The Korean manufacturer Zalman introduces two power supplies in its class HP PLUS, the ZM500-HP PLUS and ZM600-HP PLUS. 80Plus Bronze certified, they are characterized by a cooling system inspired by the original architecture of the CPU coolers.
For fanless unit X-400 is a bit unusual: no walls, as expected, perforated, but where’s the huge heat sink that forms the top cover? Without a doubt, Seasonic X-400 Fanless could surprise : externally it is more like a normal block, which forgot to put a fan than a model that could be given without the fan to four watts of power. However, he – can. Moreover, with the X-400 Fanless shows excellent electrical characteristics and features a fully modular cables, and enthusiasts who want to get extremely quiet power supply with a guaranteed blow through mesh top cover unit can be easily installed on a low-speed fan.
The appearance of the block is sufficient for typical fanless models mesh body, covered from top to a massive aluminum heatsink. Immediately we can notice that the radiator fins are frequent and low, and therefore the most favorable work for him – blowing weak air flow, for example, the case fans. Although in theory the fanless power supplies can operate without any air flow, at least one low-speed fan inside the computer is better to have – it will facilitate the operation and power supply and motherboard and hard drives.
Power Supply FSP Aurum and Aurum CM left a very ambiguous impression. On the one hand, it is clear that engineers, designers and marketers FSP Group have invested in them, if not the whole soul, then at least most of it – blocks of neat, handsome, beautifully decorated in terms of visual aesthetics, and the availability of useful information, they are made on the new platform, demonstrating excellent efficiency and other parameters are good … So, if you select the power supply from the way he looks, then Aurum are not exactly out of competition, but definitely in the top positions.
With the Thermaltake Toughpower models has been present for some time on the PSU market. The series is now completely revised and given the code “XT” as a sign of a high-quality, powerful and more efficient psu, a modular cable management and a large and quiet 140mm fan. This is automatically controlled and has a follow-up control. So it turns on for a time after the the computer is inactive to handle the rest of the heat from the housing.