This time I step back from the software end for a bit to focus on hardware again. For this weeks review, I will focus on a upgrade I am doing to my own computer, a power supply unit upgrade. I am upgrading from the Thermaltake Toughpower 700w (W0106-RU) to a Corsair Professional Series Gold 850w (AX850). This PSU is 80 Plus Gold certified, currently the most efficient class on the market.
I made the switch over a week ago now, and am posting the video, and have a few extras to add. First, the fan rarely kicks on. I have not done a whole lot of gaming lately, but will post when I do as to the noise level.
The cablels themselves are much better, longer, and seem more durable than the Thermaltake. As of this moment, I am sold on Corsair technology, and my next review will continue with it.
Antec Nine Hundred Case
Gigabyte GS-EX58-UD5 Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 CPU
Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler
12gb (3x4gb) Corsair Vengence Ram
EVGA GTX-275 Graphics Card
2x 500gb Western Digital Caviar Green (Raid 0)
4x 1.5tb Western Digital Caviar Green (2x Raid 1 array’s)
Asus Bluray Combo Drive (BC-08B1ST)
Sony DVD Burner IDE (Crap…next to replace)