Category: PSU

GOLDEN FIELD ATX-S628 ATX PSU

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The Golden Field ATX-S628 is a standard ATX switching power supply for person computers. The ATX-S628 sells for about $30. Goldenfield uses two OEM’s, one is Huntkey and the other is Sunpro.  This PSU seems to be Huntkey. ATX 2.2 120mm Yate Loon D12SL-12 12V sleeve bearing fan automatic input power configuration ATX 2.x 20+4 connector Single …

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COOLERMASTER RS-460-PMSR-A3 PC POWER SUPPLY

The CoolerMaster RS-460-PMSR-A3 power supply is a basic low cost generic 400W ATX PSU, Its sold mostly into the repair and maintenance market. To make things worse for reviewers, there are four kinds of power supplies on the new eXtreme Power Plus series: the ones using an 80 mm fan on the rear of the …

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ALLIED AL-D500EXP 500W PC POWER SUPPLY

The Allied AL-D500EXP power supply is an ATX 2.0 power supply intended for the repair market for ATX class machines. This PSU is usually bundled with a low-end chassis. The PSU cannot come close to the claimed 500W power without failure. This suggests the brand is counterfeit. Allied is one of a number of different …

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OCZ 850W POWER SUPPLY

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The OCZ 850W power supply (OCZGXS850) is designed for handling dual video cards in an enthusiast class gaming machine. The OCZGXS850 is designed primarily for SLI system using a pair of 8800 GTX cards.  The PSU has 2 cables for video cards and it has enough connectors for cards that have 2 sockets on them. The …

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LEADMAN 8867 250W ATX POWER SUPPLY

The Leadman 8867 250W power supply is a basic ATX model sold mostly to OEM system builders. The ATX 1.03 design is best suited to Socket 7 and Slot 1 class machines. FEATURES 80 or 120 mm Fan Cooler and quieter operation Sleeved cables One (1) 16-inch 20+4-pin ATX power connector One (1) 16-inch 4/8-pin …

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LEADMAN 8867 350W ATX POWER SUPPLY

The Leadman 8867 350W ATX power supply is a basic low cost model aimed at the OEM market. Leadman is a relatively unknown brand outside Asia. This PSU is pretty basic ATX 1.03 compliant for Pentium and Pentium II machines. FEATURES 80 or 120 mm Fan Cooler and quieter operation Sleeved cables One (1) 16-inch …

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THE ATX PC POWER SUPPLY

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All too often the PC power supply is neglected. Remember the whole machine is dependent on the power supply. For that reason it’s foolish to buy a crappy power supply. We spent a lot of money on power supplies until we finally bought the Corsair TX850V2 which has delivered a level of quality far …

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NOTEBOOK POWER SUPPLIES

Notebook computers have been around since the 1980s and they have grown in popularity as prices fell. The problem with notebook computers is the power supply. The same problem exists for many other consumer electronics. See the EPA Energy Star. A good example is the Toshiba A70 desktop replacement laptop computer. The machine …

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OUR PSU TESTING & REVIEW

PC power supplies generally last several years so they qualify as durable goods. The EPA however recognized that a lot of power was being wasted with obsolete designs so they embarked on their Energy Star campaign. For background, see the page on the ATX power supply. PSU TESTER We use a low cost PSU …

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STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION

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One of the hidden costs in modern life is the growth in small wall mounted power supplies to power everything from telephones to answering machines. Everybody has boxes of old power adapters too, they have tended to accumulate over time. What is not realized is that most of these cheap adapters is they trend to …

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