Supplies

Cooler Master proudly announces V-series high Performance PSU's (more)

OCZ unveils new 750W & 850W Silencer MK III Power Supplies

OCZ Technology has announced two new power supplies making up the Silencer MKIII power supply range. With outputs of 750W and 850W the new range is aimed at gamers looking to power a high end gaming PC. (more)

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Power supplies (PSU) are often neglected when building a computer system. The power supply distributes the power to all the individual components within the PC, without it your PC would not run. The quality of components and technologies used to manufacture PSUs varies greatly. A poor quality power supply can greatly reduce the lifespan of your components, cause instability and even fail when overloaded. A high quality PSU will provide a more stable, more reliable system that will also produce less noise and heat. The higher quality power supplies will also operate more efficiently reducing your electricity bill and helping the environment. Remember not all power supplies are made equal. 

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Cooler Master B Series V2 (400W ) 80+ Efficiency Power Supply Unit with UK Cable

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GameMax GT-300W 300W TFX 80+ Bronze Power Supply

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Corsair CX500  Builder Series 500W PSU 80+
  • 4 Molex Connectors
  • 5 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Corsair   CCL Code: PSU0479
Mnfr Code: CP-9020047-UK

£55.28 inc VAT

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XFX ProSeries XXX Edition 750W Modular PSU
  • 5 Molex Connectors
  • 8 SATA Connectors
  • 4 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • Modular Cable System

Manufacturer: XFX   CCL Code: PSU0580
Mnfr Code: P1-750X-XXB9

£87.35 inc VAT

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Corsair RM550X 550W Modular PSU 80+ Gold
  • 4 Molex Connectors
  • 6 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Corsair   CCL Code: PSU0949
Mnfr Code: CP-9020090-UK

£87.75 inc VAT

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EVGA 850 GQ 850W Modular PSU 80+ Gold
  • 3 Molex Connectors
  • 9 SATA Connectors
  • 8 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 2 Floppy Connectors
  • Modular Cable System

Manufacturer: EVGA   CCL Code: PSU0968
Mnfr Code: 210-GQ-0850-V3

£122.95 inc VAT

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Kolink KL-400 400W PSU 80+ Bronze
  • 2 Molex Connectors
  • 3 SATA Connectors
  • 1 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Kolink   CCL Code: PSU0977
Mnfr Code: KL-400

£26.95 inc VAT

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Be Quiet! System Power 8 400W PSU 80+
  • 2 Molex Connectors
  • 5 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 0 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Be Quiet!   CCL Code: PSU0982
Mnfr Code: BN240

£43.13 inc VAT

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Cougar LX 500W Modular 80+ Bronze PSU
  • 3 Molex Connectors
  • 5 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 0 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Cougar   CCL Code: PSU1361
Mnfr Code: LX500

£54.91 inc VAT

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Corsair CX550M 550W Modular PSU 80+ Bronze
  • 3 Molex Connectors
  • 6 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Corsair   CCL Code: PSU1183
Mnfr Code: CP-9020102-UK

£64.34 inc VAT

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Be Quiet! Pure Power 9 500W Modular PSU 80+ Silver
  • 3 Molex Connectors
  • 6 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Be Quiet!   CCL Code: PSU1269
Mnfr Code: BN267

£64.77 inc VAT

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Thermaltake Smart SE 730W Modular PSU 80+ Bronze
  • 3 Molex Connectors
  • 6 SATA Connectors
  • 4 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Thermaltake   CCL Code: PSU0692
Mnfr Code: SPS-730MPCBEU

£66.11 inc VAT

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Be Quiet! Pure Power 9 600W Modular PSU 80+ Silver
  • 3 Molex Connectors
  • 6 SATA Connectors
  • 4 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Be Quiet!   CCL Code: PSU1270
Mnfr Code: BN268

£74.94 inc VAT

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Superflower Golden Green HX 650W PSU 80+ Gold
  • 5 Molex Connectors
  • 5 SATA Connectors
  • 1 PCI-E Connectors (6-Pin)
  • 0 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Superflower   CCL Code: PSU0846
Mnfr Code: SF-650P14XE (HX)

£81.30 inc VAT

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Corsair SF450 450W Modular PSU 80+ Gold
  • 4 Molex Connectors
  • 4 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 0 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Corsair   CCL Code: PSU1266
Mnfr Code: CP-9020104-UK

£84.25 inc VAT

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Seasonic Platinum Fanless Series 520W Modular PSU
  • 5 Molex Connectors
  • 6 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Seasonic   CCL Code: PSU0657
Mnfr Code: SS-520FL2

£138.45 inc VAT

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Corsair HXi Series 750W Modular PSU 80+ Platinum
  • 8 Molex Connectors
  • 12 SATA Connectors
  • 6 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 2 Floppy Connectors
  • Modular Cable System

Manufacturer: Corsair   CCL Code: PSU0729
Mnfr Code: CP-9020072-UK

£141.42 inc VAT

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Corsair AX860i 860W Modular PSU 80+ Platinum

Corsair AX860i 860W Modular PSU 80+ Platinum

Award Winning Digital Power Supply
  • 8 Molex Connectors
  • 12 SATA Connectors
  • 6 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 2 Floppy Connectors
  • Modular Cable System

Manufacturer: Corsair   CCL Code: PSU0530
Mnfr Code: CP-9020037-UK

£200.23 inc VAT

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CiT Micro 400W PSU
  • 4 Molex Connectors
  • 2 SATA Connectors
  • 0 PCI-E Connectors (None)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: CiT   CCL Code: PSU0174
Mnfr Code: PSUCIT400MICRO

£16.44 inc VAT

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Thermaltake TR2 S 500W 80+ PSU
  • 4 Molex Connectors
  • 5 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Thermaltake   CCL Code: PSU1150
Mnfr Code: PS-TRS-0500NPCWUK-2

£39.94 inc VAT

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Rosewill Glacier-500M 500W Modular PSU 80+ Bronze
  • 4 Molex Connectors
  • 5 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 1 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Rosewill   CCL Code: PSU0994
Mnfr Code: 17-182-376

£47.11 inc VAT

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Be Quiet! System Power 8 500W PSU 80+
  • 2 Molex Connectors
  • 6 SATA Connectors
  • 2 PCI-E Connectors (6+2-Pin)
  • 0 Floppy Connectors
  • 4 + 4-Pin CPU Power Connector

Manufacturer: Be Quiet!   CCL Code: PSU0983
Mnfr Code: BN241

£51.71 inc VAT

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Beginners Guide to Power Supplies

What is a Power Supply and why do I need one? Power supplies (PSU) are often neglected when building a computer system.  The power supply distributes the power to all the individual components within the PC, without it your PC would not run. Why is there a price difference between models with the same output? The quality of components and technologies used to manufacture PSUs varies greatly. A poor quality power supply can greatly reduce the lifespan of your components, cause instability and even fail when overloaded. A high quality PSU will provide a more stable, more reliable system that will also produce less noise and heat. The higher quality power supplies will also operate more efficiently reducing your electricity bill and helping the environment. Remember not all power supplies are made equal. What do the wattage ratings mean? The wattage rating on a power supply can be deceptive as it shows the combined wattage across all the rails (basically all the connectors on the PSU are added up for the total power output). With the increased demands by components, the total required output for the +12V line has become increasingly important. A power supply should ideally have at least 18A available on the +12V line. The actual load you will need to get the most out of your components will vary depending on your system specifications. What do power supply efficiency ratings and certifications mean? If a supply loses less than 20% of the total power consumed, then it is considered ‘efficient’.  Look for the ‘80Plus’ sticker on modern PSUs. The benefits of more efficient power supplies are lower electricity bills, less harm to the environment and also due to less energy being wasted as heat a cooler and quieter operating PC. There are four 80Plus levels:- - 80 PLUS Bronze: 81%+ efficient - 80 PLUS Silver: 85%+ efficient - 80 PLUS Gold: 88%+ efficient - 80 PLUS Platinum: 90%+ efficient What most people do not realise is the added benefit to a higher efficiency power supply is lower heat output. With less heat the fan on the PSU can keep temperature down  allowing for a...