Legit Power Supply Reviews
XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review
|Date:||Wed, Dec 23, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Now, this step will most definitely void the warranty of any PSU. We take them apart so you don’t have to. With that being said, let’s start taking things apart.
Pulling the top cover off we can get a good look at the 135mm fan that cools the unit. The fan is mounted in a tray that is screwed to the main chassis. The fan is also wired in such a way that it can be replaced if needed.
With the fan out of the way we can get a look at the heat sinks and capacitors. All of the capacitors are high quality Nippon Chemi-Con. Those who are really into power supplies just "ah ha". For those of us who are not, what we are looking at is Seasonic M12D guts in an XFX wrapper. This same platform drives the PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910 as well. With this many names of big companies known for quality parts this should be one sturdy PSU.
Looking from the power cable side of the unit we can see all the PCB connections are nicely done and we can also see the 135mm fan plug. This allows for the fan to be replaced without having to do any wire cutting or soldering. Not that I have ever had one go bad in a PSU, but it's nice to have the option if needed.
Next Page - The Test System
Page 1 - The XFX Black Edition 850W PSU
Page 2 - Unboxing the Power Supply
Page 3 - A Closer Look
Page 4 - Moving Inside
Page 5 - The Test System
Page 6 - Results and Conclusion