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XFX adds a little flair to power supplies with 850W Black Edition

by Parm Mann on 3 June 2009, 11:30

Tags: XFX (HKG:1079)

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There's a minefield of PSUs to choice from, so if you're gonna join an already burgeoning market, you may as well do it with a touch of style.

That's what XFX is doing with its first-ever power supply unit, the 850W Black Edition. The unit, pictured below, looks about as good as a power supply can, and is rated at 88 per cent efficiency.

Inside, it's equipped with a single +12V rail and promises 850W of continuous power at 50┬░C. XFX is using all the usual goodies - including Japanese capacitors and solid polymer caps - and the 850W Black Edition is cooled by a 135mm ball bearing fan.

Modular connectors are used to help with cable management, and it'll support both NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFire setups. Mum's the word on pricing and availability, but it's a decent-looking solution. Looking further down the line, XFX tells us it'll be following up its 850W Black Edition with smaller capacity models - hinting at 450W and 550W solutions.

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single 12v rail seems a bit odd and the styling isnt for me really but it is nice to see something less generic looking :)
i wish i could some green fans like that for inside my PC.. that'd be ace :D
single 12v rail seems a bit odd

Some people prefer a single rail so that their components definately have enough power, others like multiple rails so power isnt wasted.

Personally I'm a big XFX fan and love their green/black styling. If this hits the right price point (i.e. cheaper than Corsair by 10%+) then I know where I'm getting my next PSUs from!
But XFX RMA is fail….
For some reason the octagon-hole makes me think of Robocop.. OCP, anyone? - Actually I'm pretty sure its just me.

Anyway, back on topic, I like the way it looks. Anything that is doesn't involve blue LEDs is a big + from me, as blue's been done to death already.

With that said, I wouldn't grab one myself, I don't do windows, so looks are nothing to me.